Friday, May 29
BLAST FROM THE PAST
LEGENDS OF THE OLD SCHOOL
Throwback concert features rap, hip-hop, R&B and freestyle faves including Salt-N-Pepa (“Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Push It”), Vanilla Ice (“Ice Ice Baby”), Stevie B (“Because I Love You [The Postman Song],” “Spring Love [Come Back to Me]”), Color Me Badd (“I Wanna Sex You Up”), 2 Live Crew (“Me So Horny”) and Gucci Crew II (“Sally, That Girl”), plus longtime South Florida personality DJ Laz.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $49.50.
A REAL STAND-UP GUY
Head writer for “Saturday Night Live” — who now co-hosts its “Weekend Update” news show alongside Michael Che, following in the footsteps of Chevy Chase, Dennis Miller, Tina Fey and Seth Meyers — steps out from behind that desk to do stand-up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $22.
Chicago comic known for his appearances on “MADtv,” “Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam” and “Def Comedy Jam” will crack you up with his celebrity impressions (Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson and many more) and ferociously aggressive style.
Details: 8 and 10:30 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; $25.
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
In honor of Haitian Flag Day, the Creole Jazz Project of Miami — featuring guitarist Chardavoine, keyboardist Vaughn Henry, bassist Josh Allen, drummer Rodolfo Zuniga, Vodou drummer Jean Raymond and saxophonist Anthony Church — performs hot Haitian jazz.
Details: 8-9:30 p.m. Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.
Saturday, May 30
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Get plenty of tips to prepare your children over the summer for their first year of school. Kids can hop on a real school bus, sign up for a library card, cook and learn about healthy snacks, get tips from teachers, practice circle time with Drumming for Wellness, and sing along with the MCM Players and learn numbers.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY
Love quaffing cold suds with your best buds? This is the day for you. All-day blowout street party does it right, celebrating two years of the funkiest brewery in South Florida with dozens upon dozens of exotic craft beers on tap, yummy food trucks and groovy live music by local reggae group The Resolvers, plus Crazy Fingers and Sosos. Cheers!
Details: Noon-10 p.m. at the Funky Buddha Brewery, 1201 NE 38th St., A1, Oakland Park; www.funkybuddhabrewery.com; free entry; beer tickets $6.
FOR THE “FOODIE FAMILY”
DEERFIELD BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
The fifth year of this festival is more family-friendly than ever, with the Blue Wave Kids Zone plus a live performance by the pre-teen classic-rock band Krush, among many other musical offerings. Of course, the culinary celebration offers plenty for the mature set, as well, including great food, specialty wines, craft beers and a hand-picked shopping bazaar with more than 50 retail vendors.
Details: 1-9 p.m. Saturday at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.deerfieldbeachwineandfoodfestival.com; $15 advance, $25 day of show; $7/$10 kids; free 5 and under.
MIAMI CHILDREN’S CHORUS
CANTARE! A VOICE WITH A FUTURE
They’ve performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and their angelic voices grace recordings of Gloria Estefan and Raul Di Blasio. Now see the children of the MCC as they sing the world premiere performance of “The Sounds of a New Generation” by composer Jim Papoulis.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com; $25.
NEW WAVE HEAVEN
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
British new-wave band led by vampirish lead singer Richard Butler returns to its favorite South Florida haunt to crank out early ’80s hits including “Love My Way,” “All That Money Wants,” “Heartbreak Beat,” “The Ghost In You” and “Heaven,” plus “Pretty In Pink,” which inspired the classic John Hughes brat-pack film.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $27.
Only five-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein could present so perfectly this story of heterosexual men who visited the Catskills in 1962 to satisfy their favorite pastime of dressing and acting as women. Delightful, insightful and movingly funny.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, running through June 28, at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; www.gablestage.org; $45-$50.
Sunday, May 31
NEW SUNDAY SERIES
LAZY BRUNCH BBQ
Relax and sway to the sounds of local bands Aura, The Wynwoods and Juke while feeding your face with succulent BBQ courtesy of Coyo Taco and perfectly potent sips created by The Airstream Apothecary featuring Sailor Jerry cocktails and a full bar.
Details: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the CANVAS Lot, 90 NE 17th St., Miami; free; RSVP at AEDistrictMiami.Eventbrite.com.
New Jersey rapper and singer is best known for his hit “Trap Queen,” which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has scored more than 10 million plays on SoundCloud.
Details: 10 p.m. Sunday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.
EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Legendary R&B, soul, funk, jazz and rock band performs timeless classics including “September,” “Shining Star,” “That’s the Way of the World,” “Reasons,” “After the Love Has Gone,” “Getaway” and “Singasong,” plus a few tracks from its most recent studio album, “Now, Then & Forever.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $56.50-$94.50.
THE MAIN EVENT TOUR
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
One of the greatest boy bands of all time delivers a dynamic “in the round” concert featuring a 360-degree stage, plus hits including “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “Cover Girl” and “Step By Step.” Opening are the surviving members of TLC (“Creep,” “No Scrubs,” “Waterfalls”) and rapper Nelly (“E.I.,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot In H
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25.75-$89.50.