calendar_web.jpgThursday, Dec. 12

Black and Brown Unity Community Meeting: The Miami Worker’s Center (MWC) will host a meeting that will bring Black and Latin communities together to discuss and decide key community issue(s) they can work on together from 6-8 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 3220 NW Seventh Ave., Miami. Call 305-759-8717.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Black and Brown Unity Community Meeting: The Miami Worker’s Center (MWC) will host a meeting that will bring Black and Latin communities together to discuss and decide key community issue(s) they can work on together from 6-8 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 3220 NW Seventh Ave., Miami. Call 305-759-8717.

Sea Level Rise: Separating Fact from Fiction: The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Sustainability, Environment & Energy Committee will address growing concerns about Miami being on the front lines of the Sea Level Rise at 8:30 a.m., at the Chamber, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom Level, Miami. Advance registration is $35 for members, $45 for non-members and $50 on-site. The event will be moderated by NBC6 Chief Meteorologist John Morales. Visit miamichamber.com or contact Cornelia Pereira at 305-577-5432 or email cpereira@miamichamber.com

Mickey Byrne’s Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Enjoy an open bar, music, raffles and a contest for ugliest Christmas sweater from 8-10 p.m., at Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub, 1921 Hollywood Blvd. Admission is a $10 donation to Gilda’s Club of South Florida. Call 954-763-6776.

District Diversity Meeting: The Palm Beach County School District’s District Diversity and Equity Committee will convene at 5 p.m., in the board room. The advisory committee to the board and superintendent will review the draft of the Request for Information (RFI) for the proposed District Equity Audit. The meeting is open to the public. Visit palmbeachschools.org

Friday, Dec. 13

I Am C2 — College And Career Ready: Florida Intenational University’s College of Business will host Miami-Dade County Public School’s Academy of Finance students to give insight into the importance of a college education. The meeting will include sharing information about finance courses offered at FIU and the careers they lead to, along with guidance on internships and career readiness at 9 a.m., at the college of Business’ Special Events Center – Room 232/Auditorium – 11200 SW Eight St., Miami. Activities include greetings from College of Business School Dean David Klock; a tour of the State Farm Financial Literacy Lab; use of Bloomberg terminals; meeting with FIU faculty; and speaking to National Academy Foundation (NAF) Academy of Finance board members, who will relate personal experience, guidance and encouragement.

Community Day – Potluck Soul Food Friday: Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library invites you to bring your favorite soul food dish to share with others at 3 p.m., at 2800 NW Ninth Court, Pompano Beach. Call 954-357-7670.

Black Out Event & Toy Drive: South Florida’s Black Professionals Network invites you out to connect, collaborate and celebrate at 6 p.m., at Bimini’s Boatyard Bar and Grill, 1555 S.E. 15 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Visit eventbrite.com and search For Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate the Season in Black in Fort Lauderdale.

Saturday, Dec.14

A Conversation with Malcolm Lee: Join the director of hits like Best Man and Best Man Holiday, Scary Movie 5, Roll Bounce and Undercover Brother for a stimulating dialogue presented by the Miami Film Life Center at 11 a.m., at Camillus House, 1603 N.W. Seventh Ave., Miami on the 2nd Floor. Call 305-326-0535.

Breakfast with Santa: A popular holiday tradition for more than a decade, Jolly Old St. Nick will be back in Delray Beach this year making four special appearances at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, at the Delray Beach Marriott, located on the northwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. Each appearance can accommodate up to 150 people (children, parents, grandparents) and will include a full breakfast, fun activities and, for every child, a one-on-one visit with Santa. Tickets are $12. They can be purchased from the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 140 S.E. First St., Monday, Wednesday or Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. or by calling 561-278-0424.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Handel’s Messiah: The board of directors of the Historic Hampton House invites you to its annual holiday concert entitled “Bridging Classics of the Past with Classics of the Future” at 4 p.m., at Bethany SDA, 2500 NW 50 St., Miami. Featured acts include: a capella singing group Undivided and the 2013 Mass Choir and Community Orchestra Florida Memorial University Chamber Ensemble

Holiday Bay Cruise: Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing cruise on Biscayne Bay. There are two cruise times to choose from: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Pontoon boat tours are offered on the “Pelican Island Skipper,” a 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran. The boat will depart from the Deering Estate and will explore the waters of Biscayne Bay. A Deering Education & Interpretive staff member will educate passengers about birds, sea mammals, Native Americans and early pioneers. The cost is $35 per person and reservations are required. For other information call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

A Soulful Noise: Blonja Entertainment Management is proud to present a holiday concert at 5 p.m., at Bethel Apostolic
Temple, 1855 NW 119 St., Miami. The concert will feature international recording artists Johnny Sanders and Francine Ealey Murphy, along with Tampa-based, national recording artist Derek Smith. It’s not just a great evening of gospel and holiday music; a portion of the concert proceeds will benefit the Miami Rescue Mission, which provides services and support to homeless and low income men, women and children in our community. Tickets are $10. Call or visit 305-454-6139 or visit eventbrite/soulholiday.com.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Third Thursday Art Walk: Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents a showcase of the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, featuring national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries between Mile Marker 81 and 82 – formerly named Industrial Road – as well as “culinary art” and live music from 6-9 p.m. In addition to individual artists, participating galleries include the Redbone Gallery, Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Bluewater Potters. Admission is free. Call 305-664-9100 or email moradawayarts@gmail.com.

Friday, Dec. 20

Jazz Roots: The Adrienne Arsht Center and Larry Rosen present Jazz Roots: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series – Big Band Holidays starring The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Cecile McLorin Salvant, the sensational 24-year-old Miami native who has been called one of “7 Young Players to Watch,” by Ebony.com, at 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Tickets range from $25 to $150 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling 305-949-6722 or visiting arshtcenter.org.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Soul Sistah D.I.V.A Monologues: If you’re tired of going through the same situations and feeling like there’s no way out, Come join some eclectic women of power and be blessed by stories of pain, deceit and freedom at 2 p.m., at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.