Friday, Dec. 18
ROCKING THE HOLIDAYS
Y-100 JINGLE BALL
Annual holiday blowout features top pop artists including The Weeknd (“Earned It,” “Can’t Feel My Face”), 5 Seconds of Summer (“She Looks So Perfect,” “Amnesia”), Demi Lovato (“Skyscraper,” “Heart Attack,” “Cool for the Summer”), Nick Jonas (“Jealous,” “Chains”), Tove Lo (“Habits [Stay High],” “Talking Body”), Zedd (“Clarity,” “Break Free”), R. City (“Locked Away,” featuring Adam Levine), DNCE (“Cake By the Ocean”) and many more.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $51-$251.
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW
GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER
Miami City Ballet presents one of the only Balanchine productions in the nation, featuring a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, magnificent scenery, elaborate costumes and magical music by Tchaikovsky.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, running through Dec. 24, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$89.
A COOL YULE
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Festive program conducted by Christian Reif features holiday favorites for the whole family, including Danny Elfman’s overture to “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” John Williams’ selections from “Harry Potter,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s selections from “Christmas Eve,” selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and much more.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com; $40.
A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS
The all-male singing string quartet Well-Strung (two violins, a viola and a cello) presents a new holiday show that puts their own spin on Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, plus traditional Christmas songs such as “Silent Night.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35-$75; and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $39-$75.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: THE SYMPHONY TOUR
Let the celestial voices of this all-female, multi-platinum, Irish singing sensation enchant you with a mesmerizing performance based on its second Christmas album, “Home For Christmas,” including holiday favorites “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Silent Night.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $29-$150.
Join “One Tree Hill” star Jana Kramer as she sings hits such as “I Got the Boy,” “Love” and “Why Ya Wanna,” plus “The Voice” 2014 winner Craig Wayne Boyd in an exclusive South Florida appearance.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $40.28-$61.48.
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
PINK TALKING FISH
Love Pink Floyd? Talking Heads? Phish? Well, Friday night will be a night to remember at Revolution, as this tribute band not only performs cover songs from these three classic groups, but also fuses them together, mash-up style. It’s the ultimate treat for fans of these bands, but that’s not all, as opening act Heavy Pets will perform “Walrus: A Tribute to The Beatles.” Jam on!
Details: 9 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $23.
Saturday, Dec. 19
FREE FOR ALL
HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
The Miami Outboard Club’s 18th-annual holiday parade will feature nearly 75 boats, plus food vendors, a bounce house, a live DJ and a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.mocholidayboatparade.com.
THE MADNESS FALL TOUR
One of the hottest pop/hip-hop acts in the world follows up his Jingle Ball gig with a full concert featuring massive hits including “Earned It,” “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills,” with Halsey (“New Americana”) and Travis Scott (“Antidote”) opening.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $36.50-$196.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame blues-rocker and singer-songwriter best known for the modern standard “This Masquerade,” which won a Grammy for George Benson in 1977 for Record of the Year, has played with an amazingly diverse list of artists, including Willie Nelson, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Sam Cooke, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and The Rolling Stones.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $28.
THEY’RE AN AMERICAN BAND
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
Heavy blues-rock band from Flint, Mich., tears through classic hits including “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “The Loco-Motion,” “We’re an American Band” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino, MCC Amphitheater, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; free ($75 stage front).
Sunday, Dec. 20
Ring in the holiday season with this all-day extravaganza featuring performances including the Nutcracker Ballet, Miami Children’s Theater and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. Plus, kids can write letters to Santa and have their pictures taken with him. There are also cookies and hot chocolate, pony rides, face-painting, wild animal shows, arts and crafts, midway rides, model trains and more.
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5, kids under 2 free.
KNIGHT CONCERT SERIES
SERAPHIC FIRE – HANDEL: MESSIAH
In collaboration with The Sebastians, conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley presents selections from Handel’s magnum opus, dubbed by The New York Times as “One of the consummate masterpieces of Western music,” anchored by the triumphant Hallelujah Chorus.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $20-$65.
BROADWAY ON ICE
A SPECIAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATI
Olympic skating champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White join Broadway On Ice – which blends the beauty, grace and artistry of figure skating with the magic of the Broadway musical – for a dazzling production of high jumps, high notes, exquisite costumes, favorite holiday songs and musical classics such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and “All I Ask of You.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $30-$100.
LORDS OF THE DANCE
AN IRISH CHRISTMAS
Cast of Irish dancers take you on a journey through Christmas in Ireland with dynamic steps, traditional singing, authentic music and captivating storytelling for a memorable night that sparkles with festive charm and magic.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $23-$43.