Weekend Ticket - 04/30 through 05/02

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

 

ROCK ON

DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY

Fort Lauderdale group combines industrial, metal and techno; opening acts are Seasons Lost, The Mission Veo and Kezia.

Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $10. 

 

CHICKS' NIGHT OUT

CANDACE BUSHNELL

The lovely lady responsible for "Sex and the City" talks about and signs her new book, "The Carrie Diaries" (Balzer & Bray, $18.99), which takes us back to the '80s for a sneak peek into Carrie Bradshaw's high-school journal.

Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, Country Club Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; www.booksandbooks.com; $5 tickets available at all Books & Books locations.

 

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE

MIAMI CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY

Director Ray Sullivan's sensual, physically vibrant choreography returns to the stage with two premieres, "Shadow Light" and "Someone's Solo," as well as Sullivan's version of "Dying Swan" and his comedic tribute to enthusiastic Italian-American families, "Nonna's Pasta Dances." 

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. May 7, and 7 and 10 p.m. May 8 at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000, or 305-674-1040; $20-$35.

 

JAZZ AT MOCA

NEGRONI'S TRIO

Piano, bass and drum combo led by Puerto Rican star Jose Negroni performs its eclectic brand of Latin jazz, pop and new age, with jazz saxman Ed Calle pitching in.

Details: 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art., 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893--6211 or www.mocanomi.org; free.

 

WOODY'S AT IT AGAIN

"GOD"

Woody Allen keeps delivering the laughs with his play about two ancient Greeks, an actor (Diabetes) and a writer (Hepatitis), who attempt to come up with an ending for their new play. Plenty of South Florida references will keep the locals laughing. 

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Broward College's Fine Arts Theatre, A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Rd., Building 6, Second Floor, Davie; 954-201-6884; $8, $4 students, faculty and staff.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 1

 

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEER - OH MY!

BREW AT THE ZOO

Enjoy more than 100 kinds of beer from all over the world while grooving to the sounds of The Dan Band ("Old School," "The Hangover").

Details: 5-11 p.m. at Miami Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami; 305-251-0400 or www.miamimetrozoo.com; $65 VIP includes unlimited beer and spirit tastings and catered food, $35 ($25 in advance) includes unlimited beer and live entertainment.

 

SUPER SATURDAYS

FLORIDA MARLINS

After the Fish take care of the Washington Nationals, stick around for a concert by Miami salsa king Willy Chirino.

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.

 

HIP-HOP THEATER

MIAMI ON STAGE

Three of the most provocative solo hip-hop theater artists in Miami present their works: Rudi Goblen’s "Insanity Isn’t," a dance and spoken-word whirlwind of 9-to-5 mania; Summer Hill Seven’s "Shakespeare N. Haarlem," about a poet sentenced to death for the new crime of lyrical terrorism; and Meshaun Lebrone’s "Right to Remain," a glimpse into late rapper Tupac Shakur’s internal struggle with race, power, fame and infamy.

Details: 8 p.m. at the Byron Carlyle Theatre, 500 71st St., Miami; 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster, www.miamilightproject.com or www.fundarte.us; $20, $15 students and seniors.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 2

 

CLASSICAL EXCELLENCE

CHAMBER MUSIC

The Miami Civic Music Association and The Friends of Chamber Music team up to present four of the most outstanding performers in the world of chamber music: Joseph Kalichstein on piano, Mikhail Simonyan on violin, Cynthia Phelps on viola and William De Rosa on cello. Program includes the Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor and the Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat.

Details: 4 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-8449 or www.miamicivicmusic.org; $30, $10 students.

 

WORLD-MUSIC HEROES

GIPSY KINGS

French band gives salsa, rumba and traditional flamenco music an irresistible pop touch.

Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster.com; $40-$85.

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