Respectably cool at 30
The old expression “Don’t trust anyone over 30” (now more than 50 years old) has always been a sentiment not to be trusted.
Does turning 30 immediately render one uncool? Tell that to Kendrick Lamar (30 on June 17) and Drake (Oct. 24). Do you automatically lose a step, Lionel Messi (June 24)? Is Rhonda Rousey (Feb. 1) no longer tough? Is supermodel Brooklyn Decker (April 12) less super? Is Zac Efron’s (Oct. 18) six-pack no longer packed? I mean, if you can’t trust Tim Tebow (Aug. 14), who can you trust?
Respectable Street, the live-music mecca in downtown West Palm Beach, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday with a free party that proves the club and owner Rodney Mayo have lost none of their vitality.
Offering 30 bands on five stages, Get daily updates on South Florida entertainment and things to do at South Florida.com and on Twitter at @Ben Crandell the 8 p.m. event will feature headliners She Wants Revenge coming in from Los Angeles, and leading locals such as Ace Skully, Church Girls, Everymen, Old Habits, Astari Nite, Octo Gato, Lavola, Milk Spot, Desnudes, Dead and Loving It, and the Watercolors.
Along with free admission, there will be an open bar from 8 to 9 p.m. and free pizza while it doesn’t last. For more information, visit Facebook.com/RespectableStreet.
Miami soul artist Timmy Thomas, whose signature keyboard fueled his 1972 hit “Why Can’t We Live Together” and Drake’s 2016 smash “Hotline Bling,” will perform at a book signing and talk by author John Capouya 7 p. m. Monday at Books and Books in Coral Gables. Capouya will sign copies of “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band,” recently published by University Press of Florida. Visit BooksAndBooks.com.
The first film to screen at the Sundance Film Festival from the Dominican Republic, which recently made it the country’s official submission for the foreign-language Academy Award, “Woodpeckers” is by all accounts a riveting tale of an illicit and slow-building attraction between inmates in neighboring male and female prisons. De-
Justin Warfield will lead Los Angeles-based She Wants Revenge in a headlining set during the 30th anniversary party at Respectable Street in West Palm Beach on Saturday.