Weekend Ticket - Jan. 14-16
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
FRIDAY, JAN. 14INDIE ROCKERS
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…
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
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.
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. 15FREE FOR ALL
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
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.
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.
“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
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. 16REGGAE FEST
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.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19UKULELE KING
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
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. 20GET 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.
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.