Things to do in Miami this weekend - Dec. 13 - 15

 

Here's how you could spend your weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

FRIDAY

HE’S BACK!

DAVE CHAPPELLE

Reclusive comic legend best-known for abruptly walking out on his late, great “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central does four surprise nights of stand-up. First three shows sold out quickly. A fourth show was added today. 

Details: 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $55.

 

SATURDAY

THEY GOT THE BEAT

THE FRESH BEAT BAND

Your kids will love the energy of this band from the Nick Jr. TV series, but adults will also groove along to hits from the show including “Here We Go” and “Just Like a Rock Star.”

Details: Noon and 4 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $38.50-$49.50.

A RETROSPECTIVE: 1960-2013

PETER MAX

Pop-culture icon who has been the Official Artist of five Super Bowls, the Olympics, the World Series, the World Cup USA and the Kentucky Derby among other major sporting events gives a dual-presentation exhibition and two meet-the-artist sessions.

Details: 1-3 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery: Fort Lauderdale, 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; and 6-9 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery: Boca Town Center, 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; wentworthgalleries.com; free, RSVP recommended.

ROCK ON

NO SNOW BALL

Alt-rock faves the Goo Goo Dolls (“Iris,” “Name”), The Fray (“How to Save a Life,” “You Found Me”), Five For Fighting (“Superman [It’s Not Easy]”), Parachute and ZZ Ward take the stage for a concert sponsored by 97.9 WRMF and Sunny 107.9.

Details: 6 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; $40 in advance at  frontgatetickets.com or $50 at the gate.

THIS CHRISTMAS – AN EVENING OF HOLIDAY & HITSx

MICHAEL MCDONALD

One of the most distinctive rock voices on the planet – whose soulful baritone graced Doobie Brothers hits including “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes” and “Dependin’ On You” – makes his Arsht Center debut with a festive show.

Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $39.50-$79.50.

BROADWAY BEAUTY

BERNADETTE PETERS

Three-time Tony Award-winner, fresh off her appearance on NBC’s theatrical drama “Smash,” sings standards by Rodgers and Hammerstein and her beloved Sondheim.

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; $25-$125.

THE HORROR!

MISFITS

Veteran New Jersey horror-punk band has been frightening children since the late ‘70s. The Attack and Askultura open.

Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or grandcentralmiami.com; $18-$20.

”A JOYFUL SOUND”

NICOLE HENRY

Local chanteuse dubbed “a pop-soul superwoman” by The New York Times puts her own jazzy spin on holiday favorites to benefit the Miami Children’s Initiative.

Details: 8 p.m. at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; Ticketmaster or colonytheatremiamibeach.com; $45, $125 VIP includes premium seating and pre-concert reception at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

R&B LEGENDS

GLORIA GAYNOR AND THE SPINNERS

The BleauLive concert series presents the terrific team of “I Will Survive” singer Gaynor and the smooth vocal group The Spinners, who gave us the hits “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” “Then Came You” and “Rubberband Man.”

Details: 8 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; bleaulive.com; packages start at $299.

BRAZILIAN JAZZ

ROSE MAX & RAMATIS

Dynamic singer-guitarist duo that takes you on a trip to Rio with sizzling samba and sultry bossa nova pays tribute to the melodies of Juan Carlos Jobim.

Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; 305-669-6990 or www.pinecrest-fl.gov; $20-$25.

TRANCE MISSION USA TOUR

PAUL OAKENFOLD

British superstar DJ and producer takes his “Full on Fluoro” sound, which is currently sweeping Europe, to the States for the first time. After this tour, Oakenfold will release an album with new versions of 10 of his favorite trance releases of all time.

Details: 11 p.m. at Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; wantickets.com; $30.

 

SUNDAY

STILL SMOKIN’

CHEECH & CHONG

Legendary comic team that hit it big in the ‘70s with stoner-comedy flicks including “Up In Smoke” and “Nice Dreams” performs a benefit concert for the Broward House.

Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$100.

FREE FOR ALL: HOLLYWOOD ARTSPARK EXPERIENCE: COLOMBIA

6-10 P.M. SUNDAY: Enjoy a night of Colombian culture and music featuring the queen of cumbia, Toto La Momposina; Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood; 305-672-5202 or rhythmfoundation.com.

 

NEXT WEEK

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

TRACE ADKINS

Country star known for his rich baritone voice and winning “The Celebrity Apprentice” this year gets deep for the holiday season – safe to say you probably won’t hear his hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $57.50-$77.50.

VIOLIN VIRTUOSO

ITZHAK PERLMAN

Living legend teams up with pianist Rohan de Silva for a recital featuring works by Beethoven, Strauss and Tartini, plus surprise pieces to be announced at the show.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $50-$150. 

 

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