Weekend Ticket - April 5-7

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, April 5

BIG BEATS
HEINEKEN TRANSATLANTIC FESTIVAL

The Rhythm Foundation presents two days of modern world music, featuring electro-tango band Bajofondo performing in support of its new CD “Present” on Friday night, and exciting alt-Latino band Bomba Estereo on Saturday night along with the Florida debut of New York City-based carioca bass sensation Zuzuka Poderosa.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or www.transatlanticfestival.com; $23 in advance, $28 at the door, $35 weekend pass.

COUNTRY LEGEND
CRYSTAL GAYLE

Singer famous for her 1977 hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” and for being Loretta Lynn’s youngest sister takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $20-$35.

IN THE HOUSE
ROBBIE RIVERA

Progressive house, tribal and electro DJ who brings us his epic Juicy Beach parties every Winter Music Conference at Nikki Beach steps behind the decks.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.

Saturday, April 6

LOSE YOUR MIND
MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE

New York City-based punk/industrial/hip-hop group led by singer Little Jimmy Urine tears up the stage in support of its latest album, “Tighter.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $21.50.

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
“CARMEN”

One of opera’s most beloved classics marries the passionate music of Bizet to a tragic love triangle in sultry Seville, Spain, circa 1830.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.gusmancenter.org; $25-$45.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER
KINKY

Grammy-nominated Mexican alt-rock band that blends Latin rhythms with rock and techno performs in support of its latest album, “Sueño de la Maquina.”
Details: 9 p.m. at La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $25-$55.

Sunday, April 7

CELEBRATE COLOMBIAN FOLK MUSIC
FESTIVAL VALLENATO MIAMI 2013

Groove to the sounds of Jorge Celedon, Pipe Pelaez, Daniel Calderon y Los Gigantes and many more at this all-day, family-friendly event.
Details: 1 p.m. at Bayfront Park’s Klipsch Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami; LiveNation.com; $38.50-$78.50.

IN CONCERT
TIFT MERRITT

Grammy-nominated rock, soul, funk and country singer who has been compared to both Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris performs in support of her latest album, “Traveling Alone.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25.

Next Week

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
“FROM DARKNESS COMES THE LIGHT”

Master Concerts III presents cellist Zuill Bailey, called “one of the most exciting cellists to come along in years” by the Kansas City Star, performing the famed and intimate Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$75.

AUTHOR EVENT
ANDY COHEN

Emmy Award-winning producer of such hit Bravo TV shows as “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” “Top Chef,” “Project Runway” and “The Real Housewives” franchise – plus on-air host of the hilarious talk show “Watch What Happens Live” – discusses and signs his book “Most Talkative” (St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; www.booksandbooks.com; vouchers required (available at any Books & Books for the price of the book).

THE RED TOUR
TAYLOR SWIFT

Country-pop sweetheart whose hits “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me” and “Mean” helped win her multiple Grammys is back at the top of the charts with the ubiquitous smashes “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $32.50-$87.50.

HE’S BACK ON
JOHN LEGEND

Grammy Award-winning neo-soul man who postponed his Oct. 17, 2012, show because his new album wasn’t completed is now ready to rock your world with tracks from the upcoming CD “Love in the Future,” including the new single “Who Do We Think We Are.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$100.

LOL!
KEVIN JAMES

Everyman comic best known for his role in the hit TV sitcom “The King of Queens” does stand-up.
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-$100.

BLUE COLLAR COMEDY
BILL ENGVALL AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY

Two of the members of the “good ole boys” comedy troupe dish out redneck humor.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $28.75-$70.75.

FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ IT UP

Debbie Orta, who has shared the stage with Jose Luis “El Puma” Rodriguez and Chayanne, performs selections from the Great American Songbook with her quartet, plus Brazilian and Latin jazz and funk.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Moonchine Bistro’s Sweet Saloon Lounge, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.kccproductions.com.

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