SFGN Nites for the Week of May 7 - May 13, 2014

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The Blue Man Group brings its distinctive form of entertainment to Miami’s Arsht Center, May 13 – 18. Credit: Paul Kolnik

The Blue Man Group brings its distinctive form of entertainment to Miami’s Arsht Center, May 13 – 18. Credit: Paul Kolnik

Thursday, 5/8


The Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan, continues its inaugural spring cabaret series with “Broadway’s Second Bananas” featuring Beth Dimon. One of South Florida’s most beloved actresses, Carbonell Award-winner Dimon will charm you with her performance of these beloved — and many long forgotten — gems from the golden years of the Great White Way. Enjoy the performance in the theatre’s new piano bar tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m. and again, May 15 – 17. Tickets are $30 at PlazaTheatre.net.

Friday, 5/9


“When we die, we remain present in stories and legends…in dreams…and in art.” This is the theme of “Resonancias,” a new musical multimedia composition by Jose Luis Rodriguez being premiered by FUNDarte this weekend at the Miami Dade County Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. “Resonancias” is inspired by memories that are passed down by family, but we never lived.  The performance will be repeated at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center at 8:30 p.m. on July 18 and 19. For tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com or call 305-547-5414.

Saturday, 5/10


Tonight is the closing night of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. It’s not too late to catch some of the newest gay-themed films being presented at one of the nation’s largest festivals. Tonight, you have plenty of great films to choose from, including the youthful coming out story, “Boys” (“Jongens”) and the disturbing documentary, “Kidnapped for Christ,” to the Israeli comedy, “Cupcakes” (“Bananot”). Later, stop by the closing night party at The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. For a full festival schedule, go to MGLFF.com.

Sunday, 5/11


The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton closes out its inaugural season with a jubilant production of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” Named after the song by Fats Waller, this musical revue is a tribute to the entertainers at nightclubs like the Savoy Ballroom and Cotton Club during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance. Ron Hutchins directs and choreographed the show, which features Reggie Whitehead, Joy Lynn Jacobs, Debra Walton, Phillip Boykin and Altrinna Grayson, along with a live jazz combo. Tickets are $58. For show times and tickets, go to TheWick.org.

Monday, 5/12


The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival may be over, but it’s never bad to check out what our straight friends in the suburbs might be watching. Head to the Cineplex tonight for “Neighbors,” the story of a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their baby. Seth Rogan does nothing for us, but “frat boys” Zac (“rip off that shirt”) Efron and Dave Franco turn up the heat for homo audiences. Check local listings for theaters and show times.

Tuesday, 5/13


Audiences at Miami’s Arsht Center are going to experience some Las Vegas magic when the phenomenal Blue Man Group comes to town for a one-week stay. The show is hard to describe: big, loud, funny, silly. The Blue Man Group’s intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state — all with no spoken language. Tuesday — Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. through May 18. Tickets start at $26 at ArshtCenter.org.

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