Weekend Ticket - March 22-24

 

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

Gabriel Iglesias

By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, March 22

STAND-UP GUY
GILBERT GOTTFRIED

The voice of the AFLAC duck continues to irritate as many people as possible with his abrasive tone and combative demeanor – and you can’t get enough of it.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; www.improvftl.com; $22.

HE’S HOT & FLUFFY
GABRIEL IGLESIAS

San Diego comedian left his job at a cell-phone company to find hilarity in everyday situations – especially his weight.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30.50-$44.50.

JAZZ ROOTS
CUBOP – CELEBRATING DIZ AND CHANO

Multi-instrumentalist Cuban legend Paquito D’Rivera teams up with trumpeter Jon Faddis to pay tribute to the musical collaboration between bebop innovator Dizzy Gillespie and Cuban conguero Chano Pozo.
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-$130.

MOTOWN GLORY
THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS

Croon along to beloved songs such as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “It’s the Same Old Song,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.kravis.org; $25-$115.

NEW MUSICAL TERRITORY
BLACK VIOLIN

What do you get when you combine two classically trained violinists with a DJ? Shostakovich and Bach meet Nas and Jay-Z. It’s a rare and unique sound that needs to be heard.
Details: 9 p.m. at PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; www.paxmiami.com; $20.

Saturday, March 23

GET THE SILLIES OUT!
YO GABBA GABBA!: LIVE!

Your kids will go nuts (and even some grown-ups) as this Nickelodeon show goes live, featuring all-new music and surprises from fan favorites such as DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, Plex and even hip-hop legend Biz Markie.
Details: 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theatre, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $26-$66.

SET THE WORLD ON FIRE TOUR
ALICIA KEYS

New York singer/songwriter who gave us sublime hits including “If I Ain’t Got You,” “Fallin’,” “A Woman’s Worth” and “No One,” plus her incredible collaboration with Jay-Z on “Empire State of Mind,” returns with tracks from her fifth studio album, “Girl On Fire.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $70-$120.

GUITAR HERO
OTTMAR LIEBERT

Rhythmic and romantic guitarist performs flamenco and many other styles with his band Luna Negra in support of their latest album, “Dune.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.gusmancenter.org; $29.50-$69.50.

FOLK-ROCK HEROES
AMERICA

Grammy-winning band from the ‘70s performs enduring hits such as “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Lonely People,” “Daisy Jane” and “Tin Man.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Casino Miami Jai-Alai, NW 36th St and 37th Ave., Miami; www.casinomiamijaialai.com; $18.50-$55.

Sunday, March 24

GET CRABBY!
DEERING SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Groove to calypso and reggae bands, dance to the Bahamian Junkanoo parade, take a pontoon boat ride, and go rock climbing. And oh yeah – feast on the best seafood from area restaurants and fish markets.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay; www.deeringseafoodfestival.org; $25, $15 in advance online, $5 kids 4-14, free for children under 4.

ROCK LEGENDS
YES

Prog-rock band that changed music in the ‘70s performs two of its best albums in their entirety: “The Yes Album” and “Close to the Edge,” featuring classic tunes such as “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Starship Trooper,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Close to the Edge” and “And You and I.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood;Ticketmaster; $40-$70.

SHE CAN DO IT ALL
QUEEN LATIFAH

Hip-hop’s First Lady - who has hosted her own TV talk show and starred in many films including “Chicago” and “Hairspray” – performs jazz, blues and soul.
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-$110.

Next Week

CLOSER TO FINE
INDIGO GIRLS

Atlanta folk-rock duo whose melodies and political stances created a strong cult following performs in support of its latest CD, “Beauty Queen Sister.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $30.

YOUNG STARS
IL VOLO

Italian operatic pop trio performs a live concert to be filmed by PBS.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $49.50-$79.50.

FREE FOR ALL
NICOLE WEBER

Singer/guitarist offers her take on Top 40 hits at Tobacco Road.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., downtown Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com.

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