Friday, Aug. 21
free for all
LIVE MUSIC IN THE GABLES COURTYARD
7:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Groove to the eclectic soul, deep house and gospel sounds of Brooklyn & Red Monkey; Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
PNP PLEZI’N NAP PRAN
One of today’s most popular konpa bands takes the stage for a night of dancing, plus an opening set by the innovative young Haitian band Rara Rock. There’s also delicious kreyol cuisine, art exhibits 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.rhythmfoundation.com; free.
SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR
One of the biggest selling country artists of all time takes the stage in support of his latest album, “Sundown Heaven Town.” You’ll also hear faves including “It’s Your Love,” “Just to See You Smile,” “I Like It, I Love It,” “Truck Yeah,” “Felt Good on My Lips” and, of course, “Live Like You Were Dying.” Opening acts are Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre (formerly Coral Sky Amphitheatre), 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $27.25-$68.
LADIES LEADING FILM SERIES
”NORMA RAE” (1979)
The Wolfsonian partners with The Bookstore in the Grove Organic Kitchen to bring you a gourmet box dinner and a movie in this summer film series inspired by the trailblazing women featured in the exhibition “Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.” In this week’s selection, a young Sally Field stars in this powerful story of a Southern millworker who revolutionizes a small town by standing up for workers’ rights.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wolfsonian.org; film is free, dinner $15-$20.
MAD CAT THEATRE
New play by Theo Reyna explores the limits of greed by unraveling the mystery of the greatest criminal adventure of the greediest man in the world, and asking the question: What if it were possible to take too much?.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, running through Sept. 6, at the Sandbox at Miami Theater Center, 9816 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores; www.madcattheatre.org; $25, opening-night reception 7 p.m. Saturday ($50).
Co-host of the Fox daytime talk show “The Real,” frequent guest on “Chelsea Lately” and guest DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” does stand-up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $20.
IN THE HOUSE
Dutch DJ, aka Maarten Hoogstraten, who used to be a duo until his partner Paul Baumer succumbed to cancer in 2013, forges on, churning out lively tech-house and EDM.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $29.
Saturday, Aug. 22
PAMPER YOUR POOCH
COCOWALK DOG FEST
First-annual festival features loads of fun for you and your furry friends, including a dog and owner lookalike contest, a doggie talent show, a costume contest, plus treats, games and entertainment.
Details: 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; www.cocowalk.net; free.
JAM ON IT
Effortlessly imaginative band uses virtuosic instrumentation and a fearless embrace of all genres to create an unmatched progressive-rock sound, often producing delightfully innovative live mash-ups. The group will perform in support of its ninth studio album, “The London Session,” which was recorded in one day at the famed Abbey Road Studios.
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $27.50.
#FEEL THE SPIRIT
Old-school New York house DJ – who famously dated Madonna and was a resident at the infamous Studio 54 in its heyday – spins a seven-hour “Miami Sessions” set.
Details: 10 p.m. Saturday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $20.
Sunday, Aug. 23
UNCORK FOR A CAUSE
Charity wine event has featured pro athletes including Prince Fielder, Eric Hosmer, Demeryius Thomas, Greg Maddux, David Ortiz and more – now comes your chance to sip and mingle with Marlins’ phenom pitcher Jose Fernandez.
Details: 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Cibo Wine Bar South Beach, 200 S. Pointe Dr.,
Miami Beach; www.uncorkforacause.com; $100, includes includes food and drink plus a free bottle of José Fernández 2012 Sonoma Reserve Red Wine; $250 VIP meet-and-greet with Fernandez, plus gift bag.
MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS
Singer-songwriter performs popular tracks from his illustrious 20-year career, spanning styles including Latin pop, bachata, ranchero, tropical and cumbia.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$200.
ONE LOVE ONE LIFE TOUR
Soulful crooner considered Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer-songwriter performs romantic lover’s rock along with light dancehall music, conscious-roots reggae, hip-hop fusion and contemporary R&B.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $30-$75, Club Level $110.
Alt-rock band led by singer-songwriter Benjamin Burnley that took a hiatus six years ago after he became too ill to tour is back with a vengeance, taking the stage in support of its fifth studio album and first to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, “Dark Before Dawn.”.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $38 in advance, $40 day of show.
Young indie-funk band from New Orleans tears up the stage in support of its latest single, “Walk Like an Animal.”.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-395-2929 or www.funkybiscuit.com; $7 advance, $10 day of show.