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Are they there yet? No one loves the an­nual in­ter­ac­tion we have with snow­birds more than I. How else would I know about real pizza and how much hap­pier Gian­carlo Stan­ton is play­ing real base­ball? I have learned that Dunkin’ Donuts cof­fee tastes bet­ter in Bos­ton and that I haven’t had Cuban like they get in Philly at Alma de Cuba (Dou­glas Ro­driguez!). So help­ful.

Sadly, this is about the time that many snow­birds leave here for there. With spring tem­per­a­tures still dip­ping into the 30s in New York and Bos­ton, let’s hope they stay warm. One long­time ac­quain­tance from “Strong Is­land” (never gets old) said he felt as if things were slow­ing down in South Florida, any­way.

It is out of re­spect that I do not tell him that, long ago, we de­cided to de­lay many of our fa­vorite Get daily updates on South Florida en­ter­tain­ment and things to do at South Florida.com and on Twit­ter at @Ben Cran­dell events un­til April, when the snow­birds are gone. Here are a few:

A Marine who served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and re­ceived the Sil­ver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor and the Pur­ple Heart, El­liot Ack­er­man­will dis­cuss his Syria-set novel “Dark at the Cross­ing,” a Na­tional Book Award fi­nal­ist, at Books and Books in Co­ral Gables. Book­sAndBooks.com

South Florida’s ver­sion of the Tonys, the 2018 Car­bonell Awards will cel­e­brate the best in local the­ater at the Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts in Fort Laud­erdale. Pro­duc­tions by Mi­ami’s Zoetic Stage (“Sun­day in the Park With Ge­orge”), Fort Laud­erdale’s Slow Burn Theatre (“The Se­cret Gar­den”) and Palm Beach Dra­ma­works (“Sweeney Todd”) lead the nom­i­nees. Car­bonel­lAwards.org

Florida Ge­or­gia Line, Keith Ur­ban and Eric Church are the head­lin­ers at the 2018 Tor­tuga Mu­sic Festival, the sixth an­nual ocean­front hoo­te­nanny April 6-8 at Fort Laud­erdale Beach Park. Tor­tu­gaMu­sicFes­ti­val.com

Mi­ami City Bal­let presents its sea­son-end­ing Pro­gram Four, fea­tur­ing Ge­orge Balan­chine’s “Apollo” and “La Valse,” and the com­pany pre­miere of Alexei Rat­man­sky’s “Con­certo DSCH.” Per­for­mances are April 6-8 at the Kravis Cen­ter in West Palm Beach, April 13-15 at the Ar­sht Cen­ter in Mi­ami and April 28-29 at the Broward Cen­ter in Fort Laud­erdale. Mi­amiCi­tyBal­let.org

The 20th edi­tion of the Afro Roots World Mu­sic Festival at the North Beach Band­shell in Mi­ami Beach will fea­ture the Sun Ra Arkestra in full cos­tume and a song­book from Saturn. Rhyth­mFoun­da­tion.com

All your fa­vorite beers (from 150 brew­eries) and beer games (in­clud­ing beer-in-hand H.O.R.S.E.) can be found at the Sprung! Beer Festival at Wyn­wood Mar­ket­place in Mi­ami. SprungBeerFest.com

From the 2018 Win­ter Games in Pyeongchang to Sun­rise, top U.S. fig­ure skaters in­clud­ing Nathan Chen, Ash­ley Wag­ner and Karen Chen will en­ter­tain at the BB&T Cen­ter in “Stars on Ice.” TheBBTCen­ter.com

The10th an­nual Mi­ami Beach Gay Pride Pa­rade pro­vides an ex­cla­ma­tion point for a week of events be­gin­ning April 2. The Sun­day-af­ter­noon pro­ces­sional will

In­flu­en­tial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame blues gui­tarist Buddy Guy (in­ducted by Eric Clap­ton) per­forms at the Broward Cen­ter in Fort Laud­erdale. BrowardCen­ter.org.

The work of an all-fe­male team, with mu­sic and lyrics by pop singer Sara Bareilles (“Brave”), “Wait­ress” is at once “em­pow­er­ing” and an “in­ti­mate Broad­way mu­si­cal of the high­est or­der” (Chicago Tri­bune). Catch it April 11-22 at Fort Laud­erdale’s Broward Cen­ter. BrowardCen­ter.org.

The show peo­ple may be talk­ing about for the rest of 2018 stars Lorde and the mu­sic of her trans­fix­ing 2017 al­bum, “Melo­drama,” along with Run the Jewels and Mit­ski, at Amer­i­canAir­lines Arena in Mi­ami. Tick­et­mas­ter.com

Perez Art Mu­seum Mi­ami will open the fút­bol-fo­cused ex­hi­bi­tion “The World's Game: Fút­bol and Con­tem­po­rary Art” with an out­door-in­door party fea­tur­ing happy-hour drinks and en­ter­tain­ment from DJ Esta, Ba­te­ria Unidos de Mi­ami Samba and Batu­cada, along with a set of elec­trópico from Mr. Pauer. PAMM.org

Surf gui­tar leg­end Dick Dale brings note-bend­ing prow­ess to the Cul­ture Room in Fort Laud­erdale with lo­cals Octo Gato and the Riot Act as open­ers. Cul­tureRoom.net

The Del­ray Af­fair art festival, a fix­ture on the South Florida cul­tural scene for 56 years, re­turns to down­town Del­ray Beach April 13-15. Among the en­ter­tain­ment to look for­ward to will be Sosos and Tay­lor Road. Del­rayAf­fair.com.

The ex­hi­bi­tion “Con­struct­ing Rev­o­lu­tion: Soviet Pro­pa­ganda Posters From Be­tween the World Wars” is a sur­vey of ur­gent and iconic graphic de­sign pro­duced as a re­sponse to po­lit­i­cal chaos, up April 13- Aug. 12 at the Wolf­so­nian-FIU mu­seum in Mi­ami Beach. It will be pre­sented with a com­ple­men­tary li­brary in­stal­la­tion, “Red and Black: Rev­o­lu­tion in Soviet Pro­pa­ganda Graph­ics.” Wolf­so­nian.org

There’s no place like om (sorry) dur­ing the Yoga Expo, fill­ing the Greater Fort Laud­erdale/ Broward County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter with in­struc­tors, ven­dors and classes from ex­pert-level to first-timer. TheYo­gaExpo.org

Latin-mu­sic stars Pit­bull, Luis Fonsi, J. Balvin and Daddy Yan­kee will bring the en­ergy to Mi­amiBash at Amer­i­can-

MI­AMI CITY BAL­LET/COUR­TESY

Mi­ami City Bal­let closes its sea­son with April per­for­mances of a pro­gram that in­cludes Ge­orge Balan­chine's “Apollo.”

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