Things to do in Miami this weekend - Feb. 14-16

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

 

Friday

THE PEOPLE’S TENOR

MICHAEL AMANTE

Get in the mood for romance with the singer that Tony Bennett praised for his “remarkable range of notes” and his ability to perform “everything from opera to Broadway to contemporary.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $44.52-$55.12.

 

THE RHYTHM OF LOVE

CALVIN HARRIS

If your sweetie’s a club-hopper, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with one of the hottest DJs in the world at the No. 1 nightclub in America?

Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $75-$125.

 

 

Saturday

ONE LOVE

9 MILE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Let’s get together and feel all right for this annual reggae event honoring the life and philosophy of Bob Marley. Headliners include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sean Paul, Shaggy, “The Voice” winner Tessanne Chin, Tito El Bambino and the Marley brothers – Stephen, Julian and Damian.

Details: 12:30-11 p.m.at the Miami Dade County Fairgrounds, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; www.9milemusicfestival.com; general admission $57.83 (plus four cans of food, to benefit Camillus House), VIP $179.

 

BLEAU LIVE SERIES

BLONDIE

One way or another, get yourself to the Fontainebleau to catch pop-punk pioneers Deborah Harry and Blondie crank out hits including “Dreaming,” “Call Me,” “Heart of Glass,” “One Way or Another,” “The Tide is High” and “Rapture.”

Details: 8 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; packages start at $175.

 

BRAZILIAN BEATS

BATUKE SAMBA FUNK

The spirit of Carnaval comes to Pinecrest as Miami’s finest Brazilian band serves up some tasty funk, samba and Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $20-$25.

 

FRENCH POP

THE STARS 80 TOUR

Reminisce to the sounds of the most famous French singers of the ‘80s, including Jean-Luc Lahaye, Emile et Images, Cookie Dingler, Debut de Soiree and Jean-Pierre Mader.

Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $50-$68.

 

BOSSA NOVA, BABY!

BEATRIZ MALNIC

Acclaimed interpreter of bossa nova and samba presents “The Girl From Ipanema: 50 Years of Bossa Nova,” including hits such as “One Note Samba,” “Desafinado,” “Aquarela Do Brasil” and “Bachianas Brasileiras.”

Details: 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $34.50 and $39.50.

 

 

Sunday

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC

RAY CHEN

Exciting young violinist teams up with keyboardist Julio Elizalde for a program of works by Mozart, Sarasate, Ziguenerweisen and Beethoven.

Details: 4 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.

 

LIVING LEGEND

LIZA MINNELLI

Actress, singer and Broadway star is one of the few artists to have won Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Awards.

Details: 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $50-$150.

 

 

Next Week

 

NAUGHTY FUN

”SPANK! THE 50 SHADES PARODY”

It’s time that lustful literary hit “50 Shades of Grey” got spanked, in this tongue-in-cheek musical guaranteed to make a great girls’ night out.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, running through Feb. 23, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $40.

 

A REAL STAND-UP GAL

AMY SCHUMER

Provocative comedienne makes her Arsht debut as part of her “Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour,” following her hit Comedy Central stand-up show, “Mostly Sex Stuff.”

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $37.50-$45.


COUNTRY QUEEN

TRISHA YEARWOOD

Grammy Award-winning singer and wife of Garth Brooks takes the stage to perform hits including “She’s In Love With the Boy,” “Walkaway Joe,” “I’ll Still Love You More” and her signature song, “How Do I Live.”

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $42-$82.

 

HIGH TIME FOR LAUGHS

JIM BREUER

Two chances to catch this ex-“Saturday Night Live” fave (he gave us the gleefully ridiculous character Goat Boy) and star of “Half-Baked” alongside Dave Chappelle do stand-up.

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; and 8 p.m. Thursday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.

 

GREEN 17 TOUR

FLOGGING MOLLY

L.A. Irish punk band that somehow marries traditional Celtic instruments such as mandolin, violin and accordion and bitingly rebellious songs performs as part of its annual countdown to St. Patrick’s Day.

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $30.

 

 

free for all

 

FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS

4 P.M. SUNDAY: Help celebrate Black History Month with a performance by Dove and Stellar Award-winning singer Dottie Peoples, hosted by ABC Local10 anchor Calvin Hughes; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.

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