If you played in the high school marching band, we’ve got an event for year. Each summer, thousands of young musicians travel the country competing with drum and bugle corps before converging in Indianapolis for the Drum Corps International world championships in August. Tonight, the top 15 groups will face off with extraordinary programs of pageantry and precision, and the event is being broadcast live in movie theaters across the country. Tickets are $18. For a list of local theaters and tickets, go to DCI.org.
After six years of variety showcases, Conundrum Stages presents its first full production tonight at 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Spotlighting both cabaret and coffee house acts, “Café Conundrum” will feature local stage actors, comedians, musical soloists and performance poetry, all in an effort to recognize the wide range of talent in South Florida. Performers include singers John Lariviere ad Jeanne Lynn Gray, actors Fern and Barry Katz and Skye Whitcomb and comedians Rhett Thompson and Pam Bruno. Tickets are $12 at SunriseFL.gov.
Poverello hosts its 24th annual Bowl-a-Thon today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 N. University Dr. in Tamarac. Beat the summer heat while making an impact on the lives of Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS and who cannot afford to buy adequate, nutritious food. It’s not too late to put together a team of five to compete in the tournament or sign up to be a virtual bowler and support the effort with your financial contribution. For more information or to sign up, go to Poverello.org.
“Shorts Gone Wild 2,” South Florida’s “adult” short play festival returns to Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 7. A collaboration of Miami’s City Theatre and Island City Stage, the production takes six actors, seven playwrights and five directors and whips them up into the cast and crew for eight short plays with an LGBT bent. Some highlights include Tony Finstrom’s “The Last Time I Saw Bathhouse Betty,” Michael McKeever’s “Sarah Stein Sends a Selfie” and “The Emperor is Naked!” by Michael Leeds. Tickets are $30 at Island City Stage.org.
The Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan, continue its summer cabaret series with “Oy Vey, It’s Broadway!” This one-man show featuring Wayne LeGette explores the influence of Jewish composers on the Great White Way. The incredibly talented singer performs songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim and other legends who helped mold and continue to shape the sounds of modern day Broadway. Enjoy the show on Saturdays and Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. through Aug. 18. Tickets are $25 at ThePlazaTheatre.net.
They’re back! After a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign, the hit Internet television series “Where the Bears Are” is back for a third season. The comedy/mystery series follows the misadventures of three gay bear roommates living together in Los Angeles as they attempt to solve the serial murders of young porn models. The suspense will be “unbearable” (pun intended). This season consists of 22 seven-minute episodes posted every Monday and Thursday and includes several guest stars, including the dashing Tuc Watkins (“Desperate Housewives”). To watch the latest episodes, go to WhereTheBearsAre.TV.