The documentary, “The Day it Snowed in Miami,” will be screened tonight at the Gateway Theatre, 1828 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The event will include a panel discussion and benefits the Stonewall National Museum and Archives and SAVE (formerly SAVE Dade). The film examines the 1977 battle between pro-gay activists and opponents led by entertainer/activist Anita Bryant over a Miami-Dade ordinance. A VIP reception precedes the screening. Tickets are $75 for reception and film or $25 for the film and panel discussion at StonewallNationalMuseum.org.
Ballet Hispanico, one of the nation’s leading dance companies, makes it first visit to Miami under the leadership of artistic director Eduardo Vilaro at the Arsht Center tonight and tomorrow, Saturday, June 7, at 8 p.m. Since its founding in 1979, the company has been one of the leading voices of the Latino dance community. The program includes the world premiere of “Show.Girl.” by Miami-based choreographer Rosie Herrera, live music by the Grammy Award-winning Paquito d’Rivera Ensemble and acclaimed works by Cuban-American Vilaro and Spanish native Cayetano Soto. Tickets are $30 – 90 at ArshtCenter.org.
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, the region’s LGBT and allies concert band, presents its summer concert, “A Little Night Music,” tonight at 7 p.m. in the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center. The program will include selections from film (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”), jazz (“A Night in Tunisia”), Broadway musicals (“Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera”) and even the classics (Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”). As usual, the ensemble, under the direction of Dan Bassett, will also feature exciting multimedia presentations to accompany the music. Tickets are $25 at BrowardCenter.org.
The Down in Front Theater Company presents “Visiting Mr. Green” at Soreff Jewish Community Center, 6501 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation, Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. through June 22. Gay people know that we sometimes find our friends and “family” in the most unlikely situations. The heartwarming play explores the relationship between an elderly Jewish Manhattanite mourning the death of his wife who subsequently strikes up a close relationship with a young gay executive. Tickets are $17-25 at DownInFrontTheater.com.
Mondays are no longer dark in professional theaters across South Florida. Every Monday, beginning tonight 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 Kennth N. Kurtz’s “Lost Portraits,” a trio of scenes about classical French novelist Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun. The reading is hosted by Miami Acting Company at the Hibiscus Room at Pinecrest Gardens. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information and a complete list of Theatre Fest play readings, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.com.
The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival celebrates Pride Month at both Mandel Jewish Community Center locations with two special screenings of “Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House,” tonight at 7 p.m. at 8500 Jog Rd. in Boynton Beach, and tomorrow, June 11 at 7 p.m. at 5221 Hood Rd. in Palm Beach Gardens. The powerful documentary chronicles the 52-year relationship of two Jewish lesbian grandmothers. Both ladies will attend the screenings and refreshments will be served afterwards. Tickets are $8 at JCCOnline.com/WithPridePBG.