Things to do in Miami this week – Oct. 2-4

Friday, Oct. 2

FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS …

ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL

Traveling comedy throwdown anchored by stand-up superstars Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer,” “Train Wreck”) and Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) rolls into town with a rotating cast of about 20 performers.

Details: 5 p.m. Friday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre (formerly Coral Sky Amphitheatre), 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$92.75.

SALSA KING

MARC ANTHONY

Top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time, multiple Grammy-winner and fashion designer sings hits including “I Need to Know” and “You Sang to Me,” plus tracks from his 11th studio album, “3.0.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $61-$211.

BOB MARLEY’S BAND

THE WAILERS

Legendary Jamaican band, formed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963, performs reggae standards in its current incarnation, including Marley favorites such as “Three Little Birds,” “Stir It Up” and “No Woman No Cry.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $25.

POPLIFE PRESENTS …

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

Legendary noise-rock band that influenced groups including My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr. takes the stage in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its debut album “Psychocandy.”

Details: 9 p.m. Friday at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444 or www.olympiatheater.org; $40-$75.

 

Saturday, Oct. 3

MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to this interactive day of fun, with Dorothy, Toto and her friends Tin Man, Scarecrow and The Cowardly Lion. Kids can explore Munchkinland, The Crossroads, The Witch’s Castle, The Emerald City and much more before heading back over the rainbow to Miami. Plus, grown-ups will be thrilled to see the original Ruby Slippers from the classic 1939 movie.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, running through Jan. 10, at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.

FUN IN THE SUN

5K PARK FEST

All day event benefits your choice of cause, and features family-friendly activities including a Mini Run for the kids, a bounce house, a rock-climbing wall, volleyball, face-painting, carousel rides and a mini-train, Little Chefs cooking lessons, live music by Problem Kids, Zumba dancing, swimming at the beach, a yoga stretch food trucks and beer and wine for the grown-ups.

Details: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne; 305-960-4600 or www.5kparkfest.org; event is free; $20 registration fee to enter Mini Run and 5K.

CRUSHIN’ IT WORLD TOUR

BRAD PAISLEY

Country superstar who set a record for most consecutive No. 1 country singles with 10 performs hits including “Whiskey Lullaby,” “She’s Everything,” “Then” and “Remind Me,” plus tracks from his 10th studio album, “Moonshine in the Trunk,” including “Crushin’ It.” Opening are up-and-comers Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; Ticketmaster; $19.75-$54.75.

CELEBRATING BROWARD

 “WE”

As part of Broward 100 Presents Duende, this Broadway-style show created by Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg gathers music superstars – including Jon Secada and Linda Eder – plus more than 100 South Florida musicians, dancers, poets, athletes and variety artists for a spectacle that evokes “The Passion & Rhythm of the People.”

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $25-$160.

 

Sunday, Oct. 4

FREE FOR ALL

DREAM CAR CLASSIC

Check out motor vehicle enthusiasts’ pride-and-joy rides, with classic and custom cars, trucks and hot rods on display.

Details: 10 A.M.-3 p.m. Sunday  Hollywood Boulevard between 19th and 20th avenues, Downtown Hollywood; www.cobrajoeproductions.com.

LET’S GET TOGETHER

INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

Honor and enjoy the best in reggae, Caribbean and world music, with performances by Etana & The Rawsoul Rebels, Inner Circle, Carlene Davis, Tarrus Riley & Dean Fraser, Ikaya and many more, and hosted by the legendary band Third World.

Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at Broward College’s Bailey Hall, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie; www.irawma.com; $35-$76.

 

Next Week

AUTHOR EVENT

CINDY CRAWFORD

As her 50th birthday looms, one of the greatest supermodels of all time looks back, photo shoot by photo shoot, at her astonishing career and life lessons learned. See Crawford in conversation with NBC’s Jackie Nespral, discussing “Becoming” (Rizzoli, $50).

Details: 7 p.m. Monday at Miami Dade College, Chapman Conference Center, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; www.booksandbooks.com; vouchers required: purchase of a voucher gets you an autographed copy of the book and three entries to the event.

ONE RIGHTEOUS BABE

ANI DIFRANCO

Feminist folk icon, political activist and label head (Righteous Babe Records) performs favorites from her amazingly eclectic repertoire, including “32 Flavors,” “Untouchable Face” and “The Slant/The Diner,” plus tracks from her 18th studio album, “Allergic to Water.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $25.

IN THE RIGHT PLACE

DR. JOHN AND THE NITE TRIPPERS

Grammy-winning embodiment of New Orleans blues performs hits from his illustrious career (including “Right Place, Wrong Time”) and a tribute to Louis Armstrong, highlighted by selections from Dr. John’s recent album “Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch.”

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale;  www.parkerplayhouse.com; $37.50-$57.50.

BRITISH COMIC ROYALTY

JOHN CLEESE & ERIC IDLE

Founding fathers of Monty Python – the U.K. sketch group whose influence on comedy has been likened to The Beatles’ influence on pop music – team up for a night of surreal skits and improvised laughs billed as “Together Again At Last… For The Very First Time,”

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $59.50-$99.50. 

GOLDEN OLDIES

BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS

Classic-rock triple bill features Blood, Sweat and Tears (“You Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel”); Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World,” “One”); and Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad (“We’re an American Band,” “Some Kind of Wonderful”).

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; Ticketmaster; $28-$68.

 

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