SFGN Nites for the Week of February 4-10, 2015

The regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Ragtime,” playing through Feb. 22, is the largest production ever mounted by Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables. Credit: George Schiavone

Thursday, 2/5

Television

Tonight E! broadcasts the Lance Bass Wedding Special, a documentary about the former boy band singer’s December nuptials. Unlike the network’s last marriage special—that Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries fiasco—we have a feeling this one is going to make it more than a few weeks after the checks are cashed. An ambassador for same-sex marriage, Bass will also be in town this morning for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mass gay wedding on the beach. Check local listings for channel and show times.

Friday, 2/6

Concert

It’s a British invasion in Fort Lauderdale as the South Florida Symphony shares the stage with The WannaBeatles tonight at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 301 E. Broward Blvd. Experience Beatlemania with the timeless music of Paul, John, George and Ringo, as the symphony backs up this award-winning tribute band for one performance only. Tickets are $10 – 75 and special VIP seating, including a reception following the concert, is $150. Reserve tickets at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.

Saturday, 2/7

Food

Science gets sweet at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s 10th annual “Science of Chocolate” event. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, both science-lovers and chocoholics will delight at the delicious sights, sounds—and of course tastes—of science! At the daylong event in West Palm Beach, guests will experience instant chemistry with a variety of interactive chocolate experiments and activities, including liquid nitrogen chocolate and learning how to paint with M&M’s. For more information, go to SFScienceCenter.org.

Sunday 2/8

Theater

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables presents the regional premiere production of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Ragtime” through Feb. 22. This sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant, as they confront the contradictions of wealth, poverty, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Tickets are $52 and $59 at ActorsPlayhouse.org.

Monday, 2/9

Comedy

We loved Joy Behar on “The View” for 16 seasons and now she’s coming to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center tonight for one show tonight at 8 p.m. Behar is a comedic original who also hosted her own talk shows on HLN and Current TV. She will be joined by Susie Essman, who played the sassy Susie Greene for all eight seasons of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Her hilarious bouts of withering sarcasm and uninhibited insults have become her character’s trademark. Tickets start at $20 at Kravis.org.

Tuesday, 2/10

Seminar

Marriage equality is the law in Florida. The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors, hosts a seminar, “What Now? Financial Implications for Marriage Equality,” tonight at 6 p.m. in the Schubert Building. Attorney Robert Judd, accountant Tim Hart and financial planner David Treece will discuss the opportunities for same sex couples that may be considering making their relationships legal. Admission is free and includes a reception to follow. For more information, go to PrideCenterFlorida.org.


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