Weekend Ticket - 8/14 through 8/16
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
It's the dog days of summer, and that means touring fiend Dave Matthews and his band will be jamming in your city sooner or later.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $32-$67.
INTO THE HEART OF JAMAICA
Florida premiere of documentary that examines reggae artists' courageous journey to prosperity and international recognition. Starring Lee "Scratch" Perry and Sly & Robbie.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 10:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $10, free for members.
ONE SWEET SHOW
Singer Mark McGrath and his band perform infectious pop-rock hits including "When It's Over," "Every Morning," "Someday" and "Fly"; Fastball and Aimee Allen open.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $24.99.
Local theater hero and Mad Cat Theatre founder Paul Tei (who plays Barry the money launderer on "Burn Notice") updates Moliere's 1670 play "Bourgeois Gentleman" to 1971 Memphis, where Mr. Jourdain, played by Erik Fabregat, looks a lot like Elvis. In this twisted Graceland, cheeseburgers, karate, prescription drugs and mayhem reign supreme.
Details: 8 p.m., running through Aug. 22 at the Light Box Theatre, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-576-6377 or www.madcattheatre.org; $25-$30, $10 students.
FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
After the Fish take care of the Colorado Rockies, stick around for a concert by country singer Steven Curtis Chapman.
Details: Game time is 6:10 p.m.; Land Shark Stadium, 2267 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; www.floridamarlins.com; tickets start at $12.
Hip-hop MC and actor (he played Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records") teams up with Jay Electronica to perform classics plus new material from his album, "The Ecstatic." Raves Esquire mag: "There is no better lyricist (or deliverer of lyrics) in music. Not hip-hop. Music."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $32-$59.
Country music and Revolution Live don't often appear in the same sentence, but Tritt will have the crowd pumped up with hits including "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," "Foolish Pride," "Best of Intentions" and "Love of a Woman."
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $28.
Play by David Mamet (Pulitzer winner for "Glengarry Glen Ross") hilariously skewers the greed and corruption surrounding the film industry.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, running through Sept. 13 at GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119 or www.gablestage.org; $37.50-$42.50.
Opening reception of photography exhibit by Cuban artist Juan Carlos Aguero, which focuses on the beauty of the Everglades.
Details: 8 p.m. at Zu Galeria Fine Arts, 2248 SW 8th St., Little Havana; 786-443-5872; free, partial proceeds from opening-night sales will benefit the Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
LOVE HIM TENDER
CHRIS MACDONALD'S "MEMORIES OF ELVIS"
High-energy show nails the essence of The King, with swiveling hips, costumes, a four-piece horn section and hits including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me Tender."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $22.50-$42.50.
FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR
The Gatorade Free Flow Tour is an amateur skateboarding and BMX series that travels across the country throughout the summer and hits MIA Skatepark today to hold a skate park competition. The event is for amateur skaters 18 and under, and the winner from Miami will go on to compete in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, Sept. 17-20, for a chance to earn a spot in the Dew Tour's PlayStation Pro.
Details: 12:30 p.m. at MIA Skatepark, 1850 NW 84 Ave, Doral, 305-599-2172. For more information gatoradefreeflowtour.com.
Break out the tie-dye and groove to the sounds of the '60s with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie ("Happy Together," "It Ain't Me Babe"), Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night ("One," "Joy to the World"), Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals ("Good Lovin'," "Groovin'," "People Got to Be Free"), Badfinger featuring Joey Molland ("Come and Get It," "Day After Day") and Mountain featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing ("Mississippi Queen").
Details: Doors open at 5 p.m.; showtime is 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theatre, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45-$75.
FREE FOR ALL
Local singers backed by the Derek Mac Band celebrate the music of soul legends including James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin.
Details: 9 p.m. at Van Dyke Cafe, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-3600 or www.thevandykecafe.com.
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