Weekend Ticket - 12/18 through 12/20

 

Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

 

GROUP EXHIBIT

VIERNES CULTURALES

See "Meditador" by Carlos Acostaneyra and works by him and dozens of other artists.

Details: 7-11 p.m. at Zu Galeria Fine Arts, 2248 SW 8th St., Miami; 786-443-5872; free.

 

ROCK OPERAS

CREATURE DOUBLE FEATURE

Catch two classic films that combine campy horror and great music: At 10 p.m. it's "Repo! The Genetic Opera," followed by "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 11:55.

Details: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-3456 or www.FLIFF.COM; $5 each film.

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19

 

GET THE KRISTMAS SPIRIT

KIDDIE KRISTMAS BASH

You and your kids will enjoy performances by the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater and the Five-Star Flashettes, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, a magic show, face painting, balloon art, a bounce house, plus a raffle benefiting the "A Child is Missing" charity.

Details: Noon-4 p.m. at America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1030 or www.myamericasbackyard.com; $12 adults, $10 kids, includes full lunch buffet and a gift from Santa to each child.

 

BREAK IT

FREESTYLE FEST

Groove to old-school Miami beats with Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb, the Cover Girls, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock and Pretty Poison.

Details: 3 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-56-MAGIC, 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $25-$40.

 

GENRE BUSTERS

AVENTURA

Latin music sensation, whose new album "The Last" mixes R&B with Euro-dance beats, recently performed for admitted fan President Obama at the White House as part of the Hispanic Heritage month celebration.

Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $42-$253.

 

LOCAL HERO

NIL LARA

Veteran singer/songwriter adds a country and blues flavor to his Cuban roots.

Details: 9 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $10.

 

THE TOTALLY NAUGHTY XMAS PARTY

NAUGHTY BY NATURE

Wear your naughtiest Christmas outfit and dance your naughty booty off to old-school hits like "O.P.P." and "Hip-Hop Hooray."

Details: 9:30 p.m. at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.

 

IN THE HOUSE

FEDDE LE GRAND

Dutch funky house DJ performs in support of his new album "Output," which features collaborations with the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and the Stereo MCs ("Connected").

Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20.

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

 

HOLIDAY CLASSIC

"THE COMPLETE NUTCRACKER"

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, the Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet, a company of 50 dancers, will perform two shows.

Details: 2:30 and 8 p.m. at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 Flagler St., Miami; 305-643-9821; $25-$75.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC

ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN

Canadian Opera Company's "Artist of the Year" sings works by Schubert, Bellini, Ravel, Gomidas, Obradors, Gardel, El-Atrache, Borgmann and Piazzolla, accompanied by pianist Serouj Kradjian.

Details: 4 p.m. at Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.

 

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