Looking for something fun to do this week in South Florida?
Thursday, 9/22 - Theater
Love, hate and lust collide — along with some ex-wives, too — in “Mel Schwartz Sleeps with Mae West” playing through Oct. 2 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Sheba Mason stars in Ginger Reiter’s zany musical comedy about a libidinous middle-aged man living in Miami Beach in 1986 who discovers his longtime mistress is actually a man. Tickets are $45 at MelSleepsWithMaeWest.com.
Friday, 9/23 - Exhibit
“I Am Here: Lesbian Photographs by Robert Kalman” is on exhibit through Nov. 6 at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive. A tribute to the photographer’s deceased lesbian sister, Kalman’s exhibit explores the question, “What’s life like for you right now?” illustrated with striking large format street portraits. For more information, go to Stonewall-Museum.org.
Saturday, 9/24 - Theater
“Not in My Town,” a new musical drama by composer Michael W. Ross, gets its premiere performance by Opera Fusion tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the FAU University Theatre, 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton. The show is based on the horrific 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student. The production moves to the Broward Center next week. Tickets at FAUEvents.com.
Sunday, 9/25 - Theater
Radio personalities Tom Hantzarides (GET OUT! South Florida) and Tracy St. John (WRMF-FM) host “Cancer’s a Drag – A Magical Musical Tour,” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. The show features ten of South Florida’s most talented female impersonators and benefits the Connor Moran Cancer Foundation. Tickets are $50 at OldSchoolSquare.org.
Monday, 9/26 - Television
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 18 months, then it might be news there’s a presidential election coming in a few weeks. Tonight, Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton faces Republican Donald Trump in the first nationally-televised debate and it’s gonna be good. Better yet, follow along on social media for the real zingers of the night. Check local listings for channels and show times.
Tuesday, 9/27 - Television
Dig around Netflix and you never know what you might find. We came across an excellent four-part Australian mini-series, “The Principal,” about a history teacher (Alex Dimitriades) who becomes principal of a high school in a rough Sydney suburb torn apart by competing immigrant gangs. Think “White Shadow” meets “Dangerous Minds,” but with sexy Aussie accents and a surprise gay twist. Watch at Netflix.com.