DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
Haiti’s premier dance ensemble presents the world premiere of an exhilarating new piece commissioned by the Arsht Center.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $35.
HE EATS BEATS
Electro-house and breaks DJ Jon Gooch’s alter ego is the first external artist to be featured on Deadmau5’s label, Mau5trap.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20-$30.
Miami’s own eight-piece Latin jam band blends funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and jazz; opening act is Araka, which fuses Latin beats, reggae, rock and ska.
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $5.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ROCK
PUNK R US
What better title for a show at Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest bar, in the wake of the announcement that the beloved dive has been sold and has only three more years guaranteed? Thrash and rebel to live sets by Don Motta, Kill the Rooster, the Nude Caps, Mind You and the Riot Agents.
Details: 9 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $5.
IN THE HOUSE
Miami’s own tribal-house superstar DJ throws a CD-release party for his latest disc, “Beats.”
Details: 11 p.m. at Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; www.wantickets.com; $20.
BEST OF THE BEST 2012
Close out your Memorial Day Weekend in style with this massive concert starring Shaggy (“It Wasn’t Me,” “Angel”), Fabolous, Fat Joe, Frankie Paul, DJ Khaled and dozens more.
Details: 3 p.m. at Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami; www.bestofthebestconcert.com; $34.95.
THIS IS IT
One of the most underrated singer/songwriters of the past 40 years performs hits including “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Whenever I Call You Friend,” “Footloose,” “I’m Alright” (from the “Caddyshack” soundtrack), “Danger Zone” (from the “Top Gun” soundtrack), “Heart to Heart” and “This Is It.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $55-$80.
BUST A GUT
MEMORIAL WEEKEND COMEDY FESTIVAL
Fifth-annual laff-fest features John Witherspoon (from the “Friday” film series), Tommy Davidson (of “In Living Color”) and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $40.50-$100.
HANDCLAPS AND TOE-TAPS
THE SOUL SEEKERS
Modern gospel quartet carries on the uplifting tradition set by the original group in New Orleans from the ‘40s through the ‘60s.
Details: 8 p.m.at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com; $48.50-$61.50.
THE YANNIS PAPPAS SHOW
One of the hottest comedians working today takes the stage along with Internet sensation Maurica. Presented by Ditch Films.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $32.
BANG YOUR HEAD
Danish heavy-metal band inspired by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash as well as AC/DC and Metallica takes the stage with Kyng and Eye Empire opening.
Details: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $23.
FREE FOR ALL
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES
Experience Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi saga “E.T.,” starring a very young and innocent Drew Barrymore, projected onto a 7,000-square-foot wall built to broadcast New World Symphony performances.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at SoundScape Park, 400 17th St., Miami Beach; www.mbculture.com.
BOWZER’S ROCK & ROLL PARTY
Jon Bauman, aka Bowzer from Sha Na Na, presents old-school melodic rock by Lou Christie, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Freddy Cannon, Joey Dee and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $30-$60.
Comedian and actor who starred opposite Will Ferrell in “Semi-Pro” and Tina Fey in “Baby Mama” takes the stage.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30-10:45 p.m. June 1-2, and 8:30 p.m. June 3, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $15.
Brazilian chanteuse who honed her craft in the rich nightclub scene of Rio moved to Miami in 1993, where she has been performing regularly.
Details: 9 p.m.Thursday at PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; www.paxmiami.com; $5.
DJ & dance motivator Bigg Rodd-(R) eggs and two dancing friends at the Clevelender Bar & Hotel at the annual Memorial Day hip hop weekend on South Beach. Photo: C.M.Guerrero.