Weekend Ticket - April 12-14

 

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

Gay Pride Weekend 2010
Scenes from Saturday's Pride festival on Ocean Drive. Photo: Tomas Loewy
 

By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, April 12

THE GAMBLER
KENNY ROGERS

Raspy-voiced country-pop superstar performs beloved hits including “Lady,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” “Through the Years,” “Coward of the County” and, of course, “The Gambler.”
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-$100.

BANG YOUR HEAD
DEVICE

New project from Disturbed lead singer David Draiman and Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo performs industrial rock/metal tracks from the debut self-titled CD.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.

A STAND-UP GUY
CHRIS KATTAN

Former “Saturday Night Live” star is best known for his characters Mango, Mr. Peepers, Azrael and one-half of the head-bobbing Butabi Brothers, along with Will Ferrell.
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, April 13

LOL!
JIM BREUER

Before the South Beach Comedy Festival kicks off, crack up to this ex-“Saturday Night Live” star best known for his character Goat Boy, his dead-on impression of Joe Pesci and his role in the classic stoner comedy “Half Baked.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $23-$33.

FREE FOR ALL
LONG LIVE THE ’80S

New York freestyle pioneer Lisa Lisa performs dance hits including ‘I Wonder If I Take You Home,’ ‘Lost In Emotion’ and ‘Head to Toe.’
Details: 8 p.m. at Secada’s at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com.

FOR SALSA LOVERS
MARLOW ROSADO Y LA RIQUENA

Grammy Award-winner for Best Tropical Latin CD (“Retro”) has performed with greats including Celia Cruz, Selena, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin and Olga Tanon, among many others.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrest-fl.gov; $20-$25.

EL DIABLO DE LA SALSA
OSCAR D’LEON

Venezuelan salsa king and accomplished upright bassist performs lively Latin standards.
Details: 10 p.m. at La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.

Sunday, April 14

MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE PARADE
ADAM LAMBERT

Secure your grandstand seats for the finale of the Gay Pride Week events, featuring a wild and wacky parade, plus “American Idol” fave Lambert, whose skyrocketing vocals won him a Grammy nomination, the hit single “Whataya Want From Me,” the No.1 album “Trespassing” and the chance to channel the late, great Freddie Mercury on tour with Queen.
Details: 11 a.m. (Lambert’s concert starts at 8 p.m.) at Lummus Park on Ocean Drive between 11th and 12th streets in Miami Beach; www.miamibeachgaypride.com; $45-$50.

SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS
CONRAD TAO

Acclaimed pianist dubbed by Forbes magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” will perform all five Beethoven concertos.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday and 8:15 Monday and Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25-$50 Sunday, $62-$85 Monday and Tuesday.

LOCAL BOYS MAKE GOOD
NONPOINT

Fort Lauderdale hard-rock band that has been trashing stages for the past 15 years performs favorites from its nine studio albums.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.

Next Week

LET LOOSE
PAPA ROACH

California alt-metal band led by explosive singer Jacoby Shaddix takes the stage in support of its eighth studio album, “The Connection.” Escape the Fate and Otherwise open.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.

THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH
MIKE TYSON

One of the most controversial and dangerous figures in pop and sports culture over the past three decades bares his soul about the soaring highs and crushing lows of fame and fortune.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $35-$75.

ALL THAT JAZZ
JANA HERZEN AND CHARNETT MOFFETT

Singer/guitarist and legendary bassist perform material from their new CD “Passion of a Lonely Heart.”
Details: 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.thevandykecafe.com; free.

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