chris-tucker-2.jpgThursday, Nov. 22

2012 Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade: Beginning 10:00 a.m. with parade route along Northeast Fifth Avenue to Northeast 12 Avenue in North Miami. Call 305-895-9840.

Broward County Fair: Through Nov. 25 at 10300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. General Admission $10. Call 954-922-2224.
Friday, Nov. 23

Clay Aiken Holiday Show: Join American Idol’s Clay Aiken at his family-friendly Christmas concert filled with holiday classics, including many from his platinum album Merry Christmas with Love, accompanied by an orchestra, 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25. Visit
Sunday, Nov. 25

Melton Mustafa CD Release Party and Birthday Celebration: Join the jazz icon, 7 p.m. at the MOCA Cafe and Lounge, 738 N.E. 125 St., North Miami. Tickets $30 per person, $50 per couple. Price includes a light meal and an autographed copy of his new CD The Traveling Man. Call 305-623-3063. Friday, Nov. 30

‘The Nutcracker’: The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay, and Miami Youth Ballet present the timeless classic through Saturday, Dec.1 at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 and $35. Free parking is available. Visit or call 786-573-5300.

Saturday, Dec. 1

7th Annual Holiday Gala: The Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce’s enchanting evening of dinner, dancing and fun with special guests: renowned actor and business executive Boris Kodjoe, legendary hip-hop deejay Rob Base and WTVJ-NBC6 Anchor Sharon Lawson, 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd.  Tickets $175 per person, $1,500 for a table of 10. Call 305-751-8648 or visit

Winter Recital: United Cerebral Palsy Diamond Minds Transformational Leadership Academy presents its 2012 showcase, 4 p.m. at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 N.E. 188 St., Aventura. The two-act production features dance numbers from The Nutcracker in the first act and students dancing hip-hop, contemporary and jazz styles performed to popular music in the second act. Tickets $12 on Twitter at @AventuraCenter


Natalie Cole: Tickets are on sale for the one-night-only concert by music sensation Natalie Cole on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $39-$79 with Club Level seats $119.  Call 954-462-0222 or visit

All that Jazz: Photographs of Jazz Legends. The greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century have been immortalized by their music and now presented in timeless iconic images that capture each artist’s unique essence in the Ansin Family Gallery through May 2013 at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place on Red Road. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 954-602-4500.

African Performance: The Sacred Yoruba Bata Dance and Drumming Workshop Series continues as Prince Emmanuel Aderele, Community Builders HDC and OsunDara Yoruba Dance Theater present a rhythmic journey to motherland in the form of dance, art and drumming, 6 p.m. every Sunday at the Serenity Room, 221 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach. Call 786-344-1153 or email

Register for 2013 Season at The McIntyre Institute:
Join the ranks of hundreds of students who have answered the call to dance for the Lord at the school of dance and education. Visit mcin