Friday, Oct. 9
HOUSE OF HORROR AMUSEMENT PARK
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Why wait till Halloween for thrills and chills? South Florida’s largest haunted house brings more than 30 rooms of terror, two acres of new rides, live music (including Jamaican singer Omi, whose No. 1 hit “Cheerleader” was one of the biggest songs of the summer, at 10 p.m. Saturday), games and great food. Costumes welcome as long as it doesn’t cover your face.
Details: 5:30 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, and 5:30-11 p.m. Sunday, at Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Doral; 305-639-6000 or www.houseofhorrorpark.com; $30, $15 kids 6 and under – includes unlimited rides.
Charismatic lead singer of Grammy-nominated rock band the Spin Doctors (“Two Princes,” “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”) performs an acoustic solo show, with the songs set up by amusing and entertaining anecdotes from his life on the road.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach; 561-450-6357 or www.artsgarage.org; $25-$45.
CIRQUE ELOIZE ID
Billed as “a mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus and urban dance,” this dazzling, high-energy show offers something for everyone, featuring acrobatics, break dancers and contortionists, plus a grand finale on a one-of-a-kind “trampowall” act.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday; at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $40-$89.
FUNK IT UP
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES
Venezuelan band that has mixed funk, disco and acid jazz with traditional Latin rhythms ever since signing with Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne’s label Luaka Bop in 1996 performs an exclusive acoustic set.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.50-$45.
Saturday, Oct. 10
RONIN TAIKO JAPANESE DRUMS
ICHARIBE CHODE: WE ARE FRIENDS FOR LIFE
In a show to benefit the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Ronin Taiko’s powerful sounds and energetic theatrical movement brings this passionate Japanese tradition to life onstage.
Details: 7 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; $35-$75.
FREE FOR ALL
Help kick off the Center’s season with this free event on the concert lawn featuring SoCal swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus New Orleans jazz from the Hot 8 Brass Band, Aaron Lebos and DJ LeSpam.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; free, but tickets required.
BRITISH COMIC ROYALTY
JOHN CLEESE & ERIC IDLE
Founding fathers of Monty Python – the U.K. sketch group whose influence on comedy has been likened to The Beatles’ influence on pop music – team up for a night of surreal skits and improvised laughs billed as “Together Again At Last… For The Very First Time,”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $59.50-$99.50.
Breaking news: Pauly Shore is not dead. In fact, the actor (“Encino Man,” “Pauly Shore Is Dead”) and comedian who takes L.A. surfer speak to a new level is alive and well and doing very funny stand-up shows. See for yourself on Saturday night.
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $25, VIP table for four $200 (includes bottle of champagne).
Sunday, Oct. 11
Experimental British electronic music duo has been creating unique intelligent dance music (IDM) for almost 30 years, also dabbling in techno, glitch, ambient and hip-hop. One of the true pioneers.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $25-$30.
The King of Dirty Rap, free-speech crusader and leader of 2 Live Crew discusses his life story “The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City” (Amistad Press, $24.99).
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; www.booksandbooks.com; free.
TALKING IS HARD TOUR
WALK THE MOON
High-energy alt-pop band from Cincinnati that blew up this year with the infectious crossover hit “Shut Up and Dance” performs in support of its third studio album, “Talking Is Hard,” also featuring the new single “Different Colors.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$40.50.
NEW FOUND GLORY
Coral Springs pop-punk band led by energetic front man Jordan Pundik takes the stage in support of its eighth studio album, “Resurrection,” with Jacksonville alt-pop band Yellowcard opening.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $24.50 advance, $28 day of show.
FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
Grammy-winning superstar singers Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin team up to inject some funky soul into gospel music, along with Brooklyn Bishop Hezekiah Walker, jazzy Houston chanteuse Kim Burrell and many more.
Details: 7;30 p.m. Thursday at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $38-$68.
Legendary Chicago guitarist who was a major influence on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and is fresh off of receiving a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, performs in support of his new album, the aptly named “Born to Play Guitar.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $30-$50.