Weekend Ticket - 06/25 through 06/27
Here's a few ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
FRIDAY, JUNE 25
The exhibition "Jaguar’s Spots: Ancient Mesoamerican Art" covers cultures from Mexico through Panama and Costa Rica, with pieces from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec areas spanning a period of more than 2000 years.
Details: Preview lecture by curator Dr. Traci Arden and cocktail reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday, with the exhibit running through Oct. 31 at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-6284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org ; free.
Eddie Murphy's older brother and "Chappelle's Show" fave takes the stage in support of his Comedy Central special "I Will Not Apologize."
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St #182, Coconut Grove; 305-441-8200; $32.10.
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
FIESTA PUERTO RICO
Celebrate all things Puerto Rican - including food, drinks, dancing and musical entertainment headlined by Kevin Ceballo - at this all-day festival.
Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Pompano Citi Centre, 1955 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach; www.fiestapuertorico.com ; free.
After the Fish - and new slugging savior Mike Stanton (is he the next Miguel Cabrera?) - take care of the San Diego Padres, stick around for a concert by veteran reggae jam band O.A.R., short for Of A Revolution.
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m.; Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com ; tickets start at $14.
STOP, DROP & POP
FREESTYLE EXPLOSION 2
The funky sounds of Stevie B ("Spring Love"), Lisa Lisa ("Head to Toe") and Expose ("Point of No Return") will never die - catch these '80s artists plus Biz Markie ("Just a Friend") in concert.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $40-$70.
GREAT MUSIC, GOOD CAUSE
SIMON SALZ MEMORIAL CONCERT
Enjoy Latin pop star Jon Secada, jazz artist Ira Sullivan and UM Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg performing together in a concert to give financially needy young musicians the opportunity to attend the Friends of Young Musicians’ Camp at UM.
Details: 8 p.m. at Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; www.friendsoftheyoungmusicianscamp.com/tickets; $30, $25 seniors, $15 students.
Unstoppable songwriter who penned smash hits for Usher ("Yeah!"), Chris Brown ("Run It!") and Ciara ("Goodies") performs solo stuff including "She Geeked."
Details: 11 p.m. at Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-5027 or cameomiami.com ; $20.
SUNDAY, JUNE 27
LET'S GROOVE TONIGHT
EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Grammy-winning band combines rock, soul, funk and R&B with the classic hits "Shining Star," "Fantasy," "September," "Let's Groove," "Sing a Song" and its brilliant, jazzy reinterpretation of The Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life."
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster.com; $60-$100.