Arguably the most popular sitcom star of his generation, Jerry Seinfeld brings his stand-up comedy,
which is every bit as memorable as the jokes in his eponymous TV series, to the Ziff Ballet Opera House in Miami’s Arsht Center at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Seinfeld’s oft-parodied, rarely equaled and highly relatable forte of observational humor has shattered demographic boundaries for more than 30 years. Recently, the 56-year-old star has added Broadway director (of the Colin Quinn solo show “Long Story Short”) and TV producer (of NBC’s reality/comedy series “The Marriage Ref”) to his resume, but stand-up comedy is his oldest and most accomplished love. Tickets are $49 to $79 and are going fast. Call the box office at 305/949-6722.
Also in comedy, Dana Carvey, the rubber-faced impresario of impressions, brings his zany stand-up show to Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse at 7 p.m. Sunday. The “Saturday Night Live” alum and “Wayne’s World” costar has enjoyed a mostly middling film career but remains a force on the stand-up circuit. Look for his dead-on impersonations of everyone from Woody Allen to Strom Thurmond to Neil Young – and, most famously, George H.W. Bush and Johnny Carson – to play a central role in his traveling show. Tickets are $40.50 to $60.50 – unlike Seinfeld, a bit overpriced, if you ask me. Call the box office at 954/462-0222.
The Bill Cosford Cinema, Dade County’s longest-running and most prestigious art-house cinema, will
celebrate its 25th anniversary with free film screenings of three films released the year of the theater’s inception. Sydney Pollack’s Best Picture-winning adventure epic “Out of Africa,” Robert Zemeckis’ teen-angst sci-fi classic “Back to the Future” and John Hughes’ cult favorite “The Breakfast Club” will each screen multiple times from Friday to Sunday, along with a couple of “second chance” screenings of Christopher Nolan’s overrated mind-bender “Inception.”Enthusiasts of retro screenings will acknowledge that we get very few older movies back on the big screen, let alone three of them in their proper 35mm format, so this is certainly a weekend to remember. The Cosford Cinema is housed in the University of Miami in Coral Gables. For information, e-mail Blythe Daylong at email@example.com.
Festival / Art
Boca Raton’s Mizner Park will transform into a free haven of environmentalism starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with the Wyland Green Living Fair. The second annual eco festival, migrating north from last year’s Dania Beach inaugural, will feature cooking lessons, an eco-friendly fashion show, live music from Radio Disney artists, film screenings and a learning activity center. The highlight is sure to be an appearance from world-renowned (and single-named) environmental muralist Wyland, who will offer fairgoers the chance to help him paint a 50-foot mural. An exhibition of Wyland’s work is currently on display in the window gallery of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, which will offer free admission throughout the weekend.