Friday, Oct. 16
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
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Groove to the sounds of popular Haitian konpa group Disip, with Vogge opening and DJ Mack spinning party music in between. The family-friendly night also features delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Restaurant and plenty of hands-on art activities for kids.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.
BLUE STARLITE BY THE BAY
“HOCUS POCUS” AND “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”
The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In kicks off its countdown to Halloween with two spooky classics: the 1993 comedy fantasy film “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches; and Wes Craven’s hugely influential 1984 slasher film “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” featuring the iconic, razor-gloved boogeyman Freddy Krueger, who stalks teens in their dreams.
Details: 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Friday at Blue Starlite at Kennedy Park, 2476 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $5-$55.
STILL A STAND-UP GUY
What more can one say about Seinfeld, who along with Larry David created what TV Guide called the “greatest television show of all time”? The iconic master of observational humor takes the stage to crack you up with his witty insights into the human condition, turning everyday, mundane occurrences into comedic gold.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $60-$175.
TRUE COLORS TOUR
Grammy-winning Russian-German electro-house producer who crossed over with the Top 10 hits “Clarity” and “Break Free” (featuring Ariana Grande) takes the stage in support of his third album and its hits “I Want You to Know” (featuring Selena Gomez) and “Beautiful Now” (featuring Jon Bellion). Moombahton master Dillon Francis opens, along with British DJ/producer Alex Metric.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com;
$40; 18 and up.
Grammy-winning California alt-metal band celebrates the 20th anniversary of its self-titled raw, groundbreaking debut album (called “the most important metal album of the last 20 years” by Rolling Stone), on which lead singer Jonathan Davis unleashed his inner torment on the world, by playing it in its entirety. Suicide Silence and Islander open.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $49.50-$69.50.
OUR FAVORITE JACKASS
Anyone who has seen the wild, absurd and usually dangerous stunts on the “Jackass” TV and film series knows exactly what to expect from this show, as Steve-O (who attended the University of Miami for a year, as well as clown college) brings his larger-than-life persona to the stage.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 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; $22.
FREE FOR ALL
The Stars at the Park free concert series kicks off with a Latin jazz party featuring the Miami Big Sound Orchestra.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; free, but must reserve tickets at www.miamidade.gov/parks/concert-series.asp.
One of the most popular Latin music artists in the world takes the stage fresh off the release of his latest album, “Los Duo,” to perform mariachi, ranchera and Latin pop hits.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $55-$256.
Saturday, Oct. 17
ART FOR A CAUSE
LAS OLAS ART FAIR
The 28th annual event will transform the Boulevard into a giant street art fair, featuring more than 150 top national artists displaying their works (proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at the Moffitt Cancer Center), plus live music, great food and an art giveaway.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; www.artfestival.com; free.
MIAMI’S BEER FESTIVAL
Love beer more than Homer Simpson does? Well, that might not be possible, but this is the place to be for suds connoisseurs, as this is the largest craft-beer festival in Florida. ‘Nuff said.
Details: 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; www.grovetoberfest.com; $40 general admission, $70 beer socialite package (includes one-hour early entry and custom pint-glass), $90 VIP (2:30 p.m. entry, special high-end beer tastings); 21 and up.
NOTHING UP THEIR SLEEVES
THE NAKED MAGIC SHOW
Imagine “Magic Mike” with real magic, and you’ve got the idea of this show featuring two buff Aussie magicians – Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler – who bring new meaning to the phrase “Now you see it, now you don’t.”
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $33-$53.
QUE SUENEN LOS TAMBORES TOUR
Puerto Rican salsa legend known as “El Sonero de la Juventud” (The Singer of Youths) and who is currently tied with Marc Anthony for the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart performs in support of his 17th studio album.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $38-$78.
Sunday, Oct. 18
UNDER THE SEA
COCONUT GROVE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Just in time for the start of stone-crab season comes this beloved extravaganza featuring the best in regional cuisine from the Caribbean, Latin America, New Orleans and more, plus live calypso music, cooking workshops and a Family Fun Zone.
Details: 11 a.m.-sunset Sunday at Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; www.coconutgroveseafoodfestival.com; $20 advance, $25 at the door, kids under 12 free; $150 VIP features all kinds of great perks including free beer, rum and mojito stations (see website for more details).
Influential Illinois pop-punk band hit it big in the late ‘70s with the hits “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police” and later with the No. 1 ballad “The Flame.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaste
Legendary rock guitarist who has performed with road warriors including the Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule and The Dead shreds the stage in support of his third solo studio album, “Ashes & Dust.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$39.50.