COUNTRY – Luke Bryan
The country music singer and songwriter began his career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington before striking out on his own. The small-town Georgian has a string of No. 1 hits and is a judge on the rebooted “American Idol.” Opening for Luke’s Sunset Repeat Tour is Cole Swindell, Jon Langston and DJ Rock.
Sat, August 3; 7pm; Coral Sky Amphitheatre (601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach); Tix:
$41 to $397; WestPalmbeachamphitheatre.com
POLI-COMEDY – Bill Maher
From “Politically Incorrect” to HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher has pushed the boundaries on the intersection of comedy and politics in his television series. He is also known for the documentary “Religulous,” five best-selling books, 10 HBO comedy specials and his stand-up shows across the country.
Sat, August 03; 8pm; The Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach); Tix: $62 to $99; fillmoremb.com
SINGER – Shawn Mendes
The Canadian singer and songwriter became a social media sensation when he posted song covers on Vine in 2013. His earnest-sounding hits include “Stitches” and “Treat You Better.” Opening is Alessia Cara.
Sun, July 28; 7:30pm; American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami); Tix: start at $103; Aaarena.com
COMEDIAN – Preacher Lawson
A finalist on the most recent season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and on Americas Got Talent the Champion’s, the stand-up has been bringing his brand of goofy, high-energy comedy to the stage since he was 17. Lawson won the 2015 title of Funniest Comedian in Florida and was the 2016 winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He has appeared on NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly” and Comedy Dynamic’s “Coming to the Stage.”
Sat, August 03; 8pm; Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill); Tix: $15 to $35; lpacfl.com.
CANNABIS – Conference and Expo Miami
The 2019 U.S. Cannabis Conference and Expo Centered in Miami is expected to draw thousands of businesses, patients, entrepreneurs, and students who are interested in gaining more knowledge about the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.
Fri, August 2nd through Sun, August 4th. Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami (400 SE 2nd Ave); Conference pass is $199; miami2019.usccexpo.com
TV – Bachelor in Paradise
Former contenders from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” get a second chance at love as they explore new relationships at an isolated Mexican resort. This show has been on for many season, and trust me, there is more juicy situations on Paradise then the parent shows.
Premiere’s Monday Jul 29th, 8pm; ABC
SPIRITUALITY – Iyanla Vanzant
The spiritual teacher, “New York Times” best-selling author, popular speaker and Emmy Award-winning television personality is the host of OWN TV’s “Iyanla Fix My Life.” The life coach celebrates the 25th anniversary of her book “Acts of Faith” with her signature straight-talk, love and humor.
Thur, August 1; 8pm; Broward Center For The Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave.
Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $30-$70; BrowardCenter.org
COMIC-ACTOR – Harland Williams
Harland is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. From his unforgettable roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, Down Periscope and so many more. Harland has been described as a scene-stealing actor whose unique portrayals of his characters keep them etched in the minds of film goers everywhere.
Fri, August 2 through Sun August 4; Miami Improv (3450 NW 83 Avenue, SUITE 224, Doral); Tix: $22-$25; Miamiimprov.com
Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. This action/adventure movie stars Vanessa Kirby, Dwayne Johnson, Eiza González, and Jason Statham.
Premieres Friday, August 2, Rated PG-13.
GO GREEN – Plant-Based Festival
The City of Hallandale Beach, Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub and The Village at Gulfstream Park present the premier 2019 Plant-Based Festival. Enjoy a day of food, drink and fashion that empowers people to live happy and fulfilled lives and make positive contributions to our community.
Sun, July 28; 11am; Gulfstream Park & Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach); Tix: FREE: Thevillageatgulfstreampark.com.