The hip-hop event of the year is happening this weekend at Miami, and it’s received shockingly minimal press. But expect the three clubs involved to be throbbing with hipsters for the next three evenings. The festival called Trinumeral, so named because it concludes on 10-10-10. Most recently, the annual event,
which falls on the day, month and year when the three numbers are identical, has taken place in North Carolina and Atlanta. This year, three Miami venues –7th Circuit Studio, The White Room and Grand Central – will host national and local acts as well as showcase groundbreaking art. Friday’s show at 7th Circuit will be headlined by designer and electronic music titan Tokimonsta, Saturday’s show at the White Room will feature the music of hyper-literate rap impresarios Blackalicious and Sunday’s finale at Grand Central will welcome Big Boi, one-half of hip-hop hitmakers OutKast. Tickets are $60 for a three-night pass or $16 to $28 for individual shows. Visit the website for more information.
Jon Lovitz doesn’t take his standup on the road very often, so we’re thrilled to have him for five performances Friday to Sunday at the Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm
Beach. Most comedy fans know him from his signature accomplishments: His five-year stint on “Saturday Night Live” as the series neared its creative apex; and his frumpy, irascible movie reviewer Jay Sherman in the cult animated show “The Critic.” But he’s also an accomplished Broadway actor and crooner and has appeared in more than three dozen films, including “Happiness,” “The Wedding Singer,” and, recently, ‘Casino Jack,”a biopic of Jack Abramoff that will have its local premiere in November at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Tickets are $25 with a two-drink minimum. Call 561/833-1812.
Elsewhere in South Florida comedy, the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton continues its recent tradition of scheduling interesting one-off shows in between its theatrical season productions, under the auspices of its “Club Caldwell” series. At 8 p.m. Saturday, the theater will present Just the Funny, an improv troupe formed in South Florida in 1999. The nine-piece act, many of whose members have studied under renowned troupes such as Second City, the Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade, will bring short-form and long-form improvisational humor to the Caldwell stage, complete with audience participation. Tickets are $35. Call 561/241-7432.
The Bear and Bird Gallery in Lauderhill recently opened the ultimate Halloween show. The small gallery, located on the second floor of a comic book shop, somehow managed to squeeze 150 artists (!) into an exhibition titled “Monsters Under My Bed,” which deviously delving into childhood fears. Admission is free, and if you can’t catch it this weekend, it runs through Nov. 13. For information, call 954/748-0181.