rev-joaquin-willis_web.jpgFriday, July 30
CBG Empowerment Conference: 
The 3-day event began on July 29 and continues through July 31. It includes the “Save Your Home” summit, as well as workshops for small businesses and evening sermons with pastors Eric Jones and D. L. Powell.  The free event takes place at the Koinonia Worship Center & Village, 4900 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. in Pembroke Park. For more information, please call 954-644-2648 or visit

Saturday, July 31
The singer’s Last Girl on Earth Tour comes to the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.75 – $102.75. For more information, please call 786-777-1000.

World Breastfeeding Week celebration:
Channel 10 news anchor Calvin Hughes, his wife Bacardi and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) will join organizations around the world in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by honoring moms who have 100-percent breastfed babies. The free celebration takes place at the Lauderhill Mall, 1267 North State Road 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call the WIC program at 954-467-4511 or visit

Sunday, August 1
Virginia Key Beach anniversary celebration:
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park celebrates its 65th anniversary at 4020 Virginia Key Beach Drive, Miami from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Complimentary amusements and refreshments. For more information, call 305-960-4600 or look for Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on Facebook.

Thursday, August 5
Candidates’ forum:
Candidates for the Miami-Dade School Board District 2 meet voters at a town hall forum, 6:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 8400 NW 25th Ave. in Miami. For information, please call the Urban League of Greater Miami, 305-696-5238 or visit

Friday, August 6
The reggae artist performs at the Ten Palms Restaurant at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy. in Hallandale Beach. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance. For more information, please call 954-709-2261.

African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida:
Delou Africa, Inc. hosts its first African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 N.E. 59th Terr. in Miami, from Aug. 6 through 8. Festival activities include dance, drum, song and yoga workshops and prices are $10 – $20. For more information, please call 305-978-3866 or visit

Saturday, August 7
Tangerines and Love Songs:
Local artist Tosi Brooks performs a retrospective of music, poetry and literature at the African Bookstore, 3600 West Broward Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, please call 305-305-7254.

Saturday, August 21
Spady Living Heritage Day: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum presents a festival featuring live entertainment, homemade treats, street games, cold drinks, storytelling, dancing, as well as many events for kids. It will take place at the museum, 170 NW 5th Ave. in Delray Beach from noon – 10 pm. For more info contact Michelle Brown at 561-641–8760, or the museum, at 561-279-8883.

Jerry Seinfeld: The popular and super funny comedian comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, on Nov. 6, but tickets are currently on sale and are selling out fast! Prices range from $49 – $79. For more information, please call

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Photo: The Dr. Rev. Joaquin Willis