Friday, May 15
REDLAND INTERNATIONAL ORCHID FESTIVAL
Orchid lovers, this is it: The largest annual orchid show in the United States features more than 50 booths of vendors and educational exhibits, plus lectures by experts, raffles and delicious exotic food.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $10.
CORNBREAD & COLLARD GREENS FESTIVAL
Who is Mac Arnold? Well, the blues bassist is the last living member of Muddy Waters’ band. He played with BB King and Otis Redding, performed on the funky theme song of TV’s “Sanford and Son,” and co-produced the legendary show “Soul Train.” Oh, and he grows his own organic collard greens. ‘Nuff said.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bayside Grille, 99530 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo; www.keylargo-baysidegrill.com; free, but food and drink purchase required.
Two chances to see this singer-songwriter and pianist best-known for being musical director of the hugely popular legal dramcom “Ally McBeal” and singing its theme song, “Searching My Soul.” She takes the stage in support of her upcoming 14th studio album, “Rookie,” accompanied by guitarist James Ralston (Tina Turner) and bass player Jim Hanson (Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the RRazz Room, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs; 954-344-5999; $39.22-$60.42; and at 8 p.m. Saturday at the RRazz Room, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5300; $35-$60; for more info, visit www.vondashepherd.com.
TITO PUENTE JR.
Bandleader and percussionist performs high-voltage Latin jazz and mambo classics with his Latin Jazz Ensemble to carry on his legendary father’s legacy.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Cabaret South Beach, 233 12th St., Miami Beach; brownpapertickets.com; $45.
KINGS OF CHAOS
Band of brothers from Cheap Trick (singer Robin Zander), ZZ Top (guitarist Billy Gibbons), Deep Purple (Glen Hughes), Billy Idol (Steve Stevens) and Guns N’ Roses (Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke and Matt Sorum) rips through top tracks from each of their respective groups.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $45-$65.
THE “JACKIE” TOUR
The Princess of Crunk&B burst onto the R&B and hip-hop scene in 2004 with the album “Goodies,” whose title track plus the songs “1, 2 Step” and “Oh” became huge hits, along with later tracks including “Get Up,” “Promise” and “Love Sex Magic.” Ciara takes the stage in support of her sixth studio album, “Jackie,” featuring the hit “I Bet.”
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$45.
Saturday, May 16
FREE FAMILY FEST
Epic rock ‘n’ roll musical based on Homer’s “Odyssey” is a family-friendly, Broadway-style production featuring original music, special effects, oversized puppets and all the drama of ancient Greece.
Details: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; free.
FREE FOR ALL
CHOPIN FOR ALL
Debut recital by 19-year-old pianist Anna Ha, described by the Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted.”
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday at the 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.
BEATS ON THE BEACH
GO HARD MIAMI
Bayfront Park kicks off its resurrection as a concert venue with this futuristic electronic music festival featuring Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, Destructo, Mat Zo, Amtrac, What So Not and many more, banging out dubstep, electro, moombahton, trap and deep house beats.
Details: 4-11 p.m. Saturday at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $40.75.
MARLINS SATURDAY SPECTACULAR
After the revitalized Fish take out the division rival Atlanta Braves, stick around for a concert by British singer Charli XCX, who gained fame by co-writing Iggy Azalea’s hit “Fancy” and Icona Pop’s “I Love It” before busting out on her own with “Boom Clap.”
Details: Game time is 4:10 p.m.; Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.
Legendary Colombian salsa band takes the audience on a tour of its hits over the past 35 years, from uptempo dance numbers to romantic ballads.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $30-$125.
Sunday, May 17
EX-“LIVE” LEAD SINGER
Dynamic singer for the alt-rock band Live performs Throwing Copper Unplugged to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the York, Pennsylvania, alt-rock group’s groundbreaking album, which gave us the enduring hits “I Alone,” “Selling the Drama” and “Lightning Crashes.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $25.
Lead singer and guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival relives the glory days with a journey through just about every great CCR hit fans could ask for, including “Born On the Bayou,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Susie Q,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain?” “Lodi,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” “Down On the Corner,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Proud Mary.”
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $15-$293.
THE FACE OF ESPN
One of the most recognizable sports anchors in the biz — aka “Boomer” and “The Swami” — reflects on the 35-year history of ESPN and its rumblin’, bumblin’, stumblin’ journey from operating from a trailer to its current status as world-dominating media behemoth. Presented by the Broward College Speaker Series.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $36.36-$53.30.
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO
The leading female rock vocalist of the ’80s teams up with her partner in every way — guitarist, producer and husband Giraldo — for a high-energy tour through Benatar’s hits including “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “You Better Run,” “We Belong” and “Love Is a Battlefield.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena
at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $25-$45.