calendar_web.jpgThursday May 17

DMV to Go
The Miami-Dade County Office of Community Advocacy will hold its monthly FedAssist program and Voter Education session in the Stephen P. Clark Center lobby, 111 N.W. First St., Miami. Residents can come in between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to receive assistance in getting a driver’s license or identification card, receive voter education updates and get help with a slew of federal services in a convenient downtown location. You must make an online appointment at Call 305-375-5730.

Nadine Shapiro and a Broadway-bound theatre troupe will bring the contemporary classic to Coral Springs High, 7:30 p.m., May 17 and 18. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students and $20 for premium front five row seats. Email

Ebony Chorale Gala and Concert
Join the group for their 20th anniversary concert at Palm Beach Lakes High School at 7 p.m. Tickets $20. Then join them again on May 19 for the Gala Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $60. Contact Barbara McCray at 561 683-7929 or email bijouxchad@bellsouth.

Saturday May 19

See and Shift
South Florida’s premiere arts collective noted for its thoughtful and bold creations will host an exhibition and showcase to transform how the community sees itself at the 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, 1310 S.W. Second Ct., Fort Lauderdale. Call Nerissa Street at 323-205-6374 or email

Haitian Flag Day
Forest Lawn North Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens will honor this special day, 4-4:55 p.m. at 200 W. Copans Rd. in Pompano Beach. The community is invited to join in paying tribute to the lives lost during the 2010 earthquake and honor the resilience of the country of Haiti. Refreshments will be provided. Call 954-784-4000.

Overtown Music Project Gospel Brunch

The Overtown Music Project (OMP) will host its secnd annual brunch, 11:15 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Overtown. Visit
Sunday May 20

The 18th annual event offering an array of island food, arts and craft vendors and concert is set for 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at Vincent Torres Park, 4331 N.W. 36th St., Lauderdale Lakes. For more information contact Patrice Dyer at 954-560-0285.

44th Annual Pinktea Harmony of the Arts
A youthful celebration, 4 p.m. at the Church of the Open Door, 6001 N.W. Eighth Ave. Miami, featuring Miami Northwestern Senior High School Performing and Visual Arts Center Musical Theatre Ensemble and New World School of the Arts Dancers.

Haitian Heritage Brunch
The Democratic Haitian American Caucus of Florida (DHCAF) invites you to their third annual banquet honoring the contributions of women to Haitian heritage, 1-4 p.m, $45 per person at Casa Chanpet Restaurant, 220 N. University Dr., Pembroke Pines. Call 561-693-8041.

May 25

The Adrienne Arsht Center is honored to welcome back Haiti’s premier dance troupe and one of the country’s most prominent artistic exports, 8 p.m., and May 26 at 2 and 8 p.m. in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Tickets $35, visit

Saturday May 26

Celebrate LIFE with HOPE

The Haitian-American Solidarity Center-PBC, Inc. (HASC) in cooperation with several organizations will hold the second annual celebration for Haitian Heritage Month from 2-7 p.m. at the Historic Loading Ramp in Belle Glade. Call 561-502-8968.

Free Family Fishing Clinics
Learn how to fish for bass in the South Florida waters at Walmart, 12400 Hillsborough Blvd in Coconut Creek. The kids fishing contest will be on June 16 from 9-11 a.m. Call Ron Gallo at 954-684-3636 for more information.

Make an AIDS Quilt
Miami Beach Community Health Center’s “Making Memories” will assist those interested in creating an AIDS Quilt panel as a way to pay tribute to a life lost to AIDS with workshops 1-3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month through October 2012 at the center, 11645 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 207 in Miami. Visit or call 305-538-8835.

Sunday May 27

Best of the Best Concert
South Florida's biggest Memorial Weekend concert proudly returns to Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, once again bringing the top acts in reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, soca, R&B and kompa to the Miami stage. Visit

The Soul Seekers
The award-winning group will take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, and perform hand-clapping, toe-tapping and spine-tingling music with a modern gospel quartet twist. Tickets $48.50, $55.50 and $61.50. Visit park

Monday May 28

Palm Beach Jerk & Caribbean Culture Festival
Experience a day for the entire family at the ninth annual festival, 2-10 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach.  Tickets $15 in advance and $25 at the gate. Visit or call 561-856-8478.
Wednesday May 30

Anti-Bullying Advocate Jonathan Spikes
South Florida’s native son will read from his powerful new novel, I Know What I Am and I Am Not What You Call Me during a book signing party 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 1-877-BlackPR.