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Best bets for May 1

Comedy

John Mulaney: The former "Saturday Night Live" writer and "Weekend Update" correspondent did not fare well with his short-lived Fox TV sitcom. But the stand-up remains a rising star with his Comedy Central specials and late-night TV talk show appearances. 8 p.m., Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, $26-$32.50, 954-462-0222, parkerplayhouse.com.

Music

Swingin Harpoon: Florida's premiere harmonica-driven, raw swinging blues band is like a mix of Muddy Waters and Cab Calloway. The group combines soulful vocals with a big blues sound on original tunes and vintage covers. 8 p.m., Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach, $25-$35, 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org.

Blue Fire Band: The folk-rockers boast a fiddler at the forefront of their instrumental ensemble. 9 p.m., Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, $10-$25, 561-395-2929, funkybiscuit.com.

Theater

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson: Outre Theatre presents the off-Broadway hit about America's first populist president, reimagined as a cross between a sexy rock star and a violent bigot. 8 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, $30, 954-462-0222, browardcenter.org.

Festival

May First Fridays Street Festival: In addition to the Andrew Morris Band, there will be food trucks, crafters and family-friendly fun. 6 p.m., America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, free, 954-449-9569, myamericasbackyard.com.

Celebration of the Arts: Showcasing the Lynn University faculty, students and staff, the celebration begins outdoors with live music, street performers and food. At 7:30 p.m. the festival moves indoors for a cabaret-style performance of musical theater, dance, poetry and short plays. The festivities begin 5:30 p.m., Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, $15, 561-237-9000, events.lynn.edu.

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