Thursday, September 13
YPN Mentor Match: Join the Young Professional Network of Miami for another installment of the event where mentors and mentees can connect and be matched, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., South Beach. You must be a paid member of YPN Miami in order to be matched. Visit ypnmiami.com
Sommore’s Live Taping: Considered one of America’s top comediennes, this “Queen of Comedy” offers audiences a hilarious yet piercing look at today’s issues from a woman’s perspective during the live television taping at 8 p.m. Tickets $30, $40 and $55. Visit miramarculturalcenter.org
Saturday, September 15
14th Annual Grand Charity Ball: The Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes presents the extravagant occasion, 7 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Rd. 84, Davie. Tickets $125. Call 954-245-2914.
Broward Showcases: The center will present two unique and moving performances at 8 p.m. — the Cannonball Birthday Concert featuring pianist Nat Adderly Jr. as the final concert in the 2012 Cannonball Jazz Series, and the Gritty Girl Ensemble in Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty!, a modern musical adaptation of the classic fairytale that explores female empowerment, self-esteem and anti-bullying, at the center, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Visit browardcenter.org or call 754-322-8828.
National Medicare Education Week: United Healthcare is hosting four hands-on educational events in Miami and Fort Lauderdale through Sept. 22, designed to help Baby Boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers learn more about Medicare and how to find the coverage best for them. Admission free, registration required. Call 850-443-6401or visit nmew.com
Sunshine Jazz 25th Anniversary Celebration: Experience the musical expertise of The Melton Mustafa Orchestra featuring Allan Harris, and other great acts such as Melton Mustafa Jr., Jesse Jones Jr., Alice Day, Brenda Alford and Yvonne Brown, 7-11 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center Auditorium, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Visit sunshinejazz.org
Monday, September 17
Choose Peace Week: Choose Peace/Stop Violence is proud to announce the third annual week through Sept. 21, throughout Broward County. For more information, visit choosepeacestopviolence.org
International Peace Day: Attend a special program, See Peace & Pursue It, which includes a multimedia presentation by local peace and social justice workers among other things, 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-266-9490 or visit delraylibrary.org.
Teal Over Miami: Lydia’s Legacy will host its first Miami event in The Grove, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., to educate about gynecologic cancers, their warning signs, and impact on the community. Tickets start at $60. There are also other contribution and sponsor options.Visit TealOverMiami.com
Dutchman play: Experience Amiri Baraka’s production at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22 Ave., Miami. Admission $20. Call 305-456-0287 or visit aapact.com
Ninth Annual Fundraiser Luncheon: The Historic Hampton House invites you at 12 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Church of the Open Door, 6001 N.W. Eighth Ave., to honor Miami’s homegrown achievers Harry Coaxum, John R. Marks and Ronald Blocker. Donations $50. To RSVP, call 305-638-5800.
Caribe Arts Fest: A weekend celebration of artists originally from or influenced by the Caribbean, Sept. 28-30, Huizenga Plaza and Riverfront, downtown Fort Lauderdale, with indie films, interactive Kids Art Zone, paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, fashion, wearable art, performance arts featuring a Caribbean Music Concert, and Carnival artistic expressions. Admission $10. Organized by the American Art Initiative, visit CaribeArtsFest.com.
The Kravis Center’s 2012-2013 Season Donor Sale: For as little as $75, become a donor, avoid the rush for tickets and receive extra benefits to the Kravis Center’s upcoming shows featuring such greats as Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah, Natalie Cole, The Temptations,The Four Tops and more. Visit kravis.org/membership or call 561-651-4320.
All That Jazz: Photographs of Jazz Legends: on display through December in the Ansin Family Art Gallery, Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar, featuring iconic images of jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Quincy Jones, and including work by William Gottlieb and Herman Leonard, two of the genre’s best known photographers. The gallery is open Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.