Thursday, April 17
RACE: Are We So Different?: Teens ages 14-18 can sign-up for this two-hour workshop on an early release day from public school to explore the intersection of gender and race relations in contemporary art from 2-4 p.m., at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Teens will work in gender-specific teams of 15 – boys will explore the work of Kehinde Wiley and girls will explore the work of Shoshanna Weinberger. Following the workshop teens will have time to explore the RACE exhibition. Workshop included with regular museum admission. Call 305-646-4200.
Spring Spectacular: Joe DiMaggio’s Children Hospital at Memorial is hosting an event that includes a community open house, Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, interactive activities for kids, arts and crafts, hospital tours, child ID photos, pediatric services, refreshments, etc. from 4-6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 1005 Joe DiMaggio Dr., Hollywood. Call 954-265-5324.
Business Development Workshop Series: Network with Broward County agency directors and gain the universal skills necessary to succeed in business from 6-7:30 p.m., at Broward County Governmental Center, Room 430, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6400.
Chamber South Business After Hours: Chamber South presents a networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Dadeland Courtyard Marriott, 9075 S Dadeland Blvd., Miami. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 305-661-1621 or email email@example.com
Bagels with the Boss: Get to know or get re-acquainted with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce at this informative morning program with Chamber President/CEO Barry E. Johnson to learn more about how to get involved, get connected and get business at 8:30 a.m., at the chamber, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom Level, Miami. RSVP is requested. Visit miamichamber.com or contact Malissa Morgan at 305-577-5467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 19
Spring Egg Hunt: Bring your family to enjoy springtime in the park at 10 a.m., at Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, 1725 NE 135 St., North Miami – West Shelter. Admission is $1. Children ages 12 and under will enjoy activities such as inflatable games, face painting, and good old fashioned egg hunts with prizes. Don’t forget to bring your own basket or bag for the egg hunt. This event is presented by the North Miami Parks and Recreation Department. Call 305-895-9840.
Sweatstock 5: Sweat Records celebrates its Ninth Anniversary and Record Store Day with a free block party for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. At 2 p.m., the Awesome Foundation stage will come alive in Sweat’s parking lot, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami and at 6 p.m. the back patio of Churchill’s becomes the Borscht Lounge with a loop of the Borscht Film Festival‘s most visually exciting offerings. The Sweat Street Stage ends at 11 p.m. but the fun at Churchill’s goes late into the night. Visit sweatrecordsmiami.com
Sunday, April 20
Easter at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa: Enjoy a brunch, egg hunt and more from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m., at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. The brunch is $75 for adults and $35 for children ages 5-12. Reservations are a must as the brunch is expected to sell-out. Call 561-533-6000 or toll free at 800-328-0170.
Wednesday, April 23
Beneath the Waves Film Festival: The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale will host the internationally acclaimed festival featuring short films ranging in topics from coral reef restoration to humans’ relationship with the ocean to the creative force behind art in marine science from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the museum’s Horvitz Auditorium, One East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. The screening will be followed by a panel of expert marine scientists from NSU’s Oceanographic Center. Contact festival organizers, Paola Espitia at email@example.com or Edilberto Aponte at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 24
Y.E.S. Conference 2014: The New Beginning Enrichment Center is hosting a conference under the theme “B R.E.A.L: Ready, Empowered, Authentic, Ladies,” April 24-27 at 2398 NW 119 St. Miami. The conference will feature Adriann Lewis-Freeman of the group Rizen at its Thursday worship service and Friday concert. On Saturday, Beauty Schools of America will sponsor free grooming and nail services for women. Sunday morning worship service will feature Sonja Foster as guest speaker at 10 a.m. Call 305-681-0119.
Billiards by the Bay: Indulge in prohibition-era ambiance with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, cigars, and entertainment at 5:30 p.m., at Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Top prizes will include private lessons by professional pool players and custom-made cues. Visit shakealegmiami.org
Business before Breakfast: The Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County presents “Answers to All Your Banking Questions” featuring bankers Gillian Ebanks-Knowles and Regina Thomson at 7:45 a.m., at IBERIABANK, 1315 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members in advance and $20 at the door. Register at blackchamberpbc.com and email email@example.com for more information.
Smart City Start-Ups 2014: Attend the first gathering to explore how to help startups solving urban challenges surrounding sustainable buildings, mobility, governance and service delivery. The event will explore partnerships, procurement and funding. The event is limited to 100 participants. Over one and a half days, participants will share their perspectives on current urban issues and potential solutions. Representatives from startups, investors, foundations, researchers and cities will contribute their expertise on the issues. Promising cases and strategies will be documented and subsequently shared publicly. Visit smartcitystartups.com
Friday, April 25
Mayor Tondreau’s Financial Opportunities Workshop: Entrepreneurs and business owners hoping to expand or renovate their business are invited to this financing workshop from 3:30-6 p.m. at Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135 St., North Miami. Business owners will have the opportunity to meet with and receive information from the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), local banks, and non-profit and government agencies offering small business assistance about available financing resources and options. Contact Dan Lima at 305-899-0272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz at MOCA: South Florida’s longest running free outdoor jazz concert series will feature Marlow Rosado, the 2013 Grammy winner for Best Tropical Latin Album: Retro, at 8 p.m., at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami. Enjoy these outdoor performances on the last Friday of every month in the MOCA Plaza. Galleries are open by donation the last Friday of every month from 7-10 p.m. Call 305-893-6211 or visit mocanomi.org