Weekend Ticket - July 1-3
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, July 1
NOT JUST FOR GEEKS
Love comic books, anime, sci-fi and fantasy? This is your four days of heaven, featuring celebrity guests, artists, bands, cosplay, costume contests and more. Highlights include Cary Elwes, who played Westley in “The Princess Bride,” and the band Motion City Soundtrack.
Details: Noon-3 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; www.floridasupercon.com; $15-$150.
IN THE HOUSE
Australian electro-house DJ performs to help celebrate the reopening of Revolution after being closed for the month of June for the filming of “Rock of Ages.” You can also catch him Monday at the Independance event at the Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach (see item under Saturday’s listings).
Details: 10 p.m. at Revolution, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025 or www.jointherevolution.net; $34.
Saturday, July 2
SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING
INDEPENDANCE POOL AND BEACH PARTY
Three days of the best in international dance music features superstar DJs Boris, Victor Calderone, The Martinez Brothers, Behrouz, Fatboy Slim and Dirty South, among many others.
Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Monday at the Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $45-$75 daily, three-day pass $129-$149.
IN CONCERT, AGAIN
EL REENCUENTRO DE MENUDO
The Puerto Rican boy-band that launched Ricky Martin’s career is resurrected (no, Ricky’s not involved).
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $27-$65.
TOAST IT UP
Jamaican dance-hall legend performs sexed-up hits including “Mr. Loverman”; DJ Tiger, Supa Twitch, King Waggy Tee and Richie D open.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025 or www.jointherevolution.net; $30.
BOGOTA HITS MIAMI
Latin electronic music showcase features the first U.S. performance by Colombian group El Freaky, plus locals Mr. Pauer, Afro Kumbe, Elastic Bond and Minimal.
Details: 9 p.m. at PAX - Performing Art Exchange, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 3
RED, WHITE AND BLUEGRASS
Groove to one of America’s signature musical styles, with Nu-Blu and many more acts.
Details: 12:30 p.m.at Greynolds Park, 17530 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach.; 305-358-1800 or www.southfloridabluegrass.com; free, with $6 parking fee.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
The bad boys of hair metal are back, singing about “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Smokin’ In the Boys’ Room,” with opening acts Poison (“Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Nothin’ But a Good Time”) and punk legends the New York Dolls.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $100.
DAVID ALLEN COE
Outlaw country-rocker performs songs including “She Used to Love Me a Lot,” “Would You Lay With Me (in a Field of Stone)" and “Take This Job and Shove It,” made famous by Johnny Paycheck.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Revolution, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025 or www.jointherevolution.net; $21.
ONE RIGHTEOUS DUDE
One half of the Righteous Brothers performs classic hits including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Unchained Melody” and his duet with Jennifer Warnes for the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$70.
CLASSICAL GUITAR MASTER
Co-chair of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music, described by The New York Times as a “triple-threat performer,” plays works by Bach, Paganini, Schubert, Gershwin, Waller, Legrand, Jobim and his enthralling composition, “Labyrinths.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd.; 305-448-7421, ext. 153, or www.communityartsprogram.org; $30-$45.
Grammy-winning Mexican rock band that’s sold more than 25 million albums performs in support of its latest release, “Drama Y Luz.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $32-$110.