FRIDAY, DEC. 10
Boston comedian who has written two screenplays with Chris Rock, plus the cult-fave feature film “Pootie Tang,” tells it like it is.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; Ticketmaster; $33.
HE’S GOT THE BLUES
Young guitarist from upstate New York clearly has an old soul, and has performed with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and many more superstars. Bonamassa is touring in support of his latest album “Black Rock.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$70.
Local star churns out an appealing mix of Cuban traditional sounds, country, blues and rock, with DJ Oski spinning live on the patio from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $10, free before 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 11
ROCK THE NIGHT AWAY
Y100 JINGLE BALL
America’s hottest pop-rock and hip-hop acts – Adam Lambert, Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Sean Kingston, Paramore, Pitbull, Train and more – gather for the Top 40 radio station’s annual blowout concert.
Details: 7 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $54.25 - $157.50.
A SEASONAL TRADITION
THE CLASSIC RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The St. Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre of Marina Medvetskaya presents a holiday favorite like no one else can.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $17-$70.
YOU DON’T KNOW CHO
Raunchy stand-up star ventures into the world of comedy music. Yes, her show “Cho Dependent” will showcase songs from her recent album, featuring collaborations with Tegan & Sara, Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Jon Brion and Grant Lee Phillips.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; Ticketmaster; $33.50-$43.50.
Drum-‘n’-bass pioneer and Planet of the Drums founder teams up with dubstep and electro-house producer Skrillex, former frontman of the post-hardcore band From First to Last, who has toured with techno superstar Deadmau5.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $10; 18 and over.
SUNDAY, DEC. 12
“ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”
The top-selling female recording artist of the 1950s and '60s, is honored with a lifetime achievement award by Neil Sedaka, Dion, Pat Cooper and other stars of the era at a Footlighters Club fundraising luncheon.
Details: Noon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 305-651-3823; $75 and $125.
BANG YOUR HEAD
Metal band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera blends positive and negative religious themes with Brazilian tribal and world music, and against all odds, it works.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950, Ticketmaster or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.99.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15
HURTS SO GOOD
Dutch symphonic metal band featuring mesmerizing vocals from mezzo-soprano frontwoman Simone Simons performs songs from its latest album, “Design Your Universe.” Scar Symmetry, Blackguard and The Agonist open.
Details: 7:30 p.m., Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $19.99.
STILL WORKIN’ FOR A LIVIN’
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
One of the biggest pop acts of the ‘80s performs huge hits including “Do You Believe In Love,” “I Want a New Drug,” “Hip to Be Square,” “The Power of Love,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “If This Is It.”
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $63.50 - $93.50.
THUSRDAY, DEC. 16
STILL GOING STRONG
Folk icon from the ‘60s who was the inspiration for CSNY’s epic song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” gave us enduring hits such as “Both Sides Now,” “Send In the Clowns” and her version of her friend Leonard Cohen’s “Bird on the Wire.”
Details: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 1-800-572-8471 or www.kravis.org; $25.