Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Thursday, 8/25 - Cabaret
Just admit it, you had a crush on Jon Bon Jovi in high school. Well, tonight at 9 p.m., performer Michael Scott offers a tribute to the music of Bon Jovi, “Thank You for Loving Me.” The free concert will include the band’s biggest hits, from “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Runaway” to “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Head over early for 2-4-1 happy hour specials. More info at VillagePubWM.com.
Friday, 8/26 - Film
Before “Star Wars,” filmmaker George Lucas wrote and directed “American Graffiti,” a nostalgic look at suburban life in the early 1960s. The film launched the careers of Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford and Ron Howard. Stay up late and head down to Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., for a special screening at 11:45 p.m. Tickets are $7 and include free popcorn and 2-4-1 beer and wine at GablesCinema.org.
Saturday, 8/27 - Concert
It’s been more than 30 years since singer Ricky Martin first caught our eye as a member of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, but the years have been good to this guapo Latin crooner. Martin makes a concert tour stop tonight at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Resort in Hollywood. Experience “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and all his biggest hits. Tickets are $75 – 155 at MyHRL.com.
Sunday, 8/28 - Film
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989 in the romantic comedy, “Southside with You,” opening this weekend at local theaters. The film was an audience hit at the Sundance Film Festival and reportedly earned two thumbs up from the Obamas, too. Check local listings for theaters and show times.
Monday, 8/29 - Theater
The South Florida Theatre League wraps up its 2016 Summer Theatre Festival tonight at 7 p.m. with “Stages of the Sun: Readings of Plays by South Florida Theatre League Playwrights” at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. The festival has featured free readings of new works all summer long, attracting hundred of theater fans. For more information, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.org.
Tuesday, 8/30 - Television
Stay in tonight and rest up for the coming Labor Day holiday. Tune into FreeForm (formerly ABC Family) for some addicting teen dramas, including “The Fosters,” an extended family headed by lesbian moms and our latest obsession, “Guilt.” Both shows tackle issues of sexual orientation and identity in remarkably adult ways. (And the guys are pretty hot, too.) Check local listings for show times and channels.