Things to do in Miami this weekend - June 14-16

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, June 14

“BODYPARTS” TOUR
DRAGONETTE

Poplife presents a super-cool show by this Canadian electropop band, led by sultry singer Martina Sorbara, that has toured with Major Lazer and The Presets and collaborated with DJ Kaskade, among other top beatmakers.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $15.

THE DOG WHISPERER
CESAR MILLAN

Does your canine companion need a little help adjusting to your lifestyle? Or maybe YOU need help adjusting to your dog’s needs! Never mind – best-selling author and TV star Millan will help you sort it all out.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $42-$100.

OLD-SCHOOL COMIC
PAUL REISER

TV fans know him as star and co-creator of the ‘90s NBC hit sitcom “Mad About You,” but he’s also a pretty hilarious stand-up guy. You can also catch him in the new film “Behind the Candelabra,” starring Michael Douglas as Liberace.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.

DWNTWN MIAMI CONCERT SERIES
EGINE

Up-and-coming singer performs in support of her new single “Moon of Dreams” featuring T-Pain, which is going viral on YouTube.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; www.dwntwnconcerts.com; free.

BENEFIT FOR JOHN TOVAR
NUCLEAR VALDEZ

Local musicians come together to help the legendary manager of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids and The Mavericks, whose mother recently passed away. Also performing are Charlie Pickett, John and Jim Camacho, Oba Frank Lords (“Dark Beat”), Black Janet, Electric Piquete and many more.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., downtown Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $10, $15 two-day pass.

Saturday, June 15

“MUSICAL MYSTERIES”
SCOOBY-DOO LIVE!

Everyone’s favorite crime-fighting pooch, Scooby-Doo, and his forever-starving sidekick, Shaggy, team up with the gang to help solve the mystery of a trouble-making ghost haunting a local theater.
Details: 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $15-$36.

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR
THE TURTLES

Reminisce to melodic treats from the ‘60s and ‘70s by The Turtles (“She’d Rather Be With Me,” “Happy Together”), Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night (“One,” “Joy to the World”), Gary Puckett & the Union Gap Band (“Young Girl,” “Lady Willpower”) and more.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $30-$50.

BEACH BOY
DONAVON FRANKENREITER

Surf-rock fans will perk up at this gig, as this California-bred and now Hawaii resident Frankenreiter, who pals around with Jack Johnson and G. Love, takes the stage in support of his latest album, “Start Livin’,” which takes a much more organic approach to traditional instruments.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.

HIP-HOP PIONEER
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA

The Godfather of Hip-Hop Culture– who helped introduce break-beat DJing and electro-funk to the world in the ‘80s - continues to spread the word.
Details: 9 p.m. at PAX Miami, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847 or www.paxmiami.com; $15.

IN THE HOUSE
DANNY TENAGLIA

The Godfather of House – who’s legendary for his marathon, 16-hour sets - throws down the latest in intensely percussive progressive house and techno beats. He won’t be able to perform more than three or four hours this time, but his DJing is always mind-blowing.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.

Sunday, June 16

FREE FOR ALL
SYMPHONY ON SUNDAYS

Celebrate Father’s Day with the FAU Summer Concert Band performing an “old-time” show in the park – bring blankets and chairs.
Details: 6 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi.

NEW-SCHOOL CLASSICAL
WELL STRUNG

If you love both classical music by Mozart and Vivaldi and pop superstars such as Adele, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, this show featuring four hunky guys singing and stringing (two violins, cello and viola) will blow your mind.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-332-2623 or www.well-strung.com; $30, $25 students/seniors.

Next Week

THE HEARTBREAKER TOUR
HEART WITH JASON BONHAM

Heart is well-known for ripping into some great cover versions of Led Zeppelin classics in concert. Now, in addition to performing faves “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You” and “Barracuda,” the band led by Ann and Nancy Wilson teams up with Jason Bonham, son of legendary Led Zep drummer John Bonham, for a rock-‘n’-roll extravaganza.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $10-$70.

AUTHOR EVENT
CARL HIASSEN

Miami Herald columnist and novelist who combines wicked humor with lessons about the preservation of Florida wilderness and wildlife discusses his 13th book, “Bad Monkey” (Knopf, $26.95).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables; tickets required, but are free at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; or at www.eventbrite.com.

BLAST FROM THE PAST
THE GRASS ROOTS

L.A. folk-rock band that hit it big in the mid-‘60s and ‘70s with tracks including “Let’s Live For Today,” “Sooner or Later,” “Midnight Confessions” and “Things I Should Have Said” takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mardi Gras Casino, Pembroke Road and U.S. 1, Hallandale Beach; www.mardigrascasinofl.com; $10, $25 VIP.

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