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American Indian Powwow: Celebrate the long weekend with a dose of Native American culture at the American Indian Powwow, taking place at C.B. Smith Park (900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines). The fest features tribal dancing, live music, tepee displays, arts and crafts, traditional Native American foods, and games for kids. Admission is two dollars (plus park admission of one dollar per passenger). Festival hours are 6:00 to 10:00 tonight, 10:00 to 10:00 tomorrow and Sunday, and 10:00 to 6:00 on Monday. Call 437-2650. (GC)

South Beach After Dark: See Thursday.

august 31
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: This isn't the beautifully designed yet somewhat twisted Disney bastardization. Cinema Vortex screens Wallace Worsley's 1923 silent adaption of Victor Hugo's literary masterpiece about a deformed bell ringer (played by the legendary, athletic Lon Chaney) who rescues a beautiful gypsy (Patsy Ruth Miller) from certain death. While several subsequent versions have been produced (including William Dieterie's magnificent 1939 version, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara), none surpasses Worsley's in terms of sheer screen spectacle. The Hunchback of Notre Dame plays today at noon at the Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Admission to each film is four dollars. Call 531-8504. (GC)

South Beach After Dark: See Thursday.
Fort Lauderdale Home Show: See Friday.
American Indian Powwow: See Friday.

september 1
H.O.R.D.E. Festival: Blues Traveler frontman John Popper took a nod from Perry Farrell four years ago and created his own festival for rootsy rock and roll and environmentally inclined politics; since then H.O.R.D.E. (which stands for Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere) has grown from a two-week-long jaunt to a 40-city extravaganza. BT joins Lenny Kravitz, Rusted Root, 311, Taj Mahal, Son Volt (see "Music," page 79), Nil Lara, Cycomotogoat, and the Agents of Good Roots for this six-hour concert today at 3:00 at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre (601 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach). In addition to all the music, festgoers can enjoy workshops and jam sessions featuring the artists, and can wend their way through a concourse of counterculture political offerings, food, and crafts. Tickets cost $27.50. Call 407-795-8883. (GC)

International Salsa Festival '96: Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to do some Latin moves during this full day of continuous live music, kicking off at 3:00 at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater (301 Biscayne Blvd.). Young salsa superstar Jerry Rivera headlines; also on the bill are Kinito Mendez, Grupo Mania, Macambila, Jose "El Canario" Alberto, and the Orquesta Palenque, plus the Latin Legends Band (featuring Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, and other former members of the Fania All-Stars). Rounding out the fest are international foods and a fireworks display. Tickets cost ten dollars, with proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House. Call 1-888-725-7296. (GC)

King Sunny Ade: Known as the one of the treasures of the Nigerian people and the king of juju, King Sunny Ade is not only a respected and prolific entertainer (over the past 30 years, Ade has released more than 100 albums), but he's also a multifaceted businessman, heading a film and video company, a record label, a nightclub, and chairing the board of an oil company. But he still has plenty of time for his soulful brand of world music: His highly energetic shows, featuring his ultra-rhythmic African Beats back-up band, have been known to go on for ten hours (but don't count on that tonight). At the Hialeah Race Track (2200 E. Fourth Ave., Hialeah), Ade and band perform tunes from his new release, E Dide (Get Up) (on Mesa Records). Tickets cost $28.50. Doors open at 9:00. Call 681-3900. (GC)

South Beach After Dark: See Thursday.
Fort Lauderdale Home Show: See Friday.
American Indian Powwow: See Friday.

september 2
Miami Rock Festival: The Beast and Baker bring their monthlong musical extravaganza to an end with a Labor Day music marathon and barbecue at Churchill's Hideaway (5501 NE Second Ave.). Among the bands on the menu are the Goods, the Holy Terrors, Purple Mustard, Brian Franklin, Sense, Rene Alvarez, the Dan Whitley Band, the Rio Connection and Stephan Mikes, Y, Moss, the C-60s, the Weeds, and the Curious Hair. Reckless Lester and the Tumbleweeds, El Duende, Black Janet, Crease, the Miles, Mr. Entertainment, and Second Son complete the lineup for this finger-lickin' evening. Showtime is 4:00 p.m. Admission is three dollars. We say that's a good deal. Call 757-1807. (GC)

Fort Lauderdale Home Show: See Friday.
American Indian Powwow: See Friday.

september 3
Irene Vilar: Puerto Rican-born writer Irene Vilar examines her family's history of self-destruction in the autobiographical account A Message from God in the Atomic Age: A Memoir. In 1988, at age nineteen, Vilar tried to kill herself and was committed to Hutchings Psychiatric Hospital in New York. Her mother, Gladys Mendez, flung herself from a moving car to her death when Vilar was eight years old. Vilar's grandmother, Lolita Lebron, a member of a group of terrorists who launched an attack on a meeting of Congress in 1954, also attempted suicide. Tonight at 8:00 Vilar reads from and discusses her book at Books & Books (296 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables). Admission is free. Call 442-4408. (GC)

september 4
Leroy Aarons: Bobby Griffith was an all-American twenty-year-old when he took his own life -- his religious guilt had come in conflict with his homosexuality. And his mother, unswerving in her religious objection to Bobby's sexuality, saw the light too late. Journalist and award-winning playwright Leroy Aarons, founder and president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists' Association, captures Griffith's emotional turmoil and the pain his family endured in the aftermath of his death in Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son, now released in paperback. Tonight at 8:00 at Books & Books (933 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), Aarons reads from and discusses his book. Admission is free. Call 532-3222.


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