Weekend Ticket - Mar. 30-Apr. 1

 

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

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By Mike Hamersly

 

Friday, Mar. 30

 

FREE FOR ALL
ALL THAT JAZZ

Trudy Kane, principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, performs with soprano Esther Jane Hardenbergh and pianist Paul Schwartz.
Details: 8 p.m. at University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4940.


SONGWRITING ROYALTY
NEIL SEDAKA

Iconic singer-songwriter performs hits including “Calendar Girl,” “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” and “Laughter in the Rain.” Fun fact: Sedaka co-wrote the Captain & Tennille’s 1975 No. 1 hit “Love Will Keep Us Together.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$100.

JAZZ AT MOCA
NICOLE HENRY

Soulful jazz singer and University of Miami grad sings standards and original compositions from her album, “Embraceable.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org; free.

CHILL-ROCK
SNOW PATROL

Soulful, emotional indie-rock band from Northern Ireland that gave us the international hit “Chasing Cars” performs in support of its sixth studio album, “Fallen Empires.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $28.50.

ROCKING THE FAIR
BREATHE CAROLINA

Take a break from the Ferris wheel, Skee ball and elephant ears to catch this emo-screamo band from Denver, which takes the stage in support of its latest hit “Blackout” from the album, “Hell Is What You Make It.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; www.fairexpo.com; $10 single admission, $25 season pass, kids 5 and under free.


 

Saturday, Mar. 31

 

MASTER OF HIS DOMAIN
JERRY SEINFELD

You’ve got two chances in the same night to catch one of the greatest comics of the past 20 years, who has a unique ability to make us laugh about the little things in life that everyone can relate to. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
Details: 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $50-$81.

HIP-HOP KINGS
THE ROOTS

Philly neo-soul hip-hop group featuring Questlove and Black Thought has been setting trends for the past 25 years – see them nightly as the super-cool house band on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $35-$99.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE AN ALL STAR
SMASH MOUTH

Give your arm a rest from the slots and catch the California ska-pop band that hit it big with hits such as “Walkin’ on the Sun,” “All Star” and its cover of “I’m a Believer,” with Gainesville rockers Sister Hazel opening.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15-$75.


 

Sunday, Apr. 1

 

STILL FIDDLIN’
”FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”

Tony Award-winning musical based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem features great songs such as “Tradition,” “Matchmaker” and “If I Were a Rich Man.”
Details: 4 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$70.

READY FOR THE SMACKDOWN?
WRESTLEMANIA XXVIII

Here we go again: John Cena, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and dozens of other ‘roid ragers scream, flip and pile-drive each other all in the name of good, old-fashioned violent entertainment.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $35-$495.

 

 

Next Week


THEY’RE WITH YOU
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

It’s hard to believe this L.A. punk-funk band is approaching its 30th year, and even harder to believe the group, led by singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea, are still so musically relevant after all they’ve been through. RHCP rocks the stage in support of its latest album, “I’m With You.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $39.50-$59.50.

”THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL”
PATTI LUPONE

Two-time Tony Award-winner best known for her performance as Eva Peron in “Evita” sings Broadway favorites from the shows “Gypsy,” “Les Miserables,” “Anything Goes” and “Oliver!”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$115.

LOL!
OWEN BENJAMIN

Stand-up guy from northern New York has been a regular on Comedy Central and MTV’s “Punk’d,” plus was once engaged to Christina Ricci.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. April 6 and 7, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $15.

FLAMENCO KING
PACO DE LUCIA

Spanish virtuoso guitarist performs blindingly fast picados, otherwise known as flamenco scales. You’re sure to be strummed into submission.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $25-$100.

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