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Best events this week: Esperanza Spalding, David Sedaris and Wynwood Life Street Festival

7 fun events this week: @IggyPop and @BushOfficial at @FillmoreMB; @WynwoodLife festival.



Artists and nonartists paint through the pain of loss, depression and illness for the massive group show "Inside/Out: Art As Healing Therapy," on view this week at ArtServe (1350 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). The showcase matches artists with roughly a dozen nonprofits and galleries, one of which is Michael Colanero's Uncommon Gallery, which will present portraits created through the Body Painting Project for breast cancer awareness. The exhibit will close May 13. Free, and hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday. 954-462-8190 or


Iggy Pop, the unruly proto-punk veteran and Miami resident, has been hinting that his new album, "Post Pop Depression," may be his last. This makes his collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and visit 8 p.m. Tuesday to the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave.) that much more crucial. The pair will no doubt be conjuring tracks from their self-financed, recorded-in-secret album, a brooding collection of songs about death and disillusionment, all rendered in Homme's atmospheric guitar riffs and Iggy's full-throated baritone. In Jon Pareles' New York Times review of their concert in Austin in March, Iggy, who is 68, stage-dove into the audience midway through his performance of "Funtime." The bare-chested singer later performed other tracks from his seminal 1977 album, "The Idiot," and we hope he does the same at the Fillmore. $64.50-$104.50. 305-673-7300 or


Florida Atlantic University's nascent Theatre Lab has been on a creative roll since bowing last September with former Arts Garage director Louis Tyrrell at the helm. In April, the Theatre Lab debuted "Red, White, Black and Blue," a world premiere reading by Michael McKeever, who just won three Carbonell Awards for his play "Daniel's Husband." At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Lab's ongoing Play Slam series will feature Laura Gunderson's "By and By," about Steven, a genetic scientist who specializes in human cloning, and who's forced to keep a secret about one of his projects: his daughter, Denise. $10 at FAU's Parliament Hall (777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.) Parking is located at Parking Garage 2. 561-297-6124 or


David Sedaris, the affable essayist who's still touring in support of his 2013 collection "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls," told the Sun Sentinel in 2014 about his bizarre dispatches of everyday life. There were stories of flight attendants who strolled down airplane aisles and "crop-dusted" the passengers. There were stories of his tendency to hand thank-you gifts to his audiences, which included single-use hotel shampoos and boxes of condoms from Costco. There were stories of Sedaris' travels to a London taxidermist's shop to purchase a stuffed owl as a Valentine's Day present for his partner, Hugh. "I can't tell you since the story was published how many people have tried giving me taxidermy," Sedaris says. "They've tried giving me really ragged-looking pheasants. I'm not into that. I have standards." Sedaris will appear 8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Playhouse (707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale), likely with a few new stories to share (In March, the New Yorker ran a new essay, "The Perfect Fit," about his adventures shopping in Tokyo). After the show, don't try to give Sedaris a stuffed raccoon. But it's fine if you accept his shampoo. $68.89-$77.43. 954-462-0222 or


Gavin Rossdale, whose name of late has been invoked more in connection with his much-publicized divorce than with his alt-rock outfit Bush, will be kicking off the band's spring tour Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave.). They'll be promoting Bush's 2014 album "Man on the Run," released some four years after Rossdale revived the band, after a decade spent on a solo kick and fronting the short-lived rock act Institute. New material will no doubt fuse with '90s hits ("Glycerine," "Come Down," "Machine Head" and "Swallowed") at 8:30 p.m. $36.50-$45, with opener Dose. 305-673-7300 or


Fashion, food demos, concerts and, somehow, available wall space for new murals will fuse during the third edition of the Wynwood Life Street Festival, taking over Wynwood's old RC Cola Plant (550 NW 24th St, Miami) through Sunday. Some 14 artists will paint new canvasses, while Miami mainstays Otto Von Schirach, Afrobeta, DJ Laz and Telekinetic Walrus hold court o stage during the gathering, which continues 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. and


Psychedelic traveler Esperanza Spalding will deliver an evening of funk enlightenment 8 p.m. Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). The jazzy upright bassist, who is 31 and already brandishes plenty of Grammy hardware, fuses neo-soul and rock on her acclaimed new album, "Emily's D+Evolution," which should factor heavily into her Sunday show. $38-$82, and ticket-buyers receive a free digital download of the new album. 305-949-6722 or

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