Friday, May 22
FIX IT UP
FORT LAUDERDALE HOME DESIGN & REMODELING SHOW
Everything homeowners could want or need to improve their dwelling, inside and out, can be found at this event, which features celebrity speakers, seminars, daily cooking shows, real estate advice, one-on-one interaction with experts, interior design, info and help on every kind of renovation, and even art exhibits.
Details: 4-9:30 p.m. Friday, noon-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon-7:30 p.m. Monday, at the Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.homeshows.net; $10, kids 10 and under $1.
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES
Grammy-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris performs rock, country and folk tunes in support of his new album “Terraplane.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $28.
One of the most popular touring comedians of the modern age takes the stage in preparation of shooting a new comedy special called “Here We Go Again,” so audiences are guaranteed to hear loads of hilarious new material, including dead-on celebrity impressions.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday; at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way; www.improvftl.com; $25.
Saturday, May 23
FEED YOUR MIND
HAITIAN CARIBBEAN BOOK FAIR
On Saturday night, enjoy presentations by prominent authors Edwidge Danticat, Bernard Diederich and Gérard Férère, as well as cultural and local artist performances; Sunday brings a block party atmosphere, with author readings and workshops, a children’s corner with magicians, dancing and storytelling, and traditional Haitian music, food with vendors set up along NE 2nd Avenue and NE 59th Terrace.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; free.
Stand-up fave who has found great success in films such as “The Hangover,” “Next Friday,” “All About the Benjamins,” “Soul Men” and “Lottery Ticket” also landed the coveted role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic of the late, great comedian, opposite Oprah Winfrey, who plays Pryor’s abusive grandmother.
Details: 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $40, $50 VIP.
SOUTHERN STYLE TOUR
Frontman of the Grammy-winning pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish (“Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry,” “Only Wanna Be With You”) performs those hits plus plenty from his solo career as a country artist, including tracks from his sixth album, “Southern Style.” Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses open.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$44.75.
99 JAMZ PRESENTS
RICK ROSS AND JEEZY
The 305’s own hip-hop heavyweight Ross proves why he’s still “The Boss” with such hardcore rap hits as “Hustlin’,” “Push It,” “Super High,” “Here I Am,” “Aston Martin Music,” “9 Piece,” “Diced Pineapples” and “No Games.” He takes the stage in support of his seventh studio album, “Hood Billionaire,” with Atlanta rapper Jeezy opening.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $45.50-$195.50.
GLOBAL TOUR 2015
Rocker and super-producer who was also part of Ringo Starr’s rotating All-Starr Band in October at the Broward Center performs classics including “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $30.
Miami superstar DJ spins epic progressive house, tribal and Latin beats, while Orlando’s DJ Icey and Baby Anne pitch in plenty of electro, bass and funky breaks.
Details: 10 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $10-$20.
Sunday, May 24
BEST OF THE BEST
Family-friendly reggae, dancehall and soca festival celebrates its ninth year with festive beats from Capleton, Beenie Man, Shabba Ranks, Lady Saw, Wayne Wonder, Morgan Heritage and many more acts, plus games and bounce houses for the kids.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.bestofthebestconcert.com; $57, $147 VIP, kids 12 and under free with paying adult.
LITTLE DRUMMER BOYS (AND GIRLS)
Concert features students from the SFCPA performing pieces they’ve been working hard to perfect, plus the staff performs solo and group works.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th St. #9-10, Miami; www.thesfcpa.org; free.
MEMORIAL WEEKEND COMEDY FESTIVAL
The hilarious Loni Love — who co-hosts “The Real” talk show and calls herself “America’s Sister” — headlines this eighth-annual joke-fest also featuring Alex Thomas, Tony Rock, Guy Torry, Dominique, Damon Williams and more.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; Ticketmaster; $38.50-$75.
FREE FOR ALL
MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
Celebrate the holiday with the New Gardens Band performing “An America Tribute,” a full concert of patriotic music under the direction of Owen Seward.
Details: 7 p.m. Monday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us.
Provocative novelist best-known for “Fight Club” speaks during the launch event for his “funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant” new collection, “Make Something Up: Short Stories You Can’t Unread” and the first comic edition of “Fight Club 2” (Doubleday, $33).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Miami Dade College, Chapman Conference Center, 245 NE 4th St., Miami; www.booksandbooks.com; $33, includes entry plus autographed copies of both works.
ANYTHING GOES TOUR
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
“Bro-country” duo that blends just a bit of hip-hop influence into boot-stompin’ anthems such as “Cruise,” “This Is How We Roll,” “Dirt” and the new “Sippin’ On Fire” takes the stage in support of its second studio album, “Anything Goes.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$59.75.