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Miami Weekend Guide: Yanni, Dick Dale, Gipsy Kings, Paul Oakenfold, Sweatstock, And Blues BBQ

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Forget severe weather storms, the weekend forecast also calls for a showering of cool things to do.

Concerts range from Miami's best at Sweatstock to international favorites likes Yanni and cult icons like Dick Dale.

If you want to give your palette a party in addition to your ears, head to the Fruit and Spice Park for some ribs and country music.

Also check our weekly Indie Cinema Film round-up for arthouse movies playing locally and click on our Around Town live blog for nightlife and event updates.

Gipsy Kings
Friday, 8 p.m.
James L. Knight
Tickets: $48 to $123

The originators of the earwom "Baila Me" hit the James L. Knight Center for their latest flamenco music show in Miami.

Yanni
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall
Tickets: $50 to $120

He sells out venues from The Acropolis in Greece to the Royal Albert Hall in London. See the draw what all the fuss is about when the well-coifed Greek pianist and composer plays the Arsht Center this weekend.

Sweatstock
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Sweat Records
Free

For their third annual block party and concert in honor of national Record Store Day, Sweat Records hosts Sweatstock 2012. Buy some indie wax, see your hipster friends, and take in shows by Afrobeta, Def Poets, and other local melody makers.

Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
Fruit and Spice Park
Admission: $5

For the second annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival, the Fruit & Spice Park will be filled with delicious saucy ribs and briskets as well as performances by Pit Bull Blues Band, the Jay Blues Band, Blackstar, and the Matt Mansfield Band.

Romeo et Juliette
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $25 to $254

After last weekend's preview during Second Saturday Art Walk, the Florida Grand Opera opens their Arsht Center performance of "Romeo et Juliette", starring a real-life opera couple.

Paul Oakenfold
Saturday, 11 p.m.
Amnesia
Tickets: $30

With over 30 years behind the decks, Paul Oakenfold brings his turntable prowess to Amnesia Miami.

Dick Dale
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Chuchill's
Tickets: $20 or $25

South Florida bands like Surfer Blood and Jacuzzi Boys should pay tribute to the man behind their surf guitar sounds -- Dick Dale. The surf rocker comes to back to Miami this weekend with a show at Churchill's.

Watch below for Dick Dale playing the Vagabond last summer: