martin-luther-king-3-web.jpgThursday, Jan. 10

Cannonball Jazz Series: Hear the smooth sounds of jazz featuring Alana Da Costa, 7-9 p.m. in Walker Auditorium at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-322-8828 or email ligia.l.trask@browardschools.com

Friday, Jan. 11

All New People Stage Play: Zach Braff, the writer, director and lead of the hit film Garden State and star of the long-running TV comedy Scrubs takes a fresh look at unexpected and accidental friendships that arise in life’s most trying moments in this hilarious theatrical production, through Jan. 27 in the Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets $40 and $45. Visit arshtcenter.org or call 305-949-6722.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Conscious Discipline Open House: Learn about this comprehensive social-emotional and classroom management program that uses everyday life events to teach children and adults self-control,
conflict resolution, character development and social skills, 9:45 a.m. at Life Pointe Church, Homestead. RSVP at 305-393-6413 or visit aNew
WaywithConsciousDiscipline.com/Events

Family Fest Rhythms of Africa: Third World’s founding percussionist, Willie Stewart, presents his specially selected youth ensemble in a performance of Rhythms of Africa / Music Around the World, a musical journey. Outdoor activities on the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; special performance 1:30 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. Admission free, parking $5 in Lot C. Visit arshtcenter.org or call 305-949-6722.

One Night in Frogtown: The musical storybook adapted for the stage teaches children about cultural diversity, 11:30 a.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. on Red Road, Miramar. Using classical, jazz, blues and hip-hop music, a saxophone playing tadpole finds making friends can be harder than making music when he sets out to jam with the big frogs. One hour before show time the new Miramar mascot bookworm will visit with children and families as they enjoy art activities, face painting and story time. Tickets $15. Visit miramarculturalcenter.org

Monday, Jan. 14

Young Songwriters Showcase: Chrystal Hartigan presents local, national and international songwriters ages 13-17 “in the round” style, 7:30 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, downtown Fort Lauderdale. Cover is $10, payable at door only. Call 954-462-0222 or visit browardcenter.org

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Aventura Foreign Film Series: The cinematic fun continues with the third feature film, The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner, 7 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 N.E. 188 St., Aventura. Tickets $10. Call 1-877-311-7469 or visit AventuraCenter.org

Saturday, Jan. 19

Botanica: Prepare to be dazzled by the upcoming production by MOMIX, the acclaimed troupe of contemporary dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton, 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay. Tickets range $30-$10. Special $5 Cultureshockmiami.com tickets are available for ages 13-22. Visit smdcac.org or call the box office at 786-573-5300.

Sandy Patti Live in Concert: Join the celebrated opera singer for “An Evening of Praise and Thanksgiving,” 7:30 p.m. at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. Tickets $30 to $40 available at the auditorium, Ticket Master and Slashers Printing Centers. Call 305-547-5414.

Sunday, Jan. 20

2013 Cool Wheels Car Show: Youth Automotive Training Center invites spectators to enjoy music and cuisine from local food trucks, while viewing a diverse variety of cars, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park Shelter #10, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach. Admission free. To register your cool car visit yatc.org

Ongoing:

Free FCAT Tutoring: For the second year, the Teen Advisory Board at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave., will offer free FCAT tutoring through March for all children in Grades 3, 4 and 5. Prior registration required. Visit delraylibrary.org

Volunteers and Donors Needed: Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) are calling for volunteers and donated supplies to transform several city blocks in Liberty City into a showcase for the future of the Miami neighborhood. At 8 a.m. on Jan. 21, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and a national holiday dedicated to community service, MCI staff, volunteers and neighborhood residents will begin “Building a Future, Block by Block” by transforming Northwest 60th Street from 17th to 19th avenues, beginning at Charles R. Drew Middle, 1775 N.W. 60th St., Miami. Contact Luisana Cavallo at 305-636-2245 or visit miamichildrensinitiative.org/blockbyblock.shtml