SFGN Nites for the Week of June 25 - July 1, 2014

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Turn back the clock with the cast of “Re-designing Women,” the latest 1980s television parody from Jamie Morris. The play opens Thursday, June 26 at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale and runs through Aug. 3. Credit: Submitted photo

Thursday, 6/26

Music

Fans of the hit NBC show, "The Voice" can see their favorite contestants perform live as the season's talented top finalists and favorite past artists come to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. on “The Voice” tour. Season Five's champ Tessanne Chin, pop teen artist and runner up Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse Will Champlin will all take the stage in the Au-Rene Theater, plus Season One's runner up Dia Frampton. Fans of the reality competition won’t want to miss this show. Tickets are $35 – $65 at BrowardCenter.org.

Friday, 6/27

Theater

Playwright Jamie Morris (“Mommie Queerest,” “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode,” “The Silence of the Clams”) is at it again with his latest comedy parody, “Re-designing Women,” at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. The show, which opens June 26 for a six week run, is a loving “tribute” to the hit 1980s sitcom about the Southern belles of the Sugarbaker Design Firm in Atlanta: Julia, Suzanne, Mary Jo, Charlene, Berniece, and, of course, their buddy, Anthony. Tickets are $30 at SmartTix.com.

Saturday, 6/28

Fundraiser

Compass, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches, hosts its annual Stonewall Ball tonight at the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The black and white themed event, celebrating 40 years of accomplishments for the LGBT movement, begins at 8 p.m. with a VIP reception followed by general admission at 9 p.m. More than 1000 people are expected to attend the gala. Proceeds benefit the center’s educational, social and cultural programs in Palm Beach County. Tickets start at $30 at CompassGLCC.com.

Sunday, 6/29

Theater

Girl Play 2014, the fifth annual lesbian play reading festival, returns to the Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors, this weekend for three completely different programs of six entertaining and provocative new plays, Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. “Foreplay” begins 30 minutes prior to each performance and features music, artwork and cocktails. Tickets are $10 for one performance or $25 for all three. For tickets, call 866-811-4111. For information, go to WomensTheatreProject.org.

Monday, 6/30

Theatre

Mondays are no longer dark in professional theaters across South Florida. Every Monday through Aug. 25,the South Florida Theatre League presents Summer Theatre Fest, free readings of new plays by local playwrights at member companies. Tonight, experience “The Pot” by Glenn Hutchinson at Main Street Players in Miami Lakes, at 8 p.m. The moving play explores the plight of a young undocumented immigrant who has lived in the U.S. since the age of four. For more information and a complete list of Theatre Fest play readings, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.com.

Tuesday, 7/1

Sports

Who knew there were so many soccer fans in South Florida? Could it be because so many “football” players are hot? Well, Christiano Ronaldo isn’t getting paid for his looks. Root your favorite teams on during the elimination round — the U.S. faced Germany on June 26 for the right to advance — at South Florida’s LGBT sports bar, Sidelines, 2031-A Wilton Dr., or in the sports bar at the Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. Drinks are 2-4-1 at both bars until 9 p.m. For more information, go to SidelinesSports.com and AlibiWiltonManors.com.


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