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Check out Gainesville alt-Southern rockers Sister Hazel, which scored the hit “All For You” in 1997.
Details: 5-9 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre’s Tina Hills Pavilion, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; www.dwntwnconcerts.com.
SESAME STREET LIVE
”ELMO MAKES MUSIC”
Elmo and his Muppet friends discover that they can make music with all different kinds of things, from rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars (think Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster might also be involved?).
Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $12-$55.
WOMAN OF FIRE
Grammy-winning Puerto Rican merengue and Latin pop singer performs hits including “Basta Ya,” “Como Olvidar” and “Asi Es La Vida.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $68.50-$118.50.
Aggressively sexual, in-your-face electro rocker, aka Merrill Beth Nisker, steps behind the decks to dish out her uniquely exquisite sonic pain.
Details: 11 p.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $25.
Some of Italy’s biggest bands – including Subsonica, Negrita and Mannarino – perform styles including dubbed-out reggae, electronica, jazz and rock as part of Italian HIT Week.
Details: 6-11 p.m. at Hollywood Arts Park, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood; 305-672-5202 or www.HITweek.it/miami; free.
JOURNEY, PAT BENATAR, LOVERBOY
It’s a classic-rock fan’s dream, as Journey (with new singer Arnel Pineda) performs timeless hits including “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel in the Sky” and, of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’”; Pat Benatar belts out “Heartbreaker,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love Is a Battlefield”; and Loverboy rocks “Turn Me Loose,” “Hot Girls in Love” and “Working For the Weekend.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$105, festival lawn four-pack $75.
Veteran Finnish goth-metal band combines heavy beats with symphonic orchestration and operatic vocals.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $36.50.
EL CABALLERO DE LA SALSA
GILBERTO SANTA ROSA
Puerto Rican salsa king who has scored the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart performs in support of his new, self-titled album.
Details: 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $50-$148.
Fresh from his starring role in the hilarious flick “Think Like a Man,” Hart does stand-up as part of his “Let Me Explain” tour.
Details: 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $42.50-$122.
THE BIG BOSS
Puerto Rican reggaeton star who gave us the infectious hit “Gasolina” performs in support of his sixth studio album, “Prestige.”
Details: 9 p.m. at La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $40.
MODERN ROCK SHOWCASE
Tennessee alt-metal band performs in support of its sixth studio album, “Minus the Machine,” along with Northern Florida emo-punk band the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $15.50.
BAND OF HORSES
Grammy-nominated, indie-rock alt-country band from the musical hotbed of Seattle takes the stage in support of its fourth studio album, “Mirage Rock,” which hit the streets Sept. 18.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $28.
Half of the Grateful Dead’s drumming tandem explores spirituality and exotic percussion, and teamed up with longtime Dead lyricist Robert Hunter for his latest album, “Mysterium Tremendum.”
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $25.
THAT’S A RAP
Canadian R&B star whose mama named him Abel Tesfaye, takes the stage in support of “Trilogy,” a compilation of his three critically acclaimed mixtapes, “House of Balloons,” “Thursday” and “Echoes of Silence.”
Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $39-$65.
TAKE A BITE
Just in time for Halloween comes an electrifying, blood-curdling show that combines world-class acrobatics with magic, dance and comedy.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, running through Oct. 31, at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami; www.thevampirecircus.us; $20-$100.