Weekend Ticket – Sept. 3
Here are some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 3
"THE MOTHER, THE SON: TWO ARTISTS, ONE PASSION"
See Flora Fong's "Crossing the Large Waters Is Essential," plus 40 other works by her and her son Li Dominguez Fong.
Details: Opening reception 7-10 p.m., running through Oct. 20, at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com; free.
See Stephen Neal and Alexandra Adomaitis in one of Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedies.
Details: 8 p.m., running through Sept. 19 at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables; 305-443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org; $40, $15 student rush tickets.
TRUE COMIC INSPIRATION
How refreshing is it when comedians look inward for their material? Here's a happy extreme: The "Last Comic Standing" winner of Season 4 makes fun of his own battle with cerebral palsy. If that makes you uncomfortable, you might want to stay away (Blue warns that those who laugh at him will go to hell), but you'll be missing a chance to really LOL.
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St #182, Coconut Grove; 305-441-8200; $20.
Sometimes when rap and R&B stars make appearances at nightclubs, they'll slog through maybe three or four songs for the rabid crowd after making them wait hours. Not on this night: West Coast rap pioneer Snoop Dogg presents a full performance, including hits such as "Gin & Juice," "Drop It Like It's Hot," "Lay Low" and "Still a G Thang."
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 4
PANDIT HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA
Master of the bansuri (bamboo flute), who has performed with George Harrison and Jethro Tull, takes the stage with Pandit Aninda Chatterjee on tabla and Mohini Athavale on tanpura.
Details: 6 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $29-$125, $75 after-concert dinner.
Pop-punk band led by red-haired singer Hayley Williams performs in support of its latest album "Brand New Eyes," featuring the hit "The Only Exception"; indie-darlings Tegan & Sara, whose clever, wistful songs can be heard on countless TV soundtracks, open.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $26-$34.
"AMERICAN RIDE TOUR"
Country superstar performs big hits and new tunes from his upcoming album "Bullets in the Gun" (out Oct. 5) alongside Trace Adkins.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $47-$105.
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival kicks off its 75th-anniversary celebration for 20th Century Fox with - what else? - '80s teen sex-comedy classic "Porky's," filmed at Miami Senior High School, Greynolds Park and the old Miami Beach Senior High School.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-3456 or www.fliff.com; $7, $5 seniors and students.
After the Fish slow the first-place Atlanta Braves' quest for glory, stick around for a performance by Miami superstar rapper and "Mr. 305" Pitbull ("Culo," "Hotel Room Service," "I Know You Want Me"), with special guest Fat Joe ("We Thuggin'," "What's Luv?").
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m.; Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com; tickets start at $14.
IN THE HOUSE
British DJ legend Pete Tong will take a break from his Wonderland residency in Ibiza and his BBC Radio One show to play three select U.S. dates in September - New York, Las Vegas, and Miami Beach.
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $40.
Peek into the "Mind of Mencia" as the former Comedy Central host performs stand-up. Not familiar with him? Check him out in the comedy film "Our Family Wedding," also starring America Ferrera, Regina King and Forest Whitaker.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Improv-Seminole Paradise, 5700 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-981-5653 or www.improv.com; $35, $42 VIP.
COMING NEXT WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPT. 7
THEY'LL TAKE YOU HIGHER
Disney Channel superstar brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick from the Jersey Shore perform hits from "Camp Rock" alongside Demi Lovato.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $22-$72.
California "psychedelic hip-hop punk rock" group performs in a never-ending quest to legalize cannabis; Bliss N Eso and Big B open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $24.99.