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Thursday, 6/22 - Theater
The Golden Girls are back! Nick Brennan’s musical parody, “Thank You for Being a Friend” opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale, and runs through July 16. The laughs start when pop star Ricky Martin moves in next door and the girls enter the Shady Pines Retirement Home Talent Show, determined to defeat the handsome Puerto Rican singer. Tickets are $35 at EmpireStage.com.
Friday, 6/23 - Theater
“Happy Ending,” the hit new play from Ronnie Larsen (“Making Porn”), is transferring to Andrews Living Arts, 23 NW 5th St. in Fort Lauderdale, for an extended run through July 16. Intrigue abounds as two men open up about their most secret dreams and desires during a routine massage therapy session. But, will they both get the “happy endings” they crave. Contains male nudity. Tickets start at $35 at RonnieLarsen.com.
Saturday, 6/24 - Concert
Legendary singer Diana Ross brings her “In the Name of Love” tour to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach tonight, June 24, and the Arsht Center in Miami tomorrow, June 25. Her career has spanned five decades with record sales that top 100 million, and the Grammy-winner continues to bring audiences to their feet with her grace, glamour and incomparable musical gift. Tickets at Kravis.org and ArshtCenter.org.
Sunday, 6/25 - Theater
Thinking Cap Theatre continues its provocative Gender and the Pulitzer Prize series with a staged reading of Marsha Norman’s 1983 winner, “ ‘night, Mother,” today at 1 p.m. at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Karen Stephens and Tina Thomas star and Elizabeth Price directs this thought-provoking drama. A talkback session will follow. Tickets are $10 at ThinkingCapTheatre.org.
Monday, 6/26 - Theater
The Theatre League of South Florida’s Summer Theatre Fest continues tonight at Area Stage, 1560 S. Dixie Highway. in Coral Gables. Each Monday, local theaters will offer staged readings of new plays. The performances allow audiences to react and, more importantly, shape new works that could be headed to a professional production. Readings start at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10. For more information, go to AreaStageCompany.com.
Tuesday, 6/27 - Film
Tired of superheroes and sequels? This weekend, check out “The Beguiled,” a period drama set at an all-girl boarding school in the South during the Civil War. Sexual tensions and old rivalries explode when a wounded enemy soldier (Colin Farrell) takes refuge. Director Sofia Coppola teased in pre-release interviews that the drama would “appeal” to straight and gay audiences alike. Hmmm. Check local listings for theaters and show times.
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