Weekend Ticket - Jun. 29-Jul. 1

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

Friday, June 29


FREAKS AND GEEKS
FLORIDA SUPERCON 2012

Love comic books, anime, animation, cosplay and video games? This is your haven for four days – and don’t forget your costume for the contests.
Details: Noon-3 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; www.floridasupercon.com; $15-$55.

EPIC ROCK
COLDPLAY

Anthemic, Grammy-winning British band led by charismatic singer/pianist Chris Martin takes the stage in support of its fifth studio album, “Mylo Xyloto,” featuring the hits “Paradise” and “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.” Of course, you’ll also hear howl-along Coldplay faves including “Yellow,” “Fix You,” “The Scientist,” “Clocks,” “Speed of Sound,” “In My Place” and “Viva La Vida.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $26.50-$96.50.

THE MIND OF MENCIA
CARLOS MENCIA

Controversial comedian and costar in the film “Our Family Wedding” opposite Forest Whitaker and America Ferrara (“Ugly Betty”) does stand-up as part of his “C 4 UrSelf Tour.”
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $30.

 

Saturday, June 30


STILL AN ALL-STARR
RINGO STARR

The former Beatles drummer continues his tradition of gathering an all-star band, this time featuring Todd Rundgren, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), saxophonist Mark Rivera (Peter Gabriel’s “So” album), drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth) and more.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood;Ticketmaster; $40-$100.

MUSICAL REWIND
LITTLE RIVER BAND

Free monthly concert series presents the band that gave us the hits “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Help Is On Its Way,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Man On Your Mind” and “Lady.” Sarah Packiam opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.mizneramphitheater.com; free.

 

Sunday, July 1


LET’S GROOVE TONIGHT
EARTH, WIND & FIRE

One of the greatest R&B and funk bands of all time takes us back to infectious hits including “September,” “Shining Star,” “Fantasy,” “Get Away,” “Let’s Groove,” “Boogie Wonderland” and the group’s irrestibly jazzy cover of The Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life,” plus enduring ballads “That’s the Way of the World,” “Reasons” and “After the Love Has Gone.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood;Ticketmaster; $55-$110.

BRITISH INVASION!
ONE DIRECTION

The U.K.’s latest boy band performs sigh-inducing hits including “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Gotta Be You” and “One Thing.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25.75-$55.75.

 

Next Week


SOUL MAN
AL GREEN

Reverend Al graces us with his silky-smooth voice on classics such as “Tired of Being Alone,” “I’m Still In Love With You,” “Look What You Done For Me,” “You Ought to Be With Me” and, of course, “Let’s Stay Together.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood;Ticketmaster; $45-$75.

HIP-HOP HOORAY
”R YOU ON THE LIST TOUR”

Check out three pop/hip-hop giants as Flo Rida (“Low,” “Right Round,” “Good Feeling”), Cee Lo Green (“Forget You,” “Crazy”) and B.o.B. (“Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes”) team up.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $99-$129.

FEEL THE BEAT
INDEPENDANCE FESTIVAL

Let your body dance free poolside and on the dance floor inside as superstar DJs Roger Sanchez, Funkagenda, Norman Doray and Wally Lopez energize the Fourth of July crowd with sexy club tunes.
Details: 11 a.m. Wednesday-11 p.m. Thursday at the Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $65-$85.

GET SKANKIN’
REEL BIG FISH

Irreverent California ska-punk band led by dynamic singer-songwriter Aaron Barrett performs a lively show in support of its latest album, “Candy Coated Fury.”
Details: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.50.

REGGAE RHYTHMS
JUNIOR REID

Jamaican reggae and dancehall legend who became lead vocalist of Black Uhuru performs.
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ricochet Bar and Lounge, 3250 Buena Vista Blvd., Midtown Miami; www.ricochetlounge.com; $10, ladies free.

FREE FOR ALL
FIRE ON THE FOURTH

Groove to the sounds of Fred Thomas (James Brown’s bassist) and his band on the beach.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ocean Drive and 8th Street in South Beach, followed by fireworks; www.kccproductions.com.


FOLK ICON
DON MCLEAN

What better way to celebrate Fourth of July week than with a concert by the guy who wrote “American Pie”?
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.

”CLUB LIFE”
TIESTO

Dutch superstar DJ who performed at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens spins progressive house, trance and even dubstep.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $60 females, $125 males.

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