calendar_new__web.jpgThursday, May 1

Free First Thursdays at PAMM: In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in collaboration with Rhythm Foundation, presents a free performance the legendary Haitian kompa group the Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars from 6-9 p.m., at the museum, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The night also kicks off the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Miami Museum Month.  Admission to the museum and the special event by the bay is free. Call 305-375-3000.

Friday, May 2

Open House Showcase of Available Programs: Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS,) will allow prospective students to meet with NSU’s knowledgeable and accomplished faculty and staff. Interested students are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about NSU’s master’s and doctoral programs, explore graduate financial aid options and hear about current trends in your field of interest – all while enjoying complimentary refreshments at 6 p.m., at Maltz Psychology Building, 3301 College Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Register online at

Santana in Concert: Join the pioneer of fused rock and Latin American music at 8 p.m., at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets range from $65 to $135. Visit

Saturday, May 3

8th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs present Creating Harmony Through Diversity” for children and families from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the SMDCAC, located at 10950 SW 211 St., in Cutler Bay.  The event is free. Special highlights of the 2014 All Kids Included Festival include: Sensory-Friendly main stage performances by family-friendly hip hop with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Live in Color; and comic relief with Page Turner Adventures. The main stage shows will offer accessible accommodations for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  The theater will provide modifications to sound and lighting, noise canceling headsets, a quiet room and a special pre-show guide to preparing new audiences for a live theatre experience.  The pre show guide can also be found online at
Call 786-573-5300 or visit

Sunday, May 4

SunTrust Jazz Brunch: Listen to the soulful sounds of outstanding local jazz artists on four stages and experience an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk from Esplanade Park to Riverfront from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the first Sunday of each month. Scheduled performers include: Christina Sichta, The Academy of Arts & Minds Jazz Ensemble, Harvey Nevins Quartet, and Cezar Santana Trio. Call our 24-hour event hotline at 954-828-5363.

Real Women, Real Talk: Loving Your Body: Suzette speaks presents the next edition of this empowering workshop series featuring Angel L. Myers, 2014 Miss Florida Plus America from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy brunch, networking and good conversation at J. Mark’s Restaurant, 1490 NE 23 St., Pompano Beach. Cost is $30. RSVP at

Marlins Ayudan Adopt-O-Mania:
Miami-Dade County Animal Services and the Miami Marlins Ayudan Team known as “The Voice” will once again add more cheers, woofs and meows to the game during the pet adoption and spay/neuter event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Miami Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest Sixth Street), Miami. The event features live entertainment, food and activities before the Marlins take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a bonus, the Marlins will offer the first 100 guests to adopt a cat or dog two free tickets to a Marlins regular season home game in June 2014. To schedule an appointment for dogs, please call 3-1-1. To schedule an appointment for cats, please call 305-233-9958.

Tuesday, May 6

Engaging the Diaspora, Enriching the Community: Western Union and Grace Kennedy present a discussion on economic integration through education and challenges facing university students of Caribbean descent featuring speakers: James Moss Solomon, Don Wehby and Sean Mason from 4-9 p.m., at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. There will be refreshments, prizes and giveaways. Call 305-608-6325 or email

Friday, May 9

An Afternoon with Jane Allen Petrick: VITA Innovative Hospice Care presents the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell’s America from 2-3:30 p.m., at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 561-396-3867.

Saturday, May 10

College Forum: High school students will have an opportunity to get valuable insight into the complex admissions process at Ivy League and other top university programs. Featured schools include: Penn, MIT, Princeton and Johns Hopkins universities. Guests will discover what makes an application competitive for admission, meet directors and assistant directors of the participating admissions staffs, and learn about the rigorous academics and financial aid offered at these schools from 10 a.m. to noon, at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 245 NE Fourth St., Miami, Room 3210. 
Contact Dennis Lindsay at 305-237-0510 or

Festival d’Haiti: Miramar Library will present a pre-Haitian Flag Day family celebration at noon, at the Miramar Branch Library and Educational Center, 2050 Civic Center Place in South Broward. This free annual cultural event offers a “taste” of all things Haitian: music, dancing, culture, food, fun and Papier Mâché Haitian Flag craft for kids ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call Youth Services to register at 954-357-8095. For more information about the event, call 954-357-8090.