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Thursday, 06.23
Networking with A Purpose: The Footprints Foundation presents this new happy hour to benefit the women of the Congo from 6 p.m. to midnight at Crescendos Piano Bar, 113 Lincoln Rd. For more information, call 305-573-8423.

Hurricane Season 2011: Come to the Broward County Emergency Operations Center for a special workshop. For more information, call the Broward County Office of Public Communications at 954-357-6990.

Friday, 06.24

Carlos Varela and His Band: The lively group will return to South Florida at 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center,
2400 Civic Center Pl. Tickets range from $34 to $68. For more information, call 954-602-4500 or visit

Pamper Me Pinkk: Join Mahaqni SL at 6 p.m. for another edition of the new, upscale and intimate beauty lounge at the Marquis Luxury Resort, 1100 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. For more information and service prices, contact Bomb Nation at 786-290-5313.

Saturday, 06.25

Financial Fitness Bootcamp: The City of Miami Gardens invites you to join finance expert Yolanda English from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall, 1515 NW 167th St., Building 5 Chamber Room. For more information or to register, call 305-831-5692.

Micro Credit Workshop & Business Plan Clinic: Broward Cultural Division and the South Florida Regional Planning Council will offer an informational clinic and workshop to assist applicants from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, contact James Shermer at 954-357-7502.

Cabaret Concert Series: The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 77th Ave., kicks off eclectic and world music artists in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House Ballroom with bassist Kirk Green. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. and the main gate opens at 7 p.m. Single tickets are $20 or $55 for the three-concert series. To purchase tickets, call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Thursday, 06.30

Upcoming Shows at Broward Center: The Broward Center and City Theatre present Summer Shorts with Jai Rodriguez in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort
Lauderdale. Tickets are $45. Camp Kappawanna is $25 and Dirty Little Secrets is $25. For more
information or to purchase tickets, call 954-462-0222.


Home Play: This month the M Ensemble presents a production written by Samm-Art Williams at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St. For more information, visit

Visible Photo Collection: Come to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., for Gene Hyde’s photos depicting African-American Life in Fort Lauderdale during the 1950s and 60s. For more information, call 954-625-2800.

Barrett Green Foundation Comedy Night: Join the foundation on June 29 at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Club at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale for a night of laughs to benefit the at-risk youth programs of
the foundation. Admission is $25 and $50 for VIP with pre-show. For more information, visit

Summer Shorts:
The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, presents a series of funny, 5 to 20 minute plays starring Jai Rodriguez throughout the summer. For more information and show times, call 305-949-6722.

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