SFGNites For the Week of Oct. 18, 2017

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Saturday, 10/21 - Film: Get into the Halloween spirit with a fright-filled silent movie classic, “The Phantom of the Opera,” accompanied live by organist Timothy Brumfield at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 100 N.E. Mizner Blvd. in Boca Raton. Experience the chilling power of an organ right in the room with you during this spooky Halloween treat beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 at StGregorysEpiscopal.org. Photo: IMDB.com.

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Thursday, 10/19


Remember that old children’s rhyme, Lizzie Borden took an axe…? Turns out the grisly true story of a young murderer who killed her family with said axe is perfectly suited for a little song and dance, too. Thinking Cap Theatre presents “Lizzie the Musical,” through Nov. 4 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Nicole Stodard directs the production. Tickets are $40 at ThinkingCapTheatre.com.


Friday, 10/20


Miami City Ballet opens its 2017-18 season this weekend at Miami’s Arsht Center with George Balanchine’s epic three-act ballet, “Jewels.” The ballet premiered 50 years ago and features music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The program will be repeated at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Oct. 28 – 29, and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Nov. 17 – 19. Tickets at MiamiCityBallet.org.


Saturday, 10/21


The Broward Art Guild, the oldest local organization of working artists, invites you to the opening night gala for Jeff Larsen’s new show, “Abstraction of Street,” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at their gallery, 3280 N.E. 32nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. Larsen’s abstract photographs of roadways and street signs offer unique and fascinating perspectives of these familiar, everyday sights. On display through Oct. 27. More information at BrowardArtGuild.org.


Sunday, 10/22


“The Drowsy Chaperone,” opening this weekend and running through Nov. 12 at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton, is a loving send-up of the classic Jazz Age musical. Winner of five Tony Awards including best book and original score, the show features one show-stopping dance number after another. Don’t forget to tour the costume museum while you’re there. Tickets start at $85 at TheWick.org.


Monday, 10/23


Churchill’s, 5501 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami, is the place to go for live jazz on Monday nights. The music starts around 9 p.m. and includes performances by the Fernando Ulibarri Group, Mike Wood Trio, and surprise guests. Out on the patio stage, it's open mic with the Theatre De Underground. Bring an instrument or just hang out and listen to music. Oh, and be sure to order a cocktail or beer, too. More information at ChurchillsPub.com.


Tuesday, 10/24


Tune in to “At Home with Amy Sedaris” on truTV, premiering tonight at 10:30 p.m. The comedian cordially invites you into her home, where she will show off diverse but necessary homemaking skills, from creating popsicle-stick buddies and gutting a fish to making raisin necklaces and entertaining businessmen. Martha Stewart had better watch out because this series is a game changer! Check local listings for channels and show times.


Pageantry and Precision Thursday, 8/10 Concert If you were a band geek in school, then don’t miss “Big, Loud & Live 14,” the semifinals of the annual Drum Corps International world championships. Fifteen of the top marching units will compete in Indianapolis, but you can enjoy the music from a local Cineplex, courtesy of Fathom Events, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.44 at FathomEvents.com. Credit: Drum Corps International Thursday, 8/10 Theater “Fifty Shades of Felt,” a hilarious puppet parody of a certain popular “mommy porn” novel, runs through Aug. 20 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. This show is definitely not for kids! “Fifty Shades” features simulated puppet sex, lots of profanity and even more puppet nudity, if you can even imagine. Tickets are $35 at RonnieLarsen.com. Friday, 8/11 Comedy Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the 100 greatest standups of all time, actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. He’ll be bringing his signature humor to South Florida tonight at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale, for one show only. Tickets start at $29 at ParkerPlayhouse.com. Saturday, 8/12 Television Meet your favorite stars from “The Young and the Restless” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St. Amelia Heinle (“Victoria Newman”), Christian Le Blanc (“Michael Baldwin”), Kristoff St. John (“Neil Winters”) and Tracey E. Bregman (“Lauren Fenmore Baldwin”) will answer your questions. Tickets start at $30 at CasinoCoco.com. Sunday, 8/13 Film If you love classic film, celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the infamous young lovers who waged a cross-country crime spree, today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Fathom Events is screening the critically-acclaimed film at theaters across the country tonight and Aug. 16. Tickets are $14.84 at FathomEvents.com. Monday, 8/14 Theater Every Monday through Aug. 28, the South Florida Theatre League presents Summer Theatre Fest, free staged readings of new works at local theaters. Tonight, check out Maura Campbell’s “Seagull Invasion” by Fugitive Sister Stage and Screen at the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Ave. For more information, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.org. Tuesday, 8/15 Art Take a break from the heat and discover “Human Animals: The Art of Cobra,” on exhibit through Oct. 8 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. The avant garde interdisciplinary Cobra movement was founded in the cities of Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam and most active between 1948 – 1951. Tickets are $12 at NSUArtMuseum.org.