Things to do in Miami this weekend - Dec. 6 - 8

 

Here's how you could spend your weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday

ROCKIN’ BY THE RIVER LAUDERDALE LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Weekend festival features a diverse lineup including Huey Lewis & the News, the Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Mat Kearney, “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze and many more. Details: 6 p.m. Friday (VIP Yacht Discovery Experience, a four-hour wine and gourmet food journey; $379, plus all-access weekend pass); concerts start at noon Saturday and Sunday; Huizenga Plaza at the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; lauderdalelivemusic.com; $59-$199.

WEEKEND FESTIVAL CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS

It’s a classic rock lover’s dream all weekend at Magic City Casino and Secada’s. Friday: 7 p.m. - Foghat; 9 p.m. – John Kay & Steppenwolf; 11 p.m. – Orleans. Saturday: 5 p.m. – Blue Oyster Cult; 7 p.m. – Three Dog Night; 9 p.m. – Cheap Trick; 11 p.m. – John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. Sunday: 4 p.m. – The Lovin’ Spoonful; 6 p.m. – Kansas; 8 p.m. – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. Details: Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or magiccitycasino.com; $35-$125; all shows at Secada’s are free.

WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS TOUR YANNI

Greek pianist and composer famous for performing concerts at historic sites including the Taj Mahal, China’s Forbidden City and Russia’s Kremlin performs his mostly instrumental New Age music that reflects his “one world, one people” philosophy. Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $49.50-$125.

LOL! PABLO FRANCISCO

One of the most dynamic comics today blends spot-on impressions, hilarious insights and slick spontaneity into one hour-long comedic riff. Prepare to laugh yourself silly. Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; ftl.improv.com; $25.

BEATS & RHYMES PARTY: GHOSTFACE KILLAH

Wu-Tang Clan member takes the stage in support of his new horror-hop concept album “Twelve Reasons to Die.” It’s all part of The Stage’s old-school hip-hop and contemporary urban artist gallery during Art Basel week (classical hip-hop duo Black Violin – who met at Fort Lauderdale’s Dillard High School of Performing Arts - performs at 10 p.m. Saturday; $15). Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or thestagemiami.com; $33.

IN THE HOUSE: MARK RONSON

Grammy-winning super-producer who has worked with Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Duran Duran, Sean Paul, Adele, Nas, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney and dozens more, steps behind the decks. Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $20.

 

Saturday

CHOPIN FOR ALL 3 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Pianist Drew Peterson, 19, and his younger brother and baritone Erik perform works by Chopin and Schubert; 3 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; 305-868-0624 or chopin.org. Free for all. 

CHRISTMAS TOUR DONNY & MARIE OSMOND

The holidays don’t get any more wholesome than with this famed brother and sister team, which recently finished a four-year run in Las Vegas. Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45.75-$121.25.

THEY’RE GOODGOOD BADBAD

Imagine if Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s youngest daughter, Chelsea, formed an electronic-jazz-soul duo equally influenced by Lauryn Hill, Talking Heads, Otis Redding and Portishead. Intrigued? Of course you are. Details: 11 p.m. at Stache, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster; $15.

KARMA CHAMELEON BOY GEORGE

Culture Club singer best known for the hit “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” has gone on to make a splash on the EDM scene, collaborating with Swedish indie-dance group Miike Snow and Subliminal Records DJ Harry “Choo Choo” Romero. Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20.

 

Sunday

FESTIVE VOICES SERAPHIC FIRE

South Florida’s all-star ensemble of professional a cappella singers puts on a spectacular holiday concert. Details: 7 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org; $20-$37.50.

BURNING UP AUGUST BURNS RED

Christian metalcore band tears up the stage in support of its sixth studio album, “Rescue & Restore,” which hit No. 9 on The Billboard 200. Bless the Fall, Defeater and Beartooth open. Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $25, $22 in advance.


Next Week

PUNK IT UP NOFX

Politically outspoken L.A. punk band led by singer Fat Mike is still raging after three decades, and takes the stage in support of its new EP, “Stoke Extinguisher.” Opening acts are Dillinger Four, Masked Intruder and The Implants. Details: 6:25 p.m. Monday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $28, $25 in advance.

STILL HUNGRY:  JIMMY EAT WORLD

Alt-pop band wraps up its U.S. tour in support of its eighth studio album, “Damage,” featuring the single “I Will Steal You Back.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $28.50.

”FROM JOHNNY TO JONI” TIERNEY SUTTON

Backed by the Shelley Berg Trio, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist (called “a singer’s singer” by The New York Times) will perform lively works ranging from Johnny Mercer to Joni Mitchell. Details: 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $40.

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