Weekend Ticket - Sept. 23-25

 

Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend

Chris Tucker

By Michael Hamersly

Friday, Sept. 23


ALT-ROCK SHOWCASE
HONDA CIVIC TOUR
Pop-punk band Blink-182 (“All the Small Things”) performs in support of its new album “Neighborhoods” alongside My Chemical Romance, which combines the majestic aspects of bands like Queen with punk and glam rock.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445; $32-$83.50.


AUTHOR EVENT
DYAN CANNON
The actress and diehard Los Angeles Lakers fan discusses her book “Dear Cary” (It Books, $25.99), which delves into her relationship with legendary actor Cary Grant.
Details: 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; www.booksandbooks.com; free.


LOWERING THE BOOM
MOLOTOV
Latin Grammy-winning Mexican band lives up to its name, churning out explosive, politically charged songs.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $33.50.


INDIE-ROCK HEAVEN
PETER, BJORN AND JOHN
Swedish band that rocketed to fame on the strength of its sing-song hit “Young Folks” performs in support of its sixth album, “Gimme Some.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com; $20-$50.



Saturday, Sept. 24


LOL!
CHRIS TUCKER
You might know Chris Tucker from his memorable acting turns in such films as “Friday,” “Dead Presidents,” “Jackie Brown” and “Rush Hour.” But the man will always be a stand-out stand-up comedian, as evidenced by his stint in Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy All-Star Jam” on HBO.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $55.50-$75.50.


DEEPER AND DEEPER
THE RUMI CONCERT
Artists including Coleman Barks, Zuleikha, David Darling and Glen Valez celebrate the poetry of the 13th century mystic Rumi with an evening of story, music, dance and humor.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Downtown Miami;  305-374-2444 or gusmancenter.org; $25-$45.


A MUSICAL MIXED BAG
ZACH DEPUTY
Singer, songwriter and guitarist calls his style "island-infused, drum 'n' bass, Gospel ninja soul.”
Details: 10 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $12.


Sunday, Sept. 25


AUTHOR EVENT
ANNA DEWDNEY
Two chances to see the author of the beloved children’s book “Llama Llama Home With Mama” (Viking, $17.99), who will read from and sign her work.
Details: 11 a.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 3:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., # 204, Bal Harbour; www.booksandbooks.com; free.


ROCK ON
PEPPER
Hawaiian band that serves up a laid-back mix of reggae and rock has been a headliner on the Vans Warped Tour. Opening acts: The Expendables and Ballyhoo!
Details: 7 p.m. at Young Circle Park, Hollywood Oaks Dr., Hollywood; www.wherevent.com; $27.50.


Next Week


ONSTAGE
”JAILS, HOSPITALS AND HIP-HOP”
Danny Hoch’s examination of marginalized people battling to have their voices heard has been praised  by the New York Times for asking “shrewd questions about the mutating nature of racial identities.” A Ground Up & Rising production.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27 at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119 or www.gablestage.org; $7.


HIP-HOP HOORAY!
BLACK STAR
Rap duo Mos Def and Talib Kweli focus on intelligent lyrics and social activism rather than gangsta  posing.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $50-$65.


BENEFIT CONCERT
FORWARD MOTION RECORDS
Miami Beach label celebrates its first anniversary with a show benefiting the Kristi House, a local charity that provides services for child victims of sexual abuse and their non-offending family members. Performers include Jorge Moreno, Dreaming in Stereo, Vic Kingsley, Jim Camacho and many more.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $10 suggested donation at the door.


SLAVE TO LOVE
BRYAN FERRY
Sleek and suave ex-Roxy Music frontman shows why he’s known as “The Electric Lounge Lizard,” performing hits including “Love Is the Drug” and “Slave to Love,” plus inspired cover songs such as the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” and The Beatles’ “You Won’t See Me.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $38.50-$78.50.

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