Things to do in Miami this weekend – Jan. 1-3

Friday, Jan. 1

CELEBRATE THE TRADITION

MICCOSUKEE INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Three more days left to learn about Native American entertainment and culture at this 41st-annual gathering that features ceremonial and competitive dancing by multiple tribes, Hoop-Dancer Jasmine Bell, Buffalo Dancers, Snake Dancers, fashion shows, live art painting demonstrations, alligator wrestling, handmade Native American crafts and textiles for sale, and delicious food.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Miccosukee Indian Village, Mile Marker 35 (headed west from Miami) on U.S. Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail); www.miccosukee.com/events; $10, $6 seniors and kids 7-12; 6 and under free.

GET DOWN, GET FUNKY, GET LOOSE

MIAMI FUNK FEST

For those who have resolved to be more funky this year, this event is a good start: Shake what your mama gave you to the old-school sounds of New Edition (“Cool It Now”), Fantasia (“When I See U”), Jagged Edge (“Where da Party At?”), Silk (“If You [Lovin’ Me]”), plus sets from Uncle Luke, 2 Live Crew, Doug E. Fresh, and a special Miami bass reunion tribute by 69 Boyz (“Tootsee Roll”).

Details: 4-11 p.m. Friday at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar; www.funkfesttour.com; $47-$152.

NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2016

SALUTE TO VIENNA

Ring in the New Year with this annual tradition that celebrates the ageless beauty of uplifting Viennese music, including Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas including “Die Fledermaus” and “Merry Widow,” performed by hand-picked European singers and a full orchestra. Plus, beautifully costumed ballet and ballroom dancers will present romantic vignettes, whisking you off to a place of nostalgia and pleasure at the threshold of 2016. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz for the first time or all over again.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $29-$125; and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $45-$150.

LOL!

GARY OWEN

You loved him alongside Kevin Hart in “Think Like a Man” and “Ride Along,” plus opposite Eddie Murphy in “Daddy Day Care” and Marlon and Shawn Wayans in “Little Man.” Now see the comedian dubbed by Ebony magazine as “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian” do what he does best: stand-up.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $27.

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Enjoy this brand-new production of the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family and its Tony-, Grammy- and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $29-$145.

Saturday, Jan. 2

ARTSPARK LIVE CONCERT SERIES

THE BABOONS

Miami’s joyfully genre-busting “Afro-Cuban funk ‘n’ roll” band The Baboons, featuring sultry lead singer Majica, helps kick off 2016 with a free all-ages concert featuring new songs from its forthcoming third full-length release, “Spanglish,” plus even newer songs.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood; 305-510-3003; free.

BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES

AUDRA MCDONALD

Six-time Tony Award-winner – more than any other actress – blessed with a luminous soprano voice takes the stage with her husband Will Swenson (“Hair,” “Les Miserables”) for an evening of classic show tunes and the inside scoop on all things Broadway. Hosted by pianist Seth Rudetsky.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;  www.parkerplayhouse.com; $46.50-$126.50.

SOUNDS OF THE ‘70S

ON THE RADIO

Let the dynamic Mimi J take you on a fantastic trip down memory lane to the time of bell bottoms, mood rings and fabulous music, including “Close to You,” “Car Wash,” “Dancing Queen,” “Let It Be,” “Nobody Does It Better,” “Proud Mary,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “I Will Survive.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $40-$45.

IN THE HOUSE

HOLY SHIP! PRE-PARTY

Can’t make the incredible electronic-music cruise setting sail from Miami to the Bahamas from Sunday to Wednesday? At least you can take part in some of the fun, as Club Space is hosting a banging pre-party the night before, featuring HARD Events head honcho and devilish ghetto-house DJ Destructo, plus Justin Martin, Jai Wolf and Wax Motif.

Details: 10 p.m. Saturday at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $20-$35.

Sunday, Jan. 3

FREE FOR ALL 

DREAM CAR CLASSIC

Check out motor vehicle enthusiasts’ pride-and-joy rides, with classic and custom cars, trucks and hot rods on display.

Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Hollywood Boulevard between 19th and 20th avenues, Downtown Hollywood; www.cobrajoeproductions.com.

BRING THE FAMILY

DESHI WINTER FESTIVAL 2016

Enjoy this all-day festival full of Bangladeshi Indian dance, music and shows, plus delicious Indian and Middle Eastern food and beverages. Presented by the Dhaka Club of Florida.

Details: Noon-11 p.m. Sunday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; $10.

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY

“COMES OUT SWINGING”

The revered Great White Way gets its annual reality check in this fall-down-funny roast of Broadway hits including “Pippin,” “Kinky Boots,” “Les Miserables,” “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon.” See why Entertainment Weekly gave this show an “A,” calling it “wickedly caustic fun.”

Details: 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $37.50.

POSITIVE VIBRATIONS

SOJA

Grammy-nominated D.C. band that blends reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop brings its live explosion of energy and positivity to the stage, along with Bermudan reggae singer Collie Buddz.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevol
ution.net
; $37.50 advance, $40 day of show.

Next Week

ALL NEW PRODUCTION

RAGTIME – THE MUSICAL

Magnificent show set in turn-of-the-century New York tells the stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – all united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Features theater’s richest and most glorious Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. 

Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $63.60-$74.20.

BOYS WILL BE GIRLS

DIVA DIARIES

Imagine a cross between “Mamma Mia!” and “La Cage aux Folles” and you get the gist of this hilarious and heartfelt story of three dynamic drag queens, all on the verge of nervous breakdowns, preparing for their final night on stage. The musical captures the raucous fun of a drag show, with outrageous costumes, high-energy choreography and a fabulous pop score evoking the best of the ‘80s through the ‘00s.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, running through Jan. 31, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Abdo New River Room, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45.

 

 

 

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