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WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO
You know that guy who’s never been afraid to say what everyone is thinking? Well, Sebastian Maniscalco is that guy, except when he says it, it’s a lot funnier. The comedian brings his scathing sarcasm to the stage as he skewers modern-day society and points out the absurdities of everyday life through the lens of his old-world Italian-American upbringing.
Details: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $59.75-$250.
A REAL STAND-UP GUY JOHN HEFFRON
Comedy fans will remember this Detroit funnyman for winning the second season of “Last Comic Standing” way back in 2004. Since then, he’s dabbled in a bit of everything, including releasing four CDs, an advice book, and even a board game called “That Guy Game.” This weekend, you’ll have five chances to see Heffron do what he does best: stand-up.
Details: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $20.
TURN DOWN FOR WHAT? LIL’ JON
Atlanta crunk-rock king performs a DJ set sure to be rocking hip-hop classics including “Get Low,” “Lovers and Friends,” “Snap Yo Fingers,” “Salt Shaker,” “Let’s Go,” “Yeah!,” “Do You Remember” and, of course, “Turn Down For What.”
Details: 11 p.m. Friday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.livnightclub.com; $30.
HIALEAH PARK BARBECUE AND BEATS
Jack Daniel’s whiskey and signature barbecue sauce brand teams up with Miami’s own DJ Oscar G for a full day of delicious treats and sexy tribal and Latin beats. Also on the entertainment bill: DJ Armand Pena, Rob-Lo, Techneekz and more – plus, don’t miss the competitive BBQ eating contest.
Details: Noon-11 p.m. Saturday at Hialeah Park, 100 E. 32nd St., Hialeah; 21 and over; free with RSVP at www.barbecueandbeats.com; VIP packages available.
IN CONCERT HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Relive the magic of J.K. Rowling’s mesmerizing film —and introduce your little ones to the world of classical music — as a live orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score while the movie plays in high-def on a giant screen.
Details: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $39-$105.
CONCERT IN THE PARK INNER CIRCLE
Bring chairs and blankets to help celebrate the grand opening of the Shirley Branca Park with this concert featuring Jamaican reggae legends Inner Circle (“Bad Boys”), plus the Old Skool Gang and Pos-C Famafia. Kids can play in the new splash pad and bounce houses.
Details: Ribbon-cutting ceremony 5:30 p.m. Saturday, concert at 6:30, at the Shirley Branca Park Bandshell, 6900 Miramar Pkwy., Miramar; www.miramarfl.gov; free.
FEELIN’ GROOVY THE LIFE AND SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Unique tribute show blends dramatic slides with a live performance of the legendary duo’s intricate harmonies by Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen, who sing professionally as the Pink Slip Duo. You’ll hear classics including “The Sound of Silence,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Homeward Bound,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Boxer,” “America,” “Mrs. Robinson” and “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 844-672-2849 or www.miznerparkculturalcenter.com; $25-$35.
LOL! BLACK SATURDAY COMEDY SHOW
Comedian Rickey Smiley, best known for his brilliant prank phone calls, leads a lineup also featuring DeRay Davis (aka Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy from the “Barbershop” films) and local comic and “Def Comedy Jam” veteran Marvin Dixon .
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $33-$108.
HIP-HOP HOORAY! DRU HILL
Baltimore hip-hop and soul group known for the hits “In My Bed” and “Never Make a Promise” headlines, with Dru Hill founding members Sisqo (“Thong Song,” “Incomplete”) and Nokio, Jazz & Tao performing, plus Tony! Toni! Tone! (“Feels Good,” “If I Had No Loot”).
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 1st Ave., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $89.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
Mexican acoustic guitar duo that grew up loving heavy metal bands such as Metallica and Led Zeppelin adds a new, high-energy dimension to the typical Latin flamenco sound.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $36.50.
IN THE HOUSE VICTOR CALDERONE
New York house and techno legend, best known for his remixes of classic Madonna songs, performs a marathon DJ set.
Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; www.clubspace.com; $10-$30.
POSITIVE VIBRATIONS REGGAE SUNDAYS
Kulcha Shok presents weekly live musical performances and DJs in a family-friendly setting – this week, enjoy the Miami-kissed Kulcha Latino theme with live music by local Latin roots-rock-reggae band Uma Galera.
Details: 2 p.m.-midnight Sunday at Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366 or www.thewynwoodyard.com; free.
GOT GOTH? POPTONE
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — who spent time in the legendary ‘80s and ‘90s goth/post-punk bands Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and Tones On Tail — go for the jugular with pulse-quickening hits including “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” “She’s In Parties,” “No New Tale to Tell,” “So Alive” and “Go!”
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $24.
JOANNE WORLD TOUR LADY GAGA
Flamboyant, charismatic singer-songwriter brings her fifth world tour to town in support of her fifth studio album, “Joanne,” featuring the hits “Perfect Illusion” and “Million Reasons.” Of course, you’ll also hear fan faves including “Poker Face,” “Just Dance,” “Born This Way,” “Bad Romance” and “The Edge of Glory.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; tickets start at $46.
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JAZZ AT MOCA
8-9:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Sit back and enjoy the high-powered blues, soul and country sounds of stellar vocalist Rachelle Coba and her trio; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.