Tuesday, April 2, 2013

'Pricella of the Desert'

Broadway in Miami welcomes Pricella of the Desert to the Adrienne Arsht Center. This exuberant musical follows three friends on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. It's spectular showcase of over 500 costumes won it the 2011 Tony Award for Best Costume Design. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org/priscilla/

Friday, April 5, 2013

Downtown Art Walks

First Friday Downtown Art Walks hosts its inaugural edition (6 p.m.-10 p.m.), exhibiting over 150 artists across 15 local venues. Participating organizations include MDC Museum of Art, Elezar Delgado Studio, and McCormick Place. expoships.com/firstfridays/  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

John Legend Hits the Hard Rock Live

R&B crooner and Grammy winner John Legend hits the Hard Rock Live for his anticipated rescheduled show. Tickets purchased from his original October 2012 date are valid for the new April show date. Additional ticket prices begin at $45. Doors open at 7 p.m., Legend performs at 8 p.m. 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com/events-detailed.php?mode=full&event_id=365

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Blacks' Annual Gala

Radio sensation Flo Rida is set to headline Lea and Roy Black's The Black's Annual Gala at the decadent Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Miami Heat's DJ Irie and DJ Trouble, along with other elite celebrities, will be in attendance for the celebratory benefit event, which will feature a cocktail reception (with cocktails provided by Grey Goose Vodka), gourmet dinner, and live and silent auction items. 4441 Collins Ave., 305-538-2000; theblacksannualgala.com/

Splat Hair Chalk South Florida Launch Party

Experiment with the pastel- and neon-colored hair trend favored by stars like Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera at the South Florida launch of Splat Hair Chalk at Shore Club South Beach. There will be hair stations to get your locks dyed, Chambord Vodka cocktails to quench your thirst, and an Instagram photo booth to share your new look with all of your friends. (9-11 p.m.) 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3100; RSVP online

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wendy Walk 2013

Honor Wendy Landes’ legacy and others battling liposarcoma cancer at the 2013 Wendy Walk at Palm Island Park at 10:30 a.m. This year will mark the first that Wendy will not be present, having her daughter continue spreading awareness for the unfortunate sickness. 159 Palm Island Ave.; wendywalk.com/

Monday, April 15, 2013

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Taste the world's premier cane spirits during the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. This year's alcohol-inspired celebrations take place at the Double Tree by Hilton and Miami Airport Convention Center. General admission tickets to weekend's grand tasting exhibits are $50 per person, per day. 711 N.W. 72 Ave.; rumrenaissance.com/

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mike Tyson in 'Undistributed Truth'

Mike Tyson becomes a one-man show for tonight's Undistributed Truth (8 p.m.). During the confessional-style event, which is directed by Spike Lee, the boxing champion unveils the stories behind his headlines, shining light on his battles with drugs, crime, and his own self-perception. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-672; arshtcenter.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=12612

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

South Beach Comedy Festival

Comedians like Aziz Ansari and Donald Glover travel to Miami to deliver a good deal of laughs. Through April 20. 

southbeachcomedyfestival.com

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Miami Spa Week

Melt away stress and participate in the return of Miami Spa Week. Hydrating facials, soothing massages, and custom mani-pedi packages are available for just $50 each. Deals are available through Sunday, April 21. spaweek.com/spas/florida/

Friday, April 19, 2013

Esperanza Spalding

Fans who have followed the career of jazz bassist and chanteuse Esperanza Spalding can hear songs from her new album, Radio Music Society, backed by a 12-piece band this Friday night at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The songstress has performed for president Barack Obama at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, and has three Grammy Awards under her belt, one of which she earned for best jazz vocal album. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org/

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Winemaker Dinner

Join west coast winemakers Ben Thomas of Montinore Estate and Hilda Jones of Abacela Vineyards for a special winemaker dinner at Oak Tavern (7-9 p.m.).  Chef David Bracha's five-course feast will pair his celebrated cuisine with sips from both wineries. Dinner is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. 35 N.E. 40th St.,786-391-1818; oaktavernmiami.com

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Miami Beach Polo World Cup

The world's finest polo players descend upon our shores for the 2013 Miami Beach Polo World Cup. The ongoing competition will take place between 21st and 22nd streets, directly behind The Setai Hotel & Resort. Stick around for the after hours to partake in a myriad of event-themed soirées and VIP receptions. miamipolo.com

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival returns Friday with a producers reception and prom-themed opening gala. The festival will continue through the following week, with an internationally diverse selection of films screening across multiple local theaters and venues. mglff.com/

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Locust Projects' Annual Spring Fling fundraising

Locust Projects continues their 15th anniversary celebrations with their annual Spring Fling fundraising fête atop the Lincoln Road Garage (7-10 p.m.). Works by Hernan Bas, Nathan Carter, Francesca DiMattio, Kate Gilmore, Liam Gillick, Jon Pylypchuk, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, and Andrew Schoult will be available for purchase. The event will also flaunt a silent auction and food by Khong River House, Macchialina, Shake Shack, and Harry's Pizzeria. 1111 Lincoln Rd.; locustprojects.org/events/event/spring-fling-april-27-2013/

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Heart of a Chef

Join Whole Foods Market, Goya, Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay, 305 Kitchen ,and Kiwanis of Biscayne Bay for Heart of a Chef, a family-friendly food festival aimed at eliminating childhood obesity (3-7 p.m.). The event will take place at Fairchild Botanical Garden and feature educational seminars, food and wine tastings, and a culinary showdown between chefs Todd Erickson (Haven South Beach) and Aaron Brooks (Edge Steak & Bar). Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $40 per person at the door; the purchase of one adult ticket includes admission for two children. ‪1935 Old Cutler Rd, Miami, 305-667-1651‬; heartofachef.org/

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Miami Museum Month

Beat the Heat and head inside Miami's world class museums for Miami Museum Month. Backed by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, participants can enjoy buy-one, get-one free museum admissions, and access to a bevy of local museums with purchase of a membership to one. miamimuseummonth.com/



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