Friday, Aug. 28
BANG YOUR HEAD
LITA FORD AND SLAUGHTER
Singer-guitarist Ford, who anchored The Runaways along with Joan Jett in the ’70s, teams up with Las Vegas hair metal band Slaughter, with Kix and L.A. Guns also along for the ride.
Details: 6 p.m. Friday at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $26.50-$75.
LADIES LEADING FILM SERIES
“NINE TO FIVE” (1980)
The Wolfsonian partners with The Bookstore in the Grove Organic Kitchen to bring you a gourmet box dinner and a movie in this summer film series inspired by the trailblazing women featured in the exhibition “Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.” In this week’s selection, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton star as female workers who will stop at nothing to get even with their sexist, egotistical bigot of a boss.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wolfsonian.org; film is free, dinner $15-$20.
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Groove to the sounds of Batuke Samba Funk, a high-energy Brazilian band that mixes ’70s funk with Afro samba, Brazilian big band, batucada, soul and R&B.
Details: 8-9:15 p.m. Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.
MIAMI BASS EXPLOSION
2 LIVE CREW
Rap icons — including Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke — prove they’re still as nasty as they wanna be with hits including “Come On Baby,” “Banned in the U.S.A.” and “Me So Horny.” Opening act: Gucci Crew II.
Details: 11 p.m. Friday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $40.
Saturday, Aug. 29
LOS VAN VAN
Legendary post-revolution Cuban band that fuses son montuno and rumba with rock, pop, funk, hip-hop and electronic music performs in tribute to its late bandleader and bassist Juan Formell, who died last year.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $22-$152.
California surfer dude who can sing and play guitar as well as he hangs ten performs sun-kissed, mellow soulful rock in support of his latest studio album, “The Heart.” Australian singer/songwriter Cody Simpson opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $20.
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
THE PURE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE
Tribute band mesmerizes audiences by recreates the thunderous hard rock sound and visual appearance of Led Zeppelin, churning out classic hits such as “Ramble On,” “Kashmir,” “Good Times, Bad Times,” “Black Dog,” “Rock and Roll” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Opening act is Heart Brigade, which performs the songs of Ann & Nancy Wilson in a faithful acoustic show.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $25-$35.
Filipino-American comic known for his hilarious appearances on “Chelsea Lately” and “The Adam Carolla Show” does stand-up.
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $40, VIP table for four $300 (includes bottle of champagne).
Sunday, Aug. 30
DOUBLE THE FUN
Program will feature scenes from such classic operettas as “Naughty Marietta” (Herbert), “Giuditta” (Lehar) and “The New Moon” (Romberg). In the zarzuela segment the ensemble will perform scenes and selections from “Luisa Fernanda” (Moreno-Torroba), “La Tempranica” (Gimenez) and “La Verbena de la Paloma (Breton).
Details: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Black Box Theatre, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $20, $10 students day of show.
Influential L.A. extreme-metal group trashes the stage in support of its ninth studio album, “Genexus,” with opening acts Once Human, Before the Mourning and Bloodline.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $18.
TASTE THE PAIN
If you’ve been itching for a fight, this night is for you, as the WWE returns to Miami for the first time in more than a year, with the Main Event Street Fight featuring Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, plus many other brutal bouts.
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $23-$118.
THE FINAL TOUR
After several farewell tours, the L.A. bad-boy glam-metal band — led by Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Si and Mick Mars — will make its last appearance in South Florida, for the All Bad Things Must Come to an End Tour. Expect The Crue to crank out all the fan favorites, including “Dr. Feelgood,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Looks That Kill,” “Kickstart My Heart” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.”
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $25-$125.
TOTALLY AWESOME TRIO
RICK SPRINGFIELD, LOVERBOY & THE ROMANTICS
Smorgasbord of great ’80s hits includes Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything for You,” Loverboy’s “Turn Me Loose” and “Working for the Weekend,” and The Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep” and “What I Like About You.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $40-$60.
ONE HELL OF A NITE TOUR
Controversial R&B superstar performs hits including “Run It!,” “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “Kiss Kiss,” “With You,” “No Air,” “Forever,” “Yeah 3x,” “Turn Up the Music,” “Don’t Wake Me Up,” “Loyal,” “Shawty Get Loose,” “Fun” and “International Love,” with Kid Ink, Omarion, Fetty Wap and Teyana Taylor also on the bill.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $36-$122.
Danish experimental pop trio whose avant-garde sounds have been compared to Daft Punk and Hot Chip take the stage in support of its fifth studio album, the indie dance-heavy “Dreams.” Moscow new-wave group Pompeya opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $20-$25.