Friday, Dec. 4
LOCO DE AMOR TOUR
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Grammy-winning Colombian rocker, global human-rights activist and Key Biscayne resident takes the stage in support of his sixth studio album, featuring the singles “La Luz,” “Mil Pedazos” and “Una Flor.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $37.50-$97.50.
KENNY G 2015 HOLIDAY SHOW
The top-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, with more than 75 million records sold, performs smooth jazz holiday classics on his alto and tenor saxophones.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$130.
ALL THAT JAZZ
STANLEY JORDAN & VITALI IMERELI
Jazz guitar virtuoso Jordan – best known for his “touch technique,” during which he can play two different parts simultaneously – teams up with “Europe’s No. 1 Jazz Violinist” Imereli, whose dynamic style ranges from gypsy jazz to swing, modern, funky and fusion.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach; 561-450-6357 or www.artsgarage.org; $25-$45.
Veteran comedienne who was introduced to the mainstream on Seasons 2 and 3 of “Last Comic Standing” and who was dubbed “The funniest comic in America, bar none” by Lewis Black, does stand-up.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $31.27-$41.87.
THE GO:OD A.M. TOUR
Pittsburgh rapper whose 2011 debut “Blue Slide Park” became the first independently released album in 16 years to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 takes the stage in support of his third studio album, featuring the single “100 Grandkids.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $32-$42.
IN THE HOUSE
As part of Art Basel week, dance the night away to iconic house anthems by Green Velvet (“Flash,” “La La Land,” “Genedefekt”) and hot remixes by Canadian DJ Tiga (“Hot in Herre,” “Sunglasses at Night,”) plus an opening set by Ms. Mada.
Details: 10 p.m. Friday at Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $25-$35.
Saturday, Dec. 5
FREE FOR ALL
CHOPIN FOR ALL
The season continues with pianist George Li, the silver medalist of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition, during which his “transcendent interpretations ranged from powerful to poetic, tender to volcanic,” raved the Boston Musical Intelligencer.
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; www.chopin.org.
MARLINS PARK FIESTA
GRAND SLAM PARTY LATINO
The biggest Latin music event of the year brings superstars including Laura Pausini, Alejandro Sanz, Ivy Queen, Paulina Rubio, Belinda, Yandel, Zion y Lennox, Farruko, Tito El Bambino, Fifth Harmony, OMI, JenCarlos Canela, La India, Jerry Rivera, Willy Chirino and Elvis Crespo. The blowout is so huge that no fewer than three radio stations will be on hand: EL ZOL 106.7 FM, ZETA 92.3 FM and I-95FM 95.7 FM.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.tickets.com; $99-$325.
THE HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER
Enjoy this decidedly modern twist on Tchaikovsky’s classic score, featuring explosive choreography, dynamic dancers, an electric violinist and superstar rapper Kurtis Blow. It’s “a generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls,” says The New York Times.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $45.
KIWANIS OF LITTLE HAVANA FOUNDATION
39TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GALA
Get an early start on celebrating the holidays with this blowout bash featuring beloved Cuban singers Willy Chirino and Albita, plus freestyle queen Shannon (“Let the Music Play,” “Give Me Tonight”), plus an open bar and buffet stations. Dress to the nines, as formal attire is required.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; www.kiwanischristmasparty.com; $125, reserved table for 10 $1,500, VIP available.
ATLAS GENIUS & BANNERS
South Florida’s new alt-rock station 104.3 The Shark presents its first show, featuring two modern acts with hits in heavy rotation – Australia’s Atlas Genius (“Molecules”) and BANNERS (“Shine a Light”), with The Crush opening.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $37.50-$60.
SILVERSTEIN & SENSES FAIL
Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein (named after the famed children’s author Shel Silverstein) and New Jersey heavy emo-rockers Senses Fail team up.
Details: 7 p.m. Monday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $18 advance, $22 day of show.
KRAVIS ON BROADWAY
BLUE MAN GROUP
If you’re feeling blue as the holiday season approaches, this legendary show – which is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one – will drag you out of the doldrums. See why more than 35 million people have enjoyed this colorful, multi-sensory phenomenon.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 p.m. Thursday, running through Dec. 13, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $27-$77.
99 JAMZ UNCENSORED
Miami’s own hip-hop heavyweight proves why he’s “The Boss,” with hardcore hits including “Hustlin’,” “Push It,” “Here I Am,” “Aston Martin Music,” “9 Piece,” “Diced Pineapples,” “The Devil is a Lie” and “No Games.” Ross takes the stage in support of “Black Market,” his eighth studio album, which drops Friday and includes the single “Sorry” featuring Chris Brown.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; win tickets through 99 JAMZ; details at www.jointherevolution.net.
EL SOL DE MEXICO
One of the most successful L
atin artists in history – who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won a Grammy at the age of 14 for his duet “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” (I Like You Just The Way You Are) with Sheena Easton – performs pop, bolero, mariachi and romantic ballads from his extensive repertoire.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $120-$750.