Weekend Ticket - Oct. 21-23
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Oct. 21
Seminal New York ska band famous for the song “Two-Tone Army” has been dishing out energetic beats for almost three decades; Red Five Point Star and Askultura open.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $15.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Dog owners can show off their precious pooches with best tricks and costume contests, plus photo opps and obedience training demonstrations.
Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at East Greynolds Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami; 305-755-7800; free.
LET THE RHYTHM TAKE YOU OVER
Latin heartthrob wraps up his “Euphoria” tour in his hometown of Miami by performing his hits “Bailamos,” “Hero,” “Escape” and “Don’t Turn Off the Lights,” as well as the new smash “I Like It,” featuring Pitbull, who’s also on the bill.
Details: 7 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $19.50-$126.50.
Legendary stand-up queen is a master at interacting and improvising with the crowd, leaving audience members shaking their heads in wonder that her witty ad-libs aren’t pre-written. She takes the stage in support of her CD, “I Heart Jokes.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; 954-924-3200 or www.playmardigras.com; $40.
CLASSICAL ON THE SILVER SCREEN
See the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” (says The New York Times) help mark the 200th birthday of his hero, piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt, by performing Liszt’s famed Piano Concerto No.1, among other beloved solo pieces.
Details: 8 p.m. (with a re-broadcast at 8 p.m. Monday) at various theaters in South Florida; check www.fathomevents.com/performingarts/series/langlang.aspx for exact locations; tickets average $18.
BOMB THE BASS
Blending the heavy with the sublime, Bassnectar (aka Lorin Ashton) defies easy description. Its music can roll you over with huge, wobbling bass one moment, then fill you with euphoria with hypnotic soundscapes.
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; $33, $30 in advance.
CD RELEASE PARTY
THE HEAVY PETS
Join this jam-band favorite renowned for its mind-blowing live shows to celebrate the release of its third studio album, “Swim Out Past the Sun.” All attendees receive a free album download.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10.
French electro-house DJ/producer, who rocks the stage with his trademark keytar (a cross between a keyboard and a guitar), helps christen the new Amnesia. Garraud also designed the club’s one-of-a-kind LED visual system.
Details: 11 p.m. at Amnesia, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40.
Sunday, Oct. 23
FREE FOR ALL
”A SPOOKY SYMPHONY”
Halloween family concert features some of the most beautiful scary music of all time, including excerpts from the Star Wars Suite, Hansel and Gretel, Danse Macabre, Swan Lake and other classical pieces;
Details: 3 p.m., at The Olympia Theater at The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-267-3002 or www.alhambramusic.org.
”EL PENULTIMO TREN” TOUR
Spanish singer, songwriter and poet - who was honored by the mayor of Madrid in 2009 for giving a good image to the city – performs hits from his 15 albums, including his latest, “Vinegar and Roses.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $15-$170.
THEY’RE CREEPY AND THEY’RE KOOKY
”THE ADDAMS FAMILY”
From the team that brought us the Broadway smash “Jersey Boys” comes the Miami premiere of this magnificently macabre musical comedy starring Morticia, Gomez, Lurch, Uncle Fester and the rest of the gang. The family is mortified when daughter Wednesday falls in love with a nice, smart, “normal” man from a respectable family.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 running through Oct. 30, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $27-$74.
TV ON THE RADIO
Brooklyn indie-hipster rockers combine post-punk with electronic and add quirky vocals for a compellingly unique sound.
Details: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $26.50.
”STRAIGHT TO YOU” TOUR
”Popera” superstar who crossed over with his ubiquitous hit “You Raise Me Up” performs in support of his latest album, “Illuminations.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $48.75-$68.75.
Among the many highlights of this more than month-long extravaganza includes this solo acoustic show by the man who gave us the classics “Running On Empty,” “The Pretender,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Somebody’s Baby” and “Take It Easy,” made famous by The Eagles. UM grad Bruce Hornsby (“The Way It Is”) joins Browne as a special guest.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4940; $30-$70.