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Best events this week: Justin Bieber and the "Filmed in Broward" film festival

Fun events this week: @JustinBieber @AAArena and #FilmedinBroward festival @CinemaParadiso5.


Tuesday, June 28

Mitchell Kaplan, the literary scenemaker behind South Florida's Books and Books franchise, is opening the pages on another bookstore. Called Books + Books + Bikes + LEBO, the hipster-friendly shop (2602 NW Fifth Ave., Miami) opened inside a Wynwood warehouse in late May, filling its cavernous space with discounted books, but also used crates of vinyl records, rows of bicycles and art merch by David "LEBO" Le Batard. The books, according to Kaplan, consist of out-of-print and remaindered titles, and are discounted from 50 to 80 percent off the retail price. The bookstore's free grand-opening party is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and includes an open-mike reading by VONA/Voices, a writing workshop for people of color co-founded by author Junot Diaz. 305-442-4408 or


Friday, July 1

They're no "Caddyshack," but the collection of South Florida-set movies screening at the returning "Filmed in Broward" film festival are just as important. Subtitled "Take 2," the festival will screen 15 independent documentaries, dramas and comedies from Friday to Sunday at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale), a change from last year's trove of polished Hollywood classics like "Cape Fear" and "There's Something About Mary." We're eager for the documentary "Papa," (7 p.m. Friday), a chronicle of the old men who don full Santa-like beards, red berets and tropical shirts in the Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-alike Contest, held every July at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West. We're also looking forward to "Canvas," (6 p.m. Sunday), a Hollywood-set film starring Marcia Gay Harden and Joe Pantoliano about a father struggling to cope with a wife diagnosed with schizophrenia. The free films are first-come-first-serve, and the 8:30 p.m. opening-night party costs $15. 954-525-3456 or

Friday, July 1

A Jonas brother is never far from South Florida. Two weeks after Joe Jonas’ pop-rock outfit DNCE joined Selena Gomez in Miami, radio-friendly pop stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato will perform 7 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise). Eight years after Jonas and Lovato bonded on the set of Disney Channel movie “Camp Rock,” the photogenic pair are promoting separate new albums (Jonas’ “Last Year Was Complicated” and Lovato’s “Confident”) on their Future Now Tour. Jonas is also promoting standout singles “Close” and “Jealous,” while Lovato is still feeling “Cool for the Summer.” $25.70-$85.70 via

Saturday, July 2

Justin Bieber, pop music's Casanova, social-media guru and onetime Miami Beach arrestee, has managed to maintain the kind of popularity and relevance that must drive his haters bonkers. Last summer, Bieber released his chart-topping electronica single "Where Are U Now?" with Skrillex, which was so ambitiously infectious that the New York Times released a video dissecting its coolness. That song, along with singles from his recent album "Purpose," will figure heavily into Bieber's performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). $50.50-$126. 786-777-1000 or or Twitter @philvalys

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