Weekend action: Alabama at Miccosukee,  $1K birthday drawing at Hialeah

This weekend is the annual Gator Jam Music Festival at Miccosukee Resort & Casino in west Miami-Dade. Terri Clark appears at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by country legends Alabama. The event is in the East Parking Festival Area. General admission is $65. Self-parking is free, valet is $7.

If your birthday is in March, visit Hialeah Park from 2-10 p.m. Sunday and receive a free cupcake. OK, you’re also placed into a $1,000 drawing at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, the poker room has a tournament that guarantees $20,000 in prize money. Entry is $200.

Casino Miami has $30,000 Super Sundays from 3-11 p.m. The promotion runs this Sunday and March 19. At 10 p.m. Saturday, the Riverside Miami Orchestra performs a free show. The group has been around for about 15 years, playing traditional and contemporary Cuban music repertoires. That means boleros, salsa, son, cha cha cha, etc.

Magic City Casino continues its two weekly poker tournaments. There’s one at 8 p.m. Monday for $80 and another at 2 p.m. Thursdays for $50.

Calder Casino has “Cookies, Coffee & Free Play” from 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Slot players who earn 10 points receive a free big cookie, coffee and are entered into $590 free play drawings held every 30 minutes.

Seminole Hard Rock has a $200,000 Mega Giveaway from noon to 10 p.m. Friday. The casino gives away $5,000 at the top of each hour, and five patrons will win $1,000 every 15 minutes (and can win more than once). From 5-9 p.m. Monday, the casino gives away a Capresso Electric Iced Tea Maker to those who earn 10 comp dollars.

Those who sign up for the Gulfstream Park player’s club on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays in March receive a scratch card worth up to $100 in free play.

Here’s a twist: Chubby Checker performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Isle Casino and Racing outdoor grandstand in Pompano Beach, followed by $2,500 free play giveaway at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Comedian Sandra Bernhard is touring the country with a new show, “Sandra Monica Blvd.: Coast to Coast.” She performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Casino @ Dania Beach. Tickets start at $25.

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