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'Le Havre,' Papa Roach and Conrad Tao's 'Five Beethovens'

"Le Havre": This quixotic fable follows the unlikely and uplifting journey of a young African boy who arrives by cargo ship in the port city of the title and the grizzled shoe shiner who takes him in. The Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Turan wrote of the film and its director: "Buster Keaton isn't dead, he's alive and well in Finland, where under a new identity he pursues his own particular brand of deadpan absurdism to wonderful effect. If the name Aki Kaurismäki doesn't mean anything to you, it should, and 'Le Havre' may be the film to make it happen." In French with subtitles, it screens at 7 p.m. at the Aventura Cultural Arts Center (3385 NE 188th St.). A post-film discussion will be hosted by local cineaste Shelly Isaacs. Tickets: $10. Info: 305-466-8002, Ben Crandell


"The Five Beethovens": In the two years since Conrad Tao was named on Forbes Magazine's 2011 list of the "Top 30 Under 30," the 18-year piano prodigy has enrolled in Juilliard, played more than 100 concerts and somehow carved out time to release a synthpop album. So the piano man knows how to be versatile, and he'll show it at 8:15 p.m. at the Broward Center (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) when he plays two consecutive Beethoven concertos with Symphony of the Americas. Tao's concert will cap off the Fort Lauderdale company's 25th season. $25-$75. 954-462-0222 or Phillip Valys

Papa Roach: Alt-rock sorcerers Papa Roach bring music to get a tattoo by to Revolution Live (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale) at 7 p.m. when they kick off a national tour with fellow giddy gloom peddlers Escape the Fate and Otherwise. As part of their record label's "Eleven Seven Music Presents the Connection Tour," a ticket comes with a free Eleven Seven Music album sampler featuring tracks from Papa Roach, Escape the Fate, Otherwise, Drowning Pool, HELLYEAH and the Blackout. Tickets: $25 at the box office and Ticketmaster outlets. Info: 954-449-2035, Ben Crandell

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