Island City Stage, the region’s LGBTQ-centric theater company, concludes its 2015 season with Douglas Carter Beane’s comedy, “The Little Dog Laughed,” at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. It’s a farce about a Hollywood star who gets pushed back into the closet by his agent after falling for a cute young rent boy with a girlfriend. You can imagine where it goes from there. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.org.
Jonathan Larsen’s 1994 award-winning musical, “Rent,” changed the way Broadway—and America—talked about life with HIV/AIDS. The edgy rock musical was a perfect fit for Slow Burn Theatre, which is offering a powerful production featuring a talented young cast and amazing set at West Boca High School, 10600 W. Glades Road in Boca Raton through April 26. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 at SlowBurnTheatre.org.
Everybody’s favorite “dragapella” quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, are back in South Florida, performing tonight at 8 p.m. at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S. 211 St. in Cutler Bay. Their new show, “America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild,” is guaranteed to have audiences screaming. And this stuff isn’t appropriate for children or innocent old grannies, either. Get a musical taste of reality starting at $35 at SMDCAC.org.
Let’s face it—we all love to go shopping. Well, here’s an opportunity to get some great deals and make a difference in our community. On Saturday, April 18 and today from 12 noon to 6 p.m., there will be a huge antique auction and sale to benefit the Poverello Center, which provides food and services to neighbors living with HIV/AIDS. The sale will take place 2449 NE 13th Ave. in Wilton Manors, next to Eucalyptus Gardens and behind Old Florida Seafood House. For info, go to Poverello.org.
The Jan McArt New Play Reading Series at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton offers audiences the rare opportunity to experience a work in progress with staged readings of plays by local writers. The season concludes with “Mira,” by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Leeds and features a star-studded cast of Carbonell Award-winning actors including Clay Cartland, Elizabeth Dimon and Ann Marie Olson. One night only at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Events.Lynn.edu.
Staying in tonight? Then check out LGBT festival hit, “First Period,” coming to video on demand and DVD today. A drag comedy with the mind of John Hughes and the heart of John Waters, “First Period” is the story of a group of teen girls who just want to be popular and has been acclaimed by critics and audiences since its premiere on the festival circuit. The movie stars Michael Turchin (“Lance Loves Michael”) and Judy Tenuta. Available on iTunes, Amazon Prime and local cable providers.