As a prelude to the MiFo LGBT Film Festival (formerly the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) next month, head down to the Gateway Theater, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, for a special screening of “Guidance” at 7 p.m. The film, about an alcoholic, immature former child actor who fakes his resume to get a job as a high school guidance counselor, was a big hit at last spring’s MiFo festival in Miami and is directed by Pat Mills. Tickets are $12 at MiFoFilm.com.
Head down to the Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., tonight from 6 – 9 p.m. for the opening reception of the seventh annual all-media juried biennial exhibition, featuring 87 works by 78 artists. These works were selected from among more than 1000 entries by 383 artists in 21 Florida counties and include paintings, sculpture, prints and mixed media. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 1. Admission is $7. For more information, go to ArtAndCultureCenter.org.
The Peter London Global Dance Company opens its fall season today at 2:30 p.m. with “Caribbean & Latin Dance Fire: Jazz Love Night” at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. The program will include London’s electrifying dance drama, “Carmen.” The series continues on Oct. 15 at Cuban Hebrew Congregation Beth Shmuel in Miami Beach and culminates at the Arsht Center in Miami with “Dance Under the Mistletoe,” Dec. 18 – 20. Tickets are $30 at PLGDC.org.
Janet Jackson—that’s Ms. Jackson to you—brings her Unbreakable world tour to Miami’s American Airlines Arena tonight. In addition to selections from her upcoming album, the concert promises many of the diva’s best loved songs, including “Nasty” and “Control.” There’s even a new take on “Scream,” her raucous duet with brother Michael. And she closes with “Come Back to Me,” “Let’s Wait Awhile” and “Again.” Perfect. Tickets are $35 – 125 at Ticketmaster.com.
The hot young men of “The Maze Runner” series are back on the big screen this weekend with “Scorch Trials.” We know the local cineplex will be packed over the weekend, so wait until tonight avoid the teeny boppers and enjoy the gripping story of a post-apocalyptic Earth that was devastated by radiation from the sun. Will Dylan O’Brien and his determined pack find a way for the human race to survive? Our bet is yes. Check local listings for theaters and show times.
The fall network season is finally getting in to full gear with the launch of new series. Tonight, viewers of a certain generation will experience just a little bit of déjà vu as “The Muppets” return to prime time on ABC. Kermit, Miss Piggy and the whole fuzzy gang will all be back. If you’re looking for a little campy fun instead, tune in to Fox for “Scream Queens,” a horror series for millennials and set in a college sorority house. Imagine. Check local listings for show times and channels.