Weekend Ticket - Jun. 15-17
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, June 15
FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
James Germain, whose music is a lovely blend of classical voice and Haitian roots, performs as part of the Fete de la Musique celebration to welcome summer.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.
COMPLETING THE WALL
Founding member of Pink Floyd performs his conceptual masterpiece, “The Wall,” in its entirety, featuring stunning visuals and the classic songs “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2,” “Run Like Hell,” “Mother,” “Hey You” and “Comfortably Numb.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45-$199.
ROCKIN’ THE HEARTLAND
Americana alt-rock band from the ‘80s best known for the hit “Closer to Free” (which became the theme song to the TV series “Party of Five”) returns in support of its 11th studio album, “American Made.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $15.
GET JACKED UP
Dutch superstar DJ who contributed to Pitbull’s hit “Give Me Everything” and Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)” steps behind the decks for two manic nights, along with Aussie DJ twins Nervo (Friday only), Quintino and Shermanology.
Details: 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $50-$60.
Saturday, June 16
Grunge-y Southern rock band best known for its hit “Addicted” performs in support of its upcoming album, “Bringing Down the Giant,” to be released in July. Opening acts include Redlight King, Aranda and Fall From Grace.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $15.
TITO PUENTE JR.
Like father, like son: Puente Jr. keeps his dad’s vibrant musical legacy alive with the hot tropical rhythms of his Latin Jazz Ensemble. You’ll hear standards plus tunes from his latest album, “Got Mambo?”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Theater, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; 954-747-4646 or www.sunrisefl.gov; $17, $15 students, $10 kids.
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
CUBAN CLASSICAL BALLET OF MIAMI
CCBM and artistic director Pedro Pablo Pena present “Spanish Classical Night,” featuring fragments from “Carmen,” “Don Quixote,” “Swan Lake” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $40-$80.
THEY WILL ROCK YOU
Virtuoso vocalist Freddie Mercury may be gone, but the grandiose music of Queen lives on through this tribute band, with versions of classic songs including “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$55.
A JERSEY INSTITUTION
THE BOUNCING SOULS
Lace up your Doc Martens: Since 1989, this New Brunswick, N.J., ska-punk band has been inspiring raucous crowd to dance “pogo” style – it takes the stage in support of its ninth studio album, “Comet.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $16 in advance, $18 at the door.
Sunday, June 17
Violinist Sheena Gutierrez and pianist Stepan Rudenko perform works by Piazzola, Messiaen and Franck.
Details: 3 p.m. at Arts at St Johns’, 4760 Pine Tree Dr., Miami Beach; 786-309-1275 or www.artsatstjohns.com; $20, $15 online, $15 seniors, $5 students.
Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist and composer is best known for his holiday classic “Feliz Navidad,” his cover of The Doors’ hit “Light My Fire” and his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which he performed at Marlins Park’s opening-night festivities.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$65.
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
Austin, Texas, instrumental post-rock band’s dreamy yet anthemic sound is self-described as “cathartic mini-symphonies.” The group wrote the soundtrack for the film “Friday Night Lights,” and is touring in support of its latest album, “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $25.
STILL THE MAN
Even at age 86, the original and best insult comic (he helped kick-start his career by targeting Frank Sinatra after spotting him in the crowd one night in the ‘50s) is going strong.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$65.
A STAND-UP GUY
You already know he’s funny from his recurring roles on the sitcoms “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “’Til Death” (opposite Brad Garrett), and from the films “Pootie Tang,” “Date Night,” “Hall Pass” and “We Bought a Zoo” – now see him tear up a crowd live.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. June 22 and 23 at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $20.