Weekend Ticket - Mar. 9-11

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

Friday, Mar. 9


ROCKING FOR A GREAT CAUSE
TRAIN

Grammy-winning band that gave us the unbelievably catchy hits “Hey Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and “Marry Me” performs an intimate show to support the Miami branch of Musicians On Call, which delivers bedside performances at children’s hospitals in the Miami area.
Details: 5 p.m. at at Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami; www.ricochetlounge.com; $150.

ROCKET MAN
ELTON JOHN

If you haven’t seen one of the most dynamic pianists and singer/songwriters of the past 40 years, now’s your chance, as Sir Elton belts out all the hits, including “Your Song,” “Daniel,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Tiny Dancer,” “I’m Still Standing,””I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” – oh, I’ll just stop there.
Details: 8p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $32-$137.

GHETTO KLOWN”
JOHN LEGUIZAMO

Whether you know his face from his many dramatic film roles (“Carlito’s Way,””Summer of Sam,””Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge!”), his voice from doing Sid the Sloth in the “Ice Age” trilogy, or his humor from his many stand-up and one-man Broadway shows, you know John Leguizamo is one crazy-talented dude. That’s why he gets three nights at the Fillmore - as the New York Times raves: “He has the energy of a 12-year-old who has just downed a Red Bull and a jumbo package of Twinkies.” Rock on!
Details: 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $33-$78.50.

JAZZ ROOTS
WYNTON MARSALIS

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra teams up with one of the greatest trumpet players ever, as evidenced by his nine Grammy Awards and even a Pulitzer Prize for Music. You’ll hear original compositions as well as masterworks by Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane and other great jazz composers.
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; $25-$150.

COME SAIL AWAY
STYX

Take a break from the blackjack table to check out ‘70s prog-rock heroes who gave us enduring radio hits “Lady,” “The Best of Times,” “Babe,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Renegade” and the epic “Come Sail Away.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15-$75.

LATIN HEARTTHROB
RICARDO ARJONA

Latin Grammy Award-winning Guatemalan singer performs in support of his 13th album, “Independiente.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $35-$155.

Saturday, Mar. 10


YEE-HAH!
RIB ROUND-UP

South Florida’s best country music station, WIRK 107.9, presents the third-annual gathering of some of the best artists in the country, including Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, Miss Willie Brown and Montgomery Gentry.
Details: Noon at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445 or LiveNation.com; $20.


HOOP IT UP
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Start whistling “Sweet Georgia Brown,” because the greatest basketball entertainment show (aside from the Heat, of course) brings its amazing athletic feats, highlighted by Internet sensation Jacob “Hops” Tucker, who at only 5’10” won the 2011 College Slam Dunk Championship by virtue of his ridiculous 50-inch vertical leap.
Details: 1 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $22-$164.

Sunday, Mar. 11


MUSIC WORKSHOP
THE BIG GIG

Jazz music lovers: This is your chance to learn from the masters. Led by Tito Puente Jr. on the timbales, this workshop caters to specific needs, with instruction on piano, Latin percussion, trumpet, drums, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone, bass and guitar, followed by a group performance. Don’t miss it!
Details: Registration 9-10 a.m., individual instruction 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rehearsal 2-4 p.m. and performance from 4-5 p.m., at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave.,Pinecrest; 305-669-6942 or www.pinecrest-fl.gov; free participation with application.

DANCING IN THE STREETS
CALLE OCHO

Get ready to party at the largest street blowout in the United States, featuring Miami’s own musician and telenovela star Jencarlos Canela (“Mas Sabe El Diablo”), plus hip-hop, R&B, country and salsa groups. And did we mention the incredible food?
Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. from 11th Avenue to 27th Avenue along Southwest Eighth Street in Miami; www.carnavalmiami.com; free.

COUNTRY DOUBLE SHOT
RODNEY ATKINS

Tennessee star performs hits including “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows),” “Watching You,” “These Are My People” and “Take a Back Road,” with Texas country princess Sunny Sweeney opening.
Details: 4 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15-$75.

”THE VOYAGE CONTINUES”
THE MOODY BLUES

Iconic rock band kicks off its tour to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the release of its album “Days of Future Passed,” which features the timeless tracks “Nights In White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon.” You’ll also hear “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “The Voice” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $45-$80.

Next Week


LOL!
AL JACKSON

Mourning the end of the South Beach Comedy Festival? Here’s a quick fix: Check out ”Last Comic Standing” and Comedy Central star Al Jackson, who ditched his day job as a 7th-grade teacher to make people laugh on purpose. Opening acts include Forrest Shaw and Oni Perez.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami; www.ricochetlounge.com; $8.

BE THERE!
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR AND EXPOSITION

Take the family to wallow in yummy foods you shouldn’t eat, games of chance you shouldn’t attempt, and crazy rides you shouldn’t agree to go on, and have the best time of your life, because there’s nothing like the fair.
Details: Noon-midnight opening day and weekends; 3 p.m.-midnight weekdays; running through April 1 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.


FREE FOR ALL
GET THE BLUES

It doesn’t get any more old-school than guitarist and blues harp master Big Poppa E, who has performed with Bill Withers and Ike and Tina Turner.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-760-6902 or www.thebetsyhotel.com.

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