Heartthrob singer best known for the hit “Wicked Game” (featured in David Lynch’s film “Wild at Heart”) takes the stage in support of his new pet project, “Beyond the Sun,” which pays tribute to great artists who got their starts at Memphis’ Sun Studio, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $39.50-$69.50.
The artist formerly known as Clarence Greenwood (good call on the name change) will break your heart and make you think with his smart compositions that tap blues, rock, soul and folk, and conjure up both the big Southern sky and concrete jungle.
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $35.
Comedian who charmed America on “Last Comic Standing” by making fun of his morbid obesity has gone on to star in “All Star Comedy Jam: Live From South Beach” and appear on “Chelsea Lately” and in the super-hot AMC series “Breaking Bad.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $25.
ALL THAT JAZZ
Amazing alto saxophonist who has shared the stage with Branford Marsalis among others, performs along with vocalist Stevy Mahy and guitarist Dener Ceide.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Riviera Theater, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables; 305-666-2078; $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
“QUEEN OF COMEDY”
Combining class and sass, this half-sister of actress Nia Long dishes out a raw, cutting look at today’s issues from a woman’s perspective. Tonight’s show is a live TV taping of “Chandelier Status.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park, 2400 Civic Center Pl.; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $30-$55.
UM GRAD MAKES GOOD
Miami homeboy and Cuban-American singer-songwriter – who is equally at home on the tres (the six-string Cuban guitar) and the Venezuelan cuatro – performs original songs inspired by guajiro and son, plus classic acts such as Pink Floyd and Stevie Wonder.
Details: 10 p.m. at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10.
STILL SHOCK’N Y’ALL
Country superstar and Ford truck spokesman performs big hits including “Beer For My Horses,” “As Good As I Once Was” and “Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue” as part of his “Live In Overdrive Tour” with Brantley Gilbert.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $24.25-$68.75.
IN THE HOUSE
Grammy-winning New York house music god famous for his Release Yourself parties lights up the Space Terrace with a banging set of tribal anthems.
Details: 10 p.m. at Space, 34 NE 11th ST., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $25-$35.
”THICK AS A BRICK”
Two chances to see the wild-eyed flutist, storyteller and frontman for Jethro Tull performing the classic-rock group’s iconic album in its entirety, plus his sequel, “Thick As a Brick 2,” written 40 years later.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; Ticketmaster or LiveNation; $30-$120.
FIREPOWER RECORDS TOUR
The dirty, bass-heavy underground sound known as “dubstep” has officially cracked the mainstream, having been featured in several current TV ads. But you can hear how it’s supposed to sound as Canadian dubstep pioneer Datsik steps behind the decks, along with Terravita.
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.
A VOICE OF OUR TIMES
Silver-haired CNN anchor has covered it all, from Princess Diana’s funeral to the BP oil spill to the tsunami in Sri Lanka to Hurricane Katrina, as well as moderating several presidential debates. Hear him speak in support of his new memoir, “Dispatches From the Edge,” followed by a Q&A session.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $44-$89.
FREE FOR ALL
“Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh discusses and reads from its scabrously funny prequel, “Skagboys,” full of raw Scottish vernacular and colorful miscreants.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; www.booksandbooks.com.
HEY MR. DJ
British superstar progressive house DJ who gained fame through his collaborations with fellow DJ Sasha has been at the forefront of the electronic music scene for the better part of two decades.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $15.
FEEL THE BEAT
SANDER VAN DOORN
Dutch DJ who perennially makes Top 20 lists in electronic-music polls mixes trance, progressive house, techno and electro.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$40.