Who says the party has to end at midnight on New Year’s Eve? On New Year’s Day in South Beach, the party starts at 8 a.m. at Genesis at the famed Mansion nighclub, 1235 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. World-renowned DJ and producer Tracy Young will take over the decks at the A-list club, along with DJ/producer Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo) for a 12-hour musical kick-off to 2015. It’s going to be a great party because early bird tickets are already sold out. General admission is $60 and VIP tickets are $90 at Genesis.WanTickets.com.
Howie Mandel has come a long way since 1979, when he took the microphone, on a dare, during amateur night at a comedy club. His career has encompassed almost every aspect of the entertainment spectrum, including stage, TV and film. You can see him live tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. From his recent success with Deal With It, a hidden-camera show, to his animated children’s series, Bobby’s World, Howie is a dependable and hilarious mainstay of the comedy world. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.
Musical legend Michael Feinstein conducts the Kravis Center Pops in the first of a three program concert series, “Michael Feinstein’s Songbook,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the West Palm Beach performing arts center. The entertaining musical review, featuring classics from the Great American Songbook, will also headline Broadway stars Jeremy Jordan and Lari White. Also, be sure to save the dates for the remaining concerts in the series: “Michael Feinstein’s MGM Classics,” Feb. 24, and “Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me,” March 30. Tickets start at $27 at Kravis.org.
The hit PBS Masterpiece television series “Downton Abbey” returns tonight. We’ll learn the latest twists in the saga of the Crawley family and the staff of their stately British manor, Downton Abbey. Will Lady Mary find love again with one of her two suitors? What will become of Lady Edith’s illegitimate daughter and will she learn the fate of her lost lover? Can Lord Grantham secure the future of the family estate for his grandson? All these answers, and more, are promised on tonight’s premiere of Season 5. Check local listings.
For nearly half a century, Alan Turing was just a footnote in British—and LGBT—history. Little did the police know when they entered Turing’s home to investigate a reported burglary in 1952 that they would be arresting the father of modern computing for homosexual acts, then a heinous criminal offense. The man who was knighted by King George for decrypting the German “enigma code” during World War II was publicly humiliated. “The Imitation Game” is Turing’s fascinating story, screening in theaters across South Florida. Check local listings for show times.
Clint Holmes returns to the Colony Hotel’s Royal Room cabaret in Palm Beach, Jan. 6 – 10 and 13-17. Holmes is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct “The Late Show,” followed by a two-year stint on “Entertainment Tonight” as musical feature and event correspondent. Holmes later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, “New York at Night.” For reservations, call 561-659-8100.