Weekend Ticket - Dec. 23-25

 

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

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By Mike Hamersly

 

Friday, Dec. 23

 


TONY AWARD WINNER
"GUYS AND DOLLS”

Classic musical transports you to the hustle and bustle of 1950s New York, with its gamblers, streetwalkers and corrupt cops. How big is this show? The 1955 film version starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, running through Jan. 8, at the Byron Carlisle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach; 305-673-7577; $38.

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
CANDYLAND

Annual dance-music event features electronic music stars such as DJ Icey, Mord Fustang, Juan Basshead, Hydraulix and more.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.

HOLIDAY BLUES PARTY
IKO-IKO

South Florida’s beloved “soulful swampadelic” band featuring singer-songwriter Graham Drout gives you a head start on partying for the holidays.
Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $5.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NIL LARA

Cuban singer-songwriter performs an alt-rock mix of country and blues in support of his label, Beluga Blues.
Details: 11 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami Design District; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $8.

IN THE HOUSE
MANUFACTURED SUPERSTARS

Electro-house DJ duo who are original members of Beatport.com step behind the decks.
Details: 11 p.m. at Arkadia at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave.; www.wantickets.com; $30.

 

Sunday, Dec. 25

 


THE SINGING RABBI
"SOUL DOCTOR”

Broadway-bound musical celebrates the many works of the late, great Shlomo Carlebach, the foremost Jewish religious songwriter of the 20th Century. See why the Wall Street Journal called the show “exhilarating, riveting and hilarious.”
Details: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, running through Jan. 8, at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; moves to the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale from Jan.10-29; Ticketmaster or 305-674-1040; $40-$125.

 

Next Week

 


NATIVE AMERICAN SHOWCASE
MICCOSUKEE INDIAN ARTS FESTIVAL

Enjoy family-friendly events such as fashion shows, alligator demonstrations, storytellers, dancers and arts and crafts.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Jan. 1 at the Miccosukee Indian Village, Mile Marker 70, U.S. Highway 41, Tamiami Trail, Miami; 305-480-1924; $9-$13.

FLIP OVER THE HOLIDAYS
”CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE”

Imagine an acrobatic bunch of snowmen, toy soldiers, penguins, puppets, reindeer and even gingerbread men dancing, balancing, twirling, flipping and spinning in a breathtaking spectacle that will change your perspective on just what the holiday season can offer.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through Jan. 1, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $29.25-$69.25. 

THE FANTASTIC FOUR
"MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”

Imagine if Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and, oh yeah, some dude named Elvis Presley met up in a studio one day – well, it apparently happened one December day in 1956, and here is the story.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through Jan. 1, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$72.

RAP IT UP
MATISYAHU

Hasidic rapper whose song “One Day” was the official anthem for the NBC 2010 Winter Olympics performs acoustic versions of reggae songs about his religious devotion.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org;  $25-$75.

LOL!
ARIES SPEARS

Whether you know him from “Mad TV” or his impersonations of Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson, Jesse Jackson and more, you know he’s capable of cracking you up every time.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31, and 8:30 p.m. Jan.1, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $20.

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