FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist will give you the blues, plus perform more pop-oriented hits including “Nick of Time,” “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St; 954-946-2402 or LiveNation.com; $48.50-$78.50, four-pack $95.60.
HE’S GONNA RUN TO YOU
Raspy-voiced singer/songwriter performs acoustic versions of hits including “Straight From the Heart,” “Run to You,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of ’69,” “Please Forgive Me” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.gusmancenter.org; $45-$85.
FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
FREE FOR ALL
LAS OLAS ART FAIR
Check out works from more than 150 artists, then hit the Beer Garten for microbrewed beers.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Las Olas Boulevard between SE Sixth and 11th avenues in Fort Lauderdale; 954-472-3755 or www.artfestival.com.
THIS TIME, THEY’RE INTERESTING
INTERNATIONAL HOME MOVIE DAY
Event celebrates 8mm and 16mm home movies, plus amateur film, including the personal films of local Cuban artist and former librarian Margarita Cano.
Details: 1 p.m. at Tower Theatre, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-375-1505; free.
AP TOUR FALL BALL
Pop-punk groups Mayday Parade and The Academy Is… take the stage, with Set Your Goals, The Secret Handshake and You Me at Six opening.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $14.99.
“REASONS TO BE PRETTY”
Take-no-prisoners playwright Neil LaBute skewers modern relationships yet again, with Time magazine declaring it “the best new Broadway play of the season.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, running through Nov. 22 at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119 or www.gablestage.org; $37.50-$45.
NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
The Master Chorale of South Florida, University of Miami Frost Chorale and four renowned vocal soloists will join Michael Tilson Thomas and NWS to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-428-6732; $25-$79.
He might be in the news more lately for becoming one of many celebrity minority owners of the Miami Dolphins (along with wife Jennifer Lopez), but the man can truly belt out Latin love ballads, plus get your feet moving to serious salsa beats.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $57.75-$177.75.
JAZZ IT UP
THIRD MAN TRIO
Dutch drummer Han Bennink takes improvisational journeys with Michael Moore (reeds) and Will Holshouser (accordion).
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach; 305-545-8546 or www.tigertail.org; $25, $15 students and seniors, $50 VIP, includes priority admission and best seating.
FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS FOR CHILDREN
Entertainer described by Parents magazine as “the best voice in children’s music” serves up a fun-filled 60-minute show. Wear Halloween costumes and come early for the musical instrument petting zoo.
Details: 3 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com; $12, $10 children.