SFGN Nites for the Week of July 16 - 22, 2014

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More than 6000 gallons of water, incredible costumes and special effects and giant inflatables are incorporated in the world premiere of the epic tale, “H2OMBRE,” opening this weekend at Miami’s Arsht Center. Credit: Alejandro Ferrer

Thursday, 7/17

Books

Miami Beach writer David Leddick introduces his new book, “I’m Not for Everyone. Neither Are You,” tonight at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr. An effervescent octogenarian author, playright and performer, Leddick asserts himself a role as everyone’s favorite gay life coach in this smart, savvy and hilarious new book. Discover your signal inner style and apply it to your personal and professional relationships with Leddick’s unapologetic approach. Reading and book signing begins at 7 p.m. For more information, go to StonewallNationalMuseum.org.

Greg Kabel

Friday, 7/19

Music

See your favorite “American Idol” Season 13 finalists right here in South Florida tonight at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Whether your favorite came out on top or not, don’t miss the opportunity to get up close and personal during performances by C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, openly gay M.K. Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf starting a 8 p.m. For every ticket purchased, “American Idol LIVE” will donate $1 to the Melanoma Research Alliance. Tickets start at $50.50 at BrowardCenter.org.

Saturday, 7/19

Theater

The Arsht Center in Miami presents the world premiere of “H2OMBRE,” an enthralling, multi-sensory experience highlighted by exciting aerial acrobatics, heart pumping music and innovative three-dimensional multimedia projections. Oh, and did we mention 6,000 gallons of water and monstrous inflatables? “H2OMBRE” is definitely going to be the hottest ticket of the summer with its fantastic tales of heroes and mythological beasts. Catch this production Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. with two additional shows at 3:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets start at $50 at ArshtCenter.org.

Sunday, 7/20

Cinema

For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will reunite on stage for a special, historic trip down memory lane, “Monty Python Live (mostly).” The farewell performance will be broadcast live from London’s O2 Arena by Fathom Events to 420 movie theaters around the world today at 2:30 p.m. with additional showings on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24. Tickets are $18. For list of local theaters and tickets, go to FathomEvents.com.

Monday

Music

Come to the cabaret in Palm Beach County! The Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan, is offering a summer schedule of heartwarming classics from the Great American Songbook. Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Jon Lariviere honors composer Johnny Mercer with “Moon River,” a review that includes “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Tangerine,” “Come What May” and many, many other favorites. You can also enjoy Lariviere’s song stylings on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 at PlazaTheatre.net.

Tuesday, 7/22

Theater

Pompano-based circus impresario Neil Goldberg’s latest hit, “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” comes to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale through July 27. The show offers audiences an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations, all brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. From the butterfly ballet and flipping monkeys to hopping frogs and stretching lizards, the artistry and athleticism of “Jungle Fantasy” will thrill audiences of all ages. Tickets start at $34.75. For show times and tickets, go to BrowardCenter.org.


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