Weekend Ticket – March 11-13
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, March 11ART OPENING
MIAMI WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
See works by more than 40 artists at the opening reception of the 38th annual exhibit (shown is one of last year’s winners, “Best In Show” be Jorge Leon).
Details: 6-8 p.m., running through March 25 at the University of Miami’s CAS Wesley Gallery, 1210 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8485 or www.miamiwatercolor.org; free.
RAP IT UP
Drop it like it’s hot to see the one and only D-O-Double-G in an intimate venue singing hits including “Gin & Juice.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Club Cinema, 3251 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $35, $59.50 VIP.
Saturday, March 12
SOUTH FLORIDA JAZZ
”WE FOUR – CELEBRATING JOHN COLTRANE”
Groove to the sounds of four of New York’s finest players paying musical tribute to the great saxophonist John Coltrane.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie; 954-462-0222 or www.southfloridajazz.org; $40, $15 students.
New comedy/drama by renowned playwright Tracy Letts (“Killer Joe,” “Bug,” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “August – Osage County”) is called “a soulful play full of humor and humanity” by Variety.
Details: 8 p.m., running through April 10 at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119 or www.gablestage.org; $37.50-$47.50
GIN BLOSSOMS AND SUGAR RAY
Take a deep breath, step away from the slots and reminisce to melodic hits including the Gin Blossoms’ “Found Out About You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Til I Hear It From You,” plus Sugar Ray’s “Fly,” “Every Morning,” “When It’s Over” and “Someday.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15 and up.
Sunday, March 13
ALL THAT JAZZ
Renowned wind trio featuring oboe, bassoon and piano, performs works by Handel, Glinka, Rossini, Yakov Yakoulov and Poulenc.
Details: 4 p.m. at the Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-8449 or www.miamicivicmusic.org; $30, $10 students.
THEY SHOOT, THEY SCORE!
Miami Heat superstars Dwyane Wade and Lebron James give us plenty of high-flying thrills even as the team struggles through a tough stretch, but for sheer basketball entertainment with no heartache, nothing compares to the Harlem Globetrotters. Whistle “Sweet Georgia Brown” as you watch the roundball wizards tackle this year’s twist - the 4-point shot, 35 feet from the basket.
Details: 4 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $22-$180.
STILL HOT BLOODED
Soak up the best in ‘70s and ‘80s arena rock with anthems such as “Feels Like the First Time,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision” and “Juke Box Hero”; opening act Eddie Money performs hits including “Baby Hold On,” “Shakin’,” “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$85.
Wednesday, March 16
FREE FOR ALL
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES
New weekly outdoor film series kicks off with “Avatar” at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage (New World Center).
Details: 8 p.m. on the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue; 305-673-7577.
Thursday, March 17
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
There’s no better place to cheer St. Patty’s Day than JohnMartin’s. Feast on traditional Irish food in between checking out three live bands outside at the street party (Paddy Kelleghan and the Rolling C’s at 5 p.m., the Hard Liquor Band at 7 p.m., and the infamous U2 tribute band UV at 9 p.m.).
Details: 5 p.m. at JohnMartin’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777 or www.johnmatins.com; free.
ULTIMATE LIVE! AT THE FAIR
CHINO Y NACHO
See the Latin Grammy-winning Venezuelan duo that gave us the hits “Mi Nina Bonita” and “Tu Angelito” at the opening day of The Fair in Miami-Dade.
Details: Noon-midnight (concert at 9 p.m.) at Coral Way and 112th Avenue in Southwest Miami; Fair runs through April 3; 305-223-7060 or www.fairexpo.com; $8-$25.
GOIN’ COASTAL TOUR
After a year off, one of the world’s biggest country-music stars returns to perform hits from his latest album, “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” including “The Boys of Fall” and “Somewhere With You.” Opening acts: Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, Suite 7, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $45-$95.
PUT ON YOUR MAKEUP
Rock-and-roll all night at one of the greatest shows in rock, featuring original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $75-$165.
”The most powerful composer of our time” (The Daily Telegraph) performs “Etudes and Other Works for Solo Piano,” an intimate glimpse at his works in their most elemental form.
Details: 8 p.m. at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-673-3331 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $51.50-$76.50
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