Friday, Oct. 21
C 4 URSELF TOUR
Controversial Honduran stand-up comedian is best-known for being one of the Three Amigos along with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco, plus his Comedy Central smash show “Mind of Mencia” and roles in the feature films “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Our Family Wedding.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $30-$50.
IN THE HOUSE
Grammy-winning Russian-German electro-house producer slams the dance floor with crossover hits such as “Clarity,” “Break Free” (featuring Ariana Grande), “I Want You to Know” (featuring Selena Gomez) and “Beautiful Now” (featuring Jon Bellion).
Details: 11 p.m. Friday at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $30.
Saturday, Oct. 22
LAS OLAS ART FAIR
The 29th annual event – one of the top 100 art festivals in the country – will transform the Boulevard into a giant street art fair, featuring more than 150 top national artists displaying their works, 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.
LATIN LAUGHS (IN ENGLISH)
Longtime local fave David Del Rosario (Just the Funny) teams up with the winners of the Latin American Comedy Festival for a night of gut-busting stand-up.
Details: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $20.
One of the world’s greatest sopranos teams up with the New World Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas to bring an outstanding program featuring works by Gershwin, Ravel and Prokofiev, plus Stravinsky’s thrilling “The Rite of Spring” and MTT’s own song cycle with poetry by Emily Dickinson.
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; $50-$135.
SOUTH MOTORS JAZZ SERIES
Season kicks off with great jazz trombonist who performed in the Wynton Marsalis Septet and also played with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The eclectic artist presents his program “Dreams of New Orleans,” featuring the music of the Big Easy and showcasing Gordon on vocals, trombone and trumpet, plus banjo, guitar and tuba.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $25-$30.
Sunday, Oct. 23
GO FLY A KITE!
Family-friendly event, now in its 24th year, features spectacular high-flying kites of all colors, shapes, sizes and themes, plus free kiting activities for all ages, including kite-building classes, kite-flying demonstrations and competitions. Marvel at the amazing “monster kites,” such as the 100-foot squid, the 30-foot dragon, the 30-foot scuba man, the 30-foot “Nemo” fish, the 150-foot flying rainbow, and more. There will also be food and refreshments for purchase and a live concert by Miami Country Day School’s “21 Hearts, 1 Beat” Rock Ensemble.
Details: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.miamidade.gov/parks/haulover; free, $7 parking.
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
British new wave band led by vampirish lead singer Richard Butler performs its many haunting, ‘80s pop hits including “Love My Way,” “All That Money Wants,” “Heartbreak Beat,” “The Ghost In You,” “Pretty In Pink” and “Heaven.” Opening act is My Jerusalem, a post-punk band from Austin, Texas.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $30.
“THE VOICE OF FREEDOM”
Spanish singer who wraps her sultry, smoky voice around styles as diverse as reggae, raga, flamenco, R&B, Afrobeat and gospel takes the stage in support of her sixth studio album, “Vivir Sin Miedo” (Living Without Fear).
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $48.75-$128.75.
FOALS, BEAR HANDS
British indie-rock band Foals brings its acclaimed live show to the stage on the strength of its fourth studio album, “What Went Down,” and its hit “Mountain at My Gates,” along with Brooklyn buzz band Bear Hands and its super-cool anthem “2AM.” Both enjoy heavy play on 104.3 FM The Shark.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $22.50.
HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Multiple Grammy Award-winning British pop chanteuse makes two Miami stops as part of her first tour in five years in support of her third album, “25.” You’ll hear all the favorites, including the soaring “Rolling in the Deep,” the power ballad “Set Fire to the Rain,” her Bond hit “Skyfall,” the heart-wrenching “Someone Like You,” the ubiquitous smash “Hello” and her latest singles, “When We Were Young” and “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $36.95-$146.50.
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
Five-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee (“Passionate Kisses,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”) performs fan faves plus new songs from her latest record, “The Things That We Are Made Of.” Folk singer Rose Cousins opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$57.50.
Seven-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and actress (she starred as Belle on Broadway in “Beauty and the Beast” and competed on “Dancing With the Stars”) performs
hits including “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “I Belong to You,” “How Many Ways” “You’re Makin’ Me High” and her signature song, “Unbreak My Heart,” plus a few selections from “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” her duets album with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$90.
WHAT I’M FEELIN’ TOUR
Grammy-winning smooth soul singer whose music also incorporates hip-hop, gospel, old-school funk and even a dash of dancehall performs in support of his seventh studio album, “What I’m Feelin’. With special guests Lalah Hathaway and Eric Benet.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; tickets start at $49.50.
free for all
THE MIAMI FLEA
2-6 P.M. SUNDAY: The Arts + Entertainment District presents the greatest flea market in South Florida, a family-friendly event featuring local artisans, coffee shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, live music, great food and drink, and a kid’s corner offering cool crafts and face-painting; 1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.aedistrictmiami.eventbrite.com.