Easter is coming this month, temperatures are picking up and it's time to head out to the beaches! This month brings us to Key West for a one-of-a-kind celebration at the Conch Republic, South Beach celebrates the largest LGBT event in Miami, Chelsea Handler is in town and for our baseball fans, the Miami Marlins are back at home and ready to swim deep into the NL East!
Key West is the place to be this week! Conch block parties, Racing Drag Queens, the Conch Cruiser Car show, the Conch Republic Music Festival, Bed Races, Crafts and Food Fairs, Pub Crawls, Naval Parades and Battles and of course, a Victory Party...
Some of the highlights:
The Kick-off Party
When? Friday April 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Where? Schooner Wharf Bar
The Great Conch Republic Drag Race
When? Saturday April 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where? 700 and 800 blocks of Duval Street
The Conch Cruiser Car Show
When? Sunday April 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Where? Schooner Wharf
The Conch Republic Naval Parade and Great Battle
When? Friday April 25, 2014 - shoreside viewing party starts at 6:00 pm, battle and parade at 7:00 pm
Where? Key West Harbor
The Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Races
When? Saturday April 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where? Duval Street from Fleming St. to the 801 Bar
More Info and detailed Schedule of Events: The Conch Republic Independence Festival.
This is the largest LGBT event in Miami and certainly a week packed with flashy, bold and spirited events including beach parties, block parties, VIP parties, challenging runs, concerts and live entertainment, the legendary parade, and even a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas.
The Parade is a colossal affair and the crown jewel of the festival, with hundreds of participants and creative floats showcasing the Spirit of Pride.
When?: April 13, 2014 parade starts at 12:00 pm,
Where?: Along the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, starting point at 7th Street and Ocean Drive
How Much?: Free along parade route. Grandstand seating (in the shade!) $30 to $50
More info: www.miamibeachgaypride.com
When? Friday April 4, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Where? The Fillmore At Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach
How Much? $94+
When? Friday through Sunday April 18-20, 2014- several performances
Where? Ziff Opera House At The Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
How Much? $64+
When? Tuesday April 29, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Where? BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center) Sunrise, Florida
How Much? $49+
Lively Egg Hunts and Parades, Luscious Brunches, Uplifting Services...
Easter in Miami is full of Hoppenings, from bunny crossings and baskets of eggs, chicks and carrots, brunches and breakfasts, parades and festivals. And let's not forget Jesus is the reason for the season, wonderful services await.
Straight from Sochi, America's Olympic Figure Skating Team is on Tour.
Created by Olympic Champion Scott Hamilton, Stars on Ice is a wonderful production featuring the most prominent stars in the skating world.
When? Saturday April 5, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Where? BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center) Sunrise, Florida
How Much? $17+
Family Fun Fest is a FREE program at Biscayne National Park brought to you thanks to the many volunteers and park sponsors. It is held on the second Sunday of the month during the "dry and cool" season, December through April with lots of fun and educational activities for kids and adults alike. New for the 2013-14 season is "Family Fun Fest Junior" with lots of activities for toddlers and little ones!
This month's program is A Sesame Street Salute Chances are that the parents of our Family Fun Fest kids grew up on a steady diet of the fuzzy monsters, giant birds and mathematical vampires that lived on Sesame Street. They're all back as the National Park Service salutes a kids TV classic.
This is the last program of the 2013-14 season, so if you have the chance, join in!
When? April 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Where? Biscayne National Park - Dante Fascell Visitor Center
How Much? FREE!
More info: Biscayne National Park Family Fun Fest
On the First Friday of each month, the Miami Science Museum Planetarium opens up for a great night of family fun. The program includes:
This month's Laser Show line up (each show requires one ticket):
8:00pm "Pop" (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
10:00pm The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
11:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
Midnight Bob Marley
When? April 4, 2014
Where? Miami Science Museum Planetarium
How Much? Laser Show - Adults $8 Children $4 (includes laser glasses)
More Info: Miami Science Museum Events
The Miami Heat is delivering another highly charged exciting season to all of our fans and is now ready to march on to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Come watch Le Bron James and Co. as they continue to turn up the HEAT at American Airlines Arena!
Panthers are pouncing, get over to the BB&T Center to see first-class teams battle it out on the ice!
When? See home game schedule for this month below
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? As low as $18, but they go quick!
The Miami Marlins are back at splashy Marlins Ballpark with a fresh new line-up and plenty of young talent that bring some exciting prospects for the season.
Don't miss the chance of seeing them live at their plush new quarters! In town this month are the Colordo Rockies, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and the Atlanta Braves.
When? See schedule below
Where? Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami, Florida 33125
How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $11.
Wynwood is an emerging neighborhood in a decaying part of town that has been revitalized and is transforming the art scene in Miami.
Best known for its street art and splashy murals and over 70 galleries and counting, on Second Saturdays, the place is on overdrive.
Crowds come to enjoy their art and their food trucks.
A must for street art lovers, but if you are not into crowds, definitely not for you.
Here's more on the Wynwood Art District and its signature street art.
When? Saturday April 12, 2014 - 6:00pm to 11:00 pm
Where? Roughly between Biscayne Boulevard and I-95 and NW 36th Street and NW 20th Street. CAUTION: The area surrounding the Wynwood District is a very doubtful neighborhood, please exercise caution when getting here and back.
How Much? FREE
More info and Map: www.wynwoodmiami.com
This is a monthly program for the newly-opened Perez Art Museum Miami PAMM, in its beautiful location on Biscayne Bay.
PAMM Free Second Saturdays is a family-friendly program featuring hands-on activities for kids, guided tours of the museum's exhibits, and occasional guest artists and performers.
Families can create art and enjoy the Museum's exhibitions for FREE each second Saturday of the month. Second Saturdays emphasizes families making art together.
This month's program is "The Automatic Aardvark Sang a Crumpled Cloud: Folded Books and Chance Poems"
When? April 12, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where? PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
How Much?: FREE!
More Info: www.pamm.org/free-second-saturdays.
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