Weekend Ticket - April 8-10
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, April 8
A GRAND FINALE
Two chances this weekend to catch the swan song of one of the greatest bands to grace South Florida clubs with its gumbo mix of Nawlins blues and rock.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $35.
Saturday, April 9
ALL THAT JAZZ
AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET
European piano prodigy performs with her husband, flutist Bart Platteau.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $40.
The Beatles really never go out of style, do they? So relive the glory days with the next best thing to the Fab Four, which will take you on a magical mystery tour from the early mop-top days, to the psychedelic period, to “The End.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs; www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $36.04-$46.64.
TICKLING THE IVORIES
HARRY CONNICK JR.
Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer, pianist and actor (“Copycat,” anyone?) performs jazz and big-band standards.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-750-1668; $29.50-$89.50.
ROBERT CRAY BAND
Five-time Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist performs with his band in support of its latest release, “Cookin’ in Mobile.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $47.25.
THAT MAGICAL FEELING
Illusionist and Miami native wows the crowd with a stripped-down show with no smoke or mirrors.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main St., Miami Lakes; www.dylanace.com; $10.
Sunday, April 10
JERRY GARCIA BAND
Side project by beloved Grateful Dead leader rolls on 16 years after Garcia’s death, led by keyboardist Melvin Seals.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.
HARD ROCK PIONEERS
German speed-metal group best known for its album “Balls to the Wall” rocks the stage, with Sabaton opening.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.
Former main evening anchor of Miami’s ABC affiliate WPLG who was fired by the station in 2009 after he filed a discrimination complaint, reads from and discusses his autobiography, “Confessions of a Gay Anchorman” ($20.99, lulu.com).
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.
FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS
Emo-rock lovers will find heaven with the headliners from Texas, plus Breathe Carolina, We Are the In Crowd and more.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Room, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $18.
MONSTER BALL TOUR
Two chances to catch the heir apparent to Madonna performing hits including “Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance.” Get your camera ready, because you never know what wild outfit she’ll break out.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; 8 p.m. Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $ $53.25-$178.75.
HERE’S THE LOWDOWN
Jazzy rocker best-known for enduring hits “We’re All Alone,” “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” takes the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.kravis.org; $20-$95.
”SOUNDING OFF FOR A CURE”
Voices Against Brain Cancer presents an auction and concert hosted by Tony Danza and featuring performances by The Beach Boys, Gloria Gaynor, Foreigner singer Lou Gramm and The Osmond Brothers.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org; $150, $300 VIP.
Led Zeppelin singer takes the stage with his Band of Joy to serve up some bluegrass – and maybe some hard-rock classics.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $52-$98.50.
OH, THAT VOICE
Motown legend who gave us hits including “I Second That Emotion,” “Tracks of My Tears” and “Get Ready” performs.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 800-572-8471 or www.kravis.org; $32-$147.25.