Lainey Wilson, Miranda Lambert, John Mulaney, Mezcal Lauderdale – Sun Sentinel

I can’t say I’m shocked (shocked!) to find the news filled with so many men behaving badly, and while most of us come to our senses — comedian John Mulaney chronicles his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 18 months in an honest and entertaining way on the tour he’s bringing to Hard Rock Live—it’s all so tiresome. Thankfully, this week includes a lot of strong women to pay attention to, from Haim and Lainey Wilson to Miranda Lambert and Ingrid Bergman. Below find some of the recommended main events in the week that will be.

7:30 pm Monday, May 9, at FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, Miami. $22.50+; LiveNation.com

That Los Angeles-raised sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim have made stardom out of such unpretentious authenticity is a good sign for popular music. They are touring in support of their critically lauded third album, “Women in Music Part III,” and recently released a new song, “Lost Track,” from a forthcoming album. The video was made by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed them in “Licorice Pizza,” featuring a revealing performance by Alana.

7:30 pm Tuesday, May 10, at Thomson Plaza for the Arts, Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami. $20 (per person at tables for two or four); ArshtCenter.org

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Jazz vocalist Nicole Henry, long a local fave, returns to the Arsht Center with music from her splendid new album, “Time to Love Again,” released in December to wide acclaim. (TheJazzPage.com called it “a truly superb recording from start to finish.”) The Arsht Center’s beautiful Thomson Plaza is the perfect setting for Henry’s elegant vocals — her smoldering new cover of Sade’s “Is It a Crime” alone is worth the price of admission.

8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. $36+; MyHRL.com

Some of country music’s best up-and-coming singer-songwriters happen to be women, including the lineup of the Audacy-sponsored Leading Ladies show: Lainey Wilson (recent winner of Academy of Country Music Awards for New Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Things a Man Oughta Know”), Carly Pearce (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), Gabby Barrett (“I Hope”), Lauren Alaina (“Road Less Traveled”), Morgan Wade (“Wilder Days”), Tenille Arts (“I Hate This”) and Priscilla Block (“My Bar”).

8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Old School Square, Delray Beach. Free; Facebook.com/DelrayBeachParks

The free Movies in the Park series continues in downtown Delray Beach with “Casablanca,” the Bogart-Bergman classic that spawned the resurgent meme among amateur satirists who are “shocked, shocked to find” something or another going on in these extraordinary times. It’s BYO lawn chairs and blankets, and free popcorn and snow cones will be available, courtesy of the Delray Beach Police Department.

8 p.m. Friday, May 13, FTX Arena, Miami. $95.24+; Ticketmaster.com

The iconic Dominican crooner brings his Entre Mar y Palmeras Tour to Miami, where one of his most enthusiastic American audiences will hear favorite hits such as “Rosalía,” “El Farolito,” “Visa Para un Sueño,” “La Bilirrubina” and many more. Scattered tickets remain.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. $88+; MyHRL.com

The Emmy-winning former “SNL” star is unsparing in his examination of his failures during an unfortunate period in his life, including a drug relapse and divorce. His comeback tour, titled “From Scratch,” has been a hit with college fans across the country. “It was brilliant,” a Vanderbilt reviewer gushed, quoting Mulaney: “In the darkest time of my life, I never thought I would have gotten out and I’m grateful that I can still be here and do this.”

Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, at Coral Gables Art Cinema. $11.75; GablesCinema.com

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of a culture-defining moment, the original 1972 release of Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather,” the three films in the trilogy were digitally restored and converted to 4K HD technology under the direction of Coppola himself, including a re -edit of the final film. Gables Cinema will screen each film multiple times during the weekend. Tickets for seniors, military and students cost $10.

Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, at Le Méridien Dania Beach. $65+; MezcalLauderdale.com

This is the inaugural celebration of the sometimes misunderstood, tequila-adjacent spirit, organized by UniteUs Group, the team behind FemAle Brew Fest, Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week and Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week. The event will feature rare mezcal brands, workshops, food pairings, dinners, entertainment and a cigar lounge. The basic experience can be found 4-7 pm Saturday, May 14, when ticketholders get unlimited pours and expert advice about featured mezcals, plus a souvenir glass. Tickets for that event cost $65, or $100 for 2 pm entry.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. $23.36; LiveNation.com

In November, Miranda Lambert was the first female headliner in the history of Tortuga Music Festival, putting on a performance that was sassy, ​​spunky, trashy and a lot of fun. Since then, she became one of the rare women named Entertainer of the Year at the Association of Country Music Awards, released her eighth studio album, “Palomino,” and signed on for a late-2022 Las Vegas residency called the Velvet Rodeo.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton. $30+; FunkyBiscuit.com

Singer-songwriters, extraordinary blues guitarists and longtime compatriots Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia bring their Blood Brothers tour back to the Funky Biscuit after a rewarding stay at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis last week. Zito took home the Blues Rock Album of the Year award for “Resurrection,” and Castiglia, of Wilton Manors, was named Blues Rock Artist of the Year. Castiglia recently released the album “I Got Love” to a chorus of critical praise.

Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15, at Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater. $70 per day, $120 two-day pass; HaitianCompasFestival.com

After a two-year absence, the 24th edition of this high-energy musical celebration of South Florida’s vibrant Haitian community reclaims its place as one of the top outdoor festivals in the region. The two-day event features more than three dozen performers, with the Day 1 lineup led by T-Vice, Ekip, Klass, Oswald, Tamara Suffren, Vayb, followed on Day 2 by Harmonik, Nu Look, Kai, Enposib, Wil Pierre and many others.

Staff writer Ben Crandell can be reached at bcrandell@sunsentinel.com.

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