Local10.com weekend guide: Aug. 18-20

Elvis comes to life in Fort Lauderdale, Leslie Jones brings laughs to Improv


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – This is your one-stop shop for all the weekend's happenings, including concerts, movies and sporting events throughout South Florida.


Country music singers Jason Aldean and Chris Young will perform Saturday night at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Feeling nostalgic? There's a cure for that in this weekend's South Florida music scene.

The "I Love the 90s" tour, featuring Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio and Young MC, stops at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre this Saturday at 7 p.m.


To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the King's death, two rival Elvis stage shows will compete for attention Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale.


 In one, Elvis comes to life at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Using the latest technology, Elvis performs live via video, backed by a live band, singers and an orchestra. This is the only Elvis production that is produced and endorsed by Graceland.

The show, which ranges in price from $45 to $145, begins at 8 p.m.


In the rival performance, Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis at the Parker Playhouse recreates the legendary sound of the King. MacDonald is the only tribute artist hired to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel. It is his only South Florida appearance this summer.


Tickets are more modestly priced for this event, ranging from $33.39-54.59.


"The Hitman's Bodyguard" opens Friday. Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard who is hired to protect Samuel L. Jackson, a hitman who has to testify at the International Court of Justice. The action-comedy co-stars Gary Oldman as an Eastern European dictator and Salma Hayek as his wife.

Watch the trailer below:

Speaking of movies, how about seeing a movie a day for less than $10? MoviePass is offering a flat monthly fee of $9.95 to see a movie each day at AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters.


Click below to find your nearest theater and showtimes:



The Marlins are in Atlanta for a weekend series with the Braves, but the minor league Palm Beach Cardinals host Bradenton for a three-game series Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.


"Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones will spend the weekend in South Florida, making audiences laugh during a five-show, three-day swing at the Palm Beach Improv. There will be two performances Friday and Saturday with an encore Sunday.


Tickets are still available.

The recently departed Sam Shepard was more than just an actor. Many might not know it, but "The Right Stuff" star was also a playwright. His play "True West" comes to life on the stage in Fort Lauderdale.

Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, James Belushi, Dennis Quaid, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bruce Willis have all starred in various versions of the play, which was first performed in 1980.

"True West" is a New City Players production. It runs through Aug. 27 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts.