Miami's Ten Can't-Miss Concerts of the Week
Peppa Pig may be a pink animated character who hangs out with her British pig family and animal friends, but in the toddler world, she's the Beyoncé of Pre-K. And this week, Peppa and her fam will be making a live appearance at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Featuring original music, singing, dancing, and jumping in muddy puddles, this will basically be — as pointed out by New Times — "the toddler equivalent of a Pink Floyd laser show."
See the New World Symphony like you've never seen it before.
Photo by Ciara Osorio
9. PULSE: White Out the New World Symphony with DJ Le Spam and the Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre. Conducted by Christian Reif. Friday, January 22, 9 p.m. New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-673-3331; nws.edu/new-world-center. Tickets cost $40 plus fees via nws.edu.
Experience a "truly unique and inspiring evening that melds the two worlds of orchestral and dance" as the New World Symphony joins forces with DJ Le Spam of Spam Allstars and the Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre for Pulse: White Out. Going down at the New World Center, attendees are encouraged to wear all white as the South Beach music hall transforms into a late-night lounge with club-style lighting and video projections.
8. Seaside Sessions: Christian Scott and Hailu Mergia with the Aaron Lebos Reality. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Saturday, January 23, 7 to 11 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; northbeachbandshell.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via eventbrite.com.
If you missed last week's Seaside Sessions with Marco Benevento, you can still catch the second show of the Rhythm Foundation's three-part concert series with master trumpeter Christian Scott, and Ethiopian keyboardist and accordionist, Hailu Mergia.
7. Friday Nite Live with Bloodshot Bill, Dex Romweber, and others. Presented by Cheap Miami, Gramps, and Radio-Active Records. Friday, January 22, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5.
Get your dose of rockabilly from the one and only "Creature From the Sky," Bloodshot Bill. "The greasy-haired, foot-stomping, guitar-strangling Canadian wailer has" — as told to New Times — "been banned from the United States. He's rock 'n' rolled a naked dance party. He's even taken a bath in a tub once full of body parts." And this week, he'll be returning to the good 'ol Sunshine State for his sophomore gig at Gramps.
6. Avenue J Music Festival with Alex Clare, Moshav, Zusha, and Sea Den. Sunday, January 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-6866; thebarnacle.org. Tickets cost $18 to $36 plus fees via ticketleap.com.
Alex Clare is an award-winning artist best known for his 2011 Billboard smash hit, "Too Close" and collaborative work with Rudimental, but the British singer is also a former chef and Orthodox Jew. And this week, the singer — along with L.A.-based Israeli indie rockers, Moshav, Hasidic folk-soul band, Zusha, and Miami's Sea Den — will be making his way to the Grove for a headlining performance at the Avenue J Music Festival.
5. Groove Cruise with Bingo Players, Sander Van Doorn, Dada Life, Dash Berlin, Markus Shulz, and others. Friday to Tuesday, January 22 to 26. Aboard the Norwegian Pearl, departing from Port of Miami, 1015 N. America Way, Miami. Tickets cost $1,049 to $1,869 plus fees via thegroovecruise.com/miami.
Fist-pump your way across the Caribbean with Bingo Players, Sander Van Doorn, Dada Life, and all the uhntz-uhntz junkies aboard the Groove Cruise. But If you plan on partying it up non-stop (which, of course, is presumably why you would want to go on an EDM cruise), you better slow down and take the advice of GC founder, Jason Beukema: "Pace yourself."
4. Art Department with Hardline. Presented by Link Miami Rebels. Friday, January 22, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-6666; trademia.com. Tickets cost $20 to $30 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up.
Kenny Glasgow may have announced his departure from Art Department back in 2015, but don't be "[Caught] By Surprise" — Jonny White is still on top of his DJ game. Check him out as he brings his latest dance tunes to Trade.
3. An Evening with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Tuesday, January 19, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $59.50 to $80.50 plus fees via livenation.com.
Macklemore may have his fair share of haters who criticize him for trying too hard and using his white privilege to appropriate black culture, but the "Downtown" rapper is doing good, fun, and positive things his own way. So chill out and let Mackelmore live his life, bro.
Coming from the Miami built on drug money and the hustle of the working classes, whether white or black, Caribbean or South American, Trick Daddy is — and will forever be — a legend. Watch him as he reps the city during his rap gig on the glitzier side of town at Rec Room.
1. Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour. Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, 8 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $40 to $355 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
After an extended five-month delay, Madonna is finally coming for all you Rebel Hearts, Miami. The Queen of Pop's two-night stand at the American Airlines Arena was originally scheduled for August 2015, but due to being behind schedule in pre-production and rehearsal, the "bad bitch" announced she would be postponing what was supposed to be her tour kickoff. And now, the time has finally come to see the pop icon live in action.
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