9 great events in Miami this weekend – March 25-27

Friday, March 25

DISNEY ON ICE

FROZEN


Finally! The most beloved Disney movie in recent years gets the icy treatment, as “Frozen” comes to the BB&T Center this weekend, bringing all your favorite characters including the sisters Elsa and Anna, Kristoff and his reindeer Sven and, of course, the lovable snowman Olaf, who loves warm hugs. Plus, sing along to those great songs – “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” “Love is an Open Door,” “In Summer,” “Fixer Upper” and the Oscar- and Grammy-winning “Let It Go.”

Details: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $15-$143.


BE THERE!

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY YOUTH FAIR

The ultimate day full of family fun offers almost 100 rides for both little ones and thrillseekers (check out the Screamer, Meltdown and Climb-N-Challenge), 50 games of skill, live shows and music, and delicious fair food such as the infamous giant turkey leg, caramel apples and elephant ears.

Details: Gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, and noon Saturday and Sunday, running through April 10, at Tamiami Park, Coral Way and Southwest 107th Avenue, Miami; www.fairexpo.com; $10 online, $14 at the gate, free for seniors, military personnel and kids 5 and under.

HEART AND SOUL TOUR 2.0

CHICAGO AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE

Two titans of classic rock, soul, jazz, R&B and beloved ballads team up for a second tour together, with Chicago performing hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is?” “Hard Habit to Break,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “You’re the Inspiration,” while EWF busts out “September,” “Shining Star,” “Fantasy,” “Sing a Song,” “Got to Get You Into My Life,” “That’s the Way of the World” and “Reasons.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $18.95-$118.

Saturday, March 26

FEELING MEDIEVAL?

FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Get ready for the seventh and final weekly Ren-Fest chapter of the year, with the theme of “Carnivale Masquerade,” during which lords, ladies and little ones can unleash their inhibitions behind the anonymity of masks, historical costumes and intriguing disguises. 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 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.ren-fest.com; $21, $9 kids 6-11, free for 5 and under.

AN EVENING WITH MR. WARMTH

DON RICKLES

At 89, this comedic legend is as sharp as ever, and brings his zingers, wisecracks and signature rapid-fire insults for one night of stand-up.

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; $55-$150.


BLEAULIVE PRESENTS

GROUPLOVE

L.A. indie-rock band that had the minor 2011 hit “Tongue Tied,” and whose music has been featured in HBO’s “Girls” and the films “Frankenweenie” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” brings its lively, uplifting show to the acclaimed BleauLive series.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; $70, includes two-hour open bar; $115 includes dinner.


IN THE HOUSE

NERVO

Miami Music Week might be over, but the party still rolls on with Aussie DJ twins Miriam and Olivia Nervo (Mim and Liv to their mum) who started off as fashion models, but showed the world they were more than just pretty faces when they won a Grammy for co-writing and producing David Guetta’s hit, “When Love Takes Over,” featuring Kelly Rowland.

Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $60.

Sunday, March 27

DUB VILLAGE SUNDAYS

DEZARIE AND STEPHEN MARLEY

Roots empress Dezarie, whose fifth studio album “Love In Your Meditation” shows off her powerful vocals, teams up with reggae royalty Marley, who as you may know is one of the legendary Bob Marley’s sons.

Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $30, $80 VIP.

Next Week

JAM NIGHT

ELECTRIC PIQUETE

Miami Latin funk band makes its Ball & Chain debut, launching “Piquete Sessions” with a tribute to jazz great Herbie Hancock and an open invite for guest musicians to sit in.

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ball & Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St., Little Havana; www.ballandchainmiami.com; free.

MUSIC OF “THE BAND”

THE WEIGHT

Take a load off, Fanny, and check out this musical tribute to The Band featuring members of The Levon Helm Band,  The Rick Danko Group, and, yes, The Band. Take a trip down memory lane and sing along to classic ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock songs such as “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “The Shape I’m In” and “The Weight.”

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39-$69.

GUITAR HERO

ROBIN TROWER

How good an ax-man is this former guitarist for the British prog-rock band Procol Harum (“Whiter Shade of Pale”)? In the ‘70s, he earned the nickname “The White Hendrix.” Trower takes the stage, joined by blues guitarist and frequent collaborator Damon Fowler, in support of his latest album, “Something’s About to Change.”

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

BROADWAY BEAUTY

BRENDA BRAXTON

Tony-nominated actress-singer whose Great White Way credits include “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Chicago,” “Jelly’s Last Jam,” “Legs Diamond,” “Cats” and the original production of “Dreamgirls” performs Broadway classics. Braxton She also can be seen opposite Jennifer Hudson on NBC’s theatrical drama “Smash,” and in the Showtime series “Nurse Jackie.”

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $40-$45.

“D-LIST DIVA”

KATHY GRIFFIN

Grammy-winning comedienne best known for her Em
my-winning Bravo show, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” brings her self-deprecating, stream-of-consciousness stand-up style to the stage.

Details: 8 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; $37.50-$95.

LOL!

MARGARET CHO

The Notorious C.H.O. – comedienne, activist and Emmy-nominated actress fresh off last fall’s “psyCHO Tour” – takes on everything in the world that’s driving her crazy at the moment with honesty, profanity and passion, plus offers the usual hilarious update on her mother.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. April 1, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. April 2, at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $30.

FREE FOR ALL

JAZZ AT MOCA

8-9:15 P.M. FRIDAY: Soul legend Timmy Thomas, who serenaded the world in 1973 with his best-selling hit, “Why Can’t We Live Together,” takes the stage; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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