Weekend Ticket: July 23-25

 

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

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Now-Again Records
 

By Michael Hamersly

 

FRIDAY, JULY 23


REGGAE ROYALTY

BERES HAMMOND

Soulful Jamaican singer, who has thrilled crowds for more than 35 years, performs in support of his latest album, "A Moment in Time." He's joined by Inner Circle ("Bad Boys" - yes, the theme song for that cop show), Kenyatta Hill and Lenya Wilks.

Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster.com; $35-$75.


BRAZILIAN BEATS

SEU JORGE AND ALMAZ

Musician and actor ("The Life Aquatic," "City of God") performs funky samba with his band.

Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; 305-672-5202 or Ticketmaster; $40.50.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 24


SUPER SATURDAYS

FLORIDA MARLINS

After the Fish take out the Atlanta Braves, stick around for a concert by R&B legend Diddy and his new group Dirty Money, featuring up-and-coming singer Kalenna and Danity Kane member Dawn Richard. They'll perform the new hit "Hello Good Morning," plus other high-energy tracks from the album "Last Train to Paris."

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.

 

GET SILLY

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC

You know you love this guilty-pleasure novelty artist and his surprisingly good zany parodies of mega-hits, including "Eat It," "My Bologna" and "Like a Surgeon."

Details: 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $21.50-$46.50.

 

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!

THE FAB FAUX

One of the best Beatles tribute bands around performs the "Sgt. Pepper" album in its entirety, plus faithful renditions of complex classics such as "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Paperback Writer," "Because" and "I Am the Walrus."

Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.browardcenter.org ; $39-$59, $120 VIP (seats in the first four rows, plus a meet-and-greet with the band after the show).

 

AUTHOR EVENT

DANIEL SILVA

Novelist who has reached "the pinnacle of world-class spy thriller writing" (The Denver Post), reads from, discusses and signs his latest book, "The Rembrandt Affair" (Putnam, $26.95).

Details: 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com ; free.

 

IN THE HOUSE

INFECTED MUSHROOM

Isreali electronic-music duo, whose latest album "Legend of the Black Shawarma" features help from singers Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction and Jonathan Davis of Korn, performs a rock-heavy DJ set.

Details: 10 p.m. at Gryphon Nightclub, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.wantickets.com ; $25, $50 VIP.

 

LOCAL FAVE

NIL LARA

Singer-songwriter blends Cuban traditional sounds with country, blues and rock.

Details: 10 p.m. at the Delano Hotel's Florida Room, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2000; free.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 25


GROOVIN'

SUBLIME WITH ROME

Revel in the spirit of California alt-reggae band Sublime, with Rome Ramirez taking over vocals from original lead singer Bradley Nowell, who died in 1996. You'll hear the hits "What I Got," "Wrong Way," "Date Rape" and "Santeria"; Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu, whose hit "One Day" was the NBC theme song for the Olympics, is the opening act.

Details: 6:20 p.m. at the Sunset Cove Amphitheatre, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 561-488-8069; $39.50.

 

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