Things to do in Miami this weekend - April 25-27

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday


‘A NIGHT WITH JOAN’
JOAN COLLINS

One of the world’s most glamorous and iconic actresses (“Dynasty”) performs a one-woman show, in which she shares stories and secrets of her life and career.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St.; Ticketmaster; $45.

 

Saturday


FAMILY FUN SERIES
JUNIE B. JONES

Barbara Parks’ beloved children’s book series comes to life in this musical about the outspoken and precocious first-grader and her angst-ridden situations.
Details: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $15.

DOUBLE TROUBLE
THE USED AND TAKING BACK SUNDAY

Alt-punk/metal showcase features Utah band The Used performing in support of its sixth studio album “Imaginary Enemies” and Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday tearing through tracks from its sixth album, “Happiness Is.”
Details: 6 p.m. at Revolution Live Outdoors, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $29.

HE’S SMOOTH
ROB THOMAS

Matchbox Twenty singer (“3 A.M.,” “If You’re Gone”) went on to star solo as well, with the Grammy-winning hit “Smooth” (with Santana), “Lonely No More” and “This Is How a Heart Breaks.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$70.

PARROTHEAD PARADISE
JIMMY BUFFETT

Bask in the laid-back island lifestyle for a night as the ultimate mellow party rocker and his Coral Reefer Band perform sing-along classics including “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger In Paradise” and, of course, “Margaritaville.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $36-$136.

EDM ROYALTY
JAMES MURPHY

The man behind super-hip New York electronic-music outfit LCD Soundsystem, whose final album “This Is Happening” cracked the Billboard 200’s Top 10, performs a DJ set.
Details: 10 p.m. at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; bardotmiami.com; $30-$40.


Sunday



SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
BALLET IS BEAUTIFUL

Dress your little princess in her favorite tutu to see the Miami City Ballet Dancers perform excerpts from “The Sleeping Beauty” by Tchaikovsky in the final concert in this beloved series.
Details: 3 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or sundaymusicals.org; $12 grownups, $10 kids 2-12, free lap children under 2.

FEMME FATALE
LANA DEL REY

Sultry New York singer-songwriter described as a “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra” takes the stage in support of her album “Born to Die,” which gave us the hits “Video Games” and “Summertime Sadness,” plus her upcoming album “Ultraviolence.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $54.50-$65.

Next Week


THE BOSS IS BACK
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

After skipping Florida on his 2012 North American tour, the king of Americana rock returns to the Sunshine State with his E Street Band in support of his latest album, “High Hopes,” but you’re sure to hear classics including “Thunder Road,” “Prove It All Night,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Hungry Heart,” “The Rising” and “Born to Run.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45-$118.

GIRL POWER
HAIM

“There’s probably not a cooler band in America right now,” wrote the Los Angeles Times about this L.A. trio of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana, whose debut album “Days Are Gone” hit No. 6 on The Billboard 200. Frequently compared to Fleetwood Mac, Haim (rhymes with “time”) will perform hits including “Falling,” “Forever” and the title track.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$35.

A HAUNTING ROMANCE
‘GHOST — THE MUSICAL’

You loved the Oscar-winning 1990 film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg — now see it come to life onstage, with eye-popping, supernatural special effects.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through May 11, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $34.50-$74.50, $114.50 Club Level.

MUSIC MEETS THE WATERFRONT
SUNFEST 2014

Five days, three stages and 50 bands — that’s all you need to know, except, of course for the impressively eclectic lineup. Headliners include Kid Rock, Cake, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, Goo Goo Dolls, Alice In Chains, Daughtry, Doobie Brothers, Blues Traveler, The Wailers, Dick Dale and many more.
Details: 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, running through May 4, along the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach (festival grounds are on Flagler Drive, from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive); www.sunfest.com; one-day pass $30 in advance, $39 regular; two-day pass $46-$56; five-day pass $61-$71.

ROCK ON
AVENGED SEVENFOLD

Veteran California metal band tears up the stage in support of its sixth studio album, “Hail to the King,” with heavy-metal supergroup Hellyeah opening.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1<TH>Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$50.

INDIE-ROCK DARLINGS
VAMPIRE WEEKEND

New York band that describes its Afro-pop revival sound as “Upper West Side Soweto” takes the stage for two shows in support of its third studio album, the Grammy-winning “Modern Vampires of the City.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation<code_dp>.com; $42.50.

 

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INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
7:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY:
Two-time Grammy-winning drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour) returns to his jazz roots with his trio, with the Araya-Orta Latin Jazz Quartet opening; Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; mbculture.com.

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