Weekend Ticket - Dec. 14-16

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Dec. 14


JAZZ ROOTS: SUPER SAX
MACEO PARKER AND CANDY DULFER

When you’ve worked with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic (Parker) and Aretha Franklin and Prince (Dulfer), people just might start to take notice.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; .$25-$130.

LIGHTNING STRIKES
MATT & KIM

Guitarist/keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino create joyful indie-dance-pop music that sounds like something you and your hipster friends might come up with on some wild and crazy night, only much, much better. They’re touring in support of their fourth studio album, “Lightning.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $25.

REGGAE LEGEND
BERES HAMMOND

Soulful, romantic Jamaican singer performs in support of his latest album, “One Love, One Life,” with Maxi Priest opening.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$75.

ALL BASSES COVERED
DJ SHADOW

Hugely influential electronic dance music and instrumental hip-hop pioneer blew minds in 1996 with his debut album “Endtroducing….,” which was the first full-length work using only sampled sounds.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
 

Saturday, Dec. 15

FREE FOR ALL
FAMILY FEST
Your kids will love this performance by the Grammy -nominated band Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players.
Details: 1:30 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; outdoor activities begin at 11:30 a.m.

LOL!
DOUG BENSON

He hit on Jennifer Aniston on “Friends” and put Larry David in a headlock on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – those two facts are reason enough to catch this “Super High Me” marijuana advocate (he was named Stoner of the Year in 2006 by High Times mag) doing stand-up.
Details: 4:20 p.m. at the Miami Improv., 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $17.

BLOOD, SWEAT AND BEERS TOUR
ERIC CHURCH

Good ‘ol boy from North Carolina got his start in rough dive bars before hitting it big – he’s touring in support of his third album, “Chief,” which gave us the hits “Homeboy,” “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $33.75-$43.75.

GET DOWN TONIGHT
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND

Legendary Miami funk, R&B and disco band led by Harry Wayne Casey performs groovy classics including “(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “I’m Your Boogie Man” and “Get Down Tonight.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$65.

STILL ROCKIN’
VINCE NEIL

Shout at the devil while pumping your fists as Motley Crue’s lead singer belts out heavy-metal hits including “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Live Wire” and “Home Sweet Home.” Opening act is Great White (“Once Bitten, Twice Shy”).
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $35-$40.

IN THE HOUSE
FUNKAGENDA

Toolroom Records staple and DJ Magazine’s “Best Breakthrough DJ” of 2009’s production credentials include the Black Eyed Peas’ album “The E.N.D.” He’ll spin big-room house anthems and funky techno grooves.
Details: 11 p.m. at Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; www.wantickets.com; $20.
 

Sunday, Dec. 16

VIVA FLORIDA 500
ANTONIO CARMONA

Celebrate five centuries of Spain in Florida with a show featuring this Spanish flamenco star, plus delectable Spanish cuisine, music from Bikini Jazz, dance from Baila Flamenco and plenty of activities for kids.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; free.

LOCAL HEROES
NEW FOUND GLORY

Coral Springs pop-punk pioneers led by dynamic singer Jordan Pundik celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their third album, “Sticks and Stones,” with The Story So Far and Candy Hearts opening.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.

Next Week

BROADWAY SMASH
”SISTER ACT”

Musical is based on the fun-loving film starring Whoopi Goldberg as a wannabe diva who sees a crime and joins a convent as part of a witness protection program.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through Dec. 30, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; Ticketmaster; $50-$95.

GOLDEN VOICES
”JERSEY BOYS”

The story of the great vocal group The Four Seasons, led by Frankie Valli, is brought to life onstage, with sing-along songs including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Working My Way Back to You.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, running through Jan. 6, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $35-$139.

JUST LIKE LED ZEP
ZOSO

Missed out on Led Zeppelin in its prime? Tribute band takes you back to the British heavy-metal blues band’s glory days, with spot-on renditions of thunderous classics including “Black Dog,” “Kashmir,” “Ramble On,” “Rock and Roll” and “Stairway to Heaven.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $12.

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