Jackie Evancho at Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m.; $50 and up; 561/832-7469 or www.kravis.org
After this pint-sized opera sensation sung on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, her YouTube hits ballooned and the floodgates opened. Not long afterward, Jackie Evancho became the youngest top 10-selling debut artist in U.S. history, recorded a “Great Performances” concert for PBS and performed for President Obama. Her Kravis appearance will support her newly released fifth album, a collection of movie tunes that includes “Pure Imagination,” “My Heart Will Go On” and “What a Wonderful World.”
Kilian Hennessy at Saks Fifth Avenue at Town Center, 5800 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 2 to 5 p.m.; free; 561/620-1374
France’s Kilian Hennessy looks like a male supermodel with an edge: he’s known to pose with snakes hanging over his chest and around his neck like sashes. Slithering, hissing sashes. Gold snake models have also been known to accompany his line of perfume bottles. The heir to a celebrated cognac fortune, Hennessy wrote his college thesis on “the semantics of scent” and created his fragrance brand based on the childhood smells of his father’s business, from the sugar in the alcohol to the wood of the cognac barrels. Sounds intoxicating, in more ways than one. Hennessy will make this rare appearance in Boca Raton to support his new perfume line, “In the Garden of Good and Evil.”
“Bill Viola: Liber Insularum” at Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 students and seniors; 305/893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org
If you’ve ever wanted to dive into the work of Bill Viola, a pioneering video artist from Queens, New York, there will be no better opportunity than this retrospective of 10 videos on display in North Miami. Using manipulated audio and video to explore such fundamental issues as birth, death and the nature of consciousness, Viola has been the creator of profound moving images since the early 1970s. Some of his video works require patience; the old analogy of watching paint dry occasionally applies, but when the paint is this compelling to watch, I can stand transfixed for hours on end. Judging by this gallery’s excellent treatment of the works of video artist Ryan Trecartin last year, MOCA looks like a perfect fit for Viola’s aesthetic. The show runs through March 3.
“The Sleeping Beauty” from the Royal Ballet of London at Movies of Delray, 7421 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 7 p.m.; $20; 561/638-0020 or www.moviesofdelray.com
Now more than 80 years old, “The Sleeping Beauty” is a landmark on the international ballet circuit. Representing the meeting of two masters of their forms – the choreography of Marius Petipa and the music of Tchaikovsky – this version of “The Sleeping Beauty” is as original as it is reverent to its source material, with gorgeous, enviable Victorian costumes spilling across the stage. Considered the Royal Ballet of London’s signature work, “The Sleeping Beauty” will be presented tonight in a high-definition cinema showing at Movies of Delray, but if you can’t catch it, an encore presentation will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Movies of Lake Worth, 7380 Lake Worth Road.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise; 4 and 8 p.m.; $30 to $67; 954/835-8000 or www.thebbtcenter.com
Rock music – the epic, thunderous, grandiose rock music that only makes sense in flamboyant arena settings full of long-haired middle-aged men with their fists in the air – will never be dead so long as Trans Siberian Orchestra are keeping the tradition alive. Arguably the most prolific and profitable progressive rock act of the past two decades, Trans Siberian Orchestra has sold more than 8 million albums and even more concert tickets; indeed, TSO has staked its reputation on its spectacle-driven live shows, which integrate symphonies, lasers, pyrotechnics, video projection and other special effects. Today, they’ll be performing their 2004 Christmas album “The Lost Christmas Eve” for the first time in a concert setting. It’s a seasonal rock opera, with a full storyline, whose songs include “Christmas Dreams,” “Wizards in Winter” and “Christmas Canon Rock.”
Holiday Trunk Show at Ink & Pistons, 2716 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; noon to 6 p.m.; free; 561/832-4655 or www.inkandpistons.com
West Palm Beach’s newest tattoo shop/underground art gallery hybrid, Ink & Pistons, is infused with holiday cheer – and you don’t have to feature Santa’s coterie of reindeer on your left bicep to enjoy it. Twenty artists and crafters will offer unique gifts – for your friends and family or for yourself – at this Holiday Trunk Show. Customers will receive free cookies and cocoa, and even a free T-shirt or artist’s print with every purchase of $25 or more. While you’re there, stick around to view the venue’s “Instagallery” exhibition, which opened Dec. 1. This most democratic of art exhibitions features hundreds of photographs submitted by the store’s fans through Instagram, with the 10 best framed for special consideration.
“A Christmas Carol: The Musical” at Actors Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 2 p.m.; $22.50; 305/444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org
If Charles Dickens had achieved mortality, he would be the world’s richest man on royalties alone, from the hundreds – literally hundreds – of adaptations of his self-described “little Christmas book” for film, television, radio and the stage. This version by Earl Maulding, who co-wrote the script, music and lyrics, isn’t the only big-stage musical rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” but for years, it has been unique to Actors Playhouse. With a cast including 20 prodigious children, this annual favorite aims to appeal to a broad swath of audiences, from nostalgic adults to modern kids. It’s filled creatively imagined sequences, including a surprise entrance from the second spirit and an homage to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. In addition to today’s performance, the show also runs at 7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23.
New Found Glory at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 6:30 p.m.; $25; 954/564-1074 or www.ticketmaster.com
New Found Glory has been one of South Florida’s great musical success stories since forming in Coral Springs in 1997. Recorded in a friend’s home, the band’s classic debut EP “It’s All About the Girls” and its debut LP “Nothing Gold Can Stay” created the band’s reputation as a top purveyor of pop-punk melodies, and they helped establish South Florida as a hotbed for punk and emo music. Some have even called New Found Glory “the godfathers of pop punk,” which is quite a claim since bands have been combining punk and pop ever since the Ramones. But why quibble – these are clearly local boys done good. A lucrative career has sustained the band through seven studio albums, most of them released on major labels. Tonight’s concert will feature a full run-through of its 2002 album “Sticks and Stones,” in honor of its 10th anniversary. See New Found Glory while you can; the band has said that it’ll be taking an extended break from touring and recording during 2013.