Weekend Ticket - Aug. 12-14
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Aug. 12
HOT NIGHTS, COOL JAZZ
TROY ROBERTS QUARTET
Saxophonist who received a Grammy nomination for his performance on Sammy Figueroa’s latest record, “The Magician,” takes the stage with Silvano Monasterios on piano, Erick England on bass and David Chiverton on drums.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org; $10, free for members.
KICK OUT THE JAMS
Jam band from musical hotbed Athens, Ga., lays down funk, jazz, Southern rock and plenty of improvisation for two nights at one of its favorite venues; local electro-soul/funk band Aquaphonics opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $15, $25 two-day pass.
A MUSICAL GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
After 10 years on the air, three hosts of talk radio go out with a bang, dishing and reminiscing about romance and belting out empowering hits by Jennifer Lopez, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Underwood and more. Features Miami homegirl Priscilla Fernandez, who went to Braddock Senior High.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St.,
Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $30-$40.
FREE FOR ALL
MUSIC @ MIZNER
The Summer Tribute to the Legends series honors Elvis Presley with the group Blue Hawaii.
Details: 7 p.m. at Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.mizneramphitheater.com.
Saturday, Aug. 13
FEATURING BRETT DENNEN
The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project has helped keep beaches “barefoot-friendly” over the past five years with cleanup parties. Pitch in (must be 21 and over) and later attend a party featuring Barefoot Wine, surf-inspired munchies and a concert by folk-rock singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, who will perform tracks from his new album, “Loverboy.”
Details: Cleanup: 3-5 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale Beach, Southeast Fifth Street and A1A; Celebration: 5-7 p.m. at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, 1 Hall of Fame Dr., Fort Lauderdale; RSVP at BeachRescue2011.com; free.
SUPER SATURDAYS WITH THE FLORIDA MARLINS
R.K.M. AND KEN-Y
After the Fish demolish the defending World Series champions the San Francisco Giants, stick around for a concert by popular Puerto Rican reggaeton duo performing in support of their latest album, “Forever.”
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 1-877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com; tickets start at $12.
MEMORIES OF ELVIS
South Florida’s favorite Elvis tribute artist takes on The King with dead-on versions of classics including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222, www.browardcenter.org or www.chriselvis.com; $19.50-$47.50.
A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Impressionist Bobby Miller reminds us of the genius that was Michael Jackson, with enduring hits such as “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Rock With You” and “Man In the Mirror.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; 954-747-4646 or new.sunrisefl.gov; $17, $15 student, $10 kids.
Grammy-nominated Mexican pop star - aka “El Gallito Feliz” (The Happy Little Rooster), and son of renowned actress-singer Veronica Castro - performs in support of his latest album, “Vive el Principe,” a tribute to his idol, Jose Jose.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $48.50-$103.50.
One of Miami’s best bands performs along with Space Between Words for the multi-media artistic event The Awesomer Show.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami Design District; 305 -576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; free before 10 p.m., $5 after.
Sunday, Aug. 14
BANG YOUR HEAD
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
It doesn’t get any better for serious metal fans, as the Mayhem tour wraps up with a mind-blowing show featuring Disturbed, Megadeth, Godsmack and dozens more.
Details: 2:15 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, Suite 7, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445 or LiveNation.com; $25-$75.
BOOK CLUB MIXER
Love Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo, ropa vieja, churros and classic black bean soup? Meet Raquel Roque and check out her book “The Cuban Kitchen” (Knopf, $19.95), which features more than 500 classic recipes.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday at the Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-262-0255; free.
The first woman signed to the legendary Blue Note label – many of her songs have been sampled by modern hip-hop artists - performs jazz and blues accompanied by piano, bass and drums.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-448-7421 or www.communityartsprogram.org; $45, $30 in advance.
SOUTH FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR
Fourteen hometown hunks greet fans and pose for pictures as they unveil their 2012 calendar ($17); hosted by radio and TV personality Jade Alexander.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (near Murphy’s Law Irish Pub), 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-585-5112 or www.firefighterscalendar.com.