Miami Lyric Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata." 8-10:45 p.m. Additional performance Oct. 9. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $25 students with ID. $30 others. Details: (305) 674-1040 or www.miamilyricopera.org.
The University of Miami presents Festival Miami 2010, a series of concerts including "Jazz and Beyond," "Creative American Music" and "Great Performances." Times vary. Ends Oct. 20. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami's Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Prices vary. Details: (305) 284-4940 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.festivalmiami.com.
Experience a multimedia jam session by Florida International University's Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble. Two-for-one beer and wine specials. 6-9 p.m. drinks. 7 p.m. performance. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 535-2649 or email@example.com or www.wolfsonian.org.
JAZZ WITH JAMIE
Jazz bassist Jamie Ousley performs with his trio, featuring Joe Davidian on piano and Austin McMahon on drums, as part of the Jazz at the UU Concert Series. 8 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave., South Miami. $15. Cash only. Details: (305) 661-0023 or http://tinyurl.com/uuconcert.
You'll feel like you're right back in the 1960s during "Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles." A multi-dimensional experience, "Rain" features historical footage and performances from their first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance through the "Abbey Road" album and long-haired hippie days. Times vary. Ends Oct. 10. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$69. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
South Florida Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2010-2011 Master Concert Series with Korean violinist Chee-Yun performing Brahm's "Academic Festival Overture," Beethoven's "Violin Concerto" and Elgar's "Variations." 8 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $25-$60. Details: (305) 673-3331 or www.blacktieticketing.com/southfloridasymphony.
Baroque Ensemble Repast, made up of three period-instrument musicians, performs "Bach and Before" — renditions of music from the Baroque Era. The group is made up of Amelia Roosevelt on the baroque violin, John-Mark Rozendaal on the viola de gamba and baroque cello and Avi Stein on the harpsichord. Part of the Miami Bach Society's annual season performances. 8 p.m. St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 1142 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables. $30-$30. Details: (305) 669-1376 or www.miamibachsociety.org.