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Best events this week: David Bowie film and Delray Beach Garlic Festival

Best SoFla events this week: #DavidBowie tribute @GablesCinema, @BookofMormon @BrowardCenter, @DowntownDelray

 

Monday

He was the man who photographed Michael Jordan dunking baskets, captured Kate Upton on the beach and froze on the defiant posture of Muhammad Ali seconds after he punched out Ernie Terrell. Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss Jr. has pointed his camera at just about every great model or celebrity athlete of the past 50 years, contributing to more than 300 covers for the magazine and about 40 times to its annual swimsuit issue. And on Feb. 7, Iooss Jr. will do so again when he shoots he 50th consecutive Super Bowl. About 60 of his iconic action shots and portraits are on display until March 26 at Palm Beach Photographic Centre (415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach). 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays. Free. 561-253-2600 or Workshop.org.

 

Tuesday

Some two years after its last visit to the Broward Center (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale), Matt Stone and Trey Parker's musical "The Book of Mormon" is back for another torrent of cursing Mormon missionaries, scatological humor and sacrilege. The raunchy satire will kick off its run at 8 p.m. Tuesday and conclude Feb. 7. $40-$175. 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org.

Wednesday

Here's how Mike Halker, brewmaster at Due South Brewing Company, describes the odd but clever madness of uniting Girl Scout cookies and craft beer for Wednesday's pairing: "You have to put them together in a way that makes them complimentary. We already have a chocolate peppermint stout, but you can't just pair it with a Thin Mint. We have a chocolate peanut butter stout, but you don't want to serve that with a Tagalong. We can bring them together in a more interesting way." Which means standards are high for this mashup, running 4-9 p.m. at the brewery (2900 High Ridge Road, No. 3, Boynton Beach). Thin Mints will be served with Café Ole Espresso Porter, Samoas with Caramel Cream Ale, and Do-Si-Dos with Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, with proceeds to benefit a local Girl Scout troop. The Melted Madness food truck will be on hand, as will, yes, many boxes of cookies. 561-463-2337 or DueSouthBrewing.com.

Thursday

The tributes — written and musical — to rock extraterrestrial David Bowie have somehow not relented in the two weeks since his death Jan. 10 at the age of 69. Bowie was, after all, chameleonic in his tastes for music and contemporary art; eclectic in his fashion; and eccentric in his film roles, the latter of which cycled from chic vampire ("The Hunger") to wild-haired Goblin King ("Labyrinth") to inventor Nikola Tesla ("The Prestige"). Perhaps the strangest detour from all this was portraying an actual extraterrestrial in Nicolas Roeg's 1976's science-fiction classic "The Man Who Fell to Earth." At once despairing and bleak and weird to the point of incoherence, the movie came at a transitional moment for Bowie. After he completed shooting, Bowie jumped in the studio to record his experimental funk-meets-Krautrock album "Station to Station," the first of three to feature his persona the Thin White Duke. "The Man Who Fell to Earth," which also inspired the current Broadway musical "Lazarus" (co-written by Bowie), will screen 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. $7-$11.50. 786-385-9689 or GablesCinema.com.

Friday

Friday at the BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway) is an occasion to indulge in some face-melting by hair-metal heroes Def Leppard, back touring with a self-titled 2015 album of new material. It may also be an occasion for nostalgia. In guitarist Phil Collen's October memoir "Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond," the band member relives Def's lurid glory days in several anecdotes, which include: the time Robert Plant crowd-surfed to the stage in a laundry basket at one of their concerts; and the special backstage pass the band would hand out to certain sexually eager groupies. Along with new music, Def Leppard will also trot out the hits ("Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Hysteria" and "Rock of Ages") for their 7 p.m. show, a double bill with Styx ("Mr. Roboto," "Come Sail Away"). $31.70-$121.70. 954-835-7000 or TheBBTCenter.com.

Saturday

Pack Tic Tacs, folks: The 17th annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest 2016 returns Saturday and Sunday to stink up downtown Delray with the kind of clove-stuffed menu items that make breathing near other people a dangerous sport. Down at Gourmet Alley on the grounds of Old School Square (51 N. Swinton Ave.), there is garlic shrimp scampi and garlic Argentine barbecue. Saturday's bands rocking out on the main stage, whom we're told will also smell like garlic, include Taking Back Sunday, the Fabulous Fleetwoods, Pat Roddy and the Jeffrey James Gang. $12-$15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $30 from 6 to 11 p.m. 561-279-0907 or DBGarlicFest.com.

Sunday

Miami City Ballet's "Program II" will conclude its three-night stop at the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) with a 1 p.m. Sunday matinee. The strong ballet-meets-ballroom bill features Twyla Tharp's dance opus "In the Upper Room," Samuel Barber's "Violin Concerto" and Leo Delibes and George Balanchine's ballet "La Source." Tickets start at $20. 561-832-7469 or Kravis.org.

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