Weekend Ticket - Jan. 25-27

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Jan. 25

ART EXHIBIT
STEPHEN KNAPP: NEW LIGHT

See “Capriccio” and 13 more of the artist’s Light paintings, which make visible the light that surrounds us and transform it into something physical yet inherently transcendental.
Details: Lecture by Knapp at 7 p.m. at Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami Business School, 5250 University Dr., Coral Gables; followed by a reception at 8 p.m. at UM’s Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org; $10, free for members and students. Exhibit runs through March 24.

R&B ROYALTY
THE POINTER SISTERS

Grammy-winning girl group performs hits including “Fire,” “Slow Hand,” “He’s So Shy,” ”Jump (For My Love)” and “I’m So Excited.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$65.

TOO BIG TO IGNORE
RALPHIE MAY

Two chances to catch this larger-than-life comedian who won over fans of “Last Comic Standing” and has become a Comedy Central fixture.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $25.

GRAMMY WINNERS
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

All-female a capella group that’s released more than 20 albums blends blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation.
Details: 8 p.m. at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $35-$45.

”EXPERIMENT IN TRUTH”
RENE MARIE

Inspirational singer who found the strength to leave an abusive marriage takes the stage in support of back to back releases in 2011, “Voice of My Beautiful Country” (highlighting reinterpreted standards) and “Black Lace Freudian Slip” (all original works).
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $25 in advance, $30 day of show.

Saturday, Jan. 26

FREE FOR ALL
SPAM ALLSTARS

Miami’s fabulous Latin, Afro-beat, funk, hip-hop and electronic party band plays a free show at The Stage.
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com.

THEY DON’T FALL DOWN
”WEEBLES COAST TO COAST”

Remember those cute commercials from the ‘70s touting the funny egg-like characters aimed at kids – “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down”? Well, here’s your chance to reminisce – and introduce your kids to a whole new way to learn about geography and U.S. culture with this interactive exhibit that visits all 50 states.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., running through May 5, at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami Beach; 305-373-KIDS (5437) or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $16, $12 Florida residents, kids 1 and under free.

HELLO, DALI
DALI: THE ARGILLET COLLECTION

Christine Argillet - who is not only curator of this exhibit of Salvador Dali’s works, but is also daughter of Pierre Argillet, the famed Spanish surrealist painter’s publisher and confidante for more than 50 years – speaks about the artwork and its history from a personal perspective.
Details: 1-3 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery, 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; RSVP: 954-468-0685; and from 6-9 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery, 517 Town Center Mall, Boca Raton; RSVP:561-338-0804; both events are free, but RSVP is recommended.

BABY, BABY, BABY
JUSTIN BIEBER

One night in Miami is definitely not enough to satisfy the Beeb’s screaming young female fans, but a weekend gig just might suffice.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $39.50-$89.50.

TALENTED TRIO
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC

Special Saturday night edition of the popular classical music showcase features Alon Goldstein, piano, Amit Peled, cello, and Soovin Kim, violin, performing works by Ysaye, Debussy and Brahms, plus the Piano Trio by Dvorak.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.

SONGBIRD
MARIA RIVAS

Versatile singer deftly combines Latin classics and American jazz – you’ll hear beloved standards such as “Summertime,” “Girl From Ipanema,” “Besame Mucho” and “My Funny Valentine.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens,11000 SW Red Road, Pinecrest; 305-332-2623 or www.pinecrest-fl.gov; $20.

LAID-BACK LYRICIST
G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE

Two chances to catch this Philly street-performer/troubadour who hit it big with his easygoing musical flow that mixes hip-hop, blues, jazz and alt-rock.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.

Sunday, Jan. 27

”MOTHER”
MARGARET CHO

Korean comedy queen takes a riotous look at race, sexuality, drug use and motherhood – and if you’ve seen her shows before, you know not to bring the kids.
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; $15-$100.

Next Week

NO HANDSHAKES!
HOWIE MANDEL

Comedian who’s now as well-known for his germ-a-phobic behavior as host of “Deal or No Deal” and judge on “America’s Got Talent” as he is for his stand-up routine takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$75.

RIGHT AT HOME
JON SECADA

Cuban-American singer and longtime Miami resident who was discovered by Gloria and Emilio Estefan (he co-wrote her hit “Coming Out of the Dark”) performs hits including “Just Another Day,” “Angel,” “I’m Free” and “If You Go,” plus his new single “I’m Never Too Far Away.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $39-$69.

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