Singer-songwriter Craig Carothers presents a concert of original material. 8 p.m. University of Miami Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $15 seniors. $20 others. Details: (305) 284-2400 or www.music.miami.edu/concerts.
In celebration of Black History Month, Virginia Key Beach hosts "Grass Roots Festival," featuring Chaka Khan, Arrested Development, Fishbone and Immortal Technique. Times vary. Through Feb. 12. Historic Virginia Key Beach Park,
4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Key Biscayne. $30-$35 one day pass. $100-$120 four day pass. Details: (305) 960-4618 or www.virginiakeygrassroots.org.
Garrick Ohlsson plays Chopin's virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2 with European musical ensemble the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Garrick was the first American to win the Chopin International Piano Competition. He has established himself among the top pianists of the world, earning such awards as the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and a Grammy in 2008 for his recording of the Beethoven Sonatas, Vol. 3. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $50-$125. Details: (305) 949-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Frost Honor Band Festival presents 180 Florida high school instrumentalists for two days of rehearsals and master classes by Frost artist faculty, and a final concert. Guest conductor Eric Rombach-Kendall conducts the Honor Wind Ensemble, Honor Symphonic Band and Frost Wind Ensemble in a concert. 7:30 p.m. University of Miami Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-2400 or www.music.miami.edu/concerts.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents four-time Tony Award nominee and Miami native Raśl Esparza in a solo performance. He delves into his Miami roots performing influential Cuban music, as well as the Broadway tunes for which he is best known. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $50-$125. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Party rock band "The B-52s" performs a dancehall concert with hits such as "Rock Lobster," "Private Idaho," "Roam" and the party anthem "Love Shack." As part of its 35th anniversary tour, the band is set to make their only South Florida appearance at the Adrienne Arsht Center. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $25-$45. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts a Valentine's Day concert featuring jazz vocalist Nicole Henry. Picnic baskets and blankets welcome. 5:30 p.m. gates open. 7 p.m. concert. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free for kids 5 and under. $20 for kids ages 6-18. $60 for members. $75 others. $150 member and $175 regular for VIP package including candlelit dinner, reserved seating and wine. Details: (305) 667-1651, ext. 3358 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the 13th annual "Moonlight & Music" Valentine's Day concert at the Deering Estate. The concert features Irish singer/songwriter Sarah Packiam and singer/songwriter Scott Kirby. Couples can celebrate their love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars, on the edge of Biscayne Bay. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Limited refreshments and food will be available for an additional fee. Parking is free. 7 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $20. Details: www.deeringestate.org.
The Betsy South Beach hosts free performances throughout February, with scheduled performances Wednesday and Thursday evenings. This Wednesday guests enjoy old school blues from "Big Poppa E." On Thursday "Adrenaline Jazz," a jam band composed of drummer Reuben Hoch, Ken Burkhart and guitarist Tom Lipincott, performs. On Feb. 16, the hotel's lobby also hosts a classical performance by the "I'M Piano Duo," Irina Silvanova and Maxim Puryzhinskiy. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. Feb. 16 performance. The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Lobby Bar, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 760-6902 or www.thebetsyhotel.com.