Weekend Ticket - Aug. 3-5

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Aug. 3

FOR THE KIDS
THE WIGGLES

Check out the original lineup of this beloved, colorful children’s musical group for one last time as three of the four founding members are calling it quits after the “A Celebration” tour (don’t worry: the show will go on with fresh talent).
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $10-$100.

STILL OUR IDOLS
”AMERICAN IDOL LIVE!”

For those who can’t get enough of this year’s “American Idol” finalists, this show features 2012’s Top 10 contestants, including soulful winner Phillip Phillips and big-voiced standouts Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez.
Details: 7 p.m. at BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster: $26.75-$62.25.

LATIN KINGS
GIGANTES TOUR

Three of Latin music’s biggest stars share the stage: salsero and balladeer Marc Anthony, Puerto Rican pop singer and actor Chayanne, and Mexican pop singer Marco Antonio Solis.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $54-$229.

A REAL STAND-UP GUY
BRYAN CALLEN

Original cast member of “MADtv” has gone on to land roles in “The Hangover” parts I and II, “How I Met Your Mother,” “Sex and the City,” MTV’s “Death Valley,” “Warrior,” “CSI” and “Law and Order: SVU,” among many others. See him onstage yukking it up this weekend (and check out his upcoming Showtime comedy special, “Bryan Callen: Man Class”).
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; $17-$20.

MIXED MUSICAL BAG
ILAN CHESTER

Israeli-born Venezuelan singer/composer/keyboardist blends jazz, classical, Afro-Caribbean and Venezuelan folk music, but draws influences from The Beatles, Yes, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, plus his initiation into Hare Krishna in 1971.
Details: 9 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $45-$60.
 

Saturday, Aug. 4

DANCE ALL DAY
IDENTITY FESTIVAL

Some of electronic music’s finest DJs and artists come together for this traveling show featuring Eric Prydz, Excision, Wolfgang Gartner, Porter Robinson, Eva Simons and many more.
Details: 2 p.m. at Bayfront Park’s Klipsch Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; LiveNation.com; $60.

HEART AND SOUL TOUR
ROD STEWART AND STEVIE NICKS

Raspy-voiced dynamic duo kicks off with Stevie’s hits (“Stand Back,” “Dreams,” “Rhiannon,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “Landslide,” “Edge of Seventeen”) and ends with Rod’s (“You’re In My Heart,” “Maggie May,” “You Wear It Well,” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”) and a few duets thrown in (“Young Turks,” “Leather and Lace”).
Details: 7:30 p.m. at BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $21.25-$145.

FREE FOR ALL
LOCAL GROOVES

Miami’s own Elastic Bond blends Latin, soul and Afro rhythms with modern electronic beats.
Details: 10 p.m. at PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; www.paxmiami.com.

Sunday, Aug. 5

MIAMI DEBUT
O RAPPA

Don’t miss the biggest and most influential band in Brazil, which blends reggae, rock, funk and dub, and ends its hiatus with a world tour and a new album.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35-$50.

IN THE HOUSE
REBECCA AND FIONA

Sexy Swedish DJ duo spin in support of their North American debut album “I Love You Man,” featuring the single “Bullets,” which made it onto Dutch superstar Tiesto’s “Club Life” CD series.
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
 

Next Week

MOTOR CITY MADMAN
TED NUGENT

Wild-eyed guitarist, hunter, radio host and author of the cookbook “Kill It and Grill It” tears through hard-rock classics such as “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Free For All,” “Stranglehold” and “Dog Eat Dog.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $32.

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH …
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter and guitarist was the musical force behind “Rumours,” one of the greatest and most enduring rock albums of all time, which gave us the hits “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “The Chain” and “Dreams.” You’ll also hear his solo work, including tracks from his sixth album, “Seeds We Sow.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; www.gusmancetner.org; $35-$45.

BROWN BAG WEDNESDAYS
BIZ MARKIE

The “Clown Prince of Hip-Hop” helps Brown Bag Wednesdays celebrate its six-month anniversary with a DJ set (think he might mix in his mega-hit “Just a Friend”?).
Details: 10 p.m. Wednesday at The Green Room, 109 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; www.greenroomlive.com; $20.

ROCK OF AGES
DEF LEPPARD AND POISON

British arena-rock band tears up the stage with fist-pumping anthems such as “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Foolin’,” “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages,” while glam-metal group (don’t say “hair”!) Poison performs hits including “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” “Talk Dirty to Me” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45-$140.

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