Thursday, July 11
Free family movies: Hotel Transylvania is this week’s feature at Cityplace in West Palm Beach and other Muvico theater locations, as the free Summer Film Fest continues at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 15. Visit muvico.com/SummerFilmFest.aspx
Lisa Page Brooks in concert: Blonja Entertainment Management will present An Evening with Lisa, featuring the award-winning gospel recording artist, 7 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah SDA Church, 3340-50 N.W. 215th St., Miami Gardens. Admission is free. Call 305-454-6139.
Saturday, July 13
Celebrity Chef Embraces Girl Power: Celebrity Chef Carla Hall of Bravo’s Top Chef and The Chew fame, will visit South Florida for several fundraising events benefiting The Embrace Girls Foundation, Inc. which serves girls ages 4-14. Hall will appear at Gulfstream Park’s Summer Tea and Buffet Brunch, 12 p.m. at the Ten Palms Restaurant in Hallandale, and the Whole Foods Market in North Miami at 3 p.m., for a fun filled afternoon and the signing of Hall’s new book Cooking With Love. The event will be hosted by WPLG-Local 10 Anchor, Constance Jones. Visit embracegirlpower.org or email email@example.com
Street Beat: Culture Shock Miami will present its own show for the first time. Enjoy an explosion of urban rhythm and dance, 8 p.m. on the main stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay. Tickets are available to 13-22 year olds for $5 at cultureshockmiami.com, and to the general public for $10-$15 at smdcac.org. Call 786-573-5300.
Tafari Awards Luncheon: Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Lisa Davis will be honored for being an inspirational role model, along with other renowned women, noon – 2 p.m. at the Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Visit iamfemmefabulous.com/rsvp/tickets
Informational Community Seminar: Listen, learn, get questions answered and know your options about foreclosure, with attorney Roshawn Banks and the Barrett Group, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 4340 N.W. 36th St., Lauderdale Lakes. Call 954-747-1843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Class in Modern Dance: Join renowned liturgical dance school The McIntyre Institute for a master class, 2013 Production DVD Sneak Peek Party and pre-order pickup, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Don Shula Hotel, 6842 Main St., Miami Lakes. Registration for DVD Party by July 8. Registration for master class is $26 and must be completed by July 10. Class time varies based on age. Call 954-345-3939 or visit mcintyreinstitute.com
Women’s Outreach Forum: All adult women are invited to join Sistah to Sistah Connection for A Mary’s Heart in a Martha’s World, 10 a.m. at El Palacio Sports Hotel and Conference Center, 21485 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. A lunch fellowship will follow at Bahamas Breeze. Call 954-430-0544.
Super Saturday: Families touched by cancer are invited to join the Gilda’s Club of South Florida as they discuss life after cancer, look back at the journey and forwards to the future. This month’s topic is After the Storm with featured guest, Paula Holland DeLong, author of What’s Next for my Life? Admission is free. To RSVP, call Nathalie at 954-763-6776 or email email@example.com
Wolmer’s Alumni Association Annual Banquet: The South Florida Chapter invites you to enjoy guest speaker the Hon. Douglas Orane, executive chairman of Grace Kennedy Jamaica Limited; music by DJ Mark Swaby, cocktails and dinner 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel Plantation, 1230 S. Pine Island Rd. Call 954-472-2252 or visit wolmersoutfla.org
Tuesday, July 16
Hemingway Days: Join the 33rd annual celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle, July 16-21, featuring literary readings, a theatrical premiere, a short story competition, a fishing tournament, a Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a pre-birthday “party” commemorating the icon’s July 21 birthday. Call 305-296-2388 for look-alikes and 305-294-0320 for literary.
Thursday, July 18
Positively Africa Children’s Program: Kids are invited to come learn about African music and culture at 2:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue. Visit delraylibrary.org.
Friday, July 19
Young at Art Teen Comic Convention: Calling all cartoon enthusiasts, video gamers and superheroes. Young At Art Museum presents the seventh annual Young At Art Teen Comic Convention from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 751 S.W. 121 Ave. in Davie. Local teen artists will display and sell their colorful, animated artwork, including six tweens from YAA’s summer cartoon camp. Event activities include: an Anime Gaming Experience; Quick Draw Contest; Cosplay Costume Contest; display by Tate’s Comics, Inc.; Superhero and cartoon workshops; animated short screenings and more. Admission is $13 per person; $12 for seniors and children over age one. Call 954-424-0085 or visit youngatartmuseum.org
Saturday, July 20
Desmond Howard Football Clinic: DIBIA Athletic Development will host the first annual Desmond Howard Football Clinic featuring the former Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP to cultivate the next generation of athletes. Howard joined forces with Brandon Okpalobi, CEO of DIBIA, to host an inclusive football camp for South Florida youth ages 6 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ransom Everglades School, 3575 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Admission is $50. Visit dibiaathletic.com
The Women’s Circle: The 501c(3) nonprofit organization, at 12 S.E. Fourth St. in Boynton Beach, dedicated to helping lower income women achieve financial stability, offers classes ranging from English and literacy, to computer training and typing, to sewing and knitting, all services free of charge. Call 561-244-7627 or visit womenscircle.org
Portraits by Caribbean Artists: Through July, the museum/gallery of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, will host works by local artists Phillip Curtis, Shernett Muhammad, Melissa Aldana and Courtney Henderson. Call 954-357-5950.