Things to do in Miami this weekend - Oct. 18-20

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Oct. 18

FEEL THE BEAT
BASSLIGHTS

Dubstep and electro DJ/producer Bassnectar teams up with electronic/funk/jazz/hip-hop artist Pretty Lights for two nights of bass-heavy sonic bliss.
Details: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bayfront Park, Klipsch Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; single day $41.75-$47.75; two-day ticket $67.50-$79.50.

FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

Dance to the sounds of T-Vice, one of Haiti’s most popular bands, while sampling delicious Haitian cuisine as part of Miami’s celebration of Creole Month.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.

BACK TO BASICS
DAVID SPADE

Star of “Saturday Night Live,” “Just Shoot Me” and the feature films “Tommy Boy” and “Blacksheep” (alongside late “SNL” alum Chris Farley), “Grown Ups” and “Joe Dirt” does stand-up.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $42.50.

“MIND OF MENCIA”
CARLOS MENCIA

Controversial comic takes on current events, issues of race and other hot-button topics in his in-your-face style.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $40.

UNDERGROUND DANCE PARTY
SATOSHI TOMIIE

Veteran Japanese progressive house DJ who gave us the dance anthem “Love In Traffic” teams up with DJ Three for the deep-house Shoot the Freak party.
Details: 10 p.m. at Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $15.

Saturday, Oct. 19

”SAYING WHAT CAN’T BE SAID”
THE BECHTLER ENSEMBLE

Music and poetry unite in sweet harmony as Larry Sorkin’s profound words are brought to life with folk and classical sounds by cellist Tanja Bechtler and her guitarist husband Bob Teixeira.
Details: 4 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.

ALL THINGS AUSSIE & KIWI
WINE ON HARVEST MOON

Head Down Under and celebrate the food, wine and art of Australia and New Zealand, with entertainment including Miami native Jared Bistrong performing on the didgeridoo, an ancient Aborigine ceremonial instrument; plus a fiery Maori dance, an instrumental sax performance by Fernando Diez of KC & The Sunshine Band, and much more.
Details: 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; www.deeringestate.org; $150, $125 for Foundation members.

FESTIVAL MIAMI
ANA POPOVIC

See why this Yugoslavian blues-rock guitarist – who has performed live with her idols B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy and more – is known as the “female Jimi Hendrix.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com; $20-$40.

LEGACY LIVES ON
LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Legendary Southern-rock band now led by Johnny Van Zant, who took over vocals from his late big brother Ronnie, performs timeless hits including “Tuesday’s Gone,” “That Smell,” “What’s Your Name,” “You Got That Right,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and, of course, “Free Bird.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $35-$150.

ROCK ON
DEAP VALLY

L.A. garage-rock duo whose music has been described as Janis Joplin’s vocals meets Jack White’s guitar playing performs in support of its debut album, “Sistrionix.”
Details: 10 p.m. at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com; $14-$20.

IN THE HOUSE
SASHA

Legendary U.K. DJ/producer who rocketed to fame in the ‘90s alongside partner John Digweed steps behind the decks in support of his latest project, “Invol<3er,” the third installment of his brilliant “Involver” mix series.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20

 

SEE FOOD, EAT IT
COCONUT GROVE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Groove to the tropical sounds of Bahama Joe, Y5, reggae band Fourth Dimension and Jimmy Buffett tribute band Jimmy Stowe and the Stowe Aways while stuffing your face with mouth-watering fresh seafood from Monty’s and many other local restaurants.
Details: 11 a.m.-sundown at Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; www.groveseafood.com; $15-$50, kids under 12 free.

AUTHOR EVENT
EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Distinguished Haitian-born author will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, “Claire of the Sea Light,” a melancholy love letter to her native land.
Details: 1:30 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-262-0255 or www.moafl.org; free, but to enter the book-signing line, you must purchase a copy of the book ($27.50 plus tax) at the museum store.

Next Week

MICHIGAN METALCORE
WE CAME AS ROMANS

Detroit hard-rock band and Vans Warped Tour mainstay trashes the stage in support of its third studio album, “Tracing Back Roots,” which reached No. 8 on The Billboard 200.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $23.

“NOI” TOUR
EROS RAMAZZOTTI

Italian singer-songwriter – who has sold more than 55 million records and performed duets with artists as diverse as Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and Ricky Martin – takes the stage in support of his latest album, “Noi” (“We”).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, Waterfront Theater, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $47.75-$127.75.

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