Weekend Recommender: November 8-11
November 08, 2012 | by —LIANA LOZADA
photography by Guiliano Bekor | Homepage
Macy Gray will perform new songs and hit singles at Arsht this Thursday
Thursday, November 8, 6–10 p.m.
More than 20 Coral Gables restaurants will grill out for the second annual Burgerliscious Festival at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park. Samuel Adams and Brown-Forman will pour libations while The Stage helps kick off Miami Music Month with a performance by DJ Mayner and Mad World Orchestra. For $50, you can try six sliders with two Sam Adams beers, and for $100, you can try unlimited sliders with two Sam Adams beers and gain access to the Jack Daniel’s VIP lounge. Note to vegetarians: there will be fish and veggie burger options. 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; burgerliscious.com
Macy Gray at Arsht
Thursday, November 8, 8:30 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center’s Live at Knight concert series continues with a performance by two-time Grammy-winner Macy Gray. The raspy songstress and budding actress will belt tunes from her latest album, Covered, as well the ’90s hits that made her a household name. Tickets begin at $35. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-468-2228; arshtcenter.org
Lisa Lampanelli at The Fillmore
Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
The Celebrity Apprentice star and self-proclaimed "Queen of Mean" will flex her infamously sharp tongue at The Fillmore. Lampanelli leaves no taboo topic untouched—and you can bet she’ll have a few words on the recent presidential election. Tickets are $45.75. 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com
Miami Book Fair International Opening Day
Sunday, November 11, 4 p.m.
Now in its 29th year, the Miami Book Fair International kicks off its weeklong residency at The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami-Dade College. Festivities begin with an inaugural ceremony, followed by speaking engagements with journalist Tom Wolfe and design duo Ruben and Isabel Toledo. For a full list of event locations and times, visit miamibookfair.com.