Weekend Ticket - Feb. 8-10
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Feb. 8
Italian tenor who effortlessly bridges the gap between opera and pop and is widely considered the most popular classical singer in the world performs in support of his latest album, “Passione,” featuring romantic duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado, among others.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $75-$375.
THE ENGLISH BEAT
Ska-reggae group from the ‘80s gave us lively tracks including “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “I Confess,” “Save It For Later” and super covers of “Tears of a Clown” and “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.
Ex-“Saturday Night Live” star and “Weeds” cast member takes the stage to crack you up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653 or www.improvftl.com; $25.
A STAND-UP GUY
Most TV junkies know Rogan from his work convincing insane contestants on “Fear Factor” to eat live giant hissing Madagascar cockroaches or jumping off buildings. But the guy is pretty funny away from the extreme madness.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.
Saturday, Feb. 9
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Escape to a time where men were men and women were wenches, with sword fighters, minstrels, magicians and majestic steeds battling for your attention. Oh, and there’s also hearty food fit for a king, including turkey legs, Scotch eggs, love knots and Queens buns.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset, running till March 17, at Quiet Waters Park on Powerline Road just south of Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach; www.ren-fest.com; $20, $7 kids 6-11, free for kids 5 and under.
PUNK IT UP
REEL BIG FISH
Fun-loving California ska-punk band takes the stage in support of its eighth studio album, “Candy Coated Fury.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20 advance, $22 day of show.
Start celebrating Valentine’s Day early as this Miami-based quartet serves up sweet four-part harmonies on classic jazz tunes, bebop, ballads and swing.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $20-$25.
Master showman performs in support of his book, “The Gershwins and Me,” about his years as personal assistant to Ira Gershwin. This show pays homage to Ira’s stunning lyrics and brother George’s timeless melodies, with songs such as “They Can’t Take That Away From Me," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "’S Wonderful" and many more.
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-$125.
HEY MR. DJ
The Godfather of House performs the best in new underground tracks – if you love electronic dance music, this is one gig to not miss.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.
Sunday, Feb. 10
Palmetto Senior High grad David Brownstein (Class of ’94) returns to town to sing original songs, backed by piano, drums and sax – and a puppeteer.
Details: 3 p.m. at the Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami; 305-271-9000, ext. 268, or www.alperjcc.org; $10.
LIKE LENNON LIVE
Tim Piper, who has successfully portrayed John Lennon in several television specials, transports the audience to a better world where the late ex-Beatle comes alive, with insights into his personality and stirring musical performances.
Details: 3 and 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$45.
METAL TO THE CORE
Connecticut hardcore thrash metal band trashes the stage in support of its sixth studio album, “The Divinity of Purpose,” with Shadows Fall opening.
Details: 6 p.m. Monday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $18.
FREE FOR ALL
DOWNTOWN JAZZ SERIES
Pop and jazz chanteuse Yvonne Brown, who has worked with stars such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick, teams up with bassist Gary Thomas and his trio.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday at Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St., downtown Miami; www.miamijazzsociety.com.
VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT
She’s only 32, but this Grammy-winning violinist’s technical brilliance sets her apart; she takes on works by Bach, Faure, Corelli and more.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $50-$130.
HOP ON THE “LOVE TRAIN”
On the perfect night for romance, catch this old-school R&B band crooning smooth hits including “Back Stabbers,” “For the Love of Money,” “Use Ta Be My Girl,” “I Love Music” and, of course, “Love Train.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $39-$79.
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