football_web.jpgFriday, October 16
Free Football Tickets:
Florida International University is offering free tickets to elementary and middle schools, youth sports leagues, and non-profit organizations. Any eligible group interested in obtaining tickets should call Liz Borrell, assistant athletic director for student athlete development and community relations at 305-348-0154 or e-mail

Sheryl Underwood: Comedian Sheryl Underwood, the first female host of BET’s “Comic View,’’ is coming to the Seminole Hard Rock Improv, 5700 Seminole Way near Hollywood, for two nights only! Tickets are $28.50. For exact show times and additional information, please call 954-981-5653.

Saturday, October 17
Brazilian Voices:
Enjoy 50 voices blending skillful vocal arrangements to Brazilian funky jazz beats, Bossa Nova, Samba, and Pop rhythms, with Diogo Brown and Band. And you really don’t want to miss the Brazilian Voices singing a special tribute to Michael Jackson with their own funky twist. Tickets are $25 to $30. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Southwest 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, please call 954-522-5334.

Words Not Weapons Poetry Slam 2009: The Palm Beach Association of Black Journalists is taking a stand against youth violence with its second Words Not Weapons Poetry Slam. The slam is open to middle and high school students in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. Auditions will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17, at the West Palm Beach Library, 411 Clematis Street. Students should bring at least one poem to read or recite. For more information, please call 561-389-2902.
Unite and Dance 2 Competition:
B-boys and fly girls of the world unite! Seriously. Check out the Unite and Dance 2 competition at the Feathers Ballroom Dance Studio, 4343 S. State Rd 7,  No. 111 in Hollywood, this Saturday. The dance competition allows b-boys and fly girls of every creed, color and ilk to come together and battle for a $500 grand prize. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, please call 954-305-4931.

Sunday, October 18
Free Gospel Sunday:
The Free Gospel Sunday Concert returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Cece Winans will perform with the Free Gospel Sundays Mass Choir and the Miami Gardens-based choir from Cooper Temple Church of God in Christ, which will release a new album, “The Upper Room,” on Oct. 18. The show starts at 4 p.m., but because this is a free and first-come, first-served event, please get there extra early to make sure you have a seat! For more information, please call 305-949-6722.

Thursday, October 22
Historical Dialogues:
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: In costume, scholar-actors will take the roles of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Each will speak – then discuss with one another – matters involving race, slavery and other issues of 19th-Century America, including the relationship between these two historic figures. The “conversation” begins at 7 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd in Coral Gables. For more information, please call 727-873-2006.

Saturday, October 24
Miami Comedy Explosion:
The Miami Comedy Explosion comes to the James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. 2nd Avenue in Miami. The evening will feature J. Anthony Brown, George Willborn, Huggy Lowdown and Steve W. Brown. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40.50 and $45.50. For more information, please call 305-416-5978.
Lyrics and Melodies Album Release Concert: The gospel entertainment company named Lyrics and Melodies kicks off its 2009-2010 season with an official Album Release Concert. The album and concert feature local gospel artists such as Alamur, Herve Alce, Sygnature, The Revolution, Rudy Jean-Bart, and many more. Advance tickets are $12 (ticket comes with album) or $7(ticket only). Tickets purchased at the door will cost $15 (ticket comes with album) or $10 (ticket only). The concert will be held at Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. It starts at 8 p.m.  For more information, please call 954-803-5583.

Saturday, October 31
Entrepreneur Workshop -“Growing Your Business:
” The Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha is hosting a free workshop for beginning and veteran entrepreneurs titled “Expansion: Growing Your Business.” The seminar will take place at the Tamarac Library, 8701 West Commercial Boulevard, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For additional information, please call 954-257-4199 or 954-254-5464.