Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
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.
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