Weekend Ticket - July 9 -11

 

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

Red Bull Flugtag
Previous Red Bull Flugtag events have brought thousands of people out to watch, from land or by boat.
 

By Michael Hamersly

 

FRIDAY, JULY 9

 

YUK IT UP

D.L. HUGHLEY

Don't miss one of the founders of the Original Kings of Comedy (along with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac) performing a three-night gig before heading to the famous Caroline's on Broadway in New York.

Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7, 9:15 and 11:15 p.m. Saturday and 7p.m. Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, Seminole Paradise, 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood; $32.

 

BAD BOY BILL

Chicago DJ bombards the dance floor with rapid-fire hard house and trance tracks.

Details: 10 p.m. at Gryphon Nightclub, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-581-5454; $20.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 10


MANGO MANIA

INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL

Celebrate the succulent mangos of India with tastings, cooking demonstrations, lectures, workshops, Bollywood dancers and entertainment for kids including a puppet show.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org; $20, $15 seniors, $10 kids 6-17; free for Fairchild members and kids 5 and under.

 

"FLYING DAY"

RED BULL FLUGTAG

Thrill-seekers, aka those who have no sense of their own mortality, and those who love to watch the agony of defeat will gather Saturday morning for this zany competition. It's pretty simple: Crazy people design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 30-foot-high ramp, only to crash into Biscayne Bay.

Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.redbullflugtagusa.com.

 

ART EXHIBIT

SEASON REVIEW 2009-10

Expect the unexpected, as artists including Jose Bechara, Colectivo MR, Michael Flomen, Ningura Napurrula and many more display their unique works in media including painting, photography, drawing and installation.

Details: 7:30-10 p.m. at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, 2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-1804; free.

 

JUMP UP!

KASSAV

Sway to the rhythms of the world's most beloved French Caribbean zouk band over the past 30 years.

Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; 305-672-5202 or www,rhythmfoundation.com; $40.

 

"EL SONERO DE LA JUVENTUD"

VICTOR MANUELLE

Latin Grammy-nominated Puerto Rican singer delivers a killer mix of romantic salsa, Colombian vallenato and reggaeton.

Details: 9 p.m. at La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Miami; 305-594-3717; $30.


LOCAL FAVE

NIL LARA

Miami singer/songwriter blends country and blues with a Cuban twist.

Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $10.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 11

 

BOOK SIGNING

JULIE ANDREWS

Rescheduled from its original May 23 date (those tickets will be honored), the Broadway and Hollywood star signs copies of her novel "The Very Fairy Princess" (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $16.99).

Details: 2 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

 

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