Friday, April 8
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY YOUTH FAIR
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The ultimate day full of family fun offers almost 100 rides for both little ones and thrillseekers (check out the Screamer, Meltdown and Climb-N-Challenge), 50 games of skill, live shows and music, and delicious fair food such as the infamous giant turkey leg, caramel apples and elephant ears. And at 8 p.m. Saturday, shake your hips to the hot Latin concert “Celebrating Celia,” featuring Willy Chirino and the Celia Cruz All Stars, plus other guests.
Details: Gates open at noon Friday-Sunday at Tamiami Park, Coral Way and Southwest 107th Avenue, Miami; www.fairexpo.com; $6 opening day, $10 online afterward, $14 at the gate, free for seniors, military personnel and kids 5 and under.
RHYTHM FOUNDATION PRESENTS
Get in tune with the sound of the world right now as the 14th annual edition of this global showcase features two nights of modern world music. Friday night is highlighted by the Florida debuts of eclectic alt-folk-pop band Beirut and Mexican jazz group Troker, plus Haitian indie-rockers Kazoots; while Saturday brings Afro-electrobeat group EMEFE, Miami’s beloved boogie funk band Psychic Mirrors and Alaskan chanteuse Chantil Dukart.
Details: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or www.transatlanticfestival.com; $22.09-$53.74; kids 6 and under free.
Two chances to catch this socially and politically conscious, seminal Seattle alt-rock band fronted by singer Eddie Vedder as it kicks off its spring-summer North American tour in South Florida. Hits from its 10 studio albums include “Alive,” “Evenflow,” “Black,” “Jeremy,” “Spin the Black Circle,” “Given to Fly,” “Daughter” and “Last Kiss.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $66.75; and 8 p.m. Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $67.
“Ugly Betty” fans who missed seeing their favorite witchy boss Wilhelmina Slater’s musical side last month at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse have a second chance, as she hits the stage for her “Cool Velvet” show in support of her jazz album “The Real Thing” (you’re sure to hear her enduring pop ballad “Save the Best for Last” as well). Opening is four-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride and his swinging trio.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$130.
KING OF THE RANT
The quintessential fist-shaking, “get off my lawn”-shouting comedian takes a break from his golf game to bring us his “The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour,” during which he’s sure to skewer all of the presidential candidates and anyone else who rubs him the wrong way. There’s a good reason why he was cast as Anger in the hit Pixar film “Inside Out.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $39.50-$75.
LET IT BE – A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES
They look like the Fab Four, they dress like them, and they sure do sound like The Beatles. Relive the legacy of the greatest pop-rock band of all time with this tribute featuring more than 40 timeless hits that the New York Times calls “By far the be
st of the bunch.”
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; $20-$100.
Saturday, April 9
FIU BAYFEST 2016
THE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Second-annual music showcase features hip-hop queen and Miami’s favorite homegirl, rapper Trina, aka Da Baddest B—-, plus “dab” inventors Migos, Haitian artists J-Beatz and T-Vice, bachata kings Bachamambo and many more. Hosted by Papa Keith of 103.5 The Beat.
Details: 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Florida International University – Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami; www.eventbrite.com; $11.54-$43.19.
FEEL THE BEAT
HOLLYWOOD SALSA FESTIVAL 3
Celebrate the music of the late, great mambo king Tito Puente with performances by his son Tito Puente Jr., plus Orquesta Calle Sol, Melina Almodovar, Sandy Silva, Ramses Araya, Nuevolution Dance Studios and more.
Details: 5-11 p.m. Saturday at Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood; www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
MAD CAT THEATRE
WHY NOT? WITH RICHARD NIXON
Ever wondered what Tricky Dick might say about our current presidential candidates? Mad Cat players Jessica Farr, Theo Reyna, and Paul Tei star in this hilarious farce in which disgraced ex-prez Nixon hosts a late night talk show where he interviews three candidates about what the presidency means to them.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gleason Room in the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.madcattheatre.org; $30.
IN THE HOUSE
SANDER VAN DOORN
Dutch superstar DJ blends progressive house, electro and trance into a killer dance-floor mix.
Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $30.
Sunday, April 10
THE GERMAN REQUIEM
Brahms’ and Schumann’s famed piano duet is presented by conductor Patrick Dupre Quigley, soprano Tamara Wilson, baritone Dashson Burton and of course the magnificent Seraphic Fire chorus.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $20-$55.
Emmy-winning comedienne with a razor-sharp wit and keen intellect brings her spontaneous show to the stage, where she “improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician,” according to The Boston Globe.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $23-$43.
Grammy-winning a capella group that blew audiences’ minds with its full band-sounding vocal prowess on the way to winning the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2011, performs in support of its self-titled fourth studio album, which hit No. 1 on Oct. 16. Us the Duo and AJ Lehrman open.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $30.75-$80.75.
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL
Bigger than life pop king returns to belt out classic-rock anthems including “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” “Bat out of Hell,” “I’d Do Anything for
Love (But I Won’t Do That)” and, of course, “Paradise By the Dashboard Light.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $49.50-$89.50.
free for all
JAZZ IN THE LOBBY
6:30-9 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Miami Jazz & Film Society presents 13-year-old saxophone prodigy Ian Munoz, who shows off his surprisingly mature improvisational chops along with his quartet, plus young Miami singer Melinda Rose Rodriguez; Lobby lounge of the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.olympiatheater.org.