FRIDAY, AUG. 27
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Debbie Orta - who has toured with Jose Luis Rodriguez ("El Puma") and Latin heartthrob Chayanne - performs with her quintet favorites from the Great American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and Latin jazz arrangements.
Details: 8 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-693-8211 or www.mocanomi.org.
ALL THAT JAZZ
JIM GASIOR TRIO
Hot Nights, Cool Jazz kicks off its season with pianist composer, arranger and jazz teacher Gasior, accompanied by Jamey Ousley on bass and John Yarling on drums.
Details: 7-9 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org; $10.
NOT ALL OUT OF LOVE
Australian soft-rock duo performs guilty-pleasure hits such as "Lost In Love," "Even the Nights Are Better," "The One That You Love," "Every Woman in the World" and, of course, "All Out of Love."
Details: 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-763-2444; $55-$75.
SATURDAY, AUG 28
MIAMI.COM SUMMER NIGHTS
RSVP on Miami.com for guest list entry and a two-hour complimentary Wodka Vodka open bar. Then stick around for Baltimore DJ Ian Carey, who has spun sexy house for labels including Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound and Defected, among others, and released the dance anthems “Rise” and “I Don't Know” under his project Soul Providers; Chicco Secci opens.
Details: 10 p.m. at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Click here to RSVP.
DRUMMING IT UP
Twenty of Florida's best male and female Japanese drummers keep a mesmerizing beat along with koto harps and flutes.
Details: 2 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.; 954-747-4646 or www.sunrisefl.gov; $18, $15 students, $13 kids.
Latin Grammy Award-winner performs a mix of Bahia and tropical Brazilian music, plus new songs and her biggest hits.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $48-$73.
THE ENGLISH BEAT
British ska-revival band in the '80s gave us lively hits including "Mirror in the Bathroom," "I Confess," "Save It For Later," plus a silky cover of "Can't Get Used to Losing You"; Chris Murray and The Resolvers open.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $18.
SUNDAY, AUG. 29
BREAK OUT THE TIE-DYE
Feel the flower power and groove to the sounds of the '60s with Jack Bruce of Cream ("Sunshine of Your Love," "I Feel Free"), WAR ("Low Rider," "Why Can't We Be Friends") and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland ("Come and Get It," "Day After Day"), among others.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45-$75.
COMING NEXT WEEK
MONDAY, AUG. 30
Longtime Florida satirical novelist and columnist discusses and signs his latest book "Star Island," about the misadventures of a young pop starlet in Miami Beach.
Details: 7-8 p.m., wine and cheese reception, followed by talk by Hiaasen and book signing, at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; free ticket with purchase of book ($26.95 at any Books & Books location).
DON'T FIGHT THE BEAT
THE GLITCH MOB
Eclectic band that recalls sounds as diverse as Massive Attack, Sigur Ros and Nine Inch Nails performs in support of its debut album "Drink the Sea." Haven't heard of The Glitch Mob? They provide the music for "America's Got Talent" spacey black-light act Fighting Gravity.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, LiveNation.com or www.jointherevolution.net; $29.
TUESDAY, AUG. 31
THEY'LL TAKE YOU HIGHER
Tallahassee post-grunge band led by singer Scott Stapp is back with new songs from "Full Circle," its first album in eight years, as well as hits such as "Higher," "My Sacrifice," "With Arms Wide Open," "My Own Prison," "One"and "What’s This Life For."
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $10-$20.
TEARS FOR FEARS
English pop-rock band went from '80s new wave to solid, melodic pop bordering on Beatle-esque psychedelia; you'll hear hits including "Mad World," "Shout," "Head Over Heels," "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Sowing the Seeds of Love."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$75.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1
STILL A BAT OUT OF HELL
Plus-sized pop prince returns to belt out (and I do mean belt out) classic-rock anthems including "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Bat out of Hell," "I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)" and, of course, "Paradise By the Dashboard Light." His soulful stepdaughter Pearl opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $42.50-$65.