FRIDAY, MARCH 12
INTERNATIONAL ORCHID FESTIVAL
Browse and choose to buy from more than 10,000 orchid plants from growers and vendors from around the world.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; www.fairchildgarden.org; adults $20, seniors $15, children 6-17 $10, free for kids 5 and under.
HE'S FEELING GOOD
Second coming of Sinatra sings big-band standards and new favorites including "Haven't Met You Yet," "Feeling Good," "Home," "Everything" and "Save the Last Dance For Me."
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy.,Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $52.25-$92.25.
"GUYS & DOLLS"
A cast of 70 youths ages 10-22 performs this classic comedic story of love, money, and salvation in New York City.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, running through March 28, at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave. Miami; 305-226-0030 or www.RoxyPAC.com; $50 opening night (includes cocktail reception and post-performance party), $20 all other shows.
"OPEN WINGS, BROKEN STRINGS"
ED KOWALCZYK, ART ALEXAKIS AND LEIGH NASH
Stripped-down acoustic performance from singer-guitarists from, respectively, Live ("Lightning Crashes"), Everclear ("Santa Monica") and Sixpence None the Richer ("Kiss Me").
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $24.50-$44.50.
SATURDAY, MARCH 13
GET YOUR GREEN ON EARLY
ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL
Bagpipes, dancers, the Miss Colleen Pageant, corned beef and cabbage, Irish spirits - what more can you ask for?
Details: Noon-6 p.m. at the Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-949-8400 or www.emeraldsocietysfl.com; free.
FRENCH ELECTRONIC POP
Super-hip duo performs ethereal yet groovy tunes such as "Sexy Boy," "Kelly Watch the Stars" and "Surfing on a Rocket."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; Ticketmaster; $26.50-$36.50.
ALL THAT JAZZ
South Florida JAZZ presents vibraphone icon Burton along with his Next Generation Band, featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist Julian Lage.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie; 954-462-0222, 877-311-SHOW or southfloridajazz.org; $35.
SUNDAY, MARCH 14
8TH STREET BLOCK PARTY
Groove to the sounds of local heroes Spam Allstars, Suenalo, Locos Por Juana, Nil Lara, Jacob Jeffries and many more, plus a special appearance by Pitbull ("Culo," "I Know You Want Me"), plus free beer from 1:30 -3 p.m.!
Details: 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Southwest 8th Street and 12th Avenue, Miami; www.8thstreetjam.com;$20 advance, $30 at the door.
A GERSHWIN CLASSIC
"PORGY & BESS"
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this American folk masterpiece featuring the enduring song "Summertime," mounted by veteran opera producer Michael Capasso.
Details: 3 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $25-$65.
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
Children's performer touches kids' hearts with sing-along songs including "This Land Is Your Land" and many originals; kids can also come early and learn about music at the instrument "petting zoo."
Details: 3 p.m. at Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $12, $10 kids.
Hoy como Ayer at Calle Ocho. Photo: Pedro Portal.