calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, June 27

‘Opa-locka, Mirage City’:
Miami Dade College’s School of Architecture will present the opening reception for an exhibition that will include original documents, drawings and architectural models of the city, 6 p.m. at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., downtown Miami. For other information and ticket prices visit or call 305-375-1492.

‘Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend’: Join Hot 105’s Tanto Irie of Reggae Runnins for a free screening of a film highlighting lost footage from Marley’s early career in the 1970s and charting his rise to international stardom, 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., on Red Road.  Immediately after the screening, join actress/producer/filmmaker Esther Anderson and High Chief Nathaniel B. Styles Jr. for a Q&A about the film and the legendary music icon. Limit one voucher per person, each voucher redeemable for four tickets, distributed at the box office beginning at 5 p.m. on first-come, first-served basis. Visit or call 954-602-4500.

Black Business Plan Writing Contest: Finalists provided opportunity to present business plans and ideas to South Florida area investors, small business owners and venture capitalists. Winners announced in July at the National Black Chamber of Commerce Convention in West Palm Beach. Entries being received through June 30. Visit

Artists in Schools Grant: The Florida Keys Council of the Arts invites artists and teachers to apply to bring innovative arts into the classroom for grades pre-K-12 at all Monroe County schools.  Deadline Sunday, June 30. Visit

MDCPS Disparity Study: Miami-Dade County Public Schools is conducting a Disparity Study and invites all interested parties to a public forum, 6 p.m. at the Miami Carol City Senior High School auditorium, 3301 N.W. 183rd St., Miami Gardens. The study will review the utilization of Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) for the Miami-Dade County Public School District. Contact Marisol Marin at 305-995-1353 or

Free Help with Tax Problems: Legal Services of Greater Miami will provide advice, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the United Way Center for Financial Stability, 11500 N.W. 12th Ave., Miami. To schedule an appointment call 305-567-0080.

Friday, June 28

Black Professionals Mixer: Join South Florida’s Black Professionals for a networking happy hour, 4-8 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale’s premier waterfront restaurant, Bimini Boatyard Bar and Grill, 1555 S.E. 17th St., Fort Lauderdale.

UM Celebrity Dolphin Tournament: Join Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis and fish with some of your favorite former “Cane All-Stars” at the third annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament, June 28-29 at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, 84001 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada. Entry fee $550 for up to four-angler teams, $100 per additional angler. Proceeds help benefit Upper Keys Habitat for Humanity, UMSHOF and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Call KC Jones at 305-925-3660 or email

Up Close and Personal with Avery Sommers:
Join an icon of musical theater for a night of great music, 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Art, One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, and 10 a.m. – noon the following morning for a Conversation with Avery Sommers. Tickets $60 general admission and $85 for the Salon Package which includes the interactive concert, a champagne reception with the artist and master class. Visit, call 954-262-0249 or e-mail

Summer Body Ladies Walk Out:
Hosted by Goddafi & DJ Charger at Top Hop Garden, 4338 N. State Rd. 7, Lauderdale Lakes. Call 772-204-1999.

Let’s Do Business Florida: 2013 summit, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale. No cost to women-minority-veteran businesses and nonprofits; hotel room rates reduced. Visit

Saturday, June 29

Great Gatsby Night: Drink specials, music, raffles and costume contest with prizes for best dressed, 8 – 10 p.m. at Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub, 1921 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Admission $10 will help benefit the Gilda’s Club of South Florida. Call 954-763-6776.

Wednesday, July 3

King Stur Gav Sound: In concert featuring the Legends, at the Box Expo Center, 2223 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Admission $25 before 11:30 p.m. For ticket outlets call 561-632-8756, 561-449-6962.

First Wednesdays Black Alumni Social: South Florida’s HBCU Alumni Alliance presents a 40 Under 40 Edition HBCU/Greek Alumni Networking and Cosmopolitan Social, 6-10 p.m. at the Bar Louie at the Shops of Midtown, 3201 N. Miami Ave., Suite 106, Miami. Email

Thursday, July 4

See 4th of July 2013 Celebration Best Bets Page 4C

Friday, July 5

Solange in Concert:
Beyonce’s singer-songwriter little sister and her 12-piece band, 8:30 p.m.  at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Visit

First Fridays: South Florida’s premier monthly party and social event presents The Party Zone with Gavin T and Mark Swaby and The Island Lounge with Dutty Dex, 10 p.m. at Grand Palms Resort, 110 Grand Palms Dr., Pembroke Pines.


Priscilla Taylor Coffee Talk
: Call toll-free at 1-877-960-9960 and join the Palm Beach County commissioner from 8 – 9 a.m. Sunday mornings on 95.9 FM, 960 AM and 106.9 FM.

Feed the Homeless:
S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed the homeless in the City of Overtown every first Saturday of each month from 2-4 p.m. between 14-15 Street and 1st Ave.  S.E.E.K., Inc. is a not for profit organization serving youth of diverse backgrounds by providing public services that promote self-advocacy skills, strategic thinking skills, and community involvement to become lifelong problem solvers. Email seekingempowerment@gmail.