Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, March 4
ONE WILD NIGHT
FEAST WITH THE BEASTS
Sample delectable cuisine from more than 40 of South Florida’s best restaurants while enjoying live entertainment and “wild animal encounters” (hopefully safe!).
Details: 7 p.m. VIP cocktail reception ($225), 8 p.m. main event only ($175) at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Perrine; 305-255-5551 or www.fwtb.org.
OAK RIDGE BOYS
One of the longest-running country groups performs its four-part harmony hits including “Bobbie Sue,” “American Made,” “I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes” and, of course, “Elvira.” Billy Dean opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $49.82.
AS I LAY DYING
Grammy-nominated San Diego band’s past two albums have cracked Billboard’s Top 10, including last year’s “The Powerless Rise.” Winds of Plague, After the Burial and Kalakia open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy.,Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $19.99.
Grammy-winning saxophonist takes a break from his golf game (he’s seriously good) to perform in support of his 13th studio album, “Heart and Soul,” a return to his R&B roots with guest artists Robin Thicke and Babyface.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-562-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$65.
Jacksonville’s favorite wild-eyed southern boys keep the spirit alive on their “Gods & Guns” tour, but we know all you care about hearing are the classics, such as “Sweet Home Alabama,” “That Smell” and, you guessed it, “Free Bird.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55.50-$102.
Saturday, March 5ART IN THE STREET
Take the whole family to this “neo-vaudeville street extravaganza,” featuring circus and sideshow acts, dancers, arts and crafts, collectibles, great food and music including hillbilly punk, funky soul and an all-girl pop band.Details:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Biscayne Boulevard between 66th and 72nd streets, Miami; www.mimomadness.com
; free.THAT MIAMI GROOVE
CARNAVALE ON THE MILE
Two-day, family-friendly art, wine, food and music festival features dozens of rock, pop, jazz and Latin bands on three stages, including local fave Locos Por Juana
– which serves up a modern take on traditional Colombian rhythms. Also on the bill: Spyro Gyra
, Radio Boxer
, Dreaming in Stereo
, the Spam All
, Conjunto Progreso
, the Jacob Jeffries Band
, Ed Calle
, Nil Lara
and too many more to mention.Details:
11 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday on Miracle Mile, from Ponce De Leon Boulevard to Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables; 305-644-8888 or www.carnavalmiami.com
; free.AN AMERICAN ICON
The “world’s most boyish octogenarian” performs classics such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “The Best is Yet to Come” and, of course, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”Details:
6 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org
; $51-$151.TO ALL THE GIRLS
Get ready for a night of romance as Spanish balladeer, one of the top 10 best-selling music artists in history, performs in support of his new album, “Numero 1,” plus his signature hit “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.”Details:
7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $90-$145.
Sunday, March 6FREE FOR ALLOPERA IN THE PARK
Florida Grand Opera’s annual outdoor concert features the cast of “The Tales of Hoffmann” performing popular ariasDetails:
4-6 p.m. at Bass Museum, Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 800-741-1010 or www.fgo.org
Next WeekMonday, March 7CHAMBER POP?RA RA RIOT
Exciting band from Syracuse, N.Y., which adds a Baroque touch to its indie-rock sensibilities by adding a violin and cello to the usual guitar-bass-drum mix, performs in support of its sophomore album, “The Orchard.”Details:
7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net
; $15.Tuesday, March 8
Detroit rocker aka Bob Ritchie
- who mixes hip-hop, rap-rock and even country into his party-hearty musical mix – performs in support of his latest album, “Born Free.” Jamey Johnson
8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$75.REGGAE LEGEND
British singer and toaster has collaborated with reggae, pop and ska heavyweights including the English Beat
, Steel Pulse
9 p.m. at Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery, 2621 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton; 561-368-4643 or www.thefunkybuddha.com
Julio Iglesias and Tony Bennett