The Theater at Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St. in Delray Beach, opens its new season this weekend with “Sex with Strangers” by Laura Eason (“House of Cards”). The theater’s new co-artistic director Genie Croft, formerly with the Women’s Theatre Project in Fort Lauderdale, directs this romantic comedy for the digital age in the cool space where you can bring your own wine. Catch the show Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 at ArtsGarage.org.
Just in time for Halloween, “The Rocking Dead Zombie Musical” is coming to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 1. You’ll be rooting for the band, The Rocking Dead, as they escape a zombie apocalypse right outside their secluded cabin. It’s a hilarious new take on the zombie craze that has captivated the nation and now South Florida. Just don’t get eaten! Tickets are $39.22 at CoralSpringsCenterForTheArts.com.
Calling all dog lovers! Leash up your four-legged friends and head downtown today from 12 – 3 p.m. for the Fido-friendly, 10th annual Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis at the historic Downtowner Saloon, 10 S. New River Drive East in Fort Lauderdale. Your $25 donation includes two drinks, delicious appetizers, pet treats, live music and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and the Humane Society of Broward County. Save $5 by prepaying online at GoRiverwalk.com.
Pride Fort Lauderdale moves to the fall this year, Oct. 10 and 11, at Holiday Park and the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St. Performing on the main stage will be Dumblonde, Trina, Taryn Manning, Lady Bunny and more. Visit the dozens of vendors, sample food and dance to the sounds of South Florida’s hottest DJs. The gates open at 11 a.m. both days. Tickets are $10 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday or buy a weekend pass for $20, including free parking, at PrideFortLauderdale.org.
The pride continues on Monday night at the Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Lady Bunny makes a special appearance tonight at 9:30 p.m. to cap off the pub’s week-long third anniversary festivities. The legendary drag queen will have you laughing, singing and dancing along and the best part is the performance is free! There is no cover and Stoli cocktails are $5 from 9 p.m. to close.
The Symphony of the Americas, under the direction of James Brooks-Bruzzese, opens its 28th season tonight at 8:15 p.m. at the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater with a musical salute to Italian and Hispanic Heritage Month. Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats will perform works by Lecuona and Italian guest conductor Nino Lepore will take the podium to direct the legendary film music of Nino Rota, including the theme from “The Godfather.” Tickets start at $50 at SymphonyOfTheAmericas.org.