Weekend Ticket - 02/26 through 02/28
Here's a few ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
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
"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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- III Points Festival celebrates third year this weekend
- Touchdowns (you hope), tequila, cheese, pre-game parties and boozing in the Grove
- Go Drink This: The Pink Lady
- Cabarets, supper clubs, oysters, bubbles, beer gardens, yoga & house music all night long
- Go Drink This: House-Bottled Pear and Hibiscus Cider
- Miami nightlife impresario Chris Paciello to open Rockwell nightclub in Miami Beach
- Charity cocktailing, tricking out, clam baking, jet setting, swining and dining, and salsa dancing
- Could this be the Best Happy Hour in Miami: American Social in Brickell
- Go Drink This: Lemongrass Collins
- Four Seasons Brickell hosts End of Summer pool party