Things to do in Miami this weekend – June 12-14

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Friday, June 12

PARTY ROCK
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS

Grammy-winning San Francisco pop-rock band harmonizes on hits including “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip to Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love” and “Workin’ For a Livin’,” plus “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” from the classic film “Back to the Future.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$60.

SPOKEN-WORD SHOWCASE
FLO’POCALYPSE

“RiseOfThePoet!” takes us on a journey through the words and life experiences of history’s greatest storytellers, featuring Analogy Smith, FLO4Me, Jerris “Quick the Poet” Evans and more.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25.50-$45.50.

Saturday, June 13

SWEET TREATS
REDLAND SUMMER FRUIT FESTIVAL

Revel in South Florida’s luscious local produce at this family-friendly annual event featuring the most succulent tropical fruits and plants on display, plus vendors selling homemade tropical fruit smoothies and ice cream, wine for Mom and Dad, and all kinds of yummy gourmet cuisine. A children’s area offers the Little Farm Petting Zoo, pony rides a watermelon-eating contest and more fun stuff.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $8, kids under 11 free.

PUMPED-UP KICKS
SOLEXCHANGE SNEAKER SHOW

Nothing makes you feel fresher than a sweet new pair of sneaks, and this event, billed as the “world’s most exciting sneaker show,” will deliver with auctions and vendors hawking all the top brands including Adidas, Nike, Puma and Converse, plus rare, limited edition, autographed and custom-made shoes and their designers. There’s also a meet-and-greet from 3-4 p.m. with Miami Heat guard Shabazz Napier.
Details: 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.thesolexchange.com; $20.

MARLINS SATURDAY SPECTACULAR
GENTE DE ZONA

After the floundering Fish take on the Colorado Rockies, stick around for a concert by the Latin Grammy-winning Cuban reggaeton group that reached superstar status after recording “Descemer Bueno” and “Bailando” with Enrique Iglesias. Saturday is also the annual Bark at the Park event, so feel free to bring a canine companion.
Details: Game time is 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $15.

FREE FOR ALL
ARTS 4 HEALING

The medical and arts communities come together to prove that the arts do indeed heal, with dancers, live music, painters, an art therapist, a Chinese Arts master and plenty of Q&As, conferences and educational opportunities.
Details: 6-7:30  p.m. Saturday at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-237-3000.

STILL POLITICALLY INCORRECT
BILL MAHER

Bill Maher is a genuinely nice guy. But that doesn’t stop him from gleefully skewering anyone and anything he sees as hypocritical or just plain idiotic in the worlds of politics, religion and pop culture. Laugh along with this comic genius who always wears a smile while he goes for the kill.
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; $35-$125.

CONQUERING THE WORLD
GIPSY KINGS

French band that sings in Spanish dishes out a world-music smorgasbord of flamenco, pop and Latin rhythms, including the hits “Djobi Djoba” and “Bamboleo,” plus tracks from its ninth studio album, “Savor Flamenco,” which won a Grammy in 2013.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$65.

THE MIAMI SOUND
WILLY CHIRINO

Cuban exile masterfully mixes rock and jazz with Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms to create a unique fusion.
Details: 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; $55-$150.

CHARITY CONCERT
CANDLEBOX & SALIVA

Seattle grunge band Candlebox (“You,” “Far Behind”) teams up with Memphis alt-metal group Saliva (“Always,” “Ladies and Gentlemen”) to rock for a good cause: All proceeds go to the PB&J Project to help end homelessness.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $35 advance, $40 day of show, $50 VIP.

IN THE HOUSE
ERICK MORILLO

Legendary New York house and electro DJ and Subliminal Records head helps Club Space celebrate its 15-year anniversary.
Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; www.clubspace.com; $25-$30.

Next Week

ENDLESS SUMMER TOUR
LANA DEL REY

Dreamy-voiced, New York indie-pop star known as a “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” brings her eclectic, mysterious “Hollywood sadcore” sound (that’s her singing “Once Upon a Dream” at the end of Disney’s hit film “Maleficent”).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $19-$73.50.

WINNING THE BATTLE
THE WAR ON DRUGS

Philly indie-rock band that effortlessly touches upon neo-psychedelia, shoegaze and new wave takes the stage in support of its third studio album, “Lost in the Dream,” named by Spin magazine as the best album of 2014.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $27.50.

BLUE STARLITE PRESENTS
JURASSIC PARK

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect film for drive-in fun than this 1993 sci-fi adventure flick directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and hundreds of killer dinosaurs roaming around scaring the bejeezus out of everyone. Don’t miss the pre-show comedy routine by Just the Funny.
Details: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Blue Starlite – Coconut Grove behind the Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Miami; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $25 drive-in car space plus entry for two ($55 for dinner).

AUTHOR EVENT
DAVE BARRY

If anyone knows how to make the pain and awkwardness of childhood funny, it’s Dave Barry. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist discusses his latest novel for kids, “The Worst Class Trip Ever” (Hyperion, $13.99), told in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, who finds a heap of trouble with his friends on a class trip to Washington, D.C.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave
., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free .

 

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