Friday, July 17
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
One of today’s most popular konpa bands takes the stage. The night also features Pedro Ramaya and his folkloric quintet; carnival costumes from Ti-Chapo; the TV reality dance troupe Bring It; delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Restaurant; Maison Gingerbread, Haiti’s living architecture exhibition; and plenty of hands-on art activities for kids.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.
OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
No one captured the imagination of kids quite like Dr. Seuss, and here’s your chance to see his brilliance come to life, as the Cat in the Hat leads you on a fantastical, delightful and educational adventure.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Broward College’s Bailey Hall, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie; www.flct.org; $22.
FREE FOR ALL
LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE
Jam to the sounds of ZOSO, a band that re-creates the thunderous blues-rock of the British band that gave us timeless anthems including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Ramble On,” “Black Dog,” “Dazed and Confused” and “Stairway to Heaven.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us.
Lawyer-turned-novelist who graduated from UM Law School before turning his talents to crime fiction discusses his latest book, “Bum Rap” (Thomas & Mercer, $15.95), which brings together two of his most popular characters, ex-Miami Dolphins linebacker Jake Lassiter and Miami lawyer Victoria Lord.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com; free.
SCREAM FOR JAMIE
You’ve seen him on the big screen in “Scream,” “Scream 2” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted”; and on the little screen in “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” and opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt in “Ghost Whisperer.” Now see this multi-talented comic onstage, doing stand-up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $22.
EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL TOUR
Oprah loves him, and he has been on the cover of Time magazine, so this bestselling author and pastor definitely is on to something. Join Bell as he makes surprising connections between the universe and the life you’re living, showing us how science and spirituality are long-lost dance partners.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $25, $100 includes pre-show talk, priority seating and a signed copy of his latest book, “The Zimzum of Love.”
Saturday, July 18
Family-friendly festival honors Colombian Independence Day with an all-star lineup of performers including Fonseca, Victor Manuelle, Maluma, Grupo Niche, Binomio de Oro, Lil Silvio y El Vega and Tomás the Latin Boy.
Details: 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.megarumbacolombia.com; $25.
A HISTORY OF STREET ART
Explore one of the hottest art districts anywhere, and learn how it has become one of the largest outdoor art galleries in the world and the stories behind its colorful and wildly imaginative murals and their creators.
Details: 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Panther Coffee, 2390 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; www.historymiami.org; $30, members $20, includes museum admission to HistoryMiami.
Boca Raton pop princess performs smash hits including “The Way,” “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” “Love Me Harder” and “One Last Time,” with Bronx bachata king Prince Royce opening with Latin and R&B favorites including “Stand By Me,” “Darte un Beso” and “Stuck on a Feeling” (feat. Snoop Dogg).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $15.75-$75.25.
Sunday, July 19
“THE TALES OF HOFFMANN”
In collaboration with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony camp, the Riuniti Opera and Alhambra Orchestra, with conductor Timothy Shade, present scenes and selections from “The Tales of Hoffmann,” a cleverly entertaining opera by Jacques Offenbach with plenty of vocal acrobatics.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Dr., Miami; 305-668-9260; free.
Rapper and fashion icon who became the first solo female artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the Billboard Hot 100 struts the stage in support of her third studio album, “The Pinkprint,” and its hits “Anaconda,” “Only” and “Truffle Butter.” You’re also sure to hear hits including “Super Bass,” “Fly,” “Starships,” “Pound the Alarm” and “Bang Bang.” Opening acts are Meek Mill, Tinashe and Dej Loaf.
Details: 7 p.m. Monday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$94.75.
British pop singer’s sweet, soulful tenor immediately took the world by storm, as his debut album “In the Lonely Hour” won him four Grammys, including Best New Artist and Record of the Year (for the hit “Stay With Me”). You’ll also hear “Lay Me Down,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Money on My Mind.”
Details: 8 p.m. Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $32-$116.
British Youtube pop sensation that went on to open for Taylor Swift takes the stage in support of its debut album, “Meet the Vamps,” plus new tracks from an upcoming second set.
Details: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $25 advance, $27 day of show.
THE END TIMES TOUR
SMASHING PUMPKINS & MARILYN MANSON
Chicago alt-rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, led by the enigmatic Billy Corgan, rages through guitar-heavy classics including “Today,” “Disarm,” “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” “1979,” “Tonight, Tonight” and tracks from its ninth studio album, “Monuments to an Elegy”; while shock-rock antihero Manson — aka former Broward Community College student Brian Warner — spits out hits including “The Beautiful People,” “The Dope Show,” “Mobscene,” “Heart-Shaped Glasses” and his demonic covers of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Personal Jesus” and “Tainted Love.”
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $30.75-$85.25.
A REAL STAND-UP GUY
Jack-of-all-trades in comedy — he has starred on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, where he coined the phrase “booty call”;
hosted “MTV Jams,” “MTV Beachhouse” and “Last Comic Standing”; and starred in films including “Love Jones,” “How to Be a Player,” “Any Given Sunday” and the upcoming “The Bounce Back” — returns to his first love, stand-up.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 24, 7 and 9:45 p.m. July 25, and 7 p.m. July 26; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $22.