Corpus SLAM: Artsfusion continues its Spoken Word SLAM series at Tap-Tap Haitian restaurant (819 Fifth St., Miami Beach) tonight at 9:00 p.m. with "Corpus SLAM: Words On Our Body." Poets and literary artists conduct a battle of minds and words with three-minute pieces about the human body and related issues. Winners from tonight's SLAM will compete in the Grand SLAM in June. Admission is five dollars. Call 531-7267. (GC)

Jimmy Ryce Foundation Benefit II -- Kids Helping Kids: In January Cheers (2490 SW Seventeenth Ave.) hosted a benefit concert by several local rock and alternative bands for the Jimmy Ryce Foundation, which assists the victims of pedophiles. Some of the regulars at Cheers (read: teenage punk fans) then decided to organize their own benefit for the Ryce Foundation, featuring Shai Hulud, the Vacant Andys, King 7 and the Soul Sonics, Ed Matus' Struggle, Last Minute, Denny's Unit, and Fool Proof. Admission is five dollars, with all proceeds benefiting the Ryce Foundation. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Call 857-0041. (GC)

The Three Tenors: Three tenors. Concerts in Germany, England, Sweden, Austria, Japan, Canada, Australia, New York's Giants Stadium, and now our own Pro Player Stadium (2269 NW 199th St.). Tickets at $100 to $500 a pop. Impresario Mathias Hoffman must be a very rich man. Call 623-6100. (GC)

Hank Williams, Jr.: Many years back I saw Hank Jr., a.k.a. Bocephus, in Memphis, Tennessee, strictly out of curiosity ("Is he really all that bad?") and romantic obligation (it was a date). During the course of the two-hour concert -- a lackluster set performed by a stinking-drunk Bocephus -- I kept a tally of noteworthy sights and occurrences. Among them: Eight fights broke out within a roughly 40-foot radius of our seats; fifteen rebel flags were unfurled as Junior hit the stage; six references to the late Hank Sr. were made by Junior as he slogged through redneck anthems such as "Family Tradition" and the one about all his rowdy friends coming over to his house for a night of beer-suckin' and belchin'. You can bet there'll be some of both going on today when little Hank, Travis Tritt, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Jo Dee Messina bring the sound of Southern boogie to the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre (1801 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach). Tickets cost $20. Showtime for the "Country Comfort Experience" (more like "Southern Comfort Experience," if you get my -- hic! -- drift) is noon. Call 954-946-2402. (JF)

Reckless: See Thursday.
SOFA: See Friday.
Mary Street Dance Theater: See Friday.
Doral-Ryder Open: See Thursday.

march 9
The Seventh Seal: The Cinema Vortex milestone-film series continues today at noon at the Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) with Ingmar Bergman's 1956 must-see masterpiece about the struggle between life and death. Filmed on a limited budget, this breathtakingly photographed epic serves as a brilliant allegory about religious faith, as it follows a knight (Max Von Sydow) returning from the Crusades who is challenged to a game of chess by the Grim Reaper. Admission is four dollars. Call 531-8504. (GC)

SOFA: See Friday.
Carnaval Miami/Calle Ocho: See Saturday.
Doral-Ryder Open: See Thursday.

march 10
John David Hawver: Blues, greens, whites, and grays are the colors of Florida Keys-based artist John David Hawver's palette. His crisply executed, realistic seascapes capture the awesome vastness of the ocean and are on view in an exhibition called "Sea -- Saw -- Seen" at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison St., Hollywood ) through March 23, and at the Metro-Dade Cultural Resource Center (111 NW First St.) through April 2. Admission to the Art and Culture Center is three dollars; hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (opens at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday). Call 954-921-3274. Admission to the Resource Center is free; hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Call 375-4635. (GC)

march 11
Les Miserables: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's wildly popular musical Les Miserables returns to South Florida for an eleven-night run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). This production features Fort Lauderdale native Catherine Hickland, star of the soap opera The City, as Fantine. (A little creepy trivia on Hickland: She was once married to David Hasselhoff, who played Michael Knight on the Eighties television series Knight Rider. Her current husband is an actor named Michael Knight, who plays Tad on the soap All My Children.) Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and March 16 at 7:30 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on March 15, 16, 19, and March 22. Tickets range from $27 to $57. Call 954-462-0222. (GC)

John David Hawver: See Monday.

march 12
Lucia di Lammermoor: The Florida Grand Opera presents Gaetao Donizetti's bel canto opera based on Sir Walter Scott's romantic novel about love, betrayal, and murder in seventeenth-century Scotland, opening tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Dade County Auditorium (2901 W. Flagler St.). Soprano Elizabeth Futral stars in the title role as a young woman who goes mad when she is tricked by her family into marrying a man she does not love; the scene in which Lucia loses her sanity is one of the most famous in opera history (performed in Italian with projected English translations). Tickets range from $18 to $100. Performances continue March 15, 18, and 21 at 8:00 p.m. and March 23 at 2:00 p.m. Call 854-7890. (GC)

John David Hawver: See Monday.

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