Weekend Ticket - Jan. 7

 

Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend

Novalima

By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, JAN. 7

PERUVIAN GROOVES
NOVALIMA
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
BOBBY VINTON
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.

ART ROCKS!
MICHAEL CARTELLONE
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
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE
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”
CHRIS MACDONALD
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

SONGBIRD
NICOLE HENRY
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.


NEXT WEEK
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
GAELIC STORM
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

IN CONCERT
MICHAEL BOLTON
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.

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