SFGNites: 'First Comes Love' Exhibit, National LGBT Rights Forum & More!

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Friday, 11/11 - Concert: The Cleveland Orchestra opens its annual Miami residency this weekend at the Arsht Center with Samuel Barber’s gorgeous Violin Concerto, featuring Gil Shaham, as well as Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture” and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Music director Giancarlo Guerrero conducts. The program will be repeated on Saturday. Tickets start at $39 at ArshtCenter.org.

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Thursday, 11/10 - Photography

“First Comes Love,” a new exhibition of photographs by B. Proud, opens tonight at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. to celebrate the exhibit, which eloquently captures the faces and stories of real people, longtime couples who paved the way to legal and social change. For more information, go to Stonewall-Museum.org.

 

Friday, 11/11 - Concert

The South Florida Symphony, under the direction of Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, opens its season tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale with “A Celebration of the Great American Songbook,” the timeless melodies of Broadway, film and cabaret. The program will be repeated on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Kaye Auditorium at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. For tickets, go to SouthFloridaSymphony.org.

  

Saturday, 11/12 - Art

“Adoring Adora,” an eclectic photography exhibition by resident artist Henrique Souza opens tonight at House of Art, 815 NE 13th St. #4 in Fort Lauderdale. For decades, female impersonator Adora has been a popular entertainer in the LGBTQ community and this exhibit captures her charisma and glitzy style. The exhibition also includes images by guest photographers Alexis Trigoura and Frank Polanco. More information at HouseofArt.com.

 

Sunday, 11/13 - Comedy

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah opens the annual Miami Book Fair International at Miami-Dade College tonight at 6 p.m. The South African-born comedian will discuss his memoir, “Born a Crime.” Noah, with a white Dutch father and black Xhosa mother, was literally born “illegal” during the Apartheid era. Tickets are $40 and include a signed copy. Tickets and more information available at MiamiBookFair.com.

 

Monday, 11/14 - Community

Our Fund, the charitable foundation benefitting the local LGBT community, hosts its 6th annual National LGBT Rights Forum tonight at NSU Art Museum, 1 Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The program will include an in-depth discussion with international LGBT leaders on the victories and challenges ahead beyond our borders moderated by Nadine Smith of Equality Florida. Free Admission with RSVP. More info at Our-Fund.org.

 

Tuesday, 11/15 - Theater

The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach opens its Broadway on Kravis series with the 2015 Tony Award-winning play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.” When an autistic 15-year-old falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, the boy sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a life-changing journey. Performances through Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets start at $27 at Kravis.org.


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