Things to do in Miami this weekend - Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

 

Here's what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Nov. 29

THEATRICAL ROCK

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Kick off the holiday season in style with TSO’s spectacular show that mixes rock and classical music, often with a Christmas theme. The group led by founder Paul O’Neill will perform its rock opera “The Lost Christmas Eve” in its entirety for the final time. Details: 4 and 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $30-$67.

THE YEEZUS TOUR

KANYE WEST

Hip-hop heavyweight takes a break from family life with fiancée Kim Kardashian to embark on his first solo tour in five years, performing his hits “Gold Digger,” “Stronger,” “Heartless” and “Love Lockdown,” plus tracks including “Black Skinhead” from his sixth studio album, “Yeezus.” Rapper Kendrick Lamar opens. Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $39.50-$150.

A STAND-UP GUY

JAKE JOHANNSEN

One of David Letterman’s favorite comedians (he’s appeared on his show more than 35 times) takes the stage following his Showtime comedy special “I Love You.” Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; ftl.improv.com; $17-$20.

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

BENEFIT CONCERT

PHILIPPINES DISASTER RELIEF

Rock out to help the typhoon victims with performances by Ambrosia, Melanie and members of the Little River Band, Vanilla Fudge and The Hollies. Details: 5 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; bicolclinic.org; general admission is free (donations welcome), but there is limited seating available for $5.

MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

MAYDAY PARADE

The House of Blues 20th Anniversary tour features this Tallahassee pop-punk band, which takes the stage in support of its fourth studio album, “Monsters in the Closet.” Alt-pop Atlanta band Cartel opens. Details: 6 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $20.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

BONNIE RAITT

Ten-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and mean slide-guitar player performs hits including “Nick of Time,” “Luck of the Draw,” “Have a Heart,” “Something to Talk About,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Love Sneakin’ Up on You,” plus tracks from her 2012 critically acclaimed album “Slipstream.” Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$85.

BLEAULIVE PRESENTS

ADAM LAMBERT

“American Idol” favorite who went on to belt out pop hits including “Whataya Want From Me” and the new “Lay Me Down,” featuring DJ/producer Avicii and Chic guitarist and super-producer Nile Rodgers, performs an intimate concert on the hotel’s back lawn. Details: 8 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; bleaulive.com; packages start at $299.

FREE FOR ALL

BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND

Take a Magical Mystery Tour through the Fab Four’s enduring hits with Let It Be, which plays instruments used by The Beatles. Details: 9 and 11 P.M. at Casino Miami Jai Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400 or casinomiamijaialai.com.

 

Sunday, Dec. 1

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

“STRIKE UP THE BAND”

Enjoy an old-fashioned classical concert with The Greater Miami Symphonic Band performing beloved family-friendly selections including the “William Tell Overture,” Disney classics and Hanukkah favorites. Come early for the musical instrument petting zoo. Details: 3 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or sundaymusicals.org; $12, $10 kids 2-12, free lap children under 2.

SPANISH SONGBIRD

BUIKA

With a voice described as “velvet gravel,” this Spanish singer recalls legends such as Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas and Cesaria Evora while fusing traditional flamenco with jazz and soul. Raved the New York Post: “A singer like Buika comes only once in a generation.” 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; $45-$65.

 

Next week

SHAKE IT UP

ALABAMA SHAKES

Grammy-nominated Southern rock, soul and blues band performs in support of its debut album “Boys & Girls,” featuring the hits “Hold On” and “I Ain’t the Same.” Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $36.50-$45.

AUTHOR EVENT

JAMES W. HALL

Master of the suspense thriller discusses his latest novel, “Going Dark” (Minotaur Books, $25.99), about eco-terrorists in Miami out to destroy the nuclear power plant at Turkey Point. Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com; free.

SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW

CHRIS CORNELL

One of the leaders of the grunge movement of the ‘90s — and one of the most powerful voices in rock history — performs arrangements of Soundgarden classics including “Black Hole Sun,” “Spoonman” and “Outshined,” plus tracks from the band’s 2012 album “King Animal.” 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 arshtcenter.org; $46-$66.

CRACKING UP

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Acclaimed comedienne, well-known for improvisation and spontaneous interaction with the audience, recently joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and other prominent women in comedy for the Showtime documentary “Why We Laugh Too.” Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Bailey Concert Hall at Broward College, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie; 954-201-6884; $10-$35.

STILL RISING

DE LA SOUL

Legendary Long Island hip-hop trio, best known for its groundbreaking 1989 album “3 Feet High and Rising” featuring the hit “Me Myself and I” performs as part of Art Basel week. You might hear some new material as well, as the group is currently working on its eighth studio album. Details: 10 p.m. Thursday at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or thestagemiami.com; $30.

Speak Up!