Things to do in Miami this weekend - March 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

 

LOCAL BOYS MAKE GOOD

WE THE KINGS

Pop punk band from Bradenton takes the stage in support of its fourth studio album, “Somewhere Somehow,” featuring the hit “Just Keep Breathing.” Opening acts are This Century and Crash the Party.

Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $20.

 

KING OF DUETS

TONY BENNETT

Seventeen-time Grammy winner has been crooning solo and alongside any singer worth his or her salt for more than six decades. Bennett, who’s still going strong at 87, will perform hits including “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and, of course, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $65-$85.

 

JAZZ ROOTS SERIES

AARON NEVILLE

New Orleans’ prince of R&B and soul, described by People mag as “a national treasure,” performs along with his Dirty Dozen Brass Band to take Miami music lovers on a journey through Big Easy-style jazz, blues and funk.

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; $45-$130.

 

A REAL STAND-UP GUY

BOB SAGET

He might be known for starring in the family-friendly TV shows “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” but don’t be fooled: Bob Saget is also an out-of-his-mind stand-up comic with a dark side.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com; $30.

 

RAP IT UP

DMX

One of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time – and one of the most controversial - performs popular tracks from albums including “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” and “…And Then There Was X,” with DJ Kayper providing funky beats.

Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $40-$60.

 

 

Saturday

 

THROWBACK HIP-HOP

SLICK RICK AND DOUG E. FRESH

Time to go old-school with hip-hop heroes from the ‘80s including Slick Rick (“La Di Da Di”) and his partner in the Get Fresh Crew, Doug E. Fresh, also known as the Human Beat Box. Also on the bill are the Clown Prince of Hip-Hop, Biz Markie (“Just a Friend”) and Rob Base (“It Takes Two,” “Joy and Pain”).

Details: 7 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $55-$130.

 

LEGENDS UNITE

PAUL SIMON & STING

Two of the planet’s most beloved singer-songwriters team up for a stellar show featuring Simon-penned hits (with Art Garfunkel, and solo) including “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer,” “Mrs. Robinson,” Kodachrome” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” and Sting classics (solo and with The Police) “Message in a Bottle,” “Every Breath You Take,” “King of Pain,” “Fields of Gold” and “Desert Rose.”

Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45-$250.

 

MTV FAVES

THE ROMANTICS

New wave band from Detroit hit it big in 1980 with the hit “What I Like About You,” which is now a ubiquitous classic, and followed it up with “Talking In Your Sleep” and “One in a Million” in 1983.

Details: 8 p.m. at Secada’s inside Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or magiccitycasino.com; free.

 

 

Sunday

WHERE IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

Irish eyes will be smiling all day Sunday and Monday as the best St. Patty’s Day bash in town continues with a special brunch buffet featuring corned beef and cabbage, bread pudding and lots of stuff cooked with Guinness stout; live music, including bagpipes on Monday; and an Open Mic night with cash prizes Sunday. Wear green!

Details: 10 a.m. at John Martin’s Irish Pub, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777 or www.johnmartins.com; free.

 

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SMOKEY ROBINSON

The man who none other than Bob Dylan called “America’s greatest living poet” takes the stage to perform timeless classics including “Tears of a Clown,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Ooh Baby Baby,” “My Girl” and many more.

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; $35-$125.

 

 

Next Week

 

2 GOOD TO BE T.R.U. TOUR

2CHAINZ

Atlanta rapper performs hits including “No Lie,” “Where U Been,” “I’m Different,” “Birthday Song” and “Feds Watching,” with Pusha T opening.

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $45-$59.50.

 

LIFE IMITATES ART

WILL CHASE

You know him as country superstar Luke Wheeler on ABC’s hit drama “Nashville,” and Michael Swift on NBC’s “Smash.” And it turns out he can really sing – his standout performances on Broadway include “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” Aida,” “Miss Saigon” and many more.

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

 

NATURAL STORYTELLER

MARC COHN

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs soulful, blues-tinged hits including “Walking in Memphis,” “Silver Thunderbird” and “True Companion.”

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $30-$60, $85 VIP includes meet & greet.

 

DARKWAVE BEAUTY

THE CASKET GIRLS

Goth-pop trio from Savannah, Ga., finds the perfect balance between gloom and hope. The Stargazer Lilies and Dreamend open.

Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807 or churchillspub.com; $8.

 

 

free for all

CHOPIN FOR ALL

3 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Young Korean pianist Zheeyoung Moon, winner of the 2013 International Paderewski Competition in Poland, makes her South Florida debut; 3 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; chopin.org.

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