Weekend Recommender: May 9-12
May 09, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage
Bryan Fenkart as Henry Calhoun in Memphis
Thursday-Sunday, May 9-12
The underground club scene of mid-century Tennessee comes alive in Memphis. The storyline follows a white radio DJ out to popularize soul music. He quickly falls for a black club singer and the complexities of business, love, and race heat up. This Tony Award-winning musical will close Arsht's Broadway in Miami season.1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722.
George Lopez Book Signing
Saturday, May 11, 4 p.m.
After turning 50, surviving a kidney transplant, going through a divorce, and saying farewell to his late-night show, comedian George Lopez has gained a new lease on life. He'll be signing copies of his new memoir, I'm Not Gonna Lie: And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, this Saturday afternoon at Books & Books Coral Gables. 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-442-4408
Saturday, May 11, 11 p.m.
Superstar producer and music festival headliner Cedric Gervais mans the decks at LIV Nightclub Saturday night. Gervais' appearance will be his first in Miami since heading out on his Asian tour. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Mainly Mozart Festival
Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m.
A performance by the Amernet String Quartet opens the 20th season of the Mainly Mozart Festival inside the Coral Gables Museum. Concerts will take place on Saturdays and Sundays through June 9. Individual show tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance through an online order form. 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-603-8067
See our behind-the-scenes footage from the 'Hobbit' and former 'Lost' actress' shoot.