Friday, July 3
Take a journey with the Broward Center’s Young Professionals to the magical world of Neverland with the boy who won’t grow up, the evil Captain Hook, the crocodile and, of course, Tinkerbell, plus a generous sprinkling of fairy dust and beloved songs.
Details: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $10.
SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR
Arizona country and bluegrass star performs in support of his eighth studio album, “Riser,” and its hits “I Hold On,” “Drunk on a Plane” and “Say You Do.” He’ll be joined by Kip Moore (“Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck”), Maddie & Tae (“Girl in a Country Song”) and Canaan Smith (“Love You Like That”).
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $26-$50.75.
FREE FOR ALL
Celebrate the 4th a night early with spectacular fireworks by acclaimed company Grucci of New York, choreographed to inspirational tunes such as “Made in America” by Toby Keith, “America” by Neil Diamond and “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5555 NW 40th St.; www.casinococo.com.
Saturday, July 4
FIREWORKS IN THE GROVE
4TH OF JULY BLAST
Party like it’s 1776 and celebrate Independence Day with the whole family. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music, games, kids activities and a scavenger hunt.
Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; 305-444-7270; free.
PUNK ROCK SUMMER CAMP
VANS WARPED TOUR
Traveling modern-rock showcase and lifestyle festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a stellar lineup featuring August Burns Red, Pierce the Veil, Escape the Fate, Kosha Dillz, Black Veil Brides, The Wonder Years, Memphis May Fire, blessthefall, Never Shout Never, Senses Fail, Handguns and dozens more.
Details: 11 a.m. Saturday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $38.50.
FOOD, FIREWORKS & FUN
AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY BASH
Celebrate our country’s independence with this festive all-day blowout featuring patriotic and party music, great food and drink (including the Sam Adams Beer Garden), a Kids Zone and the largest free fireworks show in South Florida.
Details: Noon-midnight Saturday at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.bayrontparkmiami.com; free.
DANCE TO FREEDOM
INDEPENDANCE BEACH PARTY
Shake your groove thing out on the sand to the deep and funky sounds of DJ Boris, Cocodrills, Vanjee, Patrick M, ALX, Winter Music Conference founder Bill Kelly and many more, plus enjoy Miami Beach’s largest fireworks show.
Details: Noon-11 p.m. Saturday at Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; www.independance.com; $20-$30, VIP packages available.
HOLIDAY HOUSE BEATS
Dutch superstar DJ keeps the party going by presenting his party Club Life, based on his popular compilation CD series that mixes high-energy progressive house, trance and techno anthems.
Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; for table reservations, call 305-674-4680 or email VIP@LIVnightclub.com.
Sunday, July 5
Hip-hop royalty will be “In da Club” Sunday night, as rapper and actor 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, celebrates his 40th birthday.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; for table reservations, call 305-674-4680 or email VIP@LIVnightclub.com.
BLUE STARLITE PRESENTS
Take a trip back to your childhood — or introduce your own kids to way movies were made way back then — with this 1985 adventure-comedy flick about a group of pre-teens that discovers an ancient map and a news article about the treasure of a famous pirate named “One-Eyed” Willy rumored to be hidden nearby.
Details: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Blue Starlite — Coconut Grove behind the Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Miami; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $25 drive-in car space plus entry for two ($55 for dinner).
ALL IN THE FAMILY
L.A. pop-rock band consisting of four siblings — brothers Riker, Rocky and Ross and sister Rydel — and friend Ellington Ratliff pleases the tweens with upbeat tunes including “Loud,” “Pass Me By,” “(I Can’t) Forget About You” and the infectious “Smile” on its Sometime Last Night Tour.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; $26-$41.50.
A TRUE WONDERLAND
Take the plunge down the rabbit hole with this gravity-defying, modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s literary classic “Alice in Wonderland,” featuring all the characters — the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more — performing spectacular circus stunts.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, running through Aug. 16, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $55-$85.
SWINGING NEW CONCERT SERIES
DANCE BAND NIGHT
The Rhythm Foundation presents a fun new event happening every second Thursday, which combines a live concert with a dance lesson. This time, it’s Contradance, featuring Cornbread, a group that performs classic Americana dances including square dance and country waltz, and dance lessons by the Hollywood Contradance Ensemble.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202 or www.northbeachbandshell.com; free.
AN INTIMATE NIGHT WITH …
Crisp, energetic pop-rock band from Provo, Utah, bounces through hits including “Animal,” “1983,” “Everybody Talks,” “I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends),” “Voices in the Halls,” “Sleeping With a Friend” and the new “Songs I Can’t Listen To.”.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $24.
Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who teamed up on “In Living Color” and in the films “Don’t Be a Menace …,” “Little Man,” “White Chicks” and the “Scary Movie” series, join forces onstage for a night of hilarious stand-up.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 10, 7 and 9:45 p.m. July 11, and 7 p.m. July 12; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $35.