Friday, April 15
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TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Country music’s biggest beach party features headliners Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw, plus dozens more acts including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Thomas Rhett, Elle King, Billy Currington, Kelsea Ballerini and Michael Franti & Spearhead. But it’s not just about music: The three-day, family-friendly fest also aims to raise awareness of endangered sea turtles and ocean conservation.
Details: 1-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.tortugamusicfestival.com; $100 Friday, $115 Saturday and Sunday; $199 three-day pass, $899 three-day VIP pass; kids 10 and under free.
IN THE HOUSE
Families know Bob Saget for his wholesome work on the TV series “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Full House” and now “Fuller House” (20 years later). But this comedian has a little bit of a darker side, one that will have the audience rolling in the aisles.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill; www.lpacfl.com; $45.52-$66.72.
LOST IN LOVE
Two chances to catch this Aussie soft-rock duo – featuring songwriter Graham Russell and singer Russell Hitchcock -croon radio staples including “The One That I Love,” “Every Woman In the World,” “All Out of Love,” “Even the Nights Are Better” and “Lost In Love.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $25-$125, VIP table for four $500; and 8 p.m. Saturday at The Casino at Dania Beach, Stage 954, 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach; 954-920-1511 or www.casinodaniabeach.com; $35-$125, VIP table for four $500.
Saturday, April 16
RECORD STORE DAY
SWEAT RECORDS’ GET DOWN
On the day the world celebrates all things vinyl, head to the hippest record store in Miami, where you’ll find the best special releases, fun giveaways, live performances by DJ Le Spam and Shabazz Palaces, food trucks and beer specials at this all-day block party.
Details: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. at Sweat Records (and Churchill’s Pub next door), 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; www.sweatrecordsmiami.com; free.
Morikami’s largest annual event will feature multiple stages of entertainment for the whole family, including taiko drum performances, a Samurai swordfighting performance, anime costume contests, martial arts shows, a Japanese-inspired fashion show and sushi demonstrations. And for thirsty grown-ups, there’s a Sake Stage and the Kirin Beer Garden.
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach; 561-495-0233 or www.morikami.org/hatsume; $12, $6 kids 4-10, free under 4; $17 weekend pass ($11 kids).
FUN CONCERT SERIES
A DAY AT THE BEACH
Legendary reggae band Third World (“Now That We’ve Found Love,” “Sense of Purpose”) headlines this family-friendly festival also featuring Bob Marley’s grandsons Jo Mersa and Yohan Marley, plus Miami global fusion band The Baboons performing in support of its new CD, “Spanglish.”
Details: 2 p.m. Saturday at North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.brownpapertickets.com; $20 presale, $30 at the door, free for 12 and under.
MEMORIES OF ELVIS
Big Las Vegas-style show celebrates the incredible story of “the shy humble country boy who became the King of Rock-n-Roll” with highlights of the stages of Presley’s iconic career: the 1950s, the movies, the black leather ’68 Comeback, the white fringe ’70s shows and more, all backed by a dynamic band, singers and dancers. MacDonald is the only Elvis tribute artist ever hired to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel.
Details: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $55.
MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Emmy-winning comedian and actor (“Arrested Development”) brings his dry, sarcastic, brutally honest stand-up genius to the stage for his first tour in six years.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $26-$36.
CAETANO VELOSO & GILBERTO GIL
Two friends whose diverging paths have always remained at the forefront of modern Brazilian culture reunite for a rare and intimate acoustic guitar duo, performing tracks from their new live album plus classic tracks from their 50-year history.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $20.50-$75.
Majestic British hard-rock band led by the thunderous vocals of Ian Astbury that hit it big in the ’80s with hits such as “She Sells Sanctuary,” “Fire Woman” and “Love Removal Machine” takes the stage in support of its 10th studio album, “Hidden City.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35.50-$285.50.
Sunday, April 17
TV fans know the cool, calm and collected Sykes from her deadpan role as Barb on the late, great sitcom “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” But she cut her teeth doing stand-up – in fact, in 2009, she became both the first black woman and openly gay person to be chosen as the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$60.
Up-and-coming pop-R&B singer who opened for Ed Sheeran in 2013 now headlines her own tour in support of her debut album “Unbreakable Smile,” which hit No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and features the hits “Nobody Love” and “Should’ve Been Us.”
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.25-$122.75.
POST POP DEPRESSION TOUR
The Godfather of Punk takes the stage along with Queens of the Stone Age founder, singer, guitarist and songwriter Joshua Homme, who co-wrote and produced Iggy’s new album, “Post Pop Depression.” Of course, you’ll hear tried and true hits as well, including “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “Search and Destroy,” “No Fun,” “Lust For Life,” “Candy,” “The Passenger” and “Real Wild Child.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $64.50-$105.
AN EVENING WITH
Best-selling humorist celebrates the paperback release of “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” with a selection of all-new readings and recollections, plus a Q&A session and post-show book signing.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $68.89-$77.43.
free for all
EARTH DAY AT PINECREST GARDENS
NOON-4 P.M. SUNDAY: Day of educational fun for the entire family celebrates our planet with workshops, planting activities and sales, an eco-fashion show, green vendors, wildlife shows, crafts for kids, local school performances and ladybug releases; Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org.