Friday, May 17
Discover Haiti Exhibition: Have a conversation about the art of collaboration with acclaimed designer Donna Karan and friends, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 260 N.E. 59th Ter., Miami. RSVP at 305-756-3037 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I Am Change Youth Townhall: Youth are invited to gain knowledge from former CNN journalist Soledad O’Brien, with local radio personalities Shelby Rushin and Miss Kimmy, 7 p.m. at Broward College’s Jusdon A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. Call 786-417-1298 or email email@example.com
Key Largo’s Original Music Festival: Enjoy the food, entertainment and ambiance during this event featuring “on the water” venues, unique entertainers and local musicians through May 19. Call 305-394-3736.
Saturday, May 18
Florida Emancipation Day Celebration: Celebrate our state’s freedom, 1 – 5 p.m. at Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Activities include a fun carnival exhibit and the critically acclaimed Dillard High School Jazz Ensemble. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMU Recruitment and Outreach Tour: Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Department of Music will host a recruitment and outreach tour titled Working Together to Stop Hazing, May 19 – 21 in South Florida for high school students. The tour stops, which will feature FAMU ensembles performing tunes, will be at 4 p.m. on May 18, and 6:30 p.m. on May 19 at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd., Weston; 6:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami; and 6 p.m. on May 21 at the Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, 3505 Shiloh Dr., West Palm Beach. To attend, individuals must have a ticket from the National Alumni Association (NAA) Convention President’s Luncheon or be registered for the NAA Convention. Contact FAMU’s Department of Music at 850-599-3024.
Marijuana & Liberty City, a Community Conversation: The Urban League of Greater Miami in collaboration with Concerned African Women focus on the debate to legalize marijuana and the effects such a move could have on the local inner city, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami, Room 110. A working lunch will be included, along with keynote speaker, Calvina Fay, executive director of Drug Free America Foundation and Save Our Society from Drugs. Call 305-696-4450.
PULSE 32nd Annual Convention: The People United to Lead the Struggle for Equality discuss the theme, Through Continuous Struggles, We Still Overcome, 9 a.m. at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5129 N.W. 17th Ave., Miami. Call 305-576-7590.
Sunday, May 19
Green Market at Boomers: Organic fruits and vegetables will be available, as well as an assortment of local products all from local vendors at an event for the entire family, 12 – 4 p.m. at 3100 Airport Road in Boca Raton. Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue will also hold a puppy adoption. Guests can purchase a specially discounted two-hour Unlimited Play Pass for $15 and add two additional hours for $5 more. Visit boomersparks.com/boca
Wednesday, May 22
Cultural Traditions Exhibition: Parents, family and friends are invited to see Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary Grade 5 students in their final year of the Primary Years Programme, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the International Baccalaureate World School, 1501 Ave. U in Riviera Beach. Call 561-882-7606 or email email@example.com
RSVP for Miami Gardens Memorial Day Breakfast: This is the last day to RSVP for the city’s ninth annual Remembrance Ceremony being held May 27 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199 St., Miami Gardens. Call 305-622-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Mutual Real Estate, Mortgage & Trade Expo: Gain valuable information and have a chance to win $1000 towards closing costs, 6 p.m. at the Ramada, 1901 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach and Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Rd., Plantation. To RSVP call 877-770-8627 or email email@example.com
Friday, May 24
Called 2 Dance, Answering the Call: Join world-renowned, liturgical powerhouse The McIntyre Institute as they celebrate their 12-year anniversary with an inspirational and uplifting production featuring students from their school of dance, guest psalmist Giel and the Emunah Dance Ministry, 7 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar. Tickets $36, visit mcintyreinstitute.com or call 954-345-3945.
Saturday, May 25
Networking Social: The Small Entrepreneurs Exposed Network’s next exciting event takes place at the new Miami Nail Club & Spa, 17639 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. Bring business cards, enter to win prizes and giveaways including free manicures, pedicures, deep discounts on reflexology treatments, gas and more, and enjoy the fun, laid-back environment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mello Mondays: Experience South Florida’s premier spoken word dinner soiree every Monday at South Street Restaurant & Bar, 4000 N.E. Second Ave., Miami. Doors open at 8 p.m. with 9:30 p.m. showtime. Call 305-573-5474 or e-mail requests to email@example.com
Feed the Homeless: S.E.E.K., Inc., 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, will feed the homeless in the City of Overtown every first Saturday of each month, 2 – 4 p.m. between 14th and 15th Street and First Ave. Email firstname.lastname@example.org