Weekend Ticket - Apr. 6-8

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

 

Friday, Apr. 6

SOUL FEST 2012
BLOWFLY

Sex-crazed, old-school soul man with the foulest mouth you’ve ever heard anchors a long night of jamming, along with Radioboxer, the Friday Funk Machine and Ralph “Soul” Jackson.
Details: 7 p.m. at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807 or www.churchillspub.com; $12.

RAP IT UP
RAEKWON

Wu-Tang Clan member flies solo in support of his albums “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” and last year’s “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.” Opening acts are Freddie Gibbs, JD Era, Kofi Black and Garcia.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $24.

POLARIZING POLITICAL COMMENTATOR
BILL O’REILLY

Bestselling author and host of “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel (and comic inspiration of political satirist Stephen Colbert’s character on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”) takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach;  561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$125.

 

Saturday, Apr. 7


FREE FOR ALL
PENTAGRAM OXAGRAM

All-ages show features the debut live performance from local experimental indie-rock group, along with pop-punk band A Call to Arms.
Details: 8 p.m. at Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309 or www.sweatrecordsmiami.com.

 

GENRE BUSTERS
PINK MARTINI

Thirteen-member ”little orchestra” from Portland, Ore., blends all kinds of musical styles, including classical, jazz, Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Italian folk and old-fashioned Hollywood musicals.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $20-$100.

AREN’T THEY A PAIR?
LESLIE JORDAN AND VARLA JEAN MERMAN

Jordan brings the Southern humor and LGBT material that made his show “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet” an Off-Broadway hit, while Merman’s alter ego Jeffery Roberson has played the role of Mary Sunshine in “Chicago” on Broadway and opened for Jennifer Holiday.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; $40-$50.

KING OF PARTYING
ANDREW W.K.

High-energy rocker as famous for his bloody nose (on the cover of his controversial 2001 album “I Get Wet”) as his hard-partying ways, takes the stage.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20 advance, $22 day of show.

THEY’RE BA-A-ACK
MARIA

Miami bilingual alt-rock band that made a huge splash in the late-‘90s and early ‘00s celebrates a return to performing live, with opening act Bajo Tregua.
Details: 10 p.m. Saturday at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $5.

 

Sunday, Apr. 8


ALL THAT JAZZ
ORIENTE

Six-piece group serves up a seductive blend of blues, jazz and Afro-Cuban beats with a tinge of New Orleans soul.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-3600 or www.thevandykecafe.com; no cover, but $7 for a table.

 

Next Week


LOL!
THE QUEER QUEENS OF QOMEDY

Quick-witted stand-up star Poppy Champlin heads a lineup also including Vickie Shaw and Barb Neligan.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $20-$30.

STILL RUNNIN’ WITH THE DEVIL
VAN HALEN

Singer David Lee Roth and crazy-fingered guitarist Eddie Van Halen are still going strong, touring in support of the band’s new album, “A Different Kind of Truth.” And in a weird and wonderful stroke of visionary genius, the opening act is none other than legendary R&B group Kool & The Gang (nope, that’s not a typo). Should be a wild night.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $25.75-$145.75.

AN AMERICAN ICON
LIZA MINNELLI

Judy Garland’s daughter has made quite a name for herself, having been one of the few artists ever to win Grammy, Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards. She’ll perform classics from “Cabaret,” “New York, New York,” plus numerous standards.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $55-$90.

BOSSA NOVA BOSS
SERGIO MENDES

Legendary founder of Brasil ’66 celebrates 50 years in the music biz with a show featuring works from his career-spanning retrospective, “Sergio Mendes – Celebration: A Musical Journey.” Opening is Jon Secada.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$95.


ONE HEAVENLY SHOW
LOS LONELY BOYS

Chicano rock trio best known for its 2004 hit “Heaven” brings its self-described “Texican rock ‘n’ roll” to the intimate Culture Room in support of its latest album, “Rockpango.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $22.

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