Friday, Jan. 22
FIRST TIME IN THE U.S.
PEPPA PIG LIVE!
The British children’s TV show that’s now charming American kids on Nick Jr. makes the transition from the small screen to the stage with the live interactive show, “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash,” featuring the adventures of Peppa and her family – Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and little George. It’ll be more fun than a muddy puddle!
Details: 6 p.m. Friday 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.
AREN’T YOU EMBARRASSED? TOUR
You know that guy who’s never been afraid to say what everyone is thinking? Well, Sebastian Maniscalco is that guy, except when he says it, it’s a lot funnier. The comedian brings his scathing sarcasm to the stage as he skewers modern-day society and points out the absurdities of everyday life through the lens of his old-world Italian-American upbringing.
Details: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $39.50-$55.
Jam band from the musically fertile town of Athens, Ga. (R.E.M., The B-52’s, Widespread Panic), takes the stage for two nights of Southern rock, funk, jazzy improv, indie-rock and psychedelic synth loops.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $20.
BREAK THE RULES TOUR
The original all-male striptease troupe – known for wearing the distinctive upper-body “uniform” of bow-tie and shirt cuffs (with no shirt) – provides its provocative, crowd-pleasing antics.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $30 advance, $40 pit.
Saturday, Jan. 23
CORAL GABLES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Two-day festival features 13 categories from first-class artists from all over the country, plus live music and stage shows; a food area with all different cuisines (Mexican, German, Greek, Peruvian, Cuban, Italian and more); a Kidz Zone with face-painting, a bounce house, ice cream, a Laser Tag Van and a Creative Area; and The Art of Wine & Spirits, featuring unlimited tastings from more than 100 brands.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday between Ponce de Leon and LeJeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) on Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables; www.coralgablesartfestival.com; free, admission to Art of Wine & Spirits $59.
10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA EVENING
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Beloved soprano Renée Fleming, known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, helps celebrate the 10th anniversary season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami with works by Mozart, Ravel, Verdi, Puccini and more.
Details: 7 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; $49-$189.
LATIN JAZZ CABARET SERIES
SAMMY FIGUEROA PRESENTS
Premier percussionist in today’s Latin jazz, who has performed with artists such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Mariah Carey and David Bowie, will be paying tribute to the original “cool Latin jazz” of vibraphonist Cal Tjader and the music he created with Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo.
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; $30 advance, $35 day of show.
REBEL HEART TOUR
The Queen of Pop sweeps into town for two nights in support of her 13th studio album, “Rebel Heart,” on which she worked with electronic-music producers Diplo and Avicii to keep up with musical trends. Of course, Madonna’s also got a treasure trove of tried-and-true hits to choose from, including “Holiday,” “Like a Virgin,” “Vogue,” “Into the Groove,” “Express Yourself,” “La Isla Bonita,” “Like a Prayer,” “Ray of Light,” “Music,” “Hung Up” and countless more.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $40-$355.
VOICE OF CHICAGO
Soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer lends his unmistakable voice to hits he sang with the band Chicago, including “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Wishing You Were Here,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Baby, What a Big Surprise,” plus Top 10 solo ballads “Glory of Love,” “The Next Time I Fall,” “After All” and “One Good Woman.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino, MCC Amphitheater, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $20-$75, VIP table for four $500 (includes bottle of champagne).
THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS
It doesn’t get any better than this for lovers of Motown classics, as these two legendary groups unite to bring us beloved hits including “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” “Get Ready,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)” and “It’s the Same Old Song.”
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; $29.50-$79.50.
Sunday, Jan. 24
STILL POLITICALLY INCORRECT
Comedian and political commentator who never shies away from controversy is at it again, calling Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “scarier than Donald Trump,” and likening his platform to “high intelligence in the service of evil.” See what else Maher has to say – always with a smile, of course – while relentlessly cracking you up.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $59.50-$129.50.
AN AMERICAN ICON
One of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time brings his blend of biting political satire, irreverent insights on modern life and impeccable timing to the stage. A former rabbi – he says he quit after three years because “somebody in the family had to make a living” – Mason continues to be a riotous and relevant equal opportunity offender.
Details: 8p.m. Tuesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$120.
HOOKING UP WITH THE SECOND CITY
The improvisational satirical comedy sketch group from Chicago that gave us legends such as Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell performs two shows that are all about relationships, making good-natured fun of the crazy things we all do for love.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $39.
THIS PATH TONIGHT TOUR
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash) lends his sweet tenor voice to timeless hits that shaped a generation, including “Our House,” “Teach Your Children,” “Just a Song Before I Go” and “Wasted on the Way.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $47.50-$98.
FREE FOR ALL
4 P.M. SUNDAY: The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks hold the fourth-annual MISO@thebass concert, a 90-minute performance of classical and popular music for all ages, conducted by Maestro Eduardo Marturet and Marcoantonio Real-d’Arbelles; Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bassmuseum.org.