Weekend Ticket - 02/26 through 02/28

 

Here's a few ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.

orchid.jpg
Photo: Allison Diaz
 

By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

 

FLOWER POWER

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW

The 64th-annual festival brings amateurs, professionals and all things orchid over three gloriously blooming days.

Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Doubletree Miami Mart/Airport Hotel and Exhibition Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; 305-255-3656 or www.sforchid.com; $15 daily (includes a $5 merchandise discount), kids 12 and under free.

 

"JAZZ ROOTS: JAZZ & SOUL"

AL JARREAU AND RAMSEY LEWIS

Join the In Crowd and celebrate Black History Month with "the voice" and "the great performer," crooning and scatting through jazz and soul standards.

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; $25-$125.

 

JAM ON IT

KELLER WILLIAMS 

"One-man jam band" mixes pop, rock, folk, reggae, bluegrass, jazz, funk and even electronica with his double-neck guitar.

Details: 8:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.

 

LOCAL FAVE

THE HEAVY PETS

All done with a two-month recording session in San Francisco, the South Florida jam band heads home to perform its "electro-infused, dance-party funk."

Details: 10 p.m. at the Funky Buddha Lounge, 2621 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton; 561-368-4643; $10.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

 

ONE LOVE

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL

Honor the legacy of Bob Marley with performances by the Marley clan: Stephen, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani, plus reggae faves Shaggy, Capleton, Spragga Benz and Tarrus Riley. Plus, local artists Jahfe, Vega Underfire and The Resolvers warm up the crowd, along with hosts Vanessa James of 103.5 The Beat and Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik.

Details: 2 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami; 1-800-411-PAIN, 305-740-7344, www.bobmarleymovement.com or www.caviny.com; $42, plus four cans of food (half will benefit Haiti).

 

DON'T LET'S START

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

No band ever fit the description of "quirky" better than TMBG,  which appeals to both kids and grown-ups by combining an intellectualism bordering on geeky with an elegant sense of melody; the duo performs in support of its 12th studio album, "The Else." You'll also hear "Don't Let's Start" and "Birdhouse in Your Soul," plus - we can only hope - the theme song to "Malcolm in the Middle."

Details: 2 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; $19.50-$29.50.

 

UNSUNG HERO

JOHN HIATT

If you don't think you've heard John Hiatt's music, you're probably wrong. The singer-songwriter, guitarist and piano player has recorded 20 albums, and his songs have been covered by the likes of Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Jewel, Keith Urban, Three Dog Night, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Nick Lowe - do I need to go on?

Details: 8 p.m. at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, east of State Road 7 (US 441) and north of Sample Road at 5550 NW 40th St.; 954-977-6700 or www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com; $25.

 

LOL!

JACKIE MASON

One of the greatest comedians of all time takes no prisoners with his show, "No Holds Barred."

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; $45-$75.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

 

PROG-ROCK PIONEERS

YES

Original singer Jon Anderson (respiratory failure) has been replaced by tribute band frontman Benoit David, but you'll still groove to guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and company on classic tunes such as "I've Seen All Good People," "Roundabout," "Starship Trooper" and "Long Distance Runaround."

Details: 7 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 561-488-7414 or www.pbcgov.com/parks/amphitheaters; $35-$60.

Speak Up!