David Benoliel Vernissage Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Famed French fashion photographer David Benoliel will unveil a new exhibit at Villa Azur with a chic cocktail reception. Benoliel's edgy and captivating projects—several of which showed at Art Basel—have earned worldwide acclaim. The exhibit will remain on display through November 22. 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688; villaazurmiami.com
Idle Warship (Talib Kweli and Res) Friday, October 19, 8:30 p.m.
The Live at Knight concert series will kick off with a performance by hip hop icon Talib Kweli, chanteuse Res, and The Miami Symphony Orchestra. The Arsht Center performance will mark the duo's Miami debut and also stand as the first time Kweli has teamed up with a live orchestra. Tickets begin at $30. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; arshtcenter.org
Las Olas Art Fair Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21
Cross the county line and celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of South Florida's signature art events: The Las Olas Art Fair. Held in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the fair will welcome more than 200 artists from around the country. The two-day, open-air event is free and open to the public. 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale; artfestival.com
Gilberto Gil Sunday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Brazil's legendary musical icon and former minister of culture will play a private solo concert at New World Center to ring in the Rhythm Foundation's silver anniversary. The evening promises drinks, dinner, and a silent auction. Tickets are $125 and also include an annual Rhythm Foundation membership. 500 17th St., Miami Beach, 305-672-5202; rhythmfoundation.com