Local luminaries converge at the Ted Lucas and James Jones All-Star Holiday “Dream” Reception. The event will honor teachers and highlight talented local youth. Slip-N-Slide recording artist Sebastian Mikaels performs. Mercedes Benz of Miami, 1200 NW 167th St., Miami; Tickets $100-$150 at tedlucasfoundation.eventbrite.com.
Take in a funk-heavy show with renowned saxophone players Maceo Parker, who has worked with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic, and Candy Dulfer, who has collaborated with Aretha Franklin and Prince, at the Arsht Center’s Jazz Roots: Super Sax. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$130.
She’s known for her roles in films like “The Running Man” and “Moscow on the Hudson” and her turns on “Desperate Housewives” (both English and Spanish versions), but actress Maria Conchita Alonso is also a three-time Grammy Award nominee who kicked off her career in the early ’80s as a singer. Catch her tonight singing Christmas classics en español. La Scala De Brickell, 905 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami; 305-372-7469; $30-$50.