Weekend Ticket - Jan. 11-13

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Jan. 11

FREE FOR ALL
DWNTWN CONCERT SERIES

Check out soul singer Allen Stone, who has been compared by The New York Times to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers, with local piano-driven rockers The Jacob Jeffries Band opening.
Details: 6-9 at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre’s Tina Hills Pavilion, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; www.dwntwnconcerts.com.

THE PLAY’S THE THING
“ALL NEW PEOPLE”

Play by funnyman Zach Braff (TV’s “Scrubs,” the film “Garden State”) takes a comical look at a 35-year-old man who’s had enough of life and has a parade of odd but engaging characters somehow sent to save him. The Huffington Post raves: “The defining play of a generation.”
Details: 7:30 p.m., running through Jan. 27, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $40-$45.

STAND UP!
WHOOPI GOLDBERG

She’s one of the few people in history who have won an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award – now see her in her purest hilarious form.
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.

GRAMMY WINNER
RICK SPRINGFIELD

Soap-opera lovers know him for his role on “General Hospital” as Dr. Noah Drake, but pop-music fans will never forget the Aussie singer-songwriter’s hits “I’ve Done Everything For You,” “Affair of the Heart” and, of course, “Jessie’s Girl.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $35-$45.

AUTHOR EVENT
JAMES GRIPPANDO

Former trial lawyer in Miami from 1984-1996 who switched to writing crime-thriller novels discusses his latest work, “Blood Money” (Harper, $26.99), about a woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter for cramping her party life.
Details: 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.

DON’T WORRY – BE HAPPY
“JAZZ ROOTS”

Groove to the unmistakable sound of the elastic-voiced Bobby McFerrin and legendary keyboardist Chick Corea, plus dozens of other jazz greats and dancer-choreographer Desmond Richardson.
Details: 8:30 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-$150.

Saturday, Jan. 12

THE KING OF MOTOWN
SMOKEY ROBINSON

Silky, sweet, soulful vocalist croons classics such as “Tears of a Clown,” “Ooh, Baby Baby,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Shop Around,” ”The Tracks of My Tears” and “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $49-$79.

Sunday, Jan. 13

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
NADINE SIERRA

Soprano who debuted last season as Gilda in the Florida Grand Opera’s production of “Rigoletto” performs works by Mozart, Puccini, Gershwin, Neil Sedaka, Richard Rodgers and many more along with her sister, Melanie. Gordon Roberts, who was a musical assistant to Leonard Bernstein, accompanies on the piano.
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.

RARE SOLO RECITAL
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

Pianist takes on Bach’s complete “Goldberg” Variations, one of the German Baroque composer’s masterpieces.
Details: 5 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; $75-$130.

OLD-SCHOOL LAUGHS
SINBAD

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 stand-up comics of all time, Sinbad has managed to keep people laughing by keeping his material profound without being profane.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $39-$69.

ALL THAT JAZZ
DAVID BROMBERG

Jazz guitar hero has performed with artist as diverse as George Harrison, The Eagles, Willie Nelson, Carly Simon and The Grateful Dead.
Details: 7 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; $35-$45.

NIGERIAN LEGEND
FEMI KUTI

Afrobeat royalty performs with his band The Positive Force, formed in the late ‘80s.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com or 305-377-2277; $30.

REGGAE MASTERS
STEEL PULSE

Grammy-winning British roots-reggae band that combines provocative and political lyrics with a Rastafarian groove takes the stage in advance of its upcoming 12th studio album.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $29.

Next Week

STILL ROCKING
PAUL RODGERS

Former frontman of Bad Company and Free belts out hard-rock classics such as “Can’t Get Enough,” “All Right Now,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Bad Case of Lovin’ You” and “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $44-$74.

SONGBIRD
ELLIE GOULDING

British singer-songwriter who performed her version of Elton John’s “Your Song” at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton takes the stage in support of her second album, “Halcyon.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $28 in advance, $30 day of show.

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