11 best things to do in Miami this weekend Feb. 26-28

Friday, Feb. 26

Albert Castaglia

CURE FOR THE BLUES

RIVERWALK BLUES & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Three-day fest features soul-blues renaissance man Johnny Rawls, American roots-rocker Nikki Hill, harmonica wizard Jason Ricci and his band The Bad Kind, ex-Marine Chris O’Leary and his band, local guitar hero Albert Castiglia and many more.

Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday , and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, at Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale; and noon-9 p.m. Sunday at the Downtowner Saloon, 10 S. New River Dr. East, Fort Lauderdale;   www.riverwalkblues.com; $15 Friday, $25 Saturday, free Sunday, kids under 12 free each day.

Fall Out Boy

WINTOUR IS COMING

FALL OUT BOY

Chicago alt-rock band takes the stage in support of its latest No. 1 album, “American Beauty/American Psycho,” featuring the pop-punk hits “Uma Thurman,” “Centuries” and “Irresistible.” You’ll also hear fan faves including “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” “Dance, Dance,” “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” and “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race.”

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$105.

Debbie Gibson

BLAST FROM THE PAST

REUNION: THE ULTIMATE ‘80S CONCERT

Take a trip down a musical memory lane with Debbie Gibson (“Only In My Dreams,” “Shake Your Love”), A Flock of Seagulls (“I Ran [So Far Away],” “Wishing [If I Had a Photograph of You]”), Information Society (“Running,” “What’s on Your Mind [Pure Energy]”), Wang Chung (“Dance Hall Days,” “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”), Modern English (“I Melt With You”) and Nu Shooz (“I Can’t Wait,” “Point of No Return”).

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $24.25-$732.

Jodi Watley

BLAST FROM THE PAST II

SUPER FREESTYLE EXPLOSION

Bust a move to all your favorite freestyle artists, including Stevie B (“Because I Love You [The Postman Song],” “Spring Love [Come Back to Me]”), Lisa Lisa (“Head to Toe,” “Lost in Emotion”), Expose (“Let Me Be the One,” “Seasons Change”), Jody Watley (“Looking for a New Love,” “Real Love”), Evelyn “Champagne” King (“Shame”), The Mary Jane Girls (“In My House”), The Jets (“Crush On You,” “You Got It All”), Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Could’ve Been”) and many more.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $35-$75.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

SOUND OF SOUTH AFRICA

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

Four-time Grammy-winning group, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its collaboration with Paul Simon on his album, “Graceland,” has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide for more than 50 years with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $25-$45.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Florida Renaissance Festival

FEELING MEDIEVAL?

FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Get ready for the latest Ren-Fest chapter, with the third of seven themed weekends through March 27. This time around it’s “Fantasy and Adventure,” during which visitors can enter a mythical world where dragons fly, wizards cast spells and mystical characters come to life.  If you can imagine it, then this is the weekend where it can actually happen. In between, enjoy more than 100 costumed performers, 10 stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world.

Details: 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday and Sunday, running on weekends through March 27, at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.ren-fest.com; $21, $9 kids 6-11, free for 5 and under.

Nas and Damian Marley 

ONE LOVE

9 MILE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Named for the Jamaican village of Nine Mile, the birthplace and final resting place of reggae legend Bob Marley, the 23rd-annual event celebrates his legacy with performances by a few of his sons – Stephen, Damian and Julian (and grandson Skip) – plus hip-hop legend Nas, reggae star Capelton and many more. You’re sure to hear beloved Bob Marley songs such as “One Love,” “Three Little Birds,” “Buffalo Soldier,” “Exodus,” “Stir It Up,” “No Woman No Cry” and “Jamming,” among many others.

Details: 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne; www.9milemusicfestival.com; $50, plus four cans of food; $177.74 VIP.

Josh Groban

HE’LL RAISE YOU UP

JOSH GROBAN

Operatic pop singer makes his Broward Center debut to highlight its 25th Anniversary Celebration with an intimate performance of his crossover classical hits including “You Raise Me Up,” plus tracks from his albums “Awake,” “Closer,” “Illuminations” and his latest, “Stages,” which features favorites from Broadway musicals.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $75-$160; $500 VIP includes lower orchestra seating and post-show party tickets.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

THE BEACH BOYS

 Iconic California band brings its 50-plus years of creating sweet harmonies to the Hard Rock, performing classics such as “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Kokomo.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &am
p; Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $49-$69.

Sunday, Feb. 28

New Shanghai Circus

SPELLBINDING SHOW

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS

Direct from China, this troupe has been wowing audiences for 16 years with astonishing athletes defying gravity as they stretch the limits of human ability. Raves the New York Times: “Feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill.” 

Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $35-$40.

HARDWOOD HOTSHOTS

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

The kings of basketball entertainment for the past 90 years bring their roundball razzle-dazzle and jaw-dropping athletic showmanship to the court. The rotating lineup – including two females – for the group’s lengthy tour might include veteran guard TNT, dunker Thunder, the 5’2” Too Tall or the 7’4” Stretch, among many other beloved characters.

Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $20-$165.

Next Week

SONGS & STORIES TOUR

VINCE GILL & LYLE LOVETT

Two country legends serve up an acoustic night to remember, up close and personal, with Gill drawing from his 20-time Grammy-winning career and actor-singer Lovett choosing from tracks from his 13 albums (he’s won four Grammy Awards himself).

Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $71.55-$82.15.

FLORIDA VACATION TOUR

NEW FOUND GLORY

Coral Springs pop-punk band led by energetic front man Jordan Pundik takes the stage in support of its eighth studio album, “Resurrection,” plus past hits such as “My Friends Over You,” “Hit or Miss,” “Head On Collision” and “All Downhill From Here.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $28.

FLY ME HIGH TOUR

THE MOODY BLUES

British band that put art in pop-rock performs its orchestral roster of hits including “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “Gemini Dream” and many more.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$75.

free for all

CHOPIN FOR ALL

3 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: The season continues with this piano recital featuring Kate Liu, the Bronze Medal and the Best Mazurka Prize winner at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, performing works by Mozart, Brahms and Chopin; 3 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; www.chopin.org.

 

 

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