Friday, March 23

Broadway and Burgers

Emerson Hart of Tonic with special guest Jesse Young

  • In this intimate performance, former front man for alt-rock band Tonic sings the band’s hits and songs from his solo album “Beauty in Despair.” He’s joined by special guest Jesse Young.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Tickets: $32.50 – $52.50
  • Info: browardcenter.org

“Memphis” the Musical

  • Slow Burn Theatre Co. presents the Tony Award-winning musical that tells the story of rock ‘n’ roll through a radio DJ and a club singer.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Tickets: $47-$60
  • Info: browardcenter.org

Riverwalk Burger Battle IX

  • Local restaurants and burger joints show off their skills as they compete for the Riverwalk Burger Battle trophy and fan favorite trophy. Enjoy a burger eating contest, beer, cocktails, gourmet burger creations and live music.
  • Where: Huizenga Plaza, 32 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • When: 7-10 p.m.
  • Tickets: $45 general admission; $125 VIP
  • Info: tinyurl.com/ydxnby9e

Rumble in the Rock

  • The evening’s Main Event will pit two undefeated fighters in 12 rounds for the WBA Bantamweight Eliminator – WBA #4-rated Stephon “Showstopper” Young (17-0-3, 7 KOs) from St. Louis, Mo. And WBA #5-rated Reymart “GenSan Assassin” Gaballo (18-0, 16 KOs) from the Philippines. The 10-round co-feature showcases Hawaiian sensation, the 19-year-old Logan “The Korican Kid” Yoo (12-0, 11 KOs) squaring off with Alex Ramirez (15-0) from Mexico for the IBF Young World Championship. Special guests expected that evening include former heavyweight champions Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe and Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: $255, $130, $80 and $55
  • Info:  www.myhrl.com

Museum of Discovery and Science–New Park Opening

  • The museum opens a new Science Park expansion with hands-on experiences that allow visitors to experience and understand the physical world. Exhibits include pulleys, roller coaster, wheel rool, sound station, giant levers and more.
  • Where: 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: mods.org

Saturday, March 24

Celebrate the first weekend of spring

Race for Women’s Wellness

  • Sport pink attire and join 2,000 others at the 13th annual half marathon and 5K. Presented by the City of Coral Springs and Broward Health, proceeds benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. Enjoy a post-race party (decked out in pink) with food, live entertainment, and an awards presentation.
  • When: Half marathon begins at 6 a.m. and 5K begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: Runners and walkers of both the half marathon and 5K will start at the Coral Springs Tennis Center on Sportsplex Drive (2575 Sportsplex Drive). From there, participants will continue on a fast, flat and paved course that winds through the City.
  • Info: http://www.browardhealth.org/womensrace.

Florida Panthers vs. Arizona Coyotes

BAM! Beer and Music Backyard Festival

  • Try local craft beer and enjoy live music by Il Sont Partis Band & Electric Piquete. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay
  • Info: smdcac.org

CrawDebauchery

  • Art, a kids zone, gumbo competition, New Orleans cuisine and performances from Maggie Koerner, Southern Avenue, Otis Cadillac and others.
  • Where: Pompano Beach Community Park
  • Info: crawdebauchery.com

Christine Ebersole

  • An intimate evening of stories and song with the Tony Award winner, hosted by Seth Rudetsky.
  • Where: Pompano Beach Community Park
  • Tickets: $23 – $123
  • Info: browardcenter.org

Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

  • Enjoy the last weekend of the second annual festival, hosted by Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Sandler Center.
  • Where: Movies of Delray; festival closing: Zinman Hall on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s campus
  • When: Movies are being shown through the 23rd and the festival closes on the 24th.
  • Tickets: $13
  • Info: 561-558-2520

Sunday, March 25

Taste the Sea

Janoska Ensemble

  • The family group bends genres as they perform pop, jazz and world music with their classical talents.
  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
  • Tickets: $55/$45
  • Info: oldschoolsquare.org

Deering Seafood Festival

  • More than 8,000 people visit the Deering Estate each year during its annual celebration of Florida’s seafood (pictured). This year’s 14th edition features cooking demonstrations from area chefs, live music, and bites from area restaurants and caterers. Fare at the festival’s Seafood Alley includes dishes from Golden Rule Seafood, Catering by Les, Devon Seafood & Steak and others. At Deering Discovery Cove, children can dabble in experiments with nature and other activities. Entertainment includes performances by Pan Paradise Steel Drum Band, Bahamian Junkanoo musicians, Caribbean Crew and Black Star. Also: boat rides on Chicken Key, a rock-climbing wall and Artists Lane with paintings, crafts and jewelry.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay
  • Tickets: Adult tickets are $20 in advance online/$25 the day of the event; children 4-14 years $7 in advance/$10 the day of the event
  • InfoDeeringSeafoodFestival.com

Japanese Spring Festival

  • The free event includes a kimono fashion show by Hiromi Asai, taiko drumming performances, origami lessons, children’s art corner, anime vendors, Japanese face painting and bento lunch boxes for sale.
  • When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach
  • Info: mbgarden.org/events/annual-japanese-festival

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

  • The celebrated violinist Bell leads the chamber orchestra Academy of St. Martin in the Fields as they play Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Tickets: $45 – $215
  • Info: browardcenter.org

The Dinner Detective

  • TheHave you ever wanted to solve a murder mystery? Guests will participate in solving a crime while enjoying a fantastic 3-course dinner paired with a glass of wine or beer. The person who solves the crime will receive a gift card to Brimstone Restaurant Group.
  • When: 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: Brimstone Woodfire Grill, 14575 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines
  • Tickets: $75
  • Info: Call (954) 430-2333 to reserve your spot; www.thedinnerdetective.com.

Bonus Spotlight: Tuesday, March 27

Interactive Concert

Symphonia Squared

  • The Symphonia presents a journey beyond the music into 18th and 19th Century Vienna through stories, visuals and some of the most celebrated compositions of the day. The interactive experience will bring the music and the period it comes from alive, even for guests with little knowledge of classical music. Pieces include Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice; Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture; Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #3; Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • When: 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Where: Crest Theatre, 51 North Swinton, Delray Beach
  • Info: 561-243-7922, ext 1; http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/symphonia-squared. Concert attendees who would like to dine at DADA before or after the concert can present their ticket at the restaurant for a 20% discount.

Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience

  • From their mesmerizing rendition of “Sound of Silence” to their playful version of “Cecilia,” prepare to fall in love again with the music of Simon & Garfunkel, as The Guthrie Brothers take audiences on a journey of one of the world’s most recognized folk rock duos.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
  • Info: LPACFL.COM

Upcoming

Mark Your Calendars

The Traveling Plate

  • Arc Broward hosts the next event in the pop-up dinner experience with Arc Culinary Executive Chef Juan Peralta. The event benefits students with disabilities and other challenges transform their lives and build new futures.
  • When: March 29, 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: The Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: http://www.arcbroward.com/events