The Lauren Anderson Band
When: Nov. 8, 8 p.m.
Where: Arts Garage
What: Hailing from Chicago, the winner of the Midwest Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year combines various influences with classic training in piano and voice to create a unique blend of blues, Americana, soul and country.
When: Nov. 9-April 3
Where: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach
What: More than 100 drawings and illustrations recall the work of the artists and designers of anime favorites such as “Ghost in the Shell,” “Metropolis” and others.
I Heart Mac & Cheese Grand Opening
When: Nov. 9
Where: 3908 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach
What: Deerfield Beach welcomes the newest location of I Heart Mac & Cheese with family-fun activities like face painting, balloon artistry, and special promotions throughout the day. BONUS: The first paying customer when the location opens its doors at 11 a.m. will win free mac & cheese creations for one year!
Fall Art on the Square
When: Nov. 9-10
Where: Cornell Art Museum, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
What: The outdoor juried show features work from fine art and craft artists from around the country.
Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival
When: Nov. 9, noon-4 p.m.; concert, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach
What: NFL legends work side by side with area chefs in benefit of former NFL player John Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and the Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge, supporting Feeding South Florida. Attendees enjoy food, beer and wine and the Gridiron Grill-Off BBQ Competition. The festival ends with a performance by country music standout Brett Young.
St. Jude Popup Dinner Party
When: Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Where: W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
What: At the second annual celebration of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, James Beard Award-winning chef Norman Van Aken prepares signature dishes, which attendees can enjoy with paired wine. Attendees also participate in a cocktail reception, dancing and live and silent auctions.
When: Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
What: The English icon presents “Sting: My Songs,” a dynamic show that covers the hits of his solo career and his work with The Police such as “Roxanne,” “Message in a Bottle” and “Fields of Gold.” The tour supports his latest album, “My Songs,” which features new interpretations of his hits and is a precursor to his upcoming Las Vegas residency of the same name at Caesars Palace.
When: Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek
What: 1970s R&B sensations The Commodores—composed of Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “J.D.” Nicholas, and original member William “Wak” King—perform hits that have sold 75 million albums worldwide such as “Brick House,” “Three Times a Lady” and “Easy.”