FRIDAY, DEC. 3
ART BASEL GOES GRAFFITI
All day Friday and Saturday, check out works of art by graffiti masters from New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Miami, including ABSTRK, EWOK, SCRIBE, VYAL, JICK and more, then stick around for a concert Saturday night at the After Basel Party by Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc, who will spin from midnight - 4 a.m. and who is widely credited with originating hip-hop in the Bronx in the '70s.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at So Cool e-Venue, 2585 NW 21st Terr., Miami; 305-635-8088 or www.socoolevents.com; free on Friday; $10 Saturday (free for Basel attendees); After Basel Party (opens at 9 p.m.) is $20.
Get ready to crack up as the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist, novelist and Miami Herald columnist reads from and signs his book "I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood" (Putnam, $24.95).
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-864-4241; free, but you must purchase a copy of the book to enter the signing line.
Seminal horror-punk band from New Jersey performs along with Juicehead, Heavy Bastard and To Be Hated. Can't you just feel the love?
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $19.99.
THEY CALL HIM BABA BOOEY
The long-suffering but beloved producer of "The Howard Stern Show" reads from and signs his book "They Call Me Baba Booey (Spiegel & Grau, $25).
Details: 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free, but tickets are required (you will receive one ticket per purchase of Dell'Abate's book at any Books & Books location).
NOT THE BEER
Hip-hop and electro rapper performs in support of his single, "Still I Rise"; G. Curtis opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.25.
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
GET YOUR BUZZ ON
BUZZ BAKE SALE
All-day modern-rock festival hosted by 103.1 The Buzz FM features bands including the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, A Day to Remember, Flyleaf, Against Me, Chevelle, Anberlin, Pepper, Switchfoot and many more.
Details: 9:30 a.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $30.
Cuban salsa/merengue king performs all his hits, plus tracks from his latest album, "Pa'lante."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; Ticketmaster; $69.50-$121.50.
JAM ON IT
Imagine a jam band that incorporates the sonic and visual excitement of electronic music; Aquaphonics opens.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $18.
TONIGHT'S GONNA BE A GOOD NIGHT
Grammy-winning French DJ is best-known for producing the Black Eyed Peas' monster smash "I Gotta Feeling," plus Kelly Rowland's hit "When Love Takes Over."
Details: 10 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $100.
SUNDAY, DEC. 5
FREE FOR ALL
Grammy-nominated singer Vickie Winans performs songs from her latest CD, "How I Got Over," with the Miami Mass Choir and Bethel Apostolic Temple Choir.
Details: 4 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
A NIGHT OF SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Drummer for the Philly hip-hop band The Roots performs, along with M1 of the activist duo Dead Prez.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; call 305-588-8981 for reservations, or www.bardotmiami.com.
DJ Kool Herc