Weekend Ticket - Aug. 5-7
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Aug. 5
SERVANDO CABRERA MORENO
See “Armisticio” and nine other erotic works created in the late ‘60s and ‘70s by one of the most important Cuban painters.
Details: Opening reception 7-10 p.m., running through Sept. 19, at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com; free.
GOO GOO DOLLS
Upstate New York alt-rock band led by singer-guitarist John Rzeznik cranks out hits including “Iris,” “Slide,” “Better Days,” “Before It’s Too Late” and “Name.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; LiveNation.com; $36-$46
BANG YOUR HEAD
Danish metal band performs tracks from its latest album, “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven.” Cold and Anchored (two separate bands) open the show.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $22.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the leader of the Beach Boys would come to town? Well, it’s happening, as Brian Wilson takes the stage to perform sun-kissed classics such as “Surfin’ USA,” Help Me Rhonda,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls” and, of course, “Good Vibrations.” You’ll also hear solo works from “Smile,” “That Lucky Old Sun” and “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin.”
Details: 8 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; $45-$65.
Spin-off of legendary ‘60s band Jefferson Airplane featuring bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen is touring in support of its latest album, “Steady As She Goes.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $22.
Saturday, Aug. 6
REEL BIG FISH
SoCal ska-punk band combines humor, tight musicianship and ironic, unexpected covers of songs such as Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise” and A-ha’s “Take On Me.” Streetlight Manifesto, New Riot and Rodeo Ruby Love open.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20.
SUPER SATURDAYS WITH THE FLORIDA MARLINS
GILBERTO SANTA ROSA
After the Fish take care of the St. Louis Cardinals, stick around for a concert by “El Caballero de la Salsa,” plus a performance of the National Anthem by guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen.
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 1-877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com; tickets start at $12.
KEEPING THE FAITH
Australian contemporary Christian band fills the AAA with sweet sounds of worship and praise.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000, Ticketmaster or www.aaarena.com; $22-37.
Formed from the ashes of heavy metal band Dokken in 1989 by guitarist George Lynch, the volatile group has reunited yet again for a 2011 tour, with singer Oni Logan and drummer Mick Brown.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $18.
Sunday, Aug. 7
THEY GOT THE BEAT
Iconic, all-female new wave band fronted by Belinda Carlisle performs hits including “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “We Got the Beat,” “Head Over Heels,” “Turn to You” and “Vacation.”
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; $49-$69.
GET $LEAZY TOUR
L.A.singer who broke out by performing on Flo Rida’s hit “Right Round,” rocks the stage with hits including “Tik Tok,” “Blah Blah Blah,” “Your Love Is My Drug,” “Take It Off” and “We R Who We R.” She’ll do more than shake her booty, too – Ke$ha switches off on guitar, keytar, synthesizers and even a theremin. Wild electronic duo LMFAO opens, with fist-pumping anthems such as “I’m in Miami, B----“ and “Party Rock Anthem.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Bayfront Park, Klipsch Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; LiveNation.com; $31.50-$46.
Fifth-season ”American Idol” southern belle who mesmerized audiences with her ditzy charm performs her new single, “Tough,” plus tracks from her first two albums, “Small Town Girl” and self-titled.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $45-$65.
RUN TO HIM
Raspy-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter performs his classic hits including “Cuts Like a Knife,” Run To You,” “Heaven,” “Straight From the Heart,” “Summer of ‘69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$95