Things to do in Miami this weekend - May 9 - 11

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday

GLAD THEY CAME
THE WANTED

British quintet redefines the “boy band” sound with dance-heavy pop hits including “All Time Low,” “Lightning,” “Lose My Mind” and “Glad You Came.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $32.50-$47.50.

ONE-MAN SHOW
‘PATTI ISSUES’

Gay actor-playwright Ben Rimalower channels his inner LuPone in “Patti Issues,” an Off-Broadway one-man show about his obsession with the “Evita” star, and Rimalower’s real-life relationship with his closeted gay father.
Details: 8 p.m. at The Cabaret South Beach, 233 12th St., Miami Beach; brownpapertickets.com; $20 plus two-drink minimum.

#NEWGOREORDER TOUR
BORGORE

Israeli DJ/producer who calls his sonic mix of dubstep, house and trap “gorestep” steps behind the decks in support of his latest track, “Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $30.

 

Saturday

SAVE THE EVERGLADES
BENEFIT CONCERT

Ploppy Palace Productions and the Miccosukee Tribe host a concert to raise awareness and funds for Everglades protection, featuring live music by Boxelder, Afrobeta, Sweetbone, Franklin’s Wheel, Aaron Lebos Reality, Nature's Fury and many more, plus spoken-word, dance and live painting.
Details: 6 p.m.-3 a.m. at 7th Circuit Productions, 228 NE 59th St., Miami; ploppypalace.com; $10, all ages.

BENEFIT CONCERT
MATISYAHU

Hasidic reggae rap/rocker performs an acoustic show as part of One Split Second, the second-annual benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. You’ll hear hits including “Sunshine” and “King Without a Crown,” and maybe a few tracks from his upcoming album, “Akeda.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Gibson Showroom, 180 NE 39th St., Miami; christopherreeve.org; $100.

SALSA ROYALTY
LO MEJOR DE LOS ‘90S SALSA

The biggest names in salsa — La India, Tito Nieves, Jerry Rivera, Eddie Santiago, Tito Rojas, Frankie Negrón, Lalo Rodríguez and many more — perform the hits that made them stars.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $58-$88.

 

Sunday

R&B FOR MOM
MOTHER’S DAY EXPERIENCE 2014

Forget flowers and candy — what Mom really wants is to groove to the sounds of Monica (“So Gone,” “Everything To Me”), Deniece Williams (“Let’s Hear It For the Boy,” “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”) and Jagged Edge (“Where the Party At,” “Walked Outta Heaven”).
Details: 6 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or bankunitedcenter.com; $41-$81.

THE ‘FRENCH ELVIS’
JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Paris rocker with a pompadour crooned his way to stardom in the ‘60s with Elvis Presley-inspired tunes including “Let’s Twist Again” and “Que Je T’aime.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $58.50-$153.50.

 

free for all

TINA TURNER TRIBUTE
7 P.M. SATURDAY:
The full band Simply Tina performs hits by the Queen of Rock and Roll including “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Private Dancer” and, of course, “Proud Mary”; Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton; 561-488-8069.

 

Next Week

AUTHOR EVENT
GREG ILES AND DAVE BARRY

Suspense novelist Iles discusses his latest thriller, “Natchez Burning” (William Morrow & Company, $27.99), with his good friend and bandmate in the literary supergroup The Rock Bottom Remainders, Dave Barry.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com; free.

FEELING BLUE?
BLUE MAN GROUP

At once outrageous, silly, thrilling and hilarious, this three-man theatrical show packs a wallop that spurred the New York Times to call it “one of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” See what all the fuss is about.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through May 18, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $26-$125.

A TRUE STORYTELLER
GARRISON KEILLOR

Founder and host of the public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” discusses “The Keillor Reader” (Penguin, $27.95), his latest collection of stories, essays, poems and personal reminiscence.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com; free with voucher, obtained by purchasing a copy of the book at Books and Books.

INDIE-ROCK GODS
MODEST MOUSE

It’s a rare band that can score a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 (2007’s “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank”) and still be “indie-rock,” but Modest Mouse has pulled it off. You’ll hear hits including “Gravity Rides Everything,” “Float On,” “Ocean Breathes Salty,” “Dashboard” and “Missed the Boat.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $40-$50.

25TH-ANNIVERSARY TOUR
GIPSY KINGS

Grammy-winning French band that sings in Spanish and blends flamenco, pop and Latin rhythms performs hits including “Bamboleo” and “Djobi Djoba,” plus tracks from its first album in six years, “Savor Flamenco.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$77.50.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
BASTILLE

British breakout band takes the stage in support of its debut album “Bad Blood,” featuring the monster hit “Pompeii.” Fellow U.K. band Wolf Gang opens.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $22.50.

DANCE MEETS PUNK
BLOODY BEETROOTS

Italian electro-house and dubstep outfit masterminded by Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo takes the stage in support of the new album, “Hide.”
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $28.50 in advance, $30 at the door.

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