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Author Sarah Dessen, "Bonsai People" and Bill Burr at SoBe Comedy Festival

Bill Burr: The storm of meteor rocks that pelted Russia back in February inspired, oh, let's call it a "strange" comedy bit from the comedian. "It's really disappointing that that meteor didn't kill anybody," Burr announced to audiences at a recent comedy festival. Burr's a shocking guy when he wants to be, and his comedy's laced with the kind of existential farce that puts him in good company with the headlining yucksters at the South Beach Comedy Festival, bowing Wednesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Burr shares a bill with Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers, Tracy Morgan and others. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $35.50-$45.50. 305-673-7300 or — Phillip Valys


"Bonsai People": The Earth-friendly folks behind Fort Lauderdale's historic Bonnet House have a stimulating choice of film in mind for Wednesday's night's screening on the lawn. The movie chronicles Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for her quest to provide microcredit loans to impoverished women in Bangladesh and around the world, and who has gone on to pioneer the social business movement. Gates open at 7 p.m. $10, $7 for children and includes popcorn, but you'll need to BYO-beach chair. 954-703-2614 or — Phillip Valys

Book Reading

Sarah Dessen: The author -- who often writes about teenage angst and self-discovery -- reads from her 10th novel "What Happen to Goodbye," a story about a young girl, Mclean, who after her parent's divorce, learns how to be comfortable in her own skin. After the reading, Dessen -- the author of "Along For the Ride" "Lock and Key" and "Just Listen" -- will sign books and answer readers' questions. 7 p.m. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Go to — Micaela Hood

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