Friday, Nov. 25
LUMPY SUE ACOUSTIC MUSICFEST
Annual Black Friday event provides a relaxing, family-friendly and groovy alternative to the frenzied holiday commercialism, with folk, bluegrass, jam band and country musical acts including Matt Sabatella and the Rambling String Band, RoMo, Elsten Torres, Daphna Rose, Summerbeard, Jam I Am, Rat and more. There’s also a raffle supporting Habitat for Humanity.
Details: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at Greynolds Park, 18500 NE 22 nd Ave., North Miami Beach; www.lumpysue.org; free.
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
You know Christmas is on the way when this spectacular, 50-foot artificial Rocky Mountain Pine Tree is officially lit up with more than 14,000 lights at the annual ceremony open to the public. To add to the festivities, the Holiday Market of La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel will feature a variety of booths vending holiday gifts and trinkets, such as art, fashion, jewelry, toys, plants and flowers, hot chocolate, warm cashews and nuts, local produce, coffee and artisan baked goods.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; free.
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER
Stand-up, TV and feature film fave Cedric the Entertainer (“The Original Kings of Comedy,” “Barbershop”) shows off the style that made him a comedy superstar.
Details: 8:30 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; $42.50.
Saturday, Nov. 26
COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE PRESENTS
A DAY AT THE BEACH
Family-friendly concert series celebrates its fifth anniversary with live sets by beloved troubadour Nil Lara and psychedelic tropical band Elastic Bond, plus Birdman’s Clambake and Aaron Lebos Reality. In between, sounds by DJ Ephniko Dialecto will keep things lively, along with live painting by local visual artist Amos, arts & crafts, and great food and drink.
Details: 5-10 p.m. Saturday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.communityartsandculture.org; $5.
“THE DEFINITION OF” TOUR
One of the most popular and enduring “American Idol” winners brings her Grammy-winning, powerful pipes to the stage in support of her fifth studio album, “The Definition Of …,” featuring the singles “No Time For It” and “Sleeping With the One I Love.” Also on the bill are Guordan Banks and La’Porsha Renae.
Details: 8 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; $39.50-$129.50.
The latest in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s concert series features a post-Thanksgiving show by the raspy-voiced, Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer Etheridge, who takes the stage in support of her latest album, “This Is M.E.” You’ll also hear hits including “Come to My Window,” “I’m the Only One” and “I Want to Come Over.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; $109 (concert only), $139 (with dinner); both include two-hour open bar. Etheridge will also perform at 8 p.m. Monday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $20-$100.
CHRISTMAS TOUR 2016
DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS
Time to get into the Christmas spirit again, because Santa Koz is coming to town! The sax master brings his annual holiday show for the 19th year, with special guests Jonathan Butler, Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson) and Kenny Lattimore.
Details: 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; $45-$150.
Sunday, Nov. 27
PURE & SIMPLE TOUR
The famously buxom Queen of Country Music performs tracks from her latest album, “Pure & Simple,” plus fan faves from her storied career, from her first hit in 1967 (“Dumb Blonde”) to her smashes “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “Joshua” and “I Will Always Love You.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45.25-$125.25.
MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT
Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star (“Chicago Hope”), Mandy Patinkin was already a Broadway legend who won a Tony Award for his work in “Evita.” On this night, he serves up a powerful, passionate evening of popular song, performing works by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Harry Chapin and more, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$135.
CROWN THE EMPIRE
Dallas metalcore band headlines on the strength of its third studio album, “Retrograde,” with BlesstheFall, New Year’s Day, Too Close to Touch and Light Up the Sky rounding out the bill.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $19.50 advance, $22 day of show.
KING & QUEEN OF HEARTS TOUR
MAXWELL & MARY J. BLIGE
Multiple Grammy-winning R&B legends tour together for the first time in support of Maxwell’s fifth studio album (and first in seven years), “blackSUMMERS’night” and Blige’s upcoming 14th studio album.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesda
y at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $35.50-$175.50.
CONDITION HUMAN FALL TOUR
Progressive heavy-metal band that has sold more than 20 million records performs tracks from its 15th studio album “Condition Human,” featuring the singles “Arrow of Time” and “Guardian,” plus classics such as “Real World” and “Silent Lucidity.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $28.
TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
Classical hip-hop duo from Fort Lauderdale (members Kev Marcus and Wil B both attended Dillard High School of Performing Arts, and performed at Barack Obama’s inauguration) rocks the violin and viola like no one else, infusing classical music with rock, R&B, soul, jazz and even bluegrass.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$75.
THE HOLIDAY TOUR 2016
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. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $57.50-$77.50.
free for all
JAZZ AT MOCA
8-9:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Sit back and enjoy the Melton Mustafa Jazz Ensemble, featuring trumpet master Mustafa, who has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jaco Pastorius and many more; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.