SFGNites: Cinco de Mayo, “Captain America: Civil War” and More Upcoming Events!

Strike up the band! To conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2016, musicians from Navy Band Southeast will perform a free concert on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. on the steps of Oakland Park City Hall. Credit: U.S. Navy

Thursday, 5/5

Nightlife

It’s Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican Fourth of July, or something like that. We don’t care, it’s just another excuse to party like crazy. You won’t care, either, if you head down to Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, where it’s “Cinco de WTF???” featuring live vocal and comedy performances by Porsche and Brenda Dharling. Hornitos margaritas are just $4 and all drinks are 2-4-1. Info at VillagePubWM.com.

 

Friday, 5/6

Theater

The Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, hosted by Broward College, returns this weekend for the second year. The festival is the region’s only uncensored, unjuried live theater event, featuring original, cutting-edge performances by worldly artists, Thursday through Saturday at the Willis Holcombe Center, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Complete schedule and tickets at FortLauderdaleFringe.com.

 

Saturday, 5/7

Concert

Stand up and salute! After the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, head to downtown Oakland Park for two Fleet Week Port Everglades events, Galley Wars and a concert by Navy Band Southeast. Watch culinary specialists from the visiting Navy ships face off in an Iron Chef-style competition at 6 p.m. and then enjoy music by the talented musicians at 7:30 p.m. More information and tickets at BrowardNavyDaysInc.org.

 

Sunday, 5/8

Theater

Thinking Cap Theatre presents the South Florida premiere of Will Eno’s “The Realistic Joneses,” at The Vanguard, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated play explores the relationships between two suburban couples who share identical homes and the same last name. Opens May 5 and runs through May 22. Tickets at ThinkingCapTheatre.com.

 

Monday, 5/9

Film

Marvel Films is back this weekend with one of those blockbuster superhero franchises. This time, it’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Hunky Chris Evans returns as the freedom fighter, along with fellow Avengers Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). If you haven’t reserved your tickets yet, you may not be able to snag a seat until Monday. Check local listings for theaters and show times.

 

Tuesday, 5/10

Opera

Florida Grand Opera closes out its 2016 season with Donizetti’s delightful comic opera, “Don Pasquale,” tonight at 8 p.m. With irresistible eccentric characters, fabulous music, and plenty of laughs, gay director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe return to Miami’s Arsht Center with their colorful and quirky production, May 7 through May 14. Tickets and more information at FGO.org.