SFGNites For the Week of Aug 16, 2017

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Friday, 8/18 – Theater: What do you get when you throw together eight playwrights, six actors, and four directors? The answer is Shorts Gone Wild 5, the LGBTQ-themed short play festival from Island City Stage and Miami’s City Theatre. Every night is different as the audience selects the order of the funny 10-minute plays. Through Sept. 10 at Abyss Theatre, 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets $35 at IslandCityStage.org. Credit: Tracy Mendy, Shorts Gone Wild 3, 2015.

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Thursday, 8/17 - Film

The OutShine LGBT Film Festival presents a special “954GLOW” screening of “Beach Rats” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. A Brooklyn teen finds himself caught up with a group of young delinquents while exploring his sexuality by cruising older men. His decisions send him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Tickets are $10 at OutShineFilm.com.


Friday, 8/18 - Film

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, 1201 NE 26th St. #111 in Wilton Manors, will present a special screening of “Making the Boys,” tonight at 7 p.m. The documentary offers a look at the making of “The Boys in the Band,” the groundbreaking 1968 play and subsequent film that shattered gay stereotypes. Free, but $5 donation requested. Reception to follow. More information at WorldAIDSMuseum.org.


Saturday, 8/19 - Television

The search for the next singing superstar is coming to South Florida. Start practicing today because Fox’s “American Idol” is holding auditions today at Miami Marine Flex Park, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway on Key Biscayne. Register online first, but hopeful singers are expected to line up beginning at 6 a.m. to audition for producers. That’s right, Simon Cowell will not be there. More information at AmericanIdol.com.


Sunday, 8/20 - Cabaret

Take a trip back in time with Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli tonight at 7 p.m. at the Boca Black Box, 8221 Glades Road #10 in Boca Raton. Dave Halston will perform the signature songs of Sinatra while Suzanne Goulet will sing all of Liza’s favorites in this fast-paced tribute performance. Halston reportedly even brought Barbra Streisand to tears with his authentic portrayal. Tickets start at $30 at BocaBlackBox.com.


Monday, 8/21 - Theater

Carbonell Award-winner Angie Radosh recounts her life in theater in the new one woman show, “Love is….” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at GableStage in the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables. Accompanied by Caryl Fantel, Radosh explores the relationships that shaped her career and empowered her as a woman. Free, donations accepted to benefit the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade. Info at GableStage.org.


Tuesday, 8/22 - Concert

Mary J. Blige brings her “Strength of a Woman” tour to the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. tonight at 8 p.m. With eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammys and five American Music Awards, Mary J. Blige is a global superstar and a defining voice on the contemporary music scene. She’ll be singing all of her biggest hits in the Jackie Gleason Auditorium. Tickets start at $95 at FillmoreMB.com.

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.