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This weekend, check out a new opening and a fishing tournament hosted by this month’s cover star, Jimmy Johnson.

Sunrise Pincho Factory

  • Miami-based Pincho Factory opens its new Sunrise location today. Menu items include the toston burger, sweet potato tator tots and signature kababs.
  • Where: 133 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise
  • Info: pinchofactory.com  

Quest for the Ring

  • Jimmy Johnson and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino welcome top anglers from all over the country to compete for the largest purse in sportfishing history—$1.5 million.
  • When: Now through March 10
  • Where: Key Largo
  • Info: jjfishweek.com

Friday, March 9

In Bloom

Orchid Festival

  • The 16th annual festival features more than 10,000 orchids on display. Learn more about the flower with interactive family activities and lectures. For more fun, there’s a tea service, food and garden vendors, a juried orchid show and exhibit, and a look at the Million Orchid Project.
  • When: March 9-11, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • Tickets: $25 adults; $18 seniors; $12 children
  • Info: fairchildgarden.org

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

  • Founded in 2002, the Scottish bagpipe band performs traditional pipe tunes such as “The Flowers of Scotland” and “Amazing Grace” as well as bagpipe twists on contemporary songs such as like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”, and other hits by rock bands like Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams, and AC/DC.
  • Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive
  • Tickets: Starting at $33
  • Info: browardcenter.org

Tony DeSare

  • The crooner, who’s had three jazz albums in Billboard top 10, celebrates the music of Bill Joel, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra.
  • Where: The Rrazz Room, Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
  • Tickets: $40-$55
  • Info: miznerparkculturalcenter.com


Saturday, March 10

Weekend Games

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers

Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • Info: www.aaarena.com

Equality Florida’s Annual Miami Gala

  • The Tenderloins of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” bring their “Santiago Sent Us” tour to Hard Rock Event Center. The New York-based troupe, The Tenderloins – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series “Impractical Jokers.” Now in its sixth season, “Impractical Jokers” follows the foursome as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Info: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

Impractical Jokers

  • Celebrating Scottish heritage, this festival feature live music, pipe bands, dancing, children’s games, food and drink, piping and drumming competition, sheep dog demonstrations and more.
  • When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Where: Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane
  • Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of; Kids 6-14, $3
  • Info: sassf.org; 954.460.5000

ArtFest in the Pines

  • Artists compete for more than $4,500 in cash prizes at the 20th annual festival, which also features entertainment, food trucks, live hands-on demonstrations, a student art competition, a farmers market, a kids art zone, children and adult workshops.
  • When: March 10 & 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines
  • Tickets: Free
  • Info: ppines.com

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

  • Celebrate the heritage and luck of the Irish! Events start at 7 a.m. with the 4-mile Shamrock Run and the Lucky Little Leprechaun Dashes for children. Entertainment holds you over until noon, when the parade moves west on Las Olas Boulevard from Southeast Fifth Avenue. Afterward, the festival runs until 7 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza and along the Riverwalk, with Irish dancers, a kids zone with bounce houses and a petting zoo, and performances from Irish dance schools and the American Legion Symphonic Band.
  • Info: stpatsftl.com

Steve Martin and Martin Short

  • Expect everything from musical numbers and show business stories to film clips and unscripted craziness as Steve Martin and Martin Short perform as part of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s annual fundraising celebration. Martin and Short, who starred together in the 1986 film “Three Amigos,” will be joined by bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz pianist Jeff Babko.
  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • Tickets: $69-$250
  • Info: browardcenter.org

Jim Breuer

  • The “SNL” alum brings the laughs to South Florida.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek
  • Tickets: $35 to $150
  • Info: casinococo.com


Sunday, March 11

Sports, Art and More

New Brunch Spot

  • Lona Cocina y Tequileria recently launched a Bottomless Sunday Brunch, created by Mexican chef Pablo Salas. Enjoy Tequila Cazadores margaritas and Mexican beers or some handcrafted cocktails while munching on Molletes (toasted baguette topped with refried bean spread, chorizo and asadero cheese), ; Quesadillas de Huitlacoche (wild mushrooms, corn truffle, Mexican cheeses and fresh tomatillo) and Queso Fundido (broiled Mexican cheeses topped with your choice of chorizo or mushrooms, served with tortillas and pico de gallo). Sweet tooth? Try buttermilk masa pancakes, churro waffles, caramel flan and tres leches.
  • When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Price: $24 per person
  • Where: Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: lonarestaurant.com

Audra McDonald

  • The Tony Award winning soprano powerhouse performs Broadway, movie favorites and more.
  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • Tickets: $25-$145
  • Info: browardcenter.org

Weston Pops Concert

  • The Symphony of the Americas performs Broadway tunes.
  • When: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Weston Town Center
  • Tickets: Free
  • Info: 1weston.com


Bonus: Monday, March 12

Broadway Comes to Delray

Mandy Gonzalez

  • Currently starring in “Hamilton,” the Drama Desk Award winner sings Broadway favorites.
  • When: March 12-13, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
  • Info: oldschoolsquare.org


Mark Your Calendars

Fourth Annual Waterway Soirée

  • Hop from mega yacht to mega yacht and then enjoy custom dishes from South Florida chefs while enjoying the sunset. The event benefits Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, which serves nearly 12,000 children with special healthcare needs.
  • When: May 19
  • Price: $750
  • Where: Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: waterwaysoiree.com

#ParklandStrong Benefit Concert

  • New Found Glory finds opens their tour with a concert to benefit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with acoustic sets fromChris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and Ryan Key of  Yellowcard. All proceeds go to the Broward Education Foundation Victims’ Fund.
  • When: May 16
  • Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater
  • Info: waterwaysoiree.com

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