9 events not to miss in Miami this weekend – April 22-24

Friday, April 22

STREET FESTIVAL

WYNWOOD LIFE

Art, music, food and fashion converge in this three-day event that showcases the best that the Design District has to offer, including more than 20 acts on the Live Music Stage (featuring Ketchy Shuby, Afro Beta, Suenalo, Bachaco, Telekinetic Walrus, Otto von Schirach, DJ Laz and the Ying Yang Twins), awesome Kitchen Labs, exciting Live Art demonstrations and sexy fashion shows in the Style Lounge.

Details: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, at the RC Cola Plant, Mana Wynwood, 550 NW 24th St., Miami; www.wynwoodlife.com; free.

SHE’S BACK

BUIKA

Spanish singer who was named one of the 50 best vocalists of all-time by NPR, and who now lives in Miami, returns to the Arsht Center on the strength of her latest album, “Vivir Sin Miedo (To Live Without Fear),” which is infused with elements of reggae, raga, flamenco, R&B, Afrobeat and gospel in a harmonious reflection of the diverse community in South Florida. 

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $49-$89.

THEY WILL ROCK YOU

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

The look, sound, pomp and showmanship of Queen and its flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury was like nothing anyone had ever seen in the rock world. Now, the amazing tribute band Gary Mullen and the Works showcases rock royalty’s greatest hits with amazing authenticity, including “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Somebody to Love” and, yes, even the majestic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;  www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$57.50.

THE HEPATITIS BATHTUB TOUR

NOFX

Like Bad Religion, Green Day and The Offspring? Then you’re probably also a fan of NOFX, the seminal L.A. punk band that’s been churning out ska-punk, skate punk and melodic hardcore anthems for more than 30 years, all the while refusing to alter its sound to gain mainstream success.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $25 advance, $28 day of show.

STILL ROCKING

BUSH

British grunge-rock band led by singer Gavin Rossdale takes the stage in support of its sixth studio album, “Man on the Run,” and past hits including “Everything Zen,” “Comedown,”  “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” 

Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $36.50.

Saturday, April 23

CURE YOUR BLUES

REDLAND BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL

Succulent, award-winning barbecue, stellar blues and country music, and ice-cold beer for Mom and Dad highlight this family-friendly event, back for its sixth year. Other fun activities include a Miccosukee Indian alligator show, an interactive zone, bungee-jumping, rock climbing and pony rides.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $8, kids under 11 free.

R&B ROYALTY

BOYZ II MEN & EN VOGUE

Four-time Grammy-winning Philly soul crooners Boyz II Men (“I’ll Make Love to You,” “On Bended Knee,” “End of the Road”) share the stage with Oakland R&B/pop queens En Vogue (“Whatta Man,” “My Lovin’ [You’re Never Gonna Get It],” “Free Your Mind”).

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill; www.lpacfl.com; $85.27-$160.

READY FOR REGGAETON?

MIAMI BASH

Groove to the sexy tropical sounds of Colombian stars J Balvin and Maluma; Puerto Rican acts Nicky Jam, Farruko, Cosculluela and Zion & Lennox; New York Latino DJ Alex Sensation and many more.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $26-$164.

Sunday, April 24

DEATH-DEFYING FEATS

ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR

A dynamic, ever-changing cast of elite aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and world-record holders  will delight guests of all ages at this family-friendly wow-fest.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill; www.lpacfl.com; $38.10-$59.30.

Next Week

TELLING STORIES

GARRISON KEILLOR

Cure your Monday blues with this best-selling writer, humorist and host of his popular live radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” which attracts more than four million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday 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-$60.

WE BUY GOLD TOUR

SANTIGOLD

Eclectic singer/songwriter whose fondness for new wave, alt-rock, reggae, electronica and hip-hop has drawn comparisons to British artist M.I.A. takes the stage in support of her third studio album, “99¢.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $27.50 advance, $30 day of show.

THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR

BEYONCE

This is the big one: Queen B – who has won an astounding 20 Grammy Awards – kicks off her new world tour in the Magic City with a blowout show in support of her recent single “Formation,” which she performed during halftime at Super Bowl 50 in February. Of course, you’re sure to hear all the major hits, both solo (“Crazy In Love,” “Baby Boy,” “Irreplaceable,” “If I Were a Boy,” “Single Ladies [Put a Ring On It],” “Halo,” “Drunk In Love”) and from her time with Destiny’s Child (“Survivor,” “Independent Women,” “Say My Name,” “Bootylicious,” “Lose My Breath,” “Jumpin’, Jumpin’”).

Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; Ticketmaster; $100-$1,746.

THE DESTINY TOUR

CELTIC WOMAN

This all-female, multi-platinum, Irish singing sensation will enchant you with a performance based on its new CD/DVD, “Destiny,” plus old standards and reimagined renditions of newer songs such as “Walk Beside Me,” “The Whole of the Moon” and “You Raise Me Up.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $36-$132.

MAN OF A THOUSAND VOICES

FRANK CALIENDO

Master impressionist will have you shaking your head in awe  – between belly-busting laughs – with his dead-on impersonations of John Madden, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Jay Leno – well, you get the idea.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;  www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$47.50.

free for all

SOLO SPOTLIGHT AT NWC

7 P.M. MONDAY: Enjoy “Violin Showpieces of the 20th Century,” featuring second-year fellow Sarah Peters performing works by Ysaye, Debussy, Bartok and Moszkowski; New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com.

 

 

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