Weekend Ticket - Aug. 31-Sept. 2

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmai.com

Friday, Aug. 31

MOVING AND GROOVING
SUBLIME WITH ROME

Immerse yourself in the spirit of California alt-reggae band Sublime, with Rome Ramirez taking over vocals from original lead singer Bradley Nowell, who died in 1996. You’ll hear the hits "What I Got," "Wrong Way," "Date Rape" and "Santeria." But wait – that’s not all! Stoner-rap pioneers Cypress Hill, Pepper and alt-rock up-and-comers the Dirty Heads open.
Details: 6 p.m. at the Sunset Cove Amphitheatre, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 561-488-8069; $39.50.

THE KING AND QUEEN
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS AND JENNIFER LOPEZ

Two titans of Latin pop team up to bring us hits including “Bailamos,” “Be With You,” “Escape” and “Hero” (Iglesias) and “On the Floor,””Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny” (J.Lo). Frankie J opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $19.50-$199.50.

THE MIND OF MENCIA
CARLOS MENCIA

Superstar stand-up comedian and film star (“Our Family Wedding” opposite Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera) takes the stage for his “The Administration of Laughter” tour, which takes on the presidency and election, among other topics.
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; $30.

LOCAL GIRL MAKES GOOD
RACHEL GOODRICH

Miami homegirl and musical “Jill of all trades” will mesmerize you with her unique sound that she describes as “shake-a-billy.” She takes the stage with her array of strange instruments in support of her debut album, “Tinker Toys.”
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10.

INTO THE UNDERGROUND
MAYDAY!

Miami hip-hop group that has worked closely with both Cee-Lo Green and Lil Wayne storms the stage alongside rapid-fire rapper Tech N9ne and many more artists.
Details: 10 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com;$10.

 

Saturday, Sept. 1

 

“THE ULTIMATE THRILLER”
“THE” TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON

Here’s the best way to remember the King of Pop – with a spot-on interpretation of the incomparable legend featuring E’Casanova, who looks, dances and sings as close to the real Michael as anyone. Sing along to hits including “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Black or White,” “Man in the Mirror” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $32-$49.

 

Sunday, Sept. 2

 

ROCK & REGGAE RHYTHMS
SUMMER JAM 2012

Groove to the sounds of Toots & The Maytals, The Supervillains, Seven Mary Three, Shaggy, Ky-Mani Marley and many other groups.
Details: Noon Sunday and Monday at Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-846-2899 or www.musicjamproductions.com; $30, $50 two-day pass.

ON YOUR MARKS!
GREAT GROVE BED RACE

The Labor Day Weekend tradition continues as five-person teams push homemade beds through the streets of Coconut Grove in an attempt to look, simultaneously, as skilled and silly as possible. The fun begins at the corner of Commodore and Grand Avenue, with all proceeds benefitting the Junior Chambers Easter Seals Toy Drive and Children’s Hospital.
Details: 1 p.m. at Commodore and Grand Ave. in Coconut Grove; www.thegreatgrovebedrace.com; free.

STILL POLITICALLY INCORRECT
BILL MAHER

Just in time for the 2012 election comes this irreverent, 27-time Emmy-nominated talk-show host, stand-up artist and best-selling author, who’s never been afraid to tell it like it is.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $49-$79.

IN THE HOUSE
AVICII

Superstar Swedish DJ who headlined the Ultra Music Festival in March and shared the stage with none other than Madonna steps behind the decks in support of his crossover hit “Levels.”
Details: 10 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$90.

Next Week

 

ALL ABOARD
TRAIN

Grammy Award-winning San Francisco band performs huge hits including “Drive By,” “Meet Virginia,” “Calling All Angels,” “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” “Marry Me” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer open.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $49.50.

“WORLDS OF FANTASY”
DISNEY ON ICE

Your kids will love scenes from “Cars,” “Tinkerbell,” “Toy Story” and “The Little Mermaid” spectacularly performed on skates.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 7; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 9; at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $18-$50. Moves to the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami from Sept. 13-16.

“HOT MESS COMEDY”
MICHAEL YO

Self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother,” who has been a correspondent for E! News and a frequent round-table panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” weighs in on recent pop-culture events. Corey Rodrigues opens.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $20.

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