Dec. 1 — The mys­te­ri­ous and thrilling Bill Clin­ton

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The for­mer prez has teamed up with au­thor James Pat­ter­son for a mys­tery-thriller novel ti­tled “The Pres­i­dent Is Missing.” The dy­namic duo hit the road to pro­mote the novel. And, yes, a full-priced ticket gets you an au­to­graphed copy of the book. The pro­gram starts at 8 p.m. at Knight Con­cert Hall at the Adri­enne Ar­sht Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1300 Bis­cayne Blvd., in Mi­ami. Tick­ets cost $50 and $100. To or­der, call 877-949-6722 or go to Ar­shtCen­ter.org.

Dec. 1-2 — Art and Ar­mory

Right up­front, you should know this event is free. The third an­nual West Palm Beach Arts Fes­ti­val will fea­ture 80 artists work­ing in sculp­ture, pho­tog­ra­phy, print­mak­ing, paint­ing, ceram­ics, draw­ing, glass, tex­tiles, jew­elry and mixed­me­dia. That all takes place out­side of the Ar­mory Art Cen­ter on Satur­day and Sun­day. Inside, the Ar­mory will have an open house on Satur­day where adult­course in­struc­tors will be on hand to tell you about their classes. There will be a $30 dis­count if you sign up for classes that day. The Arts Fes­ti­val is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on the campus of the Ar­mory Art Cen­ter, 811 Park Place, in West Palm Beach. The open house is 1-4 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 1, in Mont­gomery Hall. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to Ar­mory Art.org.

Dec. 8, 15, 19, 22 — Will there be a figgy pud­ding?

South Florida is a foodie’s par­adise, so there are loads of culi­nary tour com­pa­nies here. One of the most pop­u­lar is the Palm Beach County-based Taste His­tory Culi­nary Tour, which is giv­ing hol­i­daythemed bus and walk­ing tours that blend in­for­ma­tion of re­gional art, his­tory and food. Lake Worth and Lan­tana are Dec. 8. Del­ray Beach and Boyn­ton Beach are Dec. 15. A day­long trip to Del­ray Beach, Boyn­ton Beach, Lake Worth and West Palm Beach is Dec. 19. And fi­nally, Del­ray Beach and Boyn­ton Beach are Dec. 22. Prices are $51-$60 per adult and free for chil­dren un­der the age of 14. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 561-638-8277 or go to Taste His­to­ryCuli­naryTours.org. Bayskate Hol­i­day Boo­gie comes back to Bayfront Park in down­town Mi­ami Dec. 20-22. Mon­key Shoul­der Blended Scotch Whisky has a ce­ment truck where the drum is a gi­ant cock­tail shaker. The truck will visit Death or Glory’s “Mir­a­cle on Rose­mary” pop-up bar in West Palm Beach on Dec. 5 and Death or Glory gas­tropub in Del­ray Beach Dec. 10.

Dec. 5, 10 — We’re go­ing to need a big­ger shot glass

Maybe it was a dream of yours: a ce­ment-truck mixer filled with whiskey. That’s ex­actly what is com­ing to the Death or Glory bar in Del­ray Beach and the gas­tropub’s hol­i­daythemed pop-up in West Palm Beach. Mon­key Shoul­der Blended Scotch Whisky has a ce­ment truck where the drum is a gi­ant cock­tail shaker filled with, you guessed it, whiskey. The 27-foot-long drum holds the equiv­a­lent of

12,000 bot­tles. The Mon­key Mixer will visit the West Palm Beach pop-up (550 South Rose­mary Ave., suite

158) from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and the Del­ray Beach lo­ca­tion (116 NE 6th Ave.) from

6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10. For more in­for­ma­tion on Death or Glory, call 561-808-8814 or go to DeathOrGlo­ryBar .com.

Dec. 6 — Fes­tive fun for Florida Fanilows

Barry Manilow will kick off his 2018 “Manilow: A Very Barry Christ­mas” tour

in Mi­ami. This is the sec­ond year that the mu­sic mae­stro has done a Christ­mas tour with a show of yule­tide clas­sics and, of course, his im­pres­sive list of chart top­pers. The con­cert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Amer­i­canAir­lines Arena,

601 Bis­cayne Blvd., in Mi­ami. Tick­ets cost

$55.75-$312.34. To or­der, call 786-777-1000 or go to AAArena.com.

Dec. 9 — ‘Real House­wife’ brings a pretty mess to Fort Laud­erdale

Erika Jayne, of “Real Housewives of Bev­erly Hills” fame, will per­form in con­cert at Revo­lu­tion Live. For those who don’t know, Jayne (whose sur­name is Gi­rardi) has sev­eral top 10 dance hits, in­clud­ing "Roller Coaster,” “Give You Ev­ery­thing,” "Get It Tonight,” "Painkillr,” “Xx­pen$ive," “One Hot Plea­sure” and "Party Peo­ple (Ig­nite the World)." The tour is ti­tled “Erika Jayne Presents: The Pretty Mess Tour” af­ter her 2009 de­but al­bum, “Pretty Mess.” Af­ter join­ing the “Real Housewives” TV fran­chise in

2015, she went on to ap­pear on “Danc­ing With the Stars” and “The Young and the Rest­less” in 2017. Show­time is 9 p.m. at Revo­lu­tion Live, 100 SW Third Ave., in Fort Laud­erdale. Tick­ets cost $40-$250. To or­der, call 954-449-1025 or go to Tick­et­mas­ter.com.

Dec. 12 — Star som­me­lier stops in Mi­ami for vino event

DLynn Proc­tor, whom wine fans may rec­og­nize from the “SOMM” doc­u­men­taries, will at­tend a wine­tast­ing event at Wine by the Bay, a Mi­ami re­tailer. Proc­tor is the di­rec­tor of Fan­tesca Es­tate and Win­ery in Napa Val­ley (par­tic­i­pants will be tast­ing four wines from the vint­ner) and is a su­per­star in the wine world, hav­ing won a slew of hon­ors and awards in­clud­ing “Best Som­me­lier in Amer­ica.” He reg­u­larly pro­vides food and wine con­tent for TV shows and print mag­a­zines. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Wine by the Bay, 6942 NE Fourth Ave., in Mi­ami. Tick­ets cost $55 per per­son. To or­der, call 305-455-9791 or go to WineBTB.com.

Dec. 13-16 — Cirque du Soleil serves ice skat­ing in ‘Crys­tal’

When this show first played South Florida this past sum­mer, it proved to be so pop­u­lar that Cirque du Soleil is bring­ing it back for a win­ter run. “Crys­tal” marks the first time in Cirque’s 34-year his­tory that the Montreal-based com­pany has pro­duced an ice-skat­ing pro­duc­tion. In this show, skaters and gym­nasts per­form syn­chro­nized skat­ing, freestyle fig­ures and ex­treme skat­ing com­bined with tra­di­tional cir­cus acts such as swing­ing trapeze, aerial traps and hand-to-hand. “Crys­tal” will play the Amer­i­canAir­lines Arena, 601 Bis­cayne Blvd., in Mi­ami. Show­times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day-Fri­day, 8 p.m. Satur­day, 5 p.m. Sun­day and mati­nees are noon and 4 p.m. Satur­day and 1 p.m. Sun­day. Tick­ets cost

$38-$160. To or­der, call

800-745-3000 or go to CirqueDuSoleil.com /crys­tal.

Dec. 15 — Aretha Franklin and Leonard Bern­stein get Nu Deco props

One of Mi­ami’s hippest se­crets is the Nu Deco En­sem­ble, a cham­ber orches­tra that is any­thing but stodgy, pre­fer­ring in­stead to sam­ple from sev­eral mu­sic gen­res and per­form work from cut­ting-edge com­posers. Nu Deco con­tin­ues its fourth season with a con­cert that will in­clude spe­cial guests Macy Gray, BJ the Chicago Kid and the Mi­ami Mass Choir per­form­ing a pro­gram of soul mu­sic (in­clud­ing an Aretha Franklin sym­phonic suite) as well as ex­cerpts from Leonard Bern­stein’s “West Side Story” for the 100th an­niver­sary of his birth. Show­time is 8 p.m. at the Adri­enne Ar­sht Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1300 Bis­cayne Blvd., in Mi­ami. Tick­ets cost $25-$80. To or­der, call 877-949-6722 or go to Ar­shtCen­ter.org.

Dec. 16 — Y100 FM gives you a jin­gle

The Y100 Jin­gle Ball

2018 is bring­ing in a lineup of hit­mak­ers in­clud­ing Khalid, Shawn Men­des, Calvin Har­ris, Marsh­mello, Bazzi, Bebe Rexha, Sab­rina Carpenter and Alessia Cara. This year the ra­dio sta­tion’s

(100.7 FM) show will ben­e­fit the Ryan Seacrest Foun­da­tion, with $1 of ev­ery ticket go­ing to the non­profit that works with at-risk youths. Show­time is 7 p.m. at the BB&T Cen­ter, 1 Pan­ther Park­way, in Sun­rise. Tick­ets cost $46-$251. To or­der, call 800-745-3000 or go to TheBBT­cen­ter.com.

Dec. 20-22 — Rolling with Bayskate Mi­ami

For the fourth year, “Bayskate Hol­i­day Boo­gie” comes back to Bayfront Park in down­town Mi­ami with live mu­sic and DJ sets. Best of all it’s free — al­though you may want to bring some moola to rent skates, grab a bite to eat or en­joy the bars. You may also want to reg­is­ter for a quicker check-in at the skate-rental sta­tion. The al fresco rink will be set up around the Pep­per Foun­tain in Bayfront Park, which is lo­cated at 301 Bis­cayne Blvd., in Mi­ami. Bayskate will be open 4-11 p.m. Thurs­day, 4 p.m. to mid­night Fri­day and 1 p.m. to mid­night Satur­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to BayskateMi­ami.com.

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