BOXING AND BEATS
Get your testosterone boiling with championship boxing (featuring the WBA Light-Welterweight championship bout between Joan Guzman and Khabib Alakhverdiev), then let loose with hip-hop performances by Flo Rida, Fat Joe, Fabolous, DMX and Waka Flocka.
Details: 4 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $21.25-$180.75.
Pearl Jam frontman lowers the volume a bit for his solo tour with special guest Glen Hansard of The Swell Season and The Frames. Vedder is touring in support of his Grammy-nominated album “Ukulele Songs,” featuring originals and inspired covers.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $79.50.
Whether you know her from the Broadway smashes “Rent” and ”Wicked” or her show-stealing turns on the TV hit “Glee,” you know Idina Menzel is an amazing singer – as well as heartthrob actor Taye Diggs’ wife. Now catch her live with an 80-piece orchestra, performing diverse tunes ranging from The Police’s “Roxanne” to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” to American classics.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $39-$125.
The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China performs amazing feats such as balancing on a teeterboard, flying on a trapeze, group contortionism, juggling and crazy plate-spinning.
Details: 8 p.m. at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500 or www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $35-$45.
FREE FOR ALL
CHOPIN FOR ALL
Enjoy cellist Jonah Kim and pianist Andrew Tyson performing the music of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla.
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables; www.chopin.org.
WIRK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Make it a honky-tonk holiday as this Grammy-winning country legend who gave us the hits “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” headlines a hoedown also featuring David Nail, Jana Kramer and The Lost Trailers.
Details: 4 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-793-0445 or LiveNation.com; $13.50-$59.50.
ONE HOT SHOW
WRMF NO SNOW BALL
97.9 FM brings you a smoking pop-rock show featuring Gavin DeGraw, Tristan Prettyman, Hedley and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, who takes the stage in support of his ubiquitous hit “Home.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.tickets.frontgatetickets.com; $10 advance, $20 at the door.
RAP IT UP
Pittsburgh rapper and cannabis champion takes the stage in support of his No. 1 hit “Black and Yellow,” plus tracks from his albums “Rolling Papers” and “O.N.I.F.C.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster; $30.50-$43.
LOL FOR A CAUSE
One of the funniest ladies in the world does stand-up as part of World AIDS Day to benefit the Broward House, Broward County’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization.
Details: 8 p.m. at the at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $45-$75, $100 VIP meet-and-greet.
One of the best voices in rock takes the stage to belt out classics from his days with Stone Temple Pilots (hope for “Plush,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Lady Picture Show”) and Velvet Revolver, plus many of his solo tunes.
Details: 9 p.m. at Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami; www.ricochetlounge.com; $45.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter best-known for his hit “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” has written with such diverse artists as Lady Gaga, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Bob Dylan.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $39-$69.
FEEL THE BEAT
Broadway hit finds beautiful, rhythmic noises in the most unlikely places, from garbage cans, wooden poles, Zippo lighters, matchboxes – basically everything but a standard drum.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, running through Dec. 9, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House,1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $26-$56.
THE MMG TOUR
Miami’s own rap royalty busts out hardcore hits such as “Self Made,” “9 Piece” and “Hustlin’” as part of his Maybach Music Group Tour, with help from Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $82.50-$115.