Things to do in Miami this weekend - July 12-14

 

Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend in Miami.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, July 12



FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ IT UP

Special DWNTWN Miami concert features jazz vocalist Yvonne Brown, Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Oriente and maestro Federico Britos.
Details: 8 p.m. at Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-684-4564 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.

AUTHOR EVENT
PATTIE MALLETTE

You might think pop phenomenon Justin Bieber’s mother is sitting pretty, reaping the benefits of her son’s unbelievable success. But it’s not that easy. She tells her story – of hardship, depression, poverty and abuse - in her book, “Nowhere But Up, Teen Edition: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom” (Paperback, $14.99).
Details: Noon at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.

LOL!
MIKE EPPS

Whether you know him from his Comedy Central specials or his comedy-rap album “Funny Bidness: Da Album” (featuring Snoop Dogg and Kid Rock) or his many roles in feature films including the “Friday” series, “How High,” and “The Fighting Temptations,” you know this man is funny with a capital F.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 550, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $40-$65.

LOCAL PLAY
“ORGANIC LOVE”

Miami native Damien McKnight presents a romantic comedy that toys with and tests the modern notions of love, set in the hip Brickell community. The plot? Lovers Tyson and Ebony invest everything into their Organic Diner, but their worlds are rocked by the news that her first love, an NFL star, is one of the silent investors.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $25-$30.

CRAZE’S HOUSE
DJ CRAZE

Turntable champion shows off his sick skills on the decks, mixing, scratching and mashing up hip-hop and house favorites.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.

Saturday, July 13

MANGO MANIA
INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL

For the festival’s 21st year, the theme is Mangos of Mexico, and over the course of two days, you’ll find all you need to know about the Mexican climate and its many different flavors, brands and recipes. Plus there will be lectures, tastings and even mango trees for sale.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org; $25, $18 seniors 65 and up, $12 kids 6-17.

CULTURE SHOCK PREMIERE SHOW
STREET BEAT

For the first time, Culture Shock Miami presents its own show, in which the cast takes the ancient art forms of drumming and dancing and brings it to the modern stage. Common items such as broomsticks, bottles, buckets and trash can covers are used to create a kinetic, percussive explosion that never fails to excite the audience.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; www.cultureshockmiami.com or www.smdcac.org; $5-$15.

A GREAT DATE NIGHT
AIR SUPPLY

Australian duo has sold more than 100 million records over the years, with love songs including “The One That I Love,” “Every Woman In the World,” “All Out of Love,” “Even the Nights Are Better” and “Lost In Love.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $48.50-$123.50.

LATIN HEARTTHROB
CARLOS VIVES

Grammy-winning Colombian singer got his foot in the show-biz door acting in telenovelas, but soon found international fame fusing rock, funk and pop with traditional Colombian vallenato. You’ll hear all the hits, plus tracks from his new album, “Corazon Profundo.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $22-$143.

PRETTY FIERCE
REBECCA & FIONA

Swedish DJ duo shows that their skills behind the decks match their supermodel looks – expect high-energy house anthems, plus selections from their CD “I Love You, Man!”
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.

Sunday, July 14

AMERICA’S MOST WANTED FESTIVAL 2013
LIL’ WAYNE

He beat Elvis. Yep, Lil’ Wayne has passed The King as the male with the most entries on The Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and he’s still going strong, touring in support of his new album, “I Am Not a Human Being II.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$89.75.

GET SKANKIN’
RX BANDITS

Veteran California ska-punk band takes the stage in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its signature album, “The Resignation,” which saw the group branch out with more politically charged lyrics and challenging time signatures.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $15.

Next Week

A TRUE STAND-UP GUY
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER

Here’s one of those performers who can do it all, from starring in the hilarious “Barbershop” films; to lending his voice to kids’ movies “Charlotte’s Web, Dr. Doolittle 2, Ice Age and the upcoming “Planes”; to becoming the new host of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”; and, oh yeah, being one of “The Original Kings of Comedy.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $49-$79.

IN THE HOUSE
SANDER VAN DOORN

Dutch progressive house, trance and electro DJ is perennially in the Top 20 of DJ Mag’s annual international rankings, and is a top draw at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$60.

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