Weekend Ticket - Oct. 28-30
Some ideas of what you could doing this weekend
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Groove to the swinging sounds of vocalist Joan Cartwright, who has performed with Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.
Details: 8 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The band might be from Brooklyn, but it sure sounds like the best of British new wave groups from the ‘80s, including The Smiths, The Cure and Joy Division. The Drums take the stage in support of its second album, “Portamento,” which dropped Sept. 2.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com or 305-377-2277; $15.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
A HOUSE-MUSIC HALLOWEEN
BACK IN BLACK
No, AC/DC’s not in town – but the hottest Halloween party is taking over the Design District,with superstar DJs Bob Sinclar and Erick Morillo providing the pulsing soundtrack.
Details: Noon-midnight at the Scope Art Arena, 3055 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $103-$146.
Remember those three young, cute, blond brothers who sang that infectious pop song “MMMBop” in the late ‘90s? Well, they’re all grown up now, married with children and still making melodies. Taylor, Isaac and Zac take the stage in support of their latest album, “Shout It Out.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $28.
WELCOME BACK TO THE JUNGLE
GUNS N’ ROSES
Iconic lead singer Axl Rose and friends are back for their first U.S. tour in more than five years, performing hard-rock classics including “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Paradise City,” “Patience” and “November Rain.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $39.50-$79.50.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
TWIN TROUBADOURS OF GEMINI
Kids and grown-ups alike will love the upbeat, original songs about everyday childhood experiences by brothers San and Laz, who also perform nearly a dozen instruments. Presented by Festival Miami.
Details: 3 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4940; $12, $10 kids.
L.A. alt-hip-hop group formally known as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OK!) performs in support of its latest album, “12 Odd Future Songs.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $25.
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
See master acrobats, dancers, jugglers and strongmen performing in sync with some of the greatest classical music of all time, courtesy of the Symphony of the Americas, under the baton of maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese.
Details: 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25-$80.
JACK OF ALL TRADES
BUTCH WALKER AND THE BLACK WIDOWS
Singer-songwriter and producer Walker has written hits for Avril Lavigne, Sevendust, Pete Yorn, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and Dashboard Confessional, plus produced albums by Pink (“Funhouse”), Katy Perry (“One of the Boys”) and All Time Low (“Nothing Personal”).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $18.
Thrash-metal titans Anthrax and Testament, who haven’t toured together in more than a decade, trash the stage along with Death Angel.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $28.
TODD RUNDGREN’S UTOPIA
The man who penned the everlasting rock hits “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends” and “Bang the Drum” presents the pioneering progressive rock band he founded in 1974.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $49-$69.
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Yes, you’ll hear all the great pop hits, such as “I Want a New Drug,” “Do You Believe In Love,” “If This Is It,” “The Power of Love,” “Hip to Be Square” and “The Heart of Rock & Roll” – but the group will also break out its versions of old-school Stax Records classics from its new tribute album, “Soulsville.”.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25.
You might know her as a panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” or from her many stand-up appearances, but wherever you see Loni Love, she’ll make you laugh, which is why both Variety mag and Comedy Central named her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” in 2009.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Nov. 4-5, and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $17.