Weekend Ticket - 03/19 through 03/21

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

 

TRIBUTE TO OL' BLUE EYES

JAZZ ROOTS

Master jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli teams up with Frank Sinatra interpreter Tony DeSare, whom the New York Times calls "a Sinatra acolyte in his early 30s who sings Prince as well as Johnny Mercer."

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; $25-$125.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 20

 

HATSUME FAIR

FUSHU DAIKO

The thundering sound of taiko drums highlights this festival, featuring martial arts demonstrations and local musical acts.

Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach; 561-495-0233, ext. 200, or www.morikami.org; $12, $6 kids 4-17, free for kids 3 and under.

 

R&B HEAVEN

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS

Groove to the sounds of Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michelle, Common, Wyclef Jean and more.

Details: 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster or www.jazzinthegardens.com; $45-$70.

 

BREAK OUT

BALLROOM WITH A TWIST

Dance production conceived and choreographed by Emmy-nominated Louis van Amstel ("Dancing With the Stars") features Allison Holker ("So You Think You Can Dance") and "American Idol" alums David Hernandez and Trenyce.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $25-$65.

 

WHO'S SORRY NOW?

CONNIE FRANCIS

Hitmaker from the '60s brings you back with ballads including "Where the Boys Are," "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and "Who's Sorry Now?"

Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $45.

 

FAST FINGERS

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA

Acoustic-guitar duo is just as likely to jam on hits from Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and Metallica as classical works.

Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; Ticketmaster; $35.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

 

BABY, THEY'LL BE THERE

THE GUESS WHO

No, Lenny Kravitz didn't write the rock anthem "American Woman" - it was The Guess Who. See the classic rock band perform that hit and other faves including "These Eyes," "No Time" and "Share the Land."

Details: 3 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-56-MAGIC, 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $20-$75.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC

OLGA KERN

Russian pianist with family ties to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff performs a program featuring works by Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and, yes, Rachmaninoff.

Details: 4 p.m. at Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $10-$35.

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