Weekend Ticket - Jan. 14-16

 

Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.

Benji and Joel Madden
Benji and Joel Madden
 

By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, JAN. 14

INDIE ROCKERS
OF MONTREAL
Alt-rock group from Athens, Ga. (B-52’s, R.E.M.) performs a wild mix of psychedelic rock, glam and even vaudeville in support of its latest release, False Priest.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution, 200 W. Broward, Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $24.

AN EVENING WITH…
CAKE

No, it’s not dessert night  – it’s a concert by these tongue-in-cheek but talented rockers from Sacramento, who gained fame in the late ‘90s with their jazzy single The Distance, and are performing in support of their new album, Showroom of Compassion.
Details: 8 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; 561-488-7414; $40.90.

GROWN AND SEXY TOUR
ERYKAH BADU

The “Queen of Neo-Soul” headlines a tour featuring Mint Condition and Raheim in support of her latest album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh).
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $65.75-$99.50.


SOMETHING WILD
JEFF DANIELS

Actor proves he’s got both vocal and guitar chops with poignant and humorous tunes from his latest CD, Grandfather’s Hat.
Details: 8:30 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; $25.


SATURDAY, JAN. 15

FREE FOR ALL
GOOD CHARLOTTE

Pop-punk band members Benji and Joel Madden perform an acoustic show in support of the group’s latest album, Cardiology.
Details: 2 p.m. Macy’s Fashion Store at Aventura Mall, Juniors Section,19535 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-577-6791.

CALLING ALL LORDS AND LADIES
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Take a trip back to the 16th Century with jousting, sword fights, costumes, historical reenactments and great food including giant turkey legs.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday-Monday, plus Jan. 22-23 at Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; 1-800-3-REN-FES; $20, $7 kids 6-11, free for kids under 6.

AUTHOR EVENT
WHOOPI GOLDBERG

Oscar-winning actress, comedian and host of TV’s The View signs copies of her books Is It Just Me?(Hyperion, $22.99) and her children’s book Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Terrible Terrel.(Disney, $16.99).
Details: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; book purchase at Books & Books required for signing.

ART OPENING
“AGAINST ALL ODDS”

Haiti One Year Later: Creativity in the Face of Calamity showcases both Haitian art and the country’s unrelenting spirit after the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. Local Haitian world-music fusion band MaWoN provides the soundtrack.
Details: Opening party 7 p.m., with exhibit running through Feb. 14 at the MIMO Art Gallery, 738 NE 79th St., Miami; 305-310-5290; $10.

PUNK IT UP
THE QUEERS

Veteran New Hampshire punk-rock band that pays tongue-in-cheek tribute to The Ramones performs in support of its first album since 2007, Back to the Basement.
Details: 8 p.m. at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807 or www.slammie.musictoday.com; $12.

SUNDAY, JAN. 16

REGGAE FEST
BUJU BANTON

Controversial reggae singer performs in support of his latest release Before the Dawn alongside Sly & Robbie, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder and Stephen Marley.
Details: 4 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.bujulive.com or 305-438-9488; $53, $100 VIP, children under 12 free with adult.


NEXT WEEK


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19

UKULELE KING
JAKE SHIMABUKURO

If ever there was a reason to see a concert by a ukulele player – this is it. He tears through jazz, blues, funk, classical and much more.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 800-572-8471 or www.kravis.org; $32.

KILLING US SOFTLY
ROBERTA FLACK

Singer of classic ballads including Killing Me Softly and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face performs..
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 800-572-8471 or www.kravis .org; $32-$123.75.

THURSDAY, JAN. 20

GET SKANKIN’
REEL BIG FISH

Irreverent ska-punk band takes the stage in support of its latest album, Fame, Fortune & Fornication.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday at Revolution, 200 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net;$23.

ROCK ON
LINKIN PARK

Rap-rock hybrid group led by singer Chester Bennington and DJ/producer Mike Shinoda kicks off its tour  in support of its new album, A Thousand Suns. In-your-face electro-rock group Pendulum opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $53-$84.50.

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