April 1 - April 31

April 1 - April 31

April 14-20, 2016
It's Time For Tortuga. Here's Your Complete Guide To Music Festival Season In South Florida.
From the sands of Fort Lauderdale to the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach, get ready for weekend after weekend of live music, cold brews and sun.
The Real Deal Broward Showcase and Forum 2016
Get the inside scoop on the future of real estate in Broward County from some of the industry’s biggest names, and learn about more than 30 development projects. 
April 14, noon to 6 p.m.; Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach; $25 

Delish 2016
This unique tasting event brings together several of South Florida's top chefs as they vie for the coveted awards of "Best Overall" and "Fan Favorite" with assistance from students and graduates of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute. “Chopped” chef Scott Conant will host.
April 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach; $150 (GA), $200 (VIP)

Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Tasting and Trunk Show
Learn about the heritage of Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky, and sample six of the brand’s labels. Guests will also learn the art of blending scotch and enjoy seasonal spring bites from neighboring restaurant PizzaCraft. 
April 14, 8 p.m.; Apothecary 330 in Fort Lauderdale; $45


The April issue features the complete guide to this month's music festivals, a look at the Florida 595 Truck Stop and more. 

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The Jungle Book: An IMAX 3D Experience
The new Disney movie based on the children's classic comes alive with an IMAX experience. 
Starts April 14; AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater in Fort Lauderdale

Tortuga Music Festival
See your favorite country artists—including Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley—perform right on the beach all weekend long. Don’t forget sunscreen!
April 15-17; Fort Lauderdale Beach; $100-115 (1-day pass), $199 (3-day pass)

Friday Night Sound Waves: Andrew Morris Band
Keeping with the country theme during Tortuga weekend, see country music artist Andrew Morris perform at The Hub on Fort Lauderdale Beach as part of the free weekly concert series.
April 15, 5:30 p.m.; The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas and A1A; free

Gold Coast's Fort Lauderdale Daily will be covering Tortuga Music Festival on Snapchat.  Find us at goldcoastmag to follow along with all the fun, or send in your snaps to us if you'll be there!
Annual Pineapple Jam
Attend this night on the banks of the New River celebrating Fort Lauderdale’s history. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and house tours. 
April 15, 6 p.m.; Stranahan House Museum in Fort Lauderdale; $150

In honor of Earth Day, this event will feature wildlife exhibits, guided tours, plant giveaways for Coral Springs residents, and children’s activities.
April 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sawgrass Nature Center in Coral Springs; free

The Yoga Expo
Choose from over 150 yoga classes and workshops at all levels, and bring the family along, too. Attendees can enjoy vegan food options and live music. Just don’t forget your mats!
April 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fort Lauderdale Convention Center; $25 (GA), free (children under 12) 

Morris Jeep Event
Enjoy food, drinks, music, prizes, and a show-and-shine Jeep contest.
April 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Morris 4X4 Center in Pompano Beach; free 

Angel Sweet Factory
Taste different sweets that represent Thierry Mugler's different fragrances. Receive a macaron-shaped body cream with a large Angel purchase.
April 15-16; Nordstrom in Town Center at Boca Raton; free

Kendra Scott Focus Day
Utilizing natural stones and custom-designed shapes, Kendra Scott Jewelry adds a unique elegance to finish any outfit. 
April 20, 10 a.m.; Bloomingdale's at Aventura Mall in Aventura; free

Relay for Life of Hollywood
Join this American Cancer Society fundraiser in support of those with loved ones battling cancer. 
April 16, noon to midnight; ArtsPark in Hollywood

PAWS Gala: Disco Fever
Enjoy dinner, dancing and silent auctions, all benefiting the Broward County Humane Society. Disco or cocktail attire required.
April 16, 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale; $250

Bar Crawl Nation Spring Tour
Join partygoers in a downtown Fort Lauderdale bar crawl. Survive all of the stops and you'll get a free official Bar Crawl Nation T-shirt.  
April 16, 8 p.m.; Downtown Fort Lauderdale Bars; $15

Fun Run for Vets & Pets
Heart Harbor Rescue is hosting an all-day adoption event and charitable fundraiser featuring live music from seven bands, food vendors, craft artisans, silent auctions and raffles. Beer and drink specials will be available. 
April 17, noon to 7 p.m.; America's Backyward in Fort Lauderdale; $10

2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Watch Party
Head to the Florida Panthers' official watch party to catch Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs as the team travels for an away game against the New York Islanders. The Himmarshee Village block party will feature a giant 16-foot LED screen, a Florida Panthers Fan Experience booth, full outdoor bar, picnic tables and outdoor food service—including $3 tacos, $5 wing baskets and $10 burgers from JEY Hospitality Group restaurants.
April 17, 6:30 p.m. (party starts), 8 p.m. (game time); Himmarshee Street in Fort Lauderdale

Wanda Sykes
The popular comedian and television personality will take the Hard Rock Live stage. 
April 17, 7 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood; $30+

Miles for Smiles Cleft Lip and Palate 5K Run/Walk
Raise money for cleft lip and palate education, research and patient care at this event featuring a 1K fun run for children and 5K run or walk. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a kid zone and health fair after the race. 
April 17, 7 a.m. (5K), 10:30 a.m. (fun run); Charnow Park in Hollywood; $10+

Annual Pioneer Women of Fort Lauderdale Luncheon
Explore Florida’s past at this luncheon featuring ethno-historian Patsy West, who will discuss the history of Burdine’s. An exhibit will display Burdine's memorabilia.  
April 18, 11:30 a.m.; Tropical Acres Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale; $35

Sawgrass Grand Paint Nite: Cool Blossoms
The Sawgrass Grand Hotel is launching a monthly painting class series led by a professional artist and featuring food and drink specials. Enjoy $5 vodka cocktails and $7 house wines, plus a menu of tapas plates. Class fee includes canvas and painting materials. RSVP required.
April 20, 7 p.m.; Sawgrass Grand Hotel & Suites in Sunrise; $45, or $25 with coupon code “TalentLi”


More Gold Coast magazine features

Another Broken Egg Cafe Opens In Broward, Serving Up Southern Brunch
Located near Pembroke Lakes Mall, the restaurant will serve items like biscuit beignets, fried green tomatoes and more.
The Breitling Jet Team Flew Over Fort Lauderdale Beach Ahead Of Air Show
Locals caught a surprise peak at one of three jet demonstration teams set to perform at the Fort Lauderdale Air Show next month.
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