Weekend Ticket - Nov. 25-27
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend in South Florida
Friday, Nov. 25
PIERCE THE VEIL
San Diego post-hardcore band performs tracks from its two albums, “A Flair for the Dramatic” and “Selfish Machines,” with Miss May I, Woe Is Me, The Amity Affliction and Letlive opening.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $16.
Five chances to laugh off your turkey-induced tryptophan daze with stand-up star Bret Ernst, who has also made numerous diverse TV and feature-film appearances (ranging from “CSI:NY” to Showtime’s “Weeds”). Oh, and he’s a graduate of Plantation High.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $17.
Saturday, Nov. 26
IN THE HOUSE
Work off all that turkey and stuffing by dancing all day and night to top-notch DJs including Wolfgang Gartner, Roger Sanchez, Borgore, Robbie Rivera, Chuckie, Diplo, Dieselboy and MSTRKRFT, plus many more.
Details: Noon-4 a.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $32.90-$43.50, $70 combo ticket.
HOT 105’S LOVE TRAIN
Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage back to old-school R&B and funk groups including Frankie Beverly & Maze, The O’Jays, The Emotions, The Bar-Kays, Con Funk-Shun and The Dazz Band, plus many more.
Details: 6 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $20.50-$79.50.
BAD TO THE BONE
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS
Blues guitarist who kicked off his illustrious career in Delaware bars rocks hits including “Move It On Over,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “One Bourbon One Scotch and One Beer,” “I Drink Alone” and, of course, “Bad to the Bone.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15-$75.
Love or hate this out-of-control, controversial comic who slurs his words like he’s on a seven-year bender, the dude is pretty funny. Enough so that he’s made his mark on both “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” both of which prominently feature(d) the fabulous Tina Fey – so that’s something, right?
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $32.50.
Aussie twin sisters Miriam and Olivia (or Mim and Liv) started off as models, but grew bored with strutting the catwalk and sucking in their cheeks. So they decided to pursue music, and ended up writing for Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue, the Pussycat Dolls, and, oh yeah, David Guetta (they co-wrote his massive hit “When Love Takes Over”). If you missed their DJ skills on the main stage at the Ultra Music Festival during the Winter Music Conference, now’s your chance to check out their electro-pop sound..
Details: 11 p.m. at Wall at the W Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3131 or www.wallmiami.com; $60.
Sunday, Nov. 27
KINGS OF SALSA
Enjoy an homage to Cuban classic dances - the mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha – with contemporary twists including Havana’s cool street salsa and hip-hop scene. It’s all backed by the nine-piece brass band, Cuba Ashire.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $38.50-$58.50.
A HOLIDAY TRADITION
DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS
It’s not too early to start celebrating Christmas, as evidenced by the onslaught of Yuletide decorations in all the stores even before Thanksgiving was upon us. But this concert by the multiple Grammy-nominated saxophonist makes the arrival of the season feel kind of official.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $20-$100.
Atlanta band that’s opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top takes the stage in support of its new album, “Little Piece of Dixie,” with local fave the Jacob Jeffries Band opening.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $9.
Long-time stand-up and “insult” comic, forever a fixture on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” can’t wait to show why he’s affectionately known as “Mr. Warmth.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday 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-$65.
NEW NEW WAVE
Philly singer who mixes hip-hop, dub, new wave and electronica made a name for herself by opening for Coldplay, Beastie Boys, Bjork and Jay-Z and Kanye West – now she takes the stage in support of her second album, “American Dreaming.” Opening is D.C.rapper Wale, who recently signed to Rick Ross’ label Maybach Music.
Details: 11 p.m. Wednesday at LIV in the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680 or www.livnightclub.com; $60.
Hugely influential British heavy metal band says farewell with rocking hits including “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” Breakin’ the Law” and “Living After Midnight,” with Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy and Lady Starlight opening.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday at Bayfront Park, Klipsch Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; LiveNation.com; $20-$38.50, $75 festival lawn 4-pack.
THE KING OF MOTOWN
Legendary composer and crooner performs standards including “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “Shop Around,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Ooh Baby Baby” and “I Second That Emotion.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $40-$85.
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