“Diva Diaries,” running through Jan. 31 in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center, is the story of three drag queens on the verge of a nervous breakdown when they find out the club where they’ve performed for 25 years is closing. Feathers fly as the divas spill secrets, fall apart and come together in this musical. Snacks and dessert are available one hour before the show. Tickets are $45 at BrowardCenter.org.
Miami City Ballet continues its season at Miami’s Arsht Center this weekend with Program II: Balanchine’s “La Source,” set to music by Delibes; Peter Martins’ quirky “Barber Violin Concerto,” and Twyla Tharp’s signature “In the Upper Room” with music by Philip Glass. The program will be repeated at the Broward Center, Jan. 16 -17, and Kravis Center, Jan. 29 – 31. Tickets and show times at MiamiCityBallet.org.
The circus has come to town! Yes, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to Miami’s American Airlines Arena, Jan. 8 – 18, with “Circus XTREME,” and this show is not just for the kids. Don’t miss one of the last opportunities to marvel at the trained elephants before they are retired permanently from the circus. Tickets start at $16. For more information and show times, go to Ticketmaster.com.
SAGE of South Florida presents “A Cabaret in the Afternoon,” featuring well known Broadway performer Michael Vita today at 2 p.m. at The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Vita will be singing familiar hits from the Great White Way, accompanied by Jeff Hess on piano and Arnie Miller on bass. The performance is free and free parking is available at the center. For information, go to SageWebsite.org.
Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series features “The Goldberg Variations” by gay director and playwright Stuart Meltzer tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University campus in Boca Raton. Directed by Margaret Ledford, the play explores the challenges for a family dealing with a parent’s failing health, a story based on Meltzer’s own experiences. Tickets are $10 at Events.Lynn.edu.
The Symphony of the Americas continues its masterworks season tonight at 8:15 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center. Maestro James Brook-Bruzzese conducts award-winning Italian violinist Roberto Cani in Wieniawski’s “Concerto No. 2 in D minor,” Rossini’s spirited “L’Italiana in Algeri Overture” and Dvorak’s dramatic “Symphony No. 6 in D.” Tickets are $50 and $75 at BrowardCenter.org.