Event Calendar

Saturday - April 4th

St. Thomas Carnival

St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Event: Calypso Elimination Tent. Come out and enjoy the lyrics and music of local Calypsonians. Elimination tents allow musicians to perform the songs they compose, often on topics related to politics, history, news and adult topics. The best are selected and they move on to compete at the Calypso Monarch competition later in the month, where one will be crowned.

Friday - April 10th

Candlelight Concert series at Whim

Whim, St. Croix @ 7:30pm
Our Candlelight Concert series, set in the intimate Estate Whim Great House, hosts artists from around the globe, performing classical works. Concerts are held January through April. Seating is limited; make your reservations online or by calling our office. This show: Kim-Mitchell Viola and Piano Duo; Performing works by Clarke, Schumann, Enesco, Brahms and Piazzolla. Pianist ADRIENNE KIM has performed in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra. AUNDREY MITCHELL, violist, has performed throughout the United States, South America, Canada and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player which include performances at New York's Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and most recently, Russia's Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. Tel: (340) 772-0598

Arts Alive Presents: Deanna Bogart

Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Blusion, it all grows out of the blues, just doesn't always end there" db When it comes to Deanna Bogart, everyone wants to claim her as their own: her hometown, her fans, her fellow musicians and even her instruments. She is that good and that good natured. For more information visit: www.tillettfoundation.org

Run the Night 5K Electric Glow Run

St. Thomas @ 7:30pm
Ready... Set... GLOW! Our biggest event is back -- better and brighter than ever! Hundreds of runners and walkers will light up the waterfront on Friday night, April 10 as they embark on an epic adventure through several glow zones leading to the electric dance party on the other side of the finish line. Layer yourself in glow-in-the dark items in anticipation for the 7:30 start, when you and all your friends will flood through our glow zones, each featuring its own live DJ, black lights, and lots more GLOW! You won't know whether to run, walk, or DANCE through these mini party spots. Even after crossing the finish line, the party is far from finished! Make your way into our official GLOW party and light up the dance floor while enjoying Absolut Vodka specials! Don't forget to check out the silent auction and raffle, because 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Family Resource Center. A portion of event ticket sales will also benefit this important organization that seeks to put an end to family violence in the territory. For more information visit: www.activeislandvi.com/run_the_night_glow_run.html

Saturday - April 11th

Candlelight Concert series at Whim

Whim, St. Croix @ 7:30pm
Our Candlelight Concert series, set in the intimate Estate Whim Great House, hosts artists from around the globe, performing classical works. Concerts are held January through April. Seating is limited; make your reservations online or by calling our office. This show: Kim-Mitchell Viola and Piano Duo; Performing works by Clarke, Schumann, Enesco, Brahms and Piazzolla. Pianist ADRIENNE KIM has performed in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra. AUNDREY MITCHELL, violist, has performed throughout the United States, South America, Canada and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player which include performances at New York's Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and most recently, Russia's Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. Tel: (340) 772-0598

Sunday - April 12th

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 5:00pm
Event: Princess Selection Show. This is a competition of children from ages 6 years to 12 years old. Children are judged on Talent, Fashion and Costume. The children practice and train for months prior to the event. The Princess reigns over Carnival events.

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Carambola Golf Course, St. Croix
Cuisine on the Green. Experience a beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Course while you enjoy culinary bites and cocktail samples at select tees. Golfers and non-golfers delight in this entertaining day. Non-golfers are invited to tour the tastings with or without a golf cart. 12PM Tee Time, Carambola Golf Course. $200/golfer, $75/taster w/touring golf cart, $50/taster without golf cart For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

Tuesday - April 14th

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Zion Modern Kitchen, St. Croix @ 7:45pm
Meet and greet Chef Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes and host of the Food Network's Duff Til Dawn and Ace of Cakes. Taste specially created confections, mingle, and celebrate all-things-dessert at the Zion Modern Kitchen in historic downtown Christiansted. 7:45 PM, Zion Modern Kitchen, $40/pp

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Tutto Bene, St. Croix
Event: Gourmet Vintner Dinner. Tutto Bene Restaurant pairs celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry, and the results will astound! With its gourmet themed auction, this classy and lively dinner kicks off the week of indulgence and generosity. 6:00 PM, Tutto Bene Restaurant. $250/pp includes gratuity For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Christiansted, St. Croix @ 6:00pm
Event: City Crawl, Dine around historic Christiansted town and sample food and beverages from some of Christiansted's most happening restaurants. Enjoy a first course at Cafe Christine and then stroll to Rum Runners for your next course, making a final stop at the new Zion Modern Kitchen for a delectable dessert created by Chef Duff Goldman of Food Network's Duff Till Dawn, who will be making a guest appearance. First course, 6:00 PM. Wear comfortable shoes to walk between restaurants. Contact the organizers for updates on restaurant locations. $100/pp For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

Wednesday - April 15th

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Brass Parrot Room, St. Thomas
Get creative with celebrity pastry Chef Duff Goldman, host of Food Network's Duff Till Dawn cake decorating competition and star of the famous Ace of Cakes television show. Known for his dramatic desserts and artistic talents, Chef Goldman will be sharing tips and tricks at a special cake decorating class limited to just 50 guests. With all your decorating needs supplied and the artistry of Chef Goldman, you'll walk away with new ideas and skills. 11:30 AM, The Buccaneer, Brass Parrot Room, $95/pp For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

Love City Live!

St. John
Love City Live! is a Reggae-centric, five day weekend of beach, boats, sun, rum and Reggae on beautiful St John. Patrons come from near and far to indulge in the island-vibe and live our signature life of a professional beach bum. The weekend starts off on Wednesday with the intimate and sophisticated, Hush ... Exclusive, All Inclusive Villa Soiree at an undisclosed private villa featuring private chefs, fine Caribbean cuisine & top shelf bars.

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Carambola Resort, St. Croix @ 4:30pm
Event: Food Fight! On the Beach. Celebrity chefs Ray Lampe, better known as Dr. BBQ, Hawaii's Sam Choy and Facebook Chef Dean Spinks compete in a hilarious series of challenges. Past competitions including swimming out to get seafood from a boat, cracking conch, and tricky chef/island trivia. Held in a new location this year, the festivities will be hosted by the wildly popular MC 'Papa' Steve McDaniel. This is a chef competition not a dinner. 4:30 PM, Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa. $75/pp For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

Thursday - April 16th

Love City Live!

St. John
Love City Live! is a Reggae-centric, five day weekend of beach, boats, sun, rum and Reggae on beautiful St John. Patrons come from near and far to indulge in the island-vibe and live our signature life of a professional beach bum. Thursday night is a great time to catch up with friends at the open-invitation, Reggae Roadblock @ Drink in Cruz Bay where the party spills over from the terrace to the road and on to the beach.

A Taste of St. Croix

Divi Carina Bay, St. Croix @ 6:00pm
This is the event that started it all and should not be missed. A food and wine festival where restaurants are judged by celebrity chefs and special guests, attendees sample food from more than 50 local restaurants and wines from around the world. 6:00 PM, Divi Carina Bay Resort. $95/pp For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

Friday - April 17th

Love City Live!

St. John
Love City Live! is a Reggae-centric, five day weekend of beach, boats, sun, rum and Reggae on beautiful St John. Patrons come from near and far to indulge in the island-vibe and live our signature life of a professional beach bum. On Friday we host the ultra-sexy, all-white dress, rockers beach party with Caribbean tastings, a premium cash bar and hot, hot Reggae tunes!

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Frederiksted Pier, St. Croix @ 6:00pm
Event: Sunset BBQ. Join us in historic Frederiksted while savoring a barbeque feast prepared by Chef Sam Choy, Facebook Executive Chef Dean Spinks, Chef Ray Lampe, Chef William Desimone and Anton Doos with his culinary students. Multiple bars and grills with plenty of room to roam on the breathtaking Frederiksted Pier. 6:00 PM, Frederiksted. $50pp (adult), $25pp (child) For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

Saturday - April 18th

Love City Live!

Cruz Bay Ball Park, St. John
Love City Live! is a Reggae-centric, five day weekend of beach, boats, sun, rum and Reggae on beautiful St John. Patrons come from near and far to indulge in the island-vibe and live our signature life of a professional beach bum. The Crucial Roots Reggae Festival @ Cruz Bay Ball Park takes place on Saturday with live performances by Reggae Legend, Junior Reid, and artistes Reemah, Inner Visions, Black Mahogany Band and others. A Virgin Islands cultural sampler, the festival includes local arts & crafts, Ital food, local food, fresh coconut, and island-style rum bars.

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Saturday - April 18th

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Event: Queen Selection Show. This is a competition of young ladies ranging in age from 16 years to 21 years old. They young ladies are rehearse for months. On the night of the compeition they are judged on Talent, Fashioning of Swim wear and Evening wear, Speech and a Cultural Costume and Dance. The winning young lady reigns over Carnival events and attends various social events. She also represents the Virgin Islands at the Miss World Beauty Pageant.

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

St. Croix @ 10:30am
Event: Kids Cooking. Taught by talented and dynamic chefs Ashley McKinnon and Frank Robinson this lively class caters to children 6-12 years old and expands the culinary horizons of our youth while making cooking fun for the whole family. Parent or guardian must be present. 10:30 AM, Pearl B. Larsen, $25pp For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

St. Croix Food and Wine Week

Leeward Islands Warehouse, St. Croix @ 6:00pm
Event: Wine in the Warehouse. This one-night transformation of the warehouse is a beautiful, surprising, and fun Experience. Featuring live music, a silent auction, wines for sale, fabulous appetizers and the focus of the evening: wine tastings with winemakers present and featuring amazing wines for sale at discounted prices - a great way to treat your tastebuds and support the work of the St. Croix Foundation! Put your shawl on to combat the cool air in the wine warehouse and raise a glass to the perfect end to a week full of food, wine and meaningful philanthropy. 6:00 PM, Leeward Islands Warehouse. $100/pp For more information visit: www.stxfoodandwine.com

Sunday - April 19th

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 4:30pm
Event: Toddler's Derby and Best Dressed Doll. Carnival is fun for all ages and this event is for the young ones, the really young ones. The Toddler Derby is a race for children. Watch toddlers on all four crawl to the finsih line, or not. Some sit at the starting line as their parents try their hardest to coax the toddler down the mat. Older children, up to 7 years old, race each other, sprinting across the short course. Fun family event. During the Doll contest parents dress their young children up in creative costumes with Carnival themes, of animals, fantasy and other characters.

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 7:00pm
Event: Traditional Games. The Traditional games event is a demonstration of games which were played in the past by residents of the islands; children and adults can participate. Games like Tee Toe Tum, Three Hole Nogle, Pudding, Hoople Race, Two-Wheel Barrow, among others. The young of today get introduced to the games of their elders and have an opportunity to try them out.

Monday - April 20th

St. Thomas Carnival

Hospital Lobby, St. Thomas @ 6:00pm
Event: The Carnival Committee and the community at large know how important Carnival is to island culture. And for that reason they bring a little of the events to patients of the hospital. For a few hours patients can enjoy the entertainment of dancers, maqerettes, calyposnians and other music. While the general public is also invited and a lot of them turn out, this event has a focus on the patients and the staff that care for them.

Tuesday - April 21st

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Event: Junior Calypso Competition. Children from the local elementary, Jr. High and High Schools, take part in this competition. They compose the Calypso tunes themselves and perform them with the assistance of musicians. Winners are awarded prizes. The young people are provided assistance from music insctructors months before the event to help new entries and seasoned performers refine their skills.

Wednesday - April 22nd

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Event: Cultural Night, King & Queen of the Band. This event features groups from schools, troupes, organizations as well as individuals. They depict various aspects of the Virgin Islands culture including music and dance. Entertainment typically includes Quadrille Dancing, Maypole dancers, twirlers and more.

Thursday - April 23rd

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Event: VI Calypso Competition. Calypso performers compose their lyrics often based on local, national and international news and rumors. Up to ten calypsonians compete based on their lyrics, performance and stage presence. At the competition the Calypso Monarch is selected and they reign as the calypso champion of Carnival.

Friday - April 24th

St. Thomas Carnival

Fort Christian Parking Lot, St. Thomas @ 6:00pm
Event: Opening of Carnival Village. Carnival Village, often refered to simply as 'the Village' or 'Village' is the scene of nightly entertainment and fun. It is the heart of the Carnival activities. The Fort Christian Parking lot is converted into a fairgrounds; about 30 booths, painted in bright colors with Carnival themes, sell Caribbean food as well as drinks. Nightly entertainment includes 2 to 3 different bands that play into the night. A children's area includes a few Coney Island amusement park rides and games. It is common to find lots of people at the village. The Carnival committee mentions a few thousand each night! It's a popular place for Carnival. Nightly entertainment through to May 2nd.

Saturday - April 25th

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Robers Stadium, St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Event: Calypso Revue. A much anticipated event, the Calypso Revue brings together the greatest local, regional and international calypsonians for one night. Calypso lyrics cover current news, historical events, international news, or fun plays on words related to adult topics. Its an event where calyposians show off their skill at singing with wit, humor and state presence.

Annual Dolphin Tournament

St. Croix
Fishing Tournament for Mahi Mahi (also called Dolphin) hosted by Golden Hook Fishing Club. Two day event, April 25 and 26th. For more information visit: www.fishstx.com

Sunday - April 26th

St. Thomas Carnival

Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas @ 10:00am
Event: Water Sports Activities. Join spectators on the waterfront apron to watch powerboats and jet skis race. Originally this event included homemade boats and canoes but times have changed and people take to the sea with power. A scene that includes local food being sold along the spectator area, motors blaring in the distance, a beautiful view of the harbor and the cheers of those watching is what you can expect.

St. Thomas Carnival

Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas @ 5:00pm
Event: Steelband Jamboree. Enjoy the sweet sounds of pan at this Carnival favorite. School steelpan bands, church organizations and adult groups participate. A variety of music and arrangements can be enjoyed. The jamboree is a wonderful opportunity to support young musicians and to hear great steelpan music.

Tuesday - April 28th

St. Thomas Carnival

Market Square, St. Thomas @ 6:00pm
Event: Pre-Teen Tramp. During the Pre-Teen Tramp, youngsters twelve and under, tramp their way from Market Square to Roosevelt Park. The beautiful sounds of steel pan music create the excitement for this street party for students from various schools. The school with the largest number of participants wins the coveted trophy.

St. Thomas Carnival

Market Square, St. Thomas @ 8:00pm
Event: Senior Citizens' Quelbe Tramp. Carnival is for all ages and this event is for the seniors. Seniors, 65 and older, in addition to people of all ages that come out to show support and enjoy the fun, enjoy the sounds of traditional stratch band. They tramp from Rothschild Francis Square to the Village.

Wednesday - April 29th

St. Thomas Carnival

Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas @ 8:00am
Event: Cultural Fair. Cultural Fair is day long celebration of island food! A variety of booths sell different local dishes, deserts, drinks and fruits. Also available are plants, arts and crafts. Booths and tables are organized by individuals, schools, churches and businesses. Dishes you might sample include kallalloo, conch, fried fish, johnny cakes, pate, coconut tart, tamarind stew, cakes, passionfruit juice, ginger beer and so much more. Some of the deserts and preserves you will only find during Carnival and the holidays, so this is your chance. You will also find handmade dolls, wooden crafts, handmade jerwerly, beads, clothing and other items. The event includes music and entertainment - usually traditional dance performances. It is an event worth attending in order to sample Virgin Islands culture.

Thursday - April 30th

St. Thomas Carnival

Veterans Drive, St. Thomas @ 4:00am
Event: Roas-a-Time or J'ouvert. One of the most popular events of Carnival. It is an early morning party as thousands of people dance through the streets behind their favorite bands while others stand on the side and enjoying the music.


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