Weekend Ticket - Feb. 18-20
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Feb. 18
”WIND, STRINGS & HAMMERS”
BERGONZI STRING QUARTET
Program includes works by Mozart, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev.
Details: 6:30 p.m. meet-the-artists reception, showtime 7 p.m. at The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; 305-235-1668, ext. 233, or www.deeringestate.org; $25, $12 students.
SOCK IT TO ME
”RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women” goes far beyond the great Aretha Franklin’s timeless hit, with high-energy versions of the anthems “I Will Survive,” “Hero” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $47-$57.
VAN CLIBURN FOUNDATION WINNERS
YAKOV KASMAN AND YEOL EUM SON
Judy Drucker and the Concert Association of Florida presents Russian pianist Kasman performing works by Bach and Tchaikovsky, plus South Korea’s Yeol Eum Son taking on Schumann and Chopin.
Details: 8 p.m. at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-9898 or www.concertassociation.org; $70-$86.
Saturday, Feb. 19
COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL
More than 360 international artists will show their works, with musical entertainment by Spam Allstars, Elastic Bond, Suenalo, Patricia Luckyou, Ryan Stone and more.
Details: 10 a.m. - 6p.m. Saturday-Monday from McFarlane Road running down South Bayshore Drive; www.cgaf.com; $10, kids $12 and under free.
Meet the star of the Disney show “Shake It Up” and get an autograph at the grand opening of the YoBlendz frozen yogurt store.
Details: 10 a.m. at YoBlendz, 1378 Weston Rd., Weston; 954-217-3014; free.
THE CANDY QUEEN
Two chances to meet candy entrepreneur and author of “Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life” (Clarkson Potter, $35).
Details: 1 p.m. at Books and Books, Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-262-0255; and 5 p.m. at Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-4241; free.
MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS
Mexican pop singer performs in support of his latest album, “En Total Plenitud,” with Venezuelan actor and singer Ricardo Montaner opening.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $63.65-$142.95.
See one of the greatest blues-rock guitarists of all time (No. 74, according to Rolling Stone mag) in an intimate setting, with The Nouveau Honkies opening.
Details: 8 p.m.at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.
THE PINKER TONES
Barcelona electro-pop group heads an evening of wildly eclectic indie sounds, with punk-rock DJ Panic Bomber and Venezuelan new-wave, world-music DJ Mr. Pauer opening.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Awarehouse, 550 NW 29th St., Miami; www.groovetickets.com; $15.
Sunday, Feb. 20
Seventh-annual musical gathering displays the best of Colombian rhythms such as son, paseo, puya and meringue, plus great food and arts & crafts.
Details: Noon - 11 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $25-$50.
LOVE WILL LEAD YOU BACK
The FORTROCKS concert features ‘80s dance-pop legend Taylor Dayne singing hits including “Tell It to My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You Back,” plus Martha Wash of The Weather Girls singing “It’s Raining Men,” among other disco anthems.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-828-5380; $42-$143.75.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Atlanta singer who mixes rock, blues, hip-hop, soul and funk performs his hit “The Seed” (which was recorded by The Roots), plus his cult classic “The Headphone Masterpiece.”
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami Beach; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $15-$25.
Thursday, Feb. 24
FREE FOR ALL
Band of brothers led by Joe and Lou Natale, plus tenor sax and piano, performs in support of its new jazz CD, “Links”
Details: 9 p.m. at Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-3600 or www.thevandykecafe.com.