Weekend Ticket - July 13-15
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, July 13
FREE FOR ALL
DWNTWN MIAMI CONCERT SERIES
Groove to the sounds of Venezuelan reggaeton and house music band Grupo Treo, plus local popsters Los Primeros.
Details: 8 p.m. at The Olympia Theatre at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; www.dwntwn.com.
MARLINS FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
After the Fish (hopefully refreshed from the All-Star break) beat the rival Washington Nationals, stick around for a rousing concert by pop and hip-hop star Flo Rida (“Low,” “Right Round,” “Good Feeling”), plus young Canadian singer Tyler Madeiros.
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m. at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; 1-877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com; tickets start at $17, VIP pit passes $40.
”THE DONKEY SHOW”
Pop-up club unfolds around the audience, taking them back to the decadent, ’70s disco days epitomized by the infamous New York club Studio 54.
Details: 7:30 p.m., running through Aug. 12, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $35-$50.
THE “UNIVERSAL COMIC”
Gleefully sarcastic comedian has become wildly popular by making everyday events hilarious without resorting to profanity.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $45.
REAL STAND-UP GUYS
All White Linen Affair show features HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” veteran Dixon, plus Jay Anthony Brown and Damon Williams.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $30-$40.
Puerto Rican salsero, songwriter and producer performs classic tracks from his new CD “Retro” with his band La Riquena, with special guest Tito Puente Jr.
Details: 10 p.m. at Briza on the Bay, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr. (inside the Doubletree Grand Hotel), Miami; 786-350-2220; $10.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL
Taste more than 100 varieties of mangoes from all over the world, learn about their histories, and even learn to cook with them (buy a tree and grow your own!).
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1661 or www.fairchildgarden.org; $12-$26.
”FREAKS OF NATURE” TOUR
DJ Times’ No. 1 DJ in the world takes the stage in front of a three-story, 80-foot-wide LED screen projecting jaw-dropping visuals in synch with his beats. See why the New York Times dubbed him “the new face of electronic dance music.”
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Bayfront Park’s Klipsch Amphitheatre, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $49.50.
SUNDAY, JULY 15
Billboard Magazine’s No. 1 gospel artist of the 2000s performs hits including “Yeah,” “Fragile Heart,” “Be Blessed,” “Someone Watching Over You” and “Victory.”
Details: 4 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $25-$55.
311 AND SLIGHTLY STOOPID
Alt-funk-rock band 311 (“Down,” “All Mixed Up”) and psych-reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid turn the stage into one big jam.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $15-$70.
LAST SUMMER ON EARTH TOUR
Stellar live bands including Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker take the stage.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $9-$69.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Legendary touring company presents its top-grossing touring show, whose filming for TV won a Primetime Emmy Award.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, running through July 29, at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $40-$165.
Reminisce to singalong hits including “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “Games People Play,” “Then Came You” and “The Rubberband Man.” The Manhattans (“Kiss and Say Goodbye”) open.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $25-$55.
Comedian was named “top partier” at Florida State University by Rolling Stone mag in 1997 and went on to inspire the film “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. July 20 and 21, and 8:30 p.m. July 22, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $17.
IN THE HOUSE
SANDER VAN DOORN
Dutch progressive house and trance superstar DJ spins a lively blend of remixes and original tracks.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$50.