Weekend Ticket - Sept. 30 - Oct. 2
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Sept. 30
GET INTO THE GROOVE AGAIN
RHYTHM FOUNDATION LAUNCH PARTY
Super-cool world-music presenter kicks off its 24th season with “Chamber Music,” a collaboration between Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French trip-hop cellist Vincent Segal.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Little Haiti; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $100.
If you haven’t caught Thea Vidale’s hilarious stand-up routines, maybe you’ve seen her at a WWE event as the intimidating Momma Benjamin, or on the late, great reality TV show “Last Comic Standing.” Whatever the case, chances are you were laughing – out loud.
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; $15.
LIGHTS AND MUSIC
Australian post-new wave synth-pop band combines ‘80s-soaked melodies, hip electronic production and killer songwriting. Opening acts; Washed Out and Midnight Magic.
Details: 10 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; www.grandcentralmiami.com or 305-377-2277; $35.
Saturday, Oct. 1
BREAST CANCER BENEFIT
SAVE THE TWINZ!
Join hosts Danielle Knox (Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act” and former CBS4 morning news anchor) and Tamara Gant of 97.3 The Coast for the concert “Women Who Jam,” featuring female hip-hop, R&B, soul, jazz and rock artists.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $30.
IT’S A COLE WORLD
Rapper and first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s new label Roc Nation performs in support of his debut album “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” which dropped Tuesday. Show was rescheduled from its original Sept. 11 date – those tickets will be honored.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $26.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Legendary group from Havana is equally adept at danzon, cha-cha-cha, pachanga and son.
Details: 5 p.m. at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-547-5414; $50-$80.
”BLACK & WHITE VIP PARTY”
Grammy-winning R&B singer proves he can still fly despite that absurd, unintentionally hilarious hip-hopera “Trapped In the Closet” a few years ago.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $40.
”WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
Grammy-winning pop-music lampoonist has taken on everyone from Michael Jackson (“Eat It” skewers his hit “Beat It”) to Joan Jett (“I Love Rocky Road” tastefully tampers with her anthem “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”) to Madonna (“Like a Surgeon” instead of “Like a Virgin”). He’s back with the new album “Alpocalypse,” which targets Lady Gaga (“Perform This Way” rather than “Born This Way”) among many others.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531, Ticketmaster or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $49-$69.
JUST LIKE THE FAB FOUR
RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
If you missed out on seeing the real Beatles, here’s the next best thing: Straight from Broadway, Rain takes you on a magical mystery tour through the world-changing band’s many stages, from early hits including “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Hard Day’s Night” to later anthems “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through Oct. 16, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25.25-$69.25.
THE “F.A.M.E.” TOUR
R&B superstar takes the stage in support of his fourth studio album, which features the No. 1 hits “Look At Me Now,” “Deuces” and “No BS.” Kelly Rowland, T-Pain and Tyga round out the show.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000, LiveNation.com or www.aaarena.com; $36.75-$82.75.
AN OLD SOUL
Fresh from the Louisiana bayou, bluesy singer finds poetry in everyday occurances.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.
PREPARED FOR TAKEOFF
This Italian trio’s name means “flight,” and with good reason: These teenage tenors have taken the world by storm with their mix of youthful energy, good looks and, oh yeah, powerful voices.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $29.50-$69.50.
Help celebrate one of the coolest rock clubs in Miami’s two-year anniversary with this show featuring the hauntingly catchy Canadian indie-electronic duo Junior Boys, which takes the stage in support of its fourth studio album, “It’s All True.”
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com; $25-$40.
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