Weekend Ticket - July 30

 

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

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Dave Matthews. Photo: C Flanigan/Getty Images
 

By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, JULY 30

FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Percussionist Andrew Atkinson - who began his career as drummer for the band The Monjees - leads his quartet, drawing on the beats of his native Jamaica and the energetic rhythms of his home Miami.
Details: 8 p.m; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-693-8211 or www.mocanomi.org; free.

 

JAM ON IT
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Summer in South Florida means it's time for jam-band fans to rejoice: The Dave Matthews Band makes its annual trek here for a two-night gig.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $40-$75.

 
SATURDAY, JULY 31

 
"LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR"
RIHANNA
R&B princess performs hits including "Rude Boy," "Break It Off," "Don't Stop the Music" and, of course "Umbrella"; Ke$ha ("Tik Tok") opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster.com; $22.75-$102.75.

BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE HE ROCK AND ROLLED
ROBERT PLANT

Led Zeppelin front man takes the stage with his Band of Joy to perform solo hits, sneak-peek tracks from his album to be released this fall, plus Led Zeppelin classics such as "Gallows Pole," "Misty Mountain Hop," "In My Time of Dying" and "Rock and Roll."
Details: 8 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster.com; $35-$65.

 
WORLD MUSIC GODDESS
NATACHA ATLAS
The always-cool Rhythm Foundation presents another incredible show, with singer-bellydancer Atlas mixing the mesmerizing sounds of Egypt and Lebanon with a French chanteuse style.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; Ticketmaster or 305-672-5202; $38.

FEEL THE BEAT
HYBRID

British duo serves up the best in progressive breaks, house and trance, with heavy focus on its latest album, "Disappear Here."
Details: 10 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, LiveNation.com or www.jointherevolution.net; $14.

SUNDAY, AUG 1
 
ARTIST EVENT
ROMERO BRITTO
Meet the Miami Pop artist as he unveils his new children's book "My Alphabet Playbook" (Little Simon, $12.95).
Details: 2 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.

GUITAR HERO
SANTANA
Carlos Santana shows off his evil ways with the guitar for his final show on the "Universal Tone Tour"; Steve Winwood ("While You See a Chance," "Higher Love") opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $19.50-$119.50.

COMING NEXT WEEK
 
SING IT LOUD AND PROUD
AMERICAN IDOLS TOUR
See all your favorite American Idol Top 10 finalists, including winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox, Michael Lynche, Casey James, Siobhan Magnus and more.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 3 at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; LiveNation.com; $40.50-$70.50.

GIRLS JUST WANNA...
CYNDI LAUPER
Grammy-winning new-wave icon has branched out drastically from her '80s roots, as evidenced by her latest album, "Memphis Blues," featuring legends including B.B. King and Allen Toussaint.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $39.75-$63.75.

 

DYNAMIC DUO
LA ROUX
British synth-pop sensation performs bouncy hits including Y-100 staple "Bulletproof," with local DJ Panic Bomber opening.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $18.

ART EXHIBIT
"THE FINE ART OF MOTHERHOOD"
See works by three women - Kathy Iwanowski, Grace-Anne Alfiero and Chelsea Rousso - who demonstrate the heroism and creativity it takes to balance being a successful mother and artist.
Details: Meet-the-artists reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Mark K. Wheeler Gallery, 1799 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-308-2109; free.

LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS
JUSTIN BIEBER
Teen sensation performs his hit "Baby" and other tracks from his first album "My World," with Sean Kingston ("Beautiful Girls," "Me Love") opening.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 at the BankAtlantic Center,  1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; LiveNation.com; $43.25-$53.25.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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