SFGNites For the Week of Feb. 21, 2018

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Friday, 2/23 - To celebrate the centenary of American composer Leonard Bernstein, the Palm Beach Opera presents his satirical comic opera, “Candide.” Based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire, this opera offers a tuneful commentary on naiveté and disillusionment in a cynical society.  Performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $20 at PBOpera.org.

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Thursday, 2/22

Fundraiser

We’ve always said wrestling was the gayest sport ever. The Pride Center presents Wrestling with Pride tonight at 7 p.m. at The Manor Complex, 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. Kirk Donahue, Elite Eliot, Jaden Xstacy, Johnny Firestorm and more hot studs will engage in some sweaty man-on-man action in the wrestling ring at this unique fundraiser. Tickets $20 in advance ($25 at door) at PrideCenterFlorida.org.

 

Friday, 2/23

Dance

The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Miami, Thursday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24. Helmed by creative director Robert Battle and star dancer Jamar Roberts, both Miami natives, the company will present beloved Ailey dances and newer works. The programs include “Mass” and “The Hunt” by Battle and “Members Don’t Get Weary” by Roberts. Tickets start at $59 at ArshtCenter.org.

 

Saturday, 2/24

Comedy

Cult filmmaker John Waters—sometimes called the Sultan of Sleaze, the Baron of Bad Taste and the Pope of Trash—appears tonight at 8 p.m. at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale with his new show “This Filthy World.” Waters will be offering his uniquely colorful commentary on fashion, crime, politics, art, movies, his life and more. Tickets start at $40 at OutlandishFL.com.

 

Sunday, 2/25

Art

On Jan. 21, 22 artists created drawings, paintings and photographs at Flamingo Gardens in Davie for the Broward Art Guild’s Quick Draw & Shoot project. Tonight at 6 p.m., awards will be presented and artworks auctioned off at the Flamingo Gardens Gallery, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Acclaimed artist and educator Teresa Kirk juried the diverse and creative entries. RSVP by Feb. 23 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Monday, 2/26

Television

Just turn the dial—make that press the buttons—on your TV and you’ll quickly realize that everything old is suddenly new again. From “Will & Grace” to “Dynasty,” the studios are reviving the classics in search of ratings. Netflix rebooted “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” recently and we have to admit we like it.  Metrosexuals have given way to lumbersexuals, and the show has evolved, too. Watch at Netflix.com.

 

Tuesday, 2/27

Theater

The Broadway in Miami series at the Arsht Center continues with “The Color Purple,” the 2016 Tony winner for best musical revival. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues and a stunning reimagined production, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning story of courage and perseverance. Through March 4.. Tickets start at $29 at ArshtCenter.org.