Weekend Ticket - May 4-6

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly

Friday, May 4


KEEP ON ROCKING
SUNFEST 2012

Help celebrate this impressively eclectic festival’s 30-year anniversary by grooving to shows by Creed, Paul Rodgers, Passion Pit, All American Rejects, Joan Jett, Third Eye Blind, Girl Talk, The Outlaws, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Matisyahu, Foreigner and The Fray, plus many more.
Details: 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach (festival grounds are on Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive); www.sunfest.com; $35-$67.

GOOD VIBRATIONS
THE BEACH BOYS

Wouldn’t it be nice to see classic tunes such as “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ USA” and “Fun Fun Fun” performed by the original crooners?
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $45-$100.

 

 

Saturday, May 5

 

FREE FOR ALL
FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL

This “Celebrating You!” event features performances of “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Ugly Duckling,” puppet shows, magic shows, dancing and storytelling.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5316 or www.smdcac.org.

HERE AND NOW TOUR
NICKELBACK

Canadian superstar rock band performs massive hits including “How You Remind Me,” “Far Away,” “Photograph” and “Rock Star,” plus tracks from its new album, “Here and Now.” Bush, Seether and My Darkest Day open.
Details: 6 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $25.75-$86.75.

THERAPEUTIC WORKS
NATIONAL ART EXHIBITIONS BY THE MENTALLY ILL

Get inspired by the creative works of people in recovery from mental illness from Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Spain and the United States. All 40 pieces of art will be for sale.
Details: Opening reception 7-10 p.m., running through May 26, at the Rodez Art Gallery, CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Ste. 237, Coconut Grove; 786-467-7111 or www.naemi.org; free.

COLOMBIAN SUPERSTAR
JORGE VILLAMIZAR

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style, as six-time Grammy-winning frontman of Bacilos performs hits including "Mi Primer Millon," “Tabaco y Chanel," "Ninguna," "Pasos de Gigante," "Ser Feliz" and "Caraluna."
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; $35-$100.

IN THE HOUSE
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS

British DJ/producer aka Orlando Higginbottom dons elaborate costumes and performs his self-described “sub-bass, electro bounciness and washed-out synths” in support of his upcoming debut album, “Trouble.”
Details: 10 p.m. at the Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613 or www.electricpicklemiami.com; call for cover charge.

 

Sunday, May 6

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
MIAMI CITY BALLET

”Dance, Dance & More” shows kids all the steps in rehearsing and putting on a ballet, ultimately performing Act II of Delibes’ classic “Coppelia,” the charming story of a beautiful mechanical doll.
Details: 3 p.m. at Gusman Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $12, $10 kids.

FIRE IT UP
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS

California psychedelic rap-rock band that has been serving up stoner-friendly tunes for 15 years takes the stage in support of its upcoming album, “Mile High,” with Twizted, Blaze and Big B opening.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $22.

EMBRACE THE PAIN
FEAR FACTORY

L.A. band that serves up a punishing mix of industrial, thrash and death metal tears up the stage in support of its eighth studio album, “The Industrialist,” which hits the streets on June 5.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $22.
 
COMIC ROYALTY
LILY TOMLIN

Legendary comedienne (“Laugh-In”) who spews witty observations such as “Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?” and “Exercise is for people who can't handle drugs or alcohol” commands the stage.
Details: 7:30 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-$80.

 

 

Next Week

 

BREEZY SOUNDS
BEACH HOUSE

Baltimore duo featuring Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand lives up to its name with dreamy indie-pop and takes the stage in support of its upcoming fourth studio album, “Bloom.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
BREAKFAST WITH LEONARD PITTS

Miami Herald columnist who has inspired and challenged us with his words since 1994 speaks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s “A Single Garment of Destiny” that unites us all in an unending quest to combat injustice.
Details: 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bankers Club, 1 Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor, Miami; 305-755-6096 or www.miamiccj.org; $25.

REGGAE LEGACY
ZIGGY MARLEY

Five-time Grammy-winner carries on the musical and political vision of his father, Bob Marley, with inspirational music that adds a touch of blues and R&B to its reggae roots. Ziggy takes the stage in support of his new album, “Wild & Free.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $32 in advance, $35 day of show.


LOL!
PABLO FRANCISCO

Prepare to laugh until you cry at Francisco’s relentless rapid-fire assault, featuring spot-on celebrity impressions and his ridiculing of the absurdities in our pop-culture-obsessed world. He’s touring in support of his new DVD, “They Put It Out There.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. May 11 and 12, and 8:30 p.m. May 13, at the Miam iImprov, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $22.

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