The annual weeklong celebration, produced by the National Task Force, that takes over Miami Beach to raise money for good causes. There is nothing like partying and knowing that the money id for charity.
Feb 27- March 5, many venues and events; WinterParty.com.
There are only a handful of artists that can go by one name, and this is definitely one of the best. The high-flying pop star, hit-making machine, feminist icon and motherhood role model brings her latest tour to South Florida in support of her “Beautiful Trauma” release.
ICON – Paul Anka
Presents: Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way. A note from Paul: The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra. It will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 60th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!
Monday, March 4; 8pm; Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale); Tic: $33.75-$145; BrowardCenter.org.
COMEDIAN – Ron White
He is best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed “Tater Salad”, he is the author of the book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn’t Have the Ability, which appeared on the New York Times best seller list.
Thursday, February 28, 8pm; Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); Tix: $35, $55, and $75; seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES – Jeremy Jordan
Star of stage and screen, Jeremy, is happy to be a part of the Broadway Concert Series. Jordan made his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages in 2009 and has held roles in West Side Story and Newsies for which he received a Tony nomination as Best Actor in a Musical for this star-making role. He also earned a Grammy nomination for the Newsies cast album. On TV, Jordan held a regular role on NBC’s hit series Smash while still starring in Newsies. Jeremy has performed his solo cabaret show, “Breaking Character” in clubs around the country.
Wed, March 6; 8pm; Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St, Aventura); Tix: $45-$49; Aventuracenter.org.
MOVIES – A Madea Family Funeral
A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets. This comedy stars Courtney Burrell, Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely, and Cassi Davis.
Premieres Friday, March 1, Rated PG-13.
TV – American Idol
The hit reality singing competition returns in March, after famously getting rebooted last year. Its roster of past contestants have gone on to become household names (Kelly! Carrie! Jennifer!), so we can’t wait to see who will join the ranks next. Just like last year, the judging panel will consist of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie. Ryan Seacrest returns to host, too. One notable change is the addition of Bobby Bones as the show’s official in-house mentor. Last year, he only mentored the top 24, but in the coming season, he’ll be a mainstay throughout the whole run.
Sunday March 3; 8pm; ABC
DANCE – Los Vivancos –
This group is composed of six brothers with a strong and loyal commitment to their ultimate passion, flamenco, which they studied at the prestigious Barcelona Spanish Dance Conservatory. As individual artists they have worked as solo dancers for Rafael Aguilar, the Scottish Royal Ballet and Joaquín Cortés and the group was seen in a critically-acclaimed guest performance on “Dancing With The Stars.”
Asian Culture Festival
The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami is offering South Floridians the opportunity to experience Japanese culture and traditions firsthand during this 29th edition of this festival that includes food, music, Taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko, dance, demonstrations of Iaido and Kendo, art and much more, and attracts 15,000 attendees each year.
Sat, March 2 and Sun, March 3; 10am-5pm; Fruit & Spice Park (24801 S.W. 187th Ave. in Homestead); Tix: $12; asianculturefestival.net.
THEATER – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find happiness, check out the crowd-pleasing classic. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, and from wild optimism to utter despair. Through it all, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang stays true
Thurs, February 28 through Sunday, March 10; Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Thurs, March 14 through Sun, March 17; Aventura Arts & Cultural Center; Tix: slowburntheatre.org.