The Third Annual Community Concert in the Liberty City/Brownsville area will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2500 NW 50th St.
Presented by the Historic Hampton House Community Trust, Inc., the free concert will be conducted by Dr. Nelson Hall and is entitled Bridging Classics of the Past with Classics of the Future. A highlight will be jazz great Melton Mustafa and the 2012 Community Mass Choir and Orchestra performing Handel’s Messiah
Miami’s own Mustafa has recorded three CDs and has performed with some of the top names in jazz, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman. He teaches at Florida Memorial University.
High school choirs and members of the community with the Messiah in their repertoire are welcome to sing along with the 2012 Community Mass Choir. If your youth group is planning to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, so they can be acknowledged at the concert.
Christmas concert at Curley
The Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep School’s Troubadours Band and the school’s choral group, "The Knightingales," will perform at the school’s annual Christmas Concert, Keep Christ in Christmas at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the school, 4949 NE Second Ave.
A donation of $5 is requested. For a donation of $20, attendees can purchase a ticket to enter a drawing for a 55’’ Westinghouse flat-screen television. Proceeds will benefit the school’s Technology Fund. The winning ticket will be drawn during intermission. Ticketholders must be present at the concert. For information call the school at 305-751-8367 or visit www.acnd.net
A serene holiday
The Miami Woman’s Club will present Shirlee Fernandez in a program, "Holiday Fitness and Serenity Tips."
Networking will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11, followed by the program at noon on the RG Level of the Doubletree Hotel, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr., near the Omni. Hernandez has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years, and is a certified instructor. The program will be followed at 12:40 by lunch. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
If you go, please bring a gift for a child, which the club will donate to different charities. To make reservations, send an email to email@example.com or call 305-891-3789.
The Hoxton at 111 SW First Ave, downtown Miami’s Hampton-style beach house, will host a "Vintage Cocktail Soiree" to benefit St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center in Coconut Grove.
The party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live jazz from "glg," an ensemble of five renowned musicians from Miami Arts Charter, and a performance by Tony Wilson.
The cost is $25 per person and all proceeds will benefit St. Alban’s new early childhood literacy technology, engineering, math and science programs. You may purchase tickets at http//stalbanscocktail.eventbrite.com or call 305-677-8466.
Piano performance at Coral Gables Museum
The Coral Gables Museum Music Series will present Italy’s Ragazzoni Sisters performing Nutcracker for II Piano at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets are $40 for non-members, $30 for museum members and Dranoff members, and $10 for children. The museum is at 285 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. Call 305-603-8067.
Local actress Barbara Fox will be featured in the one-woman interactive murder mystery, "A Very Merry Murder," at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 the Cafe in Knights Inn, 26 Diplomat Pkwy. in Hallandale.