Weekend Ticket - Sept. 28-30

 

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

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, Sept. 28

HOT TO TROT
SEX ON THE BEACH EXPO

What do you get when you combine three days of porn stars, hip-hop and house music? Unmatched decadent sexiness, that’s what. Catch today’s hottest adult-movie stars plus smoking musical acts including Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, DMX and DJ Cato K.
Details: 3 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, noon- 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 888-670-2404 or www.sexonthebeachexpo.com; $54.95 one-day pass, $99.95 weekend pass.

AUTHOR EVENT
WYCLEF JEAN

Founding member of the celebrated hip-hop group The Fugees discusses his tell-all book “Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story” (It Books, $26.99), which touches upon his childhood in Haiti, his life rooted in struggle, and, yes, what really happened between him and fellow Fugee and love interest Lauryn Hill. Oh, and he’ll also throw in a live acoustic performance – don’t miss it!
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade College Chapman Conference Center, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; www.booksandbooks.com; $10.

ROCK ROYALTY
JOE COCKER & DAVE MASON

Veteran British singers boast a long list of achievements, including Cocker’s enduring hits “You Are So Beautiful” and the Grammy-winning “Up Where We Belong,” plus his transcendent versions of Beatles hits including “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and Mason’s work with the classic band Traffic (“Feelin’ Alright”), plus his hit “We Just Disagree” and his acoustic guitar work on Jimi Hendrix’s version of “All Along the Watchtower.” Lots of wonderful possibilities in this matchup, folks.
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; $40-$95.

ONE WILD AND CRAZY GUY
STEVE-O

”Jackass” comedian will do anything – literally – to get a laugh. No, really – he’ll actually put himself in the hospital just for a gag. Beware!.
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; $25.

COOL BEATS
METRIC

Canadian indie-rock and post-wave band performs in support of its fifth studio album, “Synthetica.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $31.50.

GOODY TWO SHOES
ADAM ANT

Don’t drink, don’t smoke – what do you do? You go and see this ‘80s survivor perform his Antmusic, that’s what you do.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $15-$35.

DJ IN DEMAND
SKRILLEX

The artist formerly known as Sonny Moore, lead singer of the post-hardcore band From First to Last, scrapped rock-‘n’-roll for electronic music a few years ago, reinventing himself as a producer of wicked dubstep and electro-house beats. So how did that work out for him? He won three Grammys last year.
Details: 10 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $45-$125.

’80s REWIND
MODERN ENGLISH

Was it really 30 years ago that this British new-wave band gave us the hit “I Melt With You”?
Details: 10 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com; $15 advance, $20 at the door.
 

Saturday, Sept. 29

 

COUNTRY SHOWCASE
BRAD PAISLEY

Chart-topping West Virginia singer-songwriter takes his Virtual Reality Tour to West Palm including The Band Perry and deep-voiced “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery.
Details: 4:30 p.m. at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $35-$80.

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

 

SPREADING THE WORD
THE KING’S MEN TOUR

Gospel super-team featuring Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton has been described as the spiritual equivalent of McCartney, Springsteen, Prince and Elton John getting together.
Details: 7 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $31-$104.

BARING HER SOUL
FIONA APPLE

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter works her piano and her voice with equal ferocity, delivering compelling glimpses into her tortured soul through brilliant bluesy alt-pop songs. She takes the stage in support of her fourth studio album, “The Idler Wheel …”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com: $34.50-$65.50.

IN THE HOUSE
AUDREY NAPOLEON

L.A. rising-star DJ quickly landed a residency at the super-hot club Avalon, and her track “#MySunrise” was featured in a popular commercial for Heineken.
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
 

Next Week

 

MORE THAN EYE CANDY
PRETTY LIGHTS

Electronic musician Derek Vincent Smith serves up a groovy smorgasbord of modern sounds, including dubstep, trip-hop, hip-hop, soul and funk, with a mind-blowing live visual show.
Details: 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $32.50.

FREE FOR ALL
OPENING RECEPTION

See artist-in-residence Adriana Carvalho’s solo exhibition, “101 Dresses,” which features metal-based sculptural works that explore complex emotional themes, and runs through Nov. 11.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday at ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.artcentersf.org.

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