SFGNites For the Week of Dec. 6, 2017

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Thursday, 12/7 - Fathom Events presents George Takei’s Broadway musical, “Allegiance,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. in movie theaters across the country. Inspired by the “Star Trek” actor’s own life, the show tells the heartbreaking story of Japanese-Americans forced into camps during World War II. The cast includes Takei, Telly Leung (“Godspell,” “Glee”) and Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon,” “Mulan”). For tickets and theaters, go to FathomEvents.com. Credit: Fathom Events

Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?


Thursday, 12/7


Take an unforgettable trip down Memory Lane and head “downtown” tonight—well, downtown Lake Worth—to hear iconic British recording artist and actress Petula Clark at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave. in Lake Worth. She’ll be singing her biggest hits from the ‘60s, including “Downtown” and “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” along with other favorites at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50 at DuncanTheatre.org.


Friday, 12/8


Let the Master Chorale of South Florida get you into the holiday spirit with a dazzling performance of Handel’s uplifting “Messiah.” The critically-acclaimed 60-voice professional chorus and guest soloists will perform the famed oratorio, under the direction of Artistic Director Brett Karlin, tonight at 8 p.m. in the Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $35 at BrowardCenter.org.


Saturday, 12/9


The all-male string quartet Well Strung is not only talented, they’re pretty damn hot, too. They will warm up the stage of the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale with their new holiday program. “A Well Strung Christmas” will include holiday favorites, along with the group’s signature “mashups” of classical and pop tunes, and a few vocals thrown in for good measure. Tickets start at $35 at BrowardCenter.org.


Sunday, 12/10


Nicole Stodard’s Thinking Cap Theatre concludes its innovative 2017 Gender and the Pulitzer Prize (GAP) play reading series today at 1 p.m. with Quiara Algeriaz’s “Water by the Spoonful,” a story of addiction and recovery, despair and hope. See this 2012 award-winning play by an accomplished female playwright at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $10 at ThinkingCapTheatre.com.


Monday, 12/11


“Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour,” starring contestants from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” will be performing live on stage and rocking the catwalk tonight at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, don’t miss this evening of holiday songs and performances from your favorite queens (who have definitely been naughty.) Tickets at ParkerPlayhouse.com.


Tuesday, 12/12


“School of Rock,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit Broadway stage adaptation of the Jack Black movie, comes to the Broward Center tonight through Dec. 24. The story about a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher includes 14 new songs and a cast of real kids jamming out on guitars, keyboards and drums on the Au Rene Theater stage. Where do we enroll at the “School of Rock?” Tickets start at $30 at BrowardCenter.org.