CABARET CONCERT SERIES
The 2011 debuts with featured artist Peter Betan. Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Peter Betan will highlight the evening with soft, acoustic pop incorporated with Jazz, World, and Folk music sounds. 8 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler. 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. $20. Three-concert series available for $55. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
The Cleveland Orchestra performs "A Hero's Life." 8 p.m. Additional performance Jan. 29. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $40-$155. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Trinidadian singers Queen Fayola, Princess Kizzie and Singing Sandra perform "Women of Calypso," an evening of theater, social commentary and song in the traditionally male-dominated Afro-Caribbean style. Part of Miami Dade College's Cultura del Lobo Performance Series. 8 p.m. Additional performance Jan. 29. William and Joan Lehman Theater at Miami Dade College's North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Building Five, Miami. $5 Miami Dade College students, faculty and staff. $10 students and seniors. $15 others. Details: (305) 237-3010 or www.mdc.edu.
MUSIC EDUCATION BENEFIT
The FIU Chapter of Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC) will present a benefit concert for "Grant for Music in Need". Proceeds will be used to provide music equipment for local elementary school music programs. 7:30 p.m. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. 10910 SW 17th St., Miami. $5. Details: (305) 348-0406 or music.fiu.edu.
Florida Grand Opera presents Offenbach's French opera "The Tales of Hoffman." In it, Hoffman entertains friends in a tavern with tales of his three past loves. In the end, his opera-singer love Stella returns to find Hoffman in a drunken stupor and departs on the arm of his archenemy Lindorf. 8 p.m. Additional performances 2 p.m. Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$254. Details: (305) 854-7890 or www.fgo.org.
Singer/composer Jorge Drexler brings his new show and four-piece band to Miami Beach. Mr. Drexler is celebrate for his poetic lyrics and fused style of Latin American folk rhythms, jazz harmonies and modern electronic sounds. 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $33.50-$68.50. Details: (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN BEAUTIFUL SPACES
Debuting in Miami Beach, three locations around the Miami Metro area will provide a charming backdrop for the Miami Beach Chamber Ensemble's "Music in Beautiful Spaces" on various dates. A wine reception hosted by Whole Foods South Beach will follow the concert. 6 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $10 students and seniors. $20 others. Additional dates and locations vary. Details: (305) 673-2183 or www.sobechamberensemble.org.