Weekend Ticket - Jan. 6-8
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Jan. 6
DONNA THE BUFFALO
New York band touches upon almost every musical style imaginable, from folk to country to reggae to bluegrass and even zydeco. Opening act is Crazy Fingers.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $16.
Writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” steps out into the limelight with a stand-up act featuring stories about his experiences dating older women and his not-so-secret desire to kick pigeons.
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; $15.
Saturday, Jan. 7
ALL FOR ART
BEAUX ARTS FESTIVAL
Mourning the end of Art Basel? Well, here’s a quick fix for all your artistic needs: The 61st edition of the Beaux Arts Festival of Art boasts more than 240 juried exhibitors from the U.S. and abroad, plus great live music, yummy cuisine and entertainment for your little ones.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-668-8499 or www.beauxartsmiami.org; free.
ART, TAKE TWO
LAS OLAS ART FAIR
Here’s an art festival for all you Browardites – an outdoor gallery, essentially - with the exact same hours as the Beaux Arts event: The 24th-annual Las Olas Art Fair features works by 300 local and national artists, including life-size sculptures, paintings, unique jewelry, photography, ceramics and much more.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 600 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 561-746-6615 or www.artfestival.com; free.
Paintings by Jenny Brillhart and Vincent Hemphill, plus sculptures by Moira Holohan, are built around process, unplanned errors and reconstruction.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, running through Feb. 19, at ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org; free.
DAVID FINCKEL AND WU HAN
Sunday Afternoons of Music presents a special Saturday night concert with the renowned duo of cellist Finckel and pianist Han performing works by Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $10-$35.
"MEMORIES OF ELVIS”
What better way to celebrate what would have been The King’s 77th birthday than with the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel?
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $25-$40.
Two chances to check out this veteran jam band that veers away from the bluesy rock of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, and toward the more experimental music of Frank Zappa and Phish.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.
”THE MOTHERF**CKER WITH THE HAT”
Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Broadway hit is a “bruising and very funny dance of love, betrayal and indecision” (New York Times) and a “tough-minded, unromantically romantic comedy that keeps you laughing, then sends you home thinking” (Wall Street Journal).
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, running through Feb. 5 at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119 or www.gablestage.org; $15-$50.
LOCAL INDIE ROCK
Check out one of Miami’s best new bands, which serves up an enticing blend of electro-pop, disco beats and chill wave.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Green Room, 109 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1030; free.
STEP IT UP
The first professional group dedicated to stepping – an art that combines footsteps, claps and spoken-word – performs an innovative, intricate and rhythmic show.
Details: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar; 954-468-2689; matinee $6 with $3 lap seats for infants 12 months and under; Jan. 15 show $25-$35 with $5 lap seats. Free workshop at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 for high school students only.
OH WHAT A NIGHT
Tony Award-winning smash Broadway musical tells the tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ rise to success with classic hits such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Sherry,” “Rag Doll” and “Oh What a Night.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, running through Jan. 29, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $26.25-$154.25.
LIKE A ROCK
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
Detroit rocker who has been churning out melodic hits for more than 40 years performs faves including “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Still the Same,” “Turn the Page,” “Against the Wind,” “Like a Rock” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000, LiveNation.com or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $39-$99.
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