April 17 to April 25

April 17
Film
Early Truffaut – The 400 Blows
Part of the FLA-FRA “Early Truffaut: The Nouvelle Vague Classics” series from April 11 to April 24 presented by the Miami Beach Cinematheque.  THE 400 BLOWS / Les quatre cents coups Directed by François Truffaut (1959), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier and Labert Rémy. 8pm. Free. Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

April 17
Lecture
Legendary Locals
Don’t miss the last lecture in the MDPL Miami Beach Style Lecture Series tonight which focuses on local legends that have shaped Miami Beach. These include Barbara Baer Capitman, Jackie Gleason, Don Shula and many more. The lecturers include: Howard Kleinberg and Arva Moore Parks. Kleinberg and Parks are two of the foremost experts on Miami history. Together they have penned a new book on the “Legendary Locals” of Miami. Several of these “Locals” have come from or been influenced in some way by Miami Beach. One notable Miami Beach “Local” is the showman Jackie Gleason whose auditorium still bears his name.  The two will speak about several Miami Beach “Locals” and about putting together their book. Free. 7pm. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mdpl.org

April 17
Art
Wangechi Mutu & Virginia Overton
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, presents the  amazing work of Wangechi Mutu & Virginia Overton in a new exhibition opening  tonight with a reception.  A Fantastic Journey by Wangechi Mutu is a comprehensive survey of the Kenya-born, New York -based artist whose  multi-faceted work articulates a 21st century global sensibility. The exhibition includes more than 50 works from the mid-1990s to the present. Virginia Overton in Flat Rock, is a major large-scale and site – responsive exhibition. Marking the artist’s first solo exhibition at an American museum,  Flat Rock features both works from the artist’s studio and commissioned sculpture, compiled with objects sourced in the area around the exhibition site to reframe the relationship between work and environment. Through July 6. 7pm – 9pm. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

April 17
Music
Venus X
Every third Thursday evening, PAMM brings together an eclectic range of internationally-acclaimed artists for a live outdoor music series by the bay. Tonight New York-based artist Venus X will perform. Venus X is renowned for her skills in live sampling/remixing and crosscutting global styles from hip-hop, to Chicago Juke, to Dominican Dembow, to Jersey club and more. She began touring around the world as M.I.A.’s DJ in fall 2013, adding her own instrumentation and vocals to the live show. A staple at luxury brand fashion events, art galleries, and illegal warehouses raves, Venus X is natural tastemaker developing a culture all her own with the development of her brand/party, GHE20GOTH1K. She started GHE20GOTH1K in 2009 at a small bar in Brooklyn, expanding to a basement in Manhattan, and then growing to a full warehouse in Bushwick in 2011. GHE20GOTH1K changed the landscape of New York youth culture offering an alternative weekly dance spot with a freedom of expression at its core. The event is known for booking breaking DJs, performers, and hosts on the verge of becoming recognized worldwide as the leading alternative culture including Kelela, Arca, Hood By Air, A$AP Ferg, Nguzunguzu, Le1f and more. 6pm – 10pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 17
Art
Trompe le Monde
Markowicz Fine Art, debuts a new exhibit, Trompe le Monde, with an opening cocktail reception tonight. The exhibit showcases the unique and divergent styles of Olivier Haligon and Steven Gagnon and celebrates their French heritage.   Gagnon is a Miami Beach based artist whose paintings, sculptures and car video installations have brought him international acclaim. His work has been exhibited in museums across the United States and is represented in both public and private collections. His car video installations created a buzz at both 2008 Presidential Conventions and received significant attention at the Houston Fotofest Biennial as well as art fairs in Berlin, Cologne, Miami, New York, and Palm Beach. Haligon comes from five generations of master craftsmen. His great grandfather helped to create the Statue of Liberty and it is his precise work as an artisan for which he has been known in the Art World. With a Masters Degree in Engineering and Mathematics, Haligon has worked with many renowned artists: Miró; Dubuffet; Rodin and Botero, advising them on the technical aspects of their creations and adapting his legacy of craftsmanship to embrace the new products and materials available today. In 2012, Haligon began his own sculpture series and is now an emerging artist in his own right. 6pm – 9pm. Markowicz Fine Art, 1114 NE 40th St; Miami. For info: markowiczfineart.com

April 18
Film
Hide Your Smiling Faces
An atmospheric exploration of life and death in rural America, as seen  through the distorted lens of youth, Hide Your Smiling Faces vividly depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death. The event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in a way that they can’t fully understand. Once familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric and Tommy to retreat into their wild surroundings. As the two brothers vocally face the questions they have about mortality, they simultaneously hold their own silent debates within their minds that build into seemingly insurmountable moral peaks. Hide Your Smiling Faces is a true, headlong glimpse into the raw spirit of youth, as well as the calluses that one often develops as a result of an unfiltered past. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

April 18
Food
An Evening with Chema Vílchez
Celebrate the senses with an evening of light entertainment with an exquisite four-course dining experience at the new Traymore Restaurant and Bar courtesy of Executive Chef Jonathan Lane. The evening will feature a special guest appearance and highly anticipated performance by the world renowned Flamenco Musician and Master Yoga Instructor from Madrid, Chema Vílchez. As one of the most prestigious jazz, world music and Flamenco fusion musicians in the world, with many international tours, eight published albums and collaborations with some of the best jazz musicians on the international scene, Vílchez is currently teaching yoga and meditation workshops around the globe during a world tour with his new project Unity – Yoga Music Experience, while converging music and the spirit of yoga. Four course prix fixe menu and live music performance priced at $85. 6:30pm or 9pm. Metropolitan by COMO, 2445 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. 305.695.3600 or dining.met.mia@comohotels.com

April 18
Film
The Perfect Game
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows The Perfect Game. Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. Director: William Dear. Starring: Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, and Moises Arias. 7pm. Hang out and enjoy a movie under the stars. 7pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

April 18
Food
Ben & Jerry’s
Calling all Ben & Jerry’s ice cream fans! It is officially the sweetest time of year. Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck kicks of its annual month-long tour in Miami, giving away free scoops to loyal fans. The truck will be scooping its newest line of flavor innovations: Ben & Jerry’s Cores. And if that wasn’t enough, Ben & Jerry’s very own Storyteller, Regan Cleminson, will be joining the truck crew, giving ice cream lovers the inside scoop on the truck’s winding path and reporting on all the things that make Miami so unique from the people she meets, to the food she tries and the experiences she has throughout the month. Tonight Ben & Jerry’s will be keeping good company with local artists, enjoying good food, ice cream and family fun. Through May 6, the truck will be scooping out free super premium chunks and swirls at local community events, businesses and non- profits. Here are a few ways to cross paths with the Scoop Truck: Follow @BenJerrysTruck on Twitter to see where the truck is dishing out free scoops near you or       Tweet @BenJerrysTruck for the lucky chance to get scoops delivered to you directly. 5pm – 7pm. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St; Miami. For info:  benjerry.com

April 18
Film
Child’s Pose
The top prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Calin Peter Netzer’s sharply crafted Child’s Pose pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses and even the victim’s family that her son was not recklessly speeding? A spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

April 18
Music
Timur and The Dime Museum
Fusing avant-garde, pop and vaudeville sounds, the dark glam opera band, Timur and the Dime Museum creates a rich amalgam of sensibilities with Bjork fierceness, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins theatricality. Led by the rising opera singer from Kazakhstan Timur Bekbosunov, profiled in LA Weekly’s Best Of LA People Issue 2011, the band’s stunning intensity brings songs to cure the new depression with a post-punk bohemian attitude. 8pm. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St; Miami. For info:

April 18
Art
The Castle Dismal
Artist Christina Pettersson opens The Castle Dismal, a Solo Exhibition at Primary Projects Gallery. Through drawing, installation, sculpture, performance, and a series of weekly events surrounding her new body of work, Artist Christina Pettersson explains how she feels about the Deep South, a place she genuinely loves and feels connected to. Pettersson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and now lives in Miami. She has been awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium twice, the largest regionally sponsored artist grant in the country, as well as the Individual Artist Fellowship, and is a Fulbright Scholar for Sweden. She just received a Knight Grant thru O, Miami to complete a project for National Poetry Month this April at Primary Projects in conjunction with her exhibition. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Perez Art Museum Miami, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Debra and Dennis Scholl, Marty and Cricket Taplin, Liza and Arturo Mosquera, Dan and Kathryn Mikesell, Frances Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Edouard Duval-Carrié and Kate Shanley. Opening Reception with the artist tonight. 6pm – 10pm. Primary Projects Gallery, 151 NE Seventh St; Miami. For info: 954-608-0233

April 18
Theatre
Shen Yun
Founded in 2006, Shen Yun has travelled the world reviving the essence of ancient Chinese culture. Audiences are transported to another world as dozens of high-energy dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums and spectacular backdrops capture the spirit of traditional Chinese culture, recalling the grandeur of a tradition long lost. Dancers, musicians and award-winning vocalists recreate short pieces ranging from ancient Chinese legends to contemporary tales of courage. A one-of-a-kind orchestra, playing all original compositions, exceptionally blends Eastern and Western music to create an exciting unexpected sound. 8pm. $64 – $204. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 18
Music
Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki performs at Hard Rock Live tonight. As a LABEL HEAD, over the last 15 years STEVE AOKI broke bands like Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons and The Gossip through deftly marketed releases on his Dim Mak label. As an EVENT & NIGHTCLUB PROMOTER, he started some of the most influential nights in Southern California with names like the Pickle Patch, Banana Split and the 10 year strong Dim Mak Tuesday party which has seen legendary debut performances from acts ranging from Lady Gaga to Skrillex, M.I.A, Kid Cudi, The Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize and Justice. As a DJ he averages nearly 250 shows a year throughout the world playing to millions of fans. As a REMIXER he’s worked with everyone from Duran Duran to Michael Jackson, The Killers and Weezer. And most importantly, as a MUSIC PRODUCER, in addition to several hit singles his debut album WONDERLAND, vaulted into the Top 10 of iTunes within a day of its release, spawned a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Album and featured superstar friends and collaborators including Will.I.Am, LMFAO, Travis Barker, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon and many more. Special guest Kat Lane. 7pm. $79. Hard Rock, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. For info: 954.797.5531 or hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

April 18
Art
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will highlight over two centuries of rarely seen works—from paintings and sculptures to prints, photographs, installations, films, and videos—dating from after the Haitian Revolution to the present. This exhibition employs an inter-disciplinary approach to advance our understanding of the Caribbean and its artistic heritage and contemporary practices. It focuses on four central themes: Fluid Motions, Counterpoints, Shades of History, and Kingdoms of this World. These interconnected frameworks allow insight into the complex context from which the vital and varied artistic production of the region has emerged, illuminating the multiple histories of the region. With over 150 objects, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World features a range of diverse media depicting images of and about the region. Artists who have lived and worked in the Caribbean, as well as artists living abroad who responded to the rich visual tradition and history of the area are shown side-by-side. This exhibition mixes historical work by artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Victor Patricio Landaluze, Camille Pissarro, Wifredo Lam, Amelia Pélaez, and Armando Reverón, with works by contemporary artists, including Allora and Calzadilla, Janine Antoni, Renée Cox, and Ebony G. Patterson, among many others. Celebrate the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World tonight with a performance by Akuzuru and a waterfront bar on the terrace with music by DJ Majestic. 6pm – 9pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:pamm.org

April 18
Social
BlackCreekNights
Hosted by Mr. Pauer and featuring Suénalo & Xperimento. Live music, local bands, re-mixes and performance artists invade the outside plaza and black box of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Mr. Pauer is a is a Latin Grammy Nominated producer and re-mixer. With a long career as a DJ and producer he is one of the pioneers in the new sounds of Latin electronica! Latin funk. Fusion. Jam band. Multicultural cocktail. The sound of Miami. Afro-Latin-Baby-Makin’-Descarga-Funk. They’re all names that have been used to describe Suénalo! Xperimento is a bilingual, multicultural band that blends world sounds such as Cumbia, Reggae, Merengue, Ska, Salsa, and Funk with elements of Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop and Dancehall creating the original genre called: Latin Reggue Urban Soul. 8pm. $10. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

April 18
Festival
Big Night at Little Haiti
When Big Night in Little Haiti began three years ago, Rara Kuyu invited the organizers to a large gathering  at his studio, to make sure that rasin music had a part of the series.  What a group – top locally-based dancers, musicians, artists.  Rara Kuyu and his 15-member Universal Soul Love group launched Big Night with a bang, setting the tone for an amazing monthly night of music.  Now we celebrate the 3rd Anniversary, and welcome back to the stage one of Miami’s artistic anchors. A night of rara and roots to celebrate a good Friday at Big Night. Rara Kuyu and Universal Soul Love have created an massive production of roots music and dance. Born in Port-au-Prince, Kuyu is a gifted painter, muralist and musician. If you’ve been to Tap Tap, you’ve seen his beautiful murals.  The band, featuring performance and dancers, is anchored by a commitment to Haitian percussion and musical exploration. Also on the bill – Dja-rara was featured in the documentary, The Other Side of the Water. Every Sunday the band holds a rara march through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – bringing Haitian roots pride to the heart of the New York City. Between sets, DJ Franky Mixalot. In the gallery, an exhibition by the Oscar Thomas Foundation. Bring some books to donate to the new Little Free Libraries in Little Haiti – or bring some home. This month’s featured artist, Rara Kuyu, has decorated the Little Haiti dropboxes for this national program. Open studios next door in the Haitian Cultural Alliance. A rocking after party at 7th Circuit with the Moksha Roots Allstars and special guests. The night will featuring kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Lakay, ice cold Prestige Beer at the bar, and more. Hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art. 6pm – 10pm. Free. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr; Miami. For info: BigNightLittleHaiti.com

April 19
Music
Barbershop Harmony Salutes The Cowboy
The Miamians, South Florida’s premier Barbershop Harmony Chorus and chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, proudly presents “Barbershop Harmony Salutes the Cowboy”. Many of your favorite songs of cowboy life on the open range originally sung by the greats like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Tex Ritter will be performed in the All-American style of Barbershop Harmony. This show will include songs performed on Broadway and early television programs such as Todd Duncan’s Broadway production of “Lost in The Stars” and The Roy Rogers Show. Sit by the campfire as our singing cowboys serenade you with songs of the old west. You and your family will definitely enjoy these classic renditions. The Miamians, along with our special guest quartet the internationally ranked Throwback, from Florida and Nashville, performs tonight. 2pm & 7pm. $15 – $20. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

April 19
Dance
Miami Open Stage III
Featuring Miami’s Emerging Choreographers, this theater fellowship provides emerging choreographers opportunity to present their work in a proscenium theater setting, while honing their mettle with audience talkback moderated by Artburst Miami arts writer Josie Gulliksen. Presenting choreographers include Lazaro Godoy, Megan Holsinger, Emily Noe and Rebecca Pelham, with work presented from Dance NOW! Miami. 7pm. $10. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr; Miami. For info: dancenowmiami.org

April 19
Lecture
Wangechi Mutu & Trevor Schoonmaker.
Do not miss an Art Talk tonight with Kenya-born, New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu and curator Trevor Schoonmaker. Mutu is considered one of the most inventive and critically-engaged artists of her generation.  Her multi-faceted work captures 21st century global sensibilities by addressing issues such as race, gender and power.  She will discuss her acclaimed exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey currently on exhibit at MOCA, with Schoonmaker of the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, who curated and organized the exhibition. 7pm. $10. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

April 19
Music
Percussion Consort
The spotlight shifts to the Percussion Fellows in the season’s final performance by the New World Percussion Consort. Steve Reich’s Minimalist masterpiece moves in phases, hypnotically pulsing as phrases, based on the human breath, rise and fall throughout a mesmerizing, hour-long journey. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

April 19
Panel Discussion
Miami Graffiti
Join us for a conversation about the evolution of and controversies that surround graffiti in Miami. This panel discussion will cover decades of history and styles, from the Miami Marine Stadium to Wynwood, from the streets and into the galleries. Featured speakers include: Alex Vahan, artist and designer from visual communications firm Cushy Gigs; Luis Berros, lifelong South Florida resident and graffiti pioneer from the Free Agents Crew; Rosa Lowinger, Curator of Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium, writer and art conservator; Moderator: Brandon Opalka, Miami-based graffiti artist and Curator of Some Like It Hot. 2pm. Free. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: HistoryMiami.org

April 19
Green
Mother Earth Day
Celebrate our common Mother with several family-friendly activities throughout the day such as a showcase of sculptures and other works by local artists made from repurposed materials. Short environmental films will be playing from 10am to noon in the Butterfly Room, and families with children ages 4-12 can attend a session of art projects and eco-learning opportunities from 11am to 2pm. Meldy Hernandez, Mommy and Me teacher, will host a family yoga and dance class for the little ones (ages 1-3) to introduce them to the wonders of nature using song, dance, yoga and world music. 11:30am to 12:15pm. End the day with a nighttime garden gathering and yoga class from 7pm – 11pm. This event is in conjunction with Sustainatopia, to benefit the Garden. 10am – 1pm. $12. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7256 or mbgarden.org

April 19
Poetry
Sittin’ by the Don on the Bay with Don Share
Join O, Miami for a #ThatsSoMiami event with Poet & Translator Don Share. Share, who is also Editor of Poetry magazine, will read his work along with his award-winning translations of Spanish poet Miguel Hernández as the sun sets behind him over Biscayne Bay.  Food & cocktails will be served. Music by Tiger’s Milk. 6pm. Paraiso Bay Sales Center, NE 31st St; and Biscayne Bay; Miami. For info: omiami.org

April 19
Music
Jorge Luis Pacheco
Direct from Havana, Cuba, and for one night only, FUNDarte presents Jorge Luis Pacheco in Concert. Cuba’s hottest up and coming young jazz pianist takes to the Miami stage in this unforgettable concert along with Miami-based artists Yorgis Goiricelaya and Reinier Guerra.  This extraordinary evening will showcase the virtuosity of Cuba’s promising new jazz pianist, winner of the first prize at the International Competition of Young Jazz musicians (Jo-Jazz) in 2007.  Pachecho is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Institute of Superior Arts in Havana, and was the only Cuban jazz musician to perform with Wynton Marsalis in his recent Havana concert.  Pacheco has fine-tuned his craft while performing with such legendary giants as Chucho Valdés, Bobby Carcasses, Javier Zalba, Orlando Sanchez, Pablo Milanes, Rolando Luna, Stanley Clark, and many others. A composer, pianist, percussionist, and musical director, Pachecho has participated in festivals and concerts in Cuba, Spain, German, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, and Switzerland. Pachecho is currently in final production of his first album “Pacheco’s Blue” produced by Chucho Valdés. 9pm. $25 – $50. Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St; Miami.  For info: 305.547.5414 or fundarte.us

April 19
Social
Glow Yoga and Garden Gathering
Find your roots and celebrate our universal heritage as a human race with this unique fuse of glow-in-the-dark yoga and an outdoor garden social. Enjoy local DJ’s and live music acts, as well as grassroots vendors from the Miami area showcasing homegrown food clothing and art. Meet on the patio for a special glow-yoga class and meditation taught by Terra-Nova and Cristal Gould, ending with a sound bowl healing. $30. After the class, mix and mingle under the sea grape tree and join in the drum circle for more festivities and live art and music. Wear anything that glows or shines, to honor the common home we all share together. In conjunction with Sustainatopia, to benefit the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 7pm – 11pm. Free. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7256 or mbgarden.org

April 19
Art
Dreaming Havana
Enrique Flores-Galbis shows his latest series titled Dreaming Havana:  The Collision of Memory and Fact at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth which opens tonight with an artist reception. Flores-Galbis is a landscape and portrait painter.  Born in Havana, Cuba, he left in 1961 with Operation Pedro Pan, arriving alone in South Florida at the age of 9.   Also a novelist, his award-winning book 90 Miles to Havana was based on the events that led to his departure and the life he encountered in the U.S. Flores-Galbis received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Parsons School of Design in 1992. He has served on the Faculty of the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts for over twenty years and Parsons School of Design for over sixteen years as well as the Morris and Montclair Museums in New Jersey. 6pm. Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: williamsmccallgallery.com or 786.359.4321

April 20
Music
Frozen Music: Picnic 4
Frozen Music is an ensemble that performs electronic sound installations that blend into, and interact with, the natural environment in outdoor spaces.  It features sound artists David Dunn, Rene Barge and Gustavo Matamoros. This fourth version of their sound installation piece titled Picnic, will feature an electronic sound environment that behaves as natural as the calls of birds, insects and amphibians found in remote areas of the Everglades. These sounds will surround the audience from four discrete cardinal points. Visitors are invited to bring their own blankets and food baskets to setup picnics right on the lawn, and to exchange with each other while experiencing this extended duration piece. 1pm to Sundown. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7256 or subtropics.org

April 20
Kids
Spring Fling
Spring is here and it is time to celebrate the sunshine! Enjoy a Peter Rabbit puppet show, and create some of your favorite springtime crafts including your own collage garden. Join us for a healthy spring cooking session and even get a chance to meet, pet, and play with the cutest farm animals in town. 10am – 6pm. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway; Miami. For info: miamichildrensmuseum.org

April 20
Easter
Jungle Island’s Easter Eggstravaganza
Benefits the park’s Iconic Conservation Fund and features Easter egg hunts with more 50,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes plus pie-eating contests, arts and crafts stations, animal encounters, bounce houses and picture taking with Easter Bunny. 10am – 6pm. $34.95. Jungle Island,  1111 Parrot Jungle Trail; Miami. For info: 305-400-7000 or jungleisland.org

April 22
Kids
Tales Under the Stars
Enjoy an enchanted evening of tales under the stars featuring storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar and a group of Tarantella dancers featuring an interactive performance. Tarantella is an Italian folk dance. Bring a lawn chair for seating. 7pm – 8pm. Free. Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave; Miami. For info: deeringestate.com

April 22
Music
John Legend
R&B sensation John Legend is on the road with a string quartet for his 2014 tour, which promises “an intimate and acoustic setting” tonight. The tour supports the R&B singer’s fourth studio album, Love in the Future, produced with Kanye West and Dave Tozer. An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour will be unlike any tour he’s done before.  Intimate, raw, and unplugged. Acoustic and Stripped Down. 8pm. $40 – $120. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

April 22
Earth Day
Trash Bash
In commemoration of Earth Day and Earth Month, head to the Earth Day Trash Bash today. Continuing their  partnership with The City of Miami Beach and ECOMB, the folks at the Palms Hotel have “adopted” the stretch of beach between 29th and 32nd Street. This year, they will once again gather their guests, staff and neighbors and deep-clean the beach. All volunteers will also receive their green Inspired by Nature tee-shirt. Meet at the Palms tropical garden to register. After the Beach Clean-up, poolside drinks and snacks for all volunteers will be served. Wearing a pair of sunglasses, gloves, hat and sun block should be considered. 3pm – 6pm. The Palms Hotel & Spa,
3025 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: green@thepalmshotel.com or 305 908 5402.

April 23
Poetry
Generation Zero: A New Century of Cuban Poetry
A Spanish-language reading by two poets creating the new generation of Cuban and Cuban-American poetry. Legna Rodríguez Iglesias and Yosie Crespo will also discuss the concept of “Generation Zero,” a new movement in Cuban poetry. This will be Iglesias’s first public reading in the US. Iglesias is a poet and writer residing in Cuba, she received the Julio Cortázar Ibero-American Short Story Prize and was also awarded the Wolsan-CubaPoesía Prize in 2013. Crespo is a local poet and writer who received the Nuevos Valores de la Poesía Hispana Prize for her poetry collection Solárium. She has been the recipient of numerous other awards, among them the First Prize of the IV Federico García Lorca Award for Young Poets in Spain (2011), the International Short Story Award of the 2010 Buenos Aires International Book Fair. 8pm – 9:30pm. 7pm. Miami Light Project, 404 NW 28th St; Miami. For info: omiami.org

April 23
Lecture
Restoring the River of Grass
South Florida is host to some of the richest natural resources in the world. The balance of human and natural systems in our growing urban community is central to political, cultural, and academic dialogues regarding the environment. Speaking Sustainably is a lecture series offered to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action. Tonight’s lecture is on Restoring the River of Grass. The Everglades, the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental U.S., has been drastically altered by human activity. Restoring the Greater Everglades Ecosystem is vital to managing flood control, water supply, and ecosystem health in South Florida. Dr. Cale will discuss the impact of human-induced changes and the current projects to reverse those changes and improve the ecosystem. Presenter: Tabetha Cale, Ph.D., Everglades Policy Associate, Audubon Florida. 7pm – 9pm. Free. Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave; Miami. For info: deeringestate.com

April 23
Theatre
Rose and the Rime
Radio Falls, Michigan has been trapped in perpetual winter for a generation and the constant blizzard surrounding the town means there’s no way in or out. The last moment of heated passion brought the town its only remaining youth: a young girl named Rose. It is up to her to save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. But when she succeeds, Radio Falls discovers the witch’s magic coin has two sides. The creators of the sold-out hit, Death and Harry Houdini, and last season’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, A Magical New Play, bring you this modern version of The House’s favorite myth — a reminder that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is powerful enough to destroy them. Written by Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen. Directed by Nathan Allen. 7:30pm. $45. Carnival Studio Theatre, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 23
Lecture
Soledad O’Brien
The Fort Lauderdale Speaker Series continues tonight with acclaimed journalist and Host of CNN’s Starting Point Soledad O’Brien. She leads Starfish Media in the production of documentaries focusing on the divisive issues of race, class, and poverty. O’Brien’s works include Who is Black in America?, Latino in America, The Women of 9/11, Don’t Fail Me: Education in America and the Emmy Award Winning Crisis In Haiti. 8pm. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

April 23
Film
Tomorrow Never Dies
Free outdoor movies every Wednesday night are in full swing with The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is Tomorrow Never Dies. James Bond heads to stop a media mogul’s plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. Director: Roger Spottiswoode and starring Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce and Michelle Yeoh. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

April 24
Film
Jules and Jim
Miami Beach Cinematheque’s Films On The Beach will screen some Early Truffaut with Jules and Jim. Part of the FLA-FRA “Early Truffaut: The Nouvelle Vague Classics” series that runs through  April 24.  Jules and Jim was Directed by François Truffaut, starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. Meals from a local French restaurant will be available on site for purchase during film screening. Free. 8pm. Exostage at the  Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

April 24
Art
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Celebrate the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World with a performance by Akuzuru and a waterfront bar on the terrace with music by DJ Majestic. 6pm – 9pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 24
Music
NWSA Concerto Winners
Hear the Laureates of the New World School of the Arts Concerto Competition perform as soloists with the NWSA Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alfred Gershfeld. 7:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: nwsa.mdc.edu

April 24
Books
Scenes Everlasting and Other Essays
Scenes Everlasting and Other Essays is a bestselling collection of inspirational short stories based on author Connie Perez’s life experiences. From childhood to parenthood, from losing loved ones to having breakfast with Mother Teresa, from baseball to God Almighty, these bits of memoir are uplifting and thought-provoking reflections that take the reader on a journey filled with laughter, tears, friendship and faith. Proceeds from the book go to benefit two charities: Autism Speaks and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Perez will discuss and sign her book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables.  For info: booksandbooks.com

April 24
Art
Simon Starling
Pérez Art Museum Miami shows Inverted Retrograde Theme, USA (House for a Songbird), a large-scale installation that traces the paradoxes of modernist architecture in the Caribbean. This recent acquisition, by conceptual artist Simon Starling, references a housing project in Puerto Rico which was designed by Austrian architect Simon Schmiderer in the 1960s. Inspired by modernist musician Arnold Schoenberg, Schmiderer developed a series of houses made of building blocks without doors or windows to further integrate the outside and inside spaces, thus pushing forward his utopian ideals throughout his plan. Ironically, the rise of crime in the ’70s forced locals to add elaborate barriers onto Schmiderer’s designs. In Inverted Retrograde Theme, USA, Starling recreates two of the existing homes on a smaller scale and inverts them like birdcages; these models sit atop tree trunks that extend from the gallery’s floor. Starling’s work exemplifies an ironic interpretation of how modern utopian notions failed when confronted with reality, and creates a whimsical inverted utopia. Through Sept. 14. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 25
Kids
S’mores and Mores Campfire
Have some family-friendly fun at the S’mores and Mores Campfire tonight at the Deering Estate at Cutler. Enjoy complementary s’mores under the stars while you join in on a variety of classic campfire activities including storytelling, skits, songs, and more! Bring along some non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, including food to roast on the fire. $15. 7pm – 9:30pm. The Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave; Miami. For info: 305-235-1668.

April 25
Poetry
O, Miami: 1st Annual LitCrawl Miami
The famous bar crawl & literature series comes to Miami for the very first time. Meet up at B Bar at The Betsy-South Beach to get your map and schedule, stay for a reading by novelist Russell Banks, Two time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and poet Chase Twichell, Kingsley Tufts Award-winner, then head out for a choose-you-own-literary-adventure at various locations around South Beach. 6pm. B Bar @ The Betsy & Various Locations on Miami Beach, 1440 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: omiami.org

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