Today's best bets: April 19

April 19, 2013 

International Hot Rod Association's "Nitro Jam": Bradenton Motor Sports Park, 21000 S.R. 64 East, Bradenton

The International Hot Rod Association's Nitro Jam series returns to Bradenton for two days of thrilling and must-see drag racing action April 19-20 featuring Nitro Jam racing at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. each day and the debut of the drag acing Grave Digger monster truck. Sportsman racing will take place throughout the day and fireworks and pyrotechnics will close the evening. Gates open 9 a.m. April 19 and 7 a.m. April 20. Tickets: $30 adults, $10 children. For a detailed schedule of the races visit

Film Fridays Series "They Came From Outer Space": South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

The South Florida Museum will host the Film Fridays Series "They Came From Outer Space," featuring the history of space invaders on film and includes the following titles: "It Came Form Outer Space" April 19, "The War of the Worlds" April 26, "It: The Terror From Beyond Space" May 10, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" May 17, "Little Shop of Horrors" May 24, "The Blob" May 31, "Contact" June 7, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" June 14, "District 9" June 21, and "Attack the Block" June 28. No movie May 3. All film screenings are at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 general admission, $3 museum members. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Information: 941-746-4131 or

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