Weekend Ticket - 03/12 through 03/14

 

Here's a few ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.

calle ocho
Hoy como Ayer at Calle Ocho. Photo: Pedro Portal.
 

By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, MARCH 12
 
FLOWER POWER
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
MICHAEL BUBLE

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
AIR

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
GARY BURTON

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
CALLE OCHO

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
DAVID GROVER

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.

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