Things to do in Miami this weekend - Oct. 25-27

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Oct. 25

MIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL
GREGORY PORTER

Grammy-nominated jazz and soul singer performs in support of his third studio album, “Liquid Spirit.” Raves NPR about Porter’s recent performance at the Newport Jazz Festival: “The forthcoming Liquid Spirit is great, but he’s even better live, surrounded with a long-running band that knows what he’s after and enables it splendidly.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $25-$46.

IN THE HOUSE
BASSJACKERS

DJ/production duo’s tracks have found support from heavyweights such as David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris, leading to performing alongside Tiesto at Privilege in Ibiza.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20.

Saturday, Oct. 26

”CAN’T STOP SINGING”
SESAME STREET LIVE

Elmo and the rest of the gang – including Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Abby, Grover, Baby Bear and more – teach your little ones the power of musical magic.
Details: 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $15-$60.

“DIRT ROAD DIARIES” TOUR
LUKE BRYAN

This year’s Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year takes the stage in support of his fourth studio album, “Crash My Party,” featuring the title track and the hit “That’s My Kind of Night.” Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line open.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25.25-$50.

JAZZ IT UP
SOUTH FLORIDA ORCHESTRA

Jazz vocalist Kate Reid leads what Jazziz mag calls “one hell of a big band” in an evening of swinging favorites.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 S. Red Rd., Pinecrest; 877-496-8499 or www.pinecrestgardens.org; $20-$25.

THEY’RE SO EXCITED
THE POINTER SISTERS

Grammy-winning vocal group’s hits include a mix of ballads (“Fire,” “Slow Hand”) and uptempo pop tracks (“He’s So Shy,” “Jump (For My Love),” “Neutron Dance” and “I’m So Excited”).
Details: 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400 or www.casinomiamijaialai.com; $18.50-$74.50.

Sunday, Oct. 27

CHILDREN’S CONCERT
THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children features this Grammy-winning duo for Best Children’s album in 2013 (“Can You Canoe?”), with Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander singing and playing fun folk-rock on guitar and banjo. All kids are encouraged to dress up for Halloween.
Details: 3 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com; $15 grown-ups, $10 kids 2-12, free under 2.

FREE FOR ALL
SPOOKY SYMPHONY

Let the Alhambra Orchestra introduce your little ones to some of the most beautiful scary music ever heard, with excerpts from “Star Wars,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Night on Bald Mountain” and more.
Details: 4 p.m. at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.gusmancenter.org.

THE GODFATHER OF SHOCK ROCK
ALICE COOPER

Just in time for Halloween, Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier) takes a break from his golf game (no, really – he’s an excellent player) to growl hard-rock hits including “I’m Eighteen,” “Only Women Bleed,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “School’s Out.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$65.

Next Week

"SCREAM IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT” TOUR
STORY OF THE YEAR

St. Louis alt-rock/emo band and Vans Warped Tour headliner takes the stage to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut album, “Page Avenue.” Like Moths to Flames, Hawthorne Heights, Set It Off and I Am King open.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.

POP PRINCESS
SELENA GOMEZ

Disney Channel mainstay embarks on a world tour in support of her new pop-electronic album, “Stars Dance,” featuring the hit “Come & Get It.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $26-$66.

“WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE” TOUR
JOHN FOGERTY

Legendary singer for Creedence Clearwater Revival performs timeless classics including “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” plus solo hits “Centerfield” and “The Old Man Down the Road.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $65-$85.

“TENSION 2013” TOUR
NINE INCH NAILS

Industrial-rock band masterminded by Trent Reznor broke ground in 1989 with the album “Pretty Hate Machine,” featuring the hits “Sin,” “Down In It” and “Head Like a Hole.” This tour is in support of its ninth studio album, “Hesitation Marks,” featuring the single “Came Back Haunted.” Electronic-rock pioneer Gary Numan (“Cars”) opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $35.50-$95.25.

ON A “GRINNING STREAK”
BARENAKED LADIES

Playfully energetic band that penned the theme song to the hit CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” takes the stage in support of its new album, “Grinning Streak,” featuring the single “Odds Are.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$55.

“ALL PEOPLE” TOUR
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

Dynamic performer who mixes pop, rock, reggae, funk and soul takes the stage in support of his latest album, “All People,” featuring the uplifting hit “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like).”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $26.

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