Weekend Ticket - Oct. 14-16
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Oct. 14
FREE FOR ALL
The DWNTWN Concert Season kicks off with a show featuring West Palm Beach indie-pop band Surfer Blood, plus Spam All-Stars and Ketchy Shuby.
Details: 6 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
STEP IT UP
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
The dance troupe that the L.A. Times calls “Intensely musical, deceptively cerebral, insinuatingly sensual, fabulously funky” performs for the first time in 15 years in Miami. Need more raves? “Morris is the most important choreographer since George Balanchine” – The Boston Globe.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$90.
Saturday, Oct. 15
Puerto Rican hip-hop group whose songs range from hilariously obscene (“Atrévete-te–te”) to angry bravado (“Que Lloren”) to social commentary (“Latinoamérica”), performs songs from their four studio albums.
Details: 9 p.m. at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; $47.50 at Ticketmaster.
SPICE IT UP
Event organizer Bobby Rodriguez presents a stellar roster of musicians including Jowell y Randy, Nestor Torres, Tiempo Libre, Sabor Latino and his namesake orchestra, plus dancing and authentic Latin dishes.
Details: Noon-midnight Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.vivabroward.com; $20, $30 two-day pass, $5 kids 6-11, under 5 free.
TOAST THE ANDES
WINE ON HARVEST MOON
Enjoy fine wine, fine food and fine art from Chile and Argentina, plus a cooking demo by Sugarcane chef Timon Balloo and dance performances.
Details: 7-10:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; 305-235-1668, ext. 263, or www.deeringestate.org; $125.
Controversial ”Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue” and “Beer for My Horses” singer teams up with Eric Church and JT Hodges for the “Locked & Loaded Tour.”
Details: 7 p.m.at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445 or Ticketmaster; $25-$110.
VHS OR BETA AND LADYTRON
Louisville, Ky., dance-punk duo VHS or Beta (new album, “Diamonds and Death”) teams up with British electro-pop group Ladytron, which is performing in support of its new album, “Gravity the Seducer.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com or 305-377-2277; $20.
Sunday, Oct. 16
FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS
Grammy-nominated contemporary gospel queen – who performed a tribute to Aretha Franklin at this year’s Grammy Awards show – takes the stage backed by the Miami Mass Choir and the New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral Choir.
Details: 4 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; free.
PUNK IT UP
NEW FOUND GLORY
Coral Springs pop-punk group storms the stage in support of its seventh studio album, “Radiosurgery.”
Details: 5 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $18.99.
Spanish master of the viol – which looks like a cross between a cello and a seven-string upright bass – takes the stage for a rare solo performance.
Details: 8 p.m. at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-673-3331 or www.miamibachsociety.org; $21.50-$51.50.
New York dance-punk band performs in support of its first album in five years, “In the Grace of Your Love,” produced by Cassius member Philippe Zdar, who also produced works by the Beastie Boys and the fabulous band Phoenix.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com or 305-377-2277; $20.
The Queen of Country Music, who gave us the enduring hits “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors” and “I Will Always Love You” (No, Whitney wasn’t the first) performs in support of her new album, “Better Day.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday 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-$100.
BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES
Talk about eclectic: Grammy-winning band that mixes classical, jazz, bluegrass, African music, electric blues and Eastern European folk dances performs together for the first time in more than 20 years. Raves Downbeat mag: “Together, these are four of the finest musicians on the planet. They push, pull and complement each other to create a sound that is unmistakably their own.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $40.
SHE’S THE REAL DEAL
If you happen to find yourself in a honkytonk bar drinking whiskey, you’d be lucky if the jukebox features selections from this straight-shooting Louisiana singer whom none other thanTime magazine dubbed “America’s best songwriter” in 2002.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster or 954-462-0222; $37.50.
He’s been called “brutally honest” and “shockingly uninhibited,” and those are the milder reviews. “Crass,” “perverse” and “obscene” are more common words to describe Stanhope. But as the U.K.’s Metro raves: “If fearless stand-up is your bag, you’d be a fool to miss him.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Improv Cityplace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812; $25.