Things to do in Miami this weekend - March 28 - 30

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday

GREAT AMERICAN CULT TOUR
BAYSIDE

New York alt-rock band takes the stage in support of its sixth studio album, “Cult,” which debuted at No.<TH>24 on the Billboard 200 in February.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $19.

IN CONCERT
THE AVETT BROTHERS

North Carolina indie-folk and bluegrass band’s sound was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of The Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton; 561-488-8069; $45.

FLORIDA BOYS
SISTER HAZEL

Gainesville alt-rock band that scored the hit “All For You” in 1997 blends Southern folk into its sound.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $25.

CRACKING UP
JOHN WITHERSPOON

You know him as Ice Cube’s hilarious dog-catching dad in the “Friday” movie trilogy, Pops on “The Wayans Brothers” sitcom, and Spoon on “The Tracy Morgan Show.” Now see him back to his stand-up roots.
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. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com; $25.

 

Saturday

KNIGHTS AND KNAVES
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

It’s a medieval spectacle fit for a king, including more than 100 costumed performers and eight stages for entertainment including the edgy band Celtic Mayhem, bagpipes and war drum compositions, plus archery demonstrations, magic, puppets, stilt-walkers and much more.
Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running each weekend through April 13, at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy., Miami; ren-fest.com; $20, $9 kids 6-11, free 5 and under.

ARGENTINE ROCKER
KEVIN JOHANSEN + THE NADA

Icon of the Buenos Aires alternative music scene – whose show is described as “sheer pleasure, offered with intelligence and humour” by The Guardian – makes his Miami debut.
Details: 8 p.m. at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; newworldcenter.com; $41.50-$61.50.

LIFE AFTER LIONEL
THE COMMODORES

Classic funk and soul band that hit it big in the late ’70s and early ’80s with hits including “Brick House,” “Easy” and “Three Times a Lady” soldiers on even without Lionel Richie.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Casino Miami Jai-Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400 or casinomiamijaialai.com; free general admission, $30 premium seating (rows 5-14), $75 VIP (including free drink and meet & greet).

 

Sunday

GET CRABBY
DEERING SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Chow down on all the crabs, conch and clams you can handle (plus just about any other sea critters you can think of) while swaying to the sounds of Bahamian junkanoo musicians. There’s also a kids’ zone, an artist village, tours and more fun.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; deeringseafoodfestival.org; $15 in advance, $25 day of event, $5 kids 4-14, free under 4.

ROCK ON
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

If you’re weary of all the electronic pulses and dance beats that the Winter Music Conference has drawn to Miami over the past 10 days, indulge yourself in a matinee of rock ‘n’ roll competition featuring nine local bands.
Details: 1 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or thestagemiami.com; $10-$12.

CHOPIN SALON CONCERT
SEAN CHEN

Crystal Award winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition performs a program of Chopin and Bach, with wine reception and dinner to follow.
Details: 4 p.m. at the La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; chopin.org; $100.

BACK ONSTAGE
JAY LENO

Fans who miss him on “The Tonight Show” can get a huge fix of The Chin’s broad-appeal humor — call it a super-extended monologue.
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; $55-$125.

 

Next Week

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LILY TOMLIN

Ever since her days on Rowan & Martin’s “Laugh-In,” Tomlin has touched the hearts of America with her warm brand of humor, and she’s still going strong at 74. As her beloved character Edith Ann would say, “And that’s the truth!”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or kravis.org; $25-$100.

ALT-RAP ALL-STARS
DELTRON 3030

Hip-hop supergroup featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala take the stage in support of its sophomore album, “Deltron 3030: Event II.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $25.

BACK IN FULL FORCE
MOBB DEEP

East Coast hardcore hip-hop duo featuring Havoc and Prodigy takes the stage in support of its eighth studio album and first in eight years, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.”
Details: 10 p.m. Thursday at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; bardotmiami.com; $16-$20.

 

free for all

CHAMBER CONCERT
7:30 P.M. SUNDAY: The Alhambra Orchestra, pianist Zoe Zeniodi and conductor Thomas Sleeper present ‘Three Centuries,’ featuring a premiere of Sleeper’s new piano concerto plus music by Bach, Mozart, and Finzi; Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-668-9260 or alhambraorchestra.org.

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