Whatâ€™s the most fun you can have in 90 minutes? Well in Miami, that would be City Theatreâ€™s Summer Shorts Festival, tonight through July 7 at the Arsht Center, and featuring a company of chameleon-like actors playing multiple characters in a series of 10 short plays. The 2014 line up boasts new works from Paul Rudnick (â€śJeffrey,â€ť â€śAddams Family Valuesâ€ť) and Deb Lacusta and Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta, best known for their work on the animated television series, "The Simpsons." For tickets and show times, go to ArshtCenter.org.
The Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fundraiser, ARTopia, tonight at Gallery One, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The event will showcase Broward Countyâ€™s professional and cultural communities in a unique setting. Tickets are $50 for chamber members and $65 for non-members and includes admission, food and beverages and parking. VIP reception tickets are also available and include open bar, cocktail hour, reserved parking and art show preview. For tickets and information, go to FTLChamber.com/Artopia.
Tired of giving the same clichĂ©d Fatherâ€™s Day Gifts? Sick of shopping for neckties and â€śgrillmasterâ€ť aprons? This year, why not give dad the heartwarming gift of singing Zombies? Wait, what? Thatâ€™s right â€“ Cheap Trills, South Floridaâ€™s only musical improv troupe, is presenting â€śThe Walking Dad: A Fatherâ€™s Day Zombie Musicalâ€ť tonight at 9 p.m. at Just The Funny Theater, 3119 Coral Way in Coral Gables. The show is completely improvised with suggestions from the audience. Much more dangerous than a zombie apocalypse! Tickets are $10-14 at JustTheFunny.com/Tix.
Turnabout only comes around once a year at the Alibi in Wilton Manors and tonight is the night. The staff at the popular Wilton Drive bar will have your head spinning as the hunky guys put on their best drag outfits and the ladies butch it up as drag kings and put on a crazy show on the stage. Part of the fun is just trying to figure which of your favorite bartenders is under that wig! Proceeds benefit local charities. For information, go to AlibiWiltonManors.com.
To celebrate Pride Month, the Blue Door String Quartet is featuring a program by two well-known composers, Russian Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (who is believed by many scholars to have been gay) and the openly gay American Samuel Barber, tonight at the Leiser Opera Center, 221 SW 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. They group will perform Tchaikovskyâ€™s flowing String Quartet No. 2, followed by Barberâ€™s String Quartet, which includes the original setting for his moving â€śAdagio for Strings.â€ť A reception precedes the 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $30 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.