Things to do in Miami this weekend - Jan. 24 - 26

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday, Jan. 24

‘MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE’ — THE TOUR
HEATHER MCDONALD

Comedienne known for her work on the E! hit show “Chelsea Lately” is also author of the New York Times bestseller “You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; improvftl.com; $20.

GET DOWN TONIGHT
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND

Put on your boogie shoes and dance to disco hits including “Get Down Tonight,” “That's the Way (I Like It),” “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” and “Keep It Comin‘ Love.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $49-$69.

INSPIRATIONAL PLAY
‘BATTERED BUT NOT BROKEN’

Poignant drama that chronicles a woman’s fight to break a pattern of domestic violence kicks off a 50-city tour.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Miramar Cultural Center / ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $25-$39.50.

BRITISH INVASION
MUSIC AT MOCA

To celebrate acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin’s first American exhibition, MOCA goes Britpop with Miami bands Awesome New Republic and Jacuzzi Boys covering their favorite tracks from the U.K., with Sweat Records’ DJ Lolo spinning in between.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; mocanomi.org; $10, free for members.

JAZZ IT UP
KURT ELLING

Grammy-winning jazz vocalist performs tracks from his latest album, “1619 Broadway — The Brill Building Project,” a tribute to the songwriters of the historic building in New York, where “Come Fly with Me,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “So Far Away,” “You Send Me,” “On Broadway” and many more were recorded.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $25-$46.

‘THE SINGIN’ RAGE’
‘FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY’

Off-Broadway musical chronicles the rise to stardom of one of the most iconic female recording artists in history, and features her greatest hits, including “Tennessee Waltz,” “(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window” and “Mockingbird Hill.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or aventuracenter.org; $40.50-$45.50.


Saturday, Jan. 25

BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION ANNIVERSARY
ALAN JACKSON

The Seminole Tribe of Florida wraps up its three-day celebration of the Big Cypress Reservation’s 118th year with a concert by Grammy-winning country superstar Alan Jackson (at 6:30 p.m.), with opening acts the Blues Brothers Soul Band and country singer Tom Jackson. Stick around for the Southern States Bull Riding Competition at 8:15 p.m.
Details: Gates open at 10 a.m. at the Junior Cypress Rodeo Arena on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, midway between Fort Lauderdale and Naples off I-75 (Alligator Alley); take I-75 to Exit 49, then drive north 16 miles; bigcypresscelebration.com; $50.

‘DISORDERLY CONDUCT’ TOUR
JEFF DUNHAM

Beloved ventriloquist brings all new laughs with his usual comedic sidekicks, including Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.
Details: 5 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45.50.

THEY’RE AN AMERICAN BAND
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

Classic-rock band performs enduring radio hits including “Locomotion,” “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “Some Kind of Wonderful” and, of course, “We’re An American Band.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai-Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400 or www.casinomiamijaialai.com; free general admission, $75 VIP includes free drink and meet-and-greet with the band.

IN THE MIX
DISCLOSURE

British electronic music duo blends garage and dubstep with soul, jazz and ‘90s hip-hop to create a unique sound.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $28.50 in advance, $30 day of show.


Sunday, Jan. 26

ROCK ON
BAND OF HEATHENS

Americana rock band from Austin, Texas, takes the stage in support of its first album in two years, “Sunday Morning Record.”
Details: Doors open at 5 p.m. (showtime at 8) at the Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-395-2929 or www.funkybiscuit.com; $20-$35.

PUNK IT UP
AGAINST ME!

Gainesville punk band led by singer Laura Jane Grace (born Tom Gabel) performs in support of its sixth studio album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” which hit the streets Tuesday.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $17.

 

Next Week

DARK BEAUTY
SEVENDUST

Atlanta alt-metal band performs in support of its ninth studio album, “Black Out the Sun,” which hit No.<TH>1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Albums chart.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $25.

THEY’RE SO CHILL
ARCTIC MONKEYS

British indie-rock band whose album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” is the fastest-selling debut in U.K. music history performs tracks from its new album, “AM.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $27.50.

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