Weekend Ticket - Sept. 21-23

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Sept. 21


FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

Catch a rousing set by classic konpa group Les Freres de Jean, with an opening set by Empress Addi.
Details: 6-10 P.M. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.

TO ALL THE GIRLS …
JULIO IGLESIAS

Romantic Spanish crooner who has sold more than 300 million records blesses us with two nights of timeless tracks, including songs from his latest album, “Numero 1.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $60-$160.

LOL!
BILL BELLAMY

You’ve cracked up listening to this veteran comic over the years – now check out his new material following up his Showtime special, “Crazy, Sexy, Dirty.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $22.

BUST A GUT
D.L. HUGHLEY

How often do you get to see one of the Original Kings of Comedy perform? Hughley is touring in support of his hilarious book “I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up.”
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $30.

Saturday, Sept. 22


KIDS’ EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITION
”THE WIZARD OF OZ”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road through a marvelous interactive tour featuring Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and many more beloved characters – and life lessons - from the iconic 1939 film.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., running through January 2013, at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Miami; 305-373-KIDS (5437) OR www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $16, free for kids 1 and under.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
FOREVER R&B

Reconnect with some of your fave R&B acts from the ‘80s and ‘90s, including New Jack Swing supergroup Dru Hill - featuring Sisqo, who went on to find solo success with the hit “Thong Song” - plus Kelly Price, Carl Thomas and Shirley Murdock.
Details: 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $35-$65.

SONIC CHAMELEON
AMON TOBIN

Brazilian musician and composer takes electronic music to the next level, brilliantly incorporating jazz and funk. His latest project, “ISAM” (Invented Sounds Applied to Music) is a departure from the groovy sounds.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35.

“NIGHT AND DAY TOUR”
SHARAM

One-half of the dynamic house-music duo Deep Dish performs solo in support of his upcoming album.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com $30.

Sunday, Sept. 23


A FOND FAREWELL
TRIBUTE TO BIG POPPA E

Help send a musical goodbye to one of South Florida’s favorite musicians, who recently left us unexpectedly, with the Spam All-Stars, AfroBeta, Electric Piquete and many more.
Details: 4 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; free, but donations encouraged to support The Big Poppa E Music Scholarship Endowment Fund.

“MOURNING IN AMERICA” TOUR
BROTHER ALI

He might attribute some of his fame from being albino, but this Minnesota rapper is the real deal. Homeboy Sandman opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $15.

ROCK ON
CIRCA SURVIVE

Philly indie-rock band known for its swirling psychedelic sound takes the stage in support of its fourth studio album, “Violent Waves.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20.

Next Week 


CATHARTIC ROCK
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

British indie-pop act that brilliantly combines art-rock with soulful anthems takes the stage in support of hits including “Dog Days Are Over,” “You’ve Got the Love” and “Spectrum.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $31.75-$45.75.

FEEL THE BEAT
M83

French band combines guitar-heavy shoe-gazing music with electro beats. Pretty Lights opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $28.50.

BET MUSIC MATTERS SHOWCASE
KENDRICK LAMAR

Dr. Dre protégé has worked with Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock open.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $40-$50.

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