Weekend Ticket - March 29-31

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, March 29

GUITAR LEGEND
ERIC CLAPTON

Two chances to catch one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time (he’s No. 2 on Rolling Stone mag’s list), performing favorites from his 50-year career that spans his work in groups including the Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & The Dominos and then solo. It’s Clapton’s guitar you hear on The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room,” Derek & The Dominos’ “Layla” and on solo classics such as “Cocaine” and “Lay Down Sally.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $100-$300.

“OVEREXPOSED”
MAROON 5

In between his gigs as a judge on the reality TV singing competition “The Voice,” Adam Levine somehow finds time to front his band, which is touring in support of their fourth studio album and its hits “Daylight,” “Payphone” and “One More Night.” You’ll also hear faves such as “This Love,” “Sunday Morning,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Makes Me Wonder” and “Moves Like Jagger.” Owl City opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25.75-$75.75.

JAM ON IT
THE EXPENDABLES

Two chances to see this California surf-rock and reggae band that has toured with 311, Kottonmouth Kings and Slightly Stoopid. Pacific Dub opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net;$15.

BURLESQUE SHOW
THE KNOCKOUTS

Aubrey O’Day - former member of the R&B-pop group Danity Kane who went on to star on Broadway in “Hairspray” and also posed for Playboy – headlines this weekly burlesque show.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $25.

Saturday, March 30

DAYS OF YORE
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Gentlemen and fine wenches alike will revel in this journey back to the 16th Century, when jousting, sword fights, knights and noble steeds were commonplace. Dancing, elaborate costumes, rides, games, authentic grub and grog, and even an exotic animal show are among the many highlights.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday and Sunday, running each weekend through April 14, at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy., Miami; 305-258-0044 or www.ren-fest.com; $20, $7 kids.6-11, free 5 and under.

PROG-ROCK SUPERGROUP
UK

This is one show to make music geeks absolutely giddy, as singer John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson), keyboardist and violinist Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music, Frank Zappa), drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons) and Austrian jazz-fusion guitarist Alex Machacek reunite for the first time in more than three decades.
Details: 7 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com; $74.50.

’80S POP QUEENS
EXPOSE

Freestyle trio performs hits including “Point of No Return,” “Let Me Be the One” and “Seasons Change, along with Taylor Dayne (“Tell It to My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back”) and Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Could’ve Been”).
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $20-$125.

IN CONCERT
MAXI PRIEST

Reggae/R&B singer - who hit it big in 1990 with the No. 1 hit “Close To You” and has collaborated with Roberta Flack and Shaggy – brings his positive vibrations to the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $35-$45.

FREE FOR ALL
CONJUNTO PROGRESO

Masters of Cuban son celebrate the release of their new greatest hits CD, with Elastic Bond opening.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or thestagemiami.com; 21 and over.

IN THE HOUSE
REBECCA & FIONA

Just in case your hunger for electronic beats wasn’t quite satisfied by the 10-day Miami Music Week (aka WMC), here comes this beautiful Swedish duo spinning the hottest EDM beats.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.

Sunday, March 31

REGGAE RHYTHMS
KULCHA SHOK MUZIK

Sunday-night reggae party rolls on, celebrating 16 years of great live music at Jazid.
Details: 11 p.m. at Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.kulchashok.com; $5-$10.

 

Next Week

 

AUTHOR EVENT
JUANES

Colombian Latin-rock superstar autographs copies of his book, “Chasing the Sun” (Celebra, $28.95), which shares the story of his life and how faith has guided him.
Details: 6 p.m. Monday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; free, but must purchase a copy of the book at Books & Books to enter the signing line.

GLAD RAG DOLL WORLD TOUR
DIANA KRALL

Grammy-winning Canadian jazz pianist and singer (and wife of New Wave pioneer Elvis Costello) revives and reconfigures some of her favorite tunes from the ‘20s and ‘30s, plus past favorites and standards.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $55-$125.

LOL!
ROBERT DUBAC

From the guy who brought us “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” comes his latest comedy project, “Free Range Thinking,” which explores politics, religion and the media. It’s all part of Dubac’s existential journey to find the truth.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, running through April 7, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $32.

ROCK ROYALTY
CHICAGO

One of the most diverse and prolific rock bands of all time performs hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$90.

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