Weekend Ticket - Feb. 25-27

 

Ideas for what you could be doing this weekend

Stormtroopers at Comic Con

By Michael Hamersly

Friday, Feb. 25


OPA!
SAINT SOPHIA GREEK FESTIVAL
Enjoy great music and folk dancing, plus classic Greek food including spanakopita, moussaka, gyros and baklava.
Details: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-11 p.m. Sunday, at the Saint Sophia Cathedral, 244 SW 24th Rd., Miami; 305-854-2922; $5, free for kids 12 and under.


PINECREST GARDEN SOIREE
JULIAN MARLEY
One of Bob Marley’s sons will surely perform a few of his late father’s beloved reggae classics, plus tracks from his latest album, “Awake.”
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest; 305-669-1028 or www.gardenfund.org; $45, $125 (includes open bar).


ONE-MAN BAND
KELLER WILLIAMS
This guy does it all on his double-neck guitar: pop, rock, folk, bluegrass, reggae, jazz, funk and even electronic. You’ve gotta see him to believe him.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.

JAZZ AT MOCA
NICOLE HENRY
Jazz chanteuse performs hits from the Great American Songbook, plus tracks from her three albums, including the latest, “The Very Thought of You.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 Ne 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org; free.

Saturday, Feb. 26


REVENGE OF THE NERDS?
WIZARD WORLD MIAMI COMIC CON
Celebrate the best in fantasy pop culture and animation, with celebrity guests Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), Julie Benz (“No Ordinary Family,” “Dexter”), Scott Thompson (“Kids in the Hall”) and many more, plus video games, toys, movies … you get the picture.
Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 71 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; 305-261-3800 or www.wizardworld.com; tickets start at $25.


ONE GREAT SHOW
PICCADILLY CIRCUS
See daring aerialists, contortionists, acrobats, motorcyclists, clowns, elephants and a boxing kangaroo, plus a kid-friendly Fun Zone with pony rides.
Details: 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $33-$46, $16-$29 kids (includes parking).


SUBTLE SUPERSTAR
LEON RUSSELL
Who else can say he worked as a session musician for the likes of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and more? Then he went and wrote the enduring ballad “This Masquerade,” which won George Benson a Grammy in 1977.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $26.

 

Sunday, Feb. 27

 

MODERN ROCK
UNDEROATH
Electrifying metalcore band rocks the stage in support of its latest album, “Disambiguation,” with Thursday opening and performing its album “Full Collapse” in its entirety. Animals As Leaders and A Skylit Drive are also on the bill.
Details: 6 p.m. at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $21.50

GRAMMY WINNER
JULIETA VENEGAS
Mexican-American pop-rocker performs in support of her latest album, “Otra Cosa,” featuring the hits “Bien O Mal” and “Despedida.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444; $49.75-$77.

Next Week

Monday, Feb. 28
WORLD MUSIC HEROES
GIPSY KINGS
They’re from France, but they sing in Spanish – specifically in the styles of salsa, flamenco, rumba with a little funk thrown in. You’re sure to hear favorites including “Bamboleo” and “ Un Amor,” plus a riveting cover of The Eagles’ “Hotel California.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $52-$98.50.


Wednesday, March 2
LOL!
SOUTH BEACH COMEDY FESTIVAL
Stoner-friendly comic Doug Benson kicks off this year’s festival, which also features stars such as Wanda Sykes, Kathleen Madison, Adam Carolla, Kevin Hart and Gabriel Iglesias, plus many others.
Details: Begins at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster or www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com; prices and venues vary – check website for schedule.


INDIE FAVE
BRIGHT EYES
Nu-folk band led by Conor Oberst tours for the first time in three years in support of its latest album, “The People’s Key,” described by Oberst as being less Americana and more contemporary.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; $42.


Thursday, March 3
ROCK ON
JOHN MELLENCAMP
The ultimate Americana rocker performs anthems such as “Jack & Diane,” “Pink Houses,” “Hurts So Good,” “Crumblin’ Down” and tracks from his latest album, “No Better Than This.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $54.75-$144.90.

FREE FOR ALL
ART SHOWCASE
Inaugural art event features works by classical oil painter JC Bravo and charcoal portrait artist Adam C. Schrimmer, plus music by The Barkless Dawgs.
Details: 7 p.m. - midnight at Lou’s Beer Garden, 7337 Harding Ave., North Miami Beach; 305-704-7879 or www.lousbeergarden.com

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