Weekend Ticket - Feb. 22-24
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Feb. 22
FREE FOR ALL
Emmy-winning NBC weather anchor Al Roker discusses his book “Never Going Back,” about his weight-loss journey that took him from pushing 350 pounds to a life-changing 190.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
A BLAST FROM THE FUTURE?
Grandiose, literary, bombastic and Grammy-winning British nu-prog-rock band performs in support of its sixth album, “The 2nd Law.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $31.25-$61.25.
JACK OF ALL TRADES
He’s an ex-Marine, an actor, a photographer, an author, a minority owner of the U.S. soccer team the Seattle Sounders FC, and game-show host (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, “The Price Is Right.”) Oh, and he’s gonna make your face hurt from laughing so hard at his stand-up routine.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $30.
FEEL THE BEAT
Get an early start on Miami Music Week, or Winter Music Conference, or whatever they’re calling the March Madness these days, with an under-the-radar show by one of the greatest DJs of all time. The British superstar has made a name for himself through his collaborations with John Digweed over the years, plus his “Involver” CD series.
Details: 11 p.m. at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $10-$20.
IN THE HOUSE
Scottish superstar DJ/producer has cracked the mainstream with electro-pop hits including “We Found Love” with Rihanna and “Sweet Nothing” with Florence Welch.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$75.
Saturday, Feb. 23
ALL AMERICAN REJECTS
Oklahoma alt-rock band rips through hits including “It Ends Tonight,” “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along” and “Gives You Hell.” Opening act is Vicci Martinez, from the reality TV singing show “The Voice.”
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.frontgatetickets.com; $10 in advance, $20 day of show.
JEFFERSON STARSHIP & THE GUESS WHO
Double bill provides a treasure trove of rock classics, including Jefferson Starship hits “Miracles,” “Count On Me,” “Runaway,” “Jane” and “Find Your Way Back” and The Guess Who’s “American Woman,” “These Eyes,” “Share the Land,” “No Sugar Tonight” and “No Time.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $20-$125.
Sunday, Feb. 24
The artist formerly known as Matthew Miller performs an intimate, acoustic set featuring hits including “King Without a Crown,” “Jerusalem” and “One Day,” plus tracks from his new album, “Spark Seeker.” Audience members can also partake in a Q&A session with the artist.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$75.
RAP IT UP
Hip-hop hero who gave us the hits ”Can’t Help But Wait,” “Say Aah” and “I Need a Girl” performs in support of his fifth album, “Chapter V.” Plus, you can catch him in his first major film role, in the new “Texas Chainsaw 3D.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Bamboo, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$60.
SHE’S JUST A ROCK STAR
If your knowledge about P!nk begins and ends with the fact that she performed on the remake of “Lady Marmalade,” you’re missing out. The Grammy-winning pop-rocker has a knack for both infectious party-starting songs (“Get the Party Started,” “So What” and the new “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”) and lovely, melodic ballads (“Glitter in the Air,” ”Crystal Ball”). Opening act is The Hives.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $35.75-$95.75.
SHRED YOUR HEAD
EVERY TIME I DIE
Buffalo, N.Y., metalcore band rips up the stage in support of its sixth album, “Ex Lives,” with deathcore band The Acacia Strain opening.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; grandcentralmiami.com or 305-377-2277; $18.
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
Classic-rock gold hits the Hard Rock as the Grammy-winning group performs timeless classics such as “Black Water,” “Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Running,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Takin’ It to the Streets” and “China Grove.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$70.
DARK STAR ORCHESTRA
What a long, strange trip it’s been – and will continue to be. If you love and miss the Grateful Dead, do not miss this show, as this band, which strives to continue the spirit of the Jerry Garcia-led group, “often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.50.
He might have left his heart in San Francisco, but this 17-time Grammy-winner loves to perform in Miami as well, with hits including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life” and many more standards.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $51-$161.
SKA/REGGAE DOUBLE BILL
BADFISH & LESS THAN JAKE
Badfish serves up its own tasty tribute to the legendary band Sublime, while Gainesville’s Less Than Jake has been churning out skankin’ tracks for two decades.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $22.
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