Things to do in Miami this weekend – Feb. 13-15

 

Friday, Feb. 13

AN EVENING WITH
ARTURO SANDOVAL

Ten-time Grammy-winning Cuban trumpeter, pianist and composer is such a titanic figure in the world of jazz that an HBO film was made about his life — “For Love or Country,” starring Andy Garcia — and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
Details: 7:45 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $50.

A NATIONAL TREASURE
TONY BENNETT

Get an early start on Valentine’s Day with this legendary, 17-time Grammy winner, singing favorites from the Great American Songbook, plus fan favorites from his career that has spanned more than six decades. As the New York Times recently raved: “We aren’t likely to see a recording career like this again.”
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; $66-$176.

LOL!
WHITNEY CUMMINGS

She’s a frequent guest on “Chelsea Lately” and co-wrote the hit CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” so you know Whitney Cummings’ saucy stand-up is scathingly funny.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $40, VIP table for four $300 (includes bottle of champagne).

Saturday, Feb. 14

WINTER TOUR
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

Break away from the traditional romantic dinner for V-Day and harmonize with your honey to some exhilarating neo-bluegrass with this veteran, tour-happy band that’s shared the stage with the Grateful Dead and taken the genre to new heights.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $20 in advance, $22 day of show.

BLEAULIVE PRESENTS
MICHAEL MCDONALD

The Fontainebleau’s concert series has got a great one for Valentine’s Day, as blue-eyed soul man McDonald and his distinctively husky voice will perform hits — solo and with the Doobie Brothers — including “I Keep Forgettin’,” “Minute By Minute,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “On My Own,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’” and “What a Fool Believes.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; $175 dinner and show, $150 show only.

VALENTINE’S DUET
LISSETTE & WILLY CHIRINO

Miami salsa king Willy Chirino and his wife Lissette take the stage ready for romance, in support of their recent album together, “Amarraditos” (Bound to One Another), which features classic Spanish-language love songs.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $58.50-$128.50.

EL CABALLERO DE LA SALSA
GILBERTO SANTA ROSA

Spend Valentine’s evening with this Puerto Rican salsa and bolero singer renowned for his improvisational skills as he performs favorites from across his more than 30-year career. Eclectic Venezuelan tropical music band Guaco opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $43-$175.

FREE FOR ALL
HOLLYWOOD ARTSPARK: NEW ORLEANS

Missed out on Mardi Gras? Here’s the next best thing — a free concert celebrating the Big Easy with legendary bassist George Porter Jr. and The Runnin’ Pardners, plus Cajun accordion dance band Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. And yes, there will be beads!
Details: 7-11 p.m. at Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com.

Sunday, Feb. 15

BAREFOOT CONCERT SERIES
MATISYAHU UNPLUGGED

Hasidic alt-reggae star performs an acoustic set of favorites including “King Without a Crown,” “One Day” and “Live Like a Warrior,” plus tracks from his fifth studio album, “Akeda.” Opening are Bushwood, Monsieur Zonzon and Mark Gorbulew.
Details: 4:30 p.m. at Sole on the Ocean, 17315 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; www.wantickets.com; $25-$100.

POWERHOUSE POP
JESSIE J

U.K. singer/songwriter who became the first British female solo artist to have six Top 10 singles from the same album and went on to perform “We Will Rock You” with Queen at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, takes the stage in support of her third studio album, “Sweet Talker,” featuring the hit “Bang Bang” (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $28-$39.50.

GORD’S GOLD
GORDON LIGHTFOOT

Canadian singer/songwriter embarks on his “50 Years on the Carefree Highway” Tour, during which he’ll apply his rich voice and guitar sound to hits including “Sundown,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Early Morning Rain,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “Carefree Highway.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$57.50.

Next Week

GET YOUR STYX FIX
DENNIS DEYOUNG

Hear the classic-rock brilliance of Styx like never before as DeYoung and his six-piece band team up with a full symphonic orchestra for enduring hits such as “Lady,” “Babe,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “The Best of Times,” “Renegade,” “Suite Madame Blue” and “Come Sail Away.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39-$135.

I HOPE YOU LIKE JAMMIN’
THE WAILERS AND RUSTED ROOT

Four days after the 9 Mile Music Festival celebrated Bob Marley’s legacy, the late, great reggae legend’s original backing band brings some positive vibrations to the stage, along with world fusion band Rusted Root (“Send Me On My Way”).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $28.

WELCOME TO HIS NIGHTMARE
ALICE COOPER

The Godfather of Shock Rock takes a break from his golf game to wreak havoc with heavy-metal hits including “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “Only Women Bleed.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$50.

THE ‘YES!’ TOUR
JASON MRAZ

Pop-soul funkster shares the stage with L.A. folk-rock band Raining Jane, with whom he recorded his first-ever acoustic album, “YES!” And yes, you’re also sure to hear his other megahits including “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “I Won’t Give Up” and “I’m Yours.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing A
rts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $29-$79.

SUPREME DIVA
DIANA ROSS

One of the most iconic singers in pop music history performs her hits, solo and as leader of The Supremes, including “Where Did Our Love Go?,” Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Someday We’ll Be Together,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Upside Down,” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “Love Hangover,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $60-$80.

 

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