Things to do in Miami this weekend - March 7 - 9

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday

LOL!
TRACY MORGAN

Controversial ex-“Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star serves up some serious stand-up comedy.
Details: 8 and 10:45 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com; $35.

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
ZOSO — THE ULTIMATE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE

For those who missed the power and majesty of Led Zeppelin live in its prime, here’s the next best thing, with band members playing authentic vintage instruments and spot-on vocals channeling Robert Plant’s beautiful, unearthly howl.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; parkerplayhouse.com; $38.69-$81.09.

UNDER WRAPS
HERE COME THE MUMMIES
Mysterious funk and R&B group clad in mummy bandages is rumored to include Nashville-based, Grammy-winning musicians whose identities are kept secret to prevent contract disputes.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $15.


Saturday

COUNTRY SPECTACULAR
WIRK RIB ROUND-UP

Sing along to top country artists including The Band Perry (“If I Die Young”), Easton Corbin (“Roll With It”), “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery (“See You Tonight”) and many more while chowing down on the most succulent ribs in South Florida.
Details: Noon-9 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $21-$56.

AUTHOR EVENT
DAVE BARRY

Hilarious author and Miami Herald columnist launches his new book, “You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty” (Putnam, $26.95), which offers some highly questionable and uproarious parenting advice.
Details: 8 p.m. at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com; free, with RSVP and ticket available at eventbrite.com.

WHO LOVES YOU
FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS

Beloved band harmonizes on timeless hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Working My Way Back to You,” “Who Loves You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Grease” and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, U.S. 441 and Stirling Road, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$65.

HAITIAN RHYTHMS
BOUKMAN EKSPERYANS

Grammy-nominated “rara” band performs, along with guest singer Emeline Michel, dubbed the “Joni Mitchell of Haiti” by Ebony magazine.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center/<code_dp>ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; miramarculturalcenter.org; $25-$35.

IN CONCERT
JOHN WAITE

Former lead singer of The Babys (“Every Time I Think of You”) is best known for his No. 1 solo hit “Missing You.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400 or casinomiamijaialai.com; free general admission, $75 VIP includes free drink and meet & greet.

HOMETOWN HERO
OSCAR G

Can’t wait for Miami Music Week (formerly the Winter Music Conference) to sweep into town later this month? Get an early start on the banging beats with local superstar Oscar G, who will perform a marathon set full of tribal-house and Latin-kissed rhythms extending into the morning hours.
Details: 10 p.m. at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; clubspace.com; $20-$30.

 

Sunday

STREET PARTY
CALLE OCHO

Imagine a block party with a million people dancing, singing and feasting on great food and drink — that’s how Miami rolls. Musical guests include Puerto Rican reggaeton king Daddy Yankee (“Gasolina”), Venezuelan duo Chino y Nacho and bachata singer Leslie Grace. There’s also a Family Zone with plenty of games and kids’ activities, plus a tribute to the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz at 2 p.m.
Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Southwest Eighth Street between 11th and 27th avenues, Miami; carnavalmiami.com; free.

 

Next Week

SPACE COWBOY
STEVE MILLER BAND

Classic-rock hero performs enduring hits including “Fly Like an Eagle,” “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Jungle Love,” “Rock’n Me” and “Jet Airliner,” plus new tracks from his R&B-laced albums “Let Your Hair Down” and “Bingo.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or kravis.org; $30-$130.

TERRIFIC TWINS
TEGAN & SARA

Canadian songwriting sisters’ brand of indie-pop has led to collaborations with international DJs Tiesto and David Guetta and opening for Neil Young. They take the stage in support of their seventh studio album, “Heartthrob.”
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $32 in advance, $35 day of show.

BELOVED BALLADEER
MICHAEL BOLTON

Grammy-winning soft-rock singer performs standards including “When a Man Loves Woman,” “Love Is a Wonderful Thing” and “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You.”
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.

CAN WE TALK?
JOAN RIVERS

Acid-tongued comic legend makes fun of everyone and everything — and especially herself.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or kravis.org; $25-$100.

 

free for all

BEETHOVEN ON THE BEACH
8 P.M. SATURDAY: Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, continues its free concert series with violin soloist Mei Mei Luo; North Shore Park Bandshell, 7250 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; orchestramiami.org.

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