Weekend Ticket - Feb. 17-19
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Feb. 17
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
There are few places in the world more suitable for boat lovers than sunny Miami, and you can certainly find whatever floats your proverbial boat this weekend at this sprawling festival, which also reaches Miamarina at Bayside and the Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center.
Details: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; www.miamiboatshow.com; $18, $32 two-day pass, 15 and under free.
FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
Check out konpa stars Disip, led by veteran singer Gazman Couleur, plus marching group Rara Lakay and great art featuring Miami mural legend Serge Toussaint;
Details: 6 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND
Colorado-based band blends bluegrass and rock into an exciting mix.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.99 in advance, $25 at the door.
HE’LL GIVE YOU THE BLUES
Five-time Grammy-winning blues singer and guitarist who broke through in 1986 with the hit album “Strong Persuader” takes the stage as part of the “Jazz Roots: Blues and Soul” concert to help celebrate Black History Month. Up-and-coming singer Shemekia Copeland opens.
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-$135.
”A HANDSOME WOMAN RETREATS”
Actress/comedienne who found fame on the hit sketch show “In Living Color” and currently stars in Spike Lee’s new film “Pariah” presents a one-woman show recounting her experiences at a retreat to battle panic attacks.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $20.
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that this guy makes people laugh. Check out the star of “Encino Man,” “Jury Duty” and “Son In Law” as he returns to stand-up with the show “Vegas Is My Oyster.”
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $22.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Lead singer of the ‘80s glam-metal band Poison performs standards such as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Nothin’But a Good Time,” plus tracks from his hit solo album “Custom Built” and the upcoming “Get Your Rock On.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $45-$80.
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
The dance company led by Ronald K. Brown presents the new work “On Earth Together,” set to music by Stevie Wonder, plus two other works that fuse traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay;
786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $10-$25.
TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON
Miami Dade College presents this Grammy-nominated smooth jazz drummer who at the age of 11 – yes, 11! - was granted a full scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She’s performed with big names such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock and Al Jarreau, and will take the stage in support of her fifth album, “The Mosaic Project.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the William and Joan Lehman Theatre, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Building 5, Miami; 305-237-3010 or www.mdc.edu/mdclive; $30, $20 non-MDC students and seniors, $10 MDC students.
Sunday, Feb. 19
ROCK FOR A CAUSE
MEDICAL MARIJUANA BENEFIT CONCERT
All kinds of rockers are coming together to show support for NORML of Florida (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), including Grammy-winner Cyril Neville, Johnny Dread, The Spam Allstars, Sweetbone, Crazy Fingers and many more.
Details: 4 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $18.
It doesn’t get much better than seeing a Bee Gee sing live, and Barry Gibb’s legendary falsetto won’t let you down on such classics as “Too Much Heaven,” “Night Fever,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “How Deep Is Your Love.”
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; $40-$100.
A FRESH FACE IN ROCK
Love free-flowing, mellow-rock vocalists like Jason Mraz? Grammer - who’s opened for Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield and The Plain White T’s - will satisfy your melodic fix with a lively set featuring songs from his eponymous debut album, including the singles “Keep Your Head Up’ and “Fine By Me.” Ryan Star and Action Item open.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $13.
Grammy Award-winning band from Daytona Beach performs in support of its sixth album, “Come to the Well.” Nashville contemporary Christian rocker Matthew West opens.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $26-$75, $10 students.
A SUPREME SHOW
Where to start? This Motown queen and leader of The Supremes can choose from dozens of hits, including “Someday We’ll Be Together,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Touch Me in the Morning” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
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; $50-$115.
Tony and Emmy Award-winner presents an intimate show in which he creates musical photographs of ourselves, our families and our country through great works by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 26, at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 877-311-7469 or www.aventuracenter.org; $75.