SFGN Nites for the Week of September 30 - October 6, 2015

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The Tony Award-winning musical “Once” opens the Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale season at the Broward Center on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Credit: Joan Marcus.

Thursday, 10/1

Health

The Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors, hosts Breast Fest tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The evening will include informational presentations, vendors, live entertainment, 50/50 raffle and refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Plan to come out and support the women in our lives and community. For more information, go to PrideCenterFlorida.org.

Friday, 10/2

Culture

Thousands of comic, gaming, fantasy and sci fi fans will converge on the Broward County Convention Center at Port Everglades this weekend for Wizard World Comic Con. The three-day event, Oct. 2 – 4, will feature actors Adrian Paul (“Highlander”), Christian Kane (“The Librarian”) and Sean Astin (“The Hobbit”), famous cartoonists and animators, hundreds of vendors, contests and lots of fun. Daily admission starts at $35 and discounted weekend passes are also available at WizardWorld.com.

Saturday, 10/3

Festival

Celebrate Orgullo, Miami’s annual Latino/Latina Pride festival, today at Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd. The diverse local Hispanic LGBT community is setting up a festive carnival in the downtown park featuring DJs, performers, vendors and more. Sponsored by Unity Coalition, the party is the culmination of a month of events held all over Miami-Dade County. Performances on the main stage begin at 10 a.m. and run into the evening. For more information, go to CelebrateOrgullo.org.

Sunday, 10/4

Music

The Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 10th season under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet with a gala concert tonight at 6 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall of the Arsht Center in Miami. In addition to Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 and Brahms’ bold Symphony No. 4, the orchestra will offer audiences an exciting world premiere, “Echos” by Cremisini. Tickets for this magnificent program of classical music start at just $44 (students $20) at ArshtCenter.org.

Monday, 10/5

Nightlife

Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, celebrates its third anniversary in a big way this week. Tonight, the staff undergo a gender=bending transformation for Turnabout. The boys dress up like girls and the girls dress up like boys and they put on a show. This year, the theme is “Showtunes are a Drag,” featuring all your favorite songs from Broadway as you’ve never heard them. The show benefits the Smart Ride. VIP tables are available. For more information, go to VillagePubWM.com.

Tuesday, 10/6

Theater

The Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale season kicks off tonight at the Broward Center with the touring production of “Once,” the beautiful show that captured a 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical. A sweet story of two star-crossed lovers based on a popular independent film, the production features a catchy, lilting melodic score of Irish folk music performed by the cast members in a real life pub on stage. Catch the show through Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets start at $ at BrowardCenter.org.


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