Art, music, food and fashion converge in this fourth-annual, three-day event that showcases the best that the Design District has to offer, including more than 20 bands and DJs acts on the Live Music Stage (featuring Otto von Schirach, DJ Laz, DJ Craze, Ariel Assault and G. Brown), awesome Kitchen Labs, more than 40 delicious food trucks, exciting Live Art demonstrations and fun fashion shows in the Style Lounge.
Details: 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, noon-3 a.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, at the Mana Front Lots, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; www.wynwoodlife.com; free.
WORLD MUSIC WEEKEND
The Rhythm Foundation presents this 15th-annual, family-friendly event, which honors Miami as an artistic crossroads of the Americas and Europe, offering up two days of modern world music. Friday’s performers include A.C.H.E. (the Afro-Cuban House Experiment), featuring Miami DJ Oscar G and singers Oba Frank Lords and Katiahshe, plus Los Herederos and DJ Lazaro Casanova; Saturday brings the Afro Roots World Music Festival and eclectic British musician Sinkane, who is the leader of the Atomic Bomb! Band (also featuring David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Damon Albarn of Blur and Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, among many others), plus Vieux Farka Toure and Symbi Roots. Come hungry, as great British pub food, fresh vegan selections and delectable desserts will be available.
Details: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com; $15, $25 weekend pass.
THE LAST HERO TOUR
Orlando alt-metal band formed from members of Creed plus lead singer Myles Kennedy rocks the stage in support of its fifth studio album, “The Last Hero.” The group is renowned for its live shows and guitar prowess; in fact, Guitarist magazine named the dual solo in the song “Blackbird” the greatest of all time. Fort Lauderdale nu-metal quintet Nonpoint opens.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $28.50-$30.
CURE YOUR BLUES
REDLAND BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL
Delicious, award-winning barbecue, stellar blues and country music (acts include Jacob Reese Thornton, The Wynwoods, Jay Blue Band, PJ Aviles and Juke), and ice-cold beer for Mom and Dad highlight this family-friendly event, back for its seventh year. Other fun activities include live Miccosukee Indian alligator shows, a NASCAR interactive area, a classic car and motorcycle cruise, bungee-jumping, rock climbing and pony rides.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.miamidade.gov/parks/fruit-spice.asp; $8, kids under 11 free.
First-annual music festival, hosted by hip-hop icon Sway Calloway, aims to raise awareness of the many beneficial uses of the cannabis plant, and will attract a great deal of attention with its stellar lineup, including the first live performance in 20 years by reggae royalty Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley, plus R&B/neo-soul queen Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jamaican pop-rapper Sean Paul, Haitian hip-hopper Wyclef Jean, Latin band Cultura Profetica, reggae band Inner Circle and many more.
Details: 1 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $80-$140, VIP $200-$300.
ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS
Singer/songwriter who performed and recorded as Jack’s Mannequin from 2004-’12 and also was an Emmy-nominated principal songwriter for the NBC theatrical drama “Smash” presents his latest incarnation, which has produced the infectious alt-rock hits “Cecilia and the Satellite,” “High Dive” and “Fire Escape.”
Details: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $25-$27.
THEY WILL ROCK YOU
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
The look, sound, pomp and showmanship of Queen and its flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury is recreated by the amazing tribute band Gary Mullen & The Works, which performs rock royalty’s greatest hits with amazing authenticity, including “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Somebody to Love” and, yes, even the majestic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pembroke Pines City Center, 601 SW City Center Way, Pembroke Pines; www.pembrokepinescitycenter.org; $22.50-$75.
STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ TOUR
Broadway and MTV star, “American Idol” finalist and viral YouTube personality puts a new “twister” on L. Frank Baum’s most classic creation, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” with more than 20 original songs, innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes and a great social message for the whole family.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $27.50-$98.
Top Latin artists including Don Omar, Alex Sensation, J Balvin, Gente de Zona, Farruko, De La Ghetto, Ozuna, Wisin and more bring hot reggaeton, merengue, hip-hop and bachata beats.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $49-$149.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for his virtuosic solos, has toured with Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck, Sting and Buddy Guy. He released his first album in 1997 at the age of 15, and now takes the stage six albums and 20 years later.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; tickets start at $43.50.
50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Legendary singer-songwriter is still going strong at 76, performing timeless hits including “Song Sung Blue,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Heartllight,” “America,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Holly Holy,” “I Am …I Said” and, of course, “Sweet Caroline.” Fun fact: Diamond also wrote the hits “I’m a Believer” and “Red Red Wine,” which hit No. 1 for, respectively, The Monkees and UB40.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $20.75-$324.
BUST A GUT
The Grammy-nominated, cigar-smoking, scotch-swilling Blue Collar Comedy vet aka “Tater Salad” performs bawdy, rowdy stand-up. A sampling of his albums might shed some light on what to expect: “Drunk In Public,” “Behavioral Problems” and his latest, “A Little Unprofessional.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$80.
Get ready to crowd-surf, as dynamic front man Art Alexakis leads this Portland, Ore., band that found success in the ‘90s with punchy hits including “Santa Monica,” “Wonderful” and “Father of Mine.” You also might hear inspired cover songs such as Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” or Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into the Dark.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $33-$225.
free for all
CHOPIN FOR ALL
3 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Local piano students ages 7 to 17 years old – 12 from the Broward County area on Saturday, and 14 from Miami-Dade on Sunday – will perform music by Chopin; 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.