Things to do in Miami this weekend - July 5-7

 

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

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Friday, July 5

SUMMER BREAK TOUR
BIG TIME RUSH

L.A. boy band that hit it big with its eponymous TV series in 2009 takes the stage in support of its third studio album, “24/Seven,” which dropped June 11. Nickelodeon TV star Victoria Justice (“Zoey 101,” “Victorious”) opens.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$65.

FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAY
LASER SHOWS

Listen to rock classics in spectacular fashion, kicking off with the planetarium star show at 7 p.m., the family laser show “Pop” at 8 p.m., followed by The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at 9 p.m.; Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” at 10 p.m.; a Jimi Hendrix montage at 11 p.m.; and Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” at midnight.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-646-4200 or www.miamisci.org; each laser show $8 adults, $4 child; ,planetarium star show and rooftop viewing are free.

INDIE-ROCK ROYALTY
OF MONTREAL

Imagine ‘60s psychedelia, Prince-like glam-funk, Bowie-esque glam-rock and ironically sunny pop choruses all existing harmoniously in a surreal circus tent, and you’ll catch the essence of this Athens, Ga., band headed by mad-genius Kevin Barnes.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $12-$15.

BRING THE BASS
EXCISION

Canadian bass-master brings his booming “Execution Tour” to the live stage, featuring 3D video-mapping and opening act Krewella.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $44.

CD RELEASE PARTY
ELASTIC BOND

Miami band that blends sultry female vocals with classic soul, traditional Latin music and modern electronic beats celebrates its Nacional Records debut album, “Real.”
Details: 10 p.m. at PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847 or www.paxmiami.com; $15.

HEY MR. DJ
DIRTY SOUTH

From his name, you might expect him to be a crunked-up rapper with shiny grillz from Hotlanta, but instead he’s a Serbian-Australian progressive house and electro DJ – real name Dragan Roganovic - who has collaborated or remixed for artists as diverse as Snoop Dogg, Kaskade and U2.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$75.

RAPTURE TASTES SO SWEET
NADIA ALI

The sultry voice behind the massive dance hits “Rapture” and “At the End” by iio performs live.
Details: 11 p.m. at Bamboo Miami Beach, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20-$40.

Saturday, July 6

DANCE TO OUR FREEDOM
INDEPENDANCE

The second leg of the annual DJ party features Dutch superstar Sander Kleinenberg, Norman Doray, Deep Dish’s Sharam and many more faves.
Details: Noon-5 a.m. at Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $25-$55.

EXCUSE HIS FRENCH
FRENCH MONTANA

Moroccan-born rapper who collaborates with Max B and Miami’s own Rick Ross takes the stage in support of his debut album “Excuse My French,” which dropped May 21.
Details: 11 p.m. at Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.

Sunday, July 7

FREE FOR ALL
SYMPHONY ON SUNDAYS

Kyle Prescot conducts the FAU Wind Ensemble and members of The Symphonia in the program “America the Beautiful."
Details: 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi.

THE YO SHOW
MICHAEL YO

Star of multiple E! programs including “Chelsea Lately,” “The Daily 10,” “Kourtney & Khloe take Miami” and his own “Yo On E” does stand-up.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653 or www.improvftl.com; $20.

Next Week

THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR
BEYONCE

Two chances to see Jay-Z’s better half – who has scored a whopping 16 Grammy Awards – perform mega-hits including “Baby Boy,” “Crazy In Love,” “Irreplaceable,” “If I Were A Boy,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It,” “Halo” and “Run the World (Girls),” plus possibly some new tracks from her upcoming fifth solo album.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise; 8 p.m. Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $45-$253.

D-LIST DIVA
KATHY GRIFFIN

Self-deprecating – and more often, everyone-else-deprecating – Emmy Award-winning comedienne, reality TV star and best-selling author takes the stage, and no one is safe from her biting, satirical humor.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $47-$77.

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