This week in Miami, there was a problem in the space-time continuum. It’s 2008, Barack Obama is president, your companion T-Mobile is buzzing, and you have five seasons of breaking Bad wait with impatience.
Just kidding, but the Black Eyed Peas and Paris Hilton will both be in Magic City this week. Also on the agenda: Lee Foss brings his Repopulate Mars event to Club Space, and Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval gives back-to-back shows at the North Beach Bandshell.
Paris Hilton at E11even
The “Stars Are Blind” singer will perform a late night set at E11even on Thursday, bringing her years of experience in raves, festivals and nightclubs to the mix, as well as her multi-genre style formed under the tutelage. by the late DJ AM and Steve Aoki. Grammy-nominated producer Eric Dlux will also be behind the decks, with resident DJs AM75 and Zeus to round out the lineup. 8 p.m. Thursday, at E11even, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-829-2911; 11miami.com. Tickets cost $ 75 to $ 100 via tixr.com.
Rema at 1-800-Lucky
Nigerian Afrobeat artist Rema visits 1-800-Lucky in Wynwood on Thursday as part of his first-ever tour of the United States. The “Dumebi” singer has worked with some of Nigeria’s greatest artists including WizKid and Burna Boy. Her debut EP 2019 peaked at No. 1 on the Apple Music Nigeria charts. The Dancehall Bashment collective will open the show. 8 p.m. Thursday, at 1-800-Lucky, 143 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-768-9826; 1-800-lucky.com. Tickets cost $ 20 via eventbrite.com.
Black Eyed Peas at the FPL Solar Amphitheater in Bayfront Park
The Black Eyed Peas will give their first live concert after the pandemic on Friday at the FPL Solar Amphitheater in Bayfront Park. Miami is a great destination to showcase the band’s shift to Latin pop. The last album of the trio, Translation, features some of the most requested names in Latin music including Shakira, J Balvin, Ozuna and Maluma. Can’t make it to the event in person? The show will be available to stream in 4K on June 11 via beplive.com. 8 p.m. Friday, June 4 at the FPL Solar Amphitheater in Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; blackeyedpeas.com. Tickets $ 60 to $ 190 via livenation.com.
Repopulate Mars at Club Space
Night owls are invited to party long after dawn when Club Space hosts Repopulate Mars on Friday. Led by label founder Lee Foss, the event has been on hiatus since the start of the pandemic, marking its official comeback. Repopulate Mars recently celebrated its 100th release, Pleasure State’s EP, Break Away, in April. Also on the program: John Summit and Anabel Englund – so don’t expect to be home before noon the next day. 11 p.m. Friday, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $ 80 via clubspace.com.
Meduza and Cassian at Little River Studios
Italian production trio Meduza and independent Australian dance group Cassian will perform at Little River Studio on Saturday for an outdoor mini-festival experience, day or night. Meduza is best known for its 2019 collaboration with British group Goodboys, “Piece of Your Heart,” which won a Grammy Award nomination. Cassian, who is based in Los Angeles, emerged as one of the first artists to sign with Rüfüs Du Sol’s Rose Avenue imprint and has kept a firm footing in the dance scene with his dramatic soundscapes and epic remixes. 5 p.m. Saturday, at Little River Studios, 300 NE 71st St., Miami; littleriverstudios.com; Tickets cost $ 20- $ 70 via eventbrite.com.
Diplo at LIV
EDM king Diplo made the headlines of LIV Saturday night, in part thanks to the Bitcoin conference to be held in Wynwood, bringing with it crypto enthusiasts looking to rampage into the night. The producer released his latest single, “One by One,” starring Elderbrook and Andhim, in April. 11 p.m. Saturday, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $ 150 via tixr.com.
Arturo Sandoval at the North Beach Bandshell
In a show presented by Blue Note Records, Cuban jazz great Arturo Sandoval will bring his incredible mix of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music to the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday and Sunday. The ten Grammy Award winner has recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand, Josh Groban and Tony Bennett. Don’t miss this chance to see it live. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-453-2897; northbeachbandshell.com. Tickets cost $ 75 to $ 690 via northbeachbandshell.com.
Cedric Gervais at Strawberry Moon
The Goodtime Hotel, owned by Pharrell Williams and David Grutman, wasted no time in bringing Strawberry Moon decks up to the top clubs in Miami. This week welcomes Grammy Award-winning DJ Cedric Gervais. The Miami-based French-born producer rose to fame with his remix of “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey. Relax by the pool or head to the dance floor to listen to the tunes. Sunday noon at Strawberry Moon, 601 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-745-8050; strawberrymoonmiami.com. Tickets cost $ 60 to $ 5,000 via tixr.com.
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