A FANTASY LOVER’S FANTASY
FLORIDA SUPERCON 2017
South Florida’s largest comic book, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi and pop-culture convention storms into town for a weekend of fun featuring awesome celebrity guests (including Linda Blair, LeVar Burton, wrestler Ric Flair, Peter Capaldi, John Barrowman, Ralph Macchio, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and and many more), comic book creators, voice actors, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films and shorts, costume and cosplay contests, video gaming and more.
Details: 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, and 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.floridasupercon.com; adult single-day tickets $25-$45, kids 4-9 free-$8.50, adult four-day pass $85, kids 4-9 $12 (kids 3 and under free).
SUMMER IN THE CITY
MOVIE NIGHT: MOANA
What can I say, except “You’re welcome”? Gather the tribes and enjoy this 2016 instant Disney classic starring the vocal talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Auli’I Cravalho and Jemaine Clement, plus an incredible soundtrack by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”).
Details: Gates open at 7 p.m.; Polynesian pre-show dance at 7:30; film at 8; at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.
A REAL STAND-UP GAL
Oscar-winning actress (“Precious”), talk-show host, author and comedienne who’s also well-known for the film “Soul Plane” and TV’s “The Parkers” does stand-up.
Details: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $40.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
The 25th acrobatic spectacle of beauty and power from the legendary Cirque du Soleil immerses the audience in a fantasy world of colorful and fanciful bugs, from crickets to ladybugs to spiders to the cutest cockroach you’ll ever see. And of course, the strength and beauty of the more than 50 athletic daredevils from 12 different countries will leave you buzzing.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $25-$101.
IN THE HOUSE
L.A. progressive house, future bass and trap DJ, real name Tyler Marenyi, is part of the visionary stable of artists on Diplo’s label Mad Decent.
Details: 11 p.m. Friday at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.storymiami.com; $30.
YOU LOOK GOOD TOUR 2017
Nashville country trio performs hits including “American Honey,” “Need You Now,” “Just a Kiss,” “I Run to You,” “Downtown” and “Bartender,” plus tracks from its seventh studio album, “Heart Break.” Opening are Kelsea Ballerini (“Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan”) and Brett Young (“Sleep Without You”).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $17.55-$151.
Melodic indie-pop band out of Atlanta takes the stage in support of its new EP “2075,” with local alt-folk singer-songwriter Alex Di Leo opening.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $9 advance, $10 at the door.
ALL THAT JAZZ
BOBBY THOMAS JR.
Grammy-nominated, lightning-fast master percussionist who gained fame from his time in the ‘70s jazz fusion group Weather Report takes the stage with The 7th Realm.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach; 561-450-6357 or www.artsgarage.org; $30-$45.
JERRY GARCIA BIRTHDAY BASH
Celebrate the life and legacy of the late, great leader of the Grateful Dead two days before what would have been his 75th birthday. Eight bands come together in honor of the most beloved jam band of all time, including eclectic Fort Lauderdale group the Heavy Pets, Dead tribute band Unlimited Devotion and more.
Details: Noon Sunday at Guanabanas Island Restaurant, 960 N. Highway A1A, Jupiter; www.guanabanas.com; free, all ages welcome.
HEY, DUDE – LET’S PARTY!
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
Hard to believe this classic flick is 35 years old, but Cameron Crowe’s coming-of-age tale starring Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh and the film debuts of Nicolas Cage and Forest Whitaker has aged surprisingly well. See it on the big screen again (or for the first time, whippersnappers).
Details: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, at various South Florida theaters (check www.fathomevents.com for locations); $13.38.
Young bachata heartthrob performs hits including “Corazon sin Cara,” “Incondicional,” “Te Me Vas,” “Darte un Beso” and his remake of Ben E. King’s standard “Stand By Me,” plus tracks from his fifth studio album, “FIVE,” which features collabs with Shakira, Chris Brown and Arturo Sandoval.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $20.50-$66.75.
Alt-rock band from Omaha that blends styles including rap, reggae and funk metal into one cohesive sound bangs out hits including “All Mixed Up,” “Down,” “Hey You” and a reggae-tinged cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong,” plus tracks from its 12th studio album, “Mosaic.”
Details: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circ., Boca Raton; www.discover.pbcgov.org; $35-$45.
FOREIGNER AND CHEAP TRICK
Foreigner (“Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “I Want to Know What Love Is”) teams up with Cheap Trick (“Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police,” “The Flame”), with Jason Bonham, son of legendary Led Zep drummer John Bonham, keeping the legacy alive with thunderous anthems such as “Rock and Roll,” “Black Dog,” “Kashmir,” “Whole Lotta Love” and “Ramble On.”
Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $17-$71.95.
THE AMERICAN TEEN TOUR
Young Texas R&B-soul singer best known for his hit “Location” takes the stage in support of his debut album “American Teen,” also featuring the singles “Saved” and “Young, Dumb & Broke.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $25-$40.
free for all
JAZZ AT MOCA
8-9:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Sit back and enjoy Argentinean pianist, composer and producer Anibal Berraute, who fuses the tango with elements of different musical forms to create a new, vibrant harmonic approach; Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org.