“Jane Goodall Live” at Regal Royal Palm Stadium 18
, 1003 N. State Road 7, West Palm Beach; 8 p.m.; regular theater admission; 561/795-02888 or www.fathomevents.com
The Regal Royal Palm theater is one of some 500 cinemas nationwide that will be simulcasting this live presentation on, and with, the world’s foremost chimpanzee researcher. Goodall will appear on the big screen to answer questions submitted to the event’s Facebook page by fans. The screening also features the premiere of 45-year-old 8mm footage shot during Jane’s first foray into the African forest, as well as the new documentary “Jane’s Journey,” which includes interviews and contributions from Angelina Jolie and Pierce Brosnan.
“Primordial: Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel De Obaldia” at Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $7 children, seniors and military and $10 adults; 954/525-5500 or www.moafl.org
This exhibition actually opened a couple of days ago, but it didn’t fall under my radar until this week – and you have plenty of time to see it, given that it’s on view through May of next year. Panamanian artist Isabel De Obaldia explores the art of ancient cultures in her work, which features demons, gods and beasts drawn heavily from pre-Columbian art. She started out as a painter, like her celebrated father Guillermo Trujillo, before finding equal pleasure in modern glass sculpture. In fact, this exhibition is the Museum of Art’s contribution to the 50thanniversary of the studio glass movement.
Bryan Ferry at the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 8 p.m.; $38.50 to $78.50; 305/673-7300 or www.livenation.com
Songwriter and musician Bryan Ferry forged his enduring career as the voice of Roxy Music, one of the most important glam-rock acts of the ‘70s and ‘80s. But as a solo artist, his output since the turn of the century has been slim and muted; he has released more Bob Dylan covers than original music since 1999. However, his latest album, 2010’s “Olympia,” was greeted with almost universal acclaim, with the BBC calling it Ferry’s best album in three decades. Ferry turned 66 today, but judging by videos of recent live appearances, age hasn’t worn him down for a second. Expect a set list heavy on the
new material and peppered with choice cuts from his back catalog and Roxy Music hits.
Cut Copy at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 7 p.m.; $35 to $45; 305/377-2277; www.grandcentralmiami.com
This performance by Australian electro-pop group Cut Copy was recently added to accommodate an overwhelming demand: The band’s Friday performance at Grand Central has been sold out for some time. This expansion is a testament to both the transcendence of indie music in mainstream culture and the band’s polished, New Wave-echoing sound, which has been growing in stature since its 2006 debut, “Bright Like Neon Love.” Its latest release “Zonoscope,” which opens with the infectious single “Need You Now,” peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. dance/electronic albums chart. This is a big deal for Miami.
Thursday to Sunday
Pauly Shore at Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; show times vary; $22; 561/833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com
Pauly Shore is still recognized by most people as the talent behind some very, very stupid movies in the artistic wilderness of ‘90s Hollywood comedy; “Son-In-Law,” “Jury Duty” and “Bio-Dome” are some of the most flagrant offenders (though even these turkeys have their proponents, somehow). But as a standup comedian, he’s been a stellar performer for decades, and his insider knowledge of Hollywood and the comedy industry have led to his most inspired projects: “Pauly Shore is Dead,” a documentary in which he fakes his own death as a way to attain postmortem adulation; “Minding the Store,” a
reality series for TBS; and “Adopted,” a satire on western celebrities who adopt African babies.
Opening night of “The Earrings of Madame De…” at Tower Theatre, 1508 S.W. Eighth St., Miami; show times pending; $8; 305/643-8706
Miami’s Tower Theatre continues its monthly “Cinema Icons” series with this shattering melodrama from 1953. The best movie in history to feature an ellipses in its title, “The Earrings of Madame De…” is one of German director Max Ophuls’ most accomplished works, a French romantic roundelay in which a pair of earrings changes owners and breaks hearts across of number of late 19thcentury aristocrats. An unforgettable showcase for Ophuls’ deep reservoirs of pathos and his unmatchable moving-camera technique, this is a special treat, an opportunity for South Florida theatergoers to rediscover a masterpiece. Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio De Sica costar. The movie runs at least through next Thursday.
Friday through Sunday
L-Dub Film Festival at Lake Worth Playhouse’s Stonzek Theatre, 709 Lake Ave., Lake Worth; show times vary; $9 per program; 561/296-9382 or www.lakeworthplayhouse.org
The three-day L-Dub Film Festival is billed as an event “by filmmakers, for filmmakers,” but this collection of nearly 40 shorts, features and documentaries showcases new work that’s palatable to any general audience. Short films make up most of the itinerary, offering new moviemakers their 15 minutes (or sometimes less) of onscreen fame, but the festival also is offering some notable feature premieres. “Guns, Drugs and Dirty Money,” which screens at 8 p.m. Saturday, stars Eric Roberts as a graphic-novel author who latest comic springs to life when he reads it to his nephew. The fest also includes free seminars with Hollywood actor Garrett M. Brown, filmmaker Frank Eberling, screenwriter Michael Chasin and others.
Saturday and Sunday
Live.art and Classical Explosion at the Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach; 8 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday; $20 to $30; 561/450-6357 or www.delraybeacharts.org
Delray Beach’s newest cultural arts venue will launch its first full season this weekend with a multimedia extravaganza. Saturday’s program, titled “live.art,” will feature a live synchronization of five artists creating work in their various fields, from painter Alan Stewart to dancer Anita Havel to pianist Jace Vek. On Sunday night, the Arts Garage will begin its Classical Explosion series with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132. Come check out this hip new venue before it becomes the most fashionable nightlife spot in Delray.