The Week Ahead: June 5 to 11



Bon Iver at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 8 p.m.; $45 to $65; 305/673-7300 or

Indie folk musician Justin Vernon’s band, Bon Iver, emerged onto the music scene in 2007 with all the force of a whisper. But what an entrancing whisper it was. Like Iron & Wine’s early recordings but even lighter and dreamier, Vernon’s rustic folk sound has helped inspire countless musicians to turn down the volume, building a veritable subgenre on his shoulders. Recorded over three months in a remote Wisconsin cabin, Bon Iver’s debut album “For Emma, Forever Ago” launched them into the stratosphere, while its self-titled sophomore released cemented its legacy last year. It wasn’t long until Vernon was collaborating with Kanye West and contributing a song to a “Twilight” soundtrack, which, as any hipster knows, is the ultimate sign of acceptance. Get your tickets fast; this one will probably sell out.


Summer Comedy Festival at Funky Buddha Lounge, 2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 9 p.m.; $5; 561/368-4643 or

So you want to see some comedy, but Boca’s New York Comedy Club is in the process of relocating, and you don’t want to schlep all the way to West Palm Beach and pay $30 or more for a ticket at the Improv. Well, this event has got you covered for just a $5 admission, right here in Boca. The Funky Buddha Lounge has been a hot spot for comedy for years, but this event just might take the cake. A one-time Summer Comedy Festival hosted by local comedian Richy Lala, the event features the stylings of 20 comics: Brian Coronado, Mark Spiro, Martel Blue, Jay Maher, John Hyne, Steve Hoover, Ralph Laguerre, Scott Stern, Matt Bellak, Mack Stine, Doug Almeida, Lauren Pottinger, Rio Riley, Adrienne Airhart, Aristotle Georgeson, Devon Fox. There is a two-drink mimum, and bring your sense of humor.


Opening night of “The Edge of Our Bodies” at Mosaic Theatre at American Heritage Center for the Arts, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation; 8 p.m.; $39.50 seniors, $34 adults and $15 students; 954/577-8243 or

The Mosaic Theatre closes what has been an outstanding season tonight with “The Edge of Our Bodies,” a 2011 dramedy from the great and prolific Adam Rapp. Alfred Hitchcock would love the setting – the story takes place entirely on a train, where 16-year-old Bernadette is traveling from her New England private school to New York City, where she will drop a bombshell on her boyfriend. Along the way, she’ll contemplate life and all that she doesn’t know in a coming-of-age story that called “a stunning portrait.” Orlando actress Lexi Langs makes her Mosaic debut as Bernadette, and Jim Gibbons, a veteran actor from Fort Lauderdale’s Empire Stage, will play a maintenance man. The show runs through July 1.


WRMF-FM Party in the Park at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 6 p.m.; free; 561/750-1668

WRMF 97.9-FM, Palm Beach County’s variety station for ‘80s, ‘90s and current pop hits, will kick off the summer in style this weekend in Mizner Park for a concert that traverses the decades and styles played on its station. John Waite, the English musician known for his 1984 platinum smash “Missing You,” will headline the concert; he has released 10 solo albums, including 2011’s “Rough and Tumble.” He will be joined by Kris Allen, winner of the eighth season of “American Idol,” and Eric Hutchinson, a rising singer-songwriter from Maryland who has earned the praise of Madonna and Perez Hilton. South Florida’s own The People Upstairs will get this free party started.

Opening night of “Michael Jackson: Laser Spectacular” at South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach; 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.; $8 members and $10 nonmembers; 561/832-1988 or

As great and trippy as Pink Floyd is, there are only so many times you can stare narcotically into the cosmos while absorbing “Dark Side of the Moon.” With that in mind, the South Florida Science Museum is expanding the repertoire of its Dekelbaum Planetarium, integrating a new Michael Jackson show that has been a sell-out hit at other planetariums across the country. The show features the King of Pop’s greatest hits accompanied by lasers, stars and other special effects. For tonight’s opening festivities, guests that arrive dressed as Jackson will receive free popcorn and buy-one get-one admission. Be prepared to moonwalk.

The Bad Plus at Miniaci Center at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferraro Jr. Blvd., Davie; 8 p.m.; $40; 954/462-0222 or

Avant-garde jazz trio the Bad Plus originated in 2000 with a killer gimmick: They would record their own, deconstructed versions of familiar rock and pop hits, transforming them into bona fide jazz numbers. With fascinating interpretations of songs by Nirvana, Radiohead, Tears for Fears, Neil Young, David Bowie and many others, the Minneapolis group turned a new generation on to jazz. But here’s the challenge: keeping these fans around to listen to the band’s original jazz compositions. On the group’s most recent album, 2010’s “Never Stop,” the Bad Plus eschewes covers completely for the first time, though it still showcases their range, filling the sonic spectrum all the way from swing music to techno.

Teresa Giudice at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 2 p.m.; free; 305/442-4408 or

If you were guilty enough to have watched the last season of “Celebrity Apprentice” (I certainly was), then you know that “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is a sunny and positive personality – not easy to maintain on a show that thrives on bitter rivalries – even if it also proved that she’s not the sharpest knife on the block. But that’s OK; in her off time, she knows exactly what to do with those knives, and the forks, spoons, pots and pans, to create great-tasting food that won’t tip your scale. The voluptuous mother of four has already penned two best-selling books on eating great and keeping fit, and her newly released third cookbook, “Fabulicious: Fast and Fit,” contains 60 recipes and rules that allow you to keep your beloved tiramisu. She will share tips at this special appearance.


Israeli Dance Festival at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 7 p.m.; $10 to $50; 954/462-0222

Now in its 16thyear, the Israeli Festival Yachad will conclude with this gala dance celebration. More than 500 dancers will take the stage, hailing from dance companies in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Panama and Israel, for a nostalgic revue of Israeli folk music. Elaborate costumes, scenery and lighting designs will enhance the performance, with each choreographed routine designed to evoke a difference rhythm and cultural component.