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OAKLAND PARK’S – Oktoberfest

This 15th annual festival is presented by Funky Buddha, and feature German music performed by the Alpine Express band and Sepp Diepolder, a master yodeler, zither and accordion player, as well as authentic dance performances by the Edelweiss and Auerhahn Schuhplattlers. In addition, there will be delicious German food, cold beer, exciting field games and activities, such as stein races, beer barrel races, and apple strudel eating contests.

Friday, October 4, 6 to 11 pm, Saturday, October 5, 1 to 11 pm, and Sunday, October 6, 1 to 7 pm; Jaco Pastorius Park (4000 N. Dixie Highway) Tix: $5, and 12 and under are free

PERFORMER – Gloria Trevi 

Gloria is a Mexican singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, television hostess, music video director and businesswoman who has been in the public eye since 1985. Trevi was often dubbed as the Madonna of Mexico. She will be bringing her Diosa de la Noche Tour USA to south Florida for one night only! 

Fri, October 4; 8pm; American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami); Tix start at $20; Aaarena.com

COMEDIAN – Tacarra Williams

Tacarra recently placed first runner up on the inaugural season of Bring The Funny, but honestly should have won. She is known to many in comedy circles as The Beautiful Beast. Tacarra brings the laughs by drawing on her rough life as a twin and sibling to six others and by daring to be a voice for every woman too afraid to think aloud. She has hit many major stand-up stages and has her own 30 min special on Comedy Central.

Wed, October 2; Palm Beach Improv (550 S Rosemary Ave #250, West Palm Beach); Tix: $20; Palmbeachimprov.com; Thurs, October 3; Miami Improv (3450 NW 83 Avenue, SUITE 224, Doral); Tix: $20; MIamiImprov.com.

R&B – The Whispers and Stephanie Mills

The iconic group The Whispers have been recording and performing since the early sixties with classic hits Rock Steady, Keep on Loving Me and As the Beat Goes. The group has achieved numerous Grammy, American Music and Soul Train Award nominations. Stephanie Mills has an illustrious 35 year career, with notable hits such as Home, The Power of Love, What You Gonna Do With My Loving. The Grammy and American Music Award-winning recording artist, has had five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.

Fri, October 4; 7:30 pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Tix: start at $48; Browardcenter.org.

SALSA – Gilberto Santa Rosa

Affectionately known as the Gentleman of Salsa, he is one of the most celebrated Latin music vocalists in the world for his musical elegance and style. With the ASCAP Latin Heritage Award, six Grammy Awards, and four Latin Grammys, he has the most #1 hits on Billboard’s Tropical Albums Chart (with 12 in total!). Santa Rosa hits include: “Que Alguien Me Diga” and “Por Más Que Intento.” His latest album, “En Buena Compañía,” is an eclectic mix of Santa Rosa’s romantic style with harder-edge salsa. 

Sat, October 5; 8pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Tix: start at $45; Browardcenter.org.

ROCKER – Adam Ant 

Is an English singer and musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003. Adam brings his Friend or Foe tour to South Beach. 

Tues, October 1; 8pm; The Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach); tix: start at $37; . Fillmoremb.com. 

MOVIE – Joker

An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it’s a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale. This Crime/Drama/Thriller stars Joaquin Phoenix (in a role that is sure to get Oscar Buzz),  Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, and  Jolie Chan.

Premieres Friday, October 4; Rated R; 122 minutes

WEPA – Tito Puente Jr 

Global Arts Project and the Collins Park Neighborhood Association celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tito and His Latin Jazz Ensemble in what is sure to be a great performance. This is the fourth of five free concerts in the 2019 Artscape series. They will also be collecting in-kind contributions for the Bahamas.

Sun, September 29; 4pm – 7pm; Collins Park (2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach); Free; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tito-puente-jr-and-more-sept-29-free-tickets-72564202483

AWARDS – GLBX

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will present its second annual Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards. This year’s honorees are The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (Business Ally Award), Michael Berry of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (Business Leader Award), Brenda Hartley of BankUnited (Impact Award), Tim Hart of R3 Accounting (Advocate Award), Michael Goodman of GPR | Goodman Public Relations (Legacy Award) and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis (Visionary Award).  

Wed, October 2, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale (2584 East Sunrise Boulevard); Tix: $55 for members and $65 for non-members (includes two drinks and lite bites) and can be purchased at FTLchamber.com/bca

COMEDIAN – Caroline Rhea

Caroline is stand-up comedian and actress, and brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to all of her work. Caroline’s television career has taken off since she first starred as Aunt Hilda on The WB’s sitcom, Sabrina The Teenage Witch. She starred in Lifetime’s made for television movie Fat Like Me, and was the host of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and The Caroline Rhea Show. She was last seen in a one hour stand-up special, part of Bravo’s Funny Girls, entitled Rhea’s Anatomy

Fri & Sat, October 4 and 5; Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton); Tix are $35 & $45; BocaBlackBox.com.