Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Florida Grand Opera presents Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s new opera, “Frida,” this weekend at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium and March 28 and 30 at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Rodríguez’s colorful, folk-infused score is a perfect match for the passionate art of the legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, portrayed by Miami-born singer Catalina Cuervo. Tickets and more info at FGO.org.
If you missed the month-long ArtsUnited Art Explosion festival in January, you can still see the very best works. The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce is hosting a winners’ reception and exhibit tonight at 6 p.m. at the LGBT+ Visitor Center, 2300 N.E. 7thAve. in Wilton Manors. Meet the artists and purchase your favorite works, also. For more information, go to GoGayFortLauderdale.com.
If you’ve never seen Coco Peru live, then you must get your tickets to “Have You Heard?” at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 S.W. 9thAve. in Fort Lauderdale. The iconic drag queen will be reviving some of her most popular monologues and songs as part of the Outlandish performance series. Coco “virgins” will learn why Lily Tomlin called her “one of the last great storytellers.” Tickets at OutlandishFL.com.
Palm Beach Opera concludes its 2019 season at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach this weekend with Johann Strauss, Jr.’s opera, “Die Fledermaus.” It’s New Year’s Eve at Prince Orlofsky’s lavish masquerade ball, where Viennese guests waltz, drink, and revel in opulence, blissfully oblivious to an elaborate revenge plan taking place. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets at PBOpera.org.
Island City Stage presents a reading of “Turning Tables,” two one act plays set in the same apartment 50 years apart by playwright (and SFGN writer) Rick Karlin, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Wilton Theater Factory, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. Award-winning poet and journalist Gregg Shapiro will narrate. Proceeds benefit the non-profit theater’s operational budget. Tickets are $10 at IslandCityStage.org.
Famed female impersonators Electra and Cacophony Daniels present “Double Divas: A Drag Revue and BINGO!” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton. This is guaranteed to be one over-the-top evening of gender-bending performances with some crazy “games” thrown in for good measure. Get ready to yell “BINGO!” Tickets start at $65 at TheWick.org.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
“Dear Evan Hanson,” the 2017 Tony Award-winning best musical, arrives at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale for a two-week run. Evan Hanson, an isolated teen who struggles to relate to the people around him, is about to get the one wish he’s always desired: to finally fit in. Ben Levi Ross stars in the rock musical from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Greatest Showman”). Tickets start at $63 at .
Credit: Matthew Murphy.
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