Weekend Ticket - July 27-29

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

Friday, July 27

 

ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE
KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE

Two of the biggest and most explosive rock bands of all time team up for “The Tour,” a rollicking joy ride through classic hits, plus new music from each group.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $36-$157.

THE BARD BOMBARDED
”THE HAMLET DOG AND PONY SHOW”

Troy Davidson stars in the Mad Cat Theatre’s is over-the-top,psychedelic abbreviated deconstruction of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” by Jessica Farr and Paul Tei.
Details: Opening night 7 p.m., running through Aug. 12, at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse,
404 NW 26th St., Miami; www.madcattheatre.org; $25-$40, $15 students.


ROCK ON
YES

Legendary prog-rock band forges on without its original lead singer, Jon Anderson (Jon Davison takes the mic instead) , but virtuosic work by bassist Chris Squire and guitarist Steve Howe keep things compelling on wildly creative hits such as “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Roundabout,” “Long Distance Runaround” and “I’ve Seen All Good People.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $35.50-$95.50.

 
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA

Check out Afro-Cuban Latin fusion band Pan Con Bistec, featuring flutist and saxophonist Bobby Ramirez. 
Details: 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art., 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.

LOL!
FRANK CALIENDO

Master impressionist will have you in awe with dead-on impersonations of John Madden, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Al Pacino,Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Jay Leno – well, you get the idea.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $30.

TURNTABLE WIZARD
DJ CRAZE

Miami homeboy spins all kinds of sick beats, from hip-hop to dubstep to breaks to good old Miami bass, and is a three-time winner of the DMC World DJ Championships trophy.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.

Saturday, July 28


GET WARPED
VANS WARPED TOUR

Cruise around the sprawling Cruzan grounds and listen to top alt-rock bands including Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Yellowcard and dozens more.
Details: Noon at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $34.05.

”THIS FILTHY WORLD”
AN EVENING WITH JOHN WATERS

The gleefully demented director of cult-film faves such as “Pink Flamingos,” “Hairspray,” “Cry Baby” and “Pecker” discusses his life and career experience in Hollywood. There’s also a Q&A session and a screening of his cult film “Polyester.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com or 954-462-0222; $36.50-$61.50, $125 VIP.

ONE RIGHTEOUS SHOW
BILL MEDLEY

One half of The Righteous Brothers performs huge hits including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Unchained Melody” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com; $20-$40.

Sunday, July 29


YOU’VE GOT THE POWER
”SUPER WHY” LIVE

Your little ones will be thrilled to see their new fave TV show up close and personal. Join characters Super Why, Alpha Pig, Wonder Red, Princess Presto and their puppy pal Woofster as they take children on imagination-stimulating adventures that teach the power of reading.
Details: 2 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35-$55.

”IN YOUR HANDS” TOUR
SUGARLAND

Grammy-winning Atlanta country duo is letting fans help pick their set lists, so you’re sure to hear big hits including “Want To,” “Settlin’,” “All I Want to Do,” “It Happens” and “Already Gone.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $20-$65.

Next Week


TASTE THE PAIN
SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

Thrash to the wicked sounds of Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless and more.
Details: x p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $27.50.

”A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION”
”THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE EVENT”

Celebrate what would have been beloved Dead leader Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday with this 1977 concert journey by the quintessential American jam band.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at various South Florida theaters; check www.fathomevents.com; $12.50.

SALSA KINGS
EL GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO

Music orchestra that has made many famous singers swivel their hips (including the late, great Celia Cruz) celebrates 50 years.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$75.

INDIE-ROCK BLISS
BEAR IN HEAVEN

Brooklyn trio that blends ambient synthesizers, driving drum beats and fuzzy bass into a swirling, delirious psychedelic mix takes the stage in support of its latest album, “I Love You It’s Cool.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750 or www.bardotmiami.com; $15-$20.

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