SFGN Nites for the Week of October 21-27, 2015

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There’s a new hero in National City. “Supergirl,” a live-action series starring Melissa Benoist, premieres tonight on CBS. Credit: CBS Television

Thursday, 10/22

Theater

Slow Burn Theatre Co. makes its eagerly anticipated debut at the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater tonight at 8 p.m. with “Big Fish,” the musical comedy about a traveling salesman and the tall tales that capture the imaginations of all he encounters. The show features a rich musical score by Andrew Lippa and stars Shane and Amy Tanner. Experience the magic Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 8. Tickets start at $45 at BrowardCenter.org.

Friday, 10/23

Dance

If you followed the heated competition between Team Stage and Team Street this summer on Fox’s hit, “So You Think You Can Dance,” then don’t miss the opportunity to see the Top 10 finalists live in South Florida tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center. Tickets start at $30 at Kravis.org. The show then moves to Miami’s Arsht Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. for a dazzling repeat performance of ballroom and hip-hop dance highlights. Tickets for that show start at $39 at ArshtCenter.org.

Saturday, 10/24

Music

Admit it, you first fell for singer Ricky Martin when he was a pint-sized member of the original Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo. We’ve watched him grow up, fill out, come out and start a family, all while “livin’ la vida loca.” Tonight at 8 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, he will demonstrate the combination of musical talent and Latino sex appeal that has made him a superstar. The One World Tour concert will also feature Wisin. Tickets start at $23 at Ticketmaster.com.

Sunday, 10/25

Dance

Miami City Ballet opens its 30th anniversary season this weekend with a mix of classic and contemporary: George Balanchine’s “Swan Lake,” set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, followed by young British phenom Liam Scarlett’s “Viscera” and Jerome Robbins’ “Fancy Free,” a footloose story of sailors on liberty in New York City. The company repeats the program at the Broward Center, Nov. 7 – 8, and the Kravis Center, Nov. 13 – 15. For show times and tickets, go to MiamiCityBallet.org.

Monday, 10/26

Television

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s not Superman! No, it’s the caped hero’s cousin, “Supergirl,” who makes her network television debut on CBS tonight at 8:30 p.m. We bet you’ll be tuned in to watch. Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El, who escapes the doomed planet Krypton, is adopted by the Danvers family and winds up in National City, fighting for truth, justice and the American way. This show has potential to become a Monday night guilty pleasure. Check local listings channels and show times.

Tuesday, 10/27

Books

Gay Jamaican author Max Arthur-Mantle discusses his novel, “Batty Bwoy,” and the challenges of LGBT life in his country tonight at 7 p.m. at the Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive. The acclaimed book presents the coming out story of a young Jamaican boy who must cope with a neglectful mother, poverty, and the violent homophobic culture that is rampant on the Caribbean island. The event is free. For more information, go to Stonewall-Museum.org.


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