Friday, Nov. 27
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
You know Christmas is on the way when this spectacular, 50-foot artificial Rocky Mountain Pine Tree is officially lit up at the annual ceremony open to the public. To add to the festivities, the Holiday Market of La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel will feature a variety of booths vending holiday gifts and trinkets, such as art, fashion, jewelry, toys, plants and flowers, hot chocolate, warm cashews and nuts, local produce, coffee and artisan baked goods.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; free.
The “sickest band in metal history” – formed in the mid-‘80s by a group of artists at Virginia Commonwealth University with a shared affinity for sci-fi/horror costumes, raunchy lyrics and over-the-top stage performances – rage through selections from its 13 studio albums.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $23.
Revolutionary modern dance company presents a breathtaking show that transports audiences to a fantasy world that reveals nature’s ever-changing imagery. The endlessly renewable athletic energy and choreography of the troupe, plus costumes, puppetry, projections and props, will have the crowd mesmerized.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $39.50-$49.50; Momix Masterclass at 10 a.m. Sunday in the JM Family Studio Theater, open to participants 14 and older; $30 to participate, $15 to observe.
Singer-songwriter, guitarist and bearded frontman for the legendary Texas boogie-rock band ZZ Top performs with his hand-picked band The BFG’s in support of his first solo album, “Perfectamundo.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $32.50-$275.
Alt-rock band led by “American Idol” fave Chris Daughtry performs sturdy hits including “Home,” “Over You.” “What About Now,” “It’s Not Over” and “No Surprise,” plus the new singles “Waiting For Superman” and “Battleships.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$60.
FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ AT MOCA
Enjoy an evening with Sunshine Jazz Hall of Fame saxophonist and bandleader Joe Donato with his ensemble.
Details: 8-9:15 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.
Saturday, Nov. 28
HALL & OATES
You might be surprised to learn that Daryl Hall and John Oates are the top-selling duo in music history. But when you consider the sweet harmonies and intricate melodies of their timeless hits including “Sara Smile,” “She’s Gone,” “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Maneater,” “Out of Touch,” “One on One” and “You Make My Dreams,” it all starts to make sense.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$80.
BAND ON THE RUN
THE MCCARTNEY YEARS
Music lovers understandably just can’t get enough of the Fab Four, and this tribute to Paul McCartney, featuring a note-for-note re-creation of one of his legendary “Wings Over America” tours in the ‘70s, satisfies fans’ desire for the ex-Beatle’s unparalleled songwriting.
Details: 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; $15-$85.
Come to her window for a post-Thanksgiving show by the raspy-voiced, Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer Etheridge, who takes the stage in support of her latest album, “This Is M.E.” You’ll also hear hits including “Come to My Window,” “I’m the Only One” and “I Want to Come Over.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; packages start at $99.
The man who enjoys dressing up as a woman, and also who ran 43 marathons in 51 days for charity despite having no training as a long-distance runner, brings his stream-of-consciousness comedic style to the stage.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $46.50-$87.25.
Sunday, Nov. 29
CHAMELEON STRING TRIO
Violinist Misha Vitenson, violist Michael Klotz and cellist Iris van Eck play works by Bach, Reger and Muczinsky.
Details: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center, 221 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; www.chameleonmusicians.org; $40, $15 students.
HE’S GOT TALENT
Stand-up comic takes a break from being a judge on the NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent” to go back to his first love – performing onstage.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $40.28-$67.84.
THE NEW DEAL TOUR
You know him as the witty, Scottish host of the late “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” but he began his show-biz career as a drummer in a punk band called The Bastards from Hell before realizing he had a knack for making people laugh. He’ll do just that Thursday night during his stand-up act.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35-$59.50.
DUST IN THE WIND
Iconic classic-rock band will take you to the point of no return with progressive, jazz and classical-tinged tracks such as “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of No Return” and “Carry On Wayward Son.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $39-$100.
BEATS FOR BASEL
Dutch superstar DJ mixes high-energy progressive house, trance and techno anthems for a special show during Art Basel week.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $150.