Take a break from heckling the GOP candidates in town and sneak in some arts, music, and culture this weekend. Our city offers plenty of dance events, a new farmers market in the arts district, and mop-haired hipsters rocking out at Revolution. And if you drop the green to get into Rick Ross's birthday bash, don't forget to bring a gift. But what do you get the rapper who has nearly everything?
Why Patterns & Recess
Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theater
Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.
Choreographer Jonah Bokaer collaborates with Miami native and visual artist Daniel Arsham for Why Patterns & Recess, two dance performance premieres at the Arsht Center. The set is designed by Arsham and his architectural design firm, Snarkitechure. Look for their sculptural work at the new Marlins stadium.
Armand Van Helden Arkadia Friday, 11 p.m. Tickets: $40 This DJ and producer has been on the domestic and international club circuit since the pre-rave days of the late 80s. Remember this one from 1996? "The Funk Phenomena":
Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band American Airlines Arena Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets: $49.75 to $154.80 The legacy of singer-songwriter and career beach bum Jimmy Buffet is somewhat watered-down by his ever-growing Margaritaville brand and Cheeseburger in Paradise chain of restaurants. Purge the earworm of "Margaritaville" and images of bloated Parrotheads in Hawaiian shirts from your head by watching this 1975 video of Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band in their original form -- cocaine, beards, guitar riffs and all:
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 to $50
Tigertail and the Florida Dance Association present three works by Axis Dance Company, a troupe made up of able and disabled dancers. See them perform "The Narrowing" by Sebastian Grubb, "Light Shelter" by David Dorfman, and the Florida premiere of "Full of Words" by British choreographer, Marc Brew. Read an interview with Axis artistic director Judith Smith here.
The Kills Revolution Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets: $32.75 Alison Mosshart, formerly of Florida punk band Discount, is one half of The Kills with Brit rocker Jamie Hince. Together they've released four albums, garnering this praise from Pitchfork: "Their poses are balanced with enough genuine emotion to approach the sum of their influences; they play with more style and flair than almost any band in a scene where the former is usually all that matters."
Girls' Club Collection
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale gallery Girls' Club is hosting a series of feminist chick flicks to coincide with their "Re-framing the Feminine" exhibit. This Saturday they'll screen Office Killer, a Cindy Sherman-directed film in which Molly Ringwald murderously flips out at work. Miami artist Jillian Mayer's Guggenheim-winning short "Scenic Jogging" will also screen.
572 NW 23rd Street
Sunday, 12 p.m.
Visit the first-ever Wynwood Green on Sunday, a farmer's market and venue for eco demonstrations and workshops.
Rick Ross's Birthday Bash
Sunday, 11 p.m.
Tickets: $50 for woman, $100 for men
Diddy hosts Rick Ross's birthday party this Sunday at Amnesia. Can you believe this little guy is already 36 years old??