Masked and tenacious

Tuesday's Tenacious D show at the Fillmore Miami Beach will create a similar atmosphere: Jack Black's parody-rock act also garners attention for its stage antics. ($60-$80.25, LiveNation.com)

Hard Rock Live will keep things mellow on Wednesday, with a performance by Matchbox Twenty. ($63.50-$164.50, Ticketmaster.com)

The Festival of the Arts Boca at Mizner Park Amphitheater includes orchestras such as the Boca Raton Symphonia, performing Thursday. Miami's New World Symphony is on deck for Friday. Singer-actress Audra McDonald will play the festival Saturday. ($15-$90, FestivalOfTheArtsBoca.org)

The Cleveland Orchestra, meanwhile, will take a stab at Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Friday and Saturday at the Arsht Center in Miami. ($52-$172 plus fees, ArshtCenter.org)


Photos and review of country star Brad Paisley playing the Cruzan

But consider the implications of Ultra Music Festival's first weekend before heading to downtown Miami. The monster event will begin 5 p.m. Friday, and return noon Saturday and Sunday.

Look for a more-detailed preview of Ultra later this week in Showtime. Until then, here are a few acts to note: Nicolas Jaar, Araabmuzik, the Weeknd, SpaceGhostPurrp and Miami's Afrobeta. ($299.95-$1,449.90 plus fees at UltraMusicFestival.com)