Things to do in Miami this weekend - April 11 - 13

 

Here are some ideas for what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday

A REAL STAND-UP GUY
DREW CAREY

You know him from “The Drew Carey Show,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “The Price Is Right.” Now see him return to his stand-up roots.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com; $30.

PUNK ROCK BOYS
THE DEAD MILKMEN

Satirical punk band from Philadelphia gained fame in the late ’80s with the hit “Punk Rock Girl” — you’ll also hear fan favorites including “Bitchin’ Camaro,” “Methodist Coloring Book” and “Instant Club Hit.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or grandcentralmiami.com; $18.

TIGERTAIL’S FLA-FRA FESTIVAL
FLOANNE

French chanteuse kicks off the month-long Florida-France festival with bewitching, sensual cabaret jazz, accompanied by pianist Ian J. MacDonald. Come an hour early for free French cuisine and fun.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, On-Stage Black Box Theater, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; tigertail.org; $20, $50 VIP.

Saturday

CHRISTIAN ROCK
REACHFEST 2014

Reach FM presents favorite Christian bands and performers including the Grammy-nominated MercyMe, Citizen Way, “American Idol” contestant Colton Dixon, Jamie Grace and Britt Nicole.
Details: 4 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton; www.itickets.com; $30-$35.

A DAY AT THE BEACH
DANAY SUAREZ

Concert series features the emerging Cuban singer-songwriter who takes the stage in support of her upcoming third studio album, “Palabras Manuales,” which combines hip-hop, reggae, jazz and R&B. Also on the bill are local “afro-galactic/psychedelic jam” sextet the Nag Champayons and the Miami chapter of the School of Rock.
Details: 6 p.m. at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; communityartsculture.org; $10.

‘AN UNPREDICTABLE EVENING WITH…’
TODD RUNDGREN

Legendary singer-songwriter (“Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light,” “Bang the Drum All Day”) and producer (Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell,” Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band,” XTC’s “Skylarking”) takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $30.

DANCE, DANCE , DANCE
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT

Athletic dancers and creative choreography are combined with lively music from Queen to Shostakovich as this Boise, Idaho, company hits Miami.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org; $25-$45, $10 students.

THE MUSIC OF STYX
DENNIS DEYOUNG

Lead singer for the prog-rock-tinged band Styx performs classic hits including “Lady,” “The Best of Times,” “Babe,” “Lorelei,” “The Grand Illusion” and “Come Sail Away.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai-Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400 or casinomiamijaialai.com; two general admission tickets free, $30 premium tickets (rows 5-14), $75 VIP (rows 1-3, free drink and meet & greet).

Sunday

PERFORMANCE AND LECTURE
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA

Opera aficionado Justin Moss and the FGO Young Artists discuss and perform selected arias from composers including Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Bizet and more.
Details: 2 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com free.

FUNK SOUL BROTHER
FATBOY SLIM

British big-beat DJ steps behind the decks to deliver dance-floor anthems including “The Rockafeller Skank,” “Praise You,” “Weapon of Choice” and “Right Here Right Now.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $30-$40.

Next Week

IN THE HOUSE
FLUME

Australlian DJ/producer performs in support of the upcoming deluxe edition of his mixtape, featuring collaborations with Ghostface Killah, Twin Shadow, Freddie Gibbs and more.
Details: 10 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or grandcentralmiami.com; $20-$25.

INDEPENDENT GRIND TOUR 2014
TECH N9NE

Kansas City rapper named for his rapid-fire “chopper” vocal style takes the stage in support of his 14th studio album, “Strangeulation,” with Krizz Kaliko, Freddie Gibbs and Jarren Benton also on the bill.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $30.

STILL A JACKASS
STEVE-O

Anything-goes comic started out by graduating from clown college with dreams of becoming a professional stuntman. Instead, he combined those skills with humor and found fame with the outrageous show “Jackass.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Miami Improv @ Homefield, 8575 SW 124th Ave., Miami; 305-271-0505 or homefieldimprov.com; $22; also at 8 and 10:30 p.m. April 18 at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; improvftl.com; $22; and 7 and 9:45 p.m. April 19 at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com; $22.

LOCAL GEM
RACHEL GOODRICH

Singer-songwriter dubbed the “queen of the Miami indie-rock scene” by The New York Times performs her eclectic mix with her band The Grrrls, with Ketchy Shuby opening.
Details: 10 p.m. Thursday at Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307 or blackbirdordinary.com; free.

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FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS
4 P.M. SUNDAY:
Five-time Grammy-winning gospel singer Israel Houghton performs with his band New Breed, with guest host ABC Local 10 news anchor Calvin Hughes; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org.

 

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