Weekend Ticket - May 17-19
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, May 17
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
SKAH SHAH #1
The Rhythm Foundation presents yet another cool world-music showcase featuring this legendary konpa band, plus rising star X-Tassy, Rara Lakay and many more.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.
Just looking at this guy’s face, you know he’s funny. And he backs it up, with self-deprecating shows including “I’m Starvin’” and “Show Me the Buffet.” Bust a gut watching this comedian do stand-up fresh off his role on Broadway as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $30.
THE BARE BONES TOUR
Grammy-winning Canadian pop-rocker performs an intimate acoustic set filled with his best-loved hits, including “Run to You,” “Heaven,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of ‘69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.gusmancenter.org; $42.06-$79.44.
Pioneer of modern Spanish music has been crooning for more than five decades.
Details: 8:15 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $43.50-$73.50.
THE “MIND OF MENCIA”
Although his Comedy Central show that brought him so much fame is no more, this controversial comedian forges on.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; plus 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. May 24-25 and 8:30 p.m. May 26; at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $30-$50.
Twin Australian DJ duo Olivia and Miriam – who co-wrote the Grammy-winning dance-pop hit “When Love Takes Over” (performed by David Guetta and Kelly Rowland) – spin lively progressive-house beats.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$60.
Saturday, May 18
HAITIAN COMPAS FESTIVAL
Celebrate Haitian Flag Day in Miami with host DJ Griot, plus performers including Djakout, Jperry, Emeline Michel, Gabel, Klass, Tropicana, Carimi and many more.
Details: 3 p.m.-midnight at Bayfront Park, Klipsch Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.bayfrontparkmiami.com; $30-$100.
GYM CLASS HEROES AND LUPE FIASCO
If you’re the type of geek who’d love to celebrate the grand opening of the Microsoft store at Dadeland Mall, be there at 10:30 a.m.. But if you’re the type of music lover who’d prefer to skip the corporate stuff for the real party, head for the Fillmore at 5 p.m. for the pop/hip-hop “afterparty” concert.
Details: 5 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.fillmoremb.com; free.
Disco diva who gave us the Grammy-winning hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way” performs at the Studio 54-style Disco Ball: 14th Annual Salute to Leadership to benefit Broward Partnership for the Homeless.
Details: 6-11 p.m. at GPG Studios, 2780 NW 55th Ct., Warehouse #4, Fort Lauderdale; 954-832-7037; $250, includes cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction, awards presentation and live concert.
THE MIRACLE TOUR
Veteran Christian-rock band from Georgia winds up its tour in support of its 11th album, “Miracle,” along with Colton Dixon and Josh Wilson.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$65.
AN EVENING WITH …
Jazz singer and actress’ sassy style inspired JazzTimes to write: “The Texas lass with the dynamite range and slightly countrified timbre has the makings of a top-flight pop-jazz artist along the lines of Jane Monheit or Paula Cole.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500 or ; $35-$45.
SHAKE IT UP
If you asked 100 people who is the artist responsible for the “Harlem Shake,” it’s all but guaranteed 99 of them would have no clue that it’s this Philly hip-hop and trap producer – aka Harry Bauer Rodrigues - who has also done remixes for The Prodigy and No Doubt.
Details: 10 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $15-$20.
Sunday, May 19
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Moroccan rapper and collaborator with Rick Ross celebrates the release of his new CD, “Excuse My French,” which hits the streets Tuesday.
Details: 11 p.m. at Bamboo, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20-$40.
THE HUSH SOUND
Illinois indie-pop band that palled around with Fall Out Boy and Panic at the Disco has reunited, and takes the stage in support of its new EP, “45,” with a full-length album coming later in the year.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $16.50.
FRE FOR ALL
ALL THAT JAZZ
Groove to the sounds of Grammy-winning saxophonist Felipe Lamoglia - who has shared the stage with Celia Cruz and Arturo Sandoval - and his quintet at the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the North Shore Bandshell, 73rd and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; www.kccproductions.com.
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