Things to do this weekend in Miami - Aug. 2-4

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday, Aug. 2

 

BAND OF BROTHERS
JONAS BROTHERS

Heartthrob trio Kevin, Joe and Nick take the stage in support of their fifth studio album, “V” (singles include “Wedding Bells,” “First Time” and “Pom Poms”), and you’re sure to hear hits including “Hold On,” “S.O.S.,” “Burnin’ Up” and “Tonight” as well.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $26-$79.50.

FIRST TOUR
”AMERICAN IDOL LIVE”

Season 12 featured the talents of powerhouse winner Candice Glover, plus the rest of the Top 10 (Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Janelle Arthur, Burnell Taylor, Curtis Finch Jr., Devin Velez, Lazaro Arbos and Paul Jolley), plus Fan Save beneficiary Aubrey Cleland. They’ll belt out classic pop, rock and soul hits from our universal songbook.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $33.50-$66.

STILL OUR IDOL
FANTASIA

Winner of Season 3 of “American Idol” who went on to win a Grammy in 2011 for her hit “Bittersweet” takes the stage in support of her fourth studio album, “Side Effects of You,” featuring the single “Lose to Win.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $49.50-$59.50.

SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS
SUMMERFEST 2013

The I Musici Estensi Chamber Orchestra of Milan will perform under the artistic direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, featuring the music of Dvorak, Purcell, Verdi and Ástor Piazzolla, plus a world premiere by Italian composer Guido Galterio and Summerfest’s composer-in-residence and soloist Lorenzo Turchi. Come an hour early for a pre-concert lecture and wine tasting.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25-$35, $60 VIP includes post-concert reception.

AUTHOR EVENT
JOHN DUFRESNE

Creative Writing professor at FIU discusses his seventh crime thriller, “No Regrets, Coyote” ($25.95, W.W. Norton & Company).
Details: 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.

HERE THEY GO AGAIN
WHITESNAKE

British glam-metal band led by ex-Deep Purple singer David Coverdale hit it big with the 1987 hits “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $40-$55.

Saturday, Aug. 3

 

FEEL THE BEAT
MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY

The latest sounds in dubstep, dancehall, electro-house, hip-hop and trap music include Major Lazer (DJ Diplo’s side project), Toronto duo Zeds Dead, Chicago duo Flosstradamus and Colorado duo Big Gigantic.
Details: 2 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster; $34.50.

LASTING LEGACIES
UNLIMITED DEVOTION & SIGMUND FLOYD

Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd fans unite to celebrate the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday and the classic album “Dark Side of the Moon.”
Details: 8 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; call for cover charge.

GLOBAL GUMBO
AFRO ROOTS WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

African performers from countries including Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and the Republic of Congo team up with local artists representing musical cultures from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia and Haiti. Hosted by Majica and Mano P from “Global Gumbo” on WDNA 88.9 FM.
Details: 9 p.m. at 7th Circuit Studios, 228 NE 59th St., Miami; www.afrorootsworldmusicfest.com; $15-$20, kids 12 and under free.

IN THE HOUSE
MISS NINE

Dutch model ditched the runway for the DJ decks and became the first female to put out a compilation mix on Deep Dish’s Yoshitoshi label.
Details: 11 p.m. at Bamboo Miami Beach, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20-$30.

Next Week

 

FREE FOR ALL
FREE FILM SCREENINGS

Catch last year’s thriller “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington, and then the 1957 courtroom classic “12 Angry Men."
Details: 6:15 and 8:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St., Miami; 305-684-4564 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.

ANTMUSIC LIVES!
ADAM ANT

Swashbuckling British charmer who was one of MTV’s early stars in the ‘80s performs hits including “Prince Charming,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Antmusic” and “Goody Two Shoes.”
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $25.

LOL!
DAVID ALAN GRIER

One of the founding members of the groundbreaking comedy show “In Living Color” can currently be seen in Tyler Perry’s “We the Peeples.” Fun fact: Grier is a Black Belt in taekwondo.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Aug. 10, and 8 p.m. Aug. 11; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653 or www.improvftl.com; $20.

LADIES NIGHT OUT TOUR
BILL BELLAMY

Comic who starred in the films “Any Given Sunday,” Love Jones” and “The Lottery Ticket” is credited with inventing the term “booty call.” Fun fact No. 2: He’s the cousin of Shaquille O’Neal.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Aug. 10; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.

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