Weekend Ticket - Feb. 15-17
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday , Feb. 15
MONK & COLTRANE
To help celebrate Black History Month, the Arsht Center honors the legacy of two of the greatest jazz performers of all time – Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane – with Monk’s son, acclaimed drummer T.S. Monk. He’ll be joined onstage by vocalists Kevin Mahogany and Nnenna Freelon, plus Grammy-winning tenor sax man Ernie Watts, who counts Coltrane as one of his musical heroes.
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-$130.
Saturday, Feb. 16
FREE FOR ALL
CHOPIN FOR ALL
Catch young pianist Yi-Yang Chen performing works by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin and more.
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; 305-868-0624 or www.chopin.org.
Rock ‘n’ roll, food and art blowout returns for a fifth year, featuring three stages full of crazy acts including Fishbone, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Spam All-Stars, Radioboxer and many more, plus special guest blues man Bobby Lee Rodgers.
Details: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; www.swampstompmusicfestival.com; $15-$20.
DEERING ESTATE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
See fiber artist Alex Trimino’s untitled work and many more at the curated exhibition “Speak Now,” which places artistic interjections throughout the grounds of the Deering Estate.
Details: Opening meet-the-artists reception 6-10 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; 305-235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org; free; exhibit runs through Feb. 24.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
LEGENDS OF THE ‘80S
Groove to freestyle hits from Lisa Lisa (“I Wonder If I Take You Home,” “Head To Toe”), Information Society (“Running,” “What’s On Your Mind”) and more.
Details: 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $31-$50.
HE’S GOT THE BLUES
Love the blues? Don’t miss this show by the man who produced three Grammy-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and is ranked No. 74 on Rolling Stone mag’s list of all-time great guitarists.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.
SHE WILL SURVIVE
Disco diva struts across the stage belting out hits including “Never Can Say Goodbye” and the iconic “I Will Survive.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai-Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; www.ticketweb.com; $18.50-$74.50.
Sunday, Feb. 17
STEVE MILLER BAND
Classic rock doesn’t get any better than Steve Miller, who has blessed us with timeless hits including “Take the Money and Run,” “The Joker,” “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Jungle Love,” “Rock’n Me” and “Jet Airliner.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$85.
IN THE HOUSE
Madonna’s favorite DJ (she hand-picked Young to spin at her wedding in Scotland) performs a high-energy set of progressive house favorites.
Details: 10 p.m. at Mokai, 235 23rd St., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $15.
UNDER THE RADAR SUPERSTAR
ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT
He worked as a sound engineer on classic albums including The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” before churning out his own hits including “Eye in the Sky,” “I Robot,” “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You,” “Time,” “Games People Play” and the instrumental “Sirius,” which sports fans might recognize as the Chicago Bulls’ theme song in the ‘90s.
Details: 7 p.m. Monday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $45.50 and $65.60.
THE BEACH BOYS
The greatest surf-rock band of all time croons classic hits including “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “In My Room,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Kokomo,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda” and, of course, “Good Vibrations.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$75.
Nine-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter bridges the gap between pop/rock and country with hits such as “If It Makes You Happy,” “My Favorite Mistake” and “All I Wanna Do”; Hank Williams Jr.’s daughter Holly is the opening act.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; tickets start at $28.
Bob Marley’s oldest son is taking the stage, and that should be more than enough reason to get together and feel all right.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $29.
STILL OUR IDOL
“American Idol” star Chris Daughtry has lived up to his promise with his band, producing huge rock hits including “Home,” “It’s Not Over” and “No Surprise.” 3 Doors Down opens.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $35.75-$45.75.
Ever wonder who first inspired the raising of lighters by the crowd at rock concerts (of course it’s cell phones nowadays)? None other than singer-songwriter Melanie, who moved the masses at Woodstock with her hits “Beautiful People” and “Brand New Key.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25-$35.