Restaurants, caterers and novices compete for the title of "Best Chili in Town'' at the Chili Cook-Off at Pinecrest Gardens. After you stuff your face, enjoy the live music, family activities like "The Man Cave," mechanical bull rides, line dancing, the farmer's market and more. 11000 S. Red Rd., Pinecrest; 305-669-6990; $5, kids under 2 free.
Cheer on the Heat as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers. Upgrade your experience by reserving at Hyde, the in-stadium lounge where Heat fans can hang out before the game to chow down and drink up before the big rematch. After the game the party doesn’t stop because Leo Medina and DJ Rascal will keep the music playing as we celebrate our victory (or mourn our defeat). 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 855-777-HYDE; Tickets start at $95.05 on Ticketmaster.
Tim Piper, who has successfully portrayed John Lennon in several television specials, transports the audience to a better world where the slain ex-Beatle comes alive, with insights into his personality and stirring musical performances. Shows at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$45.