SFGN Nites for the Week of August 27 - September 2, 2014

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Michael Urie and Randy Harrison star in the feature comedy, “Such Good People,” which will be screened by the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Classic Gateway Theatre.

Thursday, 8/28

Cinema

The Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival hosts a special pre-festival screening of the comedy “Such Good People,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) and Randy Harrison (“Queer as Folk”) portray a gay couple who discover a secret room filled with cash while housesitting for a neighbors. When their friends die while doing missionary work in Bhutan, the men must decide what to do and it’s not easy. For tickets, go to FLGLFF.

Friday, 8/29

Theater

If you love the music of Burt Bacharach, The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Dusty Springfield and the all the great Motown groups, you’re going to love “What’s New Pussycat The Soundtrack of an Era,” now playing through Sept. 28 at Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Rd. in Coral Springs. This new musical review from director Michael Leeds, choreographer Kevin Black and music director Eric Alsford features South Florida favorites Shane Tanner, Mike Westrich, Clay Cartland and Leah Sessa. For tickets and show times, go to StageDoorFl.org.

Saturday, 8/30

Cabaret

The legendary Royal Room at the Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach, presents the sultry jazz sounds of Nicole Henry tonight before closing for a multimillion dollar remodel. Henry’s repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, contemporary standards, blues, and originals and she has earned coveted spots on the Billboard Top-10 and HMV Japan jazz album lists. Enjoy the music, along with a three-course prix fixee dinner for $100 per person, excluding beverages and gratuity. For reservations, go to TheColonyPalmBeach.com.

Sunday, 8/31

Relax

The slow summer season is finally coming to an end. Today is the perfect day to lounge by the pool, bodysurf some waves or fire up the barbecue. For a little more action, hit Wilton Drive or Ocean Drive and enjoy a frozen cocktail with friends and engage in some people watching. Take in one of the fabulous drag shows at the Palace, 1200 Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach, or dance to the beats of the disco era at the infamous Retro T-Dance at Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors.

Monday, 9/1

Cabaret

It’s Labor Day, but Florida’s Own Dame Edna would spell it “Labour” with a “u.” Cool off after that holiday pool party or barbecue and enjoy Dame Edna’s comedy and musical stylings tonight in the Manchester Room at the Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. She performs three sets at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. and brings a little Australian panache to all your favorite show tunes and jazz standards. Drinks are all 2-4-1 until 9 p.m. So, let’s hear it for Labour Day! For more information, go to AlibiWiltonManors.com.

Tuesday, 9/2

Nightlife

Gay boys and girls of a certain generation remember spending hours at the local arcade pumping quarters into classic video games. Relive those glory years at ARTcade, part video game arcade, part art gallery and, most importantly, part craft beer bar. On Tuesdays, you can really embrace your youth with karaoke with DJ Miik. Whether you worshipped Boy George, the Go-Gos or Michael Jackson, the words to their iconic hits will come right back. ARTcade is located at 235 12th St. in Miami Beach. For more information, go to ArtcadeMiami.com.


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