Things to do in Miami this weekend - Feb. 21-23

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday

BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
6-10 P.M. FRIDAY: Sing along to popular Haitian romantic crooner Alan Cave, with an opening set by Tradisyon Lakou Lakay; Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or bignightlittlehaiti.com. FREE.

GET PUNKED
REEL BIG FISH

Veteran SoCal ska-punk band and Warped Tour fave is notorious for its onstage energy and refreshingly unusual cover songs, such as a-ha’s “Take On Me” and Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $23.

TIMELESS CHARM
“DRIVING MISS DAISY”

Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play – which was made into the Oscar-winning film starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy – heads south from Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org; $25-$45.

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH …
ART GARFUNKEL

One-half of the legendary duo Simon & Garfunkel performs a solo acoustic set complete with amusing and inspiring anecdotes, plus a Q&A session. And you just might hear his angelic voice sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $49.50-$75.

LOL!
WAYANS BROTHERS

Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who teamed up on “In Living Color” and in the films “Don’t Be a Menace …,” “Little Man,” “White Chicks” and the “Scary Movie” series, join forces onstage to crack you up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; improvftl.com; $35.

 

Saturday

URBAN LATIN BEATS
SOULFRITO

Music festival features rollicking rhythms by hip-hop heroes Nas and Busta Rhymes, reggaeton singer Don Omar, plus Victor Manuelle, Juicy J, El Torito, Plan B and plenty of guest DJs keeping the party going between sets.
Details: 1 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens; Ticketmaster; $34-$129.

ART EXHIBIT
DOUG BLOODWORTH

Premier photorealist painter’s stunning works will have you scratching your head - and you can ask him how he does it, because he’ll make two appearances at the gallery. All works available for purchase.
Details: 3-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Effusion Gallery South Beach, 1130 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-538-3558 or effusiongallery.com; free.

AUTHOR EVENT
B.J. NOVAK

You loved him as Ryan Howard in “The Office”; now see the actor and author displaying another one of his many talents with a special stand-up comedy performance.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com; tickets available by purchasing a copy of Novak’s brilliant debut collection of stories, “One More Thing” (Knopf, $24.95) at Books & Books – one ticket gains entry for two people.

BRIDGING THE GAP
CHARLIE WILSON

Lead singer of The Gap Band performs ‘80s funk favorites including “Early in the Morning,” “Outstanding” and “You Dropped a Bomb On Me,” plus solo work from recent albums “Love, Charlie” and “Just Charlie.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $47-$87.

PRETTY FUNNY
STACEY PRUSSMAN

New York comedienne who describes her father as a cross between Jackie Mason and Tony Soprano performs her stand-up show, “That’s Funny … You Don’t Look Jewish.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or aventuracenter.org; $32.50-$37.50.

A NIGHT OF ROMANCE
JULIO IGLESIAS

The top-selling Latin music artist in history performs favorite ballads including “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $29.50-$129.50.

 

Sunday

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
FLORIDA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

More than 100 of South Florida’s most gifted musicians age 10-18 perform “Musical Capers,” featuring works by Rimsky Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and many more.
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, $10 kids 2-12.

 

Next Week

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH
AUSTIN MAHONE

Teen pop singer and YouTube sensation has been dubbed “The Next Bieber,” although he’s likely eager to squash such comparisons in light of the Beeb’s recent bouts with the police in Miami Beach. Mahone will perform hits including “11:11” and “Say Somethin’.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.50-$43.50.

NEON LIGHTS TOUR
DEMI LOVATO

Actress, best-selling author, host of “The X-Factor” and pop-R&B star performs hits including “Give Your Heart a Break” and “Skyscraper.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25.25-$60.75.

CHANNELING THE DEAD
DARK STAR ORCHESTRA

Acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute band continues the free, improvisational spirit of the beloved group’s live shows.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday outside at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $25.50.

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