Friday, Nov. 18
Top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time, multiple Grammy-winner and fashion designer sings hits including “I Need to Know” and “You Sang to Me,” plus tracks from his 11 th studio album, “3.0.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $61-$201.
A SHOW WITH SUBSTANCE
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
Legendary bassist for Joy Division and New Order and his new band honor the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis by performing several of that band’s hits including the enduring “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” plus New Order classics from the compilation album “Substance,” such as “Blue Monday,” “True Faith,” “Regret” and “Bizarre Love Triangle.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $25.
Heart-pounding and uplifting show combines traditional drums and the rhythms of Japan with musical styles from around the world such as jazz and rhythm and blues, crossing cultural boundaries and connecting viewers.
Details: 8 p.m.Friday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 305-466-8002 or www.aventuracenter.org; $30-$35.
Saturday, Nov. 19
THE SPIRIT OF AUTUMN
Family weekend features fun activities including a petting zoo, a model train village, classic cars, a cutest baby contest, bounce houses, rock climbing, pony rides, face-painting, visits with Santa and much more, plus a great opportunity to knock out a big chunk of your Christmas shopping, with dozens of vendors and exhibitors.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Dade Fair Expo, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; www.miamiharvest.com; $10, $5 kids 3-12, free 2 and under; $12 early-bird ($15 at the door), includes admission from 8-10 a.m. Saturday.
JAZZ IT UP
SUNNY ISLES BEACH JAZZ FEST
Enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz on the glorious white sands of Sunny Isles Beach, with headliner Michael Lington (pictured), whose soulful sax sound has been sought after by Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell and Randy Crawford. Also on the bill are steel drum artist Doug Walker and versatile singer Lourdes Valentin.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles; www.sunnyislesbeachjazz.com; general admission free, $10 reserved seating, $50 VIP.
SOUTH MOTORS JAZZ SERIES
Cuban-born, multiple Grammy-winning sax and clarinet master performs selections from his prolific career that spans nearly six decades, touching upon everything from jazz, bebop and Afro-Cuban rhythms to classical.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $25-$30.
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE
PRINCE’S “PURPLE RAIN”
Enjoy this note-for-note reproduction of the album that made Prince a superstar, featuring favorite songs such as the anthemic title track, “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “I Would Die 4 U.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $21-$38.
Grammy-winning British roots reggae band led by singer-guitarist David Hinds performs politically charged tunes including “Steppin’ Out,” “Ku Klux Klan” and “I Can’t Stand It,” which was featured in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.”
Details: 8 p.m . Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $30.
JAM ON IT
New Orleans funk-rock band that has been exploring the limits of musical possibility for more than two decades performs in support of its new album, “Into the Deep,” featuring collaborations with Macy Gray, Mavis Staples and others.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $25 advance, 428 day of show.
Sunday, Nov. 20
THE MIAMI FLEA
The Arts + Entertainment District presents the greatest flea market in South Florida, a family-friendly gathering that brings together groups of artisans, local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and every creative soul in the city. Enjoy dozens of vendors, live music, great food and drink at the Grub Garden and make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some cool crafts and face-painting.
Details: 2-6 p.m. Sunday at 1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami; RSVP at www.aedistrictmiami.eventbrite.com; free.
THE FINAL WORLD TOUR
Alt-pop-punk band and Warped Tour fave that formed in Jacksonville in 1997 performs hits including “Ocean Avenue” and “Only One,” plus tracks from its 10th and final, self-titled album that dropped in September.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $27.50 advance, $29 day of show.
AN AMERICAN TREASURE
BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND
Folk, blues and rock & roll troubadour – who has won almost every award imaginable, including becoming the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in October – has remained one of the most influential artists in music history for more than five decades.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $63.75-$450.
GOD OF THE TRAP
Controversial Atlanta rapper takes the stage in support of his ninth studio album, “Everybody Looking,” which hit No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in July and features collabs with Drake, Kanye West and Young Thug.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $31-$161.
free for all
6 P.M. SUNDAY: The FAU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, chamber groups and The Marching Owls join forces for its eighth-annual concert, starting out on Plaza Real at 6 p.m. and moving to the main stage beginning at 7; Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us.