SFGN: 'Magic Mike XXL,' International Film Festival & More!

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Friday, 11/4 - Dance: Admit it, you loved “Magic Mike.” Former dancer and big screen hunk Channing Tatum has formed a live dance troupe inspired by the film and its sequel, “Magic Mike XXL.” His high-energy review, “Magic Men Live,” comes to the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale, for two performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets start at $33.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.com.

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Thursday, 11/3 - Celebrity

“The Barefoot Contessa,” Food Network host Ina Garten, will discuss her career, food trends and her latest book, “Cooking for Jeffrey,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Garten and her husband have been married nearly 50 years. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask the beloved television personality questions. Tickets start at $37.26 at BrowardCenter.org.

 

Friday, 11/4 - Film

Take a vacation from ordinary film. The 31st annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival kicks off tonight at Hard Rock Live and runs through Nov. 20. Enjoy 100 features, shorts and documentaries from more than 30 countries at venues across Broward County, including Savor Cinema in downtown Fort Lauderdale and Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood. For a complete schedule and tickets, go to FLIFF.com.

 

Saturday, 11/5 - Art

Check out Art with Heart, an exhibit of works by both local and international artists that benefits the Poverello Center’s health and nutritional services. The exhibit will include a variety of media including pencil, paint, photography and sculpture, as well as live and silent auctions and a cash bar. Tonight at 6 p.m. at Artist Lofts, 1310 SW 22nd Court in Fort Lauderdale. Free admission. More information at Poverello.org.

 

Sunday, 11/6 - Theater

Journey with Edith Piaf to the parks of Pigalle and Montmartre in the era of “La Vie en Rose,” in “Piaf! The Show,” this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton. Anne Carrere, a young singer from the village of Puget, captures the soul of France’s national chanteuse with songs that defined the romance of the City of Lights. Tickets at Events.Lynn.edu.

 

Monday, 11/7 - Television

Monday is a great day to binge watch Netflix’s newest series, “The Crown.” The ambitious series, which reportedly cost $100 million to produce, chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. Claire Foy portrays the respected monarch. John Lithgow co-stars as Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Six seasons are planned, each covering roughly a decade of history. Watch at Netflix.com.

 

Tuesday, 11/8 - Art

The large-scale oil paintings of Francesco Clemente are currently on display at the NSU Art Museum, 1 Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition, “Dormiveglia,” features paintings conceived in 1998 by Clemente, a leading figure of the Neo-Expressionist movement. Standing, elongated and statuesque forms in muted, pale colors suggest a dream-like existence. More information at NSUArtMuseum.org


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