Tribute to ‘Father of Miami Sound’ at Hialeah

Hialeah Park has a tribute at 9 p.m. Saturday to percussionist and vocalist Carlos Oliva outdoors in the Paddock Gardens. Oliva is credited by Time magazine as being “the Father of The Miami Sound.” Lucy Grau, Hansel y Raul, Roberto Torres and Willy Chirino will perform. The Cuban Guys Mobile Unit and other food trucks will be on site. Champion Simulcast Center and Sport Center will be awarding two $50 betting vouchers as part of its Kentucky Derby simulcast presentation.

Live jai-alai has returned to The Casino @ Dania Beach. Sessions are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with matinees at 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Marvin Dixon’s “Fifty Shades of Comedy” is at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $15.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino gives away a bottle of Don Julio Blanco tequila to those who earn 10 comp dollars playing slots from midnight to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek gives away a Neiman Marcus gift card to anyone who earns 13 comp dollars on Wednesday. The cards are awarded from 5-9 p.m. at The Pavilion.

Mardi Gras Casino specials this month include a $5 “Voulez-Vous.” That’s rum, triple sec, a dash of lime juice, ginger ale and a splash of strawberry mix. The Burger of the Month is a Quesadilla Burger ($10.50), which features Chipotle sauce, bacon, salsa, in a cheddar jack quesadilla. Served with chips and salsa, of course. The Big Easy Poker room has $1 draft beer, $2 well drinks and $3 for two hot dogs to those seated at the tables or the bar

Calder Casino gives away up to $1,000 free play to two patrons every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. Saturdays this month. If no one hits the $1,000 on a particular night, the prize rolls over into the next week. Earn entries daily with every 10 points, plus each entry can be multiplied by up to eight times on Thursdays.

The Isle Casino’s big giveaway for the month is a Maserati, at 11 p.m. May 27. The casino draws two finalists every 20 minutes from 4-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month. The patrons also receive $200 in free play.

NickSortal@BellSouth.net