PlanAhead: April 2021 — Your April Lakeland events calendar

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Monday, March 29-Sunday, April 4

Monday | March 29

Dish
○ National Vietnam War Veterans Day | Mon., March 29 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Mission BBQ, 1504 W. Brandon Blvd. | Free | Veteran will receive a free sandwich from Mission’s famous BBQ while enjoying live entertainment.

Cause
○ MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., March 29 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

TryThis
○ Trivia Mondays | Mon., March 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉

Pet
○ Your Buddy and the Bunny | Mon., March 29 | 5-7 p.m. |  Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | $20+ | Your two favorite fluffers, all in one photo. 

Tuesday | March 30

Watch
○ Drive-In Theater Tour | Tues., March 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Silver Moon Drive-In | $88+ | A live concert with Zach Williams, Mac Powell, and CAIN. 

Parents
○ Virtual Car Seat Q&A | Tues., March 30 | 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Virtual Event | Free | Join this virtual session to receive expert advice from Lakeland Regional Health on everything car seats for your little nugget. Registration required.

Cause
○ Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., March 30 | noon-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 600 W. Peachtree St. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. Registration begins at 11 a.m. 🥫

Wednesday | March 31

ForKids
○ Hop, hop, hooray | Wed., March 31 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | $20+ | Meet the Easter Bunny + grab a picture. 

TryThis
○ Tuesday Night Trivia | Wed., March 31 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | Linksters Tap Room, 5125 US Hwy  98 S. | Free | Get first place + win $50. 🙋

Active
○ Spring Break-themed party | Wed., March 31 | 5-8 p.m. | Crunch Fitness, 5218 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Music, food + more. 

Show
○ Open Mic Night | Wed., March 31 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard On Mass, 820 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Live local music, delish food trucks, and 22+ craft beers and drinks. 🎤

Thursday | April 1

TryThis
Lets Yoga: Stress Freedom | Thurs., April 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett St. | $5+ | Overcome life’s stressors with a yoga class open to all.
Virtual Game Night | Thurs., April 1 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trivia, charades, Pictionary + drinking games from the comfort of your home.

Learn
Webinar: HTML & CSS Crash Course | Thurs., April 1 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn the basic fundamentals of coding with Thinkful.

Friday | April 2

MustDo
First Friday | Fri., April 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | First Friday is back with a SUN n’ FUN Fly-In theme for the monthly food truck rally.

Dish
Spring Pop-Up Series: Blue Dog Craft BBQ | Fri., April 2 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland | Free | Stop by the outdoor patio at Catapult Lakeland for savory lunch options like pulled pork, brisket + homemade sides.

Watch
Movie night packages at Silvermoon | Fri.-Mon., April 2- 5 | 8:30 p.m.-midnight | Silvermoon Drive-In Theater | $8+ | Choose a movie package between Godzilla v. Kong + Rampage —or —Nobody + Fast 8.

Show
Elizabeth Ward Live | Fri., April 2 | 7-10 p.m. | The Poor Porker, 801 E. Main St. | Free | Elizabeth will bring the tunes, you bring the good vibes.

Saturday | April 3

TryThis
Goat Yoga | Sat., April 3 | 10-11 a.m. | Monarchs and Miracles Farm, 1385 Ewell Rd. | $20 | #ProTip: Bring a closed-back shirt in case one of the furry friends jumps on your back.

TheBuy
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., April 3 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 
Spring Fling Hop & Shop | Sat., April 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Main Street Bartow | Free | Browse crafts, jewelry, plants + food vendors with live music + a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Family
Community Easter Egg Hunt | Sat., April 3 | 9 a.m.-noon | Grace City Church Lakeside, 1736 New Jersey Rd. | Free | An Easter tradition with fun for the whole family.
Easter Egg Hunt | Sat, April 3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Visit Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center, 101 Adventure Ct. | Free | Hourly egg hunts + chances to win tickets to LEGOLAND Florida + Bok Tower Gardens.
Photos with the Easter Bunny | Sat., April 3 | noon-4 p.m. | Lakeside Village | Free, RSVP | Reservations required to allow for safe distances. 

Show
Cinderella Ballet | Sat., April 3 | 2 p.m.-7 p.m. | Polk Theatre | $27+ | Russian Ballet of Orlando brings the Ball to you.

Sunday | April 4

Family 
Easter Celebration | Sun., April 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred, 130 S. Pennsylvania Ave. | Free | Breakfast, easter egg hunt, crafts + games all included.
Easter Service | Sun., April 4 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. + 10-11 a.m. | Access Church, 4303 S. Florida Ave. | Free | A public service to celebrate the Easter holiday.

Show
Easter Sunday Concert & Car Show | Sun., April 4 | 1-9 p.m. | Auburndale Speedway, 5640 E. CR-542 | $25+ | Open to all ages + headlined by Pooh Shiesty + Big 30.

TryThis
Social Sundaze | Sun., April 4 | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | Jade Fox Lounge, 3010 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $15+ | Unlimited mimosas on this late-night Easter event. 

Monday, April 5-Sunday, April 11

Monday | April 5

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., April 5 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

Health
Behavioral Health Support Group | Mon., April 5 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Drop in on this LRH-led support group. 

Learn
Entrepreneurship Crash Course | Mon., April 5 | 8-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | If you’re looking to start your own business, this course is essential to your success.

Dish 
Kitchen Fundamentals: Avocados | Mon., April 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Roll in the green (fruit) and learn how to make avocado soup + stuffed avocados.

Tuesday | April 6

Civic
City of Lakeland Special Election | Tues., April 6 | 7 a.m-7 p.m. | Find your precinct here | Free | Vote for the temporary vacant seat on the City Commission.

Dish
Couples Cooking: Mexican BBQ | Tues., April 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $100 | One ticket covers each couple in this hands-on cooking class of Mexican dishes.
Spring Pop-Up Series: Fritango | Tues., April 6 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland | Free | Fritango will serve authentic Nicaraguan cuisine on Catapult’s outdoor patio.

ForKids
Girl Scouts: Animal Dance Party | Tues., April 6 | 6 p.m. | Girl Scouts Little House, 355 N. Wilson Ave. | Animal-themed crafts, games + a dance party for any girls interested in learning about the Girl Scouts.

Wednesday | April 7

ForParents
Baby Care with Lakeland Regional Health | Wed., April 7 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This virtual class with experts from LRH will cover baby basics like diapering, bathing, safety + general newborn care.

TryThis
Wine Down Wednesdays | Wed., April 7 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | MINT Hookah Lounge, 4901 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. | Free | Entry is free with the purchase of a hookah.
Beautiful Curls with the Sleeping Beauty | Wed., April 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Blown Beautiful Dry Bar, 1021 E. CR-540A | $15 | Get a makeover worthy of a princess at this sing + dance-along event.

Dish
April Luncheon | Wed., April 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Cleveland Heights Country Club | $22 | Lion’s Roar Resale Boutique will be featured at this lunch hosted by South Lakeland Christian Women’s Connection.

FeaturedEvent
Welcome Wednesday Admissions Open House | Wed., Apr. 7 | RSVP for your time slot: 8:30, 9 or 9:30 a.m. | 1111 Forest Park St. | Free | Lakeland Christian School invites prospective students and families to tour the school.

Thursday | April 8

Network
Career Fair | Thurs., April 8 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | RP Funding Center| Free | Meet one-on-one with recruiters + hiring managers to land your next job. 

ForKids
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Thurs., April 8 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Christ Memorial Baptist Church, 2929 Hardin-Combee Rd. | Free| Snacks + games will be aplenty as kids can learn about the Lakeland Police Athletic League.

Show
Seashore Steel Live | Thurs., April 8 | 8:30 p.m. | The Pink Piano, 1015 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Masks will be required inside the venue.

ForPets
Pups and Pints Night | Thurs., April 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave. | Free | #ProTip: Tell a host about your pet and you will enter a raffle for Orchid Springs Animal Hospital.

Friday | April 9

Show
Earthfest 2021 | Fri.-Sun., April 9-11 | Various times | Maddox Ranch, 255 W. Bella Vista St. | $25+ | Three stages of live music ranging from indie rock to EDM to reggae.  
Concert Under the Stars: Comedy & Country | Fri., April 9 | 7-9 p.m. | Bok Tower Gardens | $36+ | Each ticket includes admission to the gardens.

Dish
Spring Pop-Up Series: Vicky-Verde Lunch | Fri., April 9 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland | Free | Chefs from Vicky G’s + Casita Verde serving up focaccia sandwiches + pastries.

Watch

Psycho | Fri., April 9 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Gem Theater, 110 NW 1st Ave. | $6.87 | A showing of the classic 1960 psychological horror thriller film. 

Saturday | April 10

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., April 10 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 

Arts
Buena Art Bazaar | Sat., April 10 | 5-9 p.m. | Lkld Live, 202 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | See local artists showcase their work, all proceeds will benefit the Red Tent Initiative.

TryThis
Goat Yoga | Sat., April 10 | 10-11 a.m. | Monarchs and Miracles Farm, 1385 Ewell Rd. | $20 | #ProTip: Bring a closed-back shirt in case one of the furry friends jumps on your back.

Dish
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., April 10 | 2-6 p.m. | 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Never skip leg day, try Satdaze’s stuffed turkey legs + mini fried donuts.

WaterCooler
A Night of Destruction | Sat., April 10 | 7-10 p.m. | Auburndale Speedway, 5640 E. CR-542 | $10+ | A combination of thrilling events like demolition derbies, monster trucks + full-contact racing.

Cause
Silent Auction | Sat., April 10 | noon-5 p.m. | Rec Room| $20 | All proceeds will benefit Polk County Fire Rescue Captain Laube in his battle with lung cancer.

Sunday | April 11

Show
Lakeland Ski Club Show | Sun., April 11 | 2-3 p.m. | Lake Hollingsworth | Free | Don’t miss Lakeland Ski Club’s final show of the spring season.

Dish 
Spring Bloom Brunch in a Bag | Sun., April 11 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blue Palmetto Cafe at Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd. | $15+ | Tickets do not include admission to the Gardens. 

TryThis
Tinkerbell Tea Party | Sun., April 11 | 3-5 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $10+ | A meet + greet with Tink.

Monday, April 12-Sunday April 18

Monday | April 12

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., April 12 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

Health
Behavioral Health Support Group | Mon., April 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Drop in on this LRH-led support group. 

Dish
Hold the Carbs! | Mon., April 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Learn firsthand how to make low-carb and sugar-free meals like shrimp scampi + blueberry almond cheesecake.

TryThis
Let’s Yoga Shine | Mon., April 12 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Open to all experience levels of yoga, just bring your own mat.

Tuesday | April 13

Health
“Weigh” to Go! Bariatric Support Group | Tues., April 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this weight-loss journey support group. 

MustDo
47th Annual SUN n’ FUN Fly-In & Expo | Tues.-Sun., April 13-18 | Various times | Lakeland Linder International Airport, 4715 Medulla Rd. | $20+ | Aircraft of all shapes + sizes will be on display to go with food, drinks, vendors + family fun.

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., April 13 | noon-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 600 W. Peachtree St. | Free | Registration begins at 11 a.m. 🥫

Network
PowerGals of Lakeland | Tues., April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Hillcrest Coffee | Free | Meet with local businesses with a laid-back atmosphere to promote friendship + support.

TryThis
Art with Character: Stained Glass Art with Belle | Tues., April 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $20 | Here’s a fair warning, you will get messy so dress accordingly.

Wednesday | April 14

ForParents
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Wed., April 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn breastfeeding tips from Lakeland Regional Health experts and share your experience + questions with other moms.

TryThis
Wine Down Wednesdays | Wed., April 14 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | MINT Hookah Lounge, 4901 U.S. Hwy. 98 N | Free | Entry is free with the purchase of a hookah.
Buzz’d Spelling Bee | Wed., April 14 | 7:45-10 p.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 U.S. Hwy. 98 N | Free | For every round you pass, you get one shot or drink, the winner gets a gift card + bragging rights.

Dish
Tropical Getaway | Wed., April 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Learn to make tropical dishes with island vibes like shrimp curry, luau pork + coconut rice.

Thursday | April 15

Drink
Sip n’ Shop | Thurs., April 15 | 5-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Come sip + shop at this night market supporting local artists + makers. ☕ 

Dish
Couples Cooking: Mexican BBQ | Thurs., April 15 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $100 | One ticket covers each couple in this hands-on cooking class of Mexican dishes.

ForKids
Neighborhood Story Time | Thurs., April 15 | 10 a.m.-noon | Medulla Resource Center, 1049 Parker Rd. | Free | Polk County Parks & Rec presents this interactive reading of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for children under the age of six.

ForParents
Post-Partum Essentials | Thurs., April 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Soon-to-be moms + dads can tune into this webinar to learn more about newborn + self-care.

Friday | April 16

TryThis
Karaoke Night | Fri., April 16 | 7-10 p.m. | Just Dance Academy of Dance and Etiquette, 124 S. Kentucky Ave. | Free | All proceeds will benefit Just Cares, Inc. + Women ROCK!
Throwback: Adult Picture Day | Fri., April 16 | 8-10 p.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. | Free | Bring an old-school picture of yourself and have it recreated for free.

Show
The Savannah Sipping Society | Fri., April 16 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave. | $17+ | A comedy about a group of Southern women + one too many drinks at happy hour.

The Music of the Rolling Stones | Fri., April 16 | 8-9 p.m. | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 550 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18 | Bring a lawn chair, cooler, frisbee or ball and enjoy the outfield grass.

Dish
Spring Pop-Up Series: Fritango | Fri., April 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland | Free | Fritango will serve authentic Nicaraguan cuisine on Catapult’s outdoor patio.

Watch

A League of Their Own | Fri., April 16 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Gem Theater, 110 NW 1st Ave. | $5Baseball-themed concessions will be available.

Saturday | April 17

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., April 17 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 

TryThis
Goat Yoga | Sat., April 17 | 10-11 a.m. | Monarchs and Miracles Farm, 1385 Ewell Rd. | $20 | #ProTip: Bring a closed-back shirt in case one of the furry friends jumps on your back.

Dish
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., April 17 | 2-6 p.m. | 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Never skip leg day, try Satdaze’s stuffed turkey legs + mini fried donuts.

Active
Lakeland Airport SUN N’ RUN 5K | Sat., April 13 | 7 a.m. | Lakeland Linder International Airport, 3900 Don Emerson Dr. | $35+ | This run will benefit aviation programs in schools + can be completed virtually.

Arts
The 863 Art Fest | Sat., April 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Central Park Winter Haven, 41 5th St. N.W. | Free | Features fine arts + crafts, live music, food trucks + free parking.

The Golden Ticket | Sat., Apr. 17 | starts at 2 pm and 7:30 pm | The Polk Theatre | Varies | FDT presents a jazzy hip hop rendition of Roal Dahl’s novel, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. 

Sunday | April 18

TryThis
Drag Queen Brunch | Sun., April 18 | 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Fresco’s | $25+ | Join some fabulous, award-winning queens for this spectacular brunch.
Poetry, Spoken Word + Open Mic Night | Sun., April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | Free | Open for all to participate, share your own work or read from your favorite poets + writers. ✨ 

Dish
Big and Little Chef: April Rain Comfort Foods | Sun., April 18 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $75 | Each ticket covers one parent + child combo.

Active
Muddy Princess | Sun., April 18 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Clear Springs Ranch, Ledley Ware Rd. | $47+ | A 5k obstacle course run for women with waves of runners every 15 minutes.

Show

The Music of Toby Keith | Sun., April 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 550 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18 | A tribute to Toby Keith’s classic country music.

Monday, April 19-Sunday, April 25

Monday | April 19

Civic
City Commission Meeting | Mon., April 19 | 3-5 p.m. | City Hall | Free | Virtual viewers can tune in on LakelandGovTV, Spectrum channel 643, or FIOS channel 43.

Dish
Sushi 101 | Mon. April 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Roll up your sleeves and get ready to roll some sushi in this cooking class.

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., April 19 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

Health
Behavioral Health Support Group | Mon., April 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Drop in on this LRH-led support group. 

Tuesday | April 20

ForKids
Girl Scouts: Animal Dance Party | Tues., April 20 | 6 p.m. | St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Cr-540A | Animal-themed crafts, games + a dance party for any girls interested in learning about the Girl Scouts.

Dish
Burger Time | Tues., April 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Pick up some new burger styles for the next grill day like lamb burgers + pita fries. 

TryThis
Virtual Game Night | Tues., April 20 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trivia, charades, Pictionary + drinking games from the comfort of your home.

Cause 
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues. April 20 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blessings & Hope Lakeland, 2150 E. Edgewood Dr. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

Wednesday | April 21

TryThis
Wine Down Wednesdays | Wed., April 21 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | MINT Hookah Lounge, 4901 U.S. Hwy. 98 N | Free | Entry is free with the purchase of a hookah.
Trivia | Wed., April 21 | 7 p.m. | Front Page Brewing Company, 190 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Prizes are up for grabs in this test of wisdom. 

Active
Spring Workout at The Yard | Wed., April 21 | 6-7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass| $15 | Complete this circuit workout and enjoy a free drink voucher.

Dish
At Season’s Peak: Tomatoes | Wed., April 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Discover new recipes + ways to make to the most out of a tomato like a cheesy-stuffed tomato.

Thursday | April 22

MustDo
Florida State Fair | Thurs., April 22 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Hwy. 301 N. | $5+ | The Florida State Fair speaks for itself, you don’t want to miss out.

Active
Lakeland Regional Health Promise Run | Thurs.-Sun., April 22-25 | Virtual | $27+ | Choose between a 5K or 10K and record your time manually or through the RaceJoy app.

TryThis
Trivia | Thurs., April 22 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Put your brain to the test while enjoying the beer, food trucks + more you always find at The Yard. 

Friday | April 23

Dish
Grills Gone Wild | Fri., April 23 | 5-9 p.m. | Market St., Davenport | Free | Grub all day + night with multiple food vendors while listening to live music.
Food Heaven: Indulgent Ingredients and Wines | Fri., April 23 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | A demonstration-style cooking class of crab bisque, lobster rolls + more to go with some wine.
Spring Pop-Up Series: One Good Knife | Fri., April 23 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland| Free | Chef Avni of One Good Knife will serve Indian cuisine on Catapult’s outdoor patio.

Show
Groove That Makes Yo’ Booty Move | Fri., April 23 | 7 p.m. | Bok Tower Gardens | $36+ | A night of funk, R&B + soul music with Reverend Barry & The Funk.

○ The Music of Aerosmith | Fri., April 23 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 550 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18A tribute to the classic tunes of Aerosmith.

TheBuy
Spring Plant Sale | Fri., April 23 | 7:30 a.m.-noon | City of Lakeland Nursery, 4620 U.S. Hwy. 98 S | Free | #ProTip: bring a copy of your ticket for a free plant.

TryThis
Royal Treatment with the Little Mermaid | Fri., April 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $15+ | A royal makeover + a meet and greet with Ariel herself.

Saturday | April 24

TryThis
Goat Yoga | Sat., April 24 | 10-11 a.m. | Monarchs and Miracles Farm, 1385 Ewell Rd. | $20 | #ProTip: Bring a closed-back shirt in case one of the furry friends jumps on your back.

Dish
Grills Gone Wild | Sat., April 24 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Market St., Davenport | Free | Grub all day + night with multiple food vendors while listening to live music.
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., April 24 | 2-6 p.m. | 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Never skip leg day, try Satdaze’s stuffed turkey legs + mini fried donuts.

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., April 24 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 

Outdoors
Bay Street Classic Car Show | Sat., April 24 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bay St., Davenport | Free | Come for the vintage + exotic cars, stay for the BBQ + raffles.
Good Ol’ Days Folk Festival | Sat., April 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Homeland Heritage Park, 249 Church Ave. | Free | Live music + food accompany a corn shucking contest + whip cracking competition. 

TheBuy
New to You Market | Sat., Apr. 24 | 8 a.m.-noon | Trinity Presbyterian Church, 301 N Florida Ave. | Free | All funds go to support students participating in the FCA Emerging Leaders Experience.

Sunday | April 25

Dish 
Spring Bloom Brunch in a Bag | Sun., April 25 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blue Palmetto Cafe at Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd. | $15+ | Tickets do not include admission to the Gardens. 

TryThis
Book Club: Dearly by Margaret Atwood | Sun., Apr. 25 | 1 p.m. | The Yard on Mass| Free | A celebration of National Poetry Month by reading Atwood’s work.

Show
The Savannah Sipping Society | Sun., April 25 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave. | $17+ | A comedy about a group of Southern women + one too many drinks at happy hour.
The Diviners | Sun., April 25 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Florida Southern College’s Theater Department presents this comedic drama set in 1930s Indiana.

The Music of Billy Joel | Sun., April 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 550 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18A tribute to the 70s classics of Billy Joel.

Monday, April 26-Friday, April 30

Monday | April 26

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., April 26 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

Health
Behavioral Health Support Group | Mon., April 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Drop in on this LRH-led support group. 

Arts
Auditions: Mamma Mia! | Mon., April 26 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave. | Free | Auditioneers should be available for all roles +  prepared to sing 16 bars of sheet music they bring.

Active
Children’s Home Society 5K | Mon. April 26| Virtual | This run/walk is donation-based + will benefit the Children’s Home Society and its efforts against child abuse.

Tuesday | April 27

Civic
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce HONORS | Tues., April 27 | 5:30-8:15 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $65+ | Tickets include dinner, please dress cocktail style.

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., April 27 | noon-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 600 W. Peachtree St. | Free | Registration begins at 11 a.m. 🥫

TryThis
Yoga Pain Relief | Tues., April 27 | 6-7 p.m. | Soul Tree Yoga Studio, 330 Doris Dr. | $10 | Virtual attendance is available for this yoga class focused on getting rid of body pain.

Family
Surprise Storytime | Tues., April 27 | 10-11 a.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $3+ | Storytime and a meet + greet with a surprise fictional character.

Wednesday | April 28

ForParents
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Wed., April 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn breastfeeding tips from Lakeland Regional Health experts and share your experience + questions with other moms.

TryThis
Wine Down Wednesdays | Wed., April 28 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | MINT Hookah Lounge, 4901 US Hwy. 98 N | Free | Entry is free with the purchase of a hookah.

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Couples Cooking: Tapas Night | Wed., April 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $100 | Each ticket is for one couple to attend this hands-on cooking class.

Active
Fitness Class | Wed., April 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Florida Polytechnic University Student Development Center, 4600 Polytechnic Cir. | Derek Lower leads this class open to students + the public.  

Thursday | April 29

ForKids
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Thurs., April 29 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Webster Park, 1235 N. Webster Ave. | Free | Snacks + games will be aplenty as kids can learn about the Lakeland Police Athletic League.

Learn
Social Media Strategies Workshop | Thurs. April 29 | 10 a.m.-noon | Virtual | Free | Dive into the ins + outs of marketing on social media.

Dish 
Kitchen Fundamentals: Avocados | Thurs., April 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Roll in the green (fruit) and learn how to make avocado soup + stuffed avocados.

TryThis
Lets Yoga: Stress Freedom | Thurs., April 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett St. | $5+ | Overcome life’s stressors with a yoga class open to all. 

Friday | April 30

Show
The Wizard of Oz | Fri., April 30 | 7 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | $15 | Local students present the classic American tale of Dorothy + Toto.
HONEY Live | Fri., April 30 | 8 p.m.-midnight | OTC, 1560 Havendale Blvd. | Free | Live music on a Friday night, like it should be.

Jackie Venson Live | Fri., April 30 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Historic Ritz Theatre, 263 W. Central Ave. | $15The multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter lights up the stage at the Ritz.

Watch
Classic Dinner + Movie Night | Fri., April 30 | 7-10 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | $8+ | The 1994 film “Singin’ In The Rain” will be shown with an accompanying dinner.

TryThis
80s Prom Night | Fri., April 30 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 U.S. Hwy 98 N. | Free | Throw it all the way back with an 80s photo op + costume contest for the best-dressed couple.