Things to do in Miami this weekend - May 16 - 18

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday


”RUBBERNECK” 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
TOADIES

Texas alt-rock group performs its 1994 album, including the deliciously creepy hit “Possum Kingdom,” in its entirety, with Supersuckers and Battleme opening.xx.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $20.

TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR
LADY ANTEBELLUM

Seven-time Grammy-winning country trio performs hits including “American Honey,” “Need You Now,” “Just A Kiss,” “Our Kind of Love” and “I Run To You.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$80.

POWER UP
VIDEO GAMES LIVE

Love Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Super Mario, but have long ago outgrown the arcade? Check out this interactive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time performed by a full orchestra, with synchronized video footage and awesome lighting.
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-$95, $100 VIP.

R&B ROYALTY
TAMAR BRAXTON

After supporting R. Kelly on his tour this spring, the younger sister of Toni Braxton kicks off her solo jaunt in support of her comeback album, “Love and War,” which hit No. 2 on The Billboard 200.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29-$38.

IN THE HOUSE
CALVIN HARRIS

Scottish superstar DJ/producer who gave us the massive hit “We Found Love” featuring Rihanna spins in support of his upcoming studio album and its first single, “Summer.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $75-$125.

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BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

6-10 P.M. FRIDAY: To help celebrate Haitian Heritage Month, the Rhythm Foundation presents legendary roots band Boukman Eksperyans; Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or bignightlittlehaiti.com.

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; $43-$103.

D2K TOUR
CHER

The Goddess of Pop, who’s also a bona fide movie star (“Silkwood,” “Mask,” “Suspect,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Moonstruck”), performs hits including “Believe,” “I Found Someone,” “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Woman’s World” as part of her Dressed to Kill Tour in support of last year’s album “Closer to the Truth.” Don’t be late, as Cyndi Lauper (“Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “True Colors”) opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $26.25-$156.75.

’60S CLASSIC
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Director Phillip M. Church presents a stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s groundbreaking novel that tackles individual rights and freedom within a state mental institution. The production is a benefit for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, running through June 1, at Artistic Vibes, 12986 SW 89th Ave., (opposite The Falls shopping center) Miami; 305-271-1073 or whatifworks.com; $15, $10 students and seniors.

LATINO LEGEND
PEPE AGUILAR

Grammy-winning Mexican singer-songwriter who has already released more than 20 albums at the age of 45 performs ranchera, mariachi and pop songs from his extensive catalog.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$75.

IN CONCERT
THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL

Folk-rock band from the ‘60s performs enduring hits such as “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Daydream” and “Summer in the City.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Secada’s at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or magiccitycasino.com; free; reserved front table for four, including bottle of champagne, $150.
 

Sunday


GOSPEL BENEFIT
DOTTIE PEOPLES

The Rev. Al Sharpton hosts this benefit concert for the Grace Baptist Church, featuring gospel singer Dottie Peoples.
Details: 3 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 772-444-2002 or kravis.org; $130, includes dinner buffet.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
ISABEL LEONARD

In the final performance of the series’ 33-year history, mezzo-soprano Leonard’s “Songs of Spain” program features works by composers De Falla, Valverde Sanjuan, Garcia, Montsalvatge, Grandados and Mompou.
Details: 4 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.

STILL POLITICALLY INCORRECT
BILL MAHER

Controversial comedian and longtime host of Comedy Central’s “Politically Incorrect” and currently HBO’s “Real Time” political talk shows became somewhat of a poster child for free speech.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $58.50-$104.50.

Next Week


”MY OWN LANE” TOUR
KID INK

L.A. rapper takes the stage in support of his latest album “My Own Lane,” featuring the hits “Main Chick” and “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown. Opening are King Los and Bizzy Crook.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or grandcentralmiami.com; $20.

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