Springtime Harvest: Celebrate South Florida's past and present at the Historical Association of Southern Florida's fourth annual Springtime Harvest festival this weekend at the Dade County Fair and Expo Center (SW 107th Avenue and Coral Way). Just like the autumnal Harvest Festival, Springtime Harvest features more than 250 arts and crafts displays, children's activities, and live entertainment for the whole family, with the seasonal addition of a flower and potted-plant show and sale. Admission is four dollars. The festival runs today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 375-1492. (GC)

Move to the Rhythm of the Beat: The music of two of South Florida's largest ethnic communities comes together as salsa meets klezmer tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center (11155 SW 112th Ave.). First up are the salsa sounds of Grupo Canaveral, with vocalists Nelson Zuleta and Hilda Luisa. Next the energy goes through the roof as local jazz legend Simon Salz and his Heavy Shtetl band crank up the klezmer. For the big finale, both groups perform together in a giant Jew-ban jam under the stars (think "Guantanamera" with clarinets). Tickets cost ten dollars (and bring a blanket -- but odds are you won't be sitting!). Call 271-9000. (GC)

Coast for Kids Show: Kids come first when Coast (WFLC-FM 97.3) hosts its semiannual Coast for Kids Show this weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach). This kiddie convention features interactive games with the Florida Marlins and Panthers, a Grand Prix video game arcade, a petting zoo, a baby-diaper derby, a Kindervision video and mini DJ booth (for those fledgling club kids), live entertainment by Bananas in Pajamas, a safety obstacle course, and a Power Wheels Safe Streets minicar track (for tots who want to get behind the wheel). Admission is five dollars for adults, one dollar for kids. The show runs today from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 795-8408. (GC)

New World Symphony: See Thursday.
Herb Alpert: See Friday.
Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour: See Friday.

sunday
april 27
Miami Beach Mile: Strap on your sneakers and take off, as the Miami Beach Mile flows along Washington Avenue (between Espanola Way and Ninth Street, Miami Beach). Host to Olympic hopefuls, this world-class race features sixteen events for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Choose from a 5K run and racewalk, a Silver Streak Mile for runners over age 60, kids' runs, a models' mile (it's South Beach, after all), an in-line skate mile, and men's and women's K-9 runs. Races begin at 8:00 a.m. Registration is $20. Call 756-8600. (GC)

New World Symphony: See Thursday.
Herb Alpert: See Friday.
Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour: See Friday.
Ballet Etudes of South Florida: See Saturday.
Springtime Harvest: See Saturday.
Coast for Kids Show: See Saturday.

monday
april 28
The Chef Series: Wield a spatula alongside some of South Florida's most celebrated chefs as Two Chefs restaurant (8287 S. Dixie Hwy.) hosts a series of cooking demonstrations every Monday through June 2. Participants will reproduce signature recipes from some of the area's top restaurants in Two Chef's state-of-the-art kitchen. Tonight's program features Margrette Guidicessi from Nemo on Miami Beach. Upcoming classes feature David Sloane of Revolution 2029 in Hollywood (May 5), the Red Fish Grill's Michelle Bernstein (May 12), and chefs from Stella Blue, Grove Isle Restaurant, and Mayfair Grill. Admission to each class is $45. Call 663-2100. (GC)

tuesday
april 29
Smokey Joe's Cafe: Swing back to the Fifties and Sixties for some diner jukebox and radio rock tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). The Grammy Award-winning musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe celebrates the golden era of rock and roll with the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the team that wrote "Hound Dog," "Yakety Yak," "Stand by Me," "Charlie Brown," "Love Potion #9," and "Jailhouse Rock"; their tunes became hits for the likes of Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, the Coasters, the Drifters, and Peggy Lee. With an unprecedented string of chart toppers, Leiber and Stoller established a sound that virtually defined their time. (See "Theater," page 69, for a full review.) Tickets range from $31 to $46. Performances continue through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, through May 4. Call 673-7300. (GC)

Vincent Scully: World-renowned architectural historian Vincent Scully probably knows more about the manmade environment than just about anyone else. Not only is he a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Miami, he's also the Sterling Professor Emeritus of art history at Yale. Scully is an engaging speaker, too, expounding the philosophy that the dignity of art mirrors the wonders of the human soul. That must be why his adjunct lectures and classes at UM fill up the instant registration opens. Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Books & Books hosts an evening with Scully, who discusses his book Architecture: The Natural and the Manmade, at the Coral Gables Congregational Church (3010 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables). Admission is free. Call 284-5002. (GC)

wednesday
april 30
Brasil World Tour/Santana: Two of the world's favorite stadium activities rock the Orange Bowl (1501 NW Third St.) tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. The evening kicks off, so to speak, with a soccer match between the national teams from Brazil and Mexico. After the goals are counted up, the festivities continue with a rock concert by multifaceted, Latin-laced rockers Santana. Attendees can also participate in interactive games throughout the evening. All the fun is available with one hot ticket; admission ranges from $20 to $70. Call 669-0101. (GC)

Smokey Joe's Cafe: See Tuesday.

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