Weekend Ticket - Jan. 13-15

 

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

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By Mike Hamersly

 

Friday, Jan. 13

 


AN AMERICAN TREASURE
WHOOPI GOLDBERG

You’ve loved her in the films “The Color Purple,” “Ghost,” “Sister Act” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” plus her work on TV’s “The View.” Now see one of the very few people to have been awarded an Academy Award, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy live onstage.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $55-$90.

LOL!
BILL BELLAMY

Whether you’ve seen him hosting “Last Comic Standing,” headlining HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” or in his many film and TV appearances, you know Bill Bellamy is one hilarious dude. Catch him in his natural habitat - stand-up.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plus 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $22.

HIP-HOP HOORAY!
MAYDAY!

Miami hip-hop band known for its underground hit “Quicksand” plus its video for the song “Groundhog Day” featuring Cee Lo Green takes the stage in support of its new album, “Stuck On an Island.” Anjuli Stars opens.
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; www.thestagemiami.com; $10.

 

Saturday, Jan. 14

 

 

FREE FOR ALL
FAMILY FEST

Introduce your little ones to “Music Round the World,” featuring performances by Ballet Brika West African Dance Theater, Jeremy Plays Guitar and Fushu Daiko.
Details: 11:30 a.m. at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.


GET YOUR PINK ON
FLAMINGO FEST

Celebrate all things flamingo with works of art inspired by the great pink bird, plus performances by folk-rock singer Brent Byrd at 1 p.m. Saturday, blues-rocker Beverly McClellan (of “The Voice”) at 2 p.m. Saturday, and the classic-rock band Solstice Reign at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; 954-473-2955 or www.flamingogardens.org; $18, $10 ages 4-11, free for kids 3 and under.

JAM CRUISE POST PARTY
GALACTIC

Fresh off its annual Jam Cruise, which sets sail every year from Fort Lauderdale, the jam-band Galactic fills Revolution with funk, soul, blues and rock inspired by the New Orleans sonic gumbo.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.50.

ALL THAT JAZZ
BOB MINTZER

Jazz saxophonist and big band leader performs with his Canyon Cove Band, with Larry Goldings and Peter Erskine.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.southfloridajazz.org; $40, $15 students.

 

IN THE HOUSE
THOMAS GOLD

Here’s one DJ to watch: Gold – who has recently remixed tracks by Lady Gaga and Adele,and rocked with the Swedish House Mafia at the Masquerade Motel in Miami during WMC- steps behind the decks in support of his new single with Dirty South, “Eyes Wide Open.”
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20.

 

Next Week

 


ROCK ON
EVANESCENCE

Singer-pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody power this Grammy-winning emotional rock band that has given us the hits ”Bring Me to Life,” “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $45-$70.

ONE BAM, TWO CRACK!
”MAH JONGG FACE”

Love the ancient Chinese game Mah Jongg? Don’t miss this hilarious romp with the game as central theme, hosted by Oriental goddess Esther Goodheart and starring Cory Kahaney, Dina Pearlman, Susannah Perlman and Eddie Sarfaty.xx.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Alper JCC, Robert Russell Theater, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami; 305-271-9000, ext. 268, or www.alperjcc.org; $25.

OLD-SCHOOL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
GREGG ALLMAN

Founding member of the Allman Brothers Band will belt out classics including “Midnight Rider” and “Whipping Post,” plus tracks from his new Grammy-nominated solo album “Low Country Blues.” Fun fact: Allman was married to Cher from 1975-’79.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $35-$55.


10-YEAR-ANNIVERSARY
”NE 2ND AVENUE”

Teo Castellanos’ one-man play about what day-to-day life in Miami is really like takes us on a character journey with stops at a Puerto Rican drug dealer, a Cuban rafter, a Haitian jitney driver, a gay man and many more.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Jan. 21 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $35.


CANADIAN COMEDIENNES
”WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED”

Catch Robin Duke (“Saturday Night Live”), Jayne Eastwood (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), Kathryn Greenwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) and Teresa Pavlinek (“History Bites”) cracking on balancing careers with family.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale;  954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $29 and $39.

MAKE ME LAUGH
PABLO FRANCISCO

Comedian and impressionist takes the stage in support of his latest show “They Put It Out There” – prepare to get a stomach ache from laughing too hard.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Jan. 21, and 8 p.m. Jan. 22, at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-981-5653 or www.improv.com; $25.

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