calendar.jpgThursday, June 13

Key West Africana Festival: Explore music, art and Key West’s Afro-Caribbean culture during a three-day destination retreat focusing on thought, culture and wellness.

The festival will integrate Bahama Village, the island’s African Refugee cemetery; the historic Henrietta Marie salvaged slave ship and scholarly discussions at the Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval St., Key West. Registration $100. Contact Chris Norwood at

Friday, June 14

5000 Role Models: Join Congresswoman Frederica Wilson to kick off the yearlong activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton in Downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Contact Tammy Reed or Katrina Wilson-Davis at 305-995-2451 ext. 2.

Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration: Caribbean-American Heritage through music, dance, poetry and a Kidz Zone at the Culture in the Night Concert Series, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Shirley Branca Park, 6900 Miramar Parkway. This free family event will include performances by reggae star Glen Washington, Code Red Band, Latin music by Laura Viva & Remix, Caribbean Music Farm, Gospel singer Audley Rollen, Silver Stars USA Steel Orchestra, Body Nation Dancers, comedian Rohan Gunter, Poet Damali Adele Ife, Shleu Shleu- Haitian Band, Kali Akeylah and DJ Trooklyn. There will be food and novelties available for purchase. Bring your blankets, chairs, cameras and wear your colors. Call 954-602-3319 or visit

Do Right Dads Conference: Calling all fathers June 14-16 for a weekend including powerful workshops, a celebrity fatherhood luncheon panel, an empowerment expo, health screenings, book signings, a pink and black ball and more. Call 786-299-2792 or visit

Saturday, June 15

Palm Beach Carnival: Join Assassin performing live for the sixth annual festivities including a parade of bands, great food, Mardi Gras, Mas band competition and more, 1 p.m. at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. Call 561-201-0611 or visit

Anancy Festival: Join a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean, 12 – 5 p.m. at South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean and the African Diaspora. Email Andrea Shaw at or Xavier Murphy at

Second Annual Cooler Mania:  On Father’s Day weekend enjoy Trinidadian soca band KES, Dorenzo, House Arrest and Friends Performing live at 10 p.m. at Vero’s By the Bay, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Visit

Shebada in ‘Krosses’: Sunshine Theatre Company presents the comedic genius of Shebada in Micheal Denton’s Krosses: What a Piece A Mix Up, 8 p.m. at Flanagan High School, 12800 Taft St., Pembroke Pines. Tickets $45 – $ 50; $5 more at the door. Visit or call 786-237-5493.

Preventing or Stopping Foreclosure
: Lawyers from Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Service of Broward County present a workshop on preventing and rescuing your home from foreclosure, 1 p.m. at the West Regional
Library, Room 230, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation. If you are under 60, call 954-736-2578. If you are 60 and over, call 954-736-2450.

Pillars Awards
: Miami-Dade County’s Black Advisory Board presents their 13th annual signature event including the Young Pillars Scholarship Presentation,
Silent Auction and Brunch, 11:30 a.m. at the Courtyard Marriott,
2649 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Cost $40. Call 305-375-4606.

First Time Homebuyer Workshop
: The Broward/Fort Lauderdale branch of the NAACP presents this free informative session from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mizell Center. Come learn about down payment assistance, credit restoration and choosing the right home. Call 954-377-9323.
Green and Black Affair: Women come in green and men in black to this fun fundraiser with music by Stone Love, Renaissance, Supa Sound and Daddy Al (Road Block), 10 p.m. at KARU, 1000 SR 84 in Fort Lauderdale. Proceeds benefit the Calabar High School Football Program.

Sunday, June 16

Shebada in ‘Krosses’: Sunshine Theatre Company presents the comedic genius of Shebada in Micheal Denton’s Krosses: What a Piece A Mix Up, 5 and 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Tickets $45 – $ 50; $5 more at the door. Visit or call 786-237-5493.

Wednesday, June 19

American Black Film Festival
: Film Life presents its 17th annual
festival dedicated to showcasing black film and celebrating the artists behind it. Experience a weekend of great films, priceless learning and fun-filled parties, June 19-23 on Miami Beach. Call 646-375-2144 or visit
National Cancer Survivor Month Workshops: June is survivor month and Gilda’s Club of South Florida is inviting survivors to share where you are today, inspire others or be re-inspired, 5:30 p.m. at their headquarters, 119 Rose Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Two special sessions open to the public. Call 954-763-6776 or email

Freedom Flight Eat, Compete & Fly Competition
: In honor of Juneteenth, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is hosting a celebration of freedom and the joy of living, that involves kite making, a showcase of local talents, a watermelon eating competition and more, 2 p.m. at the library, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-347-6210.

Juneteenth Social: Celebrate Blacks’ Emancipation in America, 6 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-322-8828.

Thursday, June 20

4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: The Spady Museum invites all to celebrate with them and enjoy food and drinks, music and raffle prizes, 6 p.m. at Crane’s Beach House, 82 Gleason St., Delray Beach. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at door. Call 561-279-8883 or visit

Friday, June 21

Folklife Friday in the Village: Enjoy live entertainment from Maryell Epps, Piccalo and other artists, tasty cultural cuisine, arts and crafts and more, 4 – 9 p.m. at Ninth Street Pedestrian Mall, Northwest Second Avenue and Ninth Street in Overtown. Call 305-576-5101.