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Top events on Friday: From Chris Tucker to Dr. Jekyll


Chris Tucker: The comedian's supporting role in "Silver Linings Playbook," in which he portrays the mental-patient friend of Bradley Cooper, marked a warm and charming turn for an actor best recognized as a brash and rowdy sidekick in several 1990s movies. Tucker, who starred in "Friday" and three "Rush Hour" films, will perform 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Palm Beach Improv (550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach). He'll also appear at the club 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. $35. 561-833-1812 or — Phillip Valys


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Do not confuse this for the Broadway Across America production with onetime "American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis, who played the obsessive doctor during a Broward Center run in March. Taking on the Robert Louis Stevenson yarn, about a wild-eyed scientist unlocking his own mad doppelganger, will be FAT Village's Andrews Living Arts Studio (23 NW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale). Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday. $19.95-$29.95. 800-838-3006 or — Phillip Valys

Toad the Wet Sprocket: Known for hits "Walk on the Ocean," "All I Want" and "Fall Down," the alternative-pop band is back with a new sound and a new album. Expect to hear tunes from the 2010 album "Coil," as well older songs that will take you back to the days when Toad the Wet Sprocket appeared alongside Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots on the airwaves. 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $33.10. — Micaela Hood

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