SFGNites: 'Shorts Gone Wild,' 'Suicide Squad' & More!

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WLRN Radio Theater presents the camp classic, “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” complete with old-fashioned radio sound effects, on Friday at the Crest Theater in Delray Beach. WLRN Radio Theater.

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Thursday, 8/4 - Theater

Tonight, proceeds from the Kander & Ebb musical review, “The World Goes Round,” opening this weekend at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, benefit the Metropolitan Community Churches of Orlando and the Palm Beaches. The show features many of the team’s best known songs from “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Funny Girl,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and more. Tickets are $50 at Kravis.org.

 

Friday, 8/5 - Theater

“Sci-Fi Summer” continues this weekend when WLRN Radio Theater presents the camp classic, “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Experience the golden age of radio complete with authentic special effects. Stick around for talkback afterwards. The performance will also be broadcast on WLRN on Sept. 11. Tickets are $25 at OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

Saturday, 8/6 - Theater

Terrence McNally’s 1995 Tony Award-winning play, “Love! Valour! Compassion!,” opens this weekend at Andrews Living Arts, 23 NW 5th St. in Fort Lauderdale. The touching play, set over three holiday weekends at an upstate farm, explores the themes of gay love, friendship, fear and acceptance and will be presented through Aug. 20. Tickets are $35 at AndrewsLivingArts.org or by calling 800-838-3006.

 

Sunday, 8/7 - Theater

It’s definitely summer out there, which means it’s time for Island City Stage and City Theatre’s “Shorts Gone Wild,” the annual festival of LGBT and adult-themed short plays at Abyss Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. This year’s collection of seven short plays, most by local playwrights, is funny, edgy and even wades into political waters before the election. Tickets are $35 at IslandCityStage.org.

 

Monday, 8/8 - Film

Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) and Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) star in Woody Allen’s latest film, “Café Society,” currently playing at the Classic Gateway Theater, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, and Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. The film is a Hollywood drama, set in the glitzy days of 1930s Tinseltown. Check local listings for show times and other area theaters.

 

Tuesday, 8/9 - Film

Worst. Heroes. Ever. “Suicide Squad” from DC Comics hits the big screen this weekend, featuring Task Force X, a team of supervillains in an unorthodox work release program. Starring Jared Leto, Viola Smith and Will Smith, the film is expected to be one of the biggest box office hits of the summer season. Avoid the weekend crowds and get your tickets tonight. Check local listings for show times.


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