Weekend Ticket - Jan. 4-6
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Jan. 4
MASTER OF HIS DOMAIN
He’s so funny he needs two shows to get it all out. Seinfeld, whose eponymous sitcom ranks among the greatest of all time, returns to his stand-up roots, finding hilarity among the mundane.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $75-$165.
CLASS CLOWN MAKES GOOD
You might know him from “Undercover Brother,” but Griffin got his start in stand-up, on a dare. He was such a natural that within two months of moving to L.A. to fulfill his dreams he was opening for Andrew Dice Clay at Madison Square Garden. Fun fact: Griffin’s first love was dance, and at age 16, he choreographed the Kansas City Chiefs halftime shows
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Miami Improv., 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $30.
Saturday, Jan. 5
FREE FOR ALL
CHILDREN’S LIBRARY SERIES
The Miami Momentum Dance Company brings to life “The Carnival of the Animals,” a ballet based on Camille Saint-Saens’ dazzling score featuring fabulous costumes by Marilyn Skow.
Details: 2 p.m. at the Alvin Sherman Public Library at NOVA University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-262-5470.
AN EVENING WITH …
Get to know what this controversial, Oscar-winning filmmaker (“Platoon,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “JFK,” “The Doors,” “Natural Born Killers”) is really like at a living room-style discussion with Miami Herald film critic Rene Rodriguez, plus special guest Jon Lovett, President Obama’s former speechwriter turned political satire comedian and screenwriter.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $34.95-$69.95, $145 VIP tickets include premium seating and a meet-and-greet afterparty with food and wine.
JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG
THREE DOG NIGHT
It doesn’t get much better than gambling, then grooving to timeless classics such as “One,” “Joy to the World,” “MamaTold Me Not to Come” and “Just an Old Fashioned Love Song.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $50-$75.
SEAN KINGSTON AND SHAGGY
Dynamic duo brings huge crossover hits including Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” and Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; www.magiccitycasino.com; $20-$125.
IN THE HOUSE
British superstar DJ and founder of Perfecto Records has been producing smash-hit dance anthems for two decades..
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$75.
Sunday, Jan. 6
JAM ON IT
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
Jazzy instrumental trio (keyboards, drums and bass) is a jam-festival favorite for its funky excursions into all kinds of “avant groove” sounds, even dabbling in hip-hop.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $29.
VIRTUOSO OF THE VIOLI
Fifteen-time Grammy winner is a master of baroque, classical, romantic and modern music, and his performances are “everything one wants a violin sound to be,” writes veteran critic Andrew Porter in The New Yorker.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday 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-$95.
Longtime keyboardist of The Jerry Garcia Band — who also performed and recorded with Elvin Bishop, Charlie Daniels and Chuck Berry — jams with the remaining members of the band (Grateful Dead leader Garcia died in 1995), with special guests Bobby Lee Rodgers and Crazy Finger.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.
FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME
Classic-rock giant — with singer Kelly Hansen replacing original frontman Lou Gramm — brings its winning mix of arena stompers (“Hot Blooded,” “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice”) and ballads (“Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “I Want to Know What Love Is”).
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $44-$74.
GLAM IT UP
Fresh off its tour with Lady Gaga, British glam-rock band takes the stage in support of its third studio album and first in eight years, “Hot Cakes.” This is one concert you don’t want to miss, as LA Weekly called the performance “the most unashamedly entertaining show in contemporary hard rock.”.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $22..
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Spectacular show traces the evolution of the human species from its amphibian state to its ultimate ambition to fly.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, running through Feb. 24, at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; Ticketmaster or www.cirquedusoleil.com; adults $58-$143.50, kids 2-12 $43.50-$104.50.
NOTHING BUT THE BEAT
French superstar DJ voted No. 1 in the esteemed DJ Mag’s 2011 poll won a Grammy for “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland, and also produced the Black Eyed Peas’ megahit “I Gotta Feeling.”.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $60-$75.
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