Things to do in Miami this weekend - Aug. 23-25

 

Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Aug. 23

LATIN KING
MARC ANTHONY

Grammy-winner and best-selling tropical salsa artist of all time commands the stage for two nights in support of his new album, “3.0,” his first original salsa album in more than 10 years.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $59-$179.

THE QUEEN OF COMEDY
SOMMORE

Half-sister of actress Nia Long who serves up the perfect mix of class and sass does stand-up as part of her Chandelier Status Weekend.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653 or www.improvftl.com; $25.

MIAMI PREMIERE
THE TONTONS

Up-and-coming Houston indie-rock band – led by sultry singer Asli Omar – turns this century-old bar into a hipster dance-rock party.
Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $10, no cover before 9 p.m.

DESTROYING DANCE FLOORS
DJ CARNAGE

L.A. producer and Miami’s Ultra Music Festival favorite brings his dirty mix of electro, hip-hop and “festival trap” to the decks of the hottest mega-club in South Beach.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $35.
 

Saturday, Aug. 24

KICKIN’ UP DUST TOUR
SLIGHTLY STOOPID

San Diego stoner band that mixes rock, reggae, hip-hop, funk, punk, blues and just about everything else teams up with Minneapolis hip-hop collective Atmosphere.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $35.

PURPLE AT THE CORE
SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS

Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman belts out hits from the classic STP albums “Core” and “Purple,” including “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” “Wicked Garden,” “Creep,” “Big Empty,” “Vasoline,” “Pretty Penny” and “Interstate Love Song.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster; $28.50.

IN THE HOUSE
TOMMY LEE

Drummer for the legendary glam-metal band Motley Crue discovered the joys of electronic music several years ago, and alongside frequent partner DJ Aero brings you dirty electro and house beats.
Details: 11 p.m. at Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; www.wantickets.com; $20.
 

Sunday, Aug. 25

IN A WORLD LIKE THIS TOUR
BACKSTREET BOYS

After two decades, the best-selling boy band in history returns in support of its eighth studio album, “In a World Like This,” but you’ll also hear all the hits, including “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” and, of course, “I Want It That Way.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $35-$115.

Next Week

MIAMI TOWER FILM SERIES
GRETA GARBO

The Miami Jazz & Film Society presents two classic films starring the incomparable Greta Garbo – “Queen Christina” (1933) and “Anna Karenina” (1935). Reception with snacks and beverages at 5 p.m.; films begin at 6:15.
Details: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Miami Tower, 19th-floor auditorium, 100 SE 2nd St., Miami; www.miamijazzsociety.com; free.

“FREEK SHOW”
TWIZTID

Detroit hip-hop duo that spits out a form of “horrorcore” music similar to the Insane Clown Posse storms the stage in support of its new independent EP, “A New Nightmare.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.

AUTHOR EVENT
EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Award-winning Miami author of the best-selling novels “Brother, I’m Dying” and “The Dew Breaker” discusses her latest dramatic work, “Claire of the Sea Light” (Knopf, $25.95), about a 7-year-old daughter of a fisherman who has gone missing.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; www.booksandbooks.com; free.

FREE FOR ALL
WORLD BEATS

Check out the groovy sounds of Afro-Latin fusion band Lanzallamas Monofonicas at the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Festival.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the North Beach Bandshell, Collins Avenue and 73rd Street; www.kccproductions.com.

SHE’S A LITTLE RUNAWAY
CHERIE CURRIE

Original lead singer of the seminal all-girl punk-rock band The Runaways also featuring Joan Jett and Lita Ford (made famous for a new generation in the 2010 movie starring Dakota Fanning as Currie and the “Twilight” series’ Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett) takes the stage in support of her recent studio work with Slash, Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan and Juliette Lewis.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Harriet Himmel Theatre, 600 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; www.cheriecurrieconcert.com; $40 in advance, $50 day of show, $125 VIP.

R&B QUEEN
TONI BRAXTON

Six-time Grammy-winner performs hits including “Breathe Again,” “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Un-Break My Heart.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $40-$150.

HEY MR. DJ
CALVIN HARRIS

Grammy-winning Scottish DJ best known for his album “Ready For the Weekend” and for producing Rihanna’s No. 1 hit “We Found Love” was the highest-paid knob-twiddler of 2013, earning about $46 million.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $75-$125.

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