palo_web.jpgFriday, January 8
The DWNTWN Miami Concert Series is kicking off its second season with performances by PALO! – the Miami based Afro-Cuban funk band. This free concert starts at 5:30 p.m. at Bayfront Park’s Tina Hills Pavilion, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd in Miami. For more information, please call 305-579-6675.

Sunday, January 10
“Oh Freedom Over Me” Exhibit:
The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave in Delray Beach, presents the multi-media exhibit, “Oh Freedom Over Me.” The exhibit is a collection of 13 documentary-style photographs and ten photographic banners, along with video and film footage of the work done in the southeast U.S. to bring about voting and educational rights for African Americans. The exhibit will run until March. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. For more information, please call 561-279-8883.

Monday, January 11
Fitness Classes: OK, the past few weeks have passed in an absolutely delectable turkey, pie, cake, macaroni and stuffing haze. But with the onset of the New Year, it’s time to revitalize your old goals of getting healthy. To help restart your commitment to exercise, check out the Fitness Classes held at the Coral Springs Medical Center, 3000 Coral Hills Dr. in Coral Springs. The classes are designed for all fitness levels and include a combination of low-impact and step aerobics, body sculpting, interval training, stability ball and Pilates. Take advantage of the January special of five classes for $20. Otherwise, a 10-class ticket costs $50. Classes take place Monday through Friday, starting at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 954-344-3344.

Jazz Roots – Vocalese:
Vocalese, the result of taking some of the best-known instrumental melodies in jazz, then adding swinging poetic lyrics, is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd in Miami. The evening will feature the talents of Grammy-winners Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and special guest Jon Hendricks. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $25 to $125. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.

Sunday, January 17
Richie Havens:
His covers of pop and folk songs and his intense rhythm guitar style make him still among the most recognizable voices in modern music. Richie Havens’ renditions of "Freedom," "Motherless Child," "Here Comes the Sun" and "Just Like a Woman" are now considered contemporary classics. Havens will perform at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, please call 954- 462-0222.

Monday, January 18
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast:
The event will provide breakfast with a keynote address on Dr. King's legacy and its broad impact, by Alberta Perry McCarthy, Delray Beach’s R.A.C.E. relations consultant. The breakfast will include the lighting of the unity candle and poetry readings by students. Please RSVP by Jan. 11. Tickets for adults are $20 and children’s tickets are $10. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at the Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave on Delray Beach. For more information, please call 561-279-8883.