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Weekend preview: Your October to-do list, from Adele to zombies

31 things to do in South Florida in October, from Adele to zombies.

This is the time of year when we reap what we have sown (keep your election-year wisecracks to yourself). October is the best month in South Florida, as the air drops hints of cooler days and the dormant cultural scene stirs, each year bringing fresh evidence of a dynamic and more diverse vitality. This month, for example, feels especially bountiful: There’s Adele and Aznavour and Sophia Amoruso, beer made with oysters and beer made with Earl Grey tea, Prophets of Rage and Henry Rollins, and laughs with “Young Frankenstein” and young zombies. Here are 31 things to fill your October calendar with:

Oct. 1: The West Palm Beach GreenMarket makes its season debut on the downtown waterfront, with more than 80 vendors, live music and bottomless $10 mimosas. Facebook.com/CityOfWestPalmBeachGreenMarket

Oct. 1: The three-day Oktoberfest party at Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach culminates on Saturday with events that include the release of their Early Grey and Walnut Doppelbock -- yes, made with Earl Grey tea and walnuts. Beats pumpkin, I say. Facebook.com/DueSouthBrewing

Oct. 1: Now in its 10th year as South Florida's largest annual indie craft fair, Stitch Rock brings more than 80 vendors offering the funky, the vintage and the just-plain-cool to the Delray Beach Center for the Arts on Old School Square. RockTheStitch.com

Oct. 1: The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach hosts Public Ticket Sale Day, a free daylong community salute with live performances and the first opportunity to buy tickets to the Kravis’ silver-anniversary season, which includes “Kinky Boots,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” Melissa Etheridge, Lang Lang, Kristin Chenoweth, Twyla Tharp and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Kravis.org

Oct. 1: Renowned tenor saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, performing at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, may fill between-song patter with stories of playing with James Brown and Van Morrison. ArtsGarage.org.

Oct. 2: Sunday is the last day you can see “Chuck Close Photographs,” the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s photographic work, from intimately scaled daguerreotypes to massive composite Polaroids, at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. NSUArtMuseum.org.

Oct. 2: The rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage, Tom Morello’s hybrid of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, unleashes its potent polemics at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. AWOLNation opens. Facebook.com/PerfectVodkaAmphitheatre

Oct. 3-8: Grove Week returns during a six-day celebration of Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley in downtown Delray Beach, with a block party, the Recess Run and silent disco on Old School Square. DowntownDelrayBeach.com

Oct. 5: Comic legend Mel Brooks will remember actor Gene Wilder during a live introduction to his classic 1974 romp “Young Frankenstein,” screening in more than 500 theaters across the country, including 13 from Royal Palm Beach to Miami Beach. FathomEvents.com

Oct. 6: Sophia Amoruso has flipped her bad-ass instincts into the Nasty Gal fashion empire (in June she made Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women), a New York Times best seller, “#GirlBoss” (which Netflix is turning into a scripted comedy co-produced by Charlize Theron), and its follow-up, the "life bible" called “Nasty Galaxy,” which she’ll bring to Books and Books in Coral GablesBooksAndBooks.com

Oct. 6: More timely outrage with a punk-rock aesthetic will come from Henry Rollins, who brings his spoke-word tour to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward CenterBrowardCenter.org

Oct. 7-9: The fourth annual III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival returns to Wynwood with arguably its strongest lineup yet, including the reunited LCD Soundsystem, M83, Thievery Corporation, Flying Lotus, Method Man & Redman, Earl Sweatshirt, Arthur Baker, Helado Negro and many others. IIIPoints.com

Oct. 8: What better place to immerse yourself in the documentary “The Coffee Man” (one man’s journey from war-torn Yugoslavia to the 2015 World Barista Championships in search of the perfect cuppa joe) than inside the fragrant Fort Lauderdale warehouse of Argyle Coffee Roasters? The 8 p.m. screening will be preceded by a 5 p.m. cupping. Facebook.com/ArgyleCofffee 

Oct 8: You can probably smell it already ... The third annual Bacon Bash, which benefits  Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Covenant House Florida, returns to Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale. GoRiverwalk.com.

Oct. 10: Chance the Rapper is merely “the future” of rap music, according to his mentor, Kanye West. His album “Coloring Book” suggests his time has already arrived. See him at the Fillmore Miami BeachFillmoreMB.com

Oct. 10: The Riverside Ride is a beer-and-bicycling gathering hosted by Fort Lauderdale’s Riverside Market and New Belgium Brewery, makers of Fat Tire (pints going for $3). Don’t be scared to give your Halloween costume a test spin. Facebook.com/RiversideMarket

Oct. 15: Glam-A-Thon’s 10th annual Glam Doll Strut, an irreverent parade of pink-clad dudes, dolls and dogs that benefits the Broward Health Foundation’s efforts to assist local women affected by breast cancer, returns to Esplanade Park in Fort LauderdaleGlam-A-Thon.com

Oct. 15: Appearing at Hard Rock Live, writer, actor and comedian Sarah Silverman is wicked smart and wicked funny. Exactly the kind of performer we’d like to hear from in the last few weeks before the election. MyHRL.com

Oct. 15: One of our favorite local bands, Afrobeta hosts the second annual Mooncake Jam at the North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach, an evening of art, food, craft beer and live music from the Galactic Effect, the State Of, Dutch Hippies, Raffa Jo Harris, Skinny Hendrix and others. Afrobeta.com

Oct. 16, 19: Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” returns to the big screen in a dozen theaters in South Florida as Fathom Events celebrates its 40th anniversary. The evening will include a Q&A with Scorcese, Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, recorded during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. FathomEvents.com

Oct. 19-21: The third annual OysterFest at G&B Oyster Bar on Fort Lauderdale beach is again a three-day homage to the mollusk, growing less inhibited as it progresses. The Oct. 21 closing event has live music, seven food stations and bottomless Pearl Diver Beer (made with oysters), a collaboration with Funky Buddha. Facebook.com/GandBOysterBar

Oct. 19-23: The fearless choral ensemble Seraphic Fire offers the elliptical “Genius of Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach” on their usual stages from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach. SeraphicFire.org

Oct. 20: R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills joins his longtime friend, classical violinist Robert McDuffie, and Chicago’s dynamic Fifth House Ensemble for a performance of his newly commissioned work “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra” at Miami’s Arsht CenterArshtCenter.org

Oct. 22: The outre sight of Kesha at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is further enhanced by the anti-pop renditions of her hits on this tour. In the wake of her sexual assault suit, she is a cause célèbre for young women, who have been packing her shows. Fontainebleau.com/Kesha

Oct. 22:Our Body: The Universe Within,” the provocative traveling exhibition of actual human bodies and organs, begins a six-month run at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm BeachSFScienceCenter.org

Oct. 25-26: Adele’s album “21” recently hit the ultra-rare diamond status, with 10 million records sold. Her two shows at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena will be events. AAArena.com

Oct. 25: The 92-year-old legend Charles Aznavour, a performer of many talents on and off the stage, will display the skills that earned him the title “the French Frank Sinatra” to the Arsht Center in MiamiArshtCenter.org

Oct. 28: The West Palm Beach Zombie Crawl, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association, returns with guest host Savana Jade Wehunt, who has achieved a curious level of fame as one of the army of walking zombies on AMCs “The Walking Dead.” Facebook.com/WPBZombieCrawl

Oct. 29: The multiplatinum Mexican rock band Mana brings its popular Latino Power Tour to Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena. The tour just sold out two nights at the Forum in Los Angeles. AAArena.com

Oct. 29: Sia, the rising Australian pop star with a Garbo-like reluctance in the spotlight, performs “Cheap Thrills,” “Big Girls Cry,” “Chandelier” and other hits at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Miguel and AlunaGeorge open. TheBBTCenter.com

Oct. 29: Moonfest, the annual masks-and-music party on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, offers food and drink, haunted houses and a live soundtrack by Best Coast, Deaf Poets, Beebs and Her Money Makers, the Gravel Kings, Ben Prestage and many more. Moonfest.me 

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