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The Ultra Alternative

Not the Ultra type? Who can blame you? Forget that downtown spectacle of EDM and opt for cultural leisure of a different kind.

American Idiot takes the stage at the Broward Center.


1. American Idiot
The rock opera that took Broadway by storm has made its way to South Florida. Using lyrics from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends choosing between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. March 26 through April 6 at various times. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.0222

2. Symphonic Indulgence
Anchored by renowned classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson, New World Symphony brings a bold program to the Adrienne Arsht Center for one night only. Highlighting symphonic music’s wide range of emotions, the program features a tale of evil and chivalry in Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmilla, accompanied by the passionate beauty of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts. March 29, 8PM. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.486.2000

3. Sony Open Tennis at Crandon Park Tennis Center
Top tennis pros from around the globe are making a racket this weekend at the Crandon Park Tennis Center. Among the ranks are Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, just to name a few. Cruise down to Crandon for the closing weekend to watch the best of the best show their stuff. Game, set, match. Through March 30 at various times. Crandon Park Tennis Center, 7300 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305.442.3367

4. Jay Leno
The (former) king of late-night is bringing his stand-up talents down south as part of the Arsht’s Live at Knight series, featuring category-defying culture in an intimate 2,200-seat venue. Will he talk about Kimmel? There’s only one way to find out. March 30, 8PM. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.486.2000

5. Beethoven on the Beach: Clash of the Titans at Heritage Park
Classical music meets a heavenly backdrop for Orchestra Miami’s Beethoven on the Beach. The last installment of this free outdoor concert series features conductor Elaine Rinaldi and violin soloist Mei Mei Luo. Welcome the sunset with your toes in the sand and the notes of Beethoven, Rossini and Mendelssohn in your ears. March 30, 6:30PM. Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.274.2103