Things to Do in Miami this Weekend – Feb. 20-22

Friday, Feb. 20

FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

6-10 P.M. FRIDAY: Groove to the Haitian roots, rock and reggae sounds of Paul Beaubrun and Zing Experience, with an opening set by local Haitian American pop singer Saskya Sky; Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.

 
GAME ON!
FLORIDA ARCADE & PINBALL EXPOSITION

The biggest retro-arcade party in Florida is back for its sixth year, bringing unlimited plays of more than 250 classic pinball and video-game machines to re-create the spectacle of a giant arcade from back in the day. Choose from Centipede, Galaga, Crystal Castles, GORF, Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Tetris, Asteroids and dozens more, plus enjoy various tournaments and challenges throughout the weekend.
Details: 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, at Nova Southeastern University, Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Ave., Davie; www.floridaape.org; one-day pass, $20, $15 with student ID; three-day pass $50, $35 with student ID; every pass includes one child 10 and younger.
 

AN EVENING WITH
JACKSON BROWNE

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter proves he’s nowhere near running on empty at age 66 as he captivates the crowd with timeless hits including “Doctor My Eyes,” “The Pretender,” “Running On Empty,” “Stay,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “Boulevard,” “That Girl Could Sing” and “Lawyers In Love,” plus tracks from his 14th studio album, “Standing in the Breach.”.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $55.50-$93.50.
 
 

Saturday, Feb. 21

 
PLAY BALL!
MARLINS WINTER WARM-UP

The revamped and recharged Miami Marlins are looking good going into the 2015 season, so get even more excited about the Fish with this fan-friendly day featuring player appearances, autograph stations, individual-game and season ticket sales, carnival rides, a video game challenge against Marlins players, live music and a special Diamond Dash from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., where kids 12 and under can run the bases.
Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com; free.
 

FREE TO ROCK
JEFFERSON STARSHIP / SWEET, THE ROMANTICS & NAKED EYES

It’s a blast-from-the-past afternoon of rock at the Magic City Casino, starting at 1 p.m. with Jefferson Starship (“Miracles,” “Jane,” “Count On Me,” “Find Your Way Back”), then picking up at 5:30 p.m. with the triple bill of Sweet (“Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox on the Run,” “Love Is Like Oxygen”), The Romantics (“What I Like About You,” “Talking In Your Sleep”) and Naked Eyes (“Promises, Promises,” “Always Something There to Remind Me”).
Details: 1 p.m. at Magic City Casino, Sky 7-37, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; and 5:30 p.m. at Magic City Casino’s MCC Amphitheater; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; free.
 
 
JAZZ AT PINECREST GARDENS
BATUKE SAMBA FUNK

Celebrate Brazilian Carnaval with this lively group that more than lives up to its name with its mix of ’70s funk, Afro Samba, Brazilian big band, soul and R&B — plus, there’s a rumor that a few samba dancers in full-feather array might crash the party.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $25-$30.
 

SHE HEARTS JOKES
PAULA POUNDSTONE

Comedienne, author, actor and commentator, known for her sharp-witted improvisation and interaction with her audience, was the first woman to perform stand-up at the prestigious White House correspondents dinner. You can catch her cracking jokes about each week’s news on the NPR quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” — or see her live Saturday night.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $37.10.
 
 

Sunday, Feb. 22

FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS
THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP

Join this Grammy-nominated group from the legendary Stax record label of the ’70s and its variety of soulful hits including “Ain’t No Need of Crying,” “I Belong To You” and a terrific cover of The Temptation’s “Just My Imagination.” The Miami Mass Choir will back the band, and ABC Local 10 Anchor Calvin Hughes will host.
Details: 4 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; free.
 
 

Next Week

THE WORLD TOUR
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS & PIERCE THE VEIL

Alt-rock team-up features Orlando post-hardcore band Sleeping with Sirens, led by the powerful tenor vocals of Kellin Quinn, which takes the stage in support of its fourth studio album, “Madness,” due out March 17; and San Diego’s Pierce the Veil, led by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.50.
 
THEY WILL BE LOVED
MAROON 5

Grammy-winning, hyper-melodic L.A. pop-rock band led by heartthrob lead singer and “The Voice” judge Adam Levine performs older hits including “This Love,” “Sunday Morning,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Harder to Breathe” and “Makes Me Wonder,” plus more recent smashes such as “Moves Like Jagger,” “Pay Phone,” “Daylight,” “One More Night,” “Love Somebody,” “Animals” and “Sugar.”.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the BB&T Center, 1Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25.25-$120.75.
 

HIGH-BROW COMEDY
DOUG BENSON

Not to say that this “Last Comic Standing” grad is a stoner dude, but he starred in the marijuana documentary “Super High Me,” has a weekly podcast called “Getting Doug With High” and releases a comedy album every year on 4/20. Just watching his hilarious stand-up act will give you the munchies.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $17.
 

ART OPENING
FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA

Works by two of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century — and husband and wife — join other prominent Mexican American artists in this group exhibition of more than 75 pieces from the world-renowned Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexico City and NSU Museum of Art’s Stanley and Pearl Goodman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art.
Details: Opening reception 7-9 Wednesday, running through May 31, at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, 1E.Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; RSVP at 954-262-0204 or moareservations@moafl.org; for more info on the museum, call 954-525-5500 or visit www.nsuartmuseum.org; $20, free for members.
 
 
LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

For more than 40 years, this American band has been rockin’ down the highway, cranking out hits including “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute By Minute” and “What a Fool Believes.”.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $39-$79.
 

HE’S BA-A-ACK
JASON ALEXANDER

You fell in love with him for his role as the wacky George Costanza on “Seinfeld” now see the Tony Award-winner live, performing his one-man show “Jason Alexander and Has Hair,” featuring stand-up, music, improv and audience participation.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $52-$202.

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