FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ LIVE AT MPA
Season series finale brings Miami Beach homegirl and UM grad Nicole Henry, whose silky, soulful voice graces everything from pop standards to original jazz compositions.
Details: 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-544-8600 or www.mizneramphitheater.com.
VIVE LA FRANCE!
Provocative French dance-pop trio performs in support of its second album, “Safari Disco Club.” Fellow French electro-duo Housse de Racket opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $25.
FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS
Check out four fantastic laser shows set to the greatest rock music of all time: At 9 p.m., it’s the best of The Beatles, at 10 it’s Pink Floyd, 11 it’s Led Zeppelin and midnight, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”
Details: 9 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-646-4200 or www.miamisci.org; $8, $4 kids.
GET BUZZED AGAIN
BUZZ BAKE SALE
In its 16th year, this rock festival just gets bigger and better, with headliner Staind plus Seether, Chevelle, Hinder, Everlast, Adelita’s Way, Art of Dying and many more, plus DJs to keep the crowd grooving in between acts.
Details: 12:30 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445or LiveNation.com; $40, $20 festival lawn.
YOU’LL HAVE A WICKED GOOD TIME
You’ve seen this Tony Award-winner on Broadway starring in “Wicked” and on the hit TV show “Glee” – now see why the Denver Post calls her “The Streisand of her generation” as she sings pop classics, hits from “Wicked” and “Rent,” and songs from her album, “I Stand.”
Details: 8 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; $50-$140.
IN THE HOUSE
Musical jack of all trades best known for his 1999 electronic album ”Play,” which sold more than 10 million copies on the strength of the hit “Natural Blues,” steps behind the decks for a DJ set in support of his latest CD “Destroyed.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-5535 or www.wantickets.com; $40.
The “Godfather of House” shows why his trend-setting, marathon sets are legendary, events that even fellow DJs clamor to experience.
Details: 11 p.m. at Wall at the W Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $60.
BANG YOUR HEAD
Longtime L.A.glam-metal band tears up the stage in support of its newly announced record deal with Frontiers Records (expect the group’s 11th studio album to drop in early 2012), with special guest L.A. Guns.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20, $50 meet and greet.
”DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE” TOUR
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
Who’s the most successful pop duo of all time? Go on, take a guess! Hall & Oates takes the stage to sing classics such as “Sara Smile,” “She’s Gone,” “Kiss On My List,” “Rich Girl,” “Maneater,” “One On One,” “Private Eyes” and “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531, Ticketmaster or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $55-$90.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Miss Jackson takes away the nastiness and delivers an intimate, stripped-down show devoid of all her usual trappings, tricks and choreography. You’ll hear all the No. 1 hits, including “What Have You Done For Me Lately” “All For You,” “Control,” “Got Til It’s Gone” and “When I Think Of You.”
Details: 9 p.m. Monday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com or www.fillmoremb.com; $69.50-$225.
MODERN ROCK SHOWCASE
FEARLESS FRIENDS TOUR
Phoenix metalcore band Blessthefall headlines a killer rock lineup in support of its new album, “Awakening.” Opening acts include The Word Alive and Motionless in White.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $15.
”SHREK THE MUSICAL”
See everyone’s favorite ogre come to scintillating life onstage, with 19 new songs and plenty of dancing and laughs. WWOR-TV calls this “Far, far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through Dec. 11, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$77.
”SO BEAUTIFUL OR SO WHAT” TOUR
One of our greatest songwriters is touring in support of his critically acclaimed new album, but for those who want to revel in nostalgia, fear not: Simon plays a wide variety of favorites from his repertoire, both solo and with Art Garfunkel. You’ll hear “Kodachrome,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” Peace Like a River,” “The Only Living Boy in New York,” “The Sounds of Silence” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531, Ticketmaster or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $50-$150.
Nothing is more inspiring than a recovering addict who turns his former pain into a source of laughter and inspiration for others. Especially when said addict was a homeless mental patient – now there’s a situation ripe for comedy!
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $35-$60.
A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Like the music of Enya and Riverdance? Then you’ll love Celtic Woman, described as “Riverdance for the voice.” These five Irish lasses sing Christmas classics like a chorus of angels, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$135.