shakespear-miami-web.jpgFriday, Jan. 4

Shakespeare in the Park: Shakespeare Miami presents Twelfth Night, a hilarious comedy about a shipwreck, lovers, servants, set in the Roaring 20’s, featuring live jazz, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. through Saturday at ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Admission free. Visit

SENSERE 10-Year Reunion Concert: Past and present members of the soul-infused SENSERE Gospel group unite on stage with Urban Mystic, Bishop J and R Jay, 6:30 p.m. at Upper Room Ministries (formerly known as Cooper Temple), 3800 N.W. 199 St. Admission free.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Parent’s Time Out: America’s Got Talent runner-up comedian Tom Cotter pokes fun at the outrageous challenges of parenthood with Kerri Louise as they take the stage, 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. on Red Road in Miramar. Cotter and Louise are a married comedy team who use hilarious relatable real life situations such as raising their three sons in their routine. Tickets $30. Visit

Sunday, Jan. 6

Amal & The Night Visitors: Orchestra Miami presents the classic at 2 p.m. in English with Spanish subtitles, and 4 p.m. in Spanish with English subtitles, at Teato Trail, 3715 S.W. Eighth Street, Coral Gables. Tickets $25 – $40. Call 305- 274-2103.

Sunday Jazz Brunch: Kick off the new year from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the New River in Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. The free monthly event welcomes music fans, picnic partiers and well behaved, leashed pets.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Cannonball Jazz Series: Hear the smooth sounds of Alana Da Costa, 7-9 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum in Walker Auditorium, 1009 N.W. Fourth St, Fort Lauderdale. Call Ligia Trask at 754-322-8828 or email

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. The play will show Jan 11-27 in the Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Tickets are $40 & $45. Visit or call 305-949-6722.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Spring Open Houses: Learn about hundreds of educational and career opportunities at each of MDC’s eight campuses and outreach center from Jan. 12 – 29. The Open Houses will provide information about training for hot jobs, financial aid, scholarships and admissions, campus facilities and much more. In addition, each campus will award a scholarship for in-state tuition, books or fees at the events. Free and open to everyone. Call 305-237-8888 or visit

One Night in Frogtown: The musical storybook by Philip Pelletier will teach children about cultural diversity when it is adapted for the stage at 11:30 a.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place on Red Road in 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 Miramar mascot bookworm will visit with children and families as they enjoy art activities, face painting and story time. Tickets are $15. Visit

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Rise to the Challenge!: The Haitian-American Solidarity Center in collaboration with the Glades Community Organization invites the public to a Community Working Group Strategy Meeting, 2 p.m. at 366 S. Main St., Belle Glade. Please RSVP by Jan. 10 to 561-317-3486, 561-502-8968 or email

Sunday, Jan. 20

Reggae World Unity Concert: Featuring Beenie Man, Kymani Marley, Mr. Vegas, Baby Cham, Lady Saw, Christopher Martin, HonoRebel. Elephant Man and more, at Grand Central Park, 700 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 954-338-4608 or visit

Monday, Jan. 21

Building a Future, Block by Block: Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and the Miami Children’s Initiative are calling for volunteers and donated supplies to help 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 by transforming Northwest 60th Street from Seventeenth to Nineteenth Avenues, beginning at Charles R. Drew Middle, 1775 N.W. 60th Street, Miami. Contact Luisana Cavallo at 305-636-2245 or visit

Palm Beach Poetry Festival: The ninth annual event returns to the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square through Jan. 26 featuring America’s most gifted poets. Ticket prices adults $15, seniors $12 and students $10; group rates available. Visit