Things to do in Miami this weekend - July 19-21
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing in Miami and South Florida this weekend.
Friday, July 19
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
The Rhythm Foundation presents a show by the legendary Haitian band, plus a retrospective photo exhibit by Big Night’s Luis Olazabal, covering the event’s first two years.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.
JAM ON IT
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Two chances to see the quintessential summer jam band performing favorites including “What Would You Say” and “Satellite,” plus soon-to-be-classics from the latest album, “Away From the World.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $40.50-$75.
Comedy film star (“the “Friday” series, “All About the Benjamins,” “The Fighting Temptations,” “How High” and the new “Jumping the Broom”) does stand-up.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $40-$65.
IN THE HOUSE
Dutch DJ of Moroccan descent (real name Fadil El Ghoul) won the Best Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2012 IDMA show during Winter Music Conference in Miami, and is one of the most requested DJs for remixes (Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Madonna, LMFAO, Pitbull, etc.).
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$60.
Saturday, July 20
SHE FEELS FOR YOU
“Chaka Khan, let me rock you, let me rock you, Chaka Khan.” If these lines from her ‘80s hit “I Feel For You” compel you to bust out freestyle dancing and rapping, then you don’t want to miss this funky soul queen perform hits including “Ain’t Nobody,” “I’m Every Woman” and “Tell Me Something Good.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $61.50-$92.50.
THE NEXT BIG THING?
Miami’s super-cool record store Sweat Records presents this show by the neo-soul brother duo that’s been scoring critical raves and comparisons to The Weeknd, Maxwell and P.M. Dawn for its debut album “no world.”
Details: 9:30 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10.
Some shows slip under the radar from the masses, but those lucky or hip enough to witness them will be buzzing about them for months. This shapes up to be one of those shows, with this British hip-hop producer and remix master stepping behind the decks.
Details: 10 p.m. at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com; $12-$20.
HEY MR. DJ
One-half of the Grammy-winning DJ duo Deep Dish performs a six-hour set of the best banging house and techno tracks.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
Sunday, July 21
ONE KICKIN’ CONCERT
INDEPENDANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Love electronic dance and Latin music? Love soccer? You’ve just found your dream show, a perfect blend of beats and ballet-like athleticism with superstar DJs including Subliminal Records head Erick Morillo and Miami tribal-house god Robbie Rivera teaming up with Latin artists Fonseca and Jorge Celedon while the soccer club Millonarios takes on Olimpia.
Details: 1 p.m.-1 a.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; www.wantickets.com; $30-$75.
311 AND SUBLIME W/ROME
Headliners 311 (“Down,” “All Mixed Up”) and Sublime w/Rome (“What I Got,” “Santeria,” “The Wrong Way”) join hip-hoppers Cypress Hill (“Insane in the Brain,” “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That”), punk-rockers Pennywise and Philly alt-hip-hop troubadour G. Love with his funky band Special Sauce.
Details: 4 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $14-$68.
Bob Marley’s son continues the family’s reggae legacy, performing with his band The Uprising. You’ll hear tracks from his Grammy-nominated album , “Awake,” plus reggae standards.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $18 advance, $20 day of show.
Theatrical shock-rocker performs all his hits, including “The Beautiful People,” “The Dope Show,” “Disposable Teens,” “mOBSCENE” and his demonic covers of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Tainted Love” and “Personal Jesus.” Picture Me Broken opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $65.
FOR FANS OF THE BOSS
“SPRINGSTEEN AND I”
Documentary features more than 2,000 fans expressing through personal video clips how Bruce Springsteen’s music has affected their lives, plus live concert footage.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at various South Florida theaters; www.fathomevents.com; check website for ticket prices.
Political thriller “The English Girl” ($27.99, Harper) is the latest example of why this author has been called his generation’s finest writer of suspense and foreign intrigue.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables; www.booksandbooks.com; free, but admission requires a voucher (purchase of the book entitles you to two entries).
FREE FOR ALL
GREAT MUSIC AND GRUB
Female-fronted ska and new wave band Stop the Presses, which opened for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at SunFest 2012, performs at the Food Truck and Music Festival.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at North Shore Bandshell, Collins Avenue and 73rd Street, Miami Beach; www.kccproductions.com.
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