FRIDAY, SEPT. 17
GET READY TO ROCK
KINGS OF LEON
Rowdy Nashville band performs hits including "Use Somebody" and "Sex On Fire."
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$49.50.
FIGHT THE POWER
Groundbreaking rap group featuring Chuck D and Flavor Flav performs in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its landmark album "Fear of a Black Planet." Mayday, Blowfly and Garcia open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $33.25.
Two chances to check out the romantic Latin balladeer and salsa master who won Jennifer Lopez's heart (and as one of the minority owners of the Miami Dolphins, Anthony should be in a fine mood after the Fins' win in Buffalo). Will J-Lo be in the house?
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster.com; $72.45-$199.
IN THE HOUSE
If you crave big beats, wobbly basslines and underground dubs, Bassnectar - aka San Francisco DJ/producer Lorin Ashton - will get your electronic blood flowing.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $25.50.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
After the Fish beat down the Chicago Cubs yet again, stick around to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night with a performance by Puerto Rican superstar Gilberto Santa Rosa, "El Caballero de la Salsa."
Details: Game time is 7:10 p.m.; Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com; tickets start at $14.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 19
FREE FOR ALL
MIAMI GUITAR & ROCK FEST
Groove to the sounds of Lazy Bones, Subprime, Spectrum of Silence, Alin Mane and Badge.
Details: 5 p.m. at the Fish House, 10000 SW 56th St., Kendall; 305-595-8453 or www.thefishhouse.com.
STILL OUR "IDOL"
He might have lost out to Kris Allen on "American Idol" two seasons ago, but charismatic, elastic-voiced singer Adam Lambert will go far on the strength of hits like "Whataya Want From Me."
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster.com; $52-$72.50.
String orchestra conducted by Scott Yoo performs Mozart’s "Night Serenade," Schoenberg’s "Transfigured Night" and Bartók's "Divertimento."
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, 541 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-673-3331 or www.nws.edu; free, but tickets required.
COMING NEXT WEEK
MONDAY, SEPT. 20
Manchester, U.K., band best known in the States for its Brian Eno-produced hits "Laid" and "Say Something" performs in support of its new two-disc set "The Morning After the Night Before." Folk-rock fave Ed Harcourt opens.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $24.99.
MONDAY, SEPT. 20 and TUESDAY, SEPT. 21
"LIGHT DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES" TOUR
Toronto rapper/actor known for playing Jimmy Brooks on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" performs two shows in support of his latest album "Thank Me Later," featuring collaborations with Kings of Leon, The-Dream, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.
Details: 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; LiveNation.com; $51.75-$94.75.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 21
The vampire craze started by Anne Rice then amped-up by Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series gets another jolt with Heather Brewer's "The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Twelfth Grade Kills" (Dutton, $16.99). Oh, and it's her birthday, so celebrate with live music from Courtesy of the local band Paco, plus free cake and prizes.
Details: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22
"PAINTING IN CUBA DURING THE COLONIAL PERIOD"
Art historian and FIU professor Juan A. Martinez kicks off his six-lecture series on Cuban painting.
Details: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, running through Oct. 27, at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com; $100 (six lectures), $50 (three lectures).
THURSDAY, SEPT. 23
LOOK AT HIS LIFE
Canadian folk-rock treasure performs solo, with hits including "Sugar Mountain," "Old Man," "Heart of Gold" and "Harvest Moon."
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster.com; $55-$185.
Adam Lambert Tour