Weekend Ticket 11/20- 11/23
From art events to reggae sounds, see what this weekend could have in store for you.
FREE FOR ALL
7:30 P.M. MONDAY
FREE PLAY READING
See Christopher Demos-Brown's "Tropical Depression," directed by Stuart Meltzer and starring Barbara Bradshaw, Todd Allen Durkin, Amy McKenna, Bill Schwartz, Deborah Sherman, David Sirois and Ivette Vinas; GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-446-1116.
IT'S ALL GREEK TO US GREEK FESTIVAL
Munch on delicious Greek food and pastries while enjoying rides, games, traditional music and folk dancing. Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 7901 N. Kendall Dr., Miami; 305-595-1343; $4, kids under 12 free.
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW SHAKESPEARE? "SHAKE IT UP"
Series of original monologues with a 21st-century twist turns The Bard on his head.
Details: Doors open for cocktails and socializing at 6:30 p.m.; curtain rises at 8 p.m. at AE District, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami Design District; 305-450-9931; $15.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS "UNCONQUERED 1: NOVEMBER REIGN"
MMA is smoking hot, so check out Kimbo Slice's protege and Miami street-fighting man Rene "Level" Martinez as he takes on Charles Champion. Details: 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $23.75 (students)-$228.75 (ringside VIP, access to Reception Room with food and beverage).
BE HER BABY RONNIE SPECTOR
Step away from the blackjack table to see the lead singer of The Ronettes sing hits including "Be My Baby," plus doo-wop from The Cornell Gunter Coasters, The Marvelettes and The Crystals. Details: 3 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-56-MAGIC, 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $25-$35.
ARTIST EVENT JAMES ROSENQUIST
Pop Art icon talks about his life and work and signs copies of his new memoir, "Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life In Art." Details: 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; RSVP to 305-535-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org; free.
LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL "CALIENTE!"
Entertainment by Colombian salsa band Grupo Niche and Puerto Rican singers Tito Nieves and Jerry Rivera, among many others. Details: 7 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $41-$93.
WORLD MUSIC THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT
London's The Times calls Raichel, who fuses Israeli pop music with Middle Eastern, African, Indian and global sounds, a "one-man Middle East peace accord." Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to Florida. Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $30-$60.
AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC
Local dance-rock group teams up with intense electronica act Panic Bomber and shoegaze band Life of Seals, plus an art exhibition by Stian Roenning, South Florida photographer and videographer responsible for Dirty Harry at LIV Nightclub. Details: 8 p.m. at STUDIO 1415, 1415 NE 129th St., North Miami; 786-355-0976; $8 in advance at Sweat Records Miami and Radioactive Records in Fort Lauderdale, $10 at the door.
LATIN JAZZ KING RUBEN BLADES
Panamanian salsa singer serves up Afro-Cuban grooves.
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $62-$123.
"BOSSA NOVA STORIES" ELIANE ELIAS
Brazilian bombshell pianist and vocalist performs with her quartet to celebrate South Florida Jazz's 18th anniversary.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie; 877-311-SHOW or www.southfloridajazz.org; $40, $125 VIP.
FLORIDA PANTHERS ICE DANCERS
Hey, hockey's not all about blue lines and power plays after all: The Florida Panthers Ice Dancers will hold a swimsuit fashion show and perform a dance routine to celebrate their new calendar. Details: 9:30 p.m. at the Seminole Paradise Center Fountain, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.seminolehardrock.com; free, calendars $10.
Best-selling adventure master reads from and signs copies of his latest thriller, "The Wrecker."
Details: 6 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; two free tickets per person are available at all Books & Books locations; for $40, meet Cussler at a 5 p.m. private reception and receive a copy of "The Wrecker," wine and hors d'oeuvres and priority seating at the event.
MOVEMENT OF JAH PEOPLE
Bob Marley's son and his band The Uprising perform soulful, spiritual reggae, along with brothers Stephen and Damian "Jr. Gong."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $24.50-$44.50.
COMING NEXT WEEK
FAITH IN HARD ROCK
If metalcore and Christianity seem mutually exclusive, you've never experienced Tampa rockers Underoath, who take the stage along with August Burns Red and Emery.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20.
See and Do
- Discover Miami's Little Haiti neighbhorhood
- He was told as a boy he'd have to go to a deaf school—but he grew up to help make the music to Hamilton
- Las Olas Art Fair takes over the streets of Fort Lauderdale this weekend
- Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival takes over the streets of City Beautiful
- 5 reasons you should check out the Mammography Art Initiative in Wynwood this weekend
- 7 free and cheap events in Miami this weekend - Oct. 21-23
- Miami's cultural itinerary courtesy of Prism Creative Group - Oct. 16-31
- Find your happy place at the Modern Life Mindfulness Festival
- Grovetoberfest Celebrates Six Years of Craft Beer
- Can this Miami political roast Make America Laugh Again? Let's hope so