Weekend Ticket - Mar. 1-3
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Mar. 1
MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL
See Mickey Mouse and the gang performing sing-along children’s hits, and even better, share the Disney magic with your kids without having to travel to Orlando and spend hundreds or thousands, of dollars.
Details: 4 and 7 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $16-$40.
HEY NOW, YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR
Take a break from gambling to check out the infectious California alt-pop group that gave us the hits “All-Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “I’m a Believer.”
Details: 6 p.m. at Isle Casino Racing, Pompano Park, 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach; www.pompano-park.isleofcapricasinos.com; $30.
DWNTWN CONCERT SERIES
Help kick off Miami Spring Break with Miami’s favorite party DJ (and official DJ of the Miami Heat), plus performances by JRAND and DJ Chino.
Details: 6 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.dwntwnconcerts.com; free.
“FLORIDO: OF LOVE AND LIFE”
Self-taught Cuban artist Miguel Florido, celebrated for his still-life and landscape works, displays more than 35 oil and acrylic paintings.
Details: Opening reception 7-10 p.m., running through April 13, at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; www.cernudaarte.com; free.
JAM ON IT
Two chances to catch one of the world’s best jam bands – with The Heavy Pets Friday and Zoogma Saturday – blending its unique mix of indie-rock, Southern-fried blues, funk, jazz and swirling, loopy madness.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $16.
Saturday, Mar. 2
“BECAUSE WE CAN” TOUR
The Jersey rockers, led by lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, rocks the stage in support of their new album, “What About Now.” Of course, you’ll hear all your favorite anthems as well, including, “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine,” “I’ll Be There For You,” “Livin’ On a Prayer,” “It’s My Life,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25.75-$225.75.
ULTIMATE MIAMI VOICE COMPETITION
Singing trio - featuring rock-royalty daughters Wendy and Carnie Wilson, plus Chynna Phillips - that gave us the hits “Hold On,” “Release Me” and “You’re In Love” headline during the search for the Ultimate Miami Girl.
Details: 9 p.m. at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $40.
THE DUNWELLS AND BRONZE RADIO RETURN
British folk-rock band The Dunwells teams up with Connecticut sextet Bronze Radio Return, which has performed for President Obama, and whose music has been featured on “American Idol.”
Details: 10 p.m. at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com; $10.
Sunday, Mar. 3
IT’S A SLAM DUNK
Whistle “Sweet Georgia Brown” as you light up your kids’ day with the most fun and entertaining sports event they’ll ever experience. The tricks and skits the Globetrotters do with a basketball both boggle the mind and make you giggle.
Details: 4 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $24-$166.
The saxophone master formerly known as Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (good call on the stage name) performs the smooth jazz hits and standards that made him the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era. Fun fact: Kenny G is one of the best celebrity golfers in the world – catch him every February at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$75.
Iconic singer best known for her hits “Both Sides Now” and “Send In the Clowns” performs a blend of interpretative folk songs inspired by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Fun fact: Collins was the inspiration for the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $39.75 and $50.35.
WHAT A FEELING!
FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL
Based on the movie that helped define the ‘80s, this musical directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), features smash hits including the Oscar-winning title track “Flashdance - What a Feeling,” “Maniac” and “I Love Rock & Roll” along with 10 original songs.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through March 17, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39.50-$79.50.
THAT JERSEY SOUND
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES
Veteran roots-rock and blues band that pals around with Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven has released more than 30 albums, and is best known for the hit “I Don’t Want to Go Home.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $19-$49.
SHAWN & MARLON WAYANS
You know them from their work in the legendary sitcom “In Living Color,” plus the films “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka,” “Don’t Be a Menace …,” “White Chicks” and, of course, the “Scary Movie” series. Now see them unchained, live, onstage, free!
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. March 8 and 9, and 8:30 p.m. March 10, at Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $35.