These are tough times for compassion and humanity, and that was before Mary Tyler Moore left us. If you grew up in a certain era, in the warm re-running glow of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and her eponymous sitcom, with its gently subversive brand of feminism, she really did turn the world on with her smile. She’s gone, but love is all around.
South Florida roots-rock icon Charlie Pickett will top a bill with fellow mold-breakers Locos Por Juana, Deaf Poets and RaRa Rock Roots Rasin for Hollywood Healing Haiti, a free concert at the ArtsPark in Hollywood Sunday afternoon that will raise money to support the Project Papillon Orphanage and Community Youth Center in Port-au-Prince, which serves children affected by HIV and AIDS. The 1-5 p.m. event, which includes children’s activities, food, raffles and a pop-up art fair curated by Hollywood artist Alissa Alfonso, also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Hollywood CARES for Haiti, a nonprofit partnership between Temple Beth El and First Presbyterian Church. Also of interest, Deaf Poets this week released the throbbing single “Celestine” (info: DeafPoets.net), which can only sound more urgent performed live. Deserving of a good word for sponsoring Hollywood Healing Haiti are Calder Casino, Children's Medical Center, Love Hope Prosper, Radio-Active Records, Little Swimmers and OXXO Care Cleaners. Info: Facebook.com/HCForHaiti.
DRINK FOR GOOD
There are many places to stop during the monthly downtown Fort Lauderdale art walk sprawling across FAT Village, Flagler Village and the MASS District on Saturday night. High on your list should be Cocktails for Humanity’s pop-up bar at General Provision (525 NW First Ave.), a 6-11 p.m. gathering fueled by craft cocktails and beers (courtesy Islamorada Beer Co.). Called Operation Cocktail, the evening is a benefit for the United Way of Broward County's Mission United, which supports U.S. military service members, veterans and their families in Broward County with employment services, legal assistance, financial services, education, health and housing support. Info: Facebook.com/CocktailsForHumanity.
The bucolic Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery in Lake Worth (5926 Fearnley Road) will offer its Live and Unplugged series 7-11 p.m. Saturday with a performance by the Grammy-nominated, North Carolina-based (formerly of Brooklyn) Americana band Yarn. The quartet in 2016 released the optimistically titled album “This Is the Year,” which the roots-music site No Depression calls “a seamless blend of vibrant, inspired, back-porch melodies and narrative … its descriptive lyrics detail the challenges faced when one’s life is jolted off its bearings.” Wine, kombucha and cider will be available by the glass, and Oliver Frost (Paradise Pizza) will be serving his slow-fermentation pies. Farm tours and tastings will continue until 6 p.m. Admission $5 (free for Uber and taxi users). Info: Facebook.com/SonsAndDaughtersFarm.
WALL OF JOY
A Mexican-American band based in Los Angeles, the members of La Santa Cecilia have much to ponder in these border-close-minded times. But in their heart and soul and music, La Santa Cecilia are about spreading an infectious joyfulness with a buoyant mix of pan-American, alt-rock rhythms. The Grammy winners perform during Festival Miami 8 p.m. Friday in the Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami. Tickets: $25-$45. Info: FestivalMiami.com.
The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, this weekend devoting that crazy-big IMAX screen to “Resident Evil: Final Chapter 3D,” is scheduled on Feb. 3 to begin showing “La La Land,” poised to dominate the upcoming Oscars with 14 nominations. Info: MODS.org. On a smaller scale, check your neighborhood cineplex for “Fences,” the adaptation of August Wilson’s deeply moving story about family, prejudice and middle-class struggle (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are very deserving of their Oscar nominations), and “Lion,” the achingly poignant, fact-based portrait of a lost boy that evolves into a modern conversation about immigration, resiliency and cultural identity. Dev Patel (leading a cast that includes Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman) is nominated for a supporting-actor Oscar.
HARD ROCK LOVE
Still need a Valentine’s Day gift? Perhaps she’ll go for tickets to catch an April 5 Hard Rock Live concert by Duran Duran, who sold out quickly last April at Miami’s Bayfront Park. The show was just added to the tail end of the tour for the excellent 2016 “Paper Gods” album, produced by Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson. Debuting on Billboard at No. 10, it was the band’s highest charting album in more than two decades. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at MyHRL.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices are $55, $80, $100, $130 and $235. Info: DuranDuran.com.
RYAN ADAMS LOVE
The first three singles Ryan Adams has released from his forthcoming album “Prisoner” look at love and a human connection from different points of view. Each benefits from Adams’ care in aligning words in just the right relationship to one another. On the ballad “To Be Without You,” Adams distills his wistful loneliness into a single, beautiful line: “Lying in the bed, you are so much to be without.” Tickets for Adams’ March 10 concert at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com.
Matisyahu’s boundless search for enlightenment and community is coming to Boca Raton, where he will open his recently announced national tour on March 2 at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $65 and are available at BocaBlackBox.com. The tour supports Matisyahu’s EP, “Release the Bound,” a superb five-song collection that draws inspiration from all over the map, braiding elements of rock ’n’ roll, dancehall, R&B and EDM. The singer follows his hip-hop impulses on “Wanderer,” a twangy down-tempo meditation about the elusiveness of a creative spirit. On the shimmery “Tornado,” Matisyahu sings over swirls of plinks and percussion created by electronic artist the Polish Ambassador, while the closing track, “Carry Me,” is a delicious duel with Brooklyn-based Colombian pop duo Salt Cathedral. Info: MatisyahuWorld.com.
Friday is all about good vibrations as the Tacos and Hip-Hop party returns to the alley at Subculture Coffee in downtown West Palm Beach at 7 p.m. The sounds will come courtesy Selecta Steve and Ddubz (outside) and Dan Read (inside), with tacos by Zipitios (as always) and liquid refreshments from Magic Hat. Admission is free for ages 21 and older, $5 ages 18-20. Info: Sub-Culture.org.
Miami Dolphins great Kim Bokamper, joined by guest bartender and current Dolphins star Kiko Alonso, will tap the first kegs of Bo's Brew Pale Ale Friday night at Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale. Crafted by the experts at Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Bo’s Brew will be available for 58 cents (matching Bokamper’s uniform number) from 6 to 7 p.m. Info: Facebook.com/BokampersFortLauderdale, SaltwaterBrewery.com.
Classic Album Sundays brings another audiophile listening party to Miami’s Sweat Records this weekend with a salute to Beck’s 2002 album “Sea Change,” followed by Van Morrison’s iconic “Astral Weeks.” Co-sponsored by Deja Vu Audio South, the equipment on display includes: Audio Note T1 turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage speakers and Audio Note Lexus cables. The snackage on display includes: free PBR and free pizza. The music begins at 5 p.m. Tickets: $6 advance, $10 at the door. Info: SweatRecordsMiami.com.
Is there such a thing as too much music in Miami this weekend? Poplife’s inaugural F+M Festival is Saturday and Sunday in the park at the North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach, with Hot Chip, Los Amigos Invisibles, Slow Magic, Amtrac, Tremends, Arthur Baker and Steven A. Clark performing Saturday and Bomba Estero, Ghostface Killah, Nosaj Thing, Jacuzzi Boys, Mr. Pauer, Millionyoung, Native Youth and others on Sunday. Tickets cost $45 each day, with two-day passes starting at $85. Info: FMFestival.com. … Meanwhile, the 10th anniversary edition of the Life in Color festival, billed as “the world’s largest paint party,” is at Mana Wynwood on Saturday with headliners Diplo, Young Thug, Marshmello and Carnage. Doors for the 16-and-older event open at 2 p.m. Tickets: $67.49-$109. Info: LICMiami.com.
BACH TO BACH
Miami’s youthful Grammy-nominated choral ensemble Seraphic Fire joins forces for two Arsht Center performances with the Cleveland Orchestra 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, singing the three cantatas in the Bach portion of the “Bach and Bruckner” program. The concerts will feature mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano. Tickets: $39-$183. Info: ClevelandOrchestra.com/Miami.
The Riverwalk Chili Cook Off returns to Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale noon-4 p.m. Saturday, with live music, vendors and an army of chili booths manned by teams working to raise money for a local charity. Admission is free, with a $5 charge to sample multiple entries and help with the balloting to choose the best. Knowing how you roll, be aware that the VIP Chill Zone is an adults-only area where guests get six chili tastings, eight adult beverage samples, free soft drinks and shaded seating for $30 advance, $40 at the gate. Info: GoRiverwalk.com.
Boca Raton’s Barrel of Monks Brewing is coordinating with Bacon Boxes 1-4 p.m. Sunday to offer flights of its craft beer paired with, yes, bacon. Each $15 flight includes four 4-ounce pours of Barrel of Monks’ Belgian-inspired ale and four bacons. Info: BaconBoxes.com/Flights.
This weekend brings your last chance to catch Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities,” in the blue-and-yellow big-top tent next to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. After “Kurios” was extended three weeks, final performances are 4:30 and 8 p.m. Friday- Saturday and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices range from $39 to $160. Info: CirqueDuSoleil.com/Kurios.
OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS
Music director and conductor Eduardo Marturet leads the Miami Symphony Orchestra in a free pop-up concert in the Palm Court in the Design District 5 p.m. Friday (TheMiSO.org) … The Holidazed unleash their psychedelic reggae at Bangin’ Banjo Brewing in Boca Raton 8 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/BanginBanjoBrewing) … Palo! brings the Cubano funk to Oakland Park's Music on Main Street event 7-10 p.m. Friday (GoPalo.com) … Eddy Balzola and Oriente are at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami 8 p.m. Friday (MoCANoMi.org) ... Ricky Valido (Hialeah Hillbillies) plays the Backyard Concert Series at America's Backyard in Fort Lauderdale 8 p.m. Friday (MyAmericasBackyard.com) … Sophie Sputnik (Killmama) and DJ Mike Locke create the indie soundtrack at Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge in Fort Lauderdale beginning at 8 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/SophieSputnik) … Problem Kids celebrate the release of the album "Caribbean Slang" 8 p.m. Saturday at Wynwood Yard (Facebook.com/ProblemKids305) … Crazy Fingers celebrates the Chinese New Year at the Thirsty Gecko in Davie 7 p.m. Saturday (CrazyFingers.net) … Nighttime Travelers play Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co. in Miami 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Facebook.com/NighttimeTravelers).