She’s back and determined to share the amazing benefits of modern plastic food storage solutions. Yes, Dixie Longate, the Tupperware sales lady with a sharp tongue and fondness for adult beverages, is returning to South Florida to ply her wares and raise money for the SmartRide. Bring your checkbook and order some Tupperware to take home, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $35 per person. For tickets, go to TheSmartRide.org.
Now more than ever, transgender people are in the spotlight – and much of this comes from Caitlyn Jenner’s recent public transition. Just two days before the highly anticipated premiere of Jenner’s new reality series, “I Am Cait,” Participant Media premieres an emotional episode of the original docu-series “Secret Lives of Americans,” on cable network Pivot tonight, featuring Cayes, a young black man who was born female. Check local listings for show times and channels.
Violet Chachki, one of the many breakout winners who got their starts on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” will be in Wilton Manors tonight to perform numbers from her newest album, “Gagged.” Chachki will be performing at the Manor, 1234 Wilton Drive. Several songs on the album highlight the Atlanta native’s fascination with the underground world of fetish. Doors open at 11 p.m. and the first 100 in line will get a chance to meet Violet up close and personal. For info, go to TheManorComplex.com.
The New River Orchestra offers its 10th annual Summer Serenade 2015 concert today at 4 p.m. at Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The community orchestra’s musical program, entitled “Rhythms of the Americas” includes concert pianist Dr. Sofiya Uryvayeva performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” as well as works by Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Chabrier and Fuchs. Tickets are $18 and proceeds benefit Poverello. For tickets or more information, go to Poverello.org.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road in Jupiter, offers a reading at 7:30 p.m. tonight of “Wrongful Death” by award-winning playwright Christopher Demos-Brown. The reading is part of the South Florida Theatre League’s Theatre Fest, offering audiences the chance to experience new works in progress in a semi-staged setting. Clive Cholerton directs and the cast includes Karen Stephens and Ryan Didato. Reservations are recommended by calling the box office, 561-575-2223.
The Symphony of the Americas offers its annual Summerfest concerts all month, featuring guest artists from the Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra of Austria in a return appearance. Under the baton of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, the orchestra will offer works by Vivaldi, Strauss and Mozart. Tonight, they perform at 7 p.m. in the Susan B. Katz Theater, 17195 Sheridan St. in Pembroke Pines. For tickets and a full schedule of Summerfest performances, go to SymphonyOfTheAmericas.org.