Things to do in Miami this weekend - April 18 - 20

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday

BANG YOUR HEAD
BLESSTHEFALL

Phoenix metalcore band shreds in support of its fourth studio album, “Hollow Bodies,” with opening acts Silverstein, The Amity Affliction, Secrets and Heartist.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $18.

ROCK ON
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA

Atlanta indie-rock band performs in support of its fourth studio album, “Cope,” which was mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth) and has been described as "white-knuckle energy, full-throated vocals, and tightly fastened, radio-friendly rock" by SPIN mag.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $21.

BLACK CREEK NIGHTS
SUENALO! AND XPERIMENTO

Final show of this season’s series features two of Miami’s favorite bands, with Suenalo! delivering its “Afro-Latin-baby-makin’-descarga-funk” sound, and Xperimento blending cumbia, reggae, merengue, ska, salsa and funk with elements of rock, R&B, hip-hop and dancehall.
Details: 8 p.m. at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org; $10.

LET’S GET IT STARTED
TABOO

I gotta feeling tonight’s gonna be a good night, as Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas performs a DJ set, sure to be peppered with many of his group’s smash hits.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $30-$40.

Saturday

RECORD STORE DAY
SWEATSTOCK 5

On the day the world celebrates all things vinyl, head to the hippest record store in Miami, where you’ll find the best special releases, live performances, food trucks and refreshments (free Ben & Jerry’s!) at this all-day block party.
Details: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. at Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309 or sweatrecordsmiami.com; free.

CRACKING UP
ROB SCHNEIDER

Ex-“Saturday Night Live” star best known for his film roles in “The Hot Chick,” “The Animal” and the “Deuce Bigalow” series returns to stand-up after a 20-year break.
Details: 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Miami Improv @ Homefield, 8575 SW 124th Ave., Miami; 305-271-0505 or homefieldimprov.com; $27.

NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
PERCUSSION CONSORT

The New World Percussion Fellows perform Steve Reich’s mesmerizing, minimalist masterpiece “Music for 18 Musicians,” an hour-long piece based on the human breath, for the season’s final concert.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-673-3331 or www.nws.edu; $10.

CLASSIC-ROCK SHOWCASE
ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS

Blues-rock British Invasion band of the ‘60s performs hits including “House of the Rising Sun,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” with Rare Earth (“Get Ready,” “I Just Want to Celebrate”) opening.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or magiccitycasino.com; $55-$75, VIP table for four $500 (includes bottle of champagne).

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
GARY MULLEN & THE WORKS

The spirit of Freddie Mercury lives on, as Mullen captures the legendary flamboyant singer’s look, sound and showmanship on Queen favorites including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or kravis.org; $15-$80.

Sunday

IN THE HOUSE
STEVE AOKI

California electro-house and dubstep DJ and founder of Dim Mak Records spins a lively set, and just might dive into the audience to crowd-surf.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $30-$40.

Next Week

AN EVENING WITH …
JOHN LEGEND

Nine-time Grammy-winning R&B prince takes the stage in support of his fourth studio album, “Love in the Future,” featuring the romantic hit ballad “All of Me.”
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 browardcenter.org; $40-$100, Club Level $120.

FLORIDA DEBUT
ROSE AND THE RIME

The House Theatre of Chicago presents a modern, captivating play about a town cursed into perpetual winter by the Rime Witch and young Rose’s adventure to save it.
Details: Previews 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; opening night 7:30 p.m. Thursday, running through May 18, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $45.

FORT LAUDERDALE SPEAKER SERIES
SOLEDAD O’BRIEN

Acclaimed journalist and host of CNN’s “Starting Point” discusses her works focusing on the divisive issues of race, class and poverty. Presented by Broward College.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $35-$64, Club Level $101.75.

THE STARS COME OUT
BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

Join superstars Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Juanes and many more at the most prestigious Latin music awards show, to be broadcast live on Telemundo.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or bankunitedcenter.com.

free for all

BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
6-10 P.M. FRIDAY:
DJA-Rara, a traditional Haitian processional band from New York that has played with Wyclef Jean, helps celebrate the third anniversary of this Haitian music, art and culture event; Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.

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