emilio_benitez_2.jpgThursday, Jan. 31

ChildNet Networking Mixer: The Circle of Supporters hosts the 6 – 8 p.m. “friend-raiser” at the Blue Martini Lounge at the Galleria Mall, 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Admission, $25, benefits children in the foster care system. Contact 954-414-6000 ext. 8036 or email ewynter@childnet.us

Thursday, Jan. 31

ChildNet Networking Mixer: The Circle of Supporters hosts the 6 – 8 p.m. “friend-raiser” at the Blue Martini Lounge at the Galleria Mall, 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Admission, $25, benefits children in the foster care system. Contact 954-414-6000 ext. 8036 or email ewynter@childnet.us

Friday, Feb. 1

Live! The Realest MC: Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts presents renowned choreographer and dancer Kyle Abraham and his extraordinary company, Abraham.In.Motion, in their South Florida premier, 8 p.m., and again Feb. 2, at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Tickets $25 for the general public, $10 for MDC students who show valid identification. Call 305-237-3010 or visit mdclivearts.org

Bak Annual Dance Concert: Bak Middle School dance majors will perform ballet, modern, jazz, and tap works created for them by the Bak dance faculty at 7 p.m., and February 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Bak Mainstage Theatre, 1725 Echo Lake Dr., West Palm Beach. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for students at seatyourself.biz. Contact 561-882-3846 or Martha.satinoff@palmbeachschools.org

No Bullies Allowed: The delightful performance incorporating anti-bullying lessons and solution-oriented messages into famous fairy tales comes to the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets $6, $5.50 for groups of 10 or more, $3 lap seats available for infants 12 months and under. Visit browardcenter.org

Saturday, Feb. 2

Miss Lou Festival: Join the Jamaican Folk Revue for the Sixth Annual Louise Bennett-Coverly Reading Festival, 2 p.m. at the Performing Cultural Arts Center at Broward College South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Bldg 68-B,
Pembroke Pines. Visit iamjamaica.org

Story Pirates: Local students are the playwrights of the hilarious and interactive final show in the Family Theater Series, 11 a.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. on Red Road in Miramar. Tickets $15. Visit miramarculturalcenter.org

Barbershop Harmony Salutes Disney: The Sunrise Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will perform a cappella your favorite songs from Disney’s most beloved films of all time 2 and 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $15. Visit browardcenter.org

Educational Re-Engagement Fair: With the theme, “It’s Not Too Late To Graduate,” the Broward County Public Schools hosts an ongoing effort to help individuals who left high school before earning a diploma achieve this goal, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at McFatter Technical Center, 6500 Nova Dr., Davie. Call 754-321-2461.

Sunday, Feb. 3

SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch:
One of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular community events welcomes music fans, picnic partiers and Sunday strollers to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit browardcenter.org

World Building to Create a Sizzling Setting for Your Novel: Award-winning author Nancy J. Cohen will include a discussion of setting details plus how to make scenes come alive for readers, 2 p.m. at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Free and open to the public. Visit delraylibrary.org

Monday, Feb. 4

Old School Funk Party with War and The Family Stone: A party you will never forget, 8 p.m. in the Dreyfoos Concert Hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets from $25. Visit kravis.org


Thursday, Feb. 7

International Believers Conference: Register now to join Bishop Henry Fernandez as he hosts Bishop TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Vicki Yohe and Charles Jenkins for a powerful time of worship, Feb. 7 – 8 at the Faith Center Ministries, 5555 N.W. 95th Ave., Sunrise. Admission $25 before Jan. 31, $30 after. Call 954-742-7832 or visit joinibc.com

Saturday, Feb. 9

Harlem Gospel Choir: With some of the finest singers and musicians from various churches in Harlem, N.Y., the group will perform at 8 p.m. as part of the Signature Series at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. on Red Road in Miramar, in its mission for a more peaceful world and to promote a better understanding of African-American culture and gospel music as it relates to the Black Church. Tickets $35, $40 and $45 with subscription packages available. Visit miramarculturalcenter.org

Unmasking Traditional Untruths about Tithing: Byron J. Shorter, a teaching elder with the Pillar of Truth Evangelistic Association (formerly Pillar of Truth Church), will talk about his book that debunks myths and teaches what the Bible truly states about the concept of tithing, 2 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-2810.

The Spencers Theatre of Illusion: The modern-day Houdini’s return to the stage, combining breathtaking illusions, high-tech theatrical imagery, dramatic lighting, special effects, stunning scenery, music and pure stage magic, 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $25.50 and $35.50. Call 954-462-0222.

Ongoing:

Coffee Talk: With Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor and special guests, 8 a.m. every Sunday morning on 960 AM, and 95.9 and 106.9 FM.

Laffing Matterz: Enjoy dinner theater with topical satire Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and selected Sundays throughout the season at 4:30 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Admission $59 and $65 includes the show and dinner; appetizers, desserts and alcoholic beverages billed separately. Visit browardcenter.org