calendar_web.jpgThursday, Oct. 27

Harvest Festival at TACOLCY: Families are invited to the Belafonte TACOLCY Center, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami, from 3 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the start of a new Farmer’s Market Season. The fun, family-friendly day includes a Kids’ Best Costume Contest, pumpkin pie tastings and other treats, pumpkin painting, raffles, balloon animals and live music. Visit tacolcy.org

Survivorship is Life Reception and Celebration: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jackson North Medical Center, 160 NW 170th St. in North Miami, invites all breast cancer survivors to join them at 6 p.m. for this special event. For more information, call Jennifer Piedra at 305-585-7210.

Friday, Oct. 28

Haunting Halloween Party: Kids looking for a spooktacular good time should head over to Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. in Miami, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for the Simon Kidgits Club annual Halloween festivities. Visit simon.com/kidgits

Saturday, Oct. 29

Free Gospel Performance: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay, presents “In Your Presence,” a live recording worship experience with Christina Robinson, South Florida Gospel Award Winner, at 8 p.m. The concert is free with a voucher. Visit smdcac.org or call 786-573-5300.

Miss Broward County Scholarship Pageant: Join a stream of beautiful young ladies as they vie for the crown, 7 p.m., Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets $20-$25. Visit browardcenter.org

Remove Your Mask: Charles & Shakira Unlimited will teach how relationships can be a pathway to healing at The Manor’s Clubhouse, 4162 Inverrary Dr. in Lauderhill. Call 954-591-8542.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Cooking Up Dreams: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Julie Grimes will host this event with celebrity chefs Michelle Bernstein, Douglas Rodriguez and 11 others from 7 to 9 p.m. at The DoubleTree Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr. in Miami. Tickets $75 at ticketweb.com

Friday, Nov. 4

Beastie Boys Laser Show: Miami Science Museum presents this new music show at 11 p.m. as a part of their Fabulous First Friday event. Admission $4 for children, $8 for adults. Visit miamisci.org

Fridays at the Falls: Music lovers are invited to come out every Friday in November to The Falls, 8888 SW 136th Street in Miami, from 6 to 9 p.m. to enjoy all genres of music. For information call 305-255-4571.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Jamaican Diaspora Town Hall Meeting: The Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States will host a Town Hall Meeting, “Next Steps in Diaspora Engagement,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Holy Family Episcopal Church, 18501 NW 7th Ave. in Miami Gardens.  Call 786-349-2584 or email info@jamaicadiaspora.org

Think Pink Rocks Concert:
Hip Hop and R&B Stars Flo Rida, Melanie Fiona, Ray J, Shontelle and DJ Cassidy, local American Idol semi-finalist Brett Loewenstern will perform at 7 p.m. to benefit the fight against breast cancer at Count de Hoernle Amphitheater, Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Visit thinkpinkrocks.com

Garth Fagan Dance: Join the renowned choreographer of The Lion King for his latest dance masterpiece at 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay. Tickets $10-$25. Visit smdcac.org
USA Black Belt Champions: The dynamic World Class Demo Team will perform at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale, 1 p.m.  Tickets $16.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com

Spanish Business Plan Workshop: South Florida Urban Ministries will host a series in Spanish from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. of free, very informative seminars at the United Way Miami-Dade, 3250 SW 3rd Ave. in Miami. Sessions will also be held Nov. 12 and 19. To RSVP, contact Jose Poza at jpoza@sflum.org or 305-688-3551 ext. 29.

Reptile Day:
Miami Science Museum presents Reptile Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 3280 South Miami Ave. in Miami. For more information, contact Rachael Sablotsky at rsablotsky@miamisci.org

Ongoing:

Voter Registration Prep: Organizing for America is sponsoring this training to teach about the new voter law in Palm Beach County. Space is limited and registration ends Nov. 4. For more information, visit twsclub.org

Christian Forums and Spoken Word:
All That God Is International Outreach Centers presents Christian forums; open mic, spoken word, poetry, and fellowship every Friday night, 7:30 p.m., at 6609 NW 18th Ave., Miami. Discussion topics must be submitted by 2 p.m. on the Wednesday of the forum. For more information, email krystal.strachan@yahoo.com or call 786-255-1509 or 786-709-0656.

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