BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Miami Dade College presents events and celebration of Black History Month. "Fifth Annual Homage to Heritage Series: A Celebration of Diversity," Monday through Feb. 27 with lectures, musical performances and films. The Medical Center campus hosts a photo exhibition on Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal and public life. Free. Details: (305) 237-6049 or www.mdc.edu.
Father Charles Brouchard speaks on "Doing Good and Becoming Holy: Morality, Spirituality and the Common Good," and addresses ways to bring Catholic convictions to the table to benefit the common good. 7-9 p.m. at Andreas 111, Barry University Campus, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. $10. Details: (305) 899-4805.
Barry University Conference to explore the impact of troubled times on the practice of social work. Scheduled keynote speakers include Pedro J. Greer Jr., Cheryl Little and Joni Goodman. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Details: (305) 899-3904.
The 63rd International Boat Show will sail into South Florida Feb.12-17 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Sealine Marina and Yachting Center, featuring the latest powerboats, engines and marine accessories from around the world. Visitors can cruise the expansive exhibition floor as well as test-drive powerboats at the Marina and Yachting Center, 1633 N Bayshore Drive. $15 adults, $4 children 6-12, $24 adult two-day pass, $25 for preview Feb. 12. Details: (954) 441-3220.
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Sixteenth annual Stephens Arts & Crafts Show runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 14-15 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16 at 2750 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. With 150 juried national fine artists and crafts people, and international food court. Music and entertainment throughout show area. Details: (305) 558-1758, or (305) 448-2601.
Florida Center for Theological Studies presents William Spencer's "Rastafari and the Future of Christianity," 10 a.m. at 111 NE First St., Seventh Floor. Free. Details: (305) 379-3777, Ext. 210.
Pawsitively Humane, the animal lovers' network of the Humane Society of Greater Miami, hosts Mardi Paws, a Mardi Gras masquerade bash 6-9 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays in Coconut Grove's CocoWalk. Partygoers are invited to get into the spirit by wearing a creative mask. $10 members, $20 non-members, includes two free drinks and appetizers. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Details: www.pawsitivelyhumane.org.
ESPAOLA WAY MARKET AND FESTIVART
Multicultural market features handcrafted jewelry, handmade clothing and
shoes, accessories, candles, pottery, and more. EspaŅola Way, between Pennsylvania
and Washington Avenues, Miami Beach. 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-midnight
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. Details: (305) 531-0038.
LINCOLN ROAD FARMERS MARKET
Green market featuring fruits, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, plants, bread,
honey, jams and jellies. Lincoln Road, between Alton Road and Washington Avenue.
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. Details: (305) 531-0038.
NORMANDY VILLAGE MARKETPLACE
Plants, fresh cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, clothing, incense, and jewelry are
all available at this distinctive at 71st Street at the Normandy Isle Fountain, along the
Rue Vendome. Every Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Details: (305) 531-0038.