Things to do in Miami this weekend – Jan. 23-25

 

Friday, Jan. 23

BLUE-EYED SOUL
MICHAEL BOLTON

Grammy Award winner belts out fan favorites such as “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” “Time, Love and Tenderness,” “How Can We be Lovers” and “Georgia on My Mind,” plus tracks from his new studio album, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville USA.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$60.

LOL!
SETH MEYERS

You know him as “Weekend Update” anchor on “Saturday Night Live” (where he was an Emmy-winning head writer for nine seasons) and host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” — now see him return to his first love, stand-up.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $33.50-$48.50.

ONE OF THE BARD’S BEST
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Pinecrest Gardens brings the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival down south, and they picked one of the most magical plays, brimming with love, passion, beauty and confusion, all balled up into a powerful, touching and deeply funny performance. You’ll swear it was written to be performed in the lush, majestic setting of the Banyan Bowl.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday, at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; 877-496-8499 or www.pinecrestgardens.org; $20, $15 seniors, $10 students.

JUST DANCE
THE STEPCREW

Irish-American-Canadian troupe of 11 champion dancers combines the thrilling discipline of Michael Flatley’s Riverdance with high-energy American tap.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $15-$35.

Saturday, Jan. 24

FEELING ARTSY?
CORAL GABLES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Thousands of art and fun lovers are expected to fill the streets at this inaugural festival that features four shows: Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, Audible Arts – Music and Performance Arts, plus a fine wine and spirits area and a children’s art area.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Giralda Avenue between Ponce De Leon and LeJeune; www.coralgablesartfestival.com; $10 ($5 for Gables residents), free for kids 12 and under; $25 premium, $79 VIP.

MUSICAL CHAMELEON
DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET

As easily as he slips from bluegrass to folk to jazz to country to rock, Bromberg switches from fiddle to mandolin to guitar, and can even play lead and rhythm at the same time. The Grammy-nominated musician who has performed with Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia, George Harrison and Bob Dylan takes the stage with his quintet.
Details: 7:30 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; $35-$45.

PAINTING MUSICAL LANDSCAPES
LUCINDA WILLIAMS

There’s a reason Lucinda Williams was named “America’s Best Songwriter” by Time magazine: Whenever you want gritty, painfully honest, penetrating blues, country and Americana songs, put on one of her albums. She’ll perform hits including “Sweet Old World,” “Passionate Kisses,” “Drunken Angel” and “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,” plus tracks from her new album, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$47.50.

RAP SHOWCASE
T.I., 2 CHAINZ AND MEEK MILL

It’s a hip-hop hit parade as Grammy-winning Atlanta superstar T.I. (“What You Know,” “Whatever You Like,” “Live Your Life,” “Blurred Lines”) teams up with 2 Chainz (“Mercy,” “No Lie,” “I’m Different,” “Birthday Song”) and Meek Mill (“Tupac Back,” “Ima Boss,” “Amen”).
Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25-$175.

DYNAMIC DUO
ZAP MAMA AND ANTIBALAS

World-music powerhouse Zap Mama and Antibalas (the band from the Broadway hit “FELA!”) will collaborate for the first time to celebrate the evolution of contemporary Afro music.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $25-$45.

ONE-MAN JAM BAND
KELLER WILLIAMS

Impossibly eclectic singer-songwriter-guitarist (each of his 20 albums has a one-word title that describes its style; for example, “Grass” for bluegrass, “Kids” for his children’s album, “Thief” for his collection of cover songs, and the self-evident “Funk,” “Bass,” “Dance,” “Keys,” etc.) creates a full sound live through the use of creative looping and improvisation.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $20 in advance, $22 day of show.

Sunday Jan. 25

BRING THE FAMILY
MISO @ THE BASS

Free concert in Collins Park features the Miami Symphony Orchestra performing kid-friendly works including Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” and Haydn’s “Toy Symphony.” Bring a picnic (or preorder a BASSket from Lyon Freres Petit Marche – see website) and you might win a prize (celebrity judges include WSVN News Anchor Belkys Nerey, Cultured Magazine editor Sarah Harrelson and Bass’ Curator of Exhibitions Jose Carlos Diaz). Admission to the museum will also be free all day.
Details: 4 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org; free.

FOLK ICON
ARLO GUTHRIE

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of his landmark release “Alice’s Restaurant,” the beloved ’60s counterculture singer will perform “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” in its entirety for the first time in a decade, plus many other favorites.
Details: 7 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $40.50-$50.50.

STILL A SMASH
MEGAN HILTY

You know her as the blonde bombshell in NBC’s theatrical drama “Smash,” and those pipes she showed off when battling Katharine McPhee for lead parts are for real. Hilty takes the stage as part of the Broadway Concert Series — expect fresh interpretations of tracks from her debut album, “It Happens All the Time,” plus standards.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St.; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $40-$45.

Next Week

COUNTRY LEGEND
MERLE HAGGARD

Country music’s beloved black-hat rebel has always sung for the underdog, giving him the title of “the poet of the common man.” You’ll hear classics such as “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” “Mama Tried,” “Okie From Muskogee” and “Workin’ Man Blues.”.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $50-$70.

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH…
ART GARFUNKEL

Angelic-voiced tenor whose works with Paul Simon are among the most beloved in pop-rock history performs an acoustic show with guitarist Tab Laven, during which he’ll sing hits including “Scarborough Fair,” “Homeward Bound,” “El Condor Pasa,” “The Sounds of Silence” and, of course, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Garfunkel will also share anecdotes from his new book and give a Q&A session.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St.; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $39-$75.

 

FREE FOR ALL
DESKARGA JAM BAND

Timba meets Latin jazz as this Cuban-American band performs classics by Benny More, Los Van Van, Buena Vista and Celia Cruz at the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Festival.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave.; www.kccproductions.com.

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