Weekend Ticket - Feb. 10-12

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

 

Friday, Feb. 10

FANCY FOOTWORK
”EROS”

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with this romantic septet of works presented by Next Step Dance.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $26.50.

BROADWAY STAR
BERNADETTE PETERS

You might know her best from her roles in “Pennies From Heaven” and Steve Martin’s “The Jerk,” but Broadway is this broad’s home – she’s won a Grammy for her renditions of classics by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, plus originals.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$125.


Saturday, Feb. 11

”CONTROLLED CHAOS” TOUR
JEFF DUNHAM

The world’s greatest ventriloquist comic presents favorite characters such as Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J and the manic purple creature Peanut, plus two new characters: Achmed Junior, the not-as-equally skeletal son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $43.50.

”BABALU!”
RAUL ESPARZA

Miami native and Broadway fave brings an encore of his famed Lincoln Center performance, with a few Gloria Estefan and Celia Cruz tunes, plus original Cuban classics from the ‘50s – see why the New York Times’ Stephen Holden raved about him bringing a “burning intensity to a theme dear to his heart.”
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; $50-$125.

DANCE PREMIERE
”ELEMENTAL JOURNEY: AIR, LAND, WATER”

Josee Garant Dance presents a poetic collaboration of original choreography and contemporary music by composer Harold Meltzer. The five-part dance adventure explores the sounds, movement and patterns found in nature, with an emphasis on South Florida.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; Ticketmaster, $5.


Sunday, Feb. 12

CLASSICAL CONCERT
MIRO STRING QUARTET

Chamber music ensemble named after Spanish surrealist artist Joan Miro performs works by Beethoven, Barber and Dvorak.
Details: 4 p.m. at University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.

DANCE THIS MESS AROUND
THE B-52S

See the world’s greatest party band turn the Arsht Center into their own Love Shack, with beehive hairdos and shimmy-shaking classic tunes such as “Rock Lobster,” “52 Girls,” “Planet Claire,” “Cosmic Thing,” “Roam,” and “Private Idaho.”
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-$45.


Next week

CROSSOVER CLASSICAL
ANDREA BOCELLI

The biggest-selling solo artist in the history of classical music performs timeless works.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $75-$375.


FOR THE LADIES
PATRIZIO BUANNE

What could be more romantic on Valentine’s day than a concert by a dreamy Italian crooner performing original hits, plus works by Bryan Adams, Willie Nelson and more?
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39-$59.

THE “CLUB PARADISE” TOUR
DRAKE

Grammy-nominated rapper takes the stage in support of his sophomore album, “Take Care,” featuring the singles “Headlines,” “Make Me Proud” (featuring Nicki Minaj) and “The Motto” (featuring Lil Wayne).
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $40-$94.

 

THE EMPRESS OF SOUL
GLADYS KNIGHT

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer performs a special Valentine’s Day concert – you’re sure to hear classics such as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $49-$79.


FREE FOR ALL
ALL THAT JAZZ

Check out saxophonist Felipe Lamoglia, who has shared the stage with such stars as Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis, as he presents his new project, “Iresounds,” which mixes his Afro-Cuban roots with contemporary sounds.
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847 or www.paxmiami.com.

 

SHE’S STILL OUR IDOL
KELLY CLARKSON

Fresh off her winning performance of the National Anthem to kick off the Super Bowl, the first winner of “American Idol” performs hits including “Since U Been Gone,” “Because of You,” “Walk Away,” “Sober,” “Breakaway” and “Mr. Know It All.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $49-$79.
 

A NEW ROCK TRADITION
JAM FEST

From Thursday through Sunday, check out great acts including The Resolvers, Ketchy Shuby, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Aquaphonics, Green Sunshine and Electric Piquete.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or thestagemiami.com; $5.

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