Events in Miami this weekend, concerts, festivals and holiday events

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Dec. 16

THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE TOUR

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Progressive-rock group with a heavy emphasis on Christmas themes celebrates 20 years with the theatrical show “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” followed by a set of greatest hits and fan faves.

Details: 3:30 and 8 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $30.50-$70.50.


NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Festive program conducted by Dean Whiteside features holiday favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture,” Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” and much more.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com; $45.

FUN, FUN, FUN

BEACH BOYS CHRISTMAS

Celebrate the holiday season with the ultimate California surf-rock band, whose sweet harmonies have blessed us for 50 years on enduring hits such as “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Kokomo.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $30-$105.

SERAPHIC FIRE

ON WINTER’S NIGHT

Holiday concert features the angelic voices of Seraphic Fire singing timeless carols in this traditional candlelight Christmas concert.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $20-$55.

Saturday, Dec. 17

HOLIDAY TRADITION

GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER

Miami City Ballet presents one of the only Balanchine productions in the nation, featuring a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, magnificent scenery, elaborate costumes and magical music by Tchaikovsky.

Details: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, running through Dec. 24, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$94.

SAILING, SAILING

HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE

The Miami Outboard Club’s 19th-annual holiday parade will feature nearly 75 boats, plus food vendors, a bounce house, a live DJ and a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.mocholidayboatparade.com; free.

FEELING OLD-SCHOOL?

POWER 96 HOLIDAY THROWBACK

Bust a move to all your favorite freestyle artists, including Stevie B (“Because I Love You [The Postman Song],” “Spring Love [Come Back to Me]”),TKA (“Louder Than Love,” “Maria”), Rob Base (“It Takes Two,” “Joy and Pain”), George Lamond (“Bad of the Heart”) and more.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $27-$80.

LIVING LEGEND

DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO

Master of the Hammond B-3 organ who helped found the George Benson Quartet in the mid-‘60s has performed with jazz, blues and R&B icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Etta James.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach; 561-450-6357 or www.artsgarage.org; $30-$45.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

RARE EARTH

Detroit psychedelic rock and soul band hit it big in the early ‘70s with covers of The Temptations’ hits “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “Get Ready,” but is best known for its timeless anthem “I Just Want to Celebrate.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino, Sky 7-37, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; free, VIP table for four $150.

Sunday, Dec. 18

GET TOGETHER

THE MIAMI FLEA

The Arts + Entertainment District presents the season finale of the greatest flea market in South Florida, a family-friendly gathering that brings together groups of artisans, local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and every creative soul in the city. Enjoy holiday-themed gifts, a gift-wrapping station, dozens of vendors, live music, great food and drink at the Grub Garden and make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some cool crafts and face-painting.

Details: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami; RSVP at www.aedistrictmiami.eventbrite.com; free.

A ROCKIN’ SEASON

Y-100 JINGLE BALL

Annual holiday blowout features top pop artists including Meghan Trainor (“All About that Bass,” “Lips Are Movin’”), Diplo (“Where Are U Now”), The Chainsmokers (“Closer”), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Nicky Jam (“El Perdon”), Alessia Cara (“Here”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away,” “See You Again”), Tove Lo (“Habits [Stay High],” “Talking Body”), Lukas Graham (“7 Years,” “Mama Said”) and Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself,” “Starving”).

Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $46-$251.

VIOLIN VIRTUOSO

ITZHAK PERLMAN

Sixteen-time Grammy winner – and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 - is a master of baroque, classical, romantic and modern music, and his performances are “everything one wants a violin sound to be,” writes veteran critic Andrew Porter in The New Yorker.

Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $35-$125.

Next Week

EVOLUTION TOUR 2016

SABRINA CARPENTER

Radio Disney chart-topper best known for her role as Maya Hart in “Girl Meets World” and as the lead dancer on “Just Dance Kids 2” performs the pop-rock hits that have helped her climb the iTunes charts, such as “We’ll Be the Stars” and “On Purpose.” Originally scheduled for Oct. 9 – tickets for that show will be honored.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;  www.parkerplayhouse.com; $20.50-$26.50.

ONE LOVE

MATISYAHU

Hasidic reggae-rocker Matisyahu (“King Without a Crown,” “Jerusalem,” “Sunshine,” “One Day”) expands his hits in concert, enhancing his sound with beat-boxing, improvisation and live jams that feed off the crowd’s energy.

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$45.

free for all

 “THE POLAR EXPRESS”

5 P.M. FRIDAY: All aboard! Dress up in your pajamas for free train rides and kids’ holiday activities, followed by a screening under the stars of the 2004 Christmas classic starring Tom Hanks; Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us.

 

 

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