Things to do in Miami this weekend - August 8 - 10

 

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, Aug. 8

RAP-ROCKERS
LINKIN PARK

Grammy-winning band kicks off its Carnivores Tour in support of its sixth studio album, “The Hunting Party,” featuring the single “Guilty All the Same” (with Rakim). You’ll also hear the hits “Crawling,” “In the End,” “Numb,” “Breaking the Habit” and many more. Opening are Jared Leto’s band Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $31-$100.

HIGH COMEDY
MIKE EPPS

Funnyman best-known for starring alongside rapper Ice Cube in the “Friday” comedy films, as the hilarious pimp Baby Powder in “How High,” and then again with Cube in “All About the Benjamins,” does stand-up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; improvftl.com; $40.

A REAL STAND-UP GUY
JAY PHARAOH

“Saturday Night Live” fave nails celebrity impressions including President Obama, Jay-Z, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith and Kanye West, Description.
Details: 8 and 10:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com; $22.

FLORIDA DEBUT
SULTANS OF STRING

Canadian fusion band that mixes roots music, world beat, classical and folk into an exhilarating violin- and guitar-fueled mash-up performs at CD release parties for its fourth album, “Symphony!”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org; $25 in advance, $30 at the door; and 8 p.m. Saturday at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach; 561-450-6357 or artsgarage.org; $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

BEATS & RHYMES LIFE PARTY
RAKIM

One-half of the golden-age of hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim is consistently ranked near the top of the lists of greatest MCs of all time.
Details: 9 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or grandcentralmiami.com; $25, $50 VIP.

 

Saturday, Aug. 9

SCARAMOUCHE, SCARAMOUCHE!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

No one can replace Freddie Mercury, but this tribute band comes as close as anyone could hope to, with Rolling Stone mag calling it “the best tribute of all times.” The group will perform a stunning re-creation of Queen’s famous 1986 concert at London’s Wembley Stadium.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $63.50-$103.50.

BOLLYWOOD BOMBSHELL
SHREYA GHOSHAL

Sultry Indian playback singer performs her top hits, plus memorable melodies from the Bollywood films “Devdas,” “Jism Bodyguard” and the 2003 Indian erotic thriller “Body.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $39-$109, $129 VIP, $169 Club Level.

CLASSICAL CONCERT
SUMMERFEST

Concert features the Mission Chamber Orchestra from Rome joined by musicians from the Symphony of the Americas under the baton of Artistic Director James Brooks-Bruzzese.
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; $25-$35, $60 VIP, includes post-show reception with the artists.

HUNGRY FOR BEATS?
FEED ME

British dubstep, electro house, drum ’n’ bass and breaks DJ aka Jon Gooch was the first external artist to be featured on Mau5trap, Deadmau5’s label. ‘Nuff said.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $25 in advance, $27 day of show.

HEY MR. DJ
BOY GEORGE

Flamboyant frontman of Culture Club in the ’80s has forged a career in EDM, churning out fresh tech-house beats, spins a lively set on the Terrace alongside Marc Vedo.
Details: 10 p.m. at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; wantickets.com; $20-$30.


Sunday, Aug. 10

DYNAMIC DUO
NINE INCH NAILS AND SOUNDGARDEN

Industrial rock and grunge create thunderous harmony together, with NIN touring in support of its eighth album, “Hesitation Marks,” and grinding out classics including “Head Like a Hole,” “Closer” and “Hurt,” while Soundgarden performs “Spoonman,” “Outshined” and “Black Hole Sun.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$99.50.


Next Week

WELCOME TO ‘SANDYLAND’
SANDRA BERNHARD

She’s best-known for biting — and hilarious — social and political commentary, but this sharp satirist also has more than a bit of rock ’n’ roll burlesque in her.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Jazziz Nightlife, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-300-0730 or jazziznightlife.com; $60 general admission, $100 premium, $150 VIP.

DRANKIN PATNA TOUR
T-PAIN

The hitmaking, Auto-Tune using “Rappa Ternt Sanga” from Tallahassee is back after a brief hiatus from releasing music — he’ll perform newer hits including “Up Down (We Do This All Day)” featuring B.o.B., “Drankin Patna” and tracks from his new album “Stoicville: The Phoenix.” Opening are Bando Jonez and Snootie Wild.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $26 in advance, $28 day of show.

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE
ELTON JOHN’S GREATEST HITS

Enjoy this no-nonsense concert replicating classic hits note-for-note, including “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Your Song,” “Daniel,” “Rocket Man” and many more. Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; parkerplayhouse.com; $25-$49.

 

free for all

JAZZ IT UP
6-9 P.M. WEDNESDAY:
Groove to sexy samba and bossa nova beats with Brazilian singer Rose Max and her quartet, featuring acoustic guitarist Ramatis; Lobby Lounge of the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or gusmancenter.org.

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