FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Guitarist Dirk Quinn, whose solo acoustic sound has been called "guitar pyrotechnics," performs funk and experimental rock with his band.
Details: 8 p.m.; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-693-8211 or www.mocanomi.org.
"OBSCENE: A PORTRAIT OF BARNEY ROSSET AND GROVE PRESS"
Celebrate Banned Book Week with this biography of influential publisher Barney Rosset, the first American publisher of acclaimed authors Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara and Malcolm X. Oh, and he also battled the government to overrule the obscenity ban on groundbreaking works including "Lady Chatterley's Lover," "Tropic of Cancer" and "Naked Lunch." Featuring music by Bob Dylan, The Doors, Warren Zevon and Patti Smith.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-2680; free.
"THE ROAD TO EVERYWHERE"
Season launch party and fundraiser for the coolest concert promoters in town brings an open bar, gourmet dinner, sexy sounds by DJ Pauer and live music from Grammy-nominated Cuban son group Conjunto Progreso.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $75 (two tickets $125).
"NOTHING LIKE THIS TOUR"
Superstar country trio performs hits including "Bless the Broken Road" and "What Hurts the Most," with "American Idol" sweetheart Kellie Pickler opening.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $43-$105.
French sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady mix blues, opera, hip-hop and electronic music into their eclectic sound.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.25
SATURDAY, SEPT. 25
DENIM & DIAMONDS
Udonis Haslem and other star players of the Miami Heat, including Dwyane Wade, will be betting on raising money for the Udonis Haslem Children’s Foundation; music by DJ Irie.
Details: 7-11 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at Fairmont Turnberry Isle resort, 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 305-932-6200; $125 in advance, $150 at the door; VIP $500 includes an opportunity to play poker alongside Miami Heat players.
HER HIPS DON'T LIE
Two chances to catch the hip-swiveling Colombian pop superstar, performing in support of her upcoming album, the bilingual "Sale el Sol/The Sun Comes Out." You'll also hear hits including "Whenever, Wherever"; "Hips Don't Lie" and "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)," which was the official anthem of the 2010 World Cup.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 8 p.m. Monday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $9.50-$149.50.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 26
TRADITIONAL JEWISH SOUNDS
Clarinetist Paul Green and keyboardist Bob Weiner lead this energetic group through classic European and more contemporary Jewish works.
Details: 4 p.m. at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave., Miami; 305 661-0023; $15, $10 kids.
COMING NEXT WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPT. 28
Creed frontman performs acoustic versions of hard-rock smashes "With Arms Wide Open," "Higher," "My Sacrifice" and "My Own Prison," plus solo material from his album "The Great Divide."
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; check website for ticket price.
"STRAIGHT OUT OF LINE" TOUR
Grammy-nominated hard-rock band from Massachusetts tours in support of its latest album, "The Oracle," featuring the single "Love-Hate-Sex-Pain."
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $44.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29
HITTING THE ROAD
"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE"
Dance fans who follow the reality TV show will be thrilled to see Season 7 contestants Adéchiké, Ashley, Billy, Jose, Kent, Lauren and Robert, plus Season 6 winner Russell.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster.com; $49.20-$68.25.
THAT SWEET MOTOWN SOUND
Groove to timeless hits including "My Girl," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" and "I Can't Get Next to You." The Spinners ("Games People Play," "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love," "The Rubberband Man") open.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $52-$72.50.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30
JAM ON IT
Love the improvisational sound of the Grateful Dead? This show's for you, as it keeps the meandering-rock spirit of the Dead alive.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $37.50-$46.50.
Shakira will bring her tour to South Florida for two shows (Getty Images)