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Best events this week: Duran Duran, 'Disney on Ice Presents Frozen' and major CrawDebauchery

7 can't-miss SoFla events: @DuranDuran @BayfrontParkMIA and major @CrawDebauchery @PompanoAmp.



If the return of football season seems like an eternity away, a palliative to gridiron withdrawal can be found in "Super Bowl, Super Pix," the Palm Beach Photographic Centre's new collection of snapshots captured at Super Bowl 50 in February. The center (415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) will showcase 21 images of bone-crunching tackles, end-zone victory dances and Peyton Manning. (Or linebacker Von Miller, if the now-retired Manning doesn't do it for you.) The show coincides with a solo show celebrating photographer Walter Iooss Jr. (extended to April 30), who has shot every Super Bowl and more than 300 covers for Sports Illustrated magazine. Free. 561-253-2600 or



Current and ex-members of celebrated roots-rock outfit the Band have put the load on the Weight, formed after the death of Levon Helm in 2012. The ensemble, which will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale), consists of former Band guitarist Jim Weider (1985-2000); drummer Randy Ciarlante and keyboardist Brian Mitchell of Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band; along with one-time Helm collaborators Marty Grebb and Albert Rogers. In concert, Helm's surviving cohorts channel the original Band, singing harmony and invoking its classics, including "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek." $36.79-$65.09. 954-462-0222 or


You can escape Idina Menzel's earwormy girl-power anthem "Let It Go" no longer. The latest incarnation of Disney characters pulling triple axels, "Disney on Ice Presents Frozen," visits AmericanAirlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) on Wednesday. This spectacle mirrors other "Disney on Ice" productions, focusing on numbers by "Frozen" sisters Elsa and Anna, with appearances by Disney princesses, Mickey Mouse and characters from "Toy Story" and "The Lion King." 7 p.m., and the musical continues through Sunday. $15-$187 via 786-777-1000 or


Late comedian George Carlin was a hands-off, laissez-faire father to his only daughter, Kelly, as she writes in her new memoir, "A Carlin Home Companion." He rarely hovered over his only child, famously recalling his brand of parenting in his HBO special, "You Are All Diseased": "These baby boomers, these soft, fruity baby boomers, are raising an entire generation of soft, fruity kids who aren't even allowed to have hazardous toys for Christ's sakes. Whatever happened to natural selection, survival of the fittest? The kid who swallows too many marbles doesn't get to grow up and have kids of his own." Kelly Carlin will recall stories of her father in her stage show, which will visit the Kravis Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets start at $39. 561-832-7469 or


Durable 1980s pop-rock veterans Duran Duran, whose frontman Simon Le Bon appears to be drinking from the Fountain of Youth, will perform Friday night at Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Their performance, moved to Bayfront from its original venue at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, will support the band's 14th release, "Paper Gods." The new album boasts a heavy roster of collaborators, including soul queen Janelle Monae, former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Lindsay Lohan and Nile Rodgers, whose band Chic ("Le Freak," "Good Times") will open for Duran Duran. The band will no doubt trot out their new wave classics, including "Girls on Film," "Rio" and "Hungry Like the Wolf." $39.50-$149 via For more tour info, head to


"Outside the Box," the open-air art show staged once every two years, will return for its third edition on Friday and Saturday at Whitespace — the Mordes Collection (2805 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach). Some 43 artists will install sculptures and electronic-themed works on the grassy waterfront overlooking Lake Mangonia, all competing for a pot of best-of-show prize money. Performances will run 7:30-10:30 p.m. each day. $10, with free parking. 561-842-4131 or


If there's a highlight to this weekend's third annual CrawDebauchery Food and Music Festival — other than the massive crawfish boil — it's musical headliner Galactic. The jazz-funk heroes, who will spice up the festivities with cosmic grooves and New Orleans authenticity, top a bill of 14 bands performing Southern funk, zydeco, swing and Delta blues on two stages at Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field (1806 NE Sixth St.). Also new to this year's mudbug bash is a krewe competition, in which contestants will decorate tents New Orleans-style to win King or Queen of CrawDebauchery; and a Gumbo Rumble, in which the public will vote on the best gumbo recipe prepared by chefs. $35-$75, $55-$125 for VIP.

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