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This week's best events

Best events this week: O, Miami Poetry Festival, Tune-Yards and Palm Beach Film Festival.

 

Monday

Will it be "Clark Gable Slept Here" at Zoetic Stage? Or "The Assassins," also at Zoetic Stage? Perhaps "Detroit" at Zoetic Stage? However things pan out at this year's Carbonell Awards, Monday night's 39th annual ceremony celebrating the best in local theater may be Zoetic Stage's to lose. The Miami company, co-founded by Stuart Meltzer and Michael McKeever, has racked up 16 nominations for this trio of shows. Other standout productions in heavy contention are Maltz Jupiter Theatre with "The King and I" (eight nominations) and Actors' Playhouse with "Murder Ballad" (nine nominations). The Carbonells will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). $31.86. 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org.

Tuesday

Don't bother boning up on medieval history before catching this reinvigorated run of the Tony-winning "Pippin," opening 8 p.m.Tuesday at the Broward Center (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Very little historical accuracy exists in the Broadway-spun musical-comedy, and we're sure Charlemagne and his son Pippin never pulled off any Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics. Director Diane Paulus' 2013 revival sets the show amid circus milieu. The production runs through April 12, then heads to the Kravis Center April 28-May 3. $34.75-$94.75. 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org.

Wednesday

The always eclectic O, Miami Poetry Festival, which carries the unenviable task of exposing all 2.6 million residents of Miami-Dade county to poetry, sets sail Wednesday from Biscayne Market (401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) with a Miami River Poetry Cruise. Co-produced with the New Tropic, a Knight Foundation-supported media company, the 6:30-8:30 p.m. cruise ($45) is billed as a guided tour "into the heart of Dade-ness" by Miami-based poets, who will wax lyrical all the way to the afterparty at the InterContinental Hotel (100 Chopin Plaza, Miami). The 9 p.m. gathering includes a reception for "United by Our Rough Edges," a screen-projected art project on the hotel's exterior walls. OMiami.org or email hello@thenewtropic.com.

Thursday

The 20th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival aims to end on a strong note with closing-night film "While We're Young," director Noah Baumbach's exploration of aging Generation X'ers and fading ambition starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watters and Charles Grodin. (Baumbach also made the terrific "Frances Ha.") The screening will take place 7 p.m. Thursday at Cinemark Palace 20 (3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton), followed by the "It's a Wrap" party at sake lounge Yoko San (99 SE Mizner Blvd., No. 110). $10.75 for the film, $75 for the party and film, which includes one ticket, two vodka cocktails and light appetizers. PBFilmFest.org.

Friday

Your brain muscles may be entering a world of pain at the thought of imagining a burlesque-themed tribute to the Coen Brothers' cult film "The Big Lebowski." But "The Big Burlesqi" is happening at Kreepy Tiki Tattoos and Boutique (2606 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) on Friday night. Maybe we just can't see how a White Russian-slurping antihero in a cowichan sweater, a Vietnam vet who brandishes handguns at a bowling alley or nihilists could ever be sexy. But that could just, like, be our opinion, man. White Russians will be half off, and performers Morgan La Rue, Lisa Ann, Jezebelle Red, Kayla Bee and others will begin stripping sometime after doors open at 10 p.m. DJs Lindersmash and Kaos will spin music from the "Big Lebowski" soundtrack, which includes songs by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Captain Beefheart. $5 before midnight, $10 after. 305-803-9014 or KreepyTikiTattoos.com.

Saturday

The imaginative, often spastic electronic pop of Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus is plenty evident on her third album, "Nikki Nack," a collision of quiet ballads, smart vocals, African polyrhythms and Haitian drum patterns. Garbus released the music video to her single "Wait for a Minute," an acid trip of looping harmonies, checkerboardlike digital effects and psychedelic colors. So expect a strange experience when Tune-Yards performs 8 p.m. Saturday at Grand Central (697 N. Miami Ave., Miami). $20-$25, with openers Son Lux. 305-377-2277 or GrandCentralMiami.com.

Sunday

There are Peeps, the pillowy, sugarcoated candy trotted out every Easter, and then there is Peeps art. Decorating the lobby of the Diplomat Resort and Spa Hollywood (3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood) on Sunday will be a series of dioramas crafted from marshmallow chicks and bunnies (a "Star Wars" and Peeps crossover? A "Big Lebowski" and Peeps mashup?). A 10-foot-tall, 10-foot-wide house built from chocolate, sugar and homemade Peeps will also accompany an 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday Easter brunch at the hotel. Admission is free, but self-parking costs $12. 954-602-6000 or DiplomatResort.com.

pvalys@sun-sentinel, 954-356-4364 or Twitter @PhilValys

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