Things to do in Miami this weekend - June 28-30
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, June 28
A STAND-UP GUY
One of the “Original Kings of Comedy” - along with Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer – shows why he’s among the finest comics of all time.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653 or www.improvftl.com; $30.
JAZZ AT MOCA
Havana born and raised pianist has forged a name for himself in New York, having performed with and composed for Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera, among many others. His sixth album as leader of the New Cuban Express was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Latin Jazz Album category.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-332-2623 or www.mocanomi.org; free.
Another comedy king - an original of the “Latin Kings of Comedy” along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Carlos Mencia – does stand-up.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $25.
SOUL FEST WEEKEND
Groove to the sounds of the Affiliated Soul Team and The Resolvers on Friday, and Brooklyn’s Pimps of Joytime on Saturday.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10 Friday, $15 Saturday, two-day pass $20.
L.A.-based trap pioneer mixes big hip-hop and dubstep beats into one huge maelstrom of sound – his latest tracks include “Signal,” “Bang” and “Incredible” (with Borgore).
Details: 10 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $15.
IN THE HOUSE
As if the venue where the Miami Heat celebrated its second straight championship could be any hotter, now comes one of the world’s most coveted DJs, whose crossover hits include “We Found Love,” with Rihanna, and “Sweet Nothing,” with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $75-$125.
One-half of the party rockers LMFAO takes the stage with hip-hopper Jermaine Dupri for a night of unforgettable grooves.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$75.
Saturday, June 29
THE JUNE GLOOM TOUR
Four chances (over two nights) to see one of the hottest comedians on the planet, who has obviously survived his self-imposed date of demise - his 38th birthday, May 29. Don’t miss him, in case he changes his mind.
Details: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.kravis.org or LiveNation.com; $60-$95.
HEY MR. DJ
One half of the Grammy-winning DJ duo Deep Dish performs blistering progressive house beats, with Donnie Lowe opening.
Details: Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; www.wantickets.com; $25.
FREE FOR ALL
MIAMI TOWER FILM SERIES
Check out two period films set in the ‘50/’60s - “Love Field” (1992), starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Dennis Haysbert; and “Far From Heaven” (2002), starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid.
Details: 5-9:45 p.m. Tuesday at Miami Tower, 19th-Floor auditorium, 100 SE 2nd St., Miami; www.miamijazzsociety.com.
CD RELEASE PARTY
Austrian pianist and composer who blends old-world jazz with the new celebrates his new CD “Of Places Between.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847 or www.paxmiami.com; $10.
FEEL THE BEAT
Dutch DJ has quickly immersed himself in the EDM scene, with frequent requests for remixes from the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and more.
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $35 advance, $40 day of show.
DANCE TO FREEDOM
Annual DJ party features international stars including Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, Boris, The Martinez Bros. and more.
Details: Noon Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday at Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $25-$75.
TYRESE, GINUWINE & TANK
Hip-hopper and actor Tyrese (“Baby Boy,” “Transformers” and the “Fast & Furious” series) teams up for some serious R&B with Ginuwine and Tank.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $59.50-$79.50.
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