There’s magic to do, all for you, at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach through Sunday. The touring production of the Tony Award-winning “Pippin” returns to South Florida this week with an all-star cast that includes actress Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”) in the fictionalized musical tale about the relationship between Charlemagne and his son, Pippin. Don’t miss this opportunity to take in the updated acrobatic spectacle featuring cirque performers. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.
The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival hosts its High Heel Party tonight after the 8:30 p.m. screening of “Jayson Bend: Queen and Country,” a gay secret agent flick from the James Bond 007 genre. There will be a high heel contest, open bar and entertainment. Who will wear them best, the guys or the girls? Don’t miss the fun at The Gleason Room, backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. Tickets are $40 at MGLFF.com and include admission to the screening.
Is Hollywood ready for an out leading man? That’s the premise of Douglas Carter Beane’s comedy, “The Little Dog Laughed,” presented by Island City Stage at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive. Carbonell Award-winning director Michael Leeds leads an all-star cast that includes a wickedly funny performance by Mia Matthews (Nickelodeon’s “Every Witch Way”). Performances Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. through May 16. Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.org.
Instead of a big musical, check out the intimate play, “Vita & Virginia” at the Vanguard, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., the new home of Thinking Cap Theatre. The former church has been converted into a performance space, a perfect setting for this intimate, two woman play about the correspondence between kindred spirits Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $35 at ThinkingCapTheatre.com.
Ahoy, mate! The Navy, Marines and Coast Guard are in town for Fleet Week Port Everglades, South Florida’s annual opportunity to salute our brave men and women in uniform. Tonight, our servicemen and women gather at the Seminole Paradise at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Hollywood for the All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party beginning at 6 p.m. Why not stop by and thank them for their service? For a complete schedule of public Fleet Week events, go to BrowardNavyDaysInc.org.
As a part of Fleet Week Port Everglades, Navy Band Southeast, a talented ensemble of 40 military musicians, performs a free public concert tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th Ave. The diverse musical program will include patriotic favorites, classics, and pops tunes. Lt. Scott Mythen conducts. The program will be repeated on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at Arts Park on Young Circle in Hollywood. For more information, go to BrowardNavyDaysInc.org.