13 events to check out in Miami this weekend – July 8-10

Friday, July 8

ALT-ROCK SHOWCASE

BRAND NEW AND MODEST MOUSE

Co-headlining show features Long Island’s Brand New performing tracks from its four studio albums, plus recent singles “Mene” and “I Am a Nightmare”; and legendary Portland, Ore., group Modest Mouse taking the stage in support of its sixth studio album “Strangers to Ourselves,” its first since 2007’s “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.”

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $35.95-$180.

 

FLORIDA PREMIERE

CIRKOPOLIS

Montreal-based acrobatic troupe Cirque Eloize blends the worlds of circus, dance and theater into an eye-popping, family-friendly show with a metropolitan setting that The Stage, UK, described as, “Thrilling, dramatic, astonishing, mesmerizing, simply a dream!” 

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, running through July 31, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $49-$89, VIP $35 extra (includes meet-and-greet with the cast, photo opps and limited-edition merchandise).


BOY GEORGE IS BACK!

CULTURE CLUB

Sexually ambiguous British ‘80s pop phenomenon led by the fabulous Boy George performs hits including “Karma Chameleon,” “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Miss Me Blind,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” “Church of the Poison Mind” and, of course, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” plus tracks from its new album “Tribes” and its first single, “More Than Silence.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster; $49.50-$129.50.

 

A REAL STAND-UP GUY

THEO VON

The host of TBS’ hit weekly hidden-camera prank show “Deal With It” and creator of “crank-texting” performs a stand-up set.

Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $20.

 

SHATTERING STEREOTYPES

BLACK VIOLIN

Classical hip-hop duo from Fort Lauderdale (members Kev Marcus and Wil B both attended Dillard High School of Performing Arts, and performed at Barack Obama’s inauguration) rocks the violin and viola like no one else, infusing classical music with rock, R&B, soul and jazz. They take the stage with turntable-whiz DJ SPS and their drummer in support of their third album, “Stereotypes.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $20-$45, $5 tickets available for students (ages 13-22) at CultureShockMiami.com.

 

Saturday, July 9

MANGO MANIA!

INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL

Love mangos? Annual celebration of the sweet, succulent taste treat returns with this year’s theme, “Mangos of Cuba,” which will explore the rich heritage of tropical fruit in the Caribbean’s largest island. Enjoy the Mangos of the World display, featuring hundreds of different mango cultivars; fresh mango tastings; mango tree sales; gardening and cooking demos; the KidWay education booth; food vendors at Mangoville; and the famed Mango Auction at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org; free with regular garden admission: $25, $18 seniors, $12 kids 6-17, free 5 and under.

 

PUNK IT UP

FLAG

Love Black Flag? Fans of the legendary SoCal hardcore punk band led by iconic singer Henry Rollins that made its mark in the early ‘80s can bask in its glory with this revitalized version featuring founding guitarist Greg Ginn and new singer Mike Vallely.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $20.

THE MIAMI SOUND

SPAM ALLSTARS

Veteran band brings its contemporary blend of Latin, funk, hip-hop and dub to create what it calls an electronic descarga (a lively, improvised jam session consisting of variations on Cuban musical themes).

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach; 561-450-6357 or  www.artsgarage.org; $30-$45.


“A TRIP DOWN MELODY LANE”

DECADES REWIND

From Abba to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind’s eight-piece rock band and six talented singers will bring to life more than 60 songs effortlessly blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;  www.parkerplayhouse.com; $23.50-$38.50.

 

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE

PINK FLOYD’S DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Experience a note-for-note, track-by-track live recreation of one of the greatest rock albums ever made, featuring “Money,” “Breathe,” “Brain Damage” and “Time,” followed by a second set of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits, such as “Wish You Were Here,” “Welcome to the Machine,” “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Comfortably Numb.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $30-$50.

 

FREE FILM SERIES

“GREASE” SING-ALONG

For film buffs who crave timeless tunes, ‘50s culture and a classic teenage love story, ”Grease” is still the word! Sing along to this 1978 musical romantic comedy starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and its songs “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Actor’s Playhouse, Balcony Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; free.

 

IN THE HOUSE

STEVE ANGELLO

Do you miss Swedish House Mafia? Then this is the dance-music event for you, as Angello was a member of the beloved trio famed for dropping big-room anthems. He steps behind the decks in support of his new album “Wild Youth” and its singles “Wasted Love” and “Prisoner.”

Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $60.

 

Sunday, July 10

SUNDAY FUNDAY

MIAMI MARLINS

Cheer on the Fish against the Cincinnati Reds, and the first 5,000 kids will receive a Marlins Kids Wristband Set. Plus, children 12 and under can take part in the traditional Diamond Dash and run the bases after the contest, or partake in the postgame Yoga Day. 

Details: Game time is 1:10 p.m. Sunday; Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.

 

Next Week

DROP THE BASS

FIU SUMMERFEST

Annual electronic dance music concert brings high-energy beats by G.T.A. and Dzeko & Torres, plus foam cannons, special light effects and a wild and crazy crowd.

Details: Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-348-2138; $30-$35, free for FIU students

 

free for all

JAZZ IN THE LOBBY

6:30-9 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Miami Jazz & Film Society presents Dillard High School alum and tenor sax man Ben Stocker (his parents made the film “Sweet Dillard”) and his Quartet performing live jazz; Lobby lounge of the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374- 2444 or  HYPERLINK “http://www.olympiatheater.org” www.olympiatheater.org.

 

 

 

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