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To do Thursday: Taste 2013, Summer Songwriters Showcase and Reggie Watts


Taste 2013: Checking out a community's restaurant scene has never been easier. The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce presents its sixth annual Taste 2013 festival from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., in West Palm Beach. Almost 40 restaurants and businesses will offer samples of food, wine and craft beer. Look for California Pizza Kitchen, Due South Brewing Co., Joseph's Classic Market, Mulligan's Beach House and Taste of India. This year's event also features a Chocolate Lover's Festival. $20. — John Tanasychuk


Summer Songwriters Showcase: The Broward Center show for local musicmakers is debuting this Thursday during the Norton Museum of Art's Art After Dark series. The in-the-round-style showcase of singer-songwriters, created by local music booster Chrystal Hartigan, will feature Inez Barlatier and Jayan Bertrand, the Afro-Brazilian musicians behind Miami's Kazoots, playing on a bill with West Palm Beach rocker Gin Blische (formerly of Inhouse) and Wilton Manors performer A Girl Named Chuck7-8:30 p.m. Free for Florida residents, $5-$12 others. 561-832-5196 or — Phillip Valys


Reggie Watts: As the co-host of IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang," a co-founder of with Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera, and a regular guest on "Conan," Watts is all but inescapable. And tonight through Saturday, the improvisational comedian and musician will settle in at the Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse for the Miami Light Project's season finale. "If they seem to be getting it, I might give them more of something or less of something," Watts says of his audience, which will be treated to a show that's at least 80 percent improvised. "It really just depends on what is happening in real time." $30-$50. For an interview with Watts, go to — Jake Cline

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