Thursday, Jan. 17
Meet W. George Allen: The prominent attorney and civil rights pioneer will discuss his autobiography Where the Bus Stops when the Broward County Historical Commission hosts its January Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program beginning at 12 noon, at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (Southwest 13th) Ave., Fort Lauderdale. For more information call 954-357-5553.
Listening Tour Community Meeting: Parents and community members are invited to join Rosalind Osgood, Broward County School Board; Bobby DuBose, city of Fort Lauderdale commissioner; and Robert Runcie, Broward County Schools superintendent, to discuss a community approach to strengthen families through greater educational opportunities at neighborhood schools, 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1321 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale.
Friday, Jan. 18
An Evening with George C. Fraser: Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness presents an evening with the best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur, on “Creating Powerful Networks to Build Wealth and to Strenghten Our Communities,” 6 – 9 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free and open to the public, call 954-357-7009.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Paying for College: The next workshop in the You Can Go to College Series hosted by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime will focus on how to finance a student’s higher education pursuits, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, 13230 N.W. Seventh Ave., Miami. Refreshments provided and raffle prizes awarded. For information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid call 305-694-2779.
Sunday, Jan. 20
2013 Cool Wheels Car Show: The Youth Automotive Training Center invites spectators to enjoy music and cuisine from local food trucks, while viewing a variety of cars from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, Shelter #10, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach. Admission free. To register your cool car visit yatc.org
Monday, Jan. 21
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference: Jan. 21 is the deadline to submit proposals for the sessions May 31 – June 1 at Chesapeake College, 416-418 Race St., Cambridge, Md., on the 100th anniversary year of Harriet Tubman’s death. Call 443-366-2451 or visit tubmanugrr.net
Live Simulcast of Presidential Inauguration: South Floridians are invited again for a Community Celebration of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The event will feature a simulcast of the president’s address and inauguration parade, presentation of the colors by Homestead Senior High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard, live musical performance by the New World School of the Arts Concert Choir, and guest appearances by local elected officials. Admission free, for reservations visit arshtcenter.org
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Motionhouse brings Scattered: The acclaimed U.K. dance theatre-company brings the visually stunning production to the U.S. for the first time, 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 23 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets $28. Call 561-832-7469, 800-572-8471 or visit kravis.org
Wednesday, Jan. 23
African-American Stories Spun from the Alphabet: Gerald Hausman shares images, songs, stories, poems, histories and memories about African-American culture in a program oriented to children from 6 to 16 in a book talk, 6 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Light refreshments will be served. Call 954-357-6209 or visit geraldhausman.com
Natalie Cole: An “Unforgettable” evening, 8 p.m. in Dreyfoos Hall of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25. Call 561-832-7469, 800-572-8471 or visit kravis.org
Friday, Jan. 25
Sweet Honey in the Rock: Their a capella harmonies grace the Miramar Cultural Center, ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $35 – $45, purchased at miramarculturalcenter.org or call 954-602-4500.
René Marie in Concert: The award-winning singer who incorporates jazz, soul, blues and gospel presents her Experiment In Truth show at 8:30 p.m., on Saturday at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:30 p.m., at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay. Call 786-573-5300 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Jan. 26
Overtown Music Project: Annual fundraiser celebrating the music of jazz legends, 7 – 10 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Hotel, inside of Liv (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach), will benefit their music program in Overtown. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/event/5147700912. The Melton Mustafa Orchestra 18- piece big band will include hip hop music. Visit overtownmusicproject.org
Sweet Honey in the Rock: Their a capella harmonies grace the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay, at 8 p.m. Tickets $10 – $35, call 786-573-5300 or visit smdcac.org