Weekend Ticket - Sept. 2-4

 

Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend

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Vanilla Ice, Wyclef Jean and the Great Grove Bed Race
 

By Michael Hamersly

Friday, Sept. 2


LOL!
BOBBY SLAYTON
The “Pitbull of Comedy,” who recently starred in the Showtime special “Born to be Bobby,” takes his gravelly-voiced humor to the Improv stage.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday; Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200; $17, two-drink minimum.


MOVE YOUR FEET
ZED’S DEAD
Toronto electronic/dubstep duo, famous for their weekly Bassmentality parties, blaze the stage.
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; $23.


IN THE HOUSE
NIC FANCIULLI
Get Labor Day Weekend started properly with this British techno and house producer who has worked with artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue, Underworld, Loco Dice and U.N.K.L.E. Can’t make it Friday night? Check him out, along with Joris Voorn, Saturday night at Mansion on South Beach (1235 Washington Ave.).
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $20.


Saturday, Sept. 3


FINAL SUPER SATURDAYS WITH THE FLORIDA MARLINS
WYCLEF JEAN
After the Fish take care of the soaring Philadelphia Phillies, stick around for a concert by the ex-Fugee who brought us the hits “Gone Till November” and “We Trying to Stay Alive,” plus guested on Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” and Santana’s “Maria, Maria.”
Details: Game-time is 7:10 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; www.marlins.com; tickets start at $9.


FLORIDA PREMIERE
“THE BROTHERS SIZE”
Tarell Alvin McCraney, New World School of the Arts graduate, presents his first play, about two brothers in the Louisiana bayou struggling with coming of age and the bonds of family. Raves the New York Times: "Listen closely, and you might hear that thrilling sound that is one of the main reasons we go to the theater, that beautiful music of a new voice.”
Details: 8 p.m., running through Oct. 2, at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119 or www.gablestage.org; $37.50-$47.50.


STOP, COLLABORATE AND LISTEN
VANILLA ICE
Let’s kick it: America’s favorite white one-hit rapper helps cool you down with his infectious mega-hit, “Ice Ice Baby,” plus, uhh, some other tracks.
Details: 8 p.m. at Seminole Casino Hollywood, 4150 N. State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441), just south of Stirling Road, Hollywood; 954-961-3220, 1-866-2-CASINO or www.seminolehollywoodcasino.com; free.


Sunday, Sept. 4


BEDTIME, ALL DAY
GREAT GROVE BED RACE
Sunday is always the perfect day to stay in bed late, and especially during Labor Day Weekend. But this is a bit different. Watch five-member teams (four pushing, one riding) embark on a mad dash through the streets of Coconut Grove as spectators gleefully cheer them on. Another wacky, wonderful South Florida tradition.
Details: 1 p.m. at Commodore Plaza, between Main Highway and Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove; www.thegreatgrovebedrace.com; $25 to compete, free to watch.


BUST A GUT
BENJI BROWN
No one is safe when this stand-up king takes the stage – he skewers everyone from Maury Povich to Chad Ochocinco. He’s performing as the short-tempered, acrylic-nailed Kiki, his most famous character.
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $40.50-$54.75.


HEY, MR. DJ
JOHN DIGWEED
Yeah, it’s Sunday night, but you’re off Monday for Labor Day, so whoop it up with this superstar British progressive house DJ spinning in support of his latest release, “Structures Two.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.wantickets.com; $20.


Next Week

ROCK ON
ROCK ALLEGIANCE TOUR
Bang your head to the best in modern rock bands including Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Puddle of Mudd, plus many more.
Details: 4 p.m. Wednesday at the FAU Arena (“The Burrow”), 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $79.95.


AUTHOR EVENT
HARLAN COBEN
Sure, you know this author for his psychological suspense thrillers, but now you can introduce his intense writing style to your teenagers, as he discusses and signs copies of his new young-adult novel, “Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel” (Putnam, $18.99).
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or booksandbooks.com; free, but tickets required.


UP-AND-COMING SINGER
MIA BORDERS
New Orleans singer/songwriter who throws down a sexy blend of funk and soul performs in support of her second album, “Magnolia Blue.”
Details: 10 p.m. Thursday at the Transit Lounge, 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-377-4628; free.

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