Weekend Ticket - Oct. 5-7

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Oct. 5

ART EXHIBIT
DAYRON GONZALEZ

See “We Are, We Are Not” and many more paintings by the artist at the opening reception of his solo show “The Children of My Class.”
Details: 7-10 p.m. at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com; free.

A NEW MUSICAL TRADITION
INAUGURAL HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Check out two smoking hot local groups: Conjunto Progreso, the “Masters of Cuban Son,” and Latin funk/fusion band Electric Piquete.
Details: 9 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

FINALLY FREE
KIMBERLEY LOCKE

Third-place ”American Idol” contestant in 2003 (she finished behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken) performs live at legendary gay club in support of her new single, “Finally Free,” and fourth album, “Four for the Floor.”
Details: 10 p.m. at Score, 727 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-535-1111 or www.scorebar.net; call for cover charge.
 

Saturday, Oct. 6

PUSHING BOUNDARIES
CIRCX

Acrobatic burlesque and cabaret dance troupe celebrates its 10th anniversary with the show Retro Spectacular.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $38.50.

IN THE HOUSE
ERICK MORILLO

Superstar DJ of Subliminal Records fame spins as part of his “Ibiza to Miami - Welcome Home Party.” Fun fact: Morillo gave us the dance hit “I Like to Move It” back in 1993 under the pseudonym Reel to Real.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $60-$125.
 

Sunday, Oct. 7

FAMILY THEATER SERIES
ARCATTACK

Fans of “America’s Got Talent” will remember this mesmerizing musical act that mixes science with the arts by using Tesla coils, robotic drums and high-tech wizardry to create an unforgettable visual show backed by rock and electronic beats.
Details: 1 and 4 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park, 2400 Civic Center Pl.; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $15.

HIPSTER ALERT
GOTYE

Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter scored the hottest single of the year with the alt-pop anthem “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which hit No. 1 and has sold more than five million copies in the U.S. alone.
Details: 7 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Klipsch Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; LiveNation.com; $25-$60.

STILL NASTY
2 LIVE CREW

See the original bad boys of Miami bass get as nasty as they wanna be, with hip-hop hits including “Me So Horny” and “We Want Some P----.”
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $20 in advance, $30 at the door.
 

Next Week

FREE FOR ALL
AUTHOR EVENT

Stacy London, co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” talks about her book, “The Truth About Style” (Viking, $32.95), in which she shares her emotional baggage and philosophy of the healing power of personal style.
Details: 2 p.m. Monday at Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864 4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

MUSICAL CHAMELEON
ANDREW BIRD

Chicago singer-songwriter and violinist got his start with the zany alt-swing band Squirrel Nut Zippers, then went solo to create his own twisted mix of styles including jazz, rock, blues, folk and surreal, poetic lyrics. Here We Go Magic opens.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$39.50.

ODE TO THE ‘80S
”ROCK OF AGES”

Forget the film starring Tom Cruise – the stage production is the real deal. This arena-rock love story features fist-pumping anthems from Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Poison, Whitesnake and many more that will have you wishing you could still fit into your red leather pants.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through Oct. 14, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $26-$86.

SOULFUL SONGBIRD
CAT POWER

Indie-rock chanteuse, aka Chan Marshall, performs in support of her first album of original material in six years, “SUN,” which she wrote, recorded, played and produced entirely herself.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $25.

FLORIDA DEBUT
KEIKO MATSUI

Tokyo-born contemporary jazz pianist performs selections from her new album “The Road.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $40-$50, $70 VIP includes meet-and-greet after the show.

ONE TALENTED GUY
MARIO CANTONE

“Sex and the City” fans will recognize him as Anthony, Charlotte’s wedding planner with attitude, but Cantone is a man of many faces, having starred in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play “Assassins” and boasting years of success as a stand-up comedian (hope he brings out his musical parodies of Judy Garland, Jim Morrison, Peggy Lee, Bruce Springsteen and Liza Minnelli.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $39-$69.

DANCEHALL SUPERSTAR
SEAN PAUL

Jamaican Grammy-winner (he’s the voice on Beyonce’s hit “Baby Boy”) performs hits including “Gimme the Light,” “Get Busy,” “Temperature,” “I’m Still In Love With You” and “Give It Up to Me.”
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $26.50 in advance, $28 day of show.

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