SFGN Nites for the Week of June 11 - 17, 2014

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Tom Wahl, Elizabeth Dimon and Niki Fridh star in City Theatre's Summer Shorts production of “Joshua Consumed an Unfortunate Pear,” a world premiere by Steve Yockey, one of 10 short plays featured in the annual short play festival at the Arsht Center. Credit: George Schiavone

Thursday, 6/12

Theater

What’s the most fun you can have in 90 minutes? Well in Miami, that would be City Theatre’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 (“Jeffrey,” “Addams Family Values”) 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.

Friday, 6/13

Fundraiser

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 County’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.

Saturday, 6/14

Theater

Tired of giving the same clichéd Father’s Day Gifts? Sick of shopping for neckties and “grillmaster” aprons? This year, why not give dad the heartwarming gift of singing Zombies? Wait, what? That’s right – Cheap Trills, South Florida’s only musical improv troupe, is presenting “The Walking Dad: A Father’s Day Zombie Musical” 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.

Sunday, 6/15

Art

Unleash your inner Michaelangelo, Picasso or Matisse at the monthly men’s drawing class, tonight from 2 to 5 p.m. at Push Fitness, 1098 Floranada Rd. in Oakland Park. A nude model will be provided for long poses, but you’ll need to bring your own art supplies. Whether you prefer pencil, watercolors, oils or chalk, this is an opportunity to explore your creativity. Internationally recognized artists will be coaching participants. Cost is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. To reserve your spot, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to mensartevent.tumblr.com. 

Monday, 6/16

Nightlife

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.

Tuesday, 6/17

Music

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 Tchaikovsky’s flowing String Quartet No. 2, followed by Barber’s String Quartet, which includes the original setting for his moving “Adagio for Strings.” A reception precedes the 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $30 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.


Greg Kabel

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