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It isn’t of­ten that a movie-the­ater au­di­ence breaks out in ap­plause, re­peat­edly, and greets the clos­ing cred­its with a stand­ing ova­tion, but that’s what hap­pened open­ing night at the Fort Laud­erdale In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val screen­ing of “Where to In­vade Next.” This mis­lead­ingly ti­tled (in­ten­tion­ally, yes) trav­el­ogue fol­lows doc­u­men­tar­ian Michael Moore’s global search for ideas to “steal” for his home­land on sub­jects such as education, em­ploy­ment, health care, child­hood nutri­tion, sex and other is­sues. This is Moore at the height of his up­beat goofi­ness, which only some­what ob­scures his more se­ri­ous ar­gu­ments. Spoiler alert: The rest of the world doesn’t do things the way we do, and they’re pretty OK with that. The film ar­rived in South Florida the­aters in Fe­bru­ary, but if you missed it, like I did, know that Cinema Par­adiso in Hol­ly­wood is bring­ing it back. Week­end screen­ings are 11:30 a.m. and10 p.m. Fri­day, 4 p.m. Satur­day, 9:30 p.m. Sun­day. It’s re­ally a film best en­joyed as a group. Info: FLIFF.com.

Past tense

South Florida poet Camp­bell McGrath will dis­cuss his new book, “XX: Po­ems for the Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury (Ecco),” 7 p.m. Sat- ur­day at Books and Books in Co­ral Gables. As the ti­tle sug­gests, McGrath takes a large, long look at how time and cul­tures con­tinue to re­ver­ber­ate and in­spire. In an in­ter­view with Sliver of Stone mag­a­zine, McGrath called him­self a “ci­ti­zen of the Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury, and so my story is part of that larger story. In the book we see Pi­casso paint­ing his fa­mous ‘Fam­ily of Sal­tim­ban­ques’ paint­ing in 1905, and then Rilke writ­ing a poem about it in the 1920s, and then there I am, in 1979, 17 years old, stand­ing in front of that same pic­ture, in the Na­tional Gallery, when I worked there as a dish­washer. That’s how time works — the past forms and in­flu­ences us, and we pass it on, al­tered and trans­formed, to the next gen­er­a­tion, as par­ents, as writ­ers, as teach­ers. The past is alive within us.” Info: Book­sAnd­Books.com.

Past in­tense

This is Time Trav­el­ers’ Week­end at the Florida Re­nais­sance Fes­ti­val in Deer­field Beach’s Quiet Wa­ters Park, which in­cludes the Vic­to­rian-themed Steam­punk Satur­day and a Sun­day de­voted to all kinds of “time­trav­el­ing pi­o­neers, aliens, Brown­coats, Fed­er­a­tions and Em­pires.” Me, I’d like to go way back to 2015, when the fes­ti­val still had its Bo­da­cious Bodices Week­end. With­out that cir­cle on my cal­en­dar, I’m just lost. Be aware that the Ren Fest comes to a close March 26-27 with a week­end called Car­ni­vale Mas­quer­ade, which does have bo­da­cious pos­si­bil­i­ties. Info: Ren-Fest.com.

Week­end laughs

Erik Grif­fin, the an­noy­ing Mon­tez Walker on Com­edy Cen­tral’s long-run­ning hit “Worka­holics,” will be at the Fort Laud­erdale Im­prov Fri­day-Sun­day to share ob­ser­va­tions from the unique per­spec­tive of some­one whose race and eth­nic­ity is de­light­fully hard to pre­sume. Info: Im­prov.com.

Ticket alert

Tick­ets go on sale 10 a.m. Fri­day for a June 24 tour stop by South Florida-bred Dash­board Con­fes­sional and Tak­ing Back Sun­day (both re­cently listed on Rolling Stone’s 40 great­est emo al­bums of all time) at Mi­ami’s Bayfront Park. Tick­ets are $30.75-$56.70 at Live­Na­tion.com. Also en­tic­ing is a re­port by Brook­lyn Ve­gan of a su­per­group con­sist­ing of Dash­board’s Chris Carrabba, Chris Con­ley (Saves the Day), Mike Kin­sella (Amer­i­can Foot­ball, Cap’n Jazz, Owen) and Jim Sup­tic (the Get Up Kids), sched­uled for a per­for­mance in New York’s Irv­ing Plaza on May 7. Prob­a­bly a one-off, but maybe not.

Sweat equity

Mi­ami’s Sweat Records cel­e­brates its 11th an­niver­sary on Fri­day with a free all-ages party at 7 p.m. fea­tur­ing the Smiths trib­ute band Or­di­nary Boys, free beer from PBR Mi­ami and del­i­ca­cies from Fire­man Derek. While there you can get the dope on what they’ll have un­crated on Record Store Day on April 16. Info: SweatRecord­sMi­ami.com.

Vanessa and friend

If you’ve seen Seth Rudet­sky do his thing, per­haps at his Parker Play­house col­lab­o­ra­tion with singer-ac­tor Cheyenne Jack­son a while back, you know that his pi­ano play­ing is just part of what he brings to a per­for­mance. There also is plenty of an­tic en­ergy, Broad­way gos­sip and self-dep­re­cat­ing wit (thank­fully not ex­clu­sively). His pair­ing with the lus­trous Vanessa Wil­liams on Tues­day night, back at Fort Laud­erdale’s Parker Play­house, will be great en­ter­tain­ment. Tick­ets: $46.50-$126.50. Info: Park­erPlay­house.com.

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