Arts and entertainment happenings in South Florida for this week.
It’s Halloween weekend and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road in Jupiter, has chosen a thrilling mystery to open it’s 2015-16 season, “Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.” Find out what happens when a group of strangers becomes stranded at a boarding house during a snowstorm only to discover a murderer is in their midst and any of them could be his—or her—next victim. Will the killer be unmasked in time? For show times and tickets, go to JupiterTheatre.org.
Are you feeling lucky tonight? Join Voices of Pride, the Gay Men’s Chorus of the Palm Beaches, tonight at 7:30 p.m. for Halloween Drag Bingo at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 100 N. Palmway in Lake Worth. “Drag” out a costume and join Mrs. D., Roxi Deville, Anita Buffet, Rianna Petrone and the girls for a night of holiday-themed fun. Members of the chorus will also perform. Admission is $25 and includes eight rounds of bingo. Tickets are available at the door or VoicesOfPride.org.
We know all the creatures of the night will converge on Wilton Drive tonight for Wicked Manors, but before the festivities stop by Christ Lutheran Church, 1955 E. Oakland Park Blvd., at 6 p.m. for “Ghosts, Ghouls & Ghastly Glee,” a fun Halloween organ concert. After the street festival, head down to the Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” screening at 11:45 p.m. Get your tickets early for the movie at ClassicGateway.com.
Here’s another mystery for the Halloween weekend: “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” opening this weekend and playing through Dec. 6 at Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road in Margate. Deception, murder and passion complicate Frederick Knott’s darkly brilliant tale of jealousy and greed. With shocking twists galore, “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” has become a guilty pleasure and this production should not be missed. Tickets are $38 – 42. For show times and tickets, go to StageDoorTheatre.com.
Can’t get enough of the ghosts and ghouls? Traditional Halloween festivities take on an international twist at the 6th annual Florida Day of the Dead celebration. Join the procession of masked revelers and giant puppets at 6:30 p.m. beginning at Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, and then stick around for the Muertos Street Festival, featuring vendors and entertainers. More than 11,000 participants are expected. The event is free. More information at DayOfTheDeadFlorida.com.
There’s no way to cap off the Halloween weekend than with a scary movie. “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” opens this weekend and promises to be lots of fun: Three scouts, on the eve of their last campout, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. We have a feeling these resourceful kids are going to need more than a few fancy knots to trip up the flesh eating monsters. Check local listings for theaters and show times.