Concerts/Comedy

WANDA SYKES
June 5 Emmy Award-nominated stand-up comic, actress and writer Wanda Sykes takes her sassy commentary on the road. Sykes has done HBO comedy specials, movies and animated features, and appears in The New Adventures Old Christine. Topics covered in her stand-up routines include politics, gay marriage, karma, health care, racial profiling, the pressure of being a woman and the perks of getting older. Mature content. 7:30 p.m. $45-$50. Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk. 407-839-3900. ticketmaster.com

JIM GAFFIGAN

June 6 Actor, comedian and writer Gaffigan’s credits include numerous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen Show, That 70’s Show, Ed, Sex and the City, Third Watch and Law & Order. His recent Comedy Central special, Beyond the Pale, went gold. 7 p.m. $35-$42.75. Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk. 407-839-3900. ticketmaster.com

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
June 10 These avant-garde musicians play wide-ranging music including pop ballads, noise rock, rhythmic work-outs and simple acoustic duos. 8 p.m. $57-$206. Club Firestone, 578 N. Orange Ave. 407-872-0066. clubfirestone.com

STEELY DAN
June 15 Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, whose complex, jazz-influenced music and witty lyrics have been popular for more than three decades, bring their Rent Party ‘09 tour to town, with hits from throughout their career. 8 p.m. $56, $86 & $111. Carr Performing Arts Centre. 407-849-2577. orlandovenues.net

AN EVENING WITH IL DIVO
June 27 The “popera” blockbuster brought together by Simon Cowell in 2004, after worldwide auditions, Il Divo melds the sound of opera with the world of popular music. The four young singers—American tenor David Miller, Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler and French pop singer Sébastien Izambard —have sold more than 22 million albums, and are touring behind their fifth album, The Promise. 7:30 p.m. $57.75-$127.75. Amway Arena. 407-839-3900. ticketmaster.com

RICHARD CHEESE
June 13 Imagine Frank Sinatra singing Metallica to a swinging Vegas-style big band and you’ve got the picture. Singer/performer Richard Cheese brings his apt name and his swinger attitude to the Plaza Theatre. 9 p.m. $35. 425 N. Bumby Ave. 407-228-1220. theplazatheatre.com

CENTRAL FLORIDA FOLK INC.
June 28 An indoor folk-music concert of traditional and original music comes to the Camellia Room in the Garden House at Leu Gardens. Performers include Clyde Walker and Ron & Bari plus the Roadside Revue. 5 p.m. $12 donation. 1920 N. Forest Ave. 407-679-6426. cffolk.org