Things to do in Miami this weekend - Sept. 27-29

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Sept. 27

DYNAMIC DUO
BRIAN WILSON AND JEFF BECK

Chief songwriter of The Beach Boys teams up with legendary guitarist Beck for an eclectic show featuring surf-rock classics, rock instrumentals and new work by the duo. Fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks join them.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$80.

FEEL THE BEAT
BT

Grammy-nominated producer, composer and singer/ songwriter – who wrote the score to the new ABC drama “Betrayal,” which premieres Sunday - takes the stage in support of his latest album, “A Song Across Wires.”
Details: 10 p.m. at Off the Hookah, 111 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; www.wantickets.com; $10.

STILL DOIN’ THE WILD THING
TONE LOC

Grammy-nominated rapper who gave us the infectious, enduring late-‘80s hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” takes the stage.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$75.
 

Saturday, Sept. 28

THEY GOT THE BEAT
THE GO-GO’S

The first all-female rock band that wrote its own songs and actually played instruments to top the Billboard 200 performs timeless hits including “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Head Over Heels” and, of course, “We Got the Beat.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St.; Ticketmaster; $35-$55.

ROCK ON
BLUES TRAVELER

Give your slots-cranking arm a rest and check out this folk, soul, blues and rock band led by singer/harmonica player John Popper, which has become a fave on the jam-band circuit for its extended improvisation.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $25-$125.

FRENCH “SEINFELD”
GAD ELMALEH

Beloved French comedian and film star’s style has drawn comparisons to Ben Stiller and Jerry Seinfeld – catch him in the movies “Priceless” opposite Audrey Tautou and Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning “Midnight in Paris.”
Details: 8 p.m. at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $58.50-$123.50.

ISLAND SOUNDS
CARIBBEAN JAZZ MATAZZ

Jazz, reggae and calypso collide beautifully with renowned saxophonist Arturo Tappin, steel-pan master Leon Foster Thomas, jazz guitarist Eugene Grey and vocalist Gem Myers.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $68-$95.

CREATING A BUZZ
THE WEEKND

Canadian R&B artist aka Abel Tesfaye who creates surreal, unsettling soundscapes sung in falsetto takes the stage in support of his debut album, “Kiss Land,” with up-and-coming L.A. songstress Banks opening.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $35-$45.

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
ANTHONY B

It’s a reggae extravaganza as the highly spiritual Anthony B – dressed in African colors with his trademark staff in hand - brings nothing but positive vibrations as he celebrates the release of his album “Reggae By the Sea.” He’ll be joined by fellow reggae stars Beenie Man, Freddie McGregor and many more.
Details: 10 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster; $25-$45.

 

Next Week

AUTHOR EVENT
NICHOLAS SPARKS

Novelist who gave us the immensely popular, tear-jerking love story “The Notebook” sits down with Emmy-winning NBC Miami News anchor Jackie Nespral to discuss his new book, “The Longest Ride” (Grand Central Publishing, $27), among other topics. Vouchers (good for two people) are available by purchasing the book at Books & Books.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Miami Dade College, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; www.booksandbooks.com.

FESTIVAL MIAMI
GLORIA ESTEFAN

Kick off Festival Miami with a bang as Miami’s beloved seven-time Grammy-winning singer performs tracks from her new album “The Standards,” including “Embraceable You,” “What a Wonderful World,” “Smile” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com; $60-$80.

SPACE JAZZ TOUR
MICHAL MENERT AND ODESZA

Dynamic alt-dance production showcase features Colorado-based Menert – who’s good friends with Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, and co-produced his album “Taking Up Your Precious Time” – and Seattle’s Odesza, performing its dreamy melodies and powerful bass and drums in support of its new EP, “My Friends Never Die.”
Details: 10 p.m. Tuesday at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; www.thestagemiami.com; $10-$15.

ITALIAN HEARTTHROB
PATRIZIO BUANNE

Crooner whom Michael Buble called his “competition,” sings standards such as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Crazy” and “Have You Ever Loved a Woman,” plus Italian faves “Mambo Italiano” and “Americano.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39-$59.

COUNTRY COMIC
RODNEY CARRINGTON

Texas funnyman straddles the line between comedy and country songs, with plenty of raunchy compositions about sex and several odes to his own anatomy.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St.; Ticketmaster; $45-$65.

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