SFGN Nites for the week of April 18-24, 2013
Thursday, April 18
Cabaret singer David Meulemans is one of South Florida’s best kept secrets. David’s critically acclaimed appearances include the famous Don’t Tell Mama in New York City, the Pheasantry in London, New American Theatre in St. Petersburg and the Torch Club in Fort Lauderdale. You can enjoy his entertaining show tonight at 7 p.m. at a free performance at Broward Art Guild, 3280 NE 32nd St. in Fort Lauderdale, presented by Mark Breiman of the Association of Financial Educators. Enjoy wine, appetizers and the plenty of pleasing music. Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested at email@example.com.
Friday, April 19
Brooklyn-based artist Zura will present his first solo show in Florida, Zurism!, at NAC Gallery, 3325 NE 32nd St. in Fort Lauderdale’s emerging North Beach arts and design district. Known for sculptures, Zura makes a departure, turning to acrylic on canvas with palette knife. His paintings are explorations of abstract imagery, faces and figures, the outcome of a lengthy drawing process involving multiple canvases. Some works carry political connotations relating to the turmoil in his native Republic of Georgia. Opening night reception is tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 19. More information at NACGallery.com.
Saturday, April 20
C’mon, you know you’ve been curious about the “mommy porn.” SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, a hilarious new musical comedy that puts its own clever take on the risqué, record-breaking book, Fifty Shades of Grey, comes to the Parker Playhouse, Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20 at 8 p.m. SPANK! promises to touch the inner goddess in everyone and have them laughing out loud with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, sexy striptease performances from the devilishly handsome leading man, plus lots of surprises. Tickets are $36.50 and $46.40 at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
Sunday, April 21
South Florida’s Master Chorale celebrates its 10th anniversary with a festive concert of works by Rutter, Mozart, Vaughn Williams and more. Joining the 100 voice professional chorus are Maestros Joshua Habermann, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Karen Kennedy and Alec Schumacker, accompanied by the Symphony of the Americas and Girl Choir of South Florida. Catch the concert on Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach, Saturday at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton and Sunday at First Methodist church in Coral Gables. Tickets are $30. For more information, go to MasterChoraleOfSouthFlorida.com or call 954-418-6232.
Monday, April 22
Recent Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever’s latest work, Finding Mona Lisa, will be presented as a staged reading for one night only, tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. Directed by Michael Leeds, the cast includes Alex Alvarez, Lindsey Forgey, Maribeth Graham, Peter Haig, Matthew Korinko and Scott Douglas Wilson.
The new work is featured as part of Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series, to develop new plays and musicals by Florida playwrights. McKeever is one of several openly gay playwrights featured at Lynn this year. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at Lynn.edu/tickets.
Tuesday, April 23
They’re baaack! Those wacky drag queens on a bus trip across Australia’s Outback pull into the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. That’s right, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical — pink bus and all — make another stop in South Florida with a high-energy show packed with sequins, spandex, lots of disco favorites and plenty of heart. In fact, it’s worth the ticket price just to check out the hundreds of costumes straight from Broadway and valued at over a million dollars. So get your groove thing on and head up to West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.com.
Wednesday, April 24
Having performed to over half a million fans around the globe, the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, Brit Floyd, returns to Fort Lauderdale to present The Pink Floyd Ultimate Light & Sound Experience, a stunning new three hour concert featuring note-for-note performances of five full album sides, including Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, The Division Bell and, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, Pink Floyd’s classic defining album, The Dark Side of The Moon. Experience these rock classics at the Broward Center’s Au Rene Theatre in Fort Lauderdale at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29 at BrowardCenter.org.