Weekend Ticket - Oct. 26-28

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Oct. 26


POSTPONED
BILL O’REILLY

Controversial and outspoken TV host, author, columnist and political commentator was to take the stage just in time for the 2012 presidential election but the show has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy for after the election in January.
Details: Now scheduled for Jan. 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$90.

JAZZ IT UP
MIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL

Two-day fest features Dee Dee Bridgewater’s tribute to Billie Holiday on Friday night, then Eddie Palmeiri headlining the percussion-heavy Latin Jazz Heritage night on Saturday.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts’ Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-372-0925 or www.gusmancenter.org; $30-$75.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

CALLING ALL COUNTRY FOLK
RASCAL FLATTS

Superstar trio performs huge hits including “Bless the Broken Road” and “What Hurts the Most,” with Little Big Town, the Eli Young Band and Eden’s Edge opening.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.75-$65.25, four-pack $99.

ALT-ROCK SHOWCASE
AP TOUR

Ohio semi-Christian thrash-metal band Miss May I takes the stage in support of its third studio album, “At Heart,” with The Ghost Inside, Like Moths to Flames, The Amity Affliction and Glass Cloud also on the bill.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $16.

CHEERS!
WINE ON HARVEST MOON

Toast the fantastic flavors of France with gourmet food, wine, Cirque X performers and even an art exhibition in partnership with the Bakehouse Arts Complex.
Details: 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; 305-235-1668, x263, or www.deeringestate.org; $125, $100 for members.

NEXT BEST THING TO THE BEATLES
THE FAB FAUX

The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, but didn’t stop making incredible music – see it all come to life with a performance of “Magical Mystery Tour” in its entirety (featuring the songs “I Am the Walrus,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane” and “All You Need is Love”), plus a second set of classic songs from other albums.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $39-$120.

BIG BAND LIVES!
SOUTH FLORIDA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Check out UM’s Frost School of Music teacher Lisanne Lyons singing a mix of new compositions and standards backed by this acclaimed contemporary jazz group.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11100 SW 57th Ave., Miami; www.kccproductions.com; $20.

ROCK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
THE BANGLES

Take a break from the blackjack table and check out one of the greatest girl groups of all time rocking timeless hits including “Hazy Shade of Winter,” “Manic Monday,” “Eternal Flame,” “If She Knew What She Wants” and, of course, “Walk Like an Egyptian.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $35-$125.

Sunday, Oct. 28

BLAST FROM THE PAST
PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Post-punk ‘80s band led by snarling frontman Richard Butler gave us the classics “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “Heartbreak Beat” and “The Ghost In You.” The Lemonheads open.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $30, $25 in advance.

SONIC ASSAULT
FLUX PAVILION

British dubstep DJ/producer aka Joshua Steele performs squelchy beats with face-melting wobbly basslines.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $28.

Next Week

FREE FOR ALL
POETRY READING

Hear German poet Jan Wagner give a reading, hosted by Miami’s own MacArthur Genius Award recipient Campbell McGrath and the German Consul General Eva Alexandra Countess Kendeffy.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hotel Betsy’s B Bar, 1440 Ocean Dr., South Beach; www.thebetsywritersroom.com.

CALLING ALL HIPSTERS
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW

Mysterious band from Pittsburgh led by singer-songwriter Tobacco blends psychedelic pop with experimental electronic music. Opening are The Casket Girls, Ark IX and DJ Mr. Feathers. Presented by Miami’s super-cool indie-rock store Sweat Records.
Details: 10 p.m. Tuesday at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10.

IN CONCERT
COUNTING CROWS

Folky alt-rock band led by singer Adam Duritz performs hits including “Mr. Jones,” “Round Here” and “Accidentally In Love,” plus tracks from “Underwater Sunshine,” its recent album of mostly obscure cover songs. Opening are Tender Mercies and Mean Creek.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $48.50-$68.50.

”QUADROPHENIA” AND MORE
THE WHO

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and company will perform their classic 1973 rock opera in its entirety (featuring the timeless tracks “5:15,” “The Real Me,” “Doctor Jimmy” and “Love, Reign o’er Me”) plus other Who standards.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center), 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $50-$145.

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