SFGN Nites for the Week of May 13 - 19, 2015

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“Anything Goes” closes out the Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale season this weekend with old fashioned, toe-tapping musical numbers. Credit: Jeremy Daniel

Thursday, 5/14

Theater

Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach, opens “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” by Lanie Robertson. Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holliday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadelphia, where she relates the hard knocks story of her life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs. Tracey Conyer Lee stars as the legendary Lady Day. Catch this splendid production through June 7. Tickets are $62 at PalmBeachDramaworks.org.

Friday, 5/15

Music

Famed South Beach promoter Edison Farrow of SoBe Social Club is also the impresario behind The Cabaret South Beach, 233 12th St. in Miami Beach, bringing some of the hottest names to the club’s intimate stage. Tonight, Tito Puente, Jr. performs with his Latin jazz ensemble for one show at 8 p.m. Puente will perform selections from his album, “Got Mambo?,” as well as his upcoming release. Tickets are $45 with a two drink minimum. For info, go to TheCabaretSouthBeach.com.

Saturday, 5/16

Art

Tonight is a great night to take to the streets of Wilton Manors. On the third Saturday of the month, businesses along Wilton Drive stay open and display works by local artists. Stop by the Stonewall Museum & Archives – Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive and check out photographer Carolyn Scherer’s fascinating exhibit, “Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South.” This collection put a face on Birmingham’s overlooked lesbian community. Info at StonewallNationalMuseum.org.

Sunday, 5/17

Theater

The Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale season comes to a close tonight with the final performance of “Anything Goes” today at 2 p.m. at the Broward Center. The toe-tapping, tap dancing Cole Porter musical about a madcap trans-Atlantic cruise features gangsters and molls, wealthy heiresses and handsome heroes in this Tony Award-winning revival. Spoiler alert: The show has a happy ending and the guy eventually does gets the girl. Tickets start at $34.75 at BrowardCenter.org.

Monday, 5/18

Film

Monday is a great night to take in a movie. Head down to The Classic Gateway, 1214 E. Sunrise Blvd., for “Welcome to Me,” starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Kristen Wiig and James Marsden. The dramedy tells the story of a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery, quits her psychiatric meds and starts her own talk show a la Oprah. Her dirty laundry gets broadcast as both a form of therapy and exhibitionism. For show times and tickets, go to ClassicGateway.com.

Tuesday, 5/19

Nightlife

The gays love their show tunes. Well, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” tonight at Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive. VJ Bill Hallquist will be playing all your favorite Broadway musicals and you’re invited to sing along. From “Cabaret” and “Oklahoma” to “The Wiz” and “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” he’s got just about everything and you’re invited to sing along, beginning at 8 p.m. It’s happy hour through 9 p.m. and drinks are 2-4-1. For information, go to VillagePubWM.com.


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