calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, Oct. 6

Stone Soup Musical: The Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale, presents this hit with young audiences, families and educators at 10 a.m. Tickets for the Smart Stage Matinee are $6 for individual seats, $5.50 for groups of 10 or more and $3 lap seats for infants 12 months and under. Contact: 954-462-0222 or select a seat online at

Symposium on Poverty: Miami-Dade Community Action Agency hosts the second annual Florida Association of Community Action symposium 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave. in the auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor, Room 1261. Contact 786-469-4600 or visit

Strut Your Stuff For Cancer: The Falls, located at U.S. 1 and S.W. 136th Street in Miami, is honored to host its first annual fundraising event, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration $25. Contact: The Falls at 305-255-4570, or become a fan on Facebook at

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Lake County Extension, in partnership with the Lake County Community Health Worker Program, will host a six-part series, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Oct. 6, at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Rd. in Tavares. Contact: 352-343-4101 ext. 2719 or email

Friday, Oct. 7

Melton Mustafa Tribute: Miami Dade Parks presents a once-in-a-lifetime concert to honor South Florida’s own Melton Mustafa, who is seriously ill. Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, 7:30 p.m. Contact: or 305-636-2350.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Sistah To Sistah Connection Meeting and Fellowship: Join the women’s group for a powerful discussion and teaching of the Word of God, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at El Palacio Sports and Conference Center, 21485 NW 27th Ave., in the Manatee Room, 1st floor. At 3 p.m. join the ladies at the Bahamas Breeze Restaurant on Pines for fun and fellowship.

Knuffle Bunny Musical: The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents this funny, family friendly musical, 10 a.m. in the Helen K. Persson Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Tickets $10. Contact: 561-832-7469 or

Soca Fest: Live Caribbean concert, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m., SunLife Stadium. Contact: 786-457-6772.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Miami Carnival in the Gardens: Parade of the Bands, Food Village, Business Expo, Live Concert, 12 noon to 11 p.m., SunLife Stadium. Contact: 786-457-6772.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

MDC Culinary Open House: Miami Dade College’s trendsetting Miami Culinary Institute will share its special blend of food, culture and innovation with the community during its first Fall Open House events at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Contact: 305-237-3276 or

Thursday, Oct. 13

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 Hamlet, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $15. Contact: 786-573-5300 or

Grant Application Workshop: Broward County Commission’s Cultural Division 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 Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.  Contact: Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530.

Superintendent Search Town Hall Meeting: The Coalition for Black Student Achievement and Black Elected Officials Caucus will host a meeting, 6 p.m. at Palm Beach Lakes High School Auditorium, 3505 Shiloh Drive in West Palm Beach, to find out what qualities residents are looking for in a superintendent. Contact: 561-650-6880 or

Friday, Oct. 14

Kids’ Cultural Event: Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Drive in Miami, invites children of all ages to come out at 6:30 p.m. to travel around the world and explore a variety of dynamic cultures as part of the Simon Kidgits Club’s “Around the World” event. Visit

Saturday, Oct. 15

Charity Anniversary Party: PeterMark Salon presents the 2nd Annual Saints and Sinners Charity and Anniversary Party, 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St. in Delray Beach. Contact: Erin Heit 305-962-7273.

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., 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. Contact: 754-366-5220.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Registration is open for the 16th Annual Miami/Ft. Lauderdale race, 6 a.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd. Visit at

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Tri-Chamber Networking Luncheon: Palm Beach County’s Black, Hispanic and Women’s chambers of commerce honor community and chamber volunteers,11:30 a.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Tickets $15-$25, visit


2nd Annual Cupcake Challenge: Residents are invited to submit favorite cupcake recipes through Nov. 4 for the “How Sweet It is…A Taste of The Holidays,” Dec. 8 at The Shops at Sunset Place. Visit or call 305-663-0482.

AARLCC Operating Hours Change: The African American Research Library and Cultural Center’s revised operating hours are Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 8 p.m.

Autumn Arrival Celebration at The Falls: The Falls, 8888 SW 136th Street in Miami, invites families to fall into cool savings and celebrate the arrival of the autumn season with festive activities throughout October. Visit

Monday Night Football Speed Dating: BrickGals presents an opportunity for girls and guys alike to find their match both on and off the field during halftime of Monday Night Football on the outside patio at Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave. in Brickell. Contact: Megan Sterritt at 786-247-4812.

Hair Because We Care: Gilda’s Club wants you to support Breast Cancer Awareness month during October as part of the 3rd annual initiative. Nearly 60 salons in Broward and Palm Beach counties are attaching a pink hair extension in their clients’ hair for a $20 donation. Contact: Elizabeth 954-763-6776 or

Festival Miami: The music festival is kicking off on Oct. 1 with a lineup including Willy Chirino, Lucie Arnaz, Jackson Browne, Livingston Taylor and more. Visit

Art Exhibit: Photography from The Jack Mitchell Collection is on display through December in the Ansin Family Art Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. Contact: 954-602-4500 or

Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens: Season ticket prices start at $20 and for a limited time jazz aficionados can enjoy all eight shows at 25 percent off by subscription. Tickets at

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 at 7:30 p.m. Discussion topics for forums must be submitted by 2 p.m. on the Wednesday of the forum. Contact: 786-255-1509 or 786-709-0656.

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