AIDA: The Knightingales choir of Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School will present Sir Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. This contemporary musical is a modern adaptation of the classic tale of a timeless love between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. Tickets are $7 and available at the door 30-minutes prior to show time. Aida will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24 through Saturday, March 26, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27 at the school, 4949 NE Second Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-751-8367 or visit www.acnd.net.
Relay for Life: The city of Hollywood is joining hundreds of communities across the country in preparing for the American Cancer Society’s 2011 Relay for Life. The local relay will take place March 25-26 at the Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and will feature the second annual 5K Walk/Run. “For More Birthdays” will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information on other fundraising activities leading up to the rally, visit www.relayforlife.org/hollywoodfl. For more information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay for Life, call Lauren Welch at the American Cancer Society, 954-200-7532, or log on to www.relayforlife.org.
Saturday, March 26
City Year Miami Red Jacket Ball: Join corporate and community leaders during City Year Miami’s annual Red Jacket Ball at the Ritz-Carlton on South Beach. Proceeds will allow City Year to expand its program reach for the 2011-2012 school year. For more information on prices, City Year Miami and the Red Jacket Ball, call Lee Grever, development director, City Year Miami, 786-406-7902, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jabberwock: The Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents Jabberwock Celebrates Michael Jackson, King of Pop at 3 p.m. at Miami Jackson Senior High, 1751 NW 36th St. in Miami. The annual fundraiser showcases youth talents and provides scholarships where over $10,000 is awarded annually to local graduating female students possessing outstanding academic achievement.
Sunday, March 27
7th Annual Deering Seafood Festival: From 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., the historic Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Cutler Bay, will be transformed into a magical island with calypso rhythms, colorfully costumed dancers and fresh fish and seafood. The family-friendly celebration will open to the sounds of steel pans and stilt walkers greeting guests. A kids zone and live entertainment will also be included. Admission tickets include park entrance and entertainment. Adults are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children 4-14 are $5. Deering Estate Foundation Members are free. For more information, call 305-235-1668 ext. 263 or visit www.deeringseafoodfestival.org. Proceeds will benefit the Deering Estate Foundation.
Wednesday, March 30
Women’s International Film Festival: The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival will be held from Wednesday, March 30 through Sunday, April 3. A diverse selection of more than 50 films from more than 25 countries will be screened. In addition, the festival will offer workshops with Jo Marie Payton from the 1990’s sitcom Family Matters and Gregory Allen Howard, writer of Remember the Titans starring Denzel Washington, and Ali starring Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Panel discussions, a fashion show and luncheons will also be held throughout the festival. Ticket prices range from $15-$65 per day. For more information, including screening times and locations, visit www.womensfilmfest.com.