Things to do in Miami this weekend - July 11 - 13

 

Here are ideas for what you could be doing this weekend... with tips for next week!

Weekend Ticket 711
Tim McGraw, Jenny McCarthy, Chris Colfer
 

By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday, July 11

SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN TOUR
TIM MCGRAW
Country superstars don’t get much bigger than Tim McGraw, and he’ll please his fans with favorites including “I Like It, I Love It,” “Truck Yeah,” “Felt Good on My Lips” and “Live Like You Were Dying,” plus tracks from his 13th studio album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” scheduled for a September release.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.25-$70.

FREE FOR ALL
JUST LIKE JOURNEY

Missed out on seeing Journey perform live? Check out the next best thing, Odyssey Road, performing classic rock anthems including “Any Way You Want It,” “Lights,” “Who’s Crying Now” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us.

COMFORTABLY DUMB
BERT KREISCHER

Party animal at Florida State University who went on to become the inspiration for the film “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” 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; www.improvftl.com; $20.

HEY MR. DJ
MATTHEW DEAR

Texas DJ/producer and singer/songwriter inspired by Detroit techno spins a set filled with banging tech house, electropop and glitch tracks.
Details: 11 p.m. at Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $10-$15.

Saturday, July 12

PRESCRIPTION TO ROCK
RX BANDITS

Veteran California ska-punk revival band has expanded its sound over the years to a more progressive, experimental nature, and performs in support of its new album, “Gemini, Her Majesty,” to be released July 22.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $17.

PAYBACK TOUR
CHRIS TUCKER

Comedian who scored on the big screen with “Friday” and the “Rush Hour” series makes a triumphant return to his first love, stand-up.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$65.

HERE COMES “TROUBLE”
RAY LAMONTAGNE

Grammy-winning New England singer/songwriter who embodies folk, soul and blues performs in support of his fifth studio album, “Supernova,” which hit the streets April 19.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $37.50-$47.50.

DIRTY SEXY FUNNY
JENNY MCCARTHY & FRIENDS

Former Playboy Playmate of the Year turned TV host and film star gets raunchy and raucously hilarious (yes, she’s as funny as she is beautiful) alongside fellow female comics Lynne Koplitz, Justine Marino, Tammy Pescatelli and Paula Bel.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $40, VIP table for four $300 (includes bottle of champagne).

SWEET BEATS
CANDYLAND

Fresh Santa Barbara duo whose debut album “Bring the Rain” stormed up the Beatport charts to No. 3 overall bridges the gap between trap, dubstep and house music.
Details: 10 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $26 in advance, $31 day of show.

IN THE HOUSE
NICOLE MOUDABER

Deep house and techno DJ/producer from Ibiza takes over the Terrace at Space armed with new singles including “Rooted” and “I Know Where I’ve Been.” Check out her new radio show “In the MOOD” on Mixcloud, which now reaches more than two million people in 23 countries.
Details: 10 p.m. at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $20-$30.

Sunday, July 13

AUTHOR EVENT
CHRIS COLFER

You know his face and voice from the TV series “Glee,” for which he won Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards. But you might not have known he was a New York Times bestselling author, for his middle-grade trilogy “The Land of Stories.” Colfer signs his third installment, “A Grimm Warning.”
Details: 11 a.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free with receipt for book purchase.

WELL, ISN’T THAT SPECIAL!
DANA CARVEY & DENNIS MILLER

Two of the most beloved past members of “Saturday Night Live” – Carvey for his characters including the Church Lady and Garth from “Wayne’s World” and Miller for hosting “Weekend Update” – team up for a night of smart, side-splitting comedy.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$75.

Next Week

JAZZ IT UP
JESSY J

Sultry saxophonist who made a splash in 2008 with her Latin-tinged debut album “Tequila Moon” takes the stage in support of her fourth album, “Second Chances,” featuring collabs with keyboard legend Jeff Lorber and Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jazziz Nightlife, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-300-0730 or www.jazziznightlife.com; $25-$35, $45 VIP.

EASY LIKE A SUNDAY MORNING
LIONEL RICHIE

Hitmaking legend takes the stage as part of his All the Hits All Night Long Tour, during which you can expect to hear Commodores faves including “Three Times a Lady” and “Easy,” plus solo staples “Truly,” “Hello,” “All Night Long,” “Stuck on You” and “Endless Love.” Don’t miss opening act CeeLo Green and his soulful smash hits “Crazy” (with Gnarls Barkley) and “Forget You.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $21-$131.

FIESTA MUSICA
PREMIOS JUVENTUD

Latin music awards ceremony presented by Univision features superstar performers including Pitbull, Chino y Nacho, Carlos Vives, Romeo Santos, Prince Royce and dozens more.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $59-$79.

 

 

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