Weekend Ticket - Aug. 26-29
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Aug. 26
JAZZ AT MOCA
Austrian pianist and composer performs expressive, emotional works from his debut album, “When the Day Is Done.”
Details: 8 p.m. at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211or www.mocanomi.org; free.
THE BARD’S CLASSIC
Shakespeare’s triumphant drama tells the story of an unruly, heavy-drinking adolescent who becomes King of England and must inspire and lead his soldiers into war against France.
Details: 8 p.m., running through Sept. 10, at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables; 305-443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org; $40, student rush tickets $15.
THE REUNION – WHAT LEGENDS ARE MADE OF
Groove to ‘90s classic beats South Florida-style with banging DJ sets by Baby Anne, Hawke, Andy Hughes, Stryke, Merlyn and many more.
Details: 10 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.
Saturday, Aug. 27
MUSIC AT MIZNER
UV – A TRIBUTE TO U2
Summer musical series goes out with a bang with UV’s uncanny imitation of Bono and his bandmates performing anthemic rock tracks including “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “With or Without You,” “New Year’s Day” and “”Where the Streets Have No Name.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.mizneramphitheater.com; free.
NUEVA TROVA PIONEER
Cuban singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist’s near-40-year career has led him to perform with artists including Silvio Rodríguez, Victor Manuel, Compay Segundo and Chucho Valdes.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $48.25-$208.75.
KENNY VANCE AND THE PLANOTONES
Original member of Jay and the Americans - who went on to become music supervisor for the films “Animal House” and “Eddie and the Cruisers” and then music director on “Saturday Night Live,” where he booked Aretha Franklin, Prince and James Brown – performs with his band.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $30.50-$50.50.
IN THE MIX
L.A. electronic music artist who blends electro beats with hip-hop, ‘70s funk and straight-up house spins in support of his new remix album, “Brolabs,” which he says is “all about collaborating with friends I like to work with and whose music I respect.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $12 in advance, $14 day of show.
Sunday, Aug. 28
If your tweenage daughter is going through “Twilight” withdrawal, take her to meet the author of “Blood on the Moon” (Running Press, $9.95), a young-adult suspense novel featuring werewolves, vampires and, of course, romance.
Details: 6 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or
Take a trip back to the glorious days of ‘60s rock with Dave Mason (a founding member of the group Traffic who also played acoustic guitar on Jimi Hendrix’s version of “All Along the Watchtower” and later gave us the solo hit “We Just Disagree”), Mark Farner (lead singer of Grand Funk Railroad: “I’m Your Captain [Closer to Home],” “We’re an American Band”), Rick Derringer (“Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”), Gary Wright (“Love Is Alive,” “Dream Weaver”) and Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals (“Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “People Got to Be Free”).
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood. 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $39-$69.
BANG YOUR HEAD
THE INKED MAGAZINE MUSIC TOUR
Show off your body art while shaking what your mama gave you to the sounds of heavy-metal supergroup The Damned Things, featuring members of Fall Out Boy, Anthrax and Every Time I Die. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster open.
Details: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.
MELODIC ROCK AT ITS BEST
Superstar band led by Adam Levine performs hits including “She Will Be Loved,” “Sunday Morning,” “This Love” and “Makes Me Wonder,” plus tracks from the latest album, “Hands All Over.” Don’t be fashionably late, as fellow Grammy-winning group Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Marry Me,” “Hey Soul Sister”) opens.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445; $13-$79.50.
LIVE CINEMATIC PERFORMANCE
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Check out the rap-punk-funk-rock group performing its new album “I’m With You” live via satellite in its entirety for the first and only time.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at various theaters in South Florida – check out www.rhcplivehd.com for details.
GET A SNEAK PEEK
MARLINS MERMAIDS CALENDAR UNVEILING
You’ve loved watching the Fish’s dance/cheerleaders root for the team – now help them celebrate the release of their sexy new 2011-12 calendar with a fashion show, plus choreographed group performances.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central Miami, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; free.
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