Some of the greats of jazz music will join forces for a night of pure jazz for the second Miami Beach Jazz Festival. Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, pianist Monty Alexander, bassist Rufus Reid, violinist Federico Britos, and vocalists Giacomo Gates and Aria Hendricks will perform individual sets, then come together for an all-out jam.
The show is Jan. 10 at the New World Center for the Arts, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Tickets for the festival are $46.50 and $56.50 in advance for reserved seats, $56.50 and $66.50 at the door (students pay $21.50 and $31.50 in advance, $31.50 and $41.50 at the door). Tickets are on sale now. Call 305-405-5299 or visit www.newworldcenter.com.
FAB FIVE TRIBUTE
Ring in the New Year with a night of Beatles songs at the Magic City Casino with “All You Need is Love: A Beatles Tribute Concert.” The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Fab Four in the United States and features a cast of more than 20 musicians performing hits from the 2006 compilation “Love.” The 9 p.m. show includes after party and midnight champagne toast. The Beatlemania continues after the New Year, with shows Jan. 2-3 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 4 at 2 p.m.
The casino is at 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami. Tickets for New Year’s Eve show are $65-$125, other shows are $55-$100 at www.magiccitycasino.com or 305-460-6579.
Broadway’s ultimate sendup, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!, visits the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for a pair of 8 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday. Gerard Alessandrini’s ever-evolving spoof takes on The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, Porgy and Bess, Death of a Salesman, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark and more.
The center is at 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. Tickets are $39.50, available via Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com or www.aventuracenter.org.
‘GUYS AND DOLLS’
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents the Broadway touring production of Guys and Dolls at 8 p.m. Saturday. Winner of five Tony Awards including best musical, the romantic comedy introduces the audience to several vivid Damon Runyon characters: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub singer who has been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted boyfriend, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating craps game.
Tickets are $35-$65. The center is at 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. Contact the box office by calling 786-573-5300 or online at www.smdcac.org.
Fort Lauderdale’s Playgroup is doing nine performances of Little Piggies by South Florida playwright Todd Caster. The black comedy is about siblings whose rivalry erupts during a party for their wealthy elderly uncle. Directed by Joyce Sweeney, the play features actors Sara Lee, Elli Murray, Harry Marsh, Kristen Elise, Don Grimme, Richard Capalbo, Paul Rosen and Pierre Tannous.
Performances begin Friday and run through Jan. 18 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25. Call 954-678-1496 or visit www.theplaygroupllc.com.
▪ The fifth annual Dr. Sanford L. and Beatrice Ziff Honors for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts will celebrate the contributions of Rose Ellen Meyerhoff Greene, Beth Holland, Dr. Richard Litt and Bobbi Litt, Doreen Marx and Byron Krulewitch, the New World Symphony, the Palm Beach Opera and Sebastian Spreng. The award luncheon recognizing the individuals and organizations will be held Jan. 30 at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. For more information or to RSVP, visit classicalsouthflorida.publicradio.org.
▪ Pérez Art Museum Miami will close at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. and reopen with regular 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. hours on New Year’s Day. The museum is at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-375-3000 or visit www.pamm.org.
▪ The Coral Springs Museum of Art presents a photography exhibit by museum member Lew Lautin, a former real estate developer who has captured images of the homeless since 1975. The Magic Behind the Image is on view through Feb. 21. The museum is at 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. Call 954-340-5000 or visit www.coralspringsmuseum.org.
Christine Dolen, Galena Mosovich and Amy Reyes contributed to this report. Send news to cdolen@MiamiHerald.com (theater), jlevin@MiamiHerald.com (dance, pop and Latin music), jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com (visual arts) or khamersly@MiamiHerald.com (jazz, classical music).