Weekend Ticket - May 18-20
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, May 18
QUE VIVA CUBA!
Take a journey back in time to experience the island’s glamorous era, with live exhibits, artists, great music and great food.
Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, at the Fair Expo Center, Coral Way and SW 112th Avenue, Miami; www.cubanostalgia.org; $12, kids under 12 $6.
PORN IN THE U.S.A.
Let’s get it on! Adult-film lovers’ dream brings together hundreds of hardcore-movie stars, plenty of raunchy entertainment, and even educational seminars. Featuring the sexy sounds of DJ Cheapshot and Black Thought &The Roots Crew All-Stars.
Details: 4-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-7 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.; Ticketmaster; $32.10, $74.90 VIP; 18 and over.
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with a performance by the No. 1 Haitian konpa group today, along with the father of Haitian roots, Sanba Zao.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.
Dynamic frontman Perry Farrell leads this L.A. psych-rock band through hits including “Stop!”, “Been Caught Stealing” and “Jane Says,” plus tracks from the group’s new album, “The Great Escape Artist.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $45.50-$65.50.
One of the stars of the daytime show “The Talk” is allowed to let loose onstage – she’s also appeared on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and has her own show on Jamie Foxx’s Sirius Satellite Radio channel.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $25.
Saturday, May 19
CELEBRATING HAITIAN CULTURE
HAITIAN COMPAS FESTIVAL
Join 30,000 revelers as they sway to the rhythms of leading Haitian bands Harmonik, CaRiMi, Djakout, Kreyol La, Nu Look, Gabel and DISIP. The 14th-annual show will also honor the legendary band Tropicana as it celebrates 50 years. Hosted by comedian Kako and 99 JAMZ’s DJ Griot.
Details: 3 p.m. at Bayfront Park, Klipsch Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; LiveNation.com; $31.50.
A MAGICAL SHOW
Step away from the blackjack table and catch the Grammy-winning Cuban salsa king performing in support of his latest album, “My Beatles Heart,” with the Celia Cruz All Stars opening.
Details: 8 p.m. at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15-$75.
IN THE HOUSE
British dubstep DJ/producer blows up the stage in support of his new album “Songs,” featuring the anthem “Somebody to Love.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $28.
FEEL THE BEAT
Australian electro-house DJ and remix master pumps up the crowd with a high-energy set.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $75.
Sunday, May 20
ROCKIN’ ‘THE DOO-WOP
”UNDER THE STREET LAMP”
Love the “Jersey Boys”? This show features cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash performing hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s by legends such as The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Drifters, The Four Seasons and many more.
Details: 7 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $27.50 and $37.50.
FEEL THE ROMANCE
Puerto Rican romantic salsa and son singer, known as El Sonero de la Juventud ("The Youth's Son Singer"), performs hits including “Si Tu Me Besas” and “Tengo Ganas.”
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.
TRANSCULTURAL PILGRIM: THREE DECADES OF WORK BY JOSE BEDIA
See three decades of works by one of Cuba’s greatest artists, including photographs, charcoal drawings and acrylic paintings.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-3000; free.
Star of three Disney Channel shows (“Hannah Montana,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Pair of Kings”) performs dance-pop tunes, with special guest City of Sirens.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $60.
Hugely influential New York alt-hip-hop group from the ‘90s featuring Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar performs alongside Blenda, Y-Not and Sounds By Sven.
Details: 10 p.m. Thursday at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com; $20-$25.
FREE FOR ALL
”EMBEDDED: A PHOTOJOURNALIST CAPTURES CONFLICT AND RESISTANCE"
Opening reception of exhibit by Jim Nickless, freelance cameraman for NBC News, who documented the activities of a group of Cuban patriots in the 1960s as they attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro.
Details: 7-9 P.M. Thursday, running through Aug.11 at MDC’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-237-7700 or www.mdc.edu/ags.