Things to do in Miami this weekend - March 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


ROCK STEADY
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

North Carolina progressive metal band will perform its eighth studio album and first concept album “The Parallax II: Future Sequence” in its entirety. Opening acts are Deafheaven, Intronaut and Kindred.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $17.

CALL HIM HILARIOUS
RICKEY SMILEY

Funnyman famous for his syndicated morning radio show and brilliant prank phone calls (many featuring his “Granny” voice) does stand-up.
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.

OUT OF THIS WORLD
‘THE PLANETS’ — AN HD ODYSSEY

The Cleveland Orchestra lifts off this weekend, ending its winter residence in Miami with a program that celebrates the heavens featuring Mozart's Overture to “The Abuduction from the Seraglio,” plus Jennifer Higdon’s Grammy Award-winning Percussion Concerto and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” performed with magnificent, high-definition images of the Solar System taken by NASA projected above the orchestra on a large screen.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; arshtcenter.org; $36-$180, young people ages 8-17 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.


Saturday


BANGERZ TOUR
MILEY CYRUS

Forget all the shock and awe surrounding the ex-Hannah Montana’s salacious behavior over the past year – Miley’s got some really bangin’ tunes, including “The Climb,” “Party in the U.S.A.” and the new “Adore You,” “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” Swedish synth-pop duo Icona Pop (“I Love It”) opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $19.50-$89.50.

STILL BAD TO THE BONE
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS

Blues rocker with that gravelly voice and mean slide guitar celebrates 40 years by tearing through hits including “Move It On Over,” “Bad to the Bone,” “Who Do You Love” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$57.50.

LAST SMASH TOUR
GALLAGHER

Just when you thought watermelons were safe again comes the original prop comic who loves to smash the tasty fruit with his Sledge-O-Matic as part of his act.
Details: 9 p.m. at Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or magiccitycasino.com; $25, $75 VIP table for four.

REGGAE SHOWCASE
KINGS AND QUEEN

The “King of Dancehall” Beenie Man teams up with Mad Cobra and Lady Saw for a spectacular show, hosted by Jamaica’s Irie FM personality Big A and Miami’s 103.5 The Beat’s Papa Keith.
Details: 10 p.m. at the Dezer Collection Auto Museum, 2000 NE 146th St., North Miami; 954-242-4067; $25-$40.

PERCUSSIVE PRIMATES
THE BABOONS

Hard to believe Miami’s pioneering Latin-funk band is celebrating 20 years of musical evolution — and it’s still evolving. The joyfully energetic group brings its self-described “urban tribal Afro-Cuban funk-n-roll” to the stage, performing both old and new songs.
Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; tobacco-road.com; $10.


Sunday


HIP-HOP HOORAY
BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY

One of the greatest rap groups of all time is back, spitting out anthems including “1st of The Month,” “Look Into My Eyes,” “I Tried” and “The Crossroads.”
Details: 5 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or wantickets.com; $35-$60.

IN CONCERT
AL STEWART

British singer-songwriter performs soft-rock classics including “Time Passages” and “Year of the Cat.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or kravis.org; $39-$100.

IN THE HOUSE
QUESTLOVE

Drummer for the Grammy-winning, Philly hip-hop band The Roots (yes, Jimmy Fallon’s incredibly fun and talented house band as well) returns to Bardot to throw down another epic party.
Details: 10 p.m. at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; bardotmiami.com; $20-$25.


Next Week


BACK TO THE ‘80S
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

British new wave band of the early ’80s gave us the haunting pop hits “Love My Way,” “Heartbreak Beat,” “The Ghost In You,” “Heaven” and, of course, “Pretty In Pink.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $25.

A GREEN DAY PLAY
‘AMERICAN IDIOT’

Broadway musical smash tells the story of three lifelong friends who must choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on the pop-punk band Green Day’s Grammy-winning album, the show features hits including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through April 6, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $34.50-$74.50, $114.50 Club Level.

TRUE WORLD MUSIC
PINK MARTINI

Love music that taps many cultures and styles, all with a modern sound yet retro twist? This “little orchestra” from Portland, Ore., adeptly fills that need with its smooth, smart blend of classical, jazz and old-fashion pop music.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $35-$95.

THE VOYAGE CONTINUES: TIMELESS FLIGHT TOUR
THE MOODY BLUES

British band that hit it big in the late ’60s by blending rock with classical music performs enduring tracks including “Nights In White Satin,” “Question,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band” and “Your Wildest Dreams.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $55-$125, $175 VIP.


free for all


BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
6-10 P.M. FRIDAY: Miami world-music group Loray Mistik (The Mystic Thunder) performs in support of its new album, “Black and White”; Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami; 305-960-2969 or bignightlittlehaiti.com.

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