Things to do in Miami this weekend - Feb. 28 - March 2

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday

PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE
DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR!

Your little ones will love this show featuring characters from two popular new TV series, “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”
Details: 4 and 7 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $20-$60.

TWO-DAY MUSIC FEST
SWAMP STOMP 2014

Jam to reggae artists Jahfe, Johnny Dread and Don Sha on Friday night; Saturday brings bands including The Bright Light Social Hour, Roosevelt Collier’s Phunk Phactory, Bird Named Python, Los Bastardos Magnificos and more.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; tobacco-road.com; $10 in advance, $15 at the door (one ticket gets you in both nights).

LATIN LIVING LEGENDS
SALSA GIANTS

Super-producer Sergio George (Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Victor Manuelle) presents Oscar D’Leon, Tito Nieves, Nora, Charlie Zaa, Jose Alberto “El Canario” and many more for a night of spectacular salsa beats.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$75.

CLASSICAL CONCERT
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Grammy-winning maestro Leonard Slatkin conducts the orchestra featuring young Russian pianist Olga Kern in a program of works by Rachmaninoff, Copland and Brahms.
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; $50-$130.

LOL!
RICHARD LEWIS

Veteran comedian known for self-deprecating humor and airing his many neuroses enjoyed a prominent role on the HBO hit “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as one of protagonist Larry David’s closest friends.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; improvftl.com; $25.


Saturday

GATHERING OF THE CLANS
SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

Immerse yourself in all things Scottish with highland dancing, pipe bands, hearty food and drink, singing, some fiddling and, oh yes, sheepdog herding.
Details: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-460-5000 or sassf.org; adults $18 in advance, $20 at the gate; kids under 12 free.

CULTURAL CELEBRATION
CARNAVAL ON THE MILE

Enjoy two days of fine art, jazz, funk, rock and Afro-Cuban beats, delicious food and plenty of kids activities at this festival demonstrating how Miami parties together. Musical acts include Red Baraat, Pedrito Martinez, Asaf Avidan and local hip-hop classical duo Black Violin.
Details: 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables; carnavalmiami.com; free.

HURRAY FOR WHOOPI!
WHOOPI GOLDBERG

One of the few entertainers of all time to win a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy award takes the stage for a hilarious stand-up performance (she’s also got a coveted Mark Twain Prize for humor under her belt).
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; $50-$95.

GOING SOLO
JENNIFER NETTLES

Part of the Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland sets off on her own with tracks from her debut solo album “That Girl.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$75.

I ALONE TOUR
ED KOWALCZYK

Former frontman of Live performs a powerful acoustic set featuring the hits “Lightning Crashes,” “All Over You,” “Selling the Drama” and “I Alone.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $25.


Sunday

HOOP DREAMS
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Introduce your kids to the magical tradition of the legendary basketball wizards as they perform amazing shooting and dribbling skills while trouncing the opposing team.
Details: 4 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $25-$176; family value pack $144 (including four tickets, four meals and four soft drinks).

GREATEST HITS WORLD TOUR
LAURA PAUSINI

Italian pop singer-songwriter celebrates 20 years in the business by performing her best-loved hits, including “La Solitudine,” “Strani Amori,” “Lo Canto,” “It’s Not Goodbye,” “Limpido” and “Dare to Live.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $75-$225.

 

Next Week

FOR THE KIDS
DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY

Join the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Grinch and many more beloved characters in a celebration of what would have been the beloved children’s author’s 110th birthday.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami; miamichildrensmuseum.org; free.

THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Two chances to see the king of smooth R&B-tinged pop perform his latest hits, including “Mirrors,” “Take Back the Night” and “Suit & Tie.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $49.50-$175; 8 p.m. Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $52.50-$178.


free for all

HOLLYWOOD ARTSPARK: NEW ORLEANS
7-11 P.M. SATURDAY: Celebrate Mardi Gras with Cajun band BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and pianist Jon Cleary; Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood; 305-672-5202 or rhythmfoundation.com.

 

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