What's Happening in Miami During April

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By: Jennifer Agress

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Don't miss these events in Miami during the month of April

It’s springtime in Miami and that means there is a fresh crop of things to see and do. It’s the right time of year to visit our wide variety of attractions and museums highlighted during Miami Attractions and Museum Months where residents and visitors alike can enjoy exclusive savings on admissions, memberships and more throughout the months of April and May. You’ll have access to Miami’s specialty museums, art museums, historical and family friendly attractions and more with special discounts and deep savings.

Art Heist Experience - Socially Distanced Immersive Theater

March 18 - April 4 | Live Event

Put your thinking caps on, everyone—you have a mystery to solve at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Based on the biggest art heist in history (which took place in March 1990, when two thieves dressed as police officers and stole $500 million worth of art from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum), this interactive Art Heist Experience puts you right in the middle of the robbery itself. Factoring in all COVID-19 precautions, including social distancing and masks, this outdoor, true crime walking show leads groups through five different locations, each of which holds a clue about the robber. Through it all, guests will encounter a wild group of wily career criminals, slimy con men, rumpled art-recovery specialists, a possible “inside” man, a gentle psychopath, and the self-proclaimed "Greatest Art Thief of All Time.” Tickets start at $43.

Miami Open

Through April 4 | Live Event

Star-gazing? We’ve got it. There’s no telling which tennis pro you’ll see play at the world-renowned Miami Open. Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium, guests should come for the matches and stay for world-class food from Miami’s best restaurants—such as Bourbon Steak Miami, Chī Fa, Kiki on the River, Novecento, Pincho Factory, SuViche, and more. There will also be art murals curated by Goldman Global Arts (the group behind Wynwood Walls), and local musicians and DJs. Various ticket packages are available.

Vizcaya Late

April 1 | Live Event

Spend an evening at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. During the monthly Vizcaya Late, the stunning gardens and Main House stay open until 8 p.m. April’s edition will be themed “Wild Vizcaya” and invites guests of all ages to play “Animal Disco,” go on scavenger hunts, create their own creatures with arts and crafts, and wander through the gardens to find the different animals that call Vizcaya home. Tickets are priced at $18 and must be purchased online. Vizcaya members get a 20% discount.

Twilight Fridays at the Museum

April 2 | Live Event

It’s the first Friday of the month, so bring your family to Coral Gables Museum. Twilight Fridays at the Museum offers fun for all ages. Enjoy complimentary admission to the museum’s galleries and exhibitions, live music, a cash bar and much more.

Live on the Plaza - JUke

April 2 | Live Event

Coming to “Live on the Plaza”—a series of outdoor, socially-distanced performances at Adrienne Arsht Center—JUke brings a four-piece, post-blues musical style that all can enjoy. Led by frontman, harmonica player and singer Eric Garcia, JUke's high-energy performances have allowed them to open for and play with musicians such as G. Love, Zach Deputy and Gary Clark Jr. Tickets are available as table packages only, which start at $15.

Tea Tasting Series

April 3 | Live Event

Kick-off Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Tea Tasting Series with a guided tea exploration of varieties from tea gardens in Taiwan, Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, and beyond. Led by Adrienne Etkin Nascimento, of Admari Tea, this event will begin with a short tea meditation. Throughout the tasting, Adrienne will educate participants about different tea cultures and the rituals and symbolism they represent. Tickets are priced at $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

Art at the Park

April 7 & April 11 | Live Event

Hosted by Coral Gables Museum, this regular art class gives attendees a chance to express their creativity through different mediums of painting, photography, drawing and more. The classes themselves take place under Ingraham Park’s idyllic banyan and Live Oak trees. During the month of April, guests can get excited for two editions of Art at the Park: Fundamentals of Drawing and Abstract Photography. Single classes are priced at $40 for members and $60 for non-members.

Family Day on Aragon

April 10 | Live Event

Taking place on the second Saturday of every month, Family Day on Aragon invites families with kids of all ages to come shop at the outdoor art market, enjoy live music, explore Coral Gables Museum, and see a family-friendly movie under the stars. This event is free and open to the public.

Soap Making at the Garden with Amelie Soap Company

April 10 | Live Event

Part of the Pinecrest Gardens’ series “The Curious Gardener Workshops,” this event invites attendees to learn the “ins” and “outs” of soapmaking using botanical oils and ingredients from the garden. Led by Amelie Soap Company, each class will include step-by-step instruction as participants make their own unique soap to take home with them. Materials and a complimentary beverage are included with admission. Admission is priced at $35.

The Manhattan Transfer Concert

April 10 | Live Event

The Manhattan Transfer vocal quartet is one of the world's most innovative musical groups, offering a blend of pop, jazz, R&B, rock 'n' roll, swing, and a cappella. Originally founded in 1972, this standout group is celebrating its 49th anniversary in 2021—and this month, they’re bringing their Grammy Award-winning sound to Miami with a live concert at Pinecrest Gardens. Tickets are priced at $15.

Culture Crawl

April 15 | Live Event

Every third Thursday of the month, make your way to Miami Beach and get a taste of its cultural side! During Miami Beach Culture Crawl, the city’s hottest cultural institutions and buildings will open their doors to the public for free backstage tours, art exhibits, film screenings in the park, and concerts—free jazz at The Betsy - South Beach, admission to The Bass and Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and a performance by Argentine “electro-tango-dub” composer and multi-instrumentalist Jimena Fama at North Beach Bandshell are just some of the cultural activities on the calendar. Most events are accessible by foot or bike, and designated trolleys (complete with Art Deco tour guides) will drop guests off at Culture Crawl stops for free.

Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop

April 17 | Live Event

Head to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and learn how to arrange flowers from professional event designer and florist, Anna Noriega, of Alorè Event Firm. Attendees will get to learn the tricks of the trade, as Anna teaches us about all things flowers, event design, basic floral composition, seasonality, and technique. All materials will be provided and guests will get to bring their arrangements home with them to enjoy. Tickets are priced at $75 for members and $90 for non-members.

OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival

April 22 - May 2 | Hybrid Event

First started in 1998, the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival eventually teamed up with the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. This acclaimed event offers a platform for the LGBTQ+ arts community and serves as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts event in South Florida. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 edition will be virtual—allowing viewers to see films that promote the LGBTQ+ community from the safety of their homes. To kick it all off, however, the festival will host a drive-in opening night event at noon on April 22. Ticket prices vary.

Virtual LIVE Earth Day

April 22 | Virtual Event

Celebrate Earth Day with a special virtual speaker series from the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Livestreamed on the museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages, this one-night-only event will feature a conversation with Steve Davis, Ph.D. (Vice President of Communications & Engagement and Senior Wetland Ecologist) and Bianca Cassouto (Education Program Manager), both from The Everglades Foundation. Their talks will center around how Everglades restoration will help curb the effects of climate change worldwide. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Outside Family Day

April 25 | Hybrid Event

Who doesn’t love a day at The Bass? Whether you’re at home or there in person, Art Outside Family Day will include an artist-led 3D-sculpture class in Collins Park. These sculptures will be inspired by the museum’s “What Remains” exhibit, which looks at Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ death in Miami and its impact on the arts community. Those who wish to participate from home can do so through The Bass Museum’s YouTube channel, which will be available at Noon on April 25. This event is free and open to the public.

Full Moon Yoga

April 26 | Live Event

Here’s your chance to “downward dog” under the moonlight at Deering Estate’s Full Moon Yoga. Start the class at sunset, by the water, and finish it by welcoming the full moon. Admission is priced at $20 and participants must register online.

Super Moon Viewing

April 26 | Live Event

Head to Deering Estate for a fun, relaxing way to see April’s Super Moon! Grab a picnic and chairs and experience this Super Moon viewing with family and friends. Attendees must bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Tickets are free for members and $10 for non-members and must be purchased online.

Moonlight Kayak Tour

April 30 | Live Event

Take a moonlight kayak tour of Biscayne Bay at Deering Estate. On this guided adventure, guests will paddle out to Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and bird rookery about a mile off-shore. All tours depart from the Deering Estate boat basin. Tickets are priced at $45 and must be purchased online.

Farmers Markets in Miami

Various | Live Event

On the weekends, be sure to check out some of Miami’s farmers markets. Urban Oasis Project hosts the Vizcaya Village Farmers Market every Sunday, where you can taste local, mostly organic produce, delicacies, baked goods and vegan delights, and explore Vizcaya’s historic farm and village. On Saturdays, the Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market brings together a variety of organic fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and raw vegan foods from both local, organic growers and farmers from around the world. Taking place at the corner of Grand Avenue and Margaret Street, this farmers market also offers a raw food market with handmade pizzas, a lavish salad bar, raw sushi and Mexican tostadas, as well as desserts such as raw fruit pies and ice creams made with exotic South Florida fruits. The markets are free and open to the public. Check out this list of more markets to explore.

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