Friday, July 1
A FANTASY LOVER’S FANTASY
FLORIDA SUPERCON 2016
South Florida’s largest comic book, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi and pop-culture convention storms into town for four days of fun featuring awesome celebrity guests (including William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois, Zach Callison, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin and many more), comic book creators, voice actors, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films and shorts, costume and cosplay contests, video gaming and more.
Details: Noon-1 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; www.floridasupercon.com; adult single-day tickets $30-$40, kids 4-9 $5-$10; adult four-day pass $90, kids 4-9 $24 (kids 3 and under free).
SLIPKNOT & MARILYN MANSON
Raging alt-metal band Slipknot (they’re the ones in the scary masks) rock the stage in support of their chart-topping fifth studio album, “.5: The Gray Chapter,” while shock-rock antihero Manson performs hits including “The Beautiful People,” “The Dope Show,” “Heart-Shaped Glasses” and his snarling covers of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Personal Jesus” and “Tainted Love.” Of Mice and Men opens.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $18.75-$218.
FUTURE NOW TOUR
DEMI LOVATO & NICK JONAS
Pop powerhouse Lovato takes the stage in support of her fifth studio album, “Confident,” featuring “Cool for the Summer” and the hit title track. You’ll also hear “This Is Me,” “Here We Go Again,” “Skyscraper,” “Heart Attack,” “Neon Lights” and her rock version of “Let It Go,” from the soundtrack to “Frozen.” Pop-R&B and soul singer Jonas has truly found his solo voice with the smash hits “Jealous” and “Chains.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $12.85-$85.70.
Pianist Marina Radiushina (also the Festival director) is joined by one of the most lyrical voices of our time, Israeli soprano Chen Reiss and a chamber ensemble from the renowned Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a dazzling production of works by Pärt, Rimsky-Korsakov, Purcell, Shostakovich, Puccini and Saint-Saëns, in collaboration with Miami City Ballet’s extraordinary dancers.
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; $30, $10 students.
IN THE HOUSE
West Coast electro-house DJ kicks off the Independence Day Weekend with banging remixes of tracks from his latest eclectic projects, “Neon Future” I and II, featuring collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, Fall Out Boy and will.i.am, among others. Fun facts: Aoki was born in Miami, and his father founded the Benihana restaurant chain.
Details: 11 p.m. Friday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $125.
Saturday, July 2
SUBLIME WITH ROME
Long Beach ska-punk band that found success in the mid-‘90s with the hits “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “The Wrong Way” and “Doin’ Time” forges on with singer Rome Ramirez replacing Bradley Nowell, who died in 1996. They perform in support of their second studio album, “Sirens,” with opening acts Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker.
Details: 6:35 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $25.25-$55.25.
THEY’RE A HIT
Philly emo band takes the stage in support of its third studio album, “Holy Ghost,” featuring the singles “Everyday,” “Wedding Singer” and “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind.” Opening acts are SoCal pop-pun
k band Joyce Manor and New Brunswick, NJ, band Thin Lips.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $18.50.
EMOTIONAL ROADSHOW TOUR
Alt-hip-hop duo from Columbus, Ohio – which combines introspective lyrics, big melodies and hip production – takes the stage in support of last year’s No. 1 album “Blurryface” and its singles “Tear in My Heart,” “Ride” and the smash “Stressed Out.” New Orleans psychedelic alt-rock band Mutemath and Dutch alt-pop band Chef’Special open.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $30.75-$40.75.
PURPOSE WORLD TOUR
“Beliebers” have two chances to catch one of the hottest pop stars of the decade, who will perform hits including “One Time,” “Baby,” “Never Say Never,” “Boyfriend,“ “As Long As You Love Me,” “Beauty and a Beat,” “All Around the World,” “Where Are U Now?” and the new smashes “Love Yourself,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” Opening acts are Post Malone (“White Iverson”) and Moxie Raia (“On My Mind” feat. Pusha T).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $50.50-$126.
Sunday, July 3
Falling in Reverse
PUNK-ROCK SUMMER CAMP
VANS WARPED TOUR
Traveling modern-rock festival celebrates 21 years with a typically stellar lineup featuring Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Set It Off, Sum 41, We the Kings, Yellowcard, Issues and dozens more. Plus, as always, skaters can rock the half-pipe.
Details: 11 a.m. Sunday at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $40.50.
JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD
BATUKE SAMBA FUNK
Groove to the sounds of this high-energy Brazilian band that mixes ‘70s funk with Afro samba, Brazilian big band, batucada, soul and R&B; and if you work up an appetite dancing, classic and contemporary Italian cuisine is available from Il Bolognese.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Center Building, 630 Lincoln Rd. (near Euclid Avenue), Miami Beach; www.kccproductions.com; free.
FIRE ON THE FOURTH
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
What better rock group to help celebrate the 4th of July in the Magic City than the one that gave us the timeless hit “We’re an American Band”? All-day blowout also features food trucks, DJs, Yoga on the Beach, a performance by The Family Stone (“Dance to the Music,” “Everyday People,” “I Want to Take You Higher”) and, of course, spectacular fireworks to top off the party.
Details: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.miamibeachfl.gov; free.
THAT UNDERGROUND SOUND
Indie-rap pioneer from Portland, Ore., born Ian Matthias Bavitz, brings his elaborate wordplay to Revolution in support of his critically acclaimed seventh studio album, “The Impossible Kid.” Opening acts are Bronx rapper Rob Sonic and Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $18.
free for all
AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY BASH
NOON-10 P.M. MONDAY: Celebrate the 4th of July all day with the Budweiser Beer Garden, a Kids Zone and South Florida’s Best Fireworks Show; Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.