Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Thursday, 12/1 - Nightlife
For a decade, gay South Beach promoter Edison Farrow’s martini parties were the place to see and be seen. Just in time for Art Basel and Art Week Miami, Farrow is relaunching Martini Thursdays tonight at 9 p.m. at Commonwealth, 1216 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. DJ YSL will be spinning dance music and works by Argentine artist Havi Schanz will be on display. Information at SoBeSocialClub.com.
Friday, 12/2 - Theater
Fort Lauderdale snowbird Dan Clancy (“The Timekeepers”) is one of the leading contemporary gay playwrights in the country and, this weekend, his newest work, “Middletown,” a history of two intertwined families, will be produced by the West Boca Theatre Company at the Levis Jewish Community Center, 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. in Boca Raton. Through Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets start at $30 at LevisJCC.org.
Saturday, 12/3 - Cabaret
Celebrate the holidays with music, comedy and a kickin’ band as the multi-talented Mario Cantone (“Sex and the City”) returns to the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale, with his new holiday show, “Mario Cantone’s Broadway Holiday.” The actor and comedian will offer his irreverent humor and wickedly funny impersonations of iconic stars from the Great White Way. Tickets at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
Sunday, 12/4 - Festival
This weekend, head to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the annual Bonnet House Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orchids, tropical plants, herbs and trees will be on sale, along with gardening lectures, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and tours of the stunning historic estate. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for non-members at BonnetHouse.org.
Monday, 12/5 - Cabaret
If you missed the Broward Center premiere of the gay marriage comedy “Diego and Drew Say I Do,” head down to Jennifer McClain’s Cast Party tonight at 10:30 p.m. at Georgie’s Alibi in Wilton Manors. Mike Westrich will reprise his hilarious role as former boy band singer Vance Treble with a live performance. A portion of proceeds from CD sales benefit Poverello. For more information, go to DiegoAndDrewSayIDo.com
Tuesday, 12/6 - Theater
Straight from Broadway, “An American in Paris,” the Tony-winning musical about an American soldier who meets a young ingénue in the City of Lights after the war, comes to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and runs through Sunday, Dec. 11. With a tuneful, familiar score by George and Ira Gershwin, the show boasts incredible choreography by Christopher Wheeldon. Tickets start at $27 at Kravis.org.