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Best events this week: Ariana Grande, Kid Rock, South Florida Book Festival

Fun things to do this week in SoFla: @ArianaGrande @TheBBTCenter, @KidRock @VIPCruzanAmp, free movies @cinemap

Monday

"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (6 p.m.), and "True Lies" (7:45 p.m.), two movies with a strong Miami-Dade connection and a much-smaller (if any) Broward footprint, will be screened Monday night during Cinema Paradiso's ongoing Filmed in Broward movie festival in Fort Lauderdale. Found in both films are scenes of the Seven Mile Bridge exploding after a missile's direct impact and Jim Carrey investigating the dolphin tank at Joe Robbie Stadium (now Sun Life Stadium). So where's Broward? Who knows. We're nitpicking. But several movies in the festival (at 503 SE Sixth St.), delivered free courtesy of a Broward 100 grant, certainly meet the criteria, including "Donnie Brasco" (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport) and the closing-night comedy opus "Caddyshack" (Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie). Free, but it's first come, first served. 954-525-3456 or FLIFF.com.

Tuesday

The top five finalists from the most recent "American Idol" season are part of the "American Idol Live" tour stop 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Playhouse (707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale). Notable among this field of performances is Jacksonville's Tyanna Jones, 17, whose family endured a period of homelessness when she was younger, and whose brother is pastor of First Church of Truth in Hollywood. Jones may revisit the songs (Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," Janelle Monae's "Tightrope") that carried her to the final rounds. $60.50-$355.00. 954-462-0222 or ParkerPlayhouse.org.

Wednesday

Artists who craft works from fossilized bugs, prescription painkillers, plastic sunglasses, VHS tapes and other uncommon materials have been rounded up for "Reimagined," on view this week at the Cornell Museum of Art (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach). Tina La Porta, diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2009, uses the multicolored medications to reference the years of pain stemming from years of misdiagnosed symptoms, while Sayaka Ganz builds sculptures of Japanese spirits from reclaimed plastic cutlery. The show, on view starting this week until Sept. 6, costs $5 for admission. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 561-243-7922 or DelrayArts.org.

Thursday

Last in West Palm Beach for the 2014 edition of SunFest, urban cowboy Kid Rock will deliver his wallet-friendly First Kiss: Cheap Date Tour at 6:45 p.m. Thursday to Coral Sky Amphitheatre (601-7 Sansburys Way). The name is spun off the tour's alluring $20 ticket price, which, after service fees, amphitheater parking and a requisite draft beer, suddenly turns into $40. While we can't expect Kid to call it the Cheap-ish Date Tour, we should expect the blue-collar country rapper to fill his set list with songs from his nostalgia-tinged 2015 album "First Kiss," a hook-heavy release laden with references to Bob Seger, Hank Williams Jr. and Tom Petty. He'll be joined by opening acts Foreigner (yes, that Foreigner) and Packway Handle Band. LiveNation.com.

Friday

The South Florida Book Festival returns for its second edition Friday and Saturday night, highlighted by an appearance from public-radio host Tavis Smiley, who is promoting his Maya Angelou memoir, "My Journey With Maya." Fort Lauderdale's African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (2650 Sistrunk Blvd.) will host Smiley, who chronicles his close friendship with the literary icon, alongside a handful of authors during Friday's Evening With the Stars gala. The event will include appearances by best-selling fiction author Eric Jerome Dickey, Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Chiles, Georgia attorney Robbin Shipp and others. 6:30-9:30 p.m., and the festival will conclude Saturday. $25-$30 via EventBrite.com. 954-357-6210.

Saturday

Don't bother bringing any doughnuts to Boca Raton native Ariana Grande's concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise). The pop singer tweeted an apology last week for a viral video in which she is seen licking a doughnut and exclaiming, "I hate Americans. I hate America." Grande, through a publicist, attributed the outburst to her "frustration" about child obesity rates. The pastry fiasco notwithstanding, Grande rides a wave of musical fortune to her South Florida stop, having collected Grammy nominations for her hit single "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj) and for her second album, "My Everything." 954-835-7000. $15.75-$75.25 via Ticketmaster.com.

Sunday

We can't think of a better way to experience the Bard's tragedy "Hamlet," about a Danish prince and his pet human skull Yorick, than on a beach blanket spread out along Seabreeze Amphitheater's lawn. Shakespeare by the Sea marks 25 years in Jupiter's Carlin Park (750 South State Route A1A) with a free performance of the play on Sunday. The company has only presented "Hamlet" once before, in 2000. Bring a beach chair and picnic basket, and food trucks will be available at the park. 561-966-7099 or PBShakespeare.org.

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