ROCK ROYALTY – Queen + Adam Lambert
Former “American Idol” runner-up Lambert brings his big, glam-pop voice to the beloved power pop-rock British band. Expect to hear such hits as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are the Champions.”
Sat, August 17; 8pm; BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise); Tix: $55 to $825; Thebbtcenter.com
COUNTRY – Brad Paisley
The country singer, songwriter and guitarist is known for his rollicking shows blending contemporary country rock with traditional country twang. A country superstar since 2003’s “Mud on the Tires,” Paisley found crossover success with 2009’s “American Saturday Night.” His hits include “The World,” “She’s Everything,” “Ticks,” “Online,” “Letter to Me” and “I’m Still a Guy.” Opening are Chris Lane and Riley Green.
COMEDIAN – Eddie Griffin
The comedic actor began his career in 1990 on stage at Los Angeles’ Comedy Store and on tour across the country with Andrew Dice Clay. The “Def Comedy Jam” alum has had multiple HBO stand-up specials. He has appeared in many films, both comedy and drama, but is best known for his hit comedy series “Malcolm and Eddie.”
Fri, & Sat August 16 & 17; Miami Improv (3450 NW 83rd Ave., Doral); Tix: $35 to $45; Miami Improv.com
R&B – Kool & the Gang
Since 1969, the Grammy-winners have released such pop-funk classics as “Jungle Boogie,” “Hollywood Swinging,” Ladies’ Night,” “Celebration,” “Get Down on It,” “Joanna” and “Cherish.” Their Normal 0 widely sampled catalog has appeared on tracks by the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill and P. Diddy. Their music has been featured on movie soundtracks for “Rocky,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Wreck It Ralph.”
ROCK N ROLL – Heart
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson rose to fame in the mid-1970s with such guitar-heavy radio hits as “Magic Man” and “Barracuda.” The the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers also scored with the singles “Alone,” “What About Love” and “These Dreams.” Also appearing are Elle King and original Grrl Power rockers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
Fri, August 16; 7pm; Coral Sky Amphitheatre (601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach); Tix: $25 to $550; westpalmbeachamphitheatre.com
COMEDIAN – Josh Blue
After making his television debut on Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia,” the comedian has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC and MSNBC. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” was named Best Winning Reality Show Guest for his appearance on “Live with Regis and Kelly.” He is a repeat guest on such nationally syndicated radio programs as NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and “The Mancow Show,” and has been featured in “People Magazine” and “The New York Times.”
SINGER – Khalid
Just out of high school, the R&B singer/songwriter broke through with his 2017 debut “American Teen” release, featuring “Location” and “”Young Dumb & Broke.” He has since contributed to the soundtracks of “Love, Simon,” “13 Reasons Why” and “Superfly.” He is touring in support of this year’s “Free Spirit” release, featuring the title track and “Talk.” Opening is Clairo.
Sat, August 17; 7:30 pm; American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami); Tix: $36 to $229; Aaarena.com.
In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. This Biography/Comedy/Drama/Musical stars Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, and Aaron Phagura.
Premieres Friday, August 16, Rated PG-13, 117 mins.
DANCE – CuBallet
Arts Dance Generation presents a mixed bill, featuring a selection of famous Pas de Deux, as well as contemporary pieces. Guest artists include Milwaukee Ballet’s Randy Crespo and New Jersey Ballet’s Esnel Ramos Hernandez, both former National Ballet of Cuba troupe members.
Summer – Movie Nights
Pompano Citi Centre will be offering FREE movies periodically this summer with tonight’s movie being: “How to Train Your Dragon.” The movies will be shown in space C104, next to Foot Locker. Seating is limited so please come early. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own bean bags or blankets to watch the movie.
Fri, August 16; 5:30 pm – 8pm; Pompano Citi Centre (1955 N Federal Hwy); FREE