Weekend Ticket - Aug. 19-21
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Aug. 19
”SO MY GRANDMOTHER DIED, BLAH BLAH BLAH”
See Paul Tei’s latest comic masterpiece starring Melissa Almaguer as Polly Chekhov, a comedy writer with writer’s block who comes home for her beloved grandmother Mary’s wake.
Details: 7 p.m., running through Sept. 10, at The Light Box, 404 NW 26th St., Miami; 866-811-4111 or www.madcattheater.org; $50 opening night, $25, $12 students.
”JUST ME” TOUR
R&B superstar performs a rare, intimate acoustic set featuring all his hits, plus tracks from his new album.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $36.50-$48.50.
Jazz saxophonist and instructor at Broward College performs and interacts with young musicians aged 8-17.
Details: 8 p.m. at WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, Miami; 305-662-8889 or www.wdna.org; $15, free for WDNA members and students 18 and under.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Free For All
Miami’s own Afro-Cuban funk band grooves at PAX.
Details: 9 p.m. at PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847 or www.paxmiami.com.
Country trio performs smash hits including “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most” and “Why Wait.” Don’t be late: Opening acts are Sara Evans, Justin Moore and Easton Corbin.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445 or LiveNation.com; $35.25-$58.75.
San Diego acoustic-reggae-fusion-rock band brings its Seedless Summer 2011 Tour to Miami, along with Rebelution, Shwayne and Cisco Adler. What can you expect? Well, the group’s latest album is called “Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid.” ‘Nuff said.
Details: 7 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 561-488-7414 or Ticketmaster; $32.50.
Lead singer and songwriter for pop-punk band Fall Out Boy takes the stage in support of his debut solo album, “Soul Punk.” Wynter Gordon and John West open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.
ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION
Singer, songwriter and fiddler who has won 26 Grammy Awards performs in support of her latest album, “Paper Airplane.” Don’t miss opening act Dawes, an L.A. band that sounds like a countrified version of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theatre, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45-$75.
”VAMOS A CELEBRAR”
LOS 3 DE LA HABANA
Recently exiled vocal Cuban band combines Latin rhythms with jazz and pop.
Details: 8 p.m. at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-547-5414; $35-$65.
MUSIC AT MIZNER
”LET IT BE”
Beatles tribute band faithfully resurrects the Fab Four’s greatest anthems, from “She Loves You” to “Yesterday” to “All You Need Is Love” to “Let It Be.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.mizneramphitheater.com; free.
Sunday, Aug. 21
Piano-driven alt-rock band takes the stage in support of its latest album, “People and Things,” along with Guster, Augustana and Lady Danville.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $31.50.
Traveling electronic-music event that’s a cross between Ultra and Lollapalooza features some of the world's best DJs and techno acts, including Kaskade, The Crystal Method, Rusko, Hercules and Love Affair, Pretty Lights, The Disco Biscuits, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow and Nervo.
Details: 1-11 p.m. Thursday at Bayfront Park, Klipsch Amphitheatre, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.idfestival.com or LiveNation.com; $63, $200 VIP.
Come hear the artist described by The New Yorker magazine as “the most consequential artist to have emerged since the 1980s” discuss his exhibit, “Any Ever” (on view through Sept. 3).
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org; free with museum admission ($5).
DUB IT UP
Hasidic reggae-rapper blends traditional Jewish themes with modern beats.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $25.50.