Weekend Ticket – April 1-3
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, April 1
Grammy-winning guitarist Al DiMeola, fusing jazz and world music with his ensemble World Sinfonia, teams up with fellow Grammy-winner Lee Ritenour, aka “Captain Fingers,” who is performing in support of his latest album, “Six String Theory,” named “Guitar Album of the Year” by Guitar International mag.
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; $25-$130.
You’ve seen him in Wes Craven’s “Scream” horror films, and opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt in the TV series “Ghost Whisperer.” Now see Jamie Kennedy doing his first love, stand-up comedy – just don’t heckle him!
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., #182, Coconut Grove; 305-441-8200; $25, plus two-drink minimum.
One of Miami’s truly unique rock bands celebrates the release of its sophomore album, “Magic City Ruse,” with a live performance.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; free.
Saturday, April 2
Christian rocker performs on the “Reinvention Tour” in support of his new single “Break the Cycle,” along with Superchick, Manafest and Bread of Stone.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Manuel Artime Performing Arts Center, 900 SW 1st St., Miami; 305-898-0276; $20-$25.
After the Fish beat the New York Mets, stick around for a concert by Miami homeboy rapper Pitbull, whose energetic hits include “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Hotel Room Service” and “Culo.”
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com; tickets start at $12.
You loved the dethroned Miss America singing “Save the Best For Last,” and could hardly believe how wonderfully witchy she was as Wilhelmina Slater in “Ugly Betty.” Now see the multi-talented Grammy-winner in concert.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $95.
Sunday, April 3
CONCERT AT THE CASINO
Step away from the roulette wheel and catch one of the most melodic soft-rock bands of all time, as America performs classic hits including “Sister Golden Hair,” “Tin Man,” “Ventura Highway,” “Lonely People” and “A Horse With No Name.” The Lovin’ Spoonful (“Do You Believe in Magic,” “Summer in the City,” “Daydream”) opens.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-56-MAGIC, 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15 and up.
JUST LIKE THE PIANO MAN
He was hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the Broadway hit “Movin’ Out,” so singer/pianist Michael Cavanaugh is definitely the next best thing to seeing the real Piano Man in concert. So get yourself into a New York state of mind, South Florida.xx.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; moves to the Kaye Auditorium at FAU in Boca Raton from Thursday-April 9 and the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College April 10; 561-832-7677 or www.palmbeachpops.org; $29-$89.
RAP IT UP
New Orleans hip-hop king performs in support of his upcoming album “Tha Carter IV,” to be released May 16.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter .com; $73-$125.25.
While Grateful Dead fans are known as Deadheads and Phish fans are Phish-heads, moe. fans affectionately call themselves moe.rons. Check out the playful veteran group up-close in an intimate setting.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $24.99.
Russian pianist and prodigy who stunned his parents at age 5 by performing a Beethoven sonata by ear performs.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-2438 or www.miamichambermusic.org; $30-$325.
Grateful Dead founding members Bob Weir (guitarist and singer on “Truckin’,” “Sugar Magnolia” and “I Need a Miracle”) and bassist Phil Lesh keep the spirit of the greatest jam band of all time alive.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheatre (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; LiveNation.com; $53.50.
Singer/songwriter for alt-rock band Staind performs acoustic versions of the group’s hits including “Outside,” “So Far Away” and “It’s Been Awhile,” plus tracks from his recent solo EP “Country Boy,” which taps into his roots and strikes a balance between modern and classic country.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $61.50.