FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
VICTOR MANUEL GARCIA
See "Novia Guajira" and help celebrate the birthday of one of Cuba's most admired master painters.
Details: 7-10 p.m. at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables;305-461-1050; free.
Gleefully twisted author of "Running With Scissors" reads from and signs copies of his yuletide-fiasco work "You Better Not Cry - Stories For Christmas" ($21.99, St. Martin's Press).
Details: 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; free (pick up tickets at any Books & Books location - limit two).
IINAUGURAL "JAZZ ROOTS" SHOW
Legendary Chicago blues guitarist influenced Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and Clapton, among many others; New Orleans pianist Dr. John and his band The Lower 911 open.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$125.
Provocative electroclash glam-punk queen gets in your face with her sexual and political lyrics.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.
FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
ROCK AND RIBS
Whether it's for the mouth-watering ribs or the stellar musical acts, head for Ribfest this weekend. Saturday's headliners are classic-rock staples Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Blue Oyster Cult, while Sunday's lineup features country singers Tracy Lawrence and Chuck Wicks.
Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Homestead Air Reserve Park, SW 268th Street (Moody Drive) and SW 122nd Avenue;Ticketmaster; $15, kids 10 and under free, $5 parking.
Two chances to see acclaimed Polish pianist perform a program including works by Bach and Chopin.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; 305-868-0624 or www.chopin.org; free.
IN THE HOUSE
Celebrated Dutch progressive house DJ/producer spins an eclectic,high-energy set, with Laurent Simeca and local fave Jon Cowan opening.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach;www.wantickets.com; $20.
FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
"PETER AND THE WOLF"
Kids will love Prokofiev's classic tale put to music by the 75-member Frost Symphony Orchestra, with storyteller Martin Bookspan.
Details: 3 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org;$12, $10 kids.
TASTE THE PAIN
Fans of Comedy Central's Adult Swim program "Metalocalypse" are familiar with this virtual heavy metal band, which is touring in support of its latest album "The Dethalbum II"; Mastodon, Converge and High On Fire round out the bill.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St.; LiveNation.com; $31, four-pack $93.
U.K. DJ/producer sensation Sasha performs a rare Sunday night set in support of his deep, complex CD mix "Invol2ver."
Details: 11 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com;$30.
FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9
FREE FOR ALL
FREE PLAY READING
See "Come Back, Little Sheba," William Inge's first Broadway play and winner of two Tony Awards in 1950. Directed by Amy London, it stars Beth Dimon, Nick Duckart, Wayne LeGette and Julie KleineR.
Details: 7 p.m. at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-446-1116.