FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
American singing legend taps into his Great American Songbook, and yes, you'll hear "Rags to Riches," "The Best is Yet to Come," "I've Got the World on a String" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
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; $66-$150.
THE KING LIVES
Local Elvis tribute artist helps celebrate what would have been Presley's 75th birthday, with Majic 102.7's radio personality Rick Shaw hosting.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $36.57 and $47.17.
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA
Dweezil Zappa channels his late father Frank's creative genius in avant-garde rock songwriting and guitar work.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $30.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
TWO-DAYS OF BEAUTY
BEAUX ARTS FESTIVAL OF ART
See works by close to 250 juried artists, munch on delicious international cuisine and let your kids take art classes or chill out in the Fun Zone.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday surrounding the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-665-2334 or www.beauxartsmiami.org; free.
GET YOUR JOUST ON
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Saturday kicks off the first of three weekends of family Renaissance fun, with 16th Century-style entertainment including sword fights, magical illusions, jousting tournaments and an abundance of authentic fare from freshly made kettle corn to roasted giant turkey legs, which can be washed down with a swig of mead or ale.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17 and Jan. 23-24 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; 954-776-1642 or www.ren-fest.com; $20 adults, $7 kids 6-11, free for kids under 6.
You've got a good reason to take a break from your gambling fix, as War performs classic funk-reggae-R&B hits including "The Cisco Kid," "Why Can't We Be Friends," "Slippin' Into Darkness" and "Low Rider."
Details: 3 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-56-MAGIC, 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; free.
ALL THAT JAZZ
Jazz vocalist performs a tribute to the Ladies of Cool: Anita O'Day, June Christy, Chris Connor and Julie London.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie; 877-311-SHOW or www.southfloridajazz.org; $35.
Celebrity chef undergoes an "Inside the Actors' Studio"-style interview, gives an onstage cooking demonstration and answers questions from the audience. You'll feel like you've stepped into The Food Network.
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-$200.
THE VILLAGE PEOPLE
Flamboyantly costumed disco supergroup performs hits including "Macho Man," "In the Navy," and "YMCA."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $39.22 and $49.82.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
THE CLEVELAND DUO
The Cleveland Duo, featuring Carolyn Gadiel Warner on piano and Steven Warner on violin, performs with saxophonist James Umble. Program includes works by Bach, Bloch, Adams, Piazzolla, Morgan, Ravel, Milhaud and Marc Eychenne.
Details: 4 p.m. at Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35, $30 seniors, $10 students.