Things to do in Miami this weekend – Feb. 6-8

 

Friday, Feb. 6

NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL
SEMINOLE TRIBAL FAIR AND POWWOW

The 44th annual, three-day festival celebrating the arts and culture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida features deep-water alligator wrestling shows, Native American dance troupes and musical performances, and a concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday by Grammy-winning blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang.
Details: Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.semtribefairandpowwow.com; free.

CULT OF PERSONALITY
LIVING COLOUR

Big Apple heavy metal/funk/hip-hop and alt-rock fusion band from the ‘80s that hit it big with the Grammy-winning rocker “Cult of Personality” celebrates its 30th anniversary with its first studio album in six years, “Shade.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $22.

BEHIND THE SCENES
JASMINE GUY AND THE AVERY SHARPE TRIO

One night before their performance in the play “Raisin’ Cane” at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (8 p.m. Saturday; www.smdcac.org; $25-$45), join the stars for an intimate discussion about how the tribute to the Harlem Renaissance came together, plus enjoy a live jazz show by the Avery Sharpe Trio.
Details: 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.

Saturday, Feb. 7

OUTDOOR JURIED ART FEST
BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART

The 29th annual event, one of the Top 100 art festivals in the U.S., takes over Mizner Park for the weekend, showcasing fine works from hundreds of artists from around the world.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real; www.bocamuseum.org; free.

FEELING MEDIEVAL?
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Lords, ladies and wenches, grab your swords, button up your bodices and get ready for the latest Ren-Fest chapter, with six themed weekends through March 15. The first weekend, “Swashbucklers & Sirens,” is pirate-themed, so practice exclaiming fun phrases like “Shiver me timbers!” “Thar she blows!” and, of course, the all-purpose “Aarrrr!” In between, enjoy more than 100 costumed performers, 10 stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday and Sunday, running on weekends through March 15, at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.ren-fest.com; $21, $9 kids 6-11, free for 5 and under.

RUM AND REGGAE
TROPICAL RUM FEST

Third-annual festival features legendary reggae band Third World (“Now That We Found Love,” “Sense of Purpose”), Spred the Dub and King Waggy Tee providing righteous beats, plus great Jamaican food and, of course, all kinds of yummy rum cocktails.
Details: 3-10 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach; www.tropicalrumfest.com; $25 includes four drinks, $50 all you can drink, $100 VIP unlimited food and drink.

RENAISSANCE MAN
HARRY CONNICK JR.

Grammy- and Emmy-winning New Orleans jazz singer/songwriter and pianist takes a break from his side job as an “American Idol” judge (along with Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez) to treat audiences to a tour of his catalog of hits.
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; $69-$149.

RIDE OUT TOUR
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND

Proving he’s still “Like a Rock,” one of America’s top heartland music makers takes the stage on the strength of his critically acclaimed new album, “Ride Out,” plus enduring rock standards including “Night Moves,” “Still the Same,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Turn the Page,” “Rock and Roll Never Forgets,” “Against the Wind” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.”.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $65-$95.

Sunday, Feb. 8

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
ORCHESTRA MIAMI

The City of Miami Beach is turning 100, and to help commemorate the landmark occasion, Orchestra Miami will perform a “pops” style concert tour through Miami Beach’s history, featuring music from the Roaring Twenties and salutes to the Big Band era and the World War II effort before concluding with “Andalucia Suite” by Ernesto Lecuona to honor Miami’s Cuban immigrants, and a medley from the musical “La Cage aux Folles” in a nod to the vibrant gay community of South Beach.
Details: 4 p.m. at Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.orchestramiami.org; free.

NEW WORLD OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
THE TRIVELLA PIANO DUO

Twin brothers Davide and Daniele Trivella, winners of the 7th Murray Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition, perform both new and well-known 2-piano works of John Adams, John Corigliano, Gabriela Lena Frank, Lowell Liebermann, Alice Ho and Giovanni Sollima.
Details: 5 p.m. at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.dranoff2piano.org; $35-$50, $5 students.

 

 

Next Week

FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ IT UP

Groove to the sounds of saxophonist Jesse Jones Jr. and his quartet in the lobby lounge.
Details: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.

SIMPLY NOTHING TOUR
WALE

D.C. “go-go” hip-hopper who calls himself the “Ambassador of Rap for the Capital” takes the stage to perform tracks from his upcoming fourth album, “The Album About Nothing,” plus hits including “Dig Dug,” “Chain Music,” “Lotus Flower Bomb” and “Bad.” Opening acts include Audio Push and Bizzy Crook.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $25 in advance, $28 day of show.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR
CHRIS BROWN

R&B singer and dancer heavily influenced by Michael Jackson and Usher shakes off his legal issues to perform hits including “Run It!” “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “Kiss Kiss,” “No Air” and “Forever,” plus tracks from his upcoming album with Tyga, “Fan of a Fan: The Album.” Trey Songz is also on the bill.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $55.50-$121.50.

THE KING OF ROMANCE
ANDREA BOCELLI

One of the world’s greatest singers brings his soaring operatic tenor back to South Florida for three shows over Valentine’s Day weekend, during which he’ll perform love songs, his own classics and a mix of romantic arias sure to put you and your honey in the mood.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near
Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $200-$550.

A NATIONAL TREASURE
AARON NEVILLE

Grammy-winning New Orleans R&B singer whose beautiful, unmistakable tenor has blessed timeless hits including “Tell It Like It Is,” “Don’t Know Much,” “Everybody Plays the Fool” and “All My Life” performs in support of his recent album, “My True Story,” featuring his take on doo-wop hits such as “Tears On My Pillow,” “Under the Boardwalk” and “This Magic Moment.”.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$67.50.

 

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