Weekend Ticket - Feb. 11-13
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
FRIDAY, FEB. 11
FREE FOR ALL
Groove to the sounds of Latin jazz sensation Kiki Sanchez under the stars.
Details: 8 p.m.; Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami; 305-271-0812.
Grammy-nominated Venezuelan pianist who performed at President Obama’s inauguration is an “exciting, brilliant, imaginative” performer “with a passion for improvisation,” raves the New York Times.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $30.
SWEET SWEDISH SOUNDS
ABBA – THE CONCERT
The ABBA tribute band Waterloo is the closest to the real thing you can get, performing pop classics including “Fernando,” ”SOS,” ”Mamma Mia” and, of course, “Dancing Queen.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $28.50-$45.
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM ENSEMBLE
To celebrate its 42nd anniversary and black History Month, the troupe will perform a wide variety of pieces with music ranging from Joplin to Dvorak to James Brown.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $25-$35.
French house-music producer gave us the infectious club hits “Love Generation” and “World, Hold On,” plus is up for a Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination for his recent “Made in Jamaica” disc.
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $50.
SATURDAY, FEB. 12
COUNTRY RHYTHMS - AND RIBS
WIRK RIB ROUND-UP
WIRK 107.9’s annual all-day fest features country-music stars Rodney Atkins, Craig Morgan, Joe Nichols and Jeannette McCurdy (TV’s “iCarly”), plus the best ribs in South Florida.
Details: Noon at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster; $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.
”ROMEO AND JULIET”
Get a head start on Valentine’s Day with your sweetie by catching Ground Up & Rising’s production of one of the Bard’s most famous – and romantic – plays.
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Flamingo Park, Meridian Avenue and 12th Street, Miami Beach; 305-673-7577; free.
THOSE IRISH PUNKS
L.A. Celtic-punk band performs as part of its “Green 17” tour. Don’t miss the opening act, Sweden’s Moneybrother (aka Anders Wendin), whose voice recalls a cross between Bruce Springsteen and The Clash’s Joe Strummer. The All Music Guide raves: “This is every bit as good as classic, soul-tinged pop/rock gets. Period.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $40.50.
SEE THE LIGHT
Grammy-nominated Hasidic rapper who blends reggae, rock, hip-hop and dub performs an acoustic show in support of his latest album, “Light,” featuring the hit “One Day,” which was the official theme song for the NBC 2010 Winter Olympics broadcast. For more of what to expect, check out his recent release “Live at Stubb’s: Vol. 2,” recorded in Austin, Texas.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $28 and up.
Latin Grammy-nominated artist’s rendition of Ben E. King’s classic hit “Stand By Me” became the first bachata song to crack mainstream Top 40 radio – he followed that up withanother big hit, “Corazon Sin Cara.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $35-$55.
Hungarian violinist, now 31, has been stunning critics with his moving interpretations of the masters since he was 8 years old. In October, he won the Sixth International Paganini Violin Competition in Moscow.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 11200 SW Eighth St., Southwest Miami-Dade (305-348-0496); 8 p.m. Sunday at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach (305-673-3331); $30-$60.
Georgia folk-rock duo featuring Amy Ray and Emily Saliers has built a rabid following through tight, crisp harmonies and melodic songs such as “Closer to Fine,” “Hammer and a Nail” and “Galileo.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $37.99.
SUNDAY, FEB. 13
THE SOUNDS OF HAVANA
GEMA Y PAVEL
Cuban duo whose eclectic music is influenced by both Chick Corea and Caetano Veloso performs Cuban trovas and boleros and modern rock.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd.,Miami Beach; 305-674-1040 or www.mdc.edu/culture; $20-$25,$18 students and seniors.
MONDAY, FEB. 14
”A NIGHT FOR LOVERS”
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic concert by the world-renowned Italian tenor, who will perform works by Gounod, Verdi and Handel, plus debut material from his latest CD, “Incanto,” accompanied by the Master Chorale of South Florida. And feel extra special, as it’s Bocelli’s only North American appearance.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $78.75-$378.75.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16
Songwriter extraordinaire gave us the hits “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” “Calendar Girl,” “Laughter in the Rain” and “Oh! Carol” which he wrote in 1958 for his then-girlfriend, Carole King.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $71.02-$81.62.