Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Thursday, 12/29 - Dance
The State Ballet of Russia performs the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev and inspired by the timeless fairy tale, “Cinderella” is one of the most magical and hopeful of the storybook ballets. Choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev. Tickets start at $31.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
Friday, 12/30 - Concert
The Strauss Symphony of America rings in the New Year with “Salute to Vienna,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Arsht Center in Miami. More celebratory than a glass of champagne, this 10-year tradition features Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies for European operettas. Acclaimed Viennese conductor Christoph Campestrini leads the orchestra, singers and ballroom dancers. Tickets start at $45 at ArshtCenter.org.
Saturday, 12/31 - Holiday
It’s New Year’s Eve and you don’t want to miss out on all the excitement. Big celebrations are planned for downtown Fort Lauderdale on Himmarshee Street and in West Palm Beach on the popular Clematis Street strip. Billy Joel will be performing at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and virtually every bar and hotel in Miami and Miami Beach will be celebrating. Wherever you end up, be sure to drive safely.
Sunday, 1/1 - Theater
Today is your last chance to enjoy “An American in Paris” at the Arsht Center in Miami. The Tony Award-winning musical with tuneful songs by George and Ira Gershwin ends its week-long run in South Florida today at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Can you think of a better way to kick off the new year than with an optimistic, old fashioned musical that will have you tapping your toes? Tickets start at $29 at ArshtCenter.org.
Monday, 1/2 - Nightlife
Because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday—just like Christmas last week—the federal holiday is being celebrated today. If you’re a lucky government or bank employee, that means you get another day to recover from that holiday hangover. But, if you’ve still got some get-up-and-go, head down to Wilton Drive. The strip is sure to be bustling for one more night with the last gasps of the 2016 holiday season.
Tuesday, 1/3 - Theater
If you loved Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey on screen in “Dirty Dancing,” you’ll love the hit stage adaptation opening tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This stunning stage show features all the iconic songs, including “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” set to energetic choreography. Catch the show through Sunday, Jan. 8. Tickets start at $27 at Kravis.org.