Things to do in Miami this weekend - May 23 - 25

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
MICHAEL JACKSON: THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR

Cirque du Soleil presents a slightly different style from its usual shows as it tells the life story of the King of Pop through spectacular dancing, choreography, acrobatics and, of course, smash hits including “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “Beat It” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $50-$125.

A REAL STAND-UP GUY
TOM COTTER

The highest-finishing comedian ever on “America’s Got Talent” finished runner-up to a dog act in 2012, but he can laugh about it now — and you will, too, at his hilarious, rapid-fire jokes.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; improvftl.com; $20.

C 4 URSELF TOUR
CARLOS MENCIA

Superstar comedian, TV personality (“Mind of Mencia”) and movie star (“The Heartbreak Kid,” “Our Family Wedding”) gets back to basics — just himself and an audience.
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; $30, $50 VIP.

KILL THE ZO
MAT ZO & KILL THE NOISE

Expect bunches of dubstep, manic trance, sick drops and sticky bass as British DJ/producer Mat Zo (aka Matan Zohar) and Kill the Noise (aka Jake Stanczak, co-owner of Slow Roast Records alongside turntable wizard DJ Craze) team up.
Details: 11 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or grandcentralmiami.com; $30-$35.

 

Saturday

PUMPED-UP KICKS
SNEAKER CON

If your idea of the perfect sneaker goes way beyond Converse All-Stars or even vintage Nike Air Jordans, this traveling event is the perfect place to supplement your fancy footwear collection.
Details: Noon-7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or bankunitedcenter.com; $29.75.

RHYMIN’ TIME
LOGIC

Maryland rapper, born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (no, really), takes the stage in support of his latest mixtape, “Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever,” with Castro and Quest opening.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $18

AUTHOR EVENT
SUSAN MINOT

Best-selling author of “Evening” discusses her heart-wrenching new novel, “Thirty Girls” (Knopf, $26.95), that exposes the atrocities of war-torn Africa as well as the breathtaking beauty of the continent.
Details: 7 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com; free.

IN THE HOUSE
MARCO CAROLA

Italian DJ spins a marathon, nine-hour set on the terrace of the best in minimal techno and tech-house.
Details: 10 p.m. at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; wantickets.com; $25-$40.

 

Sunday

REGGAE SPECTACULAR
BEST OF THE BEST 2014

Groove to the sun-kissed Caribbean sounds of Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Cocoa Tea, Beenie Man, Elephant Man and many more at this family-friendly festival.
Details: 2 p.m.-midnight at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; bestofthebestconcert.com; $54, kids under 12 free with adult, $144 VIP (includes open bar).

ISRAELI DANCE
FESTIVAL YACHAD

More than 500 dancers from Miami, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Israel gather to celebrate Israeli folk dance music with the theme of “Chai,” or Hebrew for “life.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $10-$50.

IN CONCERT
ALBERTO CORTEZ

Argentine singer-songwriter performs hits including “Sucu Sucu” and “Como el primer dia.” Rescheduled from the Feb. 28 show; tickets from that date will be honored.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $45-$85.

 

Next Week

BROADWAY SMASH
‘EVITA’

Musical tells the story of Eva Peron’s rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady, and features some of theater’s most beloved songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through June 1, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $26-$96.

HEAT’S BEATS
DJ IRIE

Got playoff fever? Get into the spirit of the Miami Heat’s quest for a three-peat as the team’s official DJ steps behind the decks for a night of uplifting hip-hop, house and party tunes.
Details: 10 p.m. Wednesday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680 or livnightclub.com; call for table reservations.

POP PSYCHOLOGY TOUR
NEON TREES

New wave, dance-pop band from Provo, Utah, led by dynamic front man Tyler Glenn performs infectious hits including “Animal” and “Everybody Talks,” plus “Sleeping With a Friend” from the new album, “Pop Psychology.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $20.


free for all

MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
7 P.M. MONDAY:
Honor those who lost their lives defending our country with patriotic songs by the Indian River Pops and Robert Sharon Chorale with the New Gardens Band; Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-393-7995.

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