SFGN Nites for the Week of January 22-28, 2014

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Harry Wayne Casey (KC), a former Hialeah record store employee, formed the iconic ‘70s group, KC and the Sunshine Band in 1973. The group brings its iconic blend of funk, R&B and disco to Hollywood’s Hard Rock Live for one show only, Jan. 24. Credit: Hard Rock Live

Harry Wayne Casey (KC), a former Hialeah record store employee, formed the iconic ‘70s group, KC and the Sunshine Band in 1973. The group brings its iconic blend of funk, R&B and disco to Hollywood’s Hard Rock Live for one show only, Jan. 24. Credit: Hard Rock Live

Thursday, 1/23

Theater

Four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh reprises her tour-de-force performance as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in “Golda’s Balcony,” the historic play that became the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history. From Russian immigrant to American schoolteacher to the epicenter of international politics, “Golda's Balcony” traces the amazing trajectory of Meir, one of the most influential women of our time. Opening tonight and playing through Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $28.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.

Friday, 1/24

Music

It’s time to boogie because KC and the Sunshine Band are coming to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Resort in Hollywood tonight. Four decades after the band was founded right here in South Florida, KC and the Sunshine Band continues to inspire with timeless hits like “That's the Way (I Like It),” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “I'm Your Boogie Man,” “Keep It Comin' Love,” “Get Down Tonight,” “Give It Up” and “Please Don't Go.” Tickets are $49-69 at HardRockLiveHollywoodFl.com.

Saturday, 1/25

Opera

Florida Grand Opera pays tribute to Giuseppe Verdi, the composer of “La traviata, Rigoletto” and “Otello” on the bicentennial of his death, with a new production of “Nabucco,” opening tonight and running at the Arsht Center in Miami through Feb. 1, with additional performances at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Feb. 6 and 8. The 1841 opera follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered, and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco (in English, Nebuchadnezzar). Tickets and show times at FGO.org.

Sunday, 1/26

Dance

See the Music. That’s the theme for Miami City Ballet Program II this weekend at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center. The program includes “Concerto Barocco,” a signature work by George Balanchine and set to Bach’s glorious violin concerto; along with the company premiere of Nacho Duato’s “Jardi Tancat,” based on Catalan folk songs; the mainstage premiere of Justin Peck’s “Chutes and Ladders,” a ballet to music by Benjamin Britten; and Alexei Ratmansky’s brilliant “Symphonic Dances,” a Miami City Ballet commission performed to Rachmaninoff’s passionate score. Tickets and show times at MiamiCityBallet.org.

Monday, 1/27

Film

“La Partida,” the electric and controversial cinematic portrait of a modern day Havana full of gay hustlers, pawnbrokers, petty crime and violence, continues its first run engagement at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. More importantly, it’s a raw look at the taboo lifestyle of two young men who fall in love in a brutal, machismo culture. Join the film’s Cuban producer, Vanessa Portieles, for a special opening night screening and discussion on Friday, Jan. 24. Tickets are $11.50. For show times, go to GablesCinema.com.

Tuesday, 1/28

Cabaret

It’s never polite to ask a lady her age, but let’s just say that singer Marilyn Maye has no intentions of slowing down! The grand dame of cabaret, who holds the record for the most appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and still packs in crowds at cabarets in New York City, brings her charm, wit and incredible talent back to The Colony Hotel’s Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach, tonight through Saturday, Feb. 1. Take in a sumptuous dinner and a show. Reservations at TheColonyPalmBeach.com.


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