Things to do this weekend in Miami - Oct. 11-13

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, October 11

FREE FOR ALL
‘WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’

Sing along under the stars to the 1971 classic children’s film starring Gene Wilder, and feast on sweet treats including chocolate, candy and decadent martinis.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us.

FESTIVAL MIAMI
BRUCE HORNSBY

The Frost Studio Jazz Band, directed by Stephen Guerra, joins Hornsby, one of UM’s most famous alums, with new arrangements of many of the Grammy winner’s songs, including “The Way It Is.”
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. $15-$30.

LOL!
ILIZA SHLESINGER

First female and youngest winner of the TV competition “Last Comic Standing” does stand-up. You can also see her in the comedy-drama “Paradise” alongside Russell Brand and Julianne Hough, set for release Oct. 18.
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; www.ftl.improv.com; $17-$20.

SOULFUL SONGBIRD
EMELI SANDE

U.K. singer-songwriter who performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2012 Olympics has written for many superstars, including Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis. She’ll sing hits including “Heaven,” “Read All About It,” “Next to Me” and “Beneath Your Beautiful.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.

IN THE HOUSE
AFROJACK

Dutch superstar DJ — aka Nick van de Wall — produced Pitbull’s No.1 hit “Give Me Everything,” and is ranked No.9 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $60-$90.

Saturday, October 12

STILL SKANKIN’
THE ENGLISH BEAT

U.K. ska-revival band led by singer-guitarist Dave Wakeling found success in the late ’70s and early ’80s with toe-tapping hits including “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Best Friend,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Too Nice to Talk To,” “I Confess” and “Save It For Later.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $20.

DEFYING GRAVITY
DIAVOLO

Acrobatic L.A. dance company performs two modern South Florida premiere works: “Transit Space,” which uses skateboard ramps to represent an urban environment; and “Fluid Infinites,” set on an abstract dome structure sitting on a reflection of itself, and featuring music by Philip Glass.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $10-$50.

SWEET HARMONIES
AMBROSIA

Southern California soft-rock band with a progressive side performs enduring hits “How Much I Feel,” “You’re the Only Woman” and “Biggest Part Of Me.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center / ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $30-$40, $100 VIP.

Sunday, October 13

BLEAULIVE CONCERT SERIES
THE BAND PERRY

BleauLive goes country as one of the hottest bands around croons hits including “If I Die Young,” “You Lie,” “Better Dig Two” and “All Your Life.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Sparkle Ballroom, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; packages start at $299.

A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
INDIA.ARIE

Grammy-winning R&B and soul singer returns after a four-year hiatus, during which she says she grounded herself and found spiritual maturation. The result is her fifth studio album, “SongVersation.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $32.50-$45.

Next Week

ALT-ROCK SHOWCASE
HINDER AND CANDLEBOX

Oklahoma rockers Hinder perform hits including “How Long,” “Use Me,” “Lips of an Angel” and the new “Save Me,” from the latest album, “Welcome to the Freakshow,” while Seattle post-grunge band growls out tracks such as “Change,” “You” and “Far Behind.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $28.

EL PAPI VAQUERO
DADDY YANKEE

Puerto Rican reggaeton singer performs hits including “Lo Que Paso, Paso,” “Rompe,” “Impacto” and, of course, “Gasolina.”
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at Café Iguana Pines, 8358 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; www.wantickets.com; $35.

THE NEXT BIEBER?
AUSTIN MAHONE

You Tube sensation will sing hits including “Say Somethin’,” “Say You’re Just a Friend” and “What About Love,” plus more tracks from his upcoming debut album on Republic Records.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.50-$143.50.

HE CAN STILL FLY
R. KELLY

Grammy-winning R&B and neo-soul singer croons hits including “Bump n’ Grind,” “Your Body’s Callin’,” “Sex Me,” “I’m Your Angel,” “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)” and, of course, “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $59-$133.75.

A ‘MULTI-ETHNIC TOUR-DE-FORCE’
THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT

Ever-changing ensemble from Africa, the Middle East and Latin America led by Israeli artist Idan Raichel performs hits such as “Mi’Ma’amakim” and “Boee,” plus songs from Raichel’s new album, “Quarter to Six.”
Details: 8:30 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; $35-$75, $150 VIP.

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