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Best bets for April 17

 

Music

Tori Kelly: Although she didn't win Best New Artist at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Kelly has been everywhere lately -- dueting with Kermit the Frog on the "Disneyland 60" TV special and coaching on TV's "The Voice" singing competition. She has opened for Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, and is currently touring in support of her debut album, "Unbreakable Smile." Opening is Thirdstory. 8 p.m., Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, $32.50, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com.

Tony Nicolosi/Cody Alan: Veteran South Florida jazz guitarist, vocalist and orchestra leader Nicolosi is joined by tenor saxman, flutist and vocalist Alan. Their diverse repertoire ranges from Steely Dan, Thelonious Monk, Boz Scaggs and Dizzy Gillespie to Stevie Ray Vaughan. They will be accompanied by the Danny Burger Trio. 8 p.m., Blue Jean Blues, 3320 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, free, 954-306-6330, bjblive.com.

Myrna Hauge: Jamaica's "First Lady of Jazz" performs her signature show, "Simply Myrna," accompanied by guitarist Eugene Grey and vocalists A.J. Brown and Ian Sweetness. Her wide repertoire includes sultry jazz, rocking reggae and pop classics. 7 p.m., Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, $30-$60, 954-602-4500, miramarculturalcenter.org.

Leonid Egorov: The Russian classical pianist performs as part of the Miami International Piano Festival. The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt and Gershwin. 5 p.m., Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., $30, 305-466-8002, aventuracenter.org.

Comedy

Wanda Sykes: The smart standup made a big splash as speaker at the 2009 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. The quick-witted comedian won Emmy awards for HBO's "Chris Rock Show" and "Inside the NFL." 7 p.m., Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood, $34-$64, 954-797-5531, seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

Affion Crockett: Although he started out as a dancer, the comedian broke out on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" with his celebrity impressions and physical comedy a la Jim Carrey. The actor, writer, dancer, rapper, comedian, music producer and director also has a popular YouTube channel. 7 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood, $20, 954-981-5653, ftl.improv.com.

Theater

Two Gentlemen of Verona: Florida International University's theater department presents Shakespeare's comedy about a friendship gone wrong. The cast of wacky characters ranges from a crazy Duke to the most sour-tempered dog ever. 2 p.m., FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami, $10-$15, 305-348-0496, wpac.fiu.edu.

Festival

Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration: Learn about recycling, composting and respecting the earth. The celebration features live music, local vendors showcasing earth-friendly products, free samples, a tree planting, food trucks, face painting, demonstrations, raffles and giveaways. 4 p.m., Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., free, 561-753-2484, wellingtonfl.gov.

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