Weekend Ticket - Nov. 4-6

 

Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend

Carl Cox and Sean Kingston
Carl Cox and Sean Kingston
 

By Michael Hamersly

Friday, Nov. 4


ART OPENING
LANETTE SCHERR

See 25 beautiful, emotionally charged abstract oils by this UM graduate whose grandparents founded and built Parrot Jungle.
Details: Opening reception from 6-9 p.m., running through Nov. 30, at the Wirtz Gallery in the First National Bank of South Miami, 5750 Sunset Dr.; 305-662-5414; free.

DYNAMIC DUO
RICK SPRINGFIELD

“General Hospital” star-turned-pop-heartthrob who found fame with his hit “Jessie’s Girl” takes the stage along with fellow “GH” actor Jack Wagner, who also conquered the charts with the song “All I Need.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $35-$95.

TRIBUTE TO GERSHWIN
JAZZ ROOTS

Check out this show honoring one of the greatest American composers, George Gershwin, featuring Michael Feinstein, Denyce Graves, Terence Blanchard, Dave Grusin and more. You’ll hear favorites from Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, plus “Strike Up the Band,” I’ve Got Rhythm” and “Funny Face.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org;$25-$130.

SHE’S MULTI-TASKING
ANA GASTEYER

Six-year ”Saturday Night Live” star, best known for her dead-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Clinton, takes the stage for a show that mixes her comedic roots with her Broadway-honed singing and cabaret skills.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 877-311-7469 or www.aventuracenter.org; $56.50 and $66.50.

“SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL”
SOCIAL DISTORTION

California punk-rock pioneers perform in support of their latest album, “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.”
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; $35.


Saturday, Nov. 5


ROCK FOR A CAUSE
THINK PINK! CONCERT

Check out hip-hop heroes Flo Rida, Ray J, Melanie Fiona and Sean Kingston, plus many more at this show to benefit breast cancer research.
Details: 5:30 p.m. at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-702-7471 or www.thinkpinkrocks.com; $45.

SMOOTH SOUNDS
BEST OF THE ‘90s

Groove to R&B classics by Boyz II Men (“End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You”) and Keith Sweat (“I Want Her”), plus a set by Faith Evans, the Grammy-winning widow of The Notorious B.I.G.
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $53-$75.

“LION KING” CHOREOGRAPHER
GARTH FAGAN DANCE

Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan brings his troupe to Miami for the first time in its 40-year history, with “Madiba,” a tribute to Nelson Mandela, as part of the bill.
Details: 8 p.m. at  South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $10-$25.

HEY, MR. DJ
CARL COX

British techno and house-music pioneer takes over the decks at the hottest club in South Beach.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $50.


Sunday, Nov. 5


GOING SOLO
CHRIS CORNELL

Legendary lead singer for the grunge band Soundgarden (“Black Hole Sun”) tames his infamous predatory roar for an acoustic show tapping his work with his first group, plus Audioslave and solo tracks.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $35.50.


Next Week


ROCK ON
KORN

Alt-metal band hooks up with dubstep DJ Datsik for a truly sick sonic collision.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $40.

GODFATHER OF GOTH
PETER MURPHY

Lead singer of seminal goth-rock group Bauhaus (“Bela Lugosi’s Dead”) performs to keep the Halloween spirit alive, along with L.A. post-punk band She Wants Revenge.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.

BORN ON THE BAYOU
JOHN FOGERTY

Creedence Clearwater Revival singer can still belt out hits such as “Susie Q,” “Proud Mary,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Down on the Corner” and “Bad Moon Rising,” plus the solo hits “Centerfield” and “The Old Man Down the Road.”
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, Ticketmaster or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $55-$100.

A TRUE DESERT ROSE
TINARIWEN

Nomadic guitar-poets known as “The Clash of the desert” have inspired such diverse acts such as Robert Plant, Wilco and TV on the Radio. They travel to Miami from the desert sands of Mali. Swiss singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $25.

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