Things to do in Miami this weekend - August 15 - 17

 

Here are ideas for what you can do this weekend... with tips for next week! 

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday

 

PUNK IT UP

THE SUMMER NATIONALS TOUR

The Offspring commemorates the 20th anniversary of its third album, “Smash,” featuring the hits “Self Esteem,” “Gotta Get Away” and “Come Out and Play,” with Epitaph labelmates Bad Religion and Pennywise opening.

Details: 6:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $35.50-$51.

TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY WINTER

ROCK ’N’ BLUES FEST

The show must go on: After the sudden death of headlining legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, brother Edgar Winter (“Free Ride,” “Frankenstein”), Vanilla Fudge (“You Keep Me Hangin’ On”), Peter Rivera of Rare Earth and Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown will pay tribute to the Grammy winner.

Details: 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; browardcenter.org; $25-$65, $105 Club Level.

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’

MONSTER JAM

Monster Truck legends including Grave Digger, Madusa, Fullboar, Gunslinger and Monster Mutt gather together to cause mayhem and vicariously cure thousands of cases of road rage.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $20-$29.

THE GOSPEL TOUR

PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Las Vegas pop-punk band with a flair for the dramatic takes the stage in support of its biggest hit “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and its fourth studio album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $39.50.

IN CONCERT

ANA GABRIEL

From mariachi to lambada, romantic ballads to ranchera, this Grammy-nominated Mexican pop singer covers it all.

Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $60-$170.

 

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LATIN FUNKSTERS

8 P.M. FRIDAY: Hialeah band Electric Piquete performs two 90-minute sets of rhythmically tight, horn-driven live music in its debut at the Dania Casino & Jai Alai, 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach; 954-927-2841 or daniacasino.com.

 

Saturday

 

BLEAULIVE PRESENTS

AFROJACK

Join Mack and the rest of the Y-100 clan for Mack-a-Poolooza, featuring Dutch superstar DJ Afrojack spinning high-energy hits including “Ten Feet Tall” from his debut CD “Forget the World,” plus his chart-topping collaboration with Pitbull, “Give Me Everything.”

Details: 3 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Arkadia Pool, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; bleaulive.com; packages start at $199.

FEEL-GOOD GROOVES

SLIGHTLY STOOPID

Psychedelic, reggae, blues, folk and funk-rockers renowned for their live shows share the stage with Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning son Stephen “Ragga” Marley, plus smooth Philly alt-hip-hop band G. Love & Special Sauce.

Details: 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $34.50 in advance, $40 day of show.

COUNTRY NATION WORLD TOUR

BRAD PAISLEY

The man who’s got a record 10 consecutive No. 1 country singles performs in support of his 10th studio album, “Moonshine in the Trunk.” Opening acts are Randy Houser, who co-wrote Trace Adkins’ hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” and up-and-comers Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham.

Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$60.50.

MEMORIES OF ELVIS

CHRIS MACDONALD

Celebrate the life and music of the King with this full-scale, Vegas-style tribute act complete with dancers, an eight-piece band and faithful costumes. Oh, and all your favorite hits, from “Jailhouse Rock” to “Hound Dog” to “Don’t Be Cruel” to “Heartbreak Hotel.”

Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $51.47.

PUCCINI CLASSIC

‘LA BOHEME’

Transport yourself to the Latin Quarter of 19th century Paris for Puccini’s most beloved opera, which tells the universal tale of tragic young love and was the inspiration of the modern musical “Rent.” Presented by Miami Lyric Opera.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or gusmancenter.org; $25-$45.

THE SPIN DOCTOR

RONY SEIKALY

The former Miami Heat star center has turned his passion for dance music into a second career, spinning deep house and techno at major nightclubs all over the world, plus on his Sirius/XM radio show SugarFree.

Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $30-$40.

 

Sunday

 

NATIVE SUMMER TOUR

ONEREPUBLIC

Top 40 hit machine led by Ryan Tedder churns out hits including “Stop and Stare,” “Secrets,” “Good Life,” “Apologize” and its current smash “Counting Stars,” with opening act The Script (“Breakeven [Falling to Pieces]”).

Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$65.

 

Next Week

 

‘COUNTRY DARLING’

IMAJ

Miami Beach singer-songwriter is daughter of Philip Michael Thomas (“Miami Vice”), but she’s made a name for herself by being dubbed the One to Watch in 2014 by the Country Music Association.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jazziz Nightlife, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-300-0730 or jazziznightlife.com; $25.

DYNAMIC DUO

MICHAEL MCDONALD AND TOTO

McDonald, who possesses one of the most instantly recognizable voices in all of rock, will perform hits — solo and with the Doobie Brothers — including “I Keep Forgettin’,” “On My Own,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’” and “What a Fool Believes,” while Toto is sure to crank out “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna” and “Africa.” Fun fact: Both acts performed extensively with Steely Dan.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$70.

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