The Stage hosts a "Samba Funk Soul Brazilian Party" featuring "Batuke Samba Funk," a high-energy Brazilian band that mixes '70s funk rhythms along with afro samba, soul, jazz, R&B and batucada. Band members include Diogo Oliveira, bass, vocals; Mari Macedo, vocals; Cezar Santana, guitar, vocals; Carlomagnus, drums; Luciano Stazzone, percussion; Mauricio Quiros, keyboard; Brian Wolfe, saxophone; and Cisco Dimas, trumpet. 11 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. $5. Details: www.thestagemiami.com.
Author and columnist Jonathan Richard Cring and musician Janet Clazzy tour the US. Mr. Cring reads from his "Mr. Kringle's Tales…26 Stories 'til Christmas," an advent-calendar of essays that mingle the best tales of Santa and Christmas spirit. 7 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11295 SW 57th Ave. Donations accepted. Details: (305) 665-5063.