BRING THE KIDS
THE FRESH BEAT BAND
Children’s TV show on Nick Jr. hits the stage, with Shout, Twist, Marina, and Kiki bouncing around to upbeat and educational songs.
Details: 6:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $39.50.
BIG TIME SUMMER TOUR
BIG TIME RUSH
Move over, Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync - the new boy band on the block is here, touring in support of its second studio album, “Elevate.” Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow open.
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $15-$80.
OH, THE HORROR
New Jersey horror-punk pioneers founded in 1977 by Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only perform their blend of blistering yet melodic metal and punk. Opening acts are The Attack, Heart of the Matter and Blood on the Bathroom.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $20.
‘THE PITBULL OF COMEDY’
A true comic’s comic, Slayton has been slaying audiences for the past 20 years with his gravelly voice and intense style. In addition to his many stand-up shows, you’ve seen him as Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the film “The Rat Pack,” plus in the HBO comedy series “The Mind of a Married Man.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $17.
THE BIG BOSS
Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar performs his massive hit “Gasolina,” plus tracks from his upcoming album “Prestige.”
Details: 8 p.m. at La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $35.
The Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet presents their comedic push for the presidency, featuring their views on education, immigration, unemployment, airport security and more, plus original songs such as “Sell the Poor,” “Eliminate the Schools” and their campaign anthem, “Vote for Me (I’m Not From Kenya).”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35.
Atlanta band named after the U.K. town that spawned groups including The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis and HappyMondays performs in support of its third studio album, “Simple Math.” River City Extension and Chris Staples open.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $16.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Dust off your tie-dye T-shirts and rock out to great groups from the late ’60s and ’70s, including Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Mountain’s Leslie West and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $60-$85.
FREE FOR ALL
IRESOUNDS FEATURING FELIPE LAMOGLIA
Tenor sax man performs a blend of Afro-Cuban jazz, rumba and guaganco.
Details: 9 p.m. at Van Dyke Cafe, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-3600 or www.thevandykecafe.com.
IN THE HOUSE
Get an early start on your Labor Day Weekend festivities with the sick electro-house beats of Steve Aoki.
Details: 11 p.m. Wednesday at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30.
THE LIBERATION TOUR
MARY J. BLIGE
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is the only artist to win Grammys in the four categories of pop, rap, gospel and R&B, and will perform hits including “No More Drama,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” “Family Affair,” “Be Without You” and “Real Love.” Neo-soul singer D’Angelo opens.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $49.75-$125.75.
A STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR
PREMIOS TU MUNDO
Cheer on your favorite Latin stars as Telemundo presents its annual awards ceremony honoring novelas, actors and actresses, sex symbols, supermodels, films and athletes. Who knows which big names might show up?
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $48.50.
“SULLIVAN & SON” CAST
Four of the hottest comedians working today (and stars of the TBS show executive-produced by Vince Vaughn) – Steve Byrne, Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr. – share the stage.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Aug.31 and Sept.1, and 8:30 p.m. Sept.2, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $22-$25.