The Center for Emerging Arts' chamber ensemble performs excerpts from Puccini operas "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly," paired with a themed dinner and wine and cheese reception. 6:30 p.m. The Mutiny Hotel, 2951 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $45. RSVP required. Details: (305) 774-0404 or email@example.com or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
The creators of "Stomp" present "PANDEMONIUM: The Lost and Found Orchestra." The urban-symphonic show features 26 multi-talented performers and an all-local choir. Times vary. Ends Sept. 26. Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $55-$75. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
GUITARS ON FIRE
The Dirk Quinn Band performs during this installment of the Museum of Contemporary Art's Jazz at MOCA outdoor concert series. Mr. Quinn's acoustic sound has been called guitar "pyrotechnics." The band's style ranges from urban funk to edgy experimentation. In addition, the museum will be open until 10 p.m. by donation. 8 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Miami Jazz Society presents two free concerts. Yvonne Brown Band with Jesse Jones Jr. performs from 7-8 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. Next, Sammy Figueroa and his band Sally's Tomato perform "A Tribute to the Music of Cal Tjader" at 10-11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., Sky Lounge or Sky Terrace, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 423-4920 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamijazzsociety.com.
Ricky Williams and Shantel Baker perform jazz numbers at La Bottega restaurant in Coconut Grove. Dinner menu, wine list and bar service available during performances. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. La Bottega, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. La Cava Club members free. Others $30. Details: (305) 441-0219 or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
Florida International University School of Music presents a faculty recital with trombonist Anthony McFarlane. 7:30 p.m. Florida International University's Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, 10910 SW 17th St., Tamiami. $5 students. $10 faculty, staff and seniors. $15 others. Details: www2.fiu.edu/~music/index.htm.
Enjoy music, a discussion, food and a dance party at Miami Jazz Society's Family Day. 1-6 p.m. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 423-4920 or email@example.com or www.miamijazzsociety.com.
SHAKING SO FLA
Hip-shaking Latin songstress Shakira performs in Miami. Sept. 27. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $9.50 and up. Details: www.shakira.com.
Graduate fellowship students from the Florida International University School of Music perform a free concert. 7:30 p.m. Florida International University's Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, 10910 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Free. Details: www2.fiu.edu/~music/index.htm.
Neo-Hippie jam band Widespread Panic, known for its jazz- and blues-infused rock style and loyal grassroots following, performs in Miami Beach. 8 p.m. Sept. 30. The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $39.50. Details: (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.