Weekend Ticket - Oct. 19-21

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Oct. 19


FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

Monthly art and concert series presented by the Rhythm Foundation features beauty pageant winner and konpa star Misty Jean, plus fun activities for kids.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.

MORE THAN “THAT 7-UP GUY”
ORLANDO JONES

You’ve loved him on MadTV and in films such as “Liberty Heights,” “Office Space,” “Magnolia” and “Bedazzled,” plus his commercials for 7 Up. Now see him in his natural state, doing stand-up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $20.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

A QUARTER-CENTURY TRADITION
LAS OLAS ART FAIR

In celebration of its 25th year, the art festival presents more than 100 artists from 30 states displaying all kinds of artworks ranging in price from $25-$30,000.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 600 E. Las Olas Blvd. (between Southeast 6th Avenue and Southeast 11th Avenue), Fort Lauderdale; www.artfestival.com; free.

FATE OR CHAOS TOUR
GWAR

The self-described Intergalactic Mutant Overlords return for another punishing show mixing horror, comedy, satire and thrash-rock, plus some pretty sweet ideas for Halloween costumes. DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder open.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $21.

ONE RIGHTEOUS BABE
ANI DIFRANCO

Indie-folk and feminist icon addresses issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, religion, reproductive rights and other political hotbed topics in her songs – but in a melodic and poetic way.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $25.


Sunday, Oct. 21

BRAZILIAN ICON
GILBERTO GIL

Help celebrate the Rhythm Foundation’s 25 years of bringing groundbreaking world-music shows to Miami with a private solo concert by this legendary musician who was crowned Brazil’s Minister of Culture in 2003, plus dinner, drinks, an after party with DJ Da Lua and an annual membership with the Rhythm Foundation.
Details: 7 p.m. at New World Center, 555 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $125.

99.9 KISS COUNTRY JAM
”STARS AND GUITARS”

Boot-scoot to your heart’s delight to a stellar lineup including top Nashville songwriter Phil Vassar, “American Idol” sweetheart Lauren Alaina, vocal duo Thompson Square (“Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”), chart-topping singer Easton Corbin (“A Little More Country Than That”) and hitmaker Lee Brice (“Love Like Crazy”).
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $18.

AN AMERICAN TREASURE
BONNIE RAITT

Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member performs classic tunes including “Nick of Time,” “Have a Heart,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Something to Talk About,” plus tracks from her latest album, “Slipstream.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $36.50-$76.50.

A CROWE FLIES SOLO
THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD

With the Black Crowes on hiatus, the Southern rock band’s lead singer’s new project tours in support of its debut album, “Big Moon Ritual,” and its follow-up, “The Magic Door,” released Sept. 11. Expect lots of boogie-woogie blues, free-flowing soul jams and stirring anthems.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.


Next Week

AUTHOR EVENT
GINA GERSHON

You might know her from her acting turns in the trash-tastic flicks “Showgirls” and “Bound,” but on this night the sultry Gershon is promoting her book, “In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind.” Relax, prudish Puritan people – it’s about her 10-year journey to find her missing cat!
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.

ONE CLASSY GUY
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

Fans of the Great American Songbook will flock to this show, as this Grammy-nominated singer and pianist is doing his best to revive some of the most beloved music ever written, from Gershwin to Berlin to Sinatra and Jerry Herman.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$65.

PORN TO BE WILD
RON JEREMY

As part of Ricochet Lounge’s one-year anniversary celebration, the legendary porn star – who holds the Guinness Book world-record of most appearances in an adult film at more than 2,000 – does stand-up. There’s so much material he could choose from , but one can only hope he addresses how he got his nickname, “The Hedgehog.”
Details: 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami; free, but must RSVP to info@ricochetlounge.com.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
KY-MANI MARLEY

Bob Marley’s son - who keeps the reggae spirit alive with his organic approach to modern musical styles - performs in support of his sixth studio album, “New Heights.”
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami; www.ricochetlounge.com; $20.

TURN IT UP
LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Southern rock’s greatest band keeps the spirit alive with Johnny Van Zant taking over vocals from his older brother Ronnie, who was one of three band members to die in a plane crash in 1977. You’ll hear classics including “That Smell,” “What’s Your Name,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “You Got That Right,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and, of course, “Free Bird.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $42.50-$87.50.

FUNK IT UP
PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC

George Clinton – leader of P-Funk - took what the Godfather of Funk James Brown began all those years ago and ran with it, helping create the musical foundation for hip-hop, rap and even techno. Bow down to the master.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.

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