Weekend Recommender: March 21-24
Much ado about Miami Music Week, Fela! opens at Arsht, and more!
March 21, 2013
Fela! comes to Adrienne Arsht Center through Sunday
Spring Equinox Dinner
Thursday, March 21, 8 p.m.
Celebrate spring's official a six course Spring Equinox Prix Fixe Dinner at The Dutch. Chef de cuisine Conor Hanlon and guest chef Brad Kilgore (formerly of Azul, Exit 1, and Route 9) are cooking a bountiful, seasonal feast. Courses include hand-rolled ricotta gnudi, roasted leg of lamb, and a surprise dessert platter. Tickets are $125 per person and an additional $60 with wine pairing. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3095
Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places
Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, 8–11:30 p.m.
The Florida Grand Opera takes over The Stage Miami to present “Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places.” The weekend pop-up performance will include productions of Tango, by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, and María de Buenos Aires, by Ástor Piazzolla. Doors open at 8 p.m., followed by a live band and pre-show until 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, general admission only. 170 N.E. 38th At., Miami; fgo.org
Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24
This exuberant and powerful musical follows the life of Afrobeat legend and Nigerian activist Fela Kuti. The show’s interactive performance celebrates Kuti’s life and influence through song and dance, riveting imagery, social commentary, and playful comedy. Produced by Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett, Jay-Z, and Questlove, the show also stars Destiny's Child alum Michelle Williams. Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722
Dim Mak Pool Party
Thursday, March 21, NOON–10 p.m.
Hit the Raleigh Hotel pool for ten hours of music hosted by Dim Mak. DJs on slate include Steve Aoki, Datsik, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sidney Samson, and more. 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Ultra Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, March 22-24
Ultra’s second jam-packed EDM weekend hits Bayfront Park, welcoming three days of sets by the world’s biggest DJs. Among the weekend highlights are Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, and Avicii. 301 N. Biscayne Blvd.
Bed Head Hotel
Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, 2–8 p.m.
The Gale South Beach is being converted into the bass-bumping Bed Head Hotel, complete with branded styling sessions and surprise guests. Things kick off Friday with an appearance by Tommie Sunshine & Friends. Saturday welcomes a pool party hosted by Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire (aka Major Lazer), among others. The hotel takeover is open to the public, though online RSVP is required. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Refune Records at WALL
Friday, March 22, 10 p.m.
Refune Records, founded by Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso, welcomes Alesso, Otto Knows, and more to fuel the beats inside the W South Beach hot spot. Saturday night's party also marks the label's 10 year anniversary. 2201 Collins Ave., 305-938-3130