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Best bets for Jan. 7

 

Music

Markus Gottschlich: The Austrian-born pianist and composer is a favorite of the South Florida jazz scene. He released his solo debut in 2008 and is currently the artistic director of the Miami Jazz Fest. 8 p.m., The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, free, 305-531-6100, thebetsyhotel.com.

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's: The band has created their signature rock-a-boogie sound by combining late '40s and early '50s jump with New Orleans R&B, piano and playful contemporary lyrics. They perform as part of the weekly outdoor Clematis by Night concert series. 6 p.m., West Palm Beach Waterfront Promenade & City Commons, 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, free, 561-822-2222, wpb.org.

The Flyers: The South Florida cover band is comprised of a trio of multi-instrumentalists who play blues and rock. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the outdoor concert. 6:30 p.m., Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., free, 561-753-2484, walkaboutwellington.com.

Theater

Diva Diaries: The musical comedy follows three dynamic drag queens as they prepare for their final night on stage. The pop score is accompanied by outrageous costumes featuring a plethora of wigs, heels, boots and feathers. 7:30 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, $45, 954-462-0222, browardcenter.org.

Comedy

Jay Pharoah: The "Saturday Night Live" regular does dead-on impersonations of such A-listers as Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Will Smith. The stand-up got his start as a BET network favorite. 8 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood, $22, 954-981-5653, ftl.improv.com.

Damon Wayans Jr.: The stand-up got his start as a TV comedy writer and has since broken through in front of the camera, as well. He has appeared on TV's "New Girl" and "Happy Endings," and in the films "Let's Be Cops," "The Other Guys" and the upcoming "How to Be Single." 8 p.m., Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, $25, 561-833-1812, palmbeach.improv.com.

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