FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Pianist Mike Levine - who has recorded and performed with Mel Torme, Michael Bolton and Julio Iglesias - takes the stage with his quartet.
Details: 8 P.M. at Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-693-8211 or www.mocanomi.org.
HOT NIGHTS, COOL JAZZ
End your work week in gloriously relaxing fashion with the sweet sounds of the Dave Fernandez Quartet - oh, and free drinks.
Details: 7-9 p.m.at the Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org; $10.
TONY AWARD WINNER
"TAKE ME OUT"
Play deals with the drama, prejudice and intolerance that follow a prominent New York baseball star announcing that he's gay.
Details: 8 p.m., running through Oct. 4 at the Rising Action Theatre, 840 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 1-800-595-4849 or www.risingactiontheatre.com; $35, $60 including three-course dinner at Primavera Restaurant.
FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
After the Fish take care of the San Diego Padres, stick around for a concert by modern merengue star Johnny Ventura.
Details: Game time is 6:10 p.m.; Land Shark Stadium, 2267 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; www.floridamarlins.com; tickets start at $12.
DON'T BLAME HIM
Anyone who has seen Jamie Foxx channeling Ray Charles on the big screen knows the actor is also a darn fine singer. You'll hear his mega-hit "Blame It on the Alcohol" and many more soulful tunes.
Details: 8 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-7825 or www.bankatlanticcenter.com; $39.75-$69.75.
Kansas City scat-singing jazz vocalist and friends perform in support of Miami Jazz Party.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Actors' Playhouse in the Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 786-470-9042 or www.instantseats.com; $35.
"THE HARDER THEY COME"
The '70s film that launched reggae onto the world's consciousness is adapted for the stage.
Details: 8 p.m., running through Sept. 13 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $50.
Jefferson Airplane spin-off band performs blues-rock; bluegrass fusion group Old School Freight Train opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, www.jointherevolution.net or LiveNation.com; $22.
Roots-rock band from Rockville, Md., ("Of A Revolution") performs - will this show be a part of its upcoming live album? Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St.; LiveNation.com; $32.50, four-pack $99.
ROCK THE HOUSE
Electronic music duo blends hard rock a la Jane's Addiction and Korn with club beats.
Details: 10 p.m. at Karu & Y, 71 NW 14th St., Miami; www.chasanmedia.com; $25.
IN THE MIX
New Orleans DJ/producer blows up dance floors with playful but powerful progressive house.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wanttickets.com; $15.
-- Mike Hamersly