This Weekend: Rihanna, Robert Plant, Kyle Cease, and Miami Spice

With no tropical storm in sight, tuck into a sunny weekend scored by Rihanna and Robert Plant, tickled by Kyle Cease, and sustained by Miami Spice and lots of obscure Japanese snacks.


  • Miami's local bands (Deaf Poets, Sirens & Sealions, Animal Tropical) will play a benefit show tonight for Michael Lum. He was hit by a car last week while riding his bike, leaving him in critical condition with no health insurance. Pay $6 to hear good music at Harvey's at the American Legion, and you could help with his medical bills.
  • Community theater tackles notions of sanity and greed in weekend performances of Crazy Mary.
  • "Why are beer companies always trying convince us how cold their beers is - isn't that up to us?" Hear more astute observations from comedian Kyle Cease at the Miami Improv this weekend.


  • She gave us the 2005 breakout hit "Pon de

    Replay" and the 2007 earworm "Umbrella." Now, Rihanna, that lovable pop queen

    from Barbados, stops at the American Airline Arena on Saturday for her

    Last Girl on Earth Tour. She'll be joined by Travis McCoy.

  • Led

    Zepplin's Robert Plant brings his tousled blond locks, bare chest, and

    arena rock prowess to the Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday. Read

    our Q&A with Mr. Plant here.  BONUS: Here's an awesome video of a younger Plant in a leather bolero jacket rolling around in the dessert:

  • Get your auto eroticism on

    this weekend at the Remix Award Tour Car Show & Competition at Sun Life Stadium. Leer

    at custom cars, street bikes, and bikini babes in this celebration of all

    thing automotive.

  • Miami Spice, that month of

    almost-affordable good eatin', kicks off on Saturday with a culinary

    party at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Sample good eats from

    Miami's best restaurants, get your cookbooks singed, and meet hometown

    celebrity chefs.


  • It's cheaper than a

    flight to Japan, so trek to Broward's Tate's Comics for their semiannual

    (and free!) Japanese Snack Tasting. Binge on pocky (biscuit stick

    coated with chocolate), kappa ebisen (shrimp chips), and nori (seaweed)


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