Things to do in Miami this weekend - July 26-28
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing in Miami and South Florida this weekend.
Friday, July 26
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Groove to the sounds of the Rolando Grooscors Sextet, whose leading man is a two-time Latin Grammy-nominated guitarist, influenced by Brazilian jazz-fusion
Details: 8 p.m, Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-332-2623 or www.mocanomi.org.
You know him from the “Rush Hour” and “Friday” film series, but his live stand-up shows are where he really shines.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $35.
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
One of the coolest bands from the ‘80s with one of the weirdest names has reunited, and hopes you remember the hits “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” A Fragile Tomorrow opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.
BUST A GUT
You might know her from the hit UPN series “The Parkers” from 1999 to the mid-2000’s, plus several film and TV roles, but this plus-size role model’s claim to fame is making people laugh via stand-up.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $40.
IN THE HOUSE
Amazing value to catch one of the pioneers of second-generation Detroit techno, whose 1992 track “Bug in the Bassbin” helped evolve the drum-‘n’-bass genre, and whose Planet E label has been an influential force. Agoria opens.
Details: 11 p.m. at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $10-$15.
Saturday, July 27
“FOUR OF A KIND”
MIAMI SAX QUARTET
Group led by Ed Calle and Gary Lindsay explores the worlds of pop, jazz, Latin and R&B, plus its unique versions of songs by artists including John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Pat Metheny, Dave Brubeck, James Taylor, and Paul Simon. There’s also a photo exhibit by Thomas Wolf titled “Jamaica Journey: A Visual Celebration.”.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, Miami; 305-662-8889; $50, $25 WDNA members.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
British new wave band gave us the early-‘80s hits including “Love My Way,” “Heartbreak Beat,” “The Ghost In You” and “Heaven,” but it was “Pretty In Pink” – which inspired the classic John Hughes brat-pack film starring Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy that most will remember.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $28.
The sensational ‘60s “fake” band’s legacy is kept alive by surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork (RIP Davy Jones) with the summer tour “A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees.” You’ll hear all the favorites, including “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Daydream Believer,” “(Theme From) The Monkees” and “I’m a Believer” (your kids will recognize Smash Mouth’s cover version featured in “Shrek”).
Details: 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $39.50-$125.
TITO PUENTE JR.
Bandleader and percussionist continues the legacy of his father, aka The King of Latin Music, with his Latin Jazz Ensemble.
Details: 8 p.m. at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach; www.artsgarage.org; $25-$35.
FEEL THE BEAT
High-energy Austin, Texas, DJ duo and Ultra Music Festival favorite spins progressive trance in support of its new three-EP release “Metamorphic.”.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
TERROR SQUAD SIGHTING
Hip-hop legend Fat Joe (“Lean Back”) hosts a birthday party for his friend Pistol Pete.
Details: 11 p.m. Tuesday at Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Captivating show features 52 acrobats, musicians and singers acting out the story of Zoe, who’s bored and tired of her parents ignoring her. Enter her imaginary world where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, running through Aug. 4, at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $40-$95.
If you love Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group, you’ll flip over this wintry show that’s both hilarious and haunting.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, running through Aug. 25, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $55-$75.
BUD LIGHT’S 50-50-1 TOUR
Bud Light is presenting 50 bands in 50 states in one day, and Florida lucks out by scoring this Canadian new-wave, synth-pop band fronted by the dynamic Emily Haines, who has also sung for artists including Broken Social Scene, Tiesto and The Crystal Method.
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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