Weekend Ticket - 04/02 through 04/04

 

Here's a few ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, APRIL 2
 
ALL THAT JAZZ
SHELLY BERG TRIO

Cool Nights, Hot Jazz continues its season with the dean of UM's Frost School of Music on piano, accompanied by saxophonist Ed Calle.
Details: 7-9 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org; $10.

SKATING AWAY
STARS ON ICE

The feel-good story of this year's Winter Olympics was when Joannie Rochette skated to a Bronze Medal just days after the tragic death of her mother. See her and dozens of other stars including Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek and 2006 Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen show off their world-class moves.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy.,Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $27.75-$142.75.

BLUES ROCKER
LEON RUSSELL

Under-the-radar superstar pianist and guitarist started out as a session musician, working with Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and more, then went on to write the ballad "This Masquerade," for which George Benson won a Grammy in 1977.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $19.99.

LOCAL SHOWCASE
RADIOBOXER

One of the best bands in Miami teams up with UM's radio station WVUM (90.5) for the "I’ll Never Let You Go, Jack" Party, along with the Morning Flesh Project and Rebel.
Details: 10 p.m. at the Titanic Brewery, 5813 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 786-287-1146; free.

SATURDAY, APRIL 3
 
HOP ON DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL
KIDDIE BUNNY BASH

Celebrate Easter a day early with performances by the Five-Star Flashettes, face-painting, bounce houses, arts & crafts, plenty of kid-friendly games and, of course, a huge Easter egg hunt.
Details: Noon-4 p.m. at America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; www.myamericasbackyard.com; $8 advance, $10 at the door, kids 2 and under free (admission price includes full buffet lunch).

WORLD MUSIC
AFRO ROOTS FESTIVAL

Bring the family to see Grammy-nominated Cuban son band Conjunto Progreso, the "tropidelic, afrogalactic" sounds of Nag Champayons, and West African group Delou Fatala, with live painting by Lebo.
Details: 6 p.m. at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-218-6854 or www.communityartsandculture.org; $10, kids 12 and under free.

ART EXHIBIT
"BACKYARD EXPERIMENTS"

See works by husband-and-wife team Pip and Duane Brant, who love "absurd connections."
Details: Opening reception from 7-10 p.m., running through April 29, at ABBA Fine Art, 233 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-576-4278 or www.abbafineart.com; free.

BEATLES ROYALTY
PAUL MCCARTNEY

Sir Paul heads for South Florida for the first time since 2005, for his "Up and Coming Tour," which will feature a diverse set list with tunes from The Beatles, Wings and solo stuff, including tracks from his alter ego The Fireman’s 2008 album "Electric Arguments" and the U.S. live premiere of "(I Want To) Come Home," his song from the Robert De Niro movie Everybody’s Fine." Hey, Paul, play "Hey Jude," "Let It Be," "The Long and Winding Road" and "Band on the Run" and we'll be happy.
Details: 8 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $39-$249.
 
MIAMI ON STAGE
TIEMPO LIBRE

Cuban timba band performs "Bach in Havana," a salsa-meets-Classical musical mash-up based on its Grammy-nominated CD.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach; Ticketmaster; $20, $15 students.

SUNDAY, APRIL 4
 
GOOD VIBRATIONS
BEACH BOYS

The original boys of summer apply their sweet harmonies to timeless classics including "California Girls," "I Get Around," "Surfin' USA" and "Good Vibrations."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 710 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.kravis.org; $20-$100.

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