Thursday, Sept. 6

Fashion’s Night Out: Macy’s  Aventura presents this FallFashion Show at 6 p.m. on the second level with celebrity hosts The Real Housewives of New York City’s Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Empire Girls’ Julissa Bermudez, Supermodel Niki Taylor and Luciana Scarabello from NBC’s Fashion Star. Seating is limited. Call 305-577-1818 to RSVP.

Southern Circuit Independent Film Festival Season: The Miramar Cultural Center kicks off its fifth anniversary season by rolling out the red carpet for the first annual showcase featuring six independent films including Daisy Bates, First Lady of Little Rock, through Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar. Visit

Friday, Sept. 7

Drive for Dollars: From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the public can get behind the wheel of a 2013 Lincoln hybrid and support music-based education and outreach programs in Miami at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park, 1951 N.W. Seventh Ave., Miami. For each participant who test drives a car, Lincoln will donate $20 to the Overtown Music Project. This is the next stop in the Lincoln Intelligence Project, a national effort in which companies compete to earn money for select charities. Visit for more information.

Jazz & Blues at Jackson Soul Food: Join the Overtown Music Project for this history making event, 7 – 10 p.m. at the historic Jackson Soul Food, 950 N.W. Third Ave., Miami. Tickets $10 – $25. Visit

Ruined: The Footprints Foundation and Florida International University will present Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, 7 p.m. at the Coral Gables Stage at the Biltmore. Tickets $65 will benefit the First Midwives training program in the Congo. Contact Lorna Owens at 305-573-8423, visit and follow on Twitter @FootprintsCongo

Saturday, Sept. 8

Voting Rights Teach In: Florida Memorial University & the Harvard Black Alumni Society of South Florida invite you to a panel discussion on voting rights and recent voting suppression laws, 1 – 4 p.m. at FMU’s Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens. Panelists include Charles J. Ogletree, Harvard Law professor; Tameka Hobbs, FMU History professor; Penelope Townsley, Miami-Dade County elections supervisor; Christian Johnson, FMU Student Body president. Contact Lanedra Carroll at 305-626-3626.

Jazz Project featuring Bobby Ramirez: The Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First St. in Delray Beach, presents the flutist and saxophonist, 8 p.m. Tickets $20-$30. Visit or call 561-450-6357.

Miami Broward Carnival Launch: The highly anticipated Miami Broward Carnival set for Oct. 7 at Sunlife Stadium gears up for an unprecedented launch event, 5-11 p.m. at Hialeah Park, 2200 E. Fourth Ave. Over 25 bands from nations all over the Caribbean will display their picks for this year’s costumes and sections. Tickets $10. Visit

All for a Cause Multicultural Festival: Enjoy art, international cuisine, culture and music to bring together natives, immigrants and exiles in a great international celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the image of Cuba’s patroness, the Virgin of Charity, at Miami-Dade Tamiami Park, 11201 S.W. 24th St., Miami. Visit

Monday, Sept. 10

Arise, O Phoenix: Join author Lisa Drucker, a native New Yorker who now calls South Florida home, as she discusses her new novel, which begins on Sept. 11, 2001 and tells the story of the two characters’ experiences on that terrible day and the ensuing effects on their lives, 2 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

How To Get Press for Your Small Business: Come to this informative workshop, 6 – 7:45 p.m. at the Hollywood Branch Library. Visit