Friday, April 6

A legend, music and art

Sophia Loren

  • In an intimate evening, “Entertainment Tonight” interviewer Bill Harris speaks with the legendary Italian actress as she shares stories of her childhood and her time in Hollywood.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek
  • Info: casinococo.com

Tortuga Music Festival

  • The lineup includes Florida Georgia Line, Snoop Dogg, Shaggy, Keith Urban, Sister Hazel, Eric Church, Lucie Silvas, Dylan Scott, Cheap Trick and others.
  • When: April 6-8
  • Where: 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: tortugamusicfestival.com

“The Fantasticks”

  • The longest-running musical is a story about a boy and girl falling in love while thinking that their fathers are conspiring to keep them apart.
  • Where: Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
  • When: April 6-8
  • Info:  willowtheatre.org

Broward College Spring Dance Concert

  • The Broward College Dance Ensemble presents repertoire created by Pascal Rioult, founder and choreographer of Rioult Dance New York, as well as new works by faculty and students.
  • When: April 6-7, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Road, Davie
  • Info: baileyhall.org

Now You See It! Opening

  • The Weston Art Guild presents an exhibit of work that invites viewers to look beyond the obvious and find hidden surprises.
  • Wehn: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
  • Info: 954.747.4646

Kyle Cook

  • The lead guitarist of Matchbox Twenty performs new songs.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Info: browardcenter.org

Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show

  • The annual show includes meet and greet experiences with design stars, interactive learning space from Miami Arts & Design Education and professional development seminars.
  • When: April 6-8
  • Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Tickets: $10.00 adults; $1.00 children 11 and under
  • Info: homeshows.net

Saturday, April 7

Dinners for charity

Bacchanalia

  • Part of the annual Boca Bacchanal supporting the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum, the event features food from more than 30 local restaurants, vintners and live entertainment from a DJ and electric violinist Timothee Lovelock.
  • When: 7-11 p.m.
  • Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
  • Info: bocabacchanal.com

Florida Panthers vs. Buffalo Sabres

Symphony of the Americas 30th Anniversary Reception

  • The symphony invites the community to celebrate its 30th season with champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with indoor and outdoor musical interludes as well as beautiful underwater photography.
  • When: 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Tickets: $100 individual
  • Info: symphonyoftheamericas.org

Yacht Hop and Waterside Soiree

  • Choreographer, movement artist and activist John Boogz performs at the soiree, hosted by Pap Corps Champions of Cancer Research. The organization has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. VIP guests will be invited on a world-wide yacht hop, as each yacht, over 120 feet long, will transport guests to another country via music, food and ambiance. All guests will enjoy the culinary delights of celebrity Chef Vincent Gourmet and dazzling performances by The Aqualillies and Jon Boogz.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Turnberry Marina and Turnberry Isle Condominium, 19735 Turnberry Way, Aventura
  • Tickets: $125 general admission; $200 VIP
  • Info: thepapcorps.org

Accordis Call of The Game Dinner

  • Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino host the 12th annual fundraiser that benefits Lauren’s Kids and Dade Schools Athletic Foundation and honors achievements by some of today’s most acclaimed community heroes, including Joe Namath and Constance Collins.
  • Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Info: reidandfiorentinoevents.com

Sunday, April 8

Eat, run and be healthy

Stars on Ice

  • If you still have Olympic fever, this show is for you. Ice skating stars Nathan Chen, Ashley Wagner, Karen Chen, Jason Brown, Maia and Alex Shibutani, and Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform their routines.
  • When: 4 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise
  • Info: thebbtcenter.com

Krista-Marie Touch of Love Charity 5K

  • The walk benefits the namesake organization, which provides education and therapy for children with autism. Event also includes food, beverage, music and more.
  • When: 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines
  • Infokrista-marietouchoflovecharity.org

Spring Car Show

  • The annual show includes more than 600 cars of multiple makes and models.
  • When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Festival Marketplace, 2900 W. Sample Road, Pompano Beach
  • Info: festival.com

Florida Grand Opera Family Day

  • New and old opera fans explore the genre through activities, live performances and theater and interactive experiences.
  • When: 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar
  • Tickets: Free
  • Info: fgo.org

Generations of Taste Cooking Competition

  • Prepare 100 2-3-ounce services of your favorite dish and deliver by 3 p.m. for a chance too win the Wooden Spoon Award and to have the recipe published in the Old Davie School Historical Museum Cookbook. And try the dishes at the competition!
  • When: 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie
  • Tickets: $20 adults; $10 children 5-10
  • Info: olddavieschool.org

The Luxe Liste + Fit

  • Marketing Clique hosts this day of wellness including sponsored workouts, healthy food and wellness activations. Brands featured include Hottie TEa, UFC Gym, Vixen, Vita Squad, Harmless Harvest and others.
  • When: 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Rootfop pool at SLS Brickell, 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami
  • Tickets: $25
  • Info: mclique.com/the-luxe-list

Bonus Spotlight: Monday and Tuesday, April 9-10 and Wednesday, April 11

Concert and Golf Challenge

Battle for the Kids Concert and Golf Challenge

  • Boca West Children’s Foundation hosts its Battle for the Kids Foundation Days with a $200,000 golf challenge on April 9 and a concert featuring a “Battle of the Bands: Chicago vs. Billy Joel” on April 10.
    • The $200,000 Golf Challenge hosts 500 golfers and is the largest charity golf tournament in South Palm Beach County. Admission includes golf play, brunch, a duck for the $5,000 Duck Drop, admission to the evening gala cocktail party including live auction and awards presentation.
    • Members of the band Beginnings (pictured), the authorized Chicago tribute band, will face off against the band for Billy Joel starring Mike DelGuidice in the “Battle of the Bands:Chicago vs. Billy Joel. The concert will feature dance floors in front of the stage and a Florida State Fair theme throughout. Imagine an atmosphere of twinkling lights, games, and gourmet food trucks. Food from the finest gourmet food trucks in the area and beverages are included in the cost of admission.
  • Where: Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton
  • Info: bocawestfoundation.org; 561-488-6980; foundation@bocawestcc.org

Henderson Behavior Health’s 65th Celebration Luncheon

  • A four-course lunch with Champagne, mimosas and wine includes a drawing for a cruise for 2.
  • When: Arrive at 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Aboard the ms Zuiderdam at Port Everglades, Terminal 26
  • Tickets: $35
  • Info: hendersonbh.org

Throughout the Month

“Be Here Now”

  • Florida Atlantic University’s Theatre Lab presents a Florida premiere of the play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, who wrote “The Three Sisters of Weehawken.” Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed working at a small-town fulfillment center. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, a man who makes art out of garbage, it is Bari’s turn to pull another out of the darkness.
  • When: April 5-22
  • Where: Heckscher Stage in Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
  • Tickets: $35
  • Info: fauevents.com