big_easy_web.jpgThursday, June 21

Harlem Globetrotters’ Summer Skills Clinic: Kids in Miami will get a chance to be coached by Harlem Globetrotter Big Easy Lofton at a clinic held June 21-22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 24 Hour Fitness, 9919 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.  Clinics are $59 per session. Visit  
Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays: Attend the South Florida premiere of this unique production through Sunday, June 24 in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center of Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Show times are: 7:30 p.m. on June 21 and 22, 7 and 10 p.m. on June 23 and 3 p.m. on June 24. Tickets $35-$45. Call 954-462-0222 or visit

Miami Marlins Charity Partner Weekend: The baseball team and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade host fun-filled events including a game pitting the Miami Marlins against the Toronto Blue Jays, giveaways, pre-game entertainment, post-game concerts on the West Plaza, Diamond Dash and much more through June 24 at Marlins Park. Visit

Networking Social for Black Professionals: Broward’s Black Professionals invites you to network with them, 6-9:30 p.m. at Off the Traxx Restaurant and Lounge, 1595 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. Admission $7 at the door.

Sunday, June 24

Ebony Chorale’s Daniel Cochran: The noted tenor performs during the Salute to the Spirit of America concert at Florida Atlantic University’s Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Rd., on the Boca Raton campus. Tickets from $18 to $40. Call 800-564-9539 or visit

Tuesday, June 26

Women’s Health Fair: Genesis Community Health will host a health fair focused solely on women’s healthcare concerns, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 564 E. Woolbright Rd., Boynton Beach. Visit

Wednesday, June 27
Commission for Women Meeting:
The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women is holding its next meeting and public forum, 6-8 p.m. at the Aventura Community Recreation Center, 3375 N.E. 188 St., Classroom 1A and B in Aventura. Call 305-375-4967 or email

Thursday, June 28

Black Generations Reception: The Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami will host its first annual Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future reception, 5-7:30 p.m. at Kovens Conference Center Rooftop of Florida International University North Campus, 3000 N.E. 151st St., Miami. Visit

Art on the Boulevard: The nonprofit Youth Power Movement continues its “Pull Your Pants Up” campaign for the youths in the community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, teachers and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life, 7-10 p.m. at the courtyard of the City Loft Art gallery, 2200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets $50 in advance, $75 on location; visit or call 305-469-8092.

Saturday, June 30

Cricket Series: Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11th Place in Lauderhill, is the venue for the Digicel 2012 West Indies vs. New Zealand games with two historic Twenty20 matches June 30 and July 1 expected to draw thousands of spectators from around the world. Email


Personal & Bereavement Support: Set Free Ministries through Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Church, Inc. offers personal, bereavement  support to all bereaved families, significant others, and friends whether the death is recent or in the past. Contact Elder George Gibson at 786-488-2108.

Saturday Afternoon Matinees: Each Saturday in June beginning at 1 p.m., the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, will showcase such films as Carmen Jones, Hallelujah, The Big Sleep, Emperor Jones and That’s Black Entertainment. Call 954-357-6282.

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