Weekend Ticket - Jan. 7
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
FRIDAY, JAN. 7
Afro-Peruvian group’s latest album Coba Coba delves into its musical roots of reggae, dub, Cuban son, hip-hop, salsa and Afro-beat.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $25.
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
MIAMI CITY BALLET
MCB celebrates 25 years with its Program II, featuring Twyla Tharp’s playful, exhilarating Baker’s Dozen, plus George Balanchine’s haunting La Sonnambula and joyous Western Symphony.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.miamicityballet.org; $19-$169. Moves to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 14-16 and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 28-30.
SINGING THE BLUES
Legendary crooner of classic ‘60s ballads including Roses Are Red (My Love), Blue On Blue and Blue Velvet takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Eissey Campus Theatre of Palm Beach Community College, 11051 Campus Dr., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-278-7677; $45-$55; 8 p.m. Saturday at FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 800-564-9539; $35-$55.
SATURDAY, JAN. 8
AN ARTISTIC TRADITION
BEAUX ARTS FESTIVAL
Miami’s oldest juried arts festival celebrates its 60th year with 240 fine artists and plenty of kid-friendly activities.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., University of Miami, Coral Gables; www.beauxartsmiami.org; free.
Longtime Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, who has been both painting and drumming since before the age of 10, shows off his skills with the brush at two Wentworth Gallery exhibits.
Details: 1-4 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery Las Olas, 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-468-0685; 6-9 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery, Town Center Mall, 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 561-338-0804; free.
A “PAIR OF KINGS”
MITCHEL MUSSO WITH DOC SHAW
The stars of the Disney sitcom perform songs including the show’s theme, Top of the World.
Details: 7 p.m. at Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-750-1668; $23.50-$65 (meet and greet).
ALL THAT JAZZ
Grammy-winning jazz bassist - who has performed with Sting, Queen Latifah, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny and Chick Corea – performs with his band Inside Straight.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University Campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie; 954-462-0222 or www.southfloridajazz.org; $40, $15 students.
”MEMORIES OF ELVIS”
Elvis Presley tribute artist does the King justice with a full band, dancers and dead-on versions of hits including Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock.
Details: 8 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $36.57-$47.17.
SUNDAY, JAN. 9
Jazz chanteuse, who “can sell a power ballad as well as Whitney, Diana and Patti” (according to Jazz Times mag), performs standards and tracks from her latest CD, The Very Thought of You.
Details: 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave., Miami; 305-667-3697; free.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12
FREE FOR ALL
MIAMI JAZZ SOCIETY
Bassist Paul Shewchuk and his quartet team up with Miami R&B vocalist Dee Dee Wilde.
Details: 7-10 p.m. at Sky Lounge, Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., Miami; 305-539-7084.
RIDE THE WAVE
What else could a band called Gaelic Storm perform other than Celtic rock and traditional Irish and Scottish music? Exactly. Check out the band performing in support of its latest release, Cabbage (really).
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $10.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS
Groove to ‘60s hits including Mony Mony, Hanky Panky, I Think We’re Alone Now, Crystal Blue Persuasion and Crimson & Clover, with Herman’s Hermits (I’m Into Something Good; Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter) opening.
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; $46-$67.50.xx.
THURSDAY, JAN. 13
Over-the-top balladeer performs earnest hits including How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?, When a Man Loves a Woman and Georgia On My Mind.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 800-572-8471 or www.kravis.org; $75.75-$112.75.