Escape spring break, Ultra Music Festival and all its surrounding folly by attending a concert by the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and Symphony of the Americas. The groups will collaborate for shows at the Broward Center 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and at the chorus' Sunshine Cathedral 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The last two are sold-out, but tickets for the Broward Center performances were available at presstime, and cost $25-$75 plus fees at BrowardCenter.org.
Meanwhile, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, you can circumvent all things Emerald Isle with a concert by David Bisbal. The Grammy-winning Spanish vocalist follows the acoustic-love-song tradition of his countrymen Alejandro Sanz and Julio Iglesias. ($59.50-$81.25, LiveNation.com)
On Tuesday, the venue will switch focus to the goth rock of the Deftones. The California sextet's latest album was released this past November. The band is still featuring temporary bassist Sergio Vega, who's filling in for the injured Chi Cheng. ($45, LiveNation.com)
Come Wednesday, take your pick: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will hit the Hard Rock Live ($47-$78.50, Ticketmaster.com) and Leonard Cohen will take his "Songs From the Road" to the James L. Knight Center. ($35-$275, Ticketmaster.com)
Alicia Keys, princess of contemporary R&B, will close out the week with her Set the World on Fire tour at the AmericanAirlines Arena. ($70-$120, Ticketmaster.com)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times