Scofflaws and Belmont Playboys: Ska shows seem to be happening every week, and there's no shortage of rude boys and girls attending them. The latest gathering spot for skasters is Squeeze (2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale), where tonight at 7:00 you can catch the New York-based Scofflaws. The rocksteady octet is most noted for "William Shatner" and "Spider on My Bed," but it has a long set list that will keep you groovin' until the last breath from vocalist and trombonist Buford O'Sullivan. Opening acts are the Savoys and a rockabilly outfit from North Carolina, the Belmont Playboys. The Playboys have been tearing up the club circuit from the Carolinas to New York City for the past seven years; after the Squeeze show, they head south to Rose's Bar & Music Lounge (754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), opening with Carla Hall at 11:00 p.m. Tickets cost ten dollars at Squeeze (954-522-2151) and five at Rose's (532-0228). (LB)

Pioneers of Modern Graphic Design: See Thursday.
Oktoberfest: See Friday.
Noche Flamenca: See Friday.
Carlos Capelan: See Friday.

sunday
october 19
New World Symphony Family Series: In its never-ending quest to lure families to its events, the New World Symphony created its Family Series of concerts. Today's program, "Classical Mambo," may just get Dad out of his Barcalounger and over to the Lincoln Theatre (555 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) at 3:00 p.m. to shake his hips. Hispanic Heritage Month will be saluted with music from the Americas. Selections include Lecuona's "Malaguena," Bernstein's mambo from West Side Story, O'Farrill's finale from Three Cuban Dances, and our all-time favorite, Hupfield's "When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba Down in Cuba." Tickets range from seven to ten dollars. Call 673-3331 for more information. (NK)

Pinocchio: So the school psychiatrist said your five-year-old kid's compulsive lying is a sure sign that he's grappling with his identity and you're desperate to help him out? Have we got a play for you. Story Theatre and the Florida Theatrical Association (two organizations that have teamed up for the past twenty years to present live professional theater to children) are putting on a musical production of Pinocchio at 2:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Yes, the lively little marionette whose nose grows when he tells lies and who ends up in the belly of a whale will enchant your troubled child no end. And better yet, maybe it will get him to stop lying, lest he end up in some marine mammal's gullet. Tickets cost eight dollars. Call 954-763-8813. (NK)

Pioneers of Modern Graphic Design: See Thursday.
Oktoberfest: See Friday.
Carlos Capelan: See Friday.
Saturday and Sunday in the Park with Art: See Saturday.

monday
october 20
Florida Philharmonic: Minnesota Orchestra music director Eiji Oue (Ay-gee Oh-way) leads the Florida Philharmonic and guest violinist Pinchas "Pinky" Zukerman in nightly performances today through Wednesday as part of the orchestra's Masterworks series. The program will include Rossini's Overture to the Barber of Seville, Brahms's Symphony No. 2 in D major, and Beethoven's Concerto in D major for Violin, during which Zukerman will perform. Renowned as a violinist, he also is extolled as a violist, conductor, and chamber player. Tickets range from $17 to $52 for tonight's concert at Florida Atlantic University Auditorium (off Glades Road in Boca Raton), and $22 to $70 for the concerts Tuesday and Wednesday at Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). All performances are at 8:00 p.m. Call 930-1812. (JF)

Carlos Capelan: See Friday.

tuesday
october 21
Walt Disney's World on Ice -- Toy To infinity and beyond! Just when the kids had left this catch phrase behind, one of the more ambitious films produced by Disney in the last few years has been turned into an eight-million-dollar extravaganza on ice, playing tonight at the Miami Arena (721 NW 1st Ave.). Choreographed by Olympic Gold medalist Robin Cousins and featuring an international cast of skaters, this show should be tons of fun for the kids -- and the adults who have to pay the entrance fee, ranging from $10 to $18.50. Shows are at 7:30 tonight through Sunday (Thursday's performance will be in Spanish), with matinee shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Call 530-4400 for times and more information. (JO)

Pioneers of Modern Graphic Design: See Thursday.
Carlos Capelan: See Friday.
Florida Philharmonic: See Monday.

wednesday
october 22
Ben Folds Five: Don't be fooled by the name. This quintet is actually an alternative trio from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, whose members play drums, bass guitar, and piano. Pounding a baby grand and occasionally incorporating the odd musical phrase from Gershwin, writer-vocalist Folds creates bouncy, quirky, heartfelt melodies ("Punk rock for sissies," he says) that skewer everything from bohemian pretensions ("Underground") to dreaded family members ("Uncle Walter"). Their eponymous first album garnered favorable notices from critics. The reviews are as positive for their second album, Whatever and Ever Amen. Song titles such as "Angry Dwarfs and 200 Solemn Faces" are evidence that their sense of humor remains playfully ironic. Now they hope this tour will crank up the record sales. Catch BFF at the Carefree Theatre (2000 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach). Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17. Call 561-833-7305. (NK)

Pioneers of Modern Graphic Design: See Thursday.
Carlos Capelan: See Friday.
Florida Philharmonic: See Monday.
Walt Disney's World on Ice -- Toy See Tuesday.

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