Weekend Ticket - Mar. 16-18

 

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

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By Mike Hamersly

Friday, Mar. 16


REGGAE RHYTHMS
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

The Rhythm Foundation presents Haitian reggae artist Jahnesta, who was mentored by Daddy Beaubrum of the legendary group Boukman Eksperyans, plus an opening set by Trinidadian steel ensemble The 21st Century Steel  Band. Also, check out the interactive photo exhibit by Miami Herald photographers Carl Juste and Al Diaz.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.

AN AMERICAN TREASURE
TONY BENNETT

Two chances to see one of the all-time great singers, who at age 85 is still going strong. You’ll hear standards such as “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$85.

ODD, BUT THAT’S A GOOD THING
MUTEMATH

Grammy-nominated indie band from New Orleans – which somehow blends the electronic pulse of New Order with Radiohead’s edge and Air’s ambient serenity – takes the stage in support of its critically acclaimed album “Odd Soul.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.

SONGBIRD
DENYCE GRAVES

Mezzo-soprano, accompanied by pianist Louis Salemno, sings everything from classical works, Broadway favorites, jazz and American spirituals.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25-$65.

STILL ROCKIN’
SOUL ASYLUM

Alt-rock band who hit it big in the ‘90s with the hits “Runaway Train” and “Somebody to Shove” and even performed at President Clinton’s inauguration is back, with new member Tommy Stinson, former bassist for The Replacements (and current member of Guns N’ Roses).
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.

FUNNY BUSINESS
SHAWN AND MARLON WAYANS

Any time a Wayans brother is on the bill, you know you’re in for some big laughs, and this show boasts two! Best known for their work on “In Living Color” and in the films “Scary Movie” (1 and 2), “White Chicks” and “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,” these guys are also seriously good at stand-up.
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; $40-$50.

Saturday, Mar. 17


KICK UP YOUR HEELS
MICHAEL FLATLEY’S “LORD OF THE DANCE”

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an engrossing performance by one of the most enduring tours of all time, which combines a blend of traditional and modern Celtic music with mesmerizing dance steps.
Details: 2 and 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $49-$69.


GET YOUR GREEN ON
ST. PATRICK’S DAY STREET PARTY

JohnMartin’s always throws the biggest and baddest Irish celebration, and this year is no exception, with great food, free-flowing Guinness, Baileys and Johnnie Walker, plus live music by Paddy Kelleghan & The Rolling C’s, Deck 52 and U2 by UV, the best U2 tribute band around.Details: 4 p.m. at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777 or www.johnmartins.com; free.

FREE FOR ALL
BRAZILIAN BIG BAND

The new event series Hollywood ArtsPark Experience kicks off with the Florida debut performance by the thrilling, 19-piece SpokFrevo Orquestra.
Details: 6-10 P.M. at ArtsPark at Young Circle and US 1, Hollywood; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com.

LATIN KING
JUAN LUIS GUERRA

Multiple Grammy-winning Dominican singer-songwriter fuses many Latin styles, including bachata, salsa, meringue and rock.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $58-$178.

Next Week


LOL!
AL JACKSON

Mourning the end of the South Beach Comedy Festival? Here’s a quick fix: Check out ”Last Comic Standing” and Comedy Central star Al Jackson, who ditched his day job as a 7th-grade teacher to make people laugh on purpose. Opening acts include Forrest Shaw and Oni Perez.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami; www.ricochetlounge.com; $8.

SHARING HIS WISDOM
BILL CLINTON

Whenever you have the chance to hear a former president speak, it’s a good thing. In Clinton’s case, it’s a great thing. See one of the most captivating and inspirational speakers in American history discuss “Embracing Our Common Humanity,” which touches upon the challenges of globalization, our increasing interdependence, and the path toward a common future.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $50-$175.

EL SONERO DEL MUNDO
OSCAR D’LEON
Venezuelan salsa legend and double bass player performs hits including “Lloraras” and “Juanita Morell.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $45-$75.

DISNEY ON ICE
PIXAR’S “TOY STORY 3”

All-new show features all your favorite characters from the beloved movie, including cowboy sheriff  Woody, space ranger Buzz Lightyear, Jessie the cowgirl and the rest of the toys.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, running through March 25, at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $10-$65. Moves to the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise from March 29-April 1.

CRACKING UP
GEORGE LOPEZ

Your kids might know him from his voice-work in the animated films “The Smurfs” and “Rio,” but you’ll recognize this Mexican-American comedian’s sharp wit and gleeful penchant to provoke.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $40-$85.

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