Weekend Ticket - Sept. 16-18
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Sept. 16
FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
Check out the old-school Caribbean rhythms of Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars, a costume show, plus Haitian Carnival act Mar-Di Gras.
Details: 6 - 10 p.m. at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.
100 YEARS OF MAGIC
”DISNEY ON ICE”
Thrill your little ones with more than 60 of Disney's beloved characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, the Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mulan, Timon, Pumbaa, Stitch, Nemo, the Incredibles and many more.
Details: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise (moves to the AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami Sept. 22-25); Ticketmaster; $18-$50.
Help celebrate J.Lo’s ex’s 43rd birthday with a concert date in – where else? – the Magic City. He’ll sing Spanish ballads from his latest album “Iconos,” plus hits including “You Sang to Me” and, of course, “I Need to Know.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or www.aaarena.com; $58-$178.
OMG, IT’S OMD AGAIN!
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
Iconic U.K. synth band that gave us the enduring hit “If You Leave” (from the soundtrack to “Pretty In Pink”) kicks off its tour in Miami with its original lineup, including singer Andy McCluskey and keyboardist Paul Humphreys, and a new album, “History of Modern.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $25.
New York trumpeter who has performed or toured with Quincy Jones, Harry Connick Jr., the Paquito D’Rivera Jazz Sextet and even pop princess Jessica Simpson, attended UM’s New World School of the Arts.
Details: 8 p.m. at WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, Miami; 305-662-8889; $15, free for students and WDNA members.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Sassy blogger and celebrity critic unveils his new children’s book, “The Boy With Pink Hair” (Celebra, $17.99), which conveys an important message about how it’s OK for kids to be “born this way.”
Details: 2 p.m. at Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; www.booksandbooks.com; tickets required – you will receive one per purchased copy of Hilton’s book.
SHE’S A REAL PEACH
Gender-bending electro-punk activist tears up the stage – definitely expect the unexpected.
Details: 10 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $20.
Sunday, Sept. 18
”SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?”
You’ve already gotten sucked into the reality TV competition. Now you’ve gotta go see your faves from Season 8 – including Miami’s own Ricky Jaime – strut their stuff with nothing but pure entertainment on the line.
Details: 7 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $38.50.
JOURNEY AND FOREIGNER
The newly revamped Journey (with singer Arnel Pineda, who sounds eerily similar to original frontman Steve Perry) performs hits including “Lights,” “Anyway You Want It,” “Open Arms” and, of course, “Don’t Stop Believin”, while Foreigner busts out “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Juke Box Hero” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Oh, and Night Ranger (“Sister Christian”) opens.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, Suite 7, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445; $19-$135.
You’re probably not used to hearing the word “author” describe the Queen of Fierce, but there you have it: Banks shares her ample wit and wisdom culled from years of ruling the catwalk as she discusses her new young adult fantasy novel, “Modelland” (Delacorte, $17.99).
Details: 6 p.m. Monday at Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; www.booksandbooks.com; tickets are $17.99, for which you will receive one signed copy of Banks’ book.
”IF NOT NOW, WHEN?” TOUR
After lead singer Brandon Boyd’s hiatus to release his first solo record in 2010, the alt-rock band that gave us the hits “Drive,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Stellar” is back with a new album.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bayfront Park, Klipsch Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; Ticketmaster; $36-$56.
PUNK IT UP
Seminal Rastafarian punk band from Washington, D.C., which mixes reggae, funk, rock, hip-hop and soul, is legendary for its energetic live shows.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.
BURN, BABY, BURN
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
This boringly named concert features some of the most exciting acts from the disco era, including The Trammps (“Disco Inferno,””Where the Happy People Go”), The Village People (“YMCA,” “Macho Man”) and Gloria Gaynor (“I Will Survive”).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531, Ticketmaster or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $53-$73.
Cuban salsa singer performed in the popular group Cabaret Tropicana before defecting in the late ‘80s.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $13.50.