calendar_web.jpgThursday, Oct. 13

Village of Horrors: AEG Live and Y100 present the 2nd annual Halloween event Oct. 13, 20 and 27; Oct. 14, 21 and 28; and October 15, 22 and 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $10-$30. Visit VillageOfHorrors.com

Hamlet Redux: The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay, is presenting a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play Hamlet, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdcac.org

Grant Application Workshop:  Broward County workshop for the Cultural Investment Program (aka General Operating Program), 2 p.m. in the Main Library, Bienes Conference Room, Sixth Floor, 100 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Contact Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530.


Friday, Oct. 14

City Year Miami Opening Day Ceremony: Join 134 diverse young leaders, 6 p.m. at Miami Edison Middle School, 6101 NW 2nd Ave., for the fourth annual ceremony to kick-off their service. Visit cityyear.org


Saturday, Oct. 15

Women’s Weekend 2011: All are welcome for the Ninth Annual Women’s Weekend at the Church of the Open Door, UCC, 6001 NW 8 Ave., Miami. Activities include spa and storytime on Saturday for the ladies and children at the Lotus House, and special Sunday guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders. For more info call 305-759-0373, email secretary@churchoftheopendoormiami.org, or visit churchoftheopendoormiami.org

Family Builder's Walk-A-Thon:
Bishop Hurricane Johnson and Changing Your Life Ministries present this event to help families, 10 a.m. at Pompano Beach Community Park, 2001 NE 10th St. in Pompano Beach. Contact 954-709-8347 or 754-242-3254.

Free African Concert:
Osun's Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor's International Visiting Artist in Residence Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele will open the Rhythms of Africa Concert at Parker Playhouse, 2 and 7 p.m. Call 754-366-5220.

Monday, Oct. 17

Bakke Graduate University Open House: Local Pastors, leaders and emerging leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward are invited to come out at 7 p.m. to Save The Nations Church, 12950 West State Road 84 in Davie, to find out about BGU’s degrees, scholarships, low tuition and world-renowned credibility. For more information, contact Liz Rios at 954-608-6802 or email lizr@bgu.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Diversity Day: “One World, Many Voices,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy sessions such as “My Battle Against Racism” featuring local author David Hadden; panel discussions such as “Muslim Women Speak”; free food and entertainment; community organization info tables. To sign up your organization or other info: David Pena, 561-207-5810 or penad@palmbeachstate.edu

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Greater Fort Lauderdale National College Fair: Students and parents are invited to come to the County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. Call 1-800-822-6285 or email collegefairs@nacacnet.org

Thursday, Oct. 20

Avoid Home Repair Scams:
Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness welcomes The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud to hold a free workshop, “How to Protect Yourself From Home Repair Contractor Fraud,” 6 to 8 p.m. in the Field House Hall at the Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 N.W. 11th Place in Lauderhill.

Friday, Oct. 21

Share the Vision Breakfast: The Lighthouse of Broward invites you for great food and to enjoy world-famous actor, singer, author and producer Tom Sullivan as the event’s keynote speaker, 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. Tickets $50. Call 954-463-4217 or visit LHOB.org

Saturday, Oct.22


Arts Garage October Jazz Series:
Jesse Jones Jr. will headline at 8 p.m, 180 NE First St. in Delray Beach. Tickets $20 and $25. Call 561-450-6357 or email info@delraybeacharts.org

Ongoing: Nov. 30 Ascension Awards Tickets on Sale Now: Purchase discounted tickets at $40 before Oct. 17 as the Palm Beach Black Chamber of Commerce honors black businesses and business leaders. Visit blackchamberpbc.com

The events calendar is published each Thursday. Please email your event to empyrealcommunications@gmail.com by the preceding Thursday at 10 a.m.