Weekend Ticket - Aug. 10-12
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Aug. 10
LIGHT IT UP
Alt-rock band from Utah performs hits including ”Animal,” “1983” and “Your Surrender,” plus new tracks from the group’s second album, “Picture Show.” Opening acts are Walk the Moon and Twenty One Pilots.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.
FREE FOR ALL
Take a trip back to the sweet harmonies of the ‘50s with South Florida party band The Fabulons.
Details: 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us.
Co-starring in Jerry Seinfeld’s film “Comedian” is certainly not a bad career move, and Orny Adams has taken full advantage. He’s followed up his hilarious DVD/CD “Path of Most Resistance” with his upcoming special on Comedy Central, “Orny Adams Takes the Third.” You can also check him out on MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $17-$20.
DWNTWN MIAMI CONCERT SERIES
The final summer concert in this series is a big one: Bob Marley’s legendary reggae band will perform timeless hits including “One Love,” “Buffalo Soldier,” “Three Little Birds,” “Redemption Song” and “Get Up Stand Up.” Jahfei opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Olympia Theatre at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; www.dwntwnconcerts.com; free.
PICKIN’ AND GRINNIN'
It’s not often an artist combines stand-up comedy with country music, but this Texas boy has managed to successfully straddle that line pretty well. For an idea of what to expect, one of his songs is titled “Letter To My Penis” and two of his albums are “Morning Wood” and “Nut Sack.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $45-$65.
”GUESS WHO’S BACK TOUR"
You know him from the “Friday” and “Rush Hour” film series – now see him as he started out, as an up-and-coming comic on the Def Comedy Jam circuit.
Details: 8 p.m.at Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood.; Ticketmaster; $55-$90.
IN THE HOUSE
British DJ brings his super-hip mix of progressive house and electro beats, including his remixes of tracks by the Beastie Boys, Gorillaz, Depeche Mode, N.E.R.D. and Phoenix.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
Saturday, Aug. 11
FEEL THE BEAT
SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL
Move your feet to the underground electronic sounds of Bunny (of Rabbit in the Moon fame), Cato K, Pedro M, DJ Xta-C and dozens more.
Details: 4 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday at SoHo Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $25.
LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND
Mississippi rapper whose stage name means King Remembered In Time has won critical raves and has worked with David Banner, Chamillionaire and Ludacris, among others.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $27.
MY KINDA PARTY
Country star from Georgia performs faves including “She’s Country,” “Why,” “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “The Truth” and “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” plus tracks from his new album featuring “Take a Little Ride.” Luke Bryan opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $45-$80.
THAT’S A RAP
Philly rap phenom’s natural flow has attracted big attention from Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Diddy and Swizz Beatz.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35-$45.
Is there any current singer-songwriter more likeable than Jason Mraz? The easygoing, blue-eyed soul troubadour charmed America with the ubiquitous hit “I’m Yours,” then went on to win Grammys with the hits “Make It Mine” and “Lucky.” Christina Perri (“Jar of Hearts”) opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m.Wednesday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $23-$59.50.
THE AX-MAN COMETH
Very few rock guitarists can command a headlining tour on their own – Grammy-winning virtuoso Steve Vai, who has toured with Frank Zappa, Public Image Ltd., David Lee Roth and Whitesnake, is one of them.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $27.
One of the “Original Latin Kings of Comedy” (along with Cheech, Paul Rodriguez, George Lopez and Joey Medina) tours in support of his two recent shows, “Red Nexican” and “Hick-Spanic.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Aug. 17, and 8 and 10:45 p.m. Aug. 18, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $15.
Two cousins who grew up in Panama – Raka Dun and Raka Rich – blend hip-hop, dancehall and reggae with their unique streetwise sound.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; www.paxmiami.com; $10.
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