RIDES AND GOOD TIMES
The Miami-Dade County Fair returns offering 100 rides, live shows, carnival food, games and more family fun. Ends April 11. Miami-Dade County Fair Expo, 10901 SW 24th St., Tamiami. $9 admission. Details: (305) 223-7060 or www.fairexpo.com.
STATE OF AFRICA
James McGee, former US ambassador to Zimbabwe, discusses "Zimbabwe: A Country on the Precipice" as part of a Florida International University African and African Diaspora Studies lecture series. 4 p.m. reception. 5:30 p.m. lecture. Florida International University, 11200 SW Eighth St., Sweetwater. Reception in GL 422. Lecture in GL 220. Details: (305) 348-4264 or www.fiu.edu.
Celebrate Coconut Grove historical figure Ralph Middleton Munroe's 159th birthday at an outdoor barbecue dinner hosted by The Barnacle Society. Mr. Munroe was a pioneer and leading citizen of Coconut Grove, whose former home built in 1891 is now the site of The Barnacle Historic State Park. Features live music by the Solar Dogs and birthday cake. 6 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $5-$40. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.thebarnacle.org.
EASTER IN THE JUNGLE
Combine holiday fun with a trip to Jungle Island at the attraction's annual Easter brunch and Easter Eggstravaganza. Menu items include baked Virginia Ham and chocolate crusted key lime pie. Kid-friendly activities include an Easter egg hunt and egg roll. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $32 children. $45 adults. Details: (305) 400-7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.jungleisland.com.
Let the professionals do the cooking this Easter Sunday with ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa's special three-course offerings. The fixed menu includes butternut squash ravioli, applewood-bacon-wrapped filet mignon and pistachio crusted rack of lamb. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. $55. Details: (305) 455-5400.
BRUNCH ON THE BEACH
The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach offers an Easter Sunday brunch with live Bossa Nova guitar music including hot and cold breakfast items, an outdoor grill and a risotto and pasta station. And for the kids: coloring books and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Essencia at The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $19 children. $39 and up adults. Details: (305) 908-5458 or www.essensiarestaurant.com.
Not so into traditional Easter fare? The Oceanaire Seafood Room is offering a special a la carte seafood brunch for the occasion, including the restaurant's jumbo lump crab cake benedict and a seafood-egg scramble with crab, shrimp, smoked salmon, potatoes, onions and peppers. Noon-5 p.m. The Oceanaire Seafood Room at Mary Brickell Village, 900 S Miami Ave., suite 111, Miami. Details: (305) 372-8862 or www.theoceanaire.com.