R You On the List Tour at BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables; 7 p.m.; $45 to $115; 305/284-8686 or www.ticketmaster.com
It’s the most ubiquitous bit of pop positivity to emerge on top 40 radio stations in the past 10 months. You hear it every time you enter a mall, a beauty salon, a supermarket, a club or just about any radio station that has ever played a hip-hop or R&B song. It bores into your head and establishes permanent residency somewhere between “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Brown Eyed Girl.” I’m speaking, of course, about “Good Feeling,” the Etta James-sampling cut that has become the latest megahit from Florida’s own Flo Rida. The talented rapper will perform this and other hits on this terrific pre-holiday extravaganza, joined by a coterie of talented superstars: Cee Lo Green and B.O.B., typically headliners in their own right, will open the show.
“I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A.” at O Cinema, 90 N.W. 29thSt., Miami; 7 p.m.; $8; 305/571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org
All of the opening-night screenings of “The Amazing Spider-Man” are probably sold out at this point, but that’s no reason you shouldn’t still go to the movies tonight – and listen to live music and chow on food-truck nosh while you’re at it. This three-hour event, sponsored by the Indie Film Club of Miami, provides the opportunity to do all this and more at a discount price. Five local short films will be screened and voted on by audiences, with the winning filmmaker taking home $1,000. There also will be an interactive game show, flavorful treats from the Purple People Eatery and a live performance from local Latin fusion artist Oscar Fuentes and his band.
Fourth of July Celebration at Bryant Park and surrounding venues, North Lakeside Drive, Lake Worth; beginning at noon; free; 561/533-7363
Lake Worth’s Independence Day celebration bills itself as “an old-fashioned downtown patriotic explosion.” Indeed, most of its events could have been lifted right out of a state fair in 1940s Kansas. The festivities start at noon in Lake Worth’s Cultural Plaza, where children may participate in arts and crafts projects and contests, including a costume competition (for adults as well) and a bike-decorating event. At 3 p.m., Nature’s Way Café and will host a watermelon-eating contest, and at 4, there will be a hat contest at L-Brehm’s Hat Shop. Stick around for the petting zoo, tortoise feedings and public mural project, along with street food from local restaurants, a Great American Raft Race and, of course, fireworks in Bryant Park.
Fourth of July Celebration at Cinema Paradiso, 503 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 2 p.m.; free; 954/ or www.fliff.com
Filmdom’s preeminent time-travel trilogy, “Back to the Future,” will be honored in more ways than one at this special Independence Day festival. The original 1985 feature will screen in high-definition at 4 p.m. inside the theater, but outside on the courtyard, the fun begins at 2 p.m., with home-made Deloreans, raffles, a “Back to the Future” costume contest, food trucks and beer and cocktail specials. On the outdoor projection screen, a rare, re-edited, fan-generated version of the “Back to the Future” trilogy will present the film’s action in “chronological” order, from 1885 to 2015. After it’s over, head on to Fort Lauderdale Beach to listen a Blood, Sweat & Tears tribute band and enjoy the city’s fireworks display.
Jeffrey Earnhardt at Seminole Casino, 5550 N.W. 40thSt., Coconut Creek; 5:30 p.m.; free; 954/977-6700 or www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com
Like the Barrymores in the acting world or the Marleys in the music world, sometimes if you’re born into a dynasty, you have your career cut out for you. Similarly, if your last name is Earnhardt and you want to be an orthopedic surgeon or a small-business owner, good luck dealing with the heresy charges from NASCAR’s 75 million fans. Alas, Jeffrey Earnhardt has had no problems carrying on his family’s legacy. The grandson of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and a fourth-generation driver, Jeffrey is a Rookie of the Year award-winner, regularly finishing near the top of his races. He will meet fans and sign autographs near the center of the casino, which is currently hosting a NASCAR Nationwide Car Show exhibit.
Don McLean at Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 8 p.m.; $29 to $59; 800/745-3000 or www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com
There are worse things to be than the guy who wrote “American Pie.” Nonetheless, it’s got to be frustrating sometimes for Don McLean, who has recorded more than 20 albums of music over the past 40 years, to be known in the public eye as the “American Pie” songsmith and nothing else. Expect to hear it, along with secondary hits like “Vincent” and “Crying,” but hopefully this rare concert appearance will offer fans the full spectrum of McLean’s prolific output. Since 2000 alone, McLean has released seven under-the-radar albums, mostly recorded after his 60thbirthday – a panoply of music that includes Christmas albums, children’s music, a country-western covers disc, a Marty Robbins tribute and a new collection of originals, 2009’s “Addicted to Black.”
“Running of the Bulls at Cha-Cha’s, 150 Worth Ave., #24, Palm Beach; 5 p.m.; 561/833-8800 or www.chachaspalmbeach.com
Worth Avenue may seem like a closed-off, close-knit enclave for Palm Beach County’s ultrawealthy, but that doesn't mean it can’t get really freaking weird sometimes. Here’s an event more offbeat than a cat on a piano: In honor of the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, renowned restaurateurs Nick Coniglio and John Kent Thurston will dress as bulls and charge across Worth Avenue, leaving from one of their restaurants, Cha-Chas, at 5. Unlike the real Running of the Bulls, participants should run behind the restaurant mavens, not in front of them, so as to snag one of their costumes’ removable tails. If you can remove the tail, you’ll win a three-day cruise for two to the Bahamas. So over these next few days, be sure to eat your Wheaties and find the nearest courthouse steps to practice your workout.
Opening night of “Race” at GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 8 p.m.; $50 (other performances range from $37.50 to $42.50); 305/445-1119 or www.gablestage.org
Post-racial, my @$$. David Mamet, the theater world’s master of the profane, perceptive and provocative, returned to the Broadway stage in 2009 with “Race,” a play exploring society’s hidden and overt racial tensions in the age of Obama. It’s also a play about the law, as two attorneys – one black and one white – receive the blockbuster opportunity to defend a white man against charges of raping a black woman. After a successful 297 performances on Broadway, “Race” arrives on our shore courtesy of GableStage’s Joseph Adler, who is sure to mount a superlative production. As his version of “The Motherf***er with the Hat” proved earlier this season, GableStage is awfully good at plays with dirty words. The show runs through Aug. 5.