FREE FOR ALL
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
The Rhythm Foundation presents the reigning Queen of Haitian song, Emeline Michel, plus MacArthur Genius Award recipient, author and poet Edwidge Danticat.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami; www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.
THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY
Old-school country crooner has channeled her idols Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline to become one of the best-selling artists of all-time, having sold more than 80 million records worldwide.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $75-$150.
JAZZ IT UP
Effervescent and infectious bassist, singer and bandleader takes the stage in support of her Grammy-winning album “Radio Music Society.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $35-$95.
IN THE HOUSE
The party just never ends in Miami Beach: Mere weeks after the Winter Music Conference swept through town, superstar DJs keep flocking here to pump up the volume at our world-class nightclubs, with the latest being Aussie epic house DJ Dirty South, aka Dragan Roganovic, who’s actually won a Grammy in 2010 alongside Axwell for Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical).
Details: 11 p.m. at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $30-$60.
SUDS & BUDS
BLUES, BREWS & BBQ
Stuff your face with succulent BBQ and wash it down with your choice of more than 100 craft beers while grooving to the bluesy sounds of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Albert Cummings, Bonerama, Tab Benoit and the North Mississippi All Stars – how could a Saturday be any better?
Details: 2-11 p.m. at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; Ticketmaster; $25.
DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR
One of the hottest pop-R&B singers in the world rules the stage in support of her seventh studio album, “Unapologetic,” including the megahit “Diamonds.” You’re also sure to hear her smash singles “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” “Take a Bow,” “Rude Boy,” “SOS,” “Only Girl (In the World),” “What’s My Name,” “S&M” and “We Found Love.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $35.75-$91.25.
KING OF THE SURF GUITAR
Two chances to see the quintessential surf guitarist whose staccato picking style is seen as a precursor to heavy metal, and influenced both Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $20; also 8 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $20 advance, $25 at the door.
Grammy-winning Puerto Rican merengue singer best known for his hit “Suavemente” performs in support of his latest album “Los Monsters.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Congas Nightclub, 2079 N. University Dr., Sunrise; www.wantickets.com; $35-$50.
Philly electronic soul DJ teams up with vocalist Natasha Kmeto for an extended set and live improv.
Details: 10 p.m. at Bardot Miami, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com; $15.
One of the greatest female rock singers belts out classic hits including “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “We Belong” and “Love Is a Battlefield.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$55.
Chart-topping jazz-pop trumpeter takes the stage in support of his latest release, “Impressions,” featuring the diverse talents of Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock and Andrea Bocelli.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $25-$105.
Frontman Fred Durst and his energetic rap-metal band kick off their tour in support of their seventh studio album, “Stampede of the Disco Elephants.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $31.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
“The Godfather.” “Dog Day Afternoon.” “Scarface.” “Glengarry Glen Ross.” “Serpico.” One of the world’s most iconic actors takes the stage to discuss his storied career and host a Q&A with the audience.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $100-$150.
ALICE IN CHAINS
Seattle pioneering band of the ‘90s returns with its fifth studio album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,” headed by singer Jerry Cantrell.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $39.50-$65.