Weekend Ticket - 04/09 through 04/11
Here's a few ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
FRIDAY, APRIL 9
MODERN WORLD MUSIC
HEINEKEN TRANSATLANTIC FESTIVAL
See infectious Colombian group Bomba Estereo, which layers psychedelic and surf-rock, dancehall vocals and dub bass overtop traditional cumbia and champeta rhythms; and Brazilian Afrobeat fusion band Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda.
Details: 7 p.m. at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or www.groovetickets.com; $20.
Hot on the heels of Paul McCartney's outstanding concert Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium comes another Beatles-themed event. May Pang, John Lennon's girlfriend from 1973-'75, talks about and signs copies of her book "Instamatic Karma" (St. Martin's Press, $29.95), which compiles her personal collection of never-before-seen photographs of the fallen Fab Four fave.
Details: 7 p.m. at Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.
Sip wine and see works by resident artists Cesar Barroso, Martin Carbajal, Regina Jestrow and Daniel Fila (who will do a live painting) at the opening reception.
Details: 7-10 p.m., running through April 26 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami; 305-576-2828 or www.bacfl.org; free.
Band from the musically rich Athens, Ga., is the brainchild of flamboyant frontman Kevin Barnes (he named the group after a failed romance with a woman from Montreal) and mixes indie-rock, glam, psychedelia and even vaudeville for a wild and freaky live performance.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $27.
DREAMING IN STEREO
Progressive-pop band fronted by Fernando Perdomo performs, along with Arboles Libres.
Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $5.
SATURDAY, APRIL 10
Baseball's back, and with it comes free concerts after all Saturday home games this season. Following the Fish's destruction of the Los Angeles Dodgers, stick around for a concert by spelling-challenged but superstar rapper Nelly ("Ride Wit Me," "E.I.," "Hot In Herre"), plus Kevin Rudolf and The New Boyz.
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m.; Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com; tickets start at $14.
Groundbreaking jazz/fusion guitarist performs in support of his latest album, "Orchestrion," hailed by All About Jazz as "one of the most innovative and compositionally profound albums of his career."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $38.50-$68.50.
THAT MIAMI BEAT
KINGS AND QUEENS OF FREESTYLE
Break-dance in your seat to the grooves of freestyle stars Stevie B ("Spring Love"), Debbie Deb ("When I Hear Music"), C&C Music Factory ("Gonna Make You Sweat"), Nice-N-Wild ("Diamond Girl") and many more. Hosted by Power 96's DJ Laz.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $30-$60.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter who was inspired by Elvis Presley celebrates 50 years in the biz.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $70-$123.
SUNDAY, APRIL 11
FILM FEST FOR KIDS
It's about time someone came up with this idea: In addition to Antonio Banderas’ film "The Missing Lynx" and the documentary/drama "Inside Hana’s Suitcase," based on a true life story that shows what happens when prejudice and hatred are taken too far, kids are entertained by magic, crafts, science experiments and music by Irish fiddler James Kelly. Cookies and milk, too.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Bill Cosford Cinema, 1111 Memorial Dr. (off Campo Sano Avenue), Coral Gables; 305-573-6477 or www.kidflixfestival.com; $11, $9 students/seniors, $6 kids 3-12.
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