The MiFo LGBT Film Festival offers a special 954 GLOW screening of “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party,” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Written and directed by Steven Cone, this tender and charming new feature unfolds over a 24-hour period in the life of Henry, the son of an evangelical pastor, on the occasion of his 17th birthday. Let’s just say this is one birthday party that doesn’t go quite as planned. Tickets are $12 at MiFoFilm.com.
How do you describe the spectacle that is Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil? The inventive international troupe of aerialists, acrobats, dancers, clowns and musicians returns to South Florida with “Varekai,” through Aug. 23 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. This dynamic arena production takes place in a mystical forest on the slopes of dormant volcano and explores the myth of Icarus, the foolish young man who dares to fly and touch the sun. Tickets are $40 – 100 at CirqueDuSoleil.com.
Author Deon Davis reads from her memoir, “I’ll Find a Way: An Author’s Journey of Love and Acceptance for her Gay Son,” as part of the Stonewall Authors Series today at 4 p.m. at the Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive. Hear Davis tell her own harrowing story, raising a son who battled depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as read from her children’s series, “Beanie & the Bully,” and “The New Kid.” Open to the public. For more information, go to Stonewall-Museum.org.
Infinite Abyss Productions, in partnership with Evening Star Productions, presents “Bug,” by Tracy Letts through Aug. 29 at the new Abyss Theatre, 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Set in a seedy motel room outside Oklahoma City, “Bug” is “a riveting thriller of paranoia and an instant guilty pleasure.” Todd Bruno and Erynn Dalton star and Rosalie Grant directs this intense new play. Catch the production Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 at Infinite-Abyss.org.
The bears are back for season four of the award-winning gay comedy/mystery web series, “Where the Bears Are.” It’s “The Golden Girls” meets “Murder She Wrote” in this show about four gay roommates living in Los Angeles. This season sends the bears on a romp through trendy Silver Lake and on a luxury yacht to Catalina Island. Watch for guest performances from Tuc Watkins (“Desperate Housewives”) and Missi Pyle (“Gone Girl”). Catch new episodes at WhereTheBearsAre.tv.
The NSU Museum of Art, formerly Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., has several noteworthy exhibitions including “Pablo Picasso: Painted Ceramics and Works on Paper, 1931-71,” and “War Horses: Helhesten and the Danish Avant Garde During World War II.” Under the leadership of director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater, the museum has staked out an important niche in the regional art scene. For tickets and more information, go to NSUArtMuseum.org.