SFGNites: Thanksgiving, Melissa Etheridge & More!

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Tuesday, 11/29 Theater - The Broadway in Miami season heats up the Arsht Center with “Dirty Dancing,” opening tonight and playing through Sunday, Dec. 4. It’s 1963 and “Baby” Houseman discovers love on the dance floor at a stuffy Catskills resort. The score includes all the songs that made the movie a hit, along with stunning dance moves and onstage romance. You’ll have the time of your life. Tickets start at $29 at ArshtCenter.org. Credit: Matthew Murphy.

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Thursday, 11/24 - Holiday

Turkey Day has finally arrived! After gorging yourselves with roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings, work off all those extra pounds by taking a stroll down Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. And, of course, all that exercise might lead you to work up a thirst, so why not stop in one of the many bars and clubs for a drink with friends? If you had to put up with family all day, you’ll need one, too.

 

Friday, 11/25 - Theater

It’s the holiday season, that time of the year when people suddenly find God. “Sister Act,” opening tonight at The Wick, 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, offers a dose of religion, mixed in with Motown and pop rhythms and lots of laughs, too. Lounge singer Delores Van Cartier seeks refuge from the mob in a crumbling convent and helps the sisters find their voices in the process. Tickets start at $75 at TheWick.org.

 

Saturday, 11/26 - Television

If you’re still nursing a holiday hangover, then tune in to one of these secret guilty pleasures. After years of activism from diehard fans, the Gilmore Girls are back on television. “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” the long-awaited conclusion to the sappy series premieres this week on Netflix. Get a case of diet soda, pop lots of popcorn and prepare to binge watch because closure is good. Watch at Netflix.com.

 

Sunday, 11/27 - Music

Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star on “Criminal Minds,” Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend. “Mandy Patinkin in Concert,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role as a concert performer. He’ll sing works by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and more. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.

 

Monday, 11/28 - Music

In a very special holiday show tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge performs festive favorites from her holiday album, “A New Thought for Christmas,” along with her huge hits, “Come to My Window,” “I Need to Wake Up” and “I’m the Only One.” Etheridge promises anything but a “Silent Night” for her diehard fans. Tickets start at $20 at Kravis.org.

 

Tuesday, 11/29 - Event

Ring in the holiday season tonight in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The 54th annual Christmas on Las Olas celebration, beginning at 5 p.m., will feature carolers and musical performances, street vendors and even a manmade snow hill. After taking a sled ride, be sure to stop by the many stores to take advantage of the sales. It’s okay to buy some things for everyone on your Christmas list, too. More information at LasOlasBoulevard.com


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