Things to do in Miami this weekend - April 4 - 6
Here's an idea of what you could be doing this weekend.
WORLD MUSIC SHOWCASE
HEINEKEN TRANSATLANTIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy four international bands making their Florida debuts: Astro from Chile and Esteman from Colombia on Friday, and Niger’s Bombino and Jamaica’s Courtney John Project on Saturday. Local faves Afrobeta and Tremends perform Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Details: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or transatlanticfestival.com; $28, $40 two-day pass.
ALL I WANNA DO TOUR
California hip-hopper, real name Travis Tatum Mills, mixes rap with pop and performs hits including “Vans On,” “Loud,” “Stupid Boy” and “All I Wanna Do.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $14.
Controversial Tampa band that has been banned from many venues for its anti-Christian songs takes the stage in support of its 11th studio album, “In the Minds of Evil.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $15.
Influential guitarist in the “nuevo flamenco” style performs in support of his album “The Blue Guitar Sessions,” which explores a sound reminiscent of the romantic Miles Davis era.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $25-$46, $100 VIP includes meet and greet and an autographed poster.
If acoustic funk, soul, light jazz and folk music are your thing, check out this singer songwriter whose latest album, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song,” was called “a serenely sure-footed effort” by The New York Times.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; parkerplayhouse.com; $37 and $47.
GET DOWN TONIGHT
Flash back to the ’70s with disco queens Thelma Houston (“Don’t Leave Me This Way”), Martha Wash of The Weather Girls (“It’s Raining Men”) and Black Box (“Everybody Everybody”), Yvonne Elliman (“If I Can’t Have You”) and Maxine Nightengale (“Right Back Where We Started From”).
Details: 8 p.m. at Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or magiccitycasino.com; $25, $75 VIP.
2 LIVE CREW
Miami rap group that shocked the world with the sexually explicit lyrics of late-’80s hits including “Me So Horny” and “We Want Some P----“ celebrates founding member Brother Marquis’ birthday, with Fresh Kid Ice and Chinaman also in the house.
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or thestagemiami.com; $10, ladies free before midnight.
READY FOR THE WEEKEND
Didn’t get your fill of superstar DJs during Miami Music Week? Scottish producer will spin hits including his No. 1 smash with Rihanna, “We Found Love,” and his new track, “Summer,” from his upcoming fourth studio album.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $75-$125.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SAX
ED CALLE BIG BAND
Saxophonist equally adept at playing bebop, pop and Latin and contemporary jazz performs a tribute to George Gershwin.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; pinecrestgardens.org; $20-$25.
THE WONDER YEARS
No, it’s not the late-’80s, early-’90s sitcom starring Fred Savage — it’s the Pennsylvania alt-pop group whose fourth album, “The Greatest Generation,” hit No. 20 on The Billboard 200. Real Friends, Citizen and Modern Baseball open.
Details: 6 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $16.
‘HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER’
THE SECOND CITY
The company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray continues 50 years of serving up cutting-edge, hilarious sketch comedy.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, running through April 13, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or kravis.org; $35.
British band that was the second U.K. group to score a No. 1 hit in America (after The Beatles), performs hits including “Tell Her No,” “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season,” with original members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; 954-924-3200 or mardigrascasinofl.com; $15, $30 premium, $50 VIP.
JAM ON IT
Musical chameleons are favorites on the jam-band circuit with their mix of progressive and classic rock, plus blues, funk, metal and even bluegrass.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live Outdoors, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $25 in advance, $30 day of show.
STRIP STRIP HOORAY!
DITA VON TEESE
The biggest name in burlesque since Gypsy Rose Lee puts on a glamorous, elegant show with haute-couture costumes and Swarovski crystals — don’t miss her trademark Martini Glass vignette.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and April 11 at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $35, $75 VIP, $100 tables.
free for all
A TRIBUTE TO NIRVANA
9 P.M. SATURDAY: The ”Nevermind” show honors the pioneering Seattle grunge band with local groups including Armada!, The Burnouts, Dorothy’s Surrender, The Curious Hair and more; Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; churchillspub.com.
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