Weekend Ticket - Jan. 20-22
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Jan. 20
ABBA THE CONCERT
Here’s the next best thing to seeing the legendary pop band that gave us the hits “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “SOS,” “Fernando” and, of course, “Dancing Queen.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $28.50-$45.
FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
Launch 2012 with Kreyol jazz star Jowee Omicil, master of the saxophone, clarinet and flute, plus an opening set of konpa music by Groove Relax.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.
IN THE HOUSE
Miami Beach megaclub Mansion has been redesigned, including a new state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and what better way to celebrate than with two nights of one of the world’s biggest DJs?
Details: 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $100.
Saturday, Jan. 21
THRASH IT OUT
AUGUST BURNS RED
Christian metalcore band from Lancaster, Pa., performs in support of its latest album, “Leveler,” which hit No. 11 on the U.S. charts. Silverstein, Texas in July and letlive open.
Details: 5:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.
A PUCCINI TREASURE
The Florida Grand Opera presents one of Puccini’s lesser-known works (Italian for “The Swallow”) starring Miami soprano Elizabeth Caballero as Magda, a kept woman who gives up her comfortable life in search of true love.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, running through Feb. 4, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $15-$254.
MESSIN’ WITH YOUR MIND
Mental wizard brings his Broadway show “Mind Games” to astound the crowd with his feats of insight that combine wit, psychology and a keen understanding of human nature.
Details: 7:30 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; $35.
”TOOL IS LOOT”
Maverick choreographers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey come together for a modern dance project that the New York Times calls “deviously beautiful.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-324-4337 or www.tigertail.org; $30, $20 students and seniors.
HEY MR. DJ
Scottish electroclash superstar DJ has worked with Kylie Minogue, LMFAO, Leona Lewis and Mary J. Blige, and produced Rihanna’s No. 1 hit “We Found Love,” among many other accomplishments.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $125.
Sunday, Jan. 22
FOR THE KIDS
It doesn’t get any better than this as far as keeping your little ones entertained: The witty and charming Red Grammer, who’s presenting his show “BeBop Your Best,” was described as “the best voice in children’s music” by none other than Parent’s Magazine.
Details: 3 p.m. at University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $12, $10 kids.
California reggae band that focuses on positive, old-school beats performs in support of its new album, “Peace of Mind.” The Grouch and Pep Love open.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.
Hugely influential ‘90s indie-rock pioneers perform a rare set with original lineup J. Mascis, Lou Barlow (who went on to form another great indie-band, Sebadoh) and Murph.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $26 in advance, $30 at the door.
STILL THE KING
Now that he’s left his talk-show gig, one of the all-time great interviewers trades in his suspenders for stand-up, touching upon his life growing up as a street-smart kid in Brooklyn and tales from his acclaimed career.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$120.
SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS
Catch rising stars Conrad Tao on piano and cellist Anna Litvinenko performing works by Saint Saens and Rachmaninoff.
Details: 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $62-$85.
MAIART ART NIGHT
See the artwork of Puerto Rican musician Lou-Lou Davila-Hagopian and Argentinian designer and animator Aleloop.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maitardi Restaurant, 163 NE 39th St., Miami; 305-572-1400 or www.maitardimiami.com; free.
JAZZ IT UP
THE JAMIE OUSLEY ENSEMBLE
Professor of jazz bass at FIU who has performed for such luminaries as President Clinton, Queen Sofia of Spain and Prince Albert of Monaco takes the stage.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at the Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-3600 or www.thevandykecafe.com; free.
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