Weekend Ticket - Sept. 9-11
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
Friday, Sept. 9
See John Sanchez’s “Home” and 42 other works from the “Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection,” running through Oct. 16.
Details: Members-only private reception 7 p.m.; public cocktail reception 8-10 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-800-6302 or www.bassmuseum.org; $10.
Politically charged founder of the groundbreaking band Mano Negra is the most important multicultural artist in the world today. Don’t miss him performing solo for the first time in South Florida, as Time magazine raves: “Manu Chao sings in six languages, but he’s world music’s great cross-cultural hope because his best songs transcend all of them.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Bayfront Park’s Klipsch Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $33.50.
BUST A GUT
You might remember how this plus-sized performer charmed crowds way back when on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” show. Or maybe you discovered him later, on various hilarious specials for HBO, BET, Showtime and Comedy Central. Nevertheless, he’s one comic you don’t want to miss.
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; $22.
Saturday, Sept. 10
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
ROSS HARBAUGH AND PAUL POSNAK
Help inaugurate the Sunday Afternoons of Music concert series with a special Saturday night presentation of cellist Harbaugh and pianist Posnak performing works by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and more.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.
“MY BEATLES HEART”
Cuban salsa king gets in touch with his inner Fab Four as he performs his interpretations of Beatles songs such as “Come Together,” “Blackbird,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Helter Skelter” and “All You Need Is Love,” plus a healthy sprinkling of his own tunes to keep the faithful happy.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $52-$164.
FRANCO DE VITA
Venezuelan singer-songwriter who has been a hitmaker since the mid-‘80s performs in support of his new album, “Primera Fila.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $70-$161.
RETURN TO FOREVER
For true jazz fans, this is a can’t-miss show, featuring legendary keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Lenny White, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and guitarist Frank Gambale. Throw in Zappa Plays Zappa, featuring Frank’s son Dweezil, and you’ve got a night of musical experimentation that knows no rival.
Details: 8 p.m. at Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (formerly Mizner Park), 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; LiveNation.com; $38.50-$98.50.
Sunday, Sept. 11
IT’S A COLE WORLD
Jay-Z protégé and the first rapper to appear on his label Roc Nation performs in support of his debut album, “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” which drops Sept. 27.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $26.
Legendary frontman for The Who performs solo, including the band’s rock opera “Tommy” in its entirety.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $40-$100.
TECHNO WITH A MESSAGE
ATARI TEENAGE RIOT
Berlin-based, anti-Nazi, digital hardcore punk group performs in support of its new release “Is This Hyperreal?” Local DJ Otto von Schirach, from the Schematic crew, opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20.
ROCK THE BELLS
Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon (performing tracks from his album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”) and Ghostface team up with duo Mobb Deep (performing their classic 1995 album “The Infamous”).
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $30-$45.
Edgar-nominated novelist presents “Lassiter,” his most powerful thriller yet, featuring everyone’s favorite low-rent lawyer getting his hands dirty in a case involving kinky sex, designer drugs and, yes, murder. Sounds like another hot night on the town in South Beach.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.
’80s hair bands just refuse to die: The group’s 1986 release “To Hell With the Devil” became the first Christian rock album to go platinum. Kinlin and Killinger open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $22.
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