Kernel of truth
Again, we mention this now to give you time to properly prepare … The annual KVJ 5K, benefiting Little Smiles, returns to the West Palm Beach waterfront on Thursday, hosted as always by the zany crew of “The KVJ Show” (6-10 a.m. weekdays on WRMF, 97.9-FM). Each host is taking part and sponsoring a team. Kevin is clearly too serious to run with; Virginia is bringing the baby, so you’ll be stopping a lot to talk with fans; but Jason may be right up your alley. He once told the PalmBeacher magazine that, as a radio stunt, in an attempt to break the world record for most popcorn consumed in one sitting, he locked himself in a “popcorn coffin,” a Plexiglas box filled with popcorn. For four days, he ate nothing but popcorn, he said, until paramedics broke him out. The story may be apocryphal, but we like the way his mind works. Visit: KVJ5K.com.
Gotta have that funk
Tickets are on sale now for Soul Basel 2017, a Dec. 6-8 celebration at the Black Archives’ Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex in Miami that includes performances by comedian Rickey Smiley, the SOS Band and George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, the Black Archives Honors awards ceremony and “Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution,” an exhibit of cartoons and animated images with African-American casts from the 1970s. Tickets cost $125-$350. Visit BAHLT.org.
Give Tom your pot
Overtown Records is gathering donations for an initiative called Pots and Pans for Puerto Rico 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Mana Wynwood in Miami, where the Puerto Rican Leadership Council has set up a collection hub. As Overtown Records president Tom Bowker says, “If it can boil water or make mofongo, our brothers and sisters in PR can use it. Viva Puerto Rico!” You also can donate via PayPal, money that Bowker will use to buy items at the Salvation Army and Goodwill. For information, visit Facebook.com/TomFly.
A dustup with Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little in Mel Brooks’ western satire “Blazing Saddles” screening Saturday at Gables Cinema.