Weekend Ticket - Jan. 18-20

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmai.com

Friday, Jan. 18

“LADIES NIGHT OUT”
BILL BELLAMY

Comedic jack-of-all-trades launches his new comedy tour, after previous successes including the new sitcom “Mr. Box Office,” his Showtime special “Crazy, Sexy, Dirty,” and hosting “Last Comic Standing.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday, at The Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-5653 or www.ftl.improv.com; $25.

“THE O’REILLY FACTOR”
BILL O’REILLY

Show rescheduled from Oct. 26 features the Fox talk show host and best-selling author taking on our country, our politicians and our celebrities.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $54-$94.

BLUEGRASS CLASS
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

It might sound funny to describe a band as a “progressive bluegrass group,” but this Colorado collective has been expanding musical minds since the late ‘90s with its unique take on a classic country sound; this tour features special guest fiddlist Jason Carter of the Del McCoury Band.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $22.50.

Saturday, Jan. 19

FREE FOR ALL
AUTHOR EVENT

Parents who howled with knowing laughter at Adam Mansbach’s literary plea to his kids, “Go the F--- to Sleep,” will want to hear him discuss his new book, “Rage Is Back” (Viking Adult, $26.95), which combines one smart kid, the father who left him, dazzling graffiti and a love letter to New York City.
Details: 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

JAM ON IT
GALACTIC

New Orleans jam band that serves up a spicy blend of hip-hop, world music, rock, jazz, blues and electronic takes the stage with lead singer Corey Glover of Living Colour.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $22.

LOUNGE-TASTIC
PINK MARTINI

Two chances to catch this genre-busting group that combines classical, jazz, pop, lounge, tango, samba and folk led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, who says: "If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band."
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$95; and 7 p.m. Monday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$70.

LIVE AT KNIGHT SERIES
MATISYAHU

The artist formerly known as Matthew Miller performs an intimate, acoustic set of his Hasidic reggae-rock hits including “King Without a Crown,” “Jerusalem” and “One Day,” plus tracks from his latest album, “Spark Seeker.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $35-$99.

TURN THEM LOOSE
LOVERBOY

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to wear your skin-tight, red leather pants and bandanna, this is it. Loverboy brings back the ‘80s style with heartfelt rock hits such as “Turn Me Loose,” “The Kid Is Hot Tonight,” “Hot Girls In Love” and, of course, “Working For the Weekend.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai-Alai, Northwest 36th Street and 37th Avenue, Miami; 866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com; $18.50-$74.50.

HEY, MR. DJ
DUBFIRE

One-half of the legendary D.C. progressive-house DJ duo Deep Dish performs solo with a more techno sound.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.

Sunday, Jan. 20

THOSE SEXY ACROBATS
CIRQUE D’AMOUR

Love the magical artistry of a European circus and the flirtatious camp of (not too risqué) burlesque? This show, featuring the internationally renowned Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe, is for you.
Details: 2 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; www.aventuracenter.org; $34.50 and $39.50.

ONE LOVE
REGGAE WORLD UNITY FESTIVAL

Bring the family for an all- day celebration featuring delectable Caribbean food, arts & crafts and an amazing lineup featuring Ky-Mani Marley, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Half Pint, Mr. Vegas and many more.
Details: 2-11 p.m. at Grand Central Park, 700 N. Miami Ave., downtown Miami; 954-338-4608 or www.reggaeunity.com; $25-$75.

Next Week

“FIGHT LIKE A GIRL” TOUR
EMILIE AUTUMN

What happens when a classically trained violinist’s favorite singer is Morrissey from The Smiths? An artist who loves Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe, whose style she describes as “Victoriandustrial,” and whose voice has been compared to Tori Amos and Kate Bush.
Details: 6 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $14.

STILL UNFORGETTABLE
NATALIE COLE

Two chances to catch the great Nat King Cole’s Grammy-winning daughter, who made a name for herself with hits including “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” “Miss You Like Crazy” and “I’ve Got Love On My Mind” before creating the magical, digitally created duets with her father, “Unforgettable” and “When I Fall In Love.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39-$79; and 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$115.

HE’S “A LITTLE UNPROFESSIONAL”
RON WHITE

Comic who’s never without his trademark glass of scotch and cigar delivers sardonic observations on life. You might know him from his Comedy Central specials “They Call Me ‘Tater Salad” and “You Can’t Fix Stupid,” but he takes the stage with a brand new show.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$55, $105 Club Level, $184 VIP includes meet-and-greet.

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