Weekend Ticket - Nov. 16-18

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Nov. 16


DWNTWN MIAMI CONCERT SERIES
KY-MANI MARLEY

Bob Marley’s son keeps the reggae legend’s legacy alive with spiritual tracks such as “Dear Dad,” “I Pray” and “Ghetto Soldier.” This free concert series’ second show of the season also features an opening act, local roots reggae band Jahfe.
Details: 5-10 p.m. at Bayfront Park’s Tina Hills Pavilion, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami; www.dwntwnconcerts.com; free.

BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
BOUKMAN EKSPERYANS

Free monthly series presented by the Rhythm Foundation features one of the most important artists in the history of Haitian music, which took its name from a combination of two influences: the 1791 slave revolution at Bwa Kayiman led by voodoo priest Boukman Duty, and the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.

GET STOKED
DONAVON FRANKENREITER

California surfer dude also performs some pretty radical rock tunes that skew to the mellow side, much like his buddy Jack Johnson. He takes the stage in support of his latest album, “Start Livin’” – and all ticket holders will receive a free copy of the album.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $21.

NEO-SOUL MAN
CODY CHESNUTT

Atlanta singer-songwriter whose song “The Seed” became a huge hit for The Roots takes the stage in support of his fourth album, “Landing on a Hundred,” which dropped last month.
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $15.

OUT OF THE BLACK TOUR
BOYS NOIZE

First-ever American tour for this Berlin DJ/producer (real name Alexander Ridha) kicks off in Fort Lauderdale and is in support of his third album, which blends funky techno, robotic vocals, futuristic disco and even hip-hop.
Details: 11 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $26.50; 18 and over.
 

Saturday, Nov. 17


WAKE UP FOR THIS ONE
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

Nine-time Grammy-winning Texas band has been dishing out delightful boogie-woogie blues, Western swing and roots music for 40 years. And, oh yeah, they’ve collaborated with the likes of Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett and Merle Haggard.
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, $5 tickets available for ages 13-22 at www.cultureshockmiami.com.

ONE-MAN JAM BAND
KELLER WILLIAMS

Rocker is affectionately known K-Dub for his love of looping guitars and other instruments when performing live, creating a swelling and compelling wall of sound that mixes all sorts of genres, from bluegrass to reggae to electronic, funk and jazz.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.

CLASSICAL CROSSOVER
NATHAN PACHECO

First there were Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Now comes the next great operatic tenor to bridge the worlds of classical and pop music, singing in four languages – English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Details: 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $27.50 and $37.50.

ANTI-FOLK SINGER
REGINA SPEKTOR

Russian-born, New-York raised alt-rock singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist channels the unusual for her craft, using her broad vocal range in various ways including beatboxing, buzzing noises and even glottal stops. She takes the stage in support of her sixth album, “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com;$33.50-$43.50.

FREE FOR ALL
PABLO CRUISE

San Francisco band that hit it big in the ‘70s with the hits “Whatcha Gonna Do?” and “Love Will Find a Way” performs at Secada’s Magic City Casino.
Details: 9 p.m. at Magic city Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com

Sunday, Nov. 18

ACOUSTIC SHOW
FACE TO FACE

California pop-punk band founded in 1991 tones it down a bit to perform tracks from its classic 1999 album, “Ignorance Is Bliss.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $16.

Next Week

SHE’S BACK!
MADONNA

Two chances to catch one of the most important female artists of the past three decades as she takes the stage in support of her latest album, “MDNA.” Of course, you’ll also hear favorites such as “Like a Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Ray of Light,” “Holiday,” “Lucky Star,” “Express Yourself” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 N. Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami; Ticketmaster; $48-$358.

MADONNA AFTERPARTY
TRACY YOUNG

Madonna’s favorite DJ (she hand-picked Young to spin at her wedding in Scotland to Guy Ritchie) keeps the spirit of the Material Girl alive with this post-“MDNA” show.
Details: 10 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.wantickets.com; $20-$65.

A CHRISTMAS TRADITION
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER

Group founded in 1974 by Chip Davis (who, amusingly enough, wrote the music for C.W. McCall’s 1975 outlaw country hit “Convoy”) has become a holiday treasure, with its contemporary, New Age renditions of Christmas songs helping sell 28 million records.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.kravis.org; $25-$110.

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