Here are some ideas for what you could be doing this weekend.
Jazz guitar wizard – who has won 20 Grammy Awards and performed with legends as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman and David Bowie over his 40-year career – takes the stage with his Unity Group.
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; $55-$120.
GLOBAL CUBA FEST
Celebrate the roots of Cuban music with jazz singer and rapper Danay Suarez (Friday) and virtuoso jazz percussionist Dafnis Prieto (Saturday).
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami; miamilightproject.com; $30, $50 VIP.
NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH
For those who prefer their electro-industrial beats on the more sinister side, this pioneering Canadian band is the real deal, and is known for its disturbing, theatrical stage shows. Skinny Puppy is touring in support of its 12th studio album, “Weapon,” with Italian industrial dance band Army of the Universe opening.
Details: 8 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or grandcentralmiami.com; $26.50.
A MAGICAL TIME
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Gentlemen and wenches, enter the world of medieval wonders, with kings and queens preening, knights jousting and minstrels wandering, plus hearty food and drink.
Details: 10 a.m.-sunset on Saturdays and Sundays, running through March 16, at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.ren-fest.com; $20 adults ($65 season pass), $9 kids ($30 season pass).
BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS
Veteran rock band from Boulder, Colo., known for its soulful and intense live shows performs in support of its bluesy new album, “Black Beehive,” which dropped Tuesday and is partially inspired by the late Amy Winehouse.
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or jointherevolution.net; $25 advance, $27 day of show.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO
Theatrical Las Vegas pop-punk band who hit it big in 2005 with the hit “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” takes the stage after numerous lineup changes in support of its fourth studio album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.75-$45.
THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
South Carolina band that helped create the Southern rock genre in the early ‘70s performs hits including “Fire On the Mountain,” “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Can’t You See.”
Details: 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400 or casinomiamijaialai.com; free general admission, $30 front and center rows (5-14), $75 VIP (rows 1-3, free drink and meet & greet with the band).
GODFATHER OF HOUSE
Electronic dance-music legend known for his 16-hour marathon sets steps behind the decks to spin the latest progressive beats.
Details: 11 p.m. at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; wantickets.com; $30-$40.
10 A.M.-5 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s annual Juried Outdoor Art Festival celebrates its 28th year with works from more than 200 artists from across the United States; Mizner Park, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton;bocamuseum.org.
Ten-time Grammy-winning a Capella group celebrates its 25th anniversary with soulful vocal blends and sweet gospel harmonies.
Details: 7 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org; $29-$75.
ROCKING THE FAITH
JARS OF CLAY
Christian rock band from Nashville that mixes pop, folk and alt-rock had a mainstream hit with the song “Flood,” and is touring in support of its 12th album, “Inland.” Fun fact: That’s lead singer Dan Haseltine’s voice on the Barbasol commercial jingle, “Close Shave America.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $20.
GOLD COAST JAZZ SOCIETY
FREDDY COLE QUARTET
Brother of Nat King Cole leads his band through “Love Songs from the Great American Songbook.”
Details: 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or browardcenter.org; $45.
Singer-songwriter aka Chan Marshall known for her eclectic style has overcome stage fright and other problems to become a dynamic live performer.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net; $28.50.
Comedy Central’s Roastmaster General and author of “I Only Roast the Ones I Love” does stand-up – and don’t be too surprised if he picks you out of the crowd and roasts you.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com; $22.
ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT
British art-rock band that mixed pop with progressive on hits including “I Robot,” “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You,” “Time,” “Games People Play” and “Eye in the Sky” performs with an orchestra, plus former members of ELO.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$55.