Weekend Ticket - March 8-10

 

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

KODO photo by Takashi Okamoto.JPG
Kodo, photo courtesy of Adrienne Arsht Center
 

By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, March 8

FREE FOR ALL
JUST LIKE STEELY DAN

Gaucho performs hits from the legendary classic rock group including “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “FM,” “Reeling in the Years,” “Do It Again,” “Hey Nineteen” and many more as part of the “Sunrise at Sunset” series.
Details: 7 p.m. at Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; www.sunrisefl.gov or 305-332-2623.

THE BEST OF …
SECOND CITY

Chicago’s legendary comedy company – which launched the careers of Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many more – presents some of the best sketches from its 52-year history.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39.

THE HITMAKERS
HALL & OATES

Philly pop-soul legends Daryl Hall and John Oates - the most successful pop duo of all time - perform hits including “Sara Smile,” “She’s Gone,” “Kiss On My List,” “Maneater,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Rich Girl,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Out of Touch,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and many more.
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; $45-$85.

TWO LOVELY NIGHTS
CITIZEN COPE

Two chances to catch the D.C. alt-rock singer/songwriter also known as Clarence Greenwood (good call on the stage name), who’s performing in support of his latest album, “One Lovely Day.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $30.

THEATRICAL ROCK
COHEED AND CAMBRIA

New York prog-rock band creates conceptual sci-fi albums, the latest of which, “The Afterman: Descension,” debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200. Opening acts are Russian Circles and Between the Buried and Me.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $28.

MAKING A GREAT IMPRESSION
FRANK CALIENDO

Comedian and “MadTV” alum is one of the best impressionists around, with dead-on impersonations of actors Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert De Niro; presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; and sports figures Charles Barkley, Jim Rome and John Madden.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; www.improvftl.com or 954-981-5653; $30-$50.

IN THE HOUSE
ERICK MORILLO

Start celebrating Winter Music Conference a week early as this New York legend, and founder of Subliminal Records, steps behind the decks for some of the best soul-shaking dance music. Fun fact: He’s the guy behind Reel 2 Real’s ‘90s hit “I Like to Move It.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$60.

Saturday, March 9

GREAT GROOVES AND GRUB
WIRK RIB ROUND-UP

Chow down on the best-tasting ribs in South Florida while listening to the country sounds of Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins, Chris Cagle, Justin Moore, Lauren Alaina and many more acts.
Details: Noon at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; Ticketmaster; $25-$30.

SIZZLING SALSA
EDDIE PALMIERI

Nine-time Grammy winner and Latin jazz superstar, whose career spans more than 50 years, takes the stage with his lively orchestra.
Details: 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $15-$35.

WALTZ IT UP
ANDRE RIEU

Dutch conductor and violinist best known for creating the Johann Strauss Orchestra performs the world’s best-loved waltzes.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45-$99.

MYSTIC MUSIC
CELTIC CROSSROADS

Seven world-class musicians who play more than 25 instruments do for Irish music what “Riverdance” did for Irish dance, fusing Celtic music with eastern European gypsy, bluegrass, world music, classical and jazz.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $27.50 and $37.50.

ONE EARTH TOUR
KODO

Japanese “taiko” drumming sensation brings its thunderous beats and traditional dance to the stage in its only Miami appearance.
Details: 8:30 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; $30-$75.

VIVE LA EXPERIENCIA
RICARDO ARJONA

Guatemalan singer known as “El Animal Nocturno” is one of the most successful Latin artists of all time, having sold more than 20 million albums.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $35-$225.

Sunday, March 10

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
LARA ST. JOHN

Canadian violin prodigy who made her first solo appearance with an orchestra at age 4 and performed with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon at age 10 performs a stunning program accompanied by pianist Martin Kennedy.
Details: 4 p.m. at University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; www.sundaymusicals.org or 305-271-7150; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.

Next Week

GET CRUNK
LIL JON

Atlanta rapper who found fame collaborating with Usher, Trick Daddy, Ludacris and many more takes the stage in support of his latest album, “Party Animal.”
Details: 11 p.m. Wednesday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.

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