Weekend Ticket - Aug. 13

 

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

Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley
 

By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, AUG. 13
 
MUSICAL MAINSTAY
IKO-IKO
Celebrate local fave's 28 years of rocking The Road with blues and acoustic funk.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $10, free before 9:30.

A TRUE COMIC LEGEND
PAUL MOONEY
OK, here's an incredible resume: Mooney was a writer for Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy and, oh yeah, Richard Pryor; was a head writer for "In Living Color" (he created Homie the Clown), "The Dave Chappelle Show" and "Saturday Night Live" (he created Chevy Chase's word-association skit); and also wrote for "Good Times' and "Sanford and Son." Need I go on? Didn't think so.

Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St #182, Coconut Grove; 305-441-8200; $20.

SATURDAY, AUG. 14
 
"H2O WORLD TOUR"
BRAD PAISLEY
No. 1 country hit machine performs all the favorites, plus tracks from his latest album, "American Saturday Night," with Hootie & The Blowfish singer Darius Rucker and Justin Moore opening.

Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $38-$58, $23.25 festival lawn.

MODERN ROCK
THE MAINE
Fans of the Vans Warped Tour are sure to flock to see this pop-punk band from Arizona that released its major-label debut album "Black & White" in July. This Century opens.

Details: 7 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $14.99.

BOYS NAMED GOO
GOO GOO DOLLS
Raspy-voiced rocker Johnny Rzeznik leads veteran alt-rock band from Buffalo, N.Y., through hits including "Iris" and "Name," plus tracks from its first album in four years, "Something for the Rest of Us." Switchfoot ("Meant to Live," "Dare You to Move") opens.

Details: 8 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $35-$49.50.

REVEALING LOOK AT MODERN MARRIAGE
"FIFTY WORDS"
The Southeastern premiere of Michael Weller's explosive play stars Erin Joy Schmidt and Gregg Weiner as a married Brooklyn couple who are allowed their first night alone together in years when their young son has his first sleepover. Will a romantic spark be renewed, or will chaos ensue?

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, running through Sept. 12 at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-446-1116; $37.50-$45.

MEMORIES OF ELVIS
CHRIS MACDONALD
Don't miss this dead-on tribute to The King, with costumes, dancers and faithful versions of hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Don't Be Cruel," "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Hound Dog."

Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $19.50-$47.50.

SSSSSSSS!!!
SNAKE DAY
 For those who think a 10-foot python is scintillating and stimulating rather than just plain scary, this competition is for you. In other words, this ain't your grandfather's ho-hum dog-show.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-642-4200 or www.miamisci.org; $14.95, $10.95 seniors, students and kids.

COMING NEXT WEEK
 
STILL HOT STUFF
DONNA SUMMER
The Queen of Disco belts out timeless classics including "Heaven Knows," "MacArthur Park," "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls," "Love to Love You Baby" and, of course, "Hot Stuff."

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$90.

BUDWEISER SUPERFEST
ANTHONY HAMILTON
Enjoy old-school soul and R&B styles as Hamilton - who was influenced by Bill Withers, Al Green and Marvin Gaye - leads a stellar lineup also featuring KEM, Jaheim and Raheem DeVaughn.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, Waterfront Theater, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster.com; $39.75-$79.75.

THEY WILL BE LOVED
MAROON 5
Angelic-voiced singer Adam Levine fronts smooth L.A. band that gave us the mega-hits "This Love," "Harder to Breathe," "She Will Be Loved" and "Makes Me Wonder"; you'll also hear plenty of new stuff from the long-awaited new album, "Hands All Over," produced by studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Kris Allen, winner of "American Idol" Season 8, and V V Brown open.
Contest: Click here to enter to win a pair of tickets to the Maroon 5 show.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $35-$69.50.

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