SFGN Nites for the Week of January 8-14, 2014

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The Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess comes to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center through Jan. 12. The musical shares the story of the residents of Catfish Row during the Great Depression with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward and lyrics by Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Credit: Michael J. Lutch

Thursday, 1/9

Art

Unleash your inner Michaelangelo or Picasso or Matisse at the monthly men’s drawing class, tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at LeatherWerks, 1226 NE 4th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. A nude model will be provided for both short and long poses, but you’ll need to bring your own art supplies. Whether you prefer pencil, watercolors, oils or chalk, this is an opportunity to explore your creativity. Internationally recognized artist Ira C. Smith will be coaching participants. Cost is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. To reserve your spot, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Friday, 1/10

Theater

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it! That’s the cautionary lesson in Island City Stage’s latest production, Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins. Opening this weekend at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler in Fort Lauderdale, the play tells the story of a smart, ambitious kid who dreams of a career on Broadway and hopes that his idol, a theater legend, can give it to him. Will a door to success be opened for him, or will their complicated relationship squash his dreams? Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.org.

Saturday, 1/11

Theater

The Theater at Arts Garage in Delray Beach continues to push the boundaries of regional theater with the premiere of Carter W. Lewis’ new play, The Hummingbird Wars. This scathing dark comedy unfolds after a soldier has returned home from war in Afghanistan to the expected safety and security of his home and family, only to discover that his home-front has become the new battle-front. Artistic Director Lou Tyrrell directs. Wednesday through Friday, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m., Jan. 10 – Feb. 2. Tickets $30-45 at ArtsGarage.org.

Sunday, 1/12

Theater

Perhaps the quintessential American opera, Porgy & Bess, was reimagined and reintroduced to the public on Broadway two years ago, courtesy of inspired director Diane Paulus. With the blessings of the Gershwin estate, she adapted the story for contemporary theater audiences, resulting in The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, and took home a Tony for Best Revival. Experience the touching love story of Bess and the crippled Porgy on desolate Catfish Row this week at the Kravis Center, Jan. 7 – 12. For show times and tickets, go to Kravis.org.

Monday, 1/13

Theater

Last year, Lynn University launched an exciting play reading series under the guidance of South Florida impresario Jan McArt. Well, McArt, who has produced countless hit theater productions becomes the subject of one of these new plays, Glamour Girl by Fort Lauderdale playwright Tony Finstrom. The reading, a semi-staged musical directed by Wayne Rudisell, explores McArt’s early years and stars the actress, along with Amy Miller Brennan as the young Jan. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. Tickets are $10 at Events.Lynn.edu.

Tuesday, 1/14

Dance

The Martha Graham Dance Company returns to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Arguably one of the most influential modern dance choreographers, Graham’s work continues to inspire. The program will include a mix of classic Graham works and new commissions for her namesake company, including Nacho Duato’s Rust, as well as Lamentation Variations, a series of vignettes inspired by Graham’s iconic 1930s solo piece, but interpreted by three of today’s most noteworthy choreographers: Doug Varone, Aszure Barton and Lar Lubovitch. For tickets, go to Kravis.org.


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