12 events in Miami this weekend (that have nothing to do with Halloween) – Oct. 28-30

Sia. Photo: Mary Ellen Matthews/RCA Records

Friday, Oct. 28

KNOW-IT-ALL TOUR PART II

ALESSIA CARA

Fresh face, old soul: Young Canadian alt-pop songstress who broke out with last year’s anthemic hit “Here” performs tracks from her debut album. Raved the New York Times: “Thanks to Alessia Cara, the new teenage rebellion is both pensive and ecstatic.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $37.50-$139. 

A REAL STAND-UP GAL

MO’NIQUE

Oscar-winning actress (“Precious”), talk-show host, author and comedienne who’s also well-known for the film “Soul Plane” and TV’s “The Parkers” does stand-up.

Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $40.

RENAISSANCE WOMAN

LINDSEY STIRLING

Crossover violinist, New York Times bestselling author  and YouTube superstar – who combines classical music with pop, rock and electronica while somehow dancing vigorously – takes the stage in support of her third studio album, “Brave Enough,” which features collaborations with Dan + Shay, Andrew McMahon, Christina Perri and Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; $29.50-$69.60. 


IN THE HOUSE

AFROJACK

Dutch superstar DJ who teamed up with Pitbull on the smash hit “Give Me Everything” and David Guetta on “Hey Mama” performs a special Halloween Weekend set.

Details: 11 p.m. Friday at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $30.

Saturday, Oct. 29

NOSTALGIC FOR THE PRESENT TOUR

SIA

Australian singer-songwriter whose mesmerizing voice effortlessly switches from haunting and mysterious to strident and powerful will perform massive hits including “Breathe Me,” “Titanium,” “Elastic Heart,” “Wild Ones,” “Cheap Thrills” and, of course, “Chandelier.” Miguel opens.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $30.75-$120.75.

THE STILL DRUNK AND HIGH AND UNEMPLOYED TOUR

TRAILER PARK BOYS

The title of this tour tells you pretty much all you need to know about this show – it’ll be a hilarious, countrified, live performance from friends and frequent felons Ricky, Julian and Bubbles, who share their ridiculous schemes, screw-ups and running jokes from a foul-mouthed and often drunk perspective. Intended for mature audiences.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;  www.parkerplayhouse.com; $39.50-$59.50.

VOICE OF CHICAGO

PETER CETERA

Grammy-winning singer and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s distinctive tenor powered Chicago hits including “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Wishing You Were Here,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Baby, What a Big Surprise.” You’ll also hear the Top 10 solo ballads “Glory of Love,” “The Next Time I Fall,” “After All” and “One Good Woman.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $40-$100.


LATINO POWER TOUR

MANA

Legendary Mexican pop-rock band, known as the U2 of Spanish rock, takes the stage in support of its 10th studio album, “Cama Incendiada.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; tickets start at $46.

VIVA LA SALSA!

EL GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO

Music orchestra that has made many famous singers swivel their hips (including the late, great Celia Cruz) for more than five decades takes the stage for some hot salsa beats. Also on the bill: salsa trio Gilberto Santa Rosa (“El Caballero de la Salsa”), “Mr. Afinque” Willie Rosario and Tony Vega.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $50-$165.

Sunday, Oct. 30


UNITY FEST

CULTURE CLUB

British ‘80s pop phenomenon led by the always fabulous Boy George headlines this family friendly festival by performing hits including “Karma Chameleon,” “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Church of the Poison Mind” and, of course, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” Also on the bill: British reggae star Maxi Priest (“Wild World,” “Close to You”), C+C Music Factory (“Gonna Make You Sweat [Everybody Dance Now]”) and Animotion (“Obsession”).

Details: 1 p.m. Sunday at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne; Ticketmaster; tickets start at $24.95.

FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS

ANTHONY BROWN AND GROUP THERAPY

Concert series kicks off its 10th season with a soul-stirring performance from the Grammy-nominated artist whose most recent album, “Everyday Jesus,” swept the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards with a record-breaking 10 for 10 wins. He’ll be accompanied by South Florida’s Miami Mass Choir.

Details: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; free, check online for First-Access Passes. 

Next Week

DIG IN DEEP TOUR

BONNIE RAITT

Perhaps the greatest female country rocker of all ti
me is still going strong at age 66, and brings her bottleneck slide guitar and 10 Grammys to the stage to belt out hits including “Something to Talk About,” “Nick of Time,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Love Sneakin’ Up on You,” plus tracks from her 20th studio album, “Dig In Deep.”

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $40.50-$135.50.

TEXAS TRIO

ZZ TOP

That Little Ol’ Band From Texas that made it big has been grinding out gritty, roadhouse blues rock for more than 40 years, including the timeless hits “La Grange,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Tush,” “Tube Snake Boogie,” “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Legs,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$90.


WE LIVE FOR LOVE TOUR

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO

Rock ‘n’ roll couple who have been married since 1982 and are responsible for Benatar’s many timeless hits (Giraldo wrote and played lead guitar on most of them) perform fan faves including “You Better Run,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “We Belong.”

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45-$117.50.

free for all

JAZZ AT MOCA

8-9:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Sit back and enjoy Afro-Cuban rhythms by celebrated Cuban-born drummer Ignacio Berroa, who has collaborated with legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Jack Bruce, Wynton Marsalis and Jaco Pastorius; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.

 

 

 

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