Weekend Ticket - March 15-17

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday, March 15

 

FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

The syndicated radio program Afropop Worldwide celebrates its 25th anniversary with a show by legendary Haitian group the Magnum Band.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at  Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.

CLASSY CLASSICAL
VALENTINA LISITSA

Renowned Ukrainian pianist joins the New World Symphony for its first performance in Boca Raton under the direction of Peter Oundjian.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.festivalboca.org; $15-$75.

COUNTRY CHRISTIAN
CHRIS TOMLIN

Grammy-winning contemporary Christian artist and worship leader performs hits such as “How Great Is Our God,” “Jesus Messiah” and “Our God,” plus tracks from his new album “Burning Lights,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on Jan. 8.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $30-$35.

ONE-MAN BAND
AWOLNATION

Fans of hipster-rock star Beck will love multi-instrumentalist Aaron Bruno, who took a break from his bands to work on songs that didn’t fit into their styles. His electro-pop hybrid combines electronic elements with live instrumentation. Blondfire and Mother Mother open.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $22.

BAYOU BEATS
NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS

New supergroup featuring members of The Radiators, The Neville Brothers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs original New Orleans-style tunes, plus hits from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks and favorites from the members’ former bands.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Bamboo Room, 25 South J St., Lake Worth; www.bambooroomblues.com; $20.

 

Saturday, March 16

 

MEET THE ARTIST
PETER MAX

Two chances to meet the art icon whose whimsical Pop style has made him the Official Artist for the Grammy Music Awards for the past six years. His colorful works, including his latest portrait of Bruce Springsteen, will be available for purchase.
Details: 1-3 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery, 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-468-0685; 6-9 p.m. at Wentworth Gallery, 517 Town Center Mall, Boca Raton; 561-338-0804; free.

SHE’LL MAKE YOU HAPPY
SHERYL CROW

If all you wanna do is have some fun, this is the concert for you, as Crow applies her lovely, lilting voice to pop, rock and country-tinged hits including “The First Cut is the Deepest,” “Strong Enough,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up the Sun,” “Every Day is a Winding Road” and “All I Wanna Do.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$75.

LATIN JAZZ
ED CALLE

Latin Grammy-nominated saxophonist – who has appeared on albums by Frank Sinatra, Arturo Sandoval and Jon Secada - performs jazz standards with his Big Band.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $20 and $25.

 

Sunday, March 17

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
ALAN GAMPEL

Pianist entrances children with his “Keyboard Magic,” which takes Saint-Saens’ classic work “Carnival of the Animals” to a new, kid-accessible level.
Details: 3 p.m. at the Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $12, $10 kids.

LATIN CROONER
DAVID BISBAL

Grammy-winning Spanish pop star performs hits including “Quien Me Iba a Decir” and “Esclavo de Sus Besos.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35.

 

Next Week

 

LUCKY NIGHT
AMBROSIA

Take a break from the blackjack table to catch a costume and disco-dance contest (from 6-8 p.m.), followed by a free concert by the Grammy-nominated, ‘70s soft-rock band that gave us the enduring hits “How Much I Feel” and “You’re the Only Woman,” plus an excellent cover of The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour.”
Details: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mardi Gras Casino. 831 N. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.mardigrascasinofl.com; free.

ROCK WITH A PUNCH
DEFTONES

Northern California alt-metal band with an experimental side performs in support of its latest album, “Koi No Yokan.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; Ticketmaster; $35.

BAD REPUTATION
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS

The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll throws down monster hits including “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Do You Want to Touch Me,” “Bad Reputation,” “Light of Day,” “Crimson and Clover” and, of course, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$65.

OLD IDEAS WORLD TOUR
LEONARD COHEN

Beloved poet and singer-songwriter with the distinct, deep voice who gave us the magical song “Hallelujah” takes the stage in support of his new album, “Old Ideas.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster or www.jlkc.com; $29.50-$250.

DREAM DUET
CHICK COREA AND BELA FLECK

Piano legend Corea and banjo king Fleck might seem like an odd pairing, but they’ve got 35 Grammys between them, and the sky’s the limit in terms of what these master improvisationalists will conjure up onstage.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.kravis.org; $20-$100.

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