Monday, August 8, 2022

The Week Ahead: June 14 to 20

What: Weezer and Panic! at the Disco

Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: $39.50-$71.70


Cherished by indie rockers, alt-rockers and nerd-rockers alike, Weezer has traversed a great teal of sonic territory in its 24 years. Frontman Rivers Cuomo has guided the durable four-piece from their inception as sweater-wearing emo prototypes raised on D&D to curious interpreters of hip-hop and electronic rhythms to riff-heavy arena-rock celebrants. Unafraid to polarize its base with each successive album, Weezer promises to satisfy each portion of its diverse throngs with a set list that cover its entire eclectic corpus (except for the misbegotten “Hurley”), from cult favorite “Pinkerton” through this year’s “White Album.” Panic! at the Disco, the Vegas pop-rockers whose humor and intoxicating energy recalls Fall Out Boy, will co-headline what is arguably modern rock’s premier summer tour: Even the opening act, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, usually headlines clubs on its own: McMahon’s ubiquitous 2014 single “Cecilia and the Satellite” peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot Rock list.


What: Opening reception of “Intersectionality”

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: $3-$5

Contact: 305/893-6211,

As ambitious as it is zeitgeist-y, curator Richard Haden’s “Intersectionality” exhibition is comprised of no less than 50 South Florida artists, along with a handful of internationally recognized voices, whose work examines an aspect of the title theme. Now an unimpeachable buzzword at progressive college campuses nationwide, the term “intersectionality” originated with legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, in an effort to describe the ways in which institutes of oppression were inherently interconnected. It has expanded in the 21st century to incorporate institutional bigotry against a widening range of identity groups, encompassing racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, faith, nationality and more, all of which are addressed by artists in this multi-disciplinary show. Haden’s description of the exhibition can feel impenetrably academic, but we’re certain the diverse panoply of provocative work speaks for itself. “Intersectionality” runs through Aug. 14, with an artist reception running 7 to 9 p.m. June 23.


What: Turnstiles

Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 561/393-7700,

Any musician with the talent, sense of humor and chutzpah to form a Billy Joel tribute act has, at his piano-set fingertips, a trove of some of the most iconic American music of the past 40 years. As the New Yorker headlined its profile of Joel in 2014, he is a “33-hit wonder.” But Tony Monaco’s local Joel tribute act Turnstiles doesn’t cover just the hits. This lifelong Joel devotee delves deep into the Piano Man’s archives, with help from his peerless backing band. Close your eyes at a Turnstiles set, and you’ll believe you’re in a Billy Joel arena show. Show up early for this free concert, part of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City series: A beer garden opens at 6:30 pm., which features lawn games and craft-beer experts from Hollywood Brewery discussing their brews. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and order takeout from Delivery Dudes, who will bring food from Mizner Park restaurants right to the amphitheater.

Opening day of “Project Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg”

Where: Perez Art Museum, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: $12-$16, free for children

Contact: 305/375-3000,

The late Robert Rauschenberg was an artist for the entire world, but Florida can claim him as one of its own: From 2003 until his death in 2008, Rauschenberg lived and worked on Captiva Island, a location that had helped inspire his work since at least 1970. A forebear of the Pop Art movement who famously professed to work “in the gap between life and art,” Rauschenberg’s oeuvre encompassed photography, printmaking, papermaking, performance and, most prolifically, painting and sculpting, even blurring the lines between the two. His “Combines” most effectively merged art and life, because they included materials culled from the streets, like newspapers and cardboard boxes. Except to see some of them, with an emphasis on his 1990s contributions, at this PAMM survey, drawn entirely from the museum’s extensive Rauschenberg holdings. It runs through Oct. 9.

What: Opening night of “Serial Killer 1”

Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

When: 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Cost: $7-$11.75

Contact: 786/385-9689,

“Try to keep a little distance, or this case will destroy you.” That advice will be offered to, and unheeded by, fresh-faced officer Charlie (Raphael Personnaz), early on in this true-crime French thriller. Upon his induction into an elite Parisian police force, Charlie is assigned an unsolved case of rape and murder that eventually spawns more victims over a seven-year manhunt whose perpetrator earned the sobriquet “The Beast of Bastille” in the French press. Graciously devoid of violence, “Serial Killer 1” is a nuts-and-bolts police procedural which finds Charlie and his small but dedicated compatriots arriving at one grisly crime scene after another, scrambling for false leads, parsing the minutiae of unspeakable brutality and facing bureaucratic gridlock just as advances in DNA technology begin to shed light on the titular killer. Director Frederic Tellier’s detail-driven movie presents police work as a source of more frustration than heroism, while its compassionate counter-narrative—Tellier time-jumps between Charlie’s exhaustive search and the alleged criminal’s 2001 trial—touches on racism, feminism and the perennial nature-vs.-nurture debate. It’s a heady, truth-questioning film, and fans of “Spotlight” will love it. It runs through June 23.


What: Juneteenth Festival

Where: The Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach

When: 3 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $30 adults, free for ages 17 and younger

Contact: 561/243-7922 ext. 1,

Charlene Farrington, director of the Spady Museum, has argued that “As much as the Fourth of July is celebrated, so should Juneteenth.” That’s because June 19, 1865 signaled the end of slavery in the United States, when Texas become the final state to recognize the Emancipation Proclamation (Florida ended slavery May 20 of the same year). For the past six years, the Spady Museum has been celebrating this historic anniversary—and educating its members and guests about slavery’s horrific legacy and continuing concerns—at this festival. This year, we can expect the Juneteenth Fest to be bigger than ever, because it’s the first time the event is presented in conjunction with Old School Square. Headlining entertainment includes modern jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist, whose eclectic scores have been featured on “The Wire” and “Treme.” He’ll perform with local vibraphone maestro Drew Tucker. Other activities include choir music, artistic demonstrations, belly dancing, drumming, storytelling and guest speakers.

What: Wilton Manors Stonewall

Where: Beginning at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

When: 11 a.m. through the night

Cost: Free

Contact: 954/357-2989,

This 17th annual festival and parade, whose name honors the 1969 Stonewall riots that spawned the gay-rights movement, might exceed last year’s attendance of 30,000. That will depend on the turnout of a community that will be in pain for the foreseeable future, following this past weekend’s mass shooting at an Orlando LGBTQ nightclub. City officials have announced an increased security presence for this weekend’s Stonewall festival, while proudly proclaiming that the show will go on: a show that includes the 6 p.m. parade launching at Five Points Plaza, performances from Slow Burn’s production of “Heathers: The Musical,” a concert by Miami R&B singer Kat Riggins, and excerpts from an operetta about slain gay student Matthew Shepard.

John Thomason
As the A&E editor of, I offer reviews, previews, interviews, news reports and musings on all things arty and entertainment-y in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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