Thursday, 8/11 - Pageantry
Calling all band geeks! Tonight, the semifinals of the Drum Corps International World Championships will be broadcast live in theaters across the country. “Big, Loud and Live!” will feature the top 16 units, including the Blue Devils, Phantom Regiment, Cavaliers and Santa Clara Vanguard, in astounding performances of pageantry and precision, music and motion. For theaters and tickets, go to DCI.org.
Friday, 8/12 0 - Film
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. This weekend, Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep stars as “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the American socialite and amateur operatic soprano who shocked audiences and was ridiculed for her completely tone-deaf singing. But she did have lots of heart and this film, also starring Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg, is harmonious. Check local listings for show times and theaters.
Saturday, 8/13-14 - Crafts
So you think you’re good with a hot glue gun? Have you mastered bedazzling? Well, then you’re ready to try blacksmithing. You won’t be making horseshoes. Instead, wield the power of fire to shape elegant, useful objects in a four-hour introductory class today at 4 p.m. at Dark Angel Armory & Forge, 2500 Hammondville Rd. in Pompano Beach. Registration is $150 per person at DarkAngelArmory.com.
Sunday, 8/14 - Theater
Cool off this afternoon at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables, with the Tony and Olivier Award-winning production of Peter Morgan’s play, “The Audience.” The original West End production, starring the incomparable Dame Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, will be rebroadcast at the theater at 1 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 at GablesCinema.com.
Monday, 8/15 - Art
“Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” is currently on display at the Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., through Oct. 16. The first major exhibition of self-taught pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks explores the poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations contained in more than 160 pages from these rarely seen volumes. For more information, go to PAMM.org.
Tuesday, 8/16 - Sports
We know you’ve been tuning in all along to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro since the opening ceremonies, but tonight, don’t miss the finals of the men’s 3m springboard diving, men’s gymnastics on the horizontal bar and women’s floor exercise. If glistening, ripped pecs, delts and abs aren’t to your liking, there’s always the gold medal match in women’s table tennis. Check local listing for channels and show times.