Tuesday

Screening of “Springsteen & I” at Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton; 7:30 p.m.; $13 to $15; 561/395-4695 or www.cinemark.com

Director Baillie Walsh, working for producer Ridley Scott, scoured more than 300 hours of fan-submitted footage to compile the bulk of his new documentary “Springsteen & I,” which combines never-before-seen footage of The Boss with fans’ personal recollections of and praises for the immortal rock star. It’s an appropriate way to put together a doc about a musician with such populist appeal, and it seems to have worked for Walsh; his film has received glowing reviews and sold-out screenings around the world. The film premiered locally with select screenings last week, and it returns tonight for an encore screening by popular demand (you can also catch “Springsteen & I” tonight at Cinemark Boynton Beach 14 and the Magnolia Stadium 16 in Coral Springs).

Wednesday

 

Black Sabbath at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m.; $40 to $143.50; 561/795-8883 or www.livenation.com

Should we be viewing Black Sabbath any differently in 2013, knowing that the band’s legendary frontman has become a doddering, incomprehensible reality-show dunderhead? Methinks not. Ozzy Osbourne in the Daily Mail tabloid pages and Ozzy Osbourne onstage are two very different things, and he still knows how to rivet crowds of thousands. Corralling all but one of Black Sabbath’s original members, Osbourne has been leading the group through marathon 18-song concerts on this epic tour, which supports Sabbath’s acclaimed new album “13” but includes all the hits you’d expect to hear (They’ve been opening with “War Pigs,” so arrive early). It’s hard to think that the creators of “Master of Reality” are now senior citizens, but with a sound still so polished and relevant, I’d watch them rock into their graves.

 

Mick Foley at Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 8 p.m.; $25 with a two-drink minimum; 954/981-5653 or www.improvftl.com

For decades with World Wrestling Entertainment and other professional wrestling organizations, Mick Foley submitted himself to some of the most hardcore concept matches, brutally accepting every 16-foot fall from a steel cage and body-slam onto a bed of thumb tacks with a gleeful indestructibility. Foley’s travails – working under the stage names Cactus Jack and Mankind – have resulted in a number of best-selling memoirs from his time in the ring, as well as a critically acclaimed documentary film and a number of acting roles. This surprising renaissance man (he’s also a fiction author of coming-of-age novels) has embarked on his latest adventure, a standup comedy and storytelling hybrid that draws heavily from his wrestling experiences. And no matter how many steel chairs you’ve been battered with, there’s perhaps nothing scarier than standing in front of a brick wall, hoping to make people laugh. Let’s hope Foley can meet this latest challenge.

 

Opening night of “Slava’s Snowshow” at Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 8 p.m.; $25 to $75; 305/949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org

Cosmo Kramer is decidedly not in the demographic group of “Slava’s Snowshow.” But for those of us without a preternatural fear of clowns, this ambitious production looks to be one of this year’s most exciting theatrical tours. Conceived in the 1990s by famed Russian clown (and Cirque du Soleil alum) Slava Palunin, the 90-minute experience channels its creator’s influences, Marcel Marceau and Charlie Chaplin, with a budget for live spectacle that neither enjoyed in their lifetimes. Snow, streamers, webs, confetti and giant inflatable balls will rain down on the audience in this mix of Cirque, the Blue Man Group and kabuki theater. The show runs through Aug. 25.

Thursday

 

Opening night of “Little Boxes” at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 5 to 7 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 561/ 832-5196 or www.norton.org

The Norton Museum of Art’s architecture-palooza this summer doesn’t end with its magnificent “Block By Block” LEGO recreations of iconic skyscrapers, or its “Architecture in Detail” survey exhibition. Five of the museum’s most talented interns have curated their own contribution to the theme with “Little Boxes: Vernacular Architecture From the Collection.” This diverse show reflects on the ways that places shape the way we live, from bustling big-city landscapes to peaceful rural enclaves. Artists from Norman Rockwell to Yinka Shonibare will be exhibited in media ranging from photographs and oil paintings to a miniature mixed-media dollhouse. The show will run through Oct. 17, but tonight provides the opportunity to experience the museum’s Art After Dark festivities while providing the first chance to view the exhibition.

 

Metric at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 8:30 p.m.; $39.50; 305/673-7300 or www.livenation.com

Proof that perseverance pays off, Canada’s Metric emerged with an accomplished debut album in 2001 only to have it shelved for some six years by its record label. The band soldiered on, releasing its second release, “Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?” in 2003, establishing the group’s sexy, driving, socially conscious, electro-centric sound, and it’s been on a stratospheric ascent ever since. Led by vocalist Emily Haines, who is also a compelling solo performer, Metric finally saw its debut released, and has gone on to unveil three more award-winning albums including the recent “Synthetica.” Its credibility in cultural circles has been established by appearing in an Olivier Assayas drama (“Clean”), scoring a David Cronenberg film (“Cosmopolis”) and eventually recording with rock royalty (Lou Reed). Don’t miss the band’s energetic and eclectic live show.

Friday

Summerfest at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 8 p.m.; $25 to $35; 954/462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org

According to the Italy in U.S. 2013 campaign, this year is considered the Year of Italian Culture. In terms of our culinary culture, we probably celebrate Italy’s carb-heavy offerings a bit too much, but that’s beside the point: This initiative has helped bring us Italian entertainment that wouldn’t normally tour our corner of paradise, and for that, we’re grateful. Tonight, South Florida audiences will have the rare opportunity to see a performance from the I Musici Estensi Chamber Orchestra of Milan, which is this year’s contribution to the annual Summerfest cultural exchange program organized by the Broward Cultural Council. The orchestra will perform composition by Dvorak, Purcell, Verdi and others, joined by members of the Symphony of the Americas. A special $60 admission ticket provides a post-concert Champagne and dessert reception.

Saturday

Mad Decent Block Party at Revolution Live, 100 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 2 p.m.; $35.50 to $40; 954/449-1025 or www.jointherevolution.net

Somehow, the modest outdoor stage at Revolution Live will have to contain the insanity of this year’s Mad Decent Block Party, representing the sole Florida date for this electronic music extravaganza. Mad Decent, the Philadelphia-based label founded by superstar DJ Diplo, has promised “nonstop balls-out partying” and has recommended concertgoers to “bring their Super Soakers.” The lineup, stacked nine acts deep, includes Diplo’s own acclaimed project, Major Lazer; Canadian dub-steppers Zeds Dead, Chicago duo Flosstradamus, and the Colorado-born instrumental livetronica act Big Gigantic. There will even be a less-expensive after-party, with different electronic acts, at 10 p.m. at Revolution.