Win or lose, your bets will help a great cause at the second annual PermaPlate Charity Poker Tournament, which benefits Women in Distress, a local charity that provides assistance to victims of domestic violence. Buy in at $200 for the chance to win the $7,000 cash prize or a trip to Mexico. Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park, 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach; www.womenindistress.org/poker-tournament.
Comedian Marc Maron’s first three CDs “Not Sold Out,” “Tickets Still Available” and “Final Engagement” are cult favorites among comedy nerds and his podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” has more than 53 million downloads. Check the stand-up veteran out at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 SW 35th Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653; $22.
Jazzy instrumental trio (keyboards, drums and bass) Medeski Martin & Wood is a jam-festival favorite for its funky excursions into all kinds of “avant groove” sounds, even dabbling in hip-hop. Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $29.