SFGNites: 'Cabaret,' Dr. Ruth Westheimer & More!

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Saturday, 1/7 - Television: The tragic and untimely deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, just 24 hours apart, have dominated social media for the past week. Tonight, HBO premieres “Bright Lights,” the documentary, shot just a year ago and completed this winter, examines the unique relationship between this famous Hollywood mother and daughter. Check local listings for channels and air times. Credit: HBO Films.

Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?

 

Thursday, 1/5 - Celebrity

Dr. Ruth Westheimer may have pioneered talking explicitly about sex on radio and television, but that’s a small part of an inspirational story that began when she escaped the Holocaust at age 10. She later joined Israeli freedom fighters and became a respected researcher, author and teacher. Westheimer talks about her life today at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets at Kravis.org.

 

Friday, 1/6 - Concert

The New World Symphony, America’s orchestral academy in Miami Beach, offers a special concert, “Heard It Through the Grapevine,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center, 500 17th St. The program explores the relationship between taste and music with special wine pairings selected by Master Sommelier Virgina Philip to accentuate the music and heighten the senses. Tickets are $40 at NWS.edu.

 

Saturday, 1/7 - Theater

Louise Pitre, the Tony nominated star of “Mamma Mia!,” sings the songs made famous by Judy Garland in “Chasing Rainbows,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St in Aventura. Pitre pays homage to the legendary entertainer, performing her iconic songs from “Over the Rainbow” to “Get Happy” and “That’s Entertainment.” Tickets start at $40 at AventuraCenter.org.

 

Sunday, 1/8 - Concert

Brett Karlin, artistic director of the Master Chorale of South Florida, takes the podium this afternoon at 3 p.m. to lead the Boca Raton Symphonia in a program of Baroque works by Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau. Sherezade Panthaki is guest soprano soloist. The concert will be held at the Roberts Theatre at St. Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road in Boca Raton. Tickets start at $50 at BocaSymphonia.org.

 

Monday, 1/9 - Nightlife

Today was possibly the first Monday in three weeks you had to report to work, thanks to the Christmas and New Year’s Day federal holidays. You deserve a drink! Head down to Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors and enjoy Michael Walters as Florida’s Own Dame Edna at 8 p.m. Later, Jennifer McClain hosts her star-studded cast party at 10:30 p.m. More info at AlibiWiltonManors.com.

 

Tuesday, 1/10 - Theater

The Tony Award-winning Roundabout Theatre Co. revival of Kander and Ebb’s legendary musical, “Cabaret,” comes to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale tonight at 8 p.m. for a two week run. The Au Rene Theater will be transformed into the Kit Kat Klub, where Sally Bowles and her girls entertain Berlin’s elite in the years leading up to World War II. Tickets start at $35 at BrowardCenter.org.


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