FREE FOR ALL
DISCO DANCE PARTY
7:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Miami band Mantrap – formed in the early ‘70s by Miami Senior High School students – performs hits by KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor and more as part of the Noches Tropicales series; Country Village Park, 6550 NW 188th Terr., Miami; miamidade.gov.
STEP IT UP
Celebrating “stepping,” the art form that was born in African-American fraternities, this troupe mixes intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms with spoken word.
Details: 10:30 a.m. Friday ($7) and 8 p.m. Saturday ($16.50-$36.50, $15-$20 students) at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; parkerplayhouse.com; special stepping workshop at 11:30 a.m. Saturday ($15).
JEFFERSON STARSHIP AND LITTLE RIVER BAND
Longtime rock vets Jefferson Starship (“Miracles,” “Jane,” “Count On Me,” “Find Your Way Back”) and Little River Band (“Cool Change,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Reminiscing”) team up.
Details: 8 p.m. at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or magiccitycasino.com; $20-$125.
THE DICEMAN COMETH
ANDREW DICE CLAY
Outrageous and controversial comedian is the only performer to be banned for life by MTV.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; improvftl.com; $35.
SPIRIT OF THE ‘60S
SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT
Glen Burtnik of Styx and Beatlemania (he played Paul) leads a band of a dozen top-notch rock musicians in note-for-note performances of classic tunes by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, CCR, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin – well, you get the idea.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $45-$65.
COULD IT BE MAGIC
Legendary singer-songwriter who has amassed an astounding 50 Top 40 hits performs favorites including “I Write the Songs,” “Mandy,” “Even Now,” “Weekend in New England,” “Could It Be Magic” and “Copacabana.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $6.24-$176.24.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18ROCK LOBSTER
FLORIDA KEYS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
It’s well worth the trek to enjoy the fruits of the sea at the 9th annual gorge-fest featuring delicacies such as stone crab claws, grilled spiny lobster, conch ceviche, pick ‘n’ peel shrimp and much more. There’s also live music and plenty of fun for kids.
Details: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Bayview Park (corner of Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive), Key West; fkcfa.org; free, $5 parking.
BLUES FOR SALE
SUNSHINE MUSIC & BLUES FESTIVAL
The Tedeschi Trucks band headlines this all-day blues-rock fest also featuring Galactic, Leon Russell, Acoustic Hot Tuna, Stanley Clarke and many more.
Details: Noon-11 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; LiveNation.com; $39.50-$99.50.
TWO-DAY ROCK FEST
XTREME CHRISTIAN MUSIC CONFERENCE
Saturday’s headliners include Switchfoot (“Dare You to Move,” “Meant to Live”), Michael W. Smith, Israel & New Breed and Mandisa. Sunday: Hillsong United, Kutless, Mikeschair.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $69.75 - $99.75 daily; two-day pass, $63.60-$159.60.
A DAY AT THE BEACH
Grammy-nominated band Locos por Juana celebrates 11 years together, with Miami bands Bachaco and Uma Galera opening and DJ collective Pulso Beat Box spinning “multi-culti” grooves.
Details: 6 p.m. at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave. Miami Beach; brownpapertickets.com; $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
THE KING OF ROMANCE
British singing legend performs classic hits such as “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” plus tracks from his upcoming duets album featuring Elton John, Smokey Robinson and Willie Nelson.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org; $39-$99.
Musical by Stephen Schwartz, Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer of “Wicked,” is one of the most enduring Broadway musicals of all time. See why the Wall Street Journal calls it “a family-friendly show that deserves to run forever.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org; $37.50-$70.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
Oddly named, Grammy-nominated duo of 6’9” guitarist Ezra Idlet and 5’5” bass player Keith Grimwood will perform funny songs that make you think, including “Don’t Touch My Stuff,” “Boo” and “Creepy Dead Bugs.” Come early for the musical instrument petting zoo.
Details: 3 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or sundaymusicals.org; $12, $10 kids 2-12.
DJ nicknamed “The Wild Apache” gained popularity during the dancehall movement of the ‘80s and ‘90s in Kingston. Waggy Tee and Supa Sound open.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $25 in advance, $27 at the door.
NEXT WEEKFORT LAUDERDALE SPEAKER SERIES
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Washington Post helped uncover the Watergate scandal in the ‘70s that took down President Nixon.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; tickets are sold by subscription to the series, which includes Jeannette Wells, Michael Beschloss, Soledad O’Brien and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Three, four and five-show subscriptions start at $165.