Weekend Ticket - Apr. 27-29

 

Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.

Slick Rick

By Michael Hamersly

Friday, Apr. 27


VIERNES CULTURALES
LOU-LOU DAVILA-HAGOPIAN

Check out colorful works by this Puerto Rican artist, who describes herself as “a frustrated musician who paints music,” plus live music and fine dining at this monthly event.
Details: 7 p.m. at Calle Ocho, between 13th and 17th avenues, Little Havana; 305-643-5500; free.

HIP-HOP HOORAY!
LEGENDS OF HIP-HOP REUNION CONCERT

Go back to old-school with beloved beats from Salt-N-Pepa, Doug E. Fresh, Whodini, Rob Base, EPMD, Slick Rick, Kid ‘N Play and many more. It takes more than two to make a thing go right.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Davie; Ticketmaster; $29.95-$149.95.


FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA

Venezuelan Latin jazz singer Maria Rivas lights up the stage at the MOCA's free monthly jazz concert.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art., 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.

 

BUST A GUT
BILLY GARDELL

You’ve laughed at his antics in flicks such as “Bad Santa” and “You, Me and Dupree,” but his claim to fame is his role as Mike Biggs on CBS’ hit sitcom “Mike & Molly.” Oh, and he’s also opened for George Carlin and Dennis Miller.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$80.

FAUX FAB FOUR
”GET BACK!”

Cast members of Broadway’s legendary “Beatlemania” create the loving illusion of John, Paul, George and Ringo, using authentic costumes, vintage instruments and spot-on versions of faves such as “She Loves You,” “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be” and “All You Need Is Love.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $34-$44.

KING OF THE SURF GUITAR
DICK DALE

At 74, the guitarist who introduced  heavy reverb to give his music a “wet” sound like the waves he loved to ride, shows no sign of slowing down. Modern music fans might recognize Dale signature guitar sampled in the Black Eyed Peas’ song “Pump It.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $26.

SHAKE IT UP
EARTHQUAKE

The man whose mama calls him Nathaniel Stroman is known as “the comedian’s favorite comedian” for his appearances on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam and Chris Rock’s sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris.” Check out his concert DVD “From the Outhouse to the White House for a taste of what to expect.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $22.

 

Saturday, Apr. 28


CHOPIN FOR ALL
SARA DANESHPOUR

Acclaimed young pianist (The Washington Post raved that she creates “transfixing poetry”) performs works by Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; 305-868-0624 or www.chopin.org; free.

ROCKING FOR RIGHTS
RISE AGAINST

Chicago straight-edge punk band that is politically outspoken on many topics including animal rights, vegetarianism and homophobia tours in support of its latest album, “Endgame,” which hit No. 2 on The Billboard 200 charts. Opening are A Day to Remember and TitleFight.
Details: 7 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $35.

JAZZ AT PINECREST GARDENS
DEBBIE ORTA

South Florida chanteuse sings classics by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, plus Brazilian and Latin jazz beats.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; 877-496-8499 or www.pinecrest-fl.gov; $20 and $25.

 

Sunday, Apr. 29


FIGHT TO UNITE TOUR
BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

They might not look like it, but this Orlando electronic group aims to spread the message of love, acceptance and anti-bullying. Also on the bill are Brokencyde, Deuce, Polkadot Cadaver, William Control, The Bunny the Bear and more.
Details: 5 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $16 advance, $18 day of show.

 

Next Week


STILL TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS
BACHMAN & TURNER

Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, the heart and soul of ‘70s working-man rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, are back together to thrill fans with the classic hits “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” aand “Takin’ Care of Business,” plus a few new tracks from their self-titled 2010 album.
Details: 8 p.m.Monday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$60.

DUELING GUITARS
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA

Mexican duo applies their love of heavy-metal groups such as Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer to a unique, fast, rhythmic style of playing on acoustic guitars. They perform with the 13-piece orchestra C.U.B.A., with whom they recorded the album “Area 52,” released in January.
Details: 8 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; $32.

INDIE-ROCK SHOWCASE
EYES LIPS EYES

L.A. disco-punk quartet that draws comparisons to The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand teams up with eclectic local band Radioboxer, which describes its music as “bi-polar pop.”
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Little Haiti; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $5.

LOL!
JARROD HARRIS

Comedy Central and “Lopez Tonight” vet has overcome a dark childhood, including abuse and homelessness, to make light of adverse situations.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Florida Comedy Club, Playwright Irish Pub in Gulfstream Park Casino, 901 South Federal Hwy., Hallandale; www.floridacomedyclub.com; $40.

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