Weekend Ticket - Aug. 6

 

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

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Jacob Jeffries of the Jacob Jeffries Band. Photo: Joseph Baum.
 

By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, AUG. 6
 
GET CURIOUS, KIDS
"CURIOUS GEORGE LIVE"
There will be plenty of monkeying around as this fun-filled children's classic hits the stage.

Details: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the BankUnited Center, University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster or bankunitedcenter.com; $12-$65.


FILM FESTIVAL
OPTIC NERVE
Check out short films and videos - all five minutes or less - by 21 up-and-coming South Florida artists, and maybe discover the next Spike Jonze or Charlie Kaufman.

Details:  7 and 9 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-693-8211 or mocanomi.org; $5, $3 seniors and students.

 

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 7
 
ART OPENING
XAVIER CORTADA
Miami artist celebrates the opening of his new studio with works from his series "80.15: W," which signifies Biscayne Bay's longitude. The drawings are on carbon paper, a metaphor for the "carbon footprint" humans have had on the environment.

Details: 7 p.m. at ArtCenter South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd., Studio 201, Miami Beach; cortada.com; free.

FREE FOR ALL
AILEYCAMP MIAMI
The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation presents 80 young local dancers performing after enduring six weeks of AileyCamp Miami.

Details: 7 p.m., at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; free.

TEASE UP YOUR HAIR
CINDERELLA
Philly glam-metal band revisits its '80s glory days; Rockets to Ruin and Kidd Havok open.

Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, LiveNation.com or jointherevolution.net; $32, $35.

SUPER SATURDAYS
FLORIDA MARLINS
After the Fish tame slugger Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals, stick around for a performance by the amazing Cirque Dreams, whose acrobatic and aerialist stunts have wowed audiences at two Super Bowls.

Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m.; Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 877-MARLINS or marlins.com; tickets start at $14.

LOCAL BOYS MAKE GOOD
JACOB JEFFRIES BAND
Piano man's sound recalls a mix of classic Billy Joel and nu-school Ben Folds.

Details: 8 p.m. at Kitchen 305, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles; 305-749-2110; free.

SPANISH CROONER
ALEJANDRO SANZ
Singer-songwriter performs favorites and tracks from his latest album, "Paraiso Express," plus "La Tortura," his hit collaboration with Shakira.

Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $60-$110.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 8
 
STORY TIME
"DEAR BABY - IT'S A COLORFUL WORLD"
Author Carol Casey and illustrator Jason Oransky bring us their adorable cast of multi-cultural babies discovering a world of color.

Details: 12:30 p.m. at Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., miamimunchkins.com; free.

 

BONUS – MONDAY, AUG. 9
 
BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
AEROSMITH
The Boston bad boys of rock tear through classic hits including "Walk This Way," "Sweet Emotion," "Dream On," "Love in an Elevator" and "Back in the Saddle" for the "Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock" tour. Sammy Hagar opens.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; LiveNation.com; $59.50-$149.50.

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