SFGN Nites for the Week of July 9 - 15, 2014

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The hedonistic reign of Roman Emperor Caligula gets a musical treatment in an Argentine production featured this week at the 29th Annual Hispanic Theater Festival at Miami’s Arsht Center. Submitted photo.

Thursday, 7/10

Theater

The Arsht Center in Miami hosts the 29th Annual International Hispanic Theater Festival tonight through Sunday, July 13. The centerpiece of the festival is “Caligula,” a faultless blend of dialogue and music, based on the historic legend of the hedonistic Roman emperor. Don’t miss this powerful production that addresses absolute power, performed entirely in Spanish in the Carnival Studio Theater, a paean to human freedom in its struggle against oppression by omnipotent, omnipresent and murderous power. For show times and tickets for all festival activities, go to ArshtCenter.org.

Friday, 7/11

Music

Tim McGraw is one of the biggest talents in contemporary country music. Doesn’t hurt that he’s also a hot man, too. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the hard bodied star up close in West Palm Beach tonight at the Cruzan Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 601-7 Sansburys Way, when his Sundown Heaven Town tour comes to South Florida. His wife, singer Faith Hill, is one lucky lady, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fantasize! Cassadee Pope and Kip More open for the cowboy superstar. Tickets start at $40.75 at Ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, 7/12

Theater

The Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Dr. in Manalapan, is one of the busiest houses in South Florida this summer! This afternoon and Sunday at 2 p.m. (and Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.), take in the musical review, “Bernstein on Broadway,” featuring music from “West Side Story,” “Candide,” On the Town” and more. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. (and Mondays and Sundays), enjoy cabaret, “Moon River, the Music of Jonny Mercer,” including “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Tangerine,” “Come What May” and more. For a complete list of show times and to reserve tickets, go to ThePlazaTheatre.net.

Sunday, 7/13

Comedy

Who can forget Dennis Miller’s iconic “Weekend Update” news reports or Dana Carvey portraying the prim and pious Church Lady and “Wayne’s World” sidekick Garth on “Saturday Night Live”? The popular comedians take the stage in South Florida tonight at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood for one performance only at 7 p.m. Whether you still style your hair in a mullet or not, you’ll be laughing all night long. Gnarly adult content for mature audiences only. Tickets are $54, $64 and $79 at HardRockLiveHollywoodFL.com.

Monday, 7/14

Music

The Blue Door String Quartet concludes its summer season with “A Distant Shore,” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Leiser Opera Center, 221 SW 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The musical program includes Hugo Wolf’s “Italian” Serenade, Amy Beach’s String Quartet in One Movement, and Joannes Brahms’ String Quartet #1 in c minor. The program will conclude the quartet’s summer concert series. The intriguing musical program will be repeated on Wednesday, July 16 at the Studios of Key West. Tickets are $30 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.

Tuesday, 7/15

Nightlife

How’s your poker face? Feeling lucky tonight? On Tuesdays, Rumors Bar & Grill, 2426 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, hosts a hot Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament in the Red Room beginning at 7 p.m. Cards aren’t your game? Hang out in the bar for ‘80s music before 8 p.m. and the best of the ‘90s afterwards. Cocktails are 2-4-1 until 9 p.m. and afterwards, enjoy $2 domestic beers, $2.50 imports, $5 Absolut cocktails and $1 schnapps shots. For more information, go to RumorsBarWiltonManors.com.


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