Things to do in Miami this weekend - Nov. 15-17

 

Here are some ideas about what you could be doing in Miami this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Nov. 15

FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

The Rhythm Foundation presents legendary Haitian roots group RAM in a rare Miami appearance.
Details:  6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.

BOOK SIGNING
RICKY MARTIN

Grammy-winning Latin-pop superstar signs copies of his new children’s book “Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars” ($17.99).
Details: 6 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com free with voucher, obtained by purchasing a copy of the book at Books and Books.

FIDDLE ME THIS
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

Grammy-winning country-rock singer and fiddler performs hits including “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “Uneasy Rider” and, of course, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
Details: 6 p.m. at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, 777 Isle of Capri Cir., Pompano Beach; www.pompano-park.isleofcapricasinos.com; $20.

ROCK ON
O.A.R.

Veteran alt-rock band whose name is short for Of a Revolution is renowned for its live shows, and tours on the strength of its seven studio albums.
Details: 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $35.

VERSATILE SONGBIRD
DEBORAH VOIGT

Soprano hailed by the New York Times as simply “awesome” is equally at home starring in the Metropolitan Opera’s productions of Wagner and Strauss and portraying Verdi and Puccini heroines, plus Broadway standards and popular classics.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $50-$130.

NO HOLDS BARRED
DOUG STANHOPE

The Most Fearless Man in Comedy takes the stage to try to offend as many people as possible with his hilarious brand of “cringe comedy.” Hey, if you can’t take it, you wouldn’t be there in the first place.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $25.
 
FLAME OF PASSION
”TANGO FIRE”

Sensual and sensational production traces the history of tango, from the barrios of Buenos Aires to its popularity as a contemporary dance form, with world tango champions moving to the music of Astor Piazzolla and other masters.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$115.
 

Saturday, Nov. 16

”HITS DEEP” TOUR
TOBYMAC

Christian rapper who was a member of DC Talk till it disbanded in 2001 and whose latest album “Eye On It” hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 helps Way-FM celebrate 20 years, along with Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Chris August, Colton Dixon and Jamie Grace.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $28-$45.
 
NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME
BRET MICHAELS

Lead singer of the glam-metal band Poison who turned into a frequent reality TV star (he won on the third season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”) performs anthems such as “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” “Something to Believe In” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” plus covers including “We’re An American Band,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.” L.A. band Tonic opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $55-$125.
 
EL POTRILLO
ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

Mexican pop singer and son of ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez takes the stage in support of his 15th studio album, “Confidencias,” featuring duets with Christina Aguilera and Rod Stewart.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $70-$170.
 
A REAL STAND-UP GUY
CRAIG FERGUSON

You know him as the wry host of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” or as boss Nigel Wick on “The Drew Carey Show,” but the Scottish funnyman is also adept at stand-up comedy.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$50.
 

Sunday, Nov. 17



SEASON OPENER
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL

Serbian pianist Misha Dacic kicks off the series with music by Bach (Partita No. 2), Busoni-Mozart's Magic Flute Transcription, Villalobos, Liszt and Albeniz.
Details: 5 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $30.

BRAZILIAN PIONEERS
OS MUTANTES

Poplife presents the legendary Brazilian psychedelic rock and politically charged tropicalia band, featuring Sergio Dias, performing in support of its new album, “Fool Metal Jack.” Argentinian garage-rock trio Capsula opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $20.
 

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STILL SEMI-CHARMED
THIRD EYE BLIND

The House of Blues 20th Anniversary Tour presents this San Francisco band that hit it big in the ‘90s with the hits “Jumper,” “How’s It Gonna Be” and the infectious “Semi-Charmed Life,” the catchiest song about crystal-meth addiction you’ll ever hear.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $24.
 
THEY’VE GOT THE BLUES
BUDDY GUY AND JONNY LANG

The Chicago Blues King and the guitar prodigy who scored a record deal at age 15 team up for smoking back-to-back sets in support of their new albums “Rhythm & Blues” and “Fight for My Soul.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $39-$99.
 

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