Noted sax player with Barbieri tribute; GMC at Miccosukee

Sax player Ed Calle leads a tribute to Gato Barbieri at 4 p.m. Sunday at Casino Miami. Calle, a professor of music business and production at Miami-Dade College, is a five-time Grammy nominee and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Celia Cruz, Arturo Sandoval and Natalie Cole.

Tropikalia, a variety show with music, dancing and comedy similar to the Tropicana Nightclub in Havana, Cuba, is at 10 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino. Admission is free. Comedian and radio personality Eddy Calderón, magician Omar Ferret, and The Miami Latin Power Band are booked.  featuring Eylin and The Party Zone 305 directed by Maritza Espin.

Miccosukee Resort & Gaming gives away a GMC truck at midnight Friday and May 26. Winners also can instead take a cash option of $12,000 and a free night at the hotel. Slot players who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more are eligible for the drawing, as well as poker players actively playing on Fridays.

In honor of Armed Forces Day, active or retired military members can present their valid military ID at the Calder Casino Players Club from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday can win up to $1,000 in free play. Then on Memorial Day, May 29, those who earn 30 points from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. can play the Patriotic Scratch Kiosk Game and also win $1,000 free play.

Gulfstream Park Casino continues its “$200,000 Fire Up Free Play” with daily giveaways. The Grand Finale is a $15,000 prize on May 28.

A series of seven “Deep Stack” poker tournaments takes place this month at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Highlights include a deep stack (30,000 chips) that players can enter for $350 at 11 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; a “Deeper Stack” (40,000 chips) for $560 at 11 a.m. May 22-23 and a “Deepest Stack” (50,000 chips) at 11 a.m. May 25-27 for $1,650. Go to

Seminole Coconut Creek picks 10 winners hourly from 7-10 p.m. Saturday to receive up to $2,500 free play. Patrons may insert their Seminole Wild Card into any slot machine daily for one free entry and receive an additional entry for every $1 Comp Dollar earned.

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