Know when to Fold ‘em
beauty and indie culture,” illustrated, literally, on the pierced and tattooed skin of a confidently provocative squad of young women for the past 16 years, now looks like another trip to the mall. But, in #MeToo 2018, their cool self-assurance is attractive for reasons having nothing to do with bared skin. SuicideGirls perform their “Star Wars”-meets-“Stranger Things” Blackheart Burlesque revue 9 p.m. Saturday in the backstage Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Tickets cost $28. Visit BlackheartBurlesque.com.
It’s not really a Miami party until Paris Hilton shows up. The doyenne of celebrity DJ trendiness will perform on Saturday at the SLS South Beach hotel on a bill with the ladies of Nervo, DJ Chuckie and Jax Jones. OnValentine’s Day, Hilton released a new single, “I Need You.” Tickets start at $150. Visit Facebook.com/SLSSouthBeach.
If you are looking for a palate-cleanser after all that probing digital entertainment, be ready for the Nu Deco Ensemble at Miami’s Arsht Center on Thursday when they will collaborate with the talented and irreverent Ben Folds on the music of Queen and Stravinsky. Tickets starts at $20. Visit ArshtCenter.org.
The most famous dancer in Miami this side of Ultra, the swaying woman on the side of the InterContinental Miami, will make way for two romantics to pop the question on the 19-story digital canvas that lights up the side of the building each night. The hotel is looking for the best “how we met” story, with two winning couples getting to customize a scrolling message on the hotel’s massive LEDdisplay, followed by a complimentary stay at the hotel and champagne. Story submissions can be made through April 10 at Facebook.com/InterContinentalMiami.
Like pretty much everything, beer is better with women. The second annual FemAle Brew Fest, a celebration of women in the brewing industry 2-8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza (Andrews and Las Olas), will include beer from 30 breweries, 18 vendors, four bands and the women and men who love them. The music will come from the Mona Lisa Tribe, Summer Gill, Dyna Edyne, Drawing Bored and DJ La Trice Perry. Local breweries involved include Funky Buddha, LauderAle, Prosperity, Invasive Species, Accomplice, Due South, Tarpon River, Concrete Beach, Barrel of Monks, NightLife and others. Tickets start at $15, with a portion of proceeds going to the Pink Boots Society and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Visit FemaleBrewFest.com.
The write man
South Florida muralist Renda Writer will be making his text-based art at Lost Weekend in West Palm Beach 5-10 p.m. Sunday, as part of Bohemïa AG’s MIXTAPE series. Happy-hour drinks are half-price 5-8 p.m. Adventurous conversation with the globetrotting Writer is free. Visit Facebook.com/RendaWriter.
Struts and shocks
At some point, the annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival, returning to the field at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater11a. m.-10 p.m. Saturday, may be better known for the debauchery than the craw. This year’s music lineup is led by English glam rockers the Struts, on a short list of bands that have opened for the Rolling Stones and Motley Crue. Other performers include Anders Osbourne, Maggie Koerner, Dash Rip Rock, Bonerama Brass Band, Otis Cadillac, the Trongone Band and Southern Avenue. Tickets start at $40. Visit CrawDebauchery.com.
Take the kids
The Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale at 10:30 a.m. today will open the new outdoor Science Park you’ve watched go up along Broward Boulevard the past few months. The space, part of the second phase of the museum's $35 million expansion, will offer hands-on learning of principles in physics, engineering and other disciplines. But they had me at “tennis-ball launcher.” Museum admission costs $16, $13 for ages 2-12. Visit MODS.org.
Take the kids II
This is your last weekend to take in the 25th annual edition of the UniverSoul Circus, set up at Miramar Regional Park through Sunday and offering a uniquely multicultural lineup of performers from Trinidad and Tobago, Gabon, South Africa, Ethiopia, China, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and the United States. They had me at Peru’s Giant Wheel of Death. Tickets start at $10 for morning shows, $20 for nights and weekends. Visit UniverSoulCircus.com.