CONCERT: Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All Tour
Sam released his debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, in May 2014 and in December 2014 was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four: Best New Artist, “Stay with Me” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Sat Jul 14, 8pm. American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami). Tix from $31. AAArena.com.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: Crystal
This new show explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. 15 performances only!
Jul18–2. BB&T Arena (1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise). Tix from $43. TheBBTCenter.com.
FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building… above the fire line. Skyscraper stars Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, and Noah Taylor.
In theaters Fri Jul 13. Rated PG-13, 1h 42m.
CELEBRATE: WHITNEY’S MUSIC The Greatest Love of All
Wanna dance with somebody? Embark on a heartfelt musical journey celebrating the legendary Whitney Houston through her greatest hits. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of South African songstress Belinda Davids accompanied by a fabulous six-piece live band and dancers.
Fri Jul 13, 8pm. Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave, Ft Lauderdale). Tix $20–$106. BrowardCenter.org.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Colin Jost
The comedian, actor, and screenwriter is best known for his work on SNL, where he has served as a writer since 2005 and “Weekend Update” co-anchor since 2014. As a stand-up comedian, Jost has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon as well as on TBS and HBO.
Sat Jul 14, 8pm. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St, Coconut Creek) Tix $40–$200; SeminoleCoconutCreekCasino.com.
RUBY SLIPPERS: The Wizard of Oz
The enduring 1939 classic about Dorothy (the immortal Judy Garland) and her adventures in the Land of Oz gets the Arsht Center treatment. Dorothy and her friends, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and her little dog Toto do battle with the Wicked Witch of the West as the Miami Symphonic Studio Orchestra performs the tuneful score by Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart.
Sat Jul 14, 2pm and 8pm. Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami). Tix from $35. ArshtCenter.org.
BIG BAND HITS: From the Golden Age
The FWS Jazz Orchestra, a professional ensemble-in-residence at FAU, presents an evening of hits from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. Expect to hear the authentic music of Big Band sensations like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman.
Sat Jul 14 @ 7pm & Sun Jul 15 at 2pm. FAU’s University Theatre (777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton). Tix $12–$25. FAU.edu/ArtsandLetters/Theatre.
MOVIES: The Cakemaker
Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a secret identity, Thomas infiltrates the life of Anat, his lover’s widowed wife. Thomas becomes involved in her life, far beyond his anticipation. To protect the truth, he will stretch his lie to a point of no return. It’s a story about the attempt to put aside definition of nationality, sexuality, and religion.
Opens Fri Jul 13. Coral Gables Art Cinema (260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables). Tix $9–$15. GablesCinema.com.
ANIMALS: Bark at the Park
Enjoy the game with your favorite furry friends! Bring your pup to Marlins Park to celebrate this annual event. Tickets for you and your dog are located in their Vista Level Reserved. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will support the Broward County Humane Society.
Sat Jul 14, 4pm. Marlins Park (501 Marlins Way, Miami). Tix $16 for humans, $10 for dogs. MLB.com/Marlins.
BEER: 8-Year Anniversary Street Party
World of Beer celebrates its anniversary with a 40-keg local tap takeover, featuring specialty kegs from Funky Buddha, Cigar City, Civil Society, Coppertail, Bangin’ Banjos, 81 Bay, Devour, Accomplice, Broski, Barrel of Monks, Prosperity, Mathews and Tampa Bay Brewing Co. There will be live music by Jerriko and Polaroid, plus raffles, games, and a beer tent outside.
Sat Jul 14, 11am–7pm. World of Beer (4437 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek). FREE. WOBUSA.com/CoconutCreek.