Weekend Ticket - Aug. 17-19

 

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

Christian Castro

By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Aug. 17


ALL THINGS ANIME
MIZUCON 2012

Love comics, video games and fantasy? Park yourself at the Doubletree for the ultimate geek weekend (yes, Star Trek will be involved).
Details: 11 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Doubletree Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Doral; 305-261-3800 or www.macc.com; $20-$45.

FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

The world-music and Haitian party rhythms of Jean P. Jam and his band fuel a festive night also featuring local roots group Rasin Lakay.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.BigNightLittleHaiti.com.


SWEET DESTRUCTION
MONSTER JAM

See famous monster trucks (and they are truly monstrous, at 12 feet tall, 12 feet wide and at least 10,000 pounds) including Grave Digger, Superman, Gunslinger and Grinder wreaking the havoc they were created to wreak.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $20, $10 kids 2-12.

 

REGGAE GROOVE
REBELUTION

California reggae band’s popularity continues to swell , with its fourth studio album, “Peace of Mind,” debuting at No. 13 on the Billboard charts in January.
Details: 7 p.m. at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $25.

QUEEN OF COMEDY
SOMMORE

Hilarious comedienne and half-sister of actress Nia Long was dubbed “a force to be reckoned with” by none other than Oprah Winfrey and offers a classy yet sassy view of today’s issues from a woman’s perspective.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

 

CAN YOU TAKE IT?
DOUG STANHOPE

Caustic comic who inspired an article titled “Is This America’s Most Depraved Man?” takes the stage as part of his Big Stink Comedy Tour, with Carlos Valencia and Junior Stopka opening.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.

MEMORIES OF ELVIS
CHRIS MACDONALD

To commemorate the 35 years since Elvis Presley’s death, one of his greatest tribute performers gives us a dynamic salute to The King, with elaborate costumes, dancers and hits including “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”
Details: 8 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; $42.50 and $47.50.

IN CONCERT
CRISTIAN CASTRO

Mexican pop star, one of the best-selling Latin artists, takes the stage in support of his latest album, “Mi Amigo El Principe.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$95.

OLD-SCHOOL BEATS
GOLDIE

British DJ, producer, Metalheadz record label founder, graffiti artist and actor (“The World Is Not Enough,” Guy Ritchie’s “Snatch”) spins wicked jungle and drum-‘n’-bass beats, including his soulful, enduring track “Inner City Life.” DJ Hype opens.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20.

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

 

LITTLE GREEN MEN
LOS ENANITOS VERDES

Argentinian rock trio was nominated for a Latin Grammy.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $33.50-$73.50.

IN THE HOUSE
NARI & MILANI

Italian duo who have won over longtime DJs including Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, David Guetta and Tiesto spin deep house and techno, including their hit “Atom.”
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.


Next Week

 

GET YOUR STYX FIX
DENNIS DEYOUNG

Singer/songwriter and keyboardist wrote and sand lead vocals on Styx’s classic anthems such as “Lady,” “Babe,” “The Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” “The Grand Illusion” and “Come Sail Away.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$60.

LOL!
DERAY DAVIS

You know him as Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy in the “Barbershop” films, plus his skit work with Kanye West on his albums “The College Dropout” and “Late Registration.” Now see him in his natural habitat, stand-up comedy.
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; $25.

DANCE THIS MESS AROUND
THE B-52S

The world’s greatest alt-rock party band, led by the lovably foppish singer Fred Schneider and Bee-Hive girls Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, tear through quirky hits including “52 Girls,” “Planet Claire,” “Dance This Mess Around,” “Private Idaho,” “Roam,” “Cosmic Thing,” “Love Shack” and, of course, “Rock Lobster.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$70.

THAT’S A RAP
Q-TIP

Founding member of A Tribe Called Quest has been called “the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history,” and performed on Deee-Lite’s mega-hit “Groove Is In the Heart.”
Details: 11 p.m. Wednesday at LIV at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com. $40-$50.

LOL!
DERAY DAVIS

You know him as Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy in the “Barbershop” films, plus his skit work with Kanye West on his albums “The College Dropout” and “Late Registration.” Now see him in his natural habitat, stand-up comedy.
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; $25.

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