Things to do in Miami this weekend – Feb. 5-7

 

Friday, Feb. 5

Seminole Tribal Fair and Powwow/Photo J. Albert Diaz

CULTURAL CELEBRATION

SEMINOLE TRIBAL FAIR AND POWWOW

Three-day event showcases Native American arts and culture, highlighted by a film screening, alligator wrestling shows, dance troupes, arts and crafts, and live Native musical performances, plus a special concert at 1 p.m. Sunday by the five-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock group the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.semtribefairandpowwow.com; free.

UniverSoul Circus

“FEEL THE WOW”

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS

Discover the kid in you at this spectacular show that brings a fresh, hip vibe to family entertainment. UniverSoul, now celebrating its 23rd year, is ranked in the Top 3 of touring circuses along with Ringling Bros and Cirque du Soleil, and brings everything from death-defying acrobatics to clowns to exotic animals, including zebras.

Details: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday; running through Feb. 15; at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy. (one mile west of I-75); Miramar; Ticketmaster; $16, under 12 months free.

LOL!

KEVIN NEALON

Nine-year “Saturday Night Live” performer best known for anchoring “Weekend Update” and characters including Mr. Subliminal and Franz (of Hans and Franz, opposite Dana Carvey) who went on to star in the acclaimed Showtime comedy series “Weeds” does stand-up.

Details: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.

ONE LAST TIME! TOUR

BARRY MANILOW

Who knows whether this will really be the final countdown for one of the greatest balladeers and songwriters of all time, who’s still going strong at age 72, but enjoy it regardless, with timeless hits including “I Write the Songs,” “Mandy,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Even Now,” “Weekend in New England,” “Could It Be Magic” and “Copacabana.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $19.75-$179.75.

Black Violin

SMASHING STEREOTYPES

BLACK VIOLIN

Classical hip-hop duo from Fort Lauderdale (members Kev Marcus and Wil B both attended Dillard High School of Performing Arts, and performed at Barack Obama’s inauguration) rocks the violin and viola like no one else, infusing classical music with rock, R&B, soul and jazz. They take the stage with turntable-whiz DJ TK (Dwayne Dayal) and a special guest drummer in support of their third album, “Stereotypes.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $13-$55.50.

JAZZ ROOTS

PATTI LABELLE

The Grammy-winning Godmother of Soul, whose powerful voice and persona can handle everything from funky disco (“Lady Marmalade”), upbeat ‘80s pop (“New Attitude”), heartfelt ballads (“You Are My Friend,” “On My Own,” with Michael McDonald) and inspired cover songs (“Over the Rainbow,” “Wind Beneath My Wings”) performs selections from her repertoire. 

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $45-$130.

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

 

FEEL THE HEAT

CHILI COOKOFF

Fourth-annual family-friendly event features country-music bands, line-dancing, mechanical bull rides, Miami Heat dancers, an old-fashioned pie-eating contest and, of course, chili samplings from both professional and amateur competitions.

Details: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5, free for kids under 2.

RUM AND REGGAE

TROPICAL RUM FESTIVAL 

Fourth-annual festival features the positive vibrations of dancehall king Yellowman, reggae singer Luciano, Miami EDM/trance legend George Acosta, South Florida reggae band Code Red and many more acts, plus great Jamaican food and, of course, all kinds of yummy rum cocktails.

Details: 3-10 p.m. Saturday at Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach; www.tropicalrumfest.com; $25 includes four drinks, $50 all you can drink, $150 VIP unlimited food and drink, $200 Super VIP (includes onstage access).

Otto von Schirach 

LEGALIZE IT

MEDICAL MARIJUANA BENEFIT CONCERT

For the 18th year, this event will raise funds for NORML of Florida (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), plus other supportive organizations, with help from live entertainment such as Otto von Shirach, Telekinetic Walrus, Johnny Dread, Nag Champayons, SunGhosts, The Oski Foundation, Purple?, Aaron Lebos Reality and dozens more, plus spoken word artists, speakers and local vendors.

Details: 4:20 p.m.-3 a.m. at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-579-0069 or www.medicalmarijuanabenefitconcert.com; $15; 18 and up.

THE CLASS OF BLUEGRASS

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

Colorado progressive bluegrass band that has been expanding musical minds since the late ‘90s with its unique take on a classic country sound takes its electrifying live show to the Culture Room in support of its latest album, “Black Sheep.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $22.50.

THE AXE-MEN COMETH

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

Event founder Brian Gore will be joined by three of Europe’s leading acoustic guitarists: gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt (Django Reinhardt’s great-nephew), contemporary finger-style innovator Mike Dawes, and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel.

Details: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Theater, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $30 advance, $35 day of show.


THE GRAND ILLUSION

PENN & TELLER

Fresh off a six-week run on Broadway, this demented duo well-known for exposing frauds in their Showtime show “Penn & Teller: BS!” takes their marvelous mix of magic and comedy to the Kravis stage for the first time.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$125.

NEW AGE KING

YANNI

Superstar Greek keyboardist, composer and producer whose 1993 concert series “Live at the Acropolis” became the second-best selling music video of all time (after Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”) performs in support of his 18th studio album, “Sensuous Chill.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre (formerly Coral Sky Amphitheatre), 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $29-$129.

 

Next Week

 

DIVA SUPREME

DIANA ROSS

The ultimate female Motown star, both solo and with The Supremes, has so many songs to choose from, but you’re sure to hear the hits “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Someday We’ll Be Together,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Come See About Me,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Touch Me in the Morning.” “I’m Coming Out,” “Upside Down,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” and “(Theme From Mahogany) Do You Know Where You’re Going To” and many more.

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $71-$91.

FREE FOR ALL

JAZZ IN THE LOBBY

6:30-9 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Miami Jazz & Film Society presents the Glyn Dryhurst Dixieland Jazz Band, led by the president of the Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society; Lobby lounge of the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.olympiatheater.org.

 

 

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