Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Thursday, 8/18 - Music
Jazz and blues guitarist Joel DaSilva performs tonight at 8 p.m. at the Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach. The Betsy is one of the cultural landmarks of South Beach, hosting regular concerts and art exhibitions and home to chef Laurent Tourondel’s famed LT Steak & Seafood. Enjoy a meal and then take in the free performance. For more information and reservations, go to TheBetsyHotel.com.
Friday, 8/19 - Film
The World AIDS Museum, 1201 NE 26th St. in Wilton Manors, kicks off its monthly film series tonight at 7 p.m. with “Pedro.” Each film is selected to portray the many dimensions of the HIV/AIDS story. This documentary explores how Pedro Zamora became the first HIV-positive cast member on a reality TV show, “The Real World,” in 1994. Admission is $5. For more information, go to WorldAIDSMuseum.org.
Saturday, 8/20 - Fundraiser
Knock over some pins and fight hunger at the same time today at the 26th annual Poverello bowl-a-thon from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 N. University Dr. in Tamarac. Since 1988, the Poverello Center has provided food, clothing and other necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS. Each year, the center serves 2,600 local individuals with 1 million meals. To register, go to HungerFighter.org.
Sunday, 8/21 - Cabaret
Before May West, Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, there was Sophie Tucker, the bawdy Jewish vaudeville star. On Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., singer Carla Gordon and music director David Lawrance bring the music of the saucy blonde legend to Cabaret du Jour at the Tennis Club, 600 Tennis Club Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $20 with two-drink minimum. For reservations, call 954-547-2819.
Monday, 8/22 - Theater
Two duffel bags crammed with cash. Two guns and two stocking masks. Two bumbling brothers — would-be bank robbers — who unwittingly lock themselves in the bank vault. “Psycho and Dummy,” a new play by Cliff Burgess, will be presented in a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. at Mad Cat Theatre, 9816 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami Shores. Free admission. For more information, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.org.
Tuesday, 8/23 - Film
Openly gay director Ira Sachs’ latest film, “Little Men” opens this weekend at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. Greg Kinnear stars in the touching story of two boys who develop a kinship in the wake of family tragedies — and despite the troubles of their parents. If you liked “Love is Strange” and “Keep the Lights On,” you’ll love “Little Men.” For tickets, go to GablesCinema.com.