“All-Male Peep Show,” from the writer of “Making Porn,” Ronnie Larsen, opens tonight at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. This provocative comedy explores the seedy side of the Big Apple of the late ‘80s. Set in a peep show theater in Times Square before Mayor Rudy Giuliani cleaned up the city, the play explores the lives of the young men who put their bodies on display for pay. Warning: This play contains frontal nudity. Tickets are $30 at EmpireStage.com.
Voices of Pride, the gay men’s chorus of the Palm Beaches, celebrates their 12 year anniversary with a special concert, “For the Record,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 100 N. Palmway in Lake Worth. The chorus will be making a recording of their musical favorites from the past 12 years, so be sure to unwrap those cough drops, and don’t be late, because the microphones will be running. Tickets are $25 general admission at VoicesOfPride.org.
Saturday, 3/7 (Daylight Savings Changes)
The Cleveland Orchestra continues its Miami residency this weekend with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 at the Knight Concert Hall at Miami’s Arsht Center at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. A work of deep pathos—Mahler himself appended the title, “Tragic”—the symphony was ironically composed during one of the happiest periods of his life. Yet, it would foreshadow great tragic events to come. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts. Tickets are $41 - $181 at ArshtCenter.org.
It’s been a brutal winter up north as storm after storm blanket the country with snow and wintery mix. Thousands of LGBT revelers will escape the doldrums of the season this week in South Florida for the Winter Party Festival, a fundraiser for the National LGBTQ Task Force. Today, the week-long celebration culminates in the signature event, The Beach Party, beginning at 12 noon at Lummus Park, 12th St. and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Tickets are $110 and $160 for VIP access at WinterParty.com.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, Lynn University’s Jan McArt New Play Reading Series offers a staged reading of “Our Time,” the new musical from award-winning playwright Dan Clancy (“The Timekeepers”) and composer Lynn Portas. Three women in their 50s decide that they have to make changes in their lives to get "unstuck," so they spend a weekend in Pittsburgh, where each has an experience that teaches her how to make the change. Tickets are $10 at Events.Lynn.edu.
All aboard for Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” opening tonight at 8 p.m. and playing through Sunday, March 15 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This saucy production won three 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.