Weekend Ticket - Apr. 20-22
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Apr. 20
RAISE YOUR GLASS
LAS OLAS WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Gorge yourself on unlimited gourmet cuisine from more than 70 restaurants and wash it all down with delicious wines and microbrews at more than 45 tables. Your ticket also scores you a wine glass, butler tray, live music and even a fashion show.
Details: 7:30-10 p.m. on Las Olas Boulevard from 6th Avenue to 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; www.lasolaswineandfoodfestival.com; $100.
BRING THE NOISE
Feel the beat deep in your bones as this exhilarating, sexy and explosive performance that proves almost anything can be used as a percussive instrument.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$80.
Volatile lead singer Sebastian Bach might have moved on, but his replacement Johnny Solinger does his sassy vocals justice as this hair-metal band keeps the genre alive with hits such as “18 and Life” and “Slave to the Grind.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $22.
Spanish and French band best known for its hit “Bamboleo” has cooked up an intoxicating mix of rumba, flamenco, salsa, funk and pop since the late-‘70s.
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $50-$125.
BANG YOUR HEAD
Want your innards rearranged by churning bass, guitar and drums? This fiery German industrial-metal band is just the trick.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $35-$78.
Saturday, Apr. 21
HARD HABIT TO BREAK
Legendary band that morphed from experimental jazz-rock in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s to unstoppable power ballads performs classics such as “Saturday In the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Wishing You Were Here” and “Baby, What a Big Surprise.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster.com; $50-$85.
Grammy-winning U.K. roots reggae band led by singer David Hinds takes over the stage for two nights of politically charged yet positive and spiritually uplifting music.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $28.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
World-renowned Spanish composer and guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez performs as sultry dancer Niurca Marquez stalks the stage.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-324-4337 or www.tigertail.org; $30, $20 students and seniors, $50 VIP (priority admission and best seating).
IN THE HOUSE
British superstar DJ and producer steps behind the decks in support of his We Are Planet Perfecto party.
Details: 11 p.m. at Amnesia, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
FOR THE KIDS
THE FRESH BEAT BAND
Your tweens will go nuts over this colorful, effervescent quartet from the Nickelodeon hit show.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $28.50-$37.50.
L.A. emo-pop-punk group led by Max Bemis spins tales of frustration and insecurity, but that’s a good thing. The band headlines in support of its new album, “Anarchy My Dear,” with Kevin Devine and Fake Problems opening.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $16.
THE REVOLVER TOUR
ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE IMPOSTERS
The punk-rocker who gave us punchy hits such as “Pump It Up,” “Watching the Detectives” and “Alison” in the ‘70s has expanded his musical scope over the years to include jazz, folk and blues.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $45-$85.
Alabama rapper also known as Michael Wayne Atha takes the stage in support of his critically acclaimed debut album “Radioactive,” which opened at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 in November.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $18.
MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP VIII
What could be more thrilling than majestic horses charging through the sand in a beautiful tropical setting? Fittingly sponsored by Maserati, the polo challenge kicks off Thursday with the women’s matches and continues into the weekend with the men.
Details: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, running through April 29, from 20th to 22nd streets on South Beach; www.miamipolo.com; VIP tickets (includes access to VIP Grandstand, catered small plates and open bar if over 21) $50-$150 per day; three-day pass $375; four-day pass $450; kids under 12 free.
”FREE RANGE THINKING”
The comic who brought us “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” draws upon his decades of enlightened wisdom to search for truth in a world that runs on spin and hype.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday- April 28 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35.