Weekend Ticket - May 3-5

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

 

Friday, May 3

 

ROCK ON
SUNFEST 2013

Annual festival continues, featuring rock and hip-hop acts including the Black Crowes, The Offspring, Jimmy Cliff, Reel Big Fish, Kendrick Lamar, Phillip Phillips, Boz Scaggs, Gavin De Graw, Cheap Trick and dozens more. Fireworks show follows the final act Sunday night.
Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday; in downtown West Palm Beach, along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue; www.sunfest.com; $30-$69, kids 6-12 $8-$22, kids 5 and under free.

INDIE-ROCK HEAVEN
OF MONTREAL

Neo-psychedelic pop group from the musically fertile Athens, Ga., led by indie-rock mastermind Kevin Barnes performs in support of its 12th studio album, “Lousy With Sylvianbriar.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $12-$15.

LOL!
MO’NIQUE

You know her from the hit TV series “The Parkers,” as host of “Showtime at the Apollo” and her Oscar-winning role in the film “Precious.” Now see her return to her stand-up roots.
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; $40.

WEEKEND OF LAUGHS
JON LOVITZ AND ROB SCHNEIDER

“Saturday Night Live” alum Lovitz performs Friday at the Ultimate Miami Comedian competition, while Schneider – star of the comedy films “The Hot Chick” and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” - takes the stage Saturday during the Ultimate Miami Dessert battle.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $40-$75.

CRUNK IT UP
LIL JON

Atlanta hip-hop superstar takes a break from appearing on “Celebrity Apprentice” to perform a DJ set of his favorite tracks ranging from classic rock to rap to party music.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$60.

 

Saturday, May 4

 

AUTHOR EVENTS
AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS

Two chances to catch this exhilarating best-selling writer who overcame bizarre personal hardship to give us the strange and inspiring books “Running With Scissors” and “Dry” — he’s discussing his latest book, “This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t.”
Details: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Art, 1E.Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-262-0234; 8 p.m. Monday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; free with purchase of book ($15).

FLORIDA PUNK ROCK
A DAY TO REMEMBER

Hard-rock band from Ocala that blends pop-punk and metalcore performs in support of its new album “Common Courtesy,” along with Of Mice & Men and Issues.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.50.

MERENGUE STAR
ELVIS CRESPO

Puerto Rican Latin Grammy winner best known for his mega-hit “Suavemente” performs in support of his eighth studio album “Los Monsters.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino,5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $35-$55.

 

Sunday, May 5

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST
GREYNOLDS LOVE-IN

Groove to the sounds of Grand Funk Railroad (“We’re an American Band,” “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”) and Mike Pinera’s Blues Image (“Ride Captain Ride”) at this family-friendly event celebrating the sound and vibe of the ’60s and ’70s and hosted by Magic 102.7.
Details: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Greynolds Park, 18500 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach; www.miamipartyinthepark.com; $15 advance, $20 at the door; VIP $45 advance, $50 at the door (includes preferred parking, unlimited beer from 3-5 p.m., sporadic food tastings, preferred restrooms and prime concert viewing under a tent).

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
CYPRESS STRING QUARTET

Two violins, a viola and cello take on Selections from the Cypresses, B152 by Dvorak; String Quartet in C, K.465 (Dissonance) by Mozart; and after intermission, String Quartet in F, Op. 59 #1 by Beethoven.
Details: 4 p.m. at Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.

 

Next Week

 

MODERN ROCK
ALKALINE TRIO

Pop-punk band performs in support of its eighth studio album, “My Shame Is True,” along with opener Bayside.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $18.99.

SPANISH SUPERSTAR
ALEJANDRO SANZ

Three-time Latin Grammy winner for Album of the Year performs in support of his 10th studio album, “La Musica No Se Toca.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $55-$140.

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