Win Free Tickets to I Love Lucy Live on Stage Opening Night

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Thea Brooks as Lucy and Euriamis Losada as Ricky in I Love Lucy Live on Stage.
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For those lucky enough to catch I Love Lucy on Nick at Nite back in the day, you're well acquainted with the antics of Lucy, a quirky redhead desperate for stardom. Her handsome husband Ricky Ricardo, the Cuban bandleader and crooner, was the unfortunate soundboard for all of Lucy's harebrained attempts at fame.

A beloved TV show through much of the 1950s, I Love Lucy remains a popular syndicate to this day, and one credited for being America's first televised depiction of an interracial couple.

I Love Lucy Live on Stage is a chance to relive the Cuban sounds of the Ricky Ricardo Orchestra at the Tropicana nightclub and enjoy the grumblings of BFF neighbors Fred and Ethel. The audience goes inside the filming of two Lucy episodes, with the Crystaltone Singers performing live advertising jingles of the show's sponsors in '50s-style harmony between scenes.

Find out how to win free tickets to the Tuesday's opening night performance after the jump.

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Help Name Jungle Island's New Baby Mini Zebu and Capuchin Monkey

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Photos courtesy Rachel Pinzur
This lovely lass needs a name!
Thank you, Jungle Island, for endorphin-boosting work distractions.

To celebrate its upcoming Neighbor Days special this weekend, Jungle Island invites the public to help name two newborn cuties: a capuchin monkey and a miniature zebu.

See also: Vulcan the Liger Is Back Home at Jungle Island

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Pitbull Look-Alike Ariel Tojo Surprises Tourists in Times Square

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Ariel Tojo, 43, is a jack-of-all-trades. Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Tojo dabbles in many things, including real estate, training, and most notably, acting. His favorite gig? Impersonating Mr. 305 himself, also known as Pitbull.

"I really love acting in general, but especially impersonating Pitbull," Tojo said in a phone interview. He was recently hired to impersonate Pitbull at a That's So Miami event in Times Square June 18, put on by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Tojo was extremely enthusiastic about his role -- one which he has assumed many times with great success. But last week marked his first time playing Pitbull outside Miami.

"I have a lot in common with Pitbull, and we have similar mannerisms and swag," Tojo said. His goal is to one day perform as Pitbull in Las Vegas. "People always come up to me and think that I'm him."

See also: The Ten Best Events at Florida Supercon 2014

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Win Free Tickets to Palo Alto at Regal South Beach Stadium

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James Franco in Palo Alto.
What's James Franco doing these days? Even if you're not following the career of the prolific actor/writer/director/selfie-taker, you can be sure it'll be entertaining. When he's not parodying himself in his friends' film projects (think This Is The End), he's making art to display during Art Basel or mulling a Freaks and Geeks reunion. And let's not forget the birthday party with the S&M-themed cake.

Whatever the dreamy weirdo's up to, you know you wanna see it. His most recent film, Palo Alto, opens in Miami tomorrow. And we're giving you free tickets.

See also: Gia Coppola's Palo Alto Summons Up the Timeless, For Today

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Who Wants Two Tickets to see Clark Gable Slept Here Wednesday at the Adrienne Arsht Center

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A pent-house suite, half-drunken champagne, and dildos greet you on stage before the performance even begins, and the first word of the play is a four-letter word for sex.

No, this is not just any play, it's Clark Gable Slept Here, a lively, scandalous peek into the dark and seedy side of Hollywood's glamorous lifestyles. From nudity to murder and dirty jokes, it's got everything fit for adult consumption, and we've got two tickets to enjoy the opening night ceremony, Wednesday, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for you and an age-appropriate friend.

Don't you deserve a nice night out on the town?

See Also: Clark Gable Slept Here at the Arsht Center: The Dead Gigolo Is Only the Beginning

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Who Wants Free Tickets to See Max Raabe and the Palast Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center?

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Looking for a musical evening with a little class but no stuffy business? Maybe you like your orchestras with a side of Britney Spears? Sounds like Max Raabe's beautifully nostalgiac vocal stylings, backed by the incredibly precise Palast Orchestra, is just the ticket.

And what's this about tickets? We've got two of them that we're looking to give away to some fine folks with excellent taste, such as yourself. All you've got to do is comment on our post, and you're entered for a chance at one enchanted evening.

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Win Free Tickets to Elf the Musical!

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If you're a fan of the 2003 Will Ferrell movie Elf, you know that there's only one appropriate reaction to the news that the stage version of that film, Elf the Musical, is coming to the Arsht Center this month:

"SANTA! OH MY GOD! SANTA'S COMING! I KNOW HIM!"

Yes, Santa, along with Buddy the Elf, will be taking the stage at the Arsht starting Dec. 31. And we're giving away a family package of tickets appropriate for Elf fans of all ages.

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Win Free Tickets to Metamorphoses at the Arsht Center This Thursday

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Eros. Narcissus. Psyche. Midas. The myths of Ovid live on in our everyday language, centuries after the Roman poet first composed them.

And this weekend at the Arsht Center, they're living on the stage, too. Metamorphoses, playwright Mary Zimmerman's series of vignettes inspired by the works of Ovid, opens tomorrow night -- and we're giving away two sets of tickets to the show. Read on to find out how to win.

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Win Free Tickets to the Sweat USA Fitness Festival With Jillian Michaels

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Here in Miami, fitness is a way of life. And it's not just because bikini season never ends (though that is one hell of a motivating factor). The Magic City crowd is made up of a unique mix of vain party people and neo-hippie health nuts. And the one thing we all share is a desire to look and feel our best.

So it's no wonder that the Sweat USA chose Miami Beach as the host city for its inaugural fitness festival. Taking place Oct. 11 to 13, Sweat USA will bring celebrity names to South Florida -- people like The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels, P90X's Tony Horton, and Insanity's Shaun T. Together, they'll headline a three-day festival of fitness, health, and wellness, featuring more than 100 exhibitors at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Want to let Sweat USA pump you up? We're giving away five pairs of Weekend Expo passes to the event. Read on to find out more.

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Win Free Tickets to the Cuba Nu-Wave Festival

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Lena Burke, scheduled to perform at this weekend's Cuba Nu-Wave Festival.
Sure, Miami's an EDM-heavy, beat freak haven. But that hasn't scared off other styles of music, especially those with close ties to the Magic City's Latin culture.

Just ask the folks behind the Cuba Nu-Wave Festival, bringing four multitalented musicians to the Gusman Center this Saturday to kick it, Cuban old-school.

We're giving away two pairs of tickets to the festival -- a pair of regular admission tickets, and a pair with access to the Gusman's swanky Olympia Lounge. Read on to find out more.

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