Samuel Adams hosts the Brickell Beer Festival with more than 15 varieties of Samuel Adams beer to be sampled, food from local restaurants and bars and music by some of Miami’s favorite local DJs, along with live performances and more. 1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami; www.brickellfestival; $15-$50.
Kick off the season with the Green Room Society, the Arsht Center’s young professional patrons group, with a cocktail soiree to celebrate the upcoming Live at Knight series, which kicks off Oct. 19 with a performance by Idle Warship, hip-hop legend Talib Kweli’s duo with longtime collaborator Res. Also on the Live at Knight itinerary: Macy Gray in November and Esperanza Spalding in April. The Blacksmith, 444 41st St., Miami Beach; RSVP for non-members required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Original 2 Live Crew (meaning pretty much everyone except Luther Campbell) take over The Stage for a night of nastiness along with the King of Bass, DJ D-Kords. 170 NE 38th St., Miami; $20-$30.