Weekend Ticket - Nov. 9-11
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, Nov. 9
THE MAGNUM BAND
Free Tropical Nights concert series sponsored by the Knight Foundation features legendary Haitian konpa band that blends socially conscious lyrics with touches of jazz, pop and soul. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Park, 690 NE 159th St., Miami; 305-694-2779; free.
Perhaps no comedian today is known for scathingly hilarious roasts as is Jeffrey Ross. The man who also hosts “The Burn” on Comedy Central – which, guess what?, roasts the week’s topics as well as unsuspecting people on the street – has famously roasted Donald Trump, Joan Rivers, Roseanne, Pamela Anderson and Charlie Sheen. Are you next?
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.
Those who know her only from the infernal “Celebrity Apprentice 5” are missing some seriously funny insult comedy, as Lampanelli is notorious for trashing everyone without regard to race, weight or sexual orientation. Not for the easily offended.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $45.75.
IN THE HOUSE
This is one of those rare occasions when it’s actually good to get jacked. If you haven’t heard this Dutch superstar DJ’s name, you’ve probably heard his work – he’s the backbone of Pitbull’s No. 1 hit “Give Me Everything.” He’ll get the crowd jumping.
Details: 10 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $65.
Saturday, Nov. 10
ON A HIGH
ALL TIME LOW
Baltimore pop-punk band takes the stage in support of its fifth studio album, “Don’t Panic,” with The Summer Set, Hit the Lights and The Downtown Fiction opening.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $21.
PRIMUS – 3D
Incomparable band led by eccentric singer-bassist Les Claypool breaks new ground by presenting its concert in 3D, with Quad Surround Sound. You’ll hear favorites such “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver,” “My Name is Mud” and “Winona’s Big Brown Beaver,” plus tracks from the new album, “Green Naugahyde.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $39.50-$49.50.
BACK IT UP
MIAMI BASS SUPER FEST
Reminisce to booty-shaking hits from the 69 Boyz (“Tootsee Roll,” “Kitty Kitty”) and 95 South (“Whoot, There It Is”).
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $21-$35.
MDC Live Arts presents this nine-piece Israeli-American band led by dynamic vocalist Ravid Kahalani that blends West African grooves with American jazz, soul and funk, and even some mambo thrown in.
Details: 9 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-237-3010 or www.mdclivearts.org; $25, $20 in advance, $10 MDC students.
A HEAVYWEIGHT TELLS ALL
MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH
There was a time when people would pay big bucks to see “Iron Mike” knock hapless boxers silly. Now, they’re paying those big bucks to laugh themselves silly, as the ex-heavyweight champ bares his soul, talking about the unbelievable roller-coaster ride that’s his life. Nothing is held back – not even the drug problems, the rape conviction, the frittering away of hundreds of millions of dollars, and the infamous “ear-biting” incident with Evander Holyfield.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – The Pavilion, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com; $85-$200.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Inspired by the hit film “Drumline” starring Nick Cannon, DRUMLINE LIVE high-steps into Miami with high-energy beats and soul-infused versions of Top 40 hits.
Details: 3 and 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; $25 and $55.
FREE FOR ALL
VETERAN’S DAY REMEMBRANCE CONCERT
Pay homage to all the brave soldiers who fought for America’s freedom, with a performance by The Florida Wind Symphony.
Details: 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/mizneramphitheater.com; bring blankets and chairs; food and drink will be available for purchase.
See the Chicago blues guitarist who inspired legendary ax-men such as Jimi Hendrix (Guy was playing behind his head long before Mr. Purple Haze made it famous), Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmy Page. Opening is Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist Jonny Lang.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – The Pavilion, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com; $70-$90.
Grammy-winning British reggae band has been churning out inventive tunes since its renowned 1978 debut album, “Handsworth Revolution.” Bobby Lee Rodgers opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $26.50.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
California group is the first Cuban-American hip-hop act to go platinum, and boasts more than 18 million records sold to date on the strength of mid-‘90s hits such as “Insane in the Brain” and “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com or 305-377-2277; $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
STEP RIGHT UP
BROWARD COUNTY FAIR
In addition to the usual rides, games and guilty-pleasure treats, check out the Aussie Kingdom animal exhibit, the Bengal Tiger exhibit, the Belmont Magic Show, the Great American Frontier Show and the Banana Derby, with tiny monkeys racing on willing canines.
Details: 4-11 p.m. Thursday, running through Nov. 25, at City Center, 10300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 954-922-2224 or www.browardcountyfair.com; $8 adults, $4 kids, $25 Pay One Price ride wristband, $120 family pack (four adult entrances, plus four wristbands), $40 per carload on opening night.