SFGN Nites for the Week of July 17 – 24, 2013
Thursday, July 18
The Symphony of the Americas presents Summerfest, an annual exchange between the South Florida orchestra and I Musici Estensi chamber orchestra from Milan, Italy. The great works of the chamber repertoire will be featured in 15 concerts around the region under the baton of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese and featuring a new work by festival composer-in-residence Lorenzo Turchi-Flores. Tonight’s performance is at 8 p.m. at Temple Dor Dorim, 2360 Glades Cir. in Weston, and sponsored by the Weston Philharmonic Society. Many of the Summerfest performances are free. For a full schedule and ticket information, go to SymphonyOfTheAmericas.org.
Friday, July 19
We’re not really trying to be cynical, but babies are hottest accessories on Wilton Drive since Paris Hilton made the Chihuahua popular. Marriage equality wasn’t a prerequisite—you took that junior high sex ed course—but with the latest court rulings more couples are considering becoming daddies and mommies. The best way to be prepared is to take in a performance of Rated P for Parenthood, the fun new musical at Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables. Catch performances Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Aug. 11. Tickets are $40-48 at ActorsPlayhouse.org. You’ll be glad you did.
Saturday, July 20
Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach is back with plenty of hot, hot swimwear. The show’s 24th season kicks off at the SLS Hotel South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., on Wednesday and continues through Sunday night. Tonight, Sinesia Karol debuts her new lines for 2014 at 9 p.m., followed by an after party hosted by F vodka. Other design houses to be featured during the week include Nathalie Kriado, Barraca Chic, Sonia Vera and Chloe. Funkshion Fashion Week is sponsored by Peroni Italy, jetBlue, F Vodka and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority. Most events are free. For more information, go to Funkshion.com.
This summer has been unusually slow for South Florida’s vibrant regional theatre scene—except in Coral Gables. Joseph Adler’s GableStage closes its 2013 season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011 Tony-nominated play, Good People. The playwright pays his respects to his old South Boston neighborhood, with this tough play about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of a blue-collar Irish neighborhood and those who are left behind. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. through Aug. 18. Tickets are $47.50-50 at GableStage.org.
Sunday, July 21
This is the SFGNites calendar, but if you prefer, think of this event as an extension of Saturday night: South Beach promoter Thomas Barker is bringing back his infamous summer traveling brunches. This week he’s bringing the party to Tongue & Cheek, 431 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. If you haven’t heard about T&B, it’s the hot new dining spot from celebrity chef Jamie DeRosa. Enjoy complimentary Herradura tequila drinks and a delicious brunch menu from Chef Jamie. So if you can roll out of bed by 12 noon, RSVP to SummerTravelingBrunch@gmail.com and plan to join the fun.
After brunch, the Winter Party Festival (WPF) team invites you and your friends to join them for a pool party today from 1 to 6 p.m. at the lovely home of Chris Askew and Frank Chisholm, 696 NE 67th St. in Miami. Join the gang for an afternoon with fun people, light snacks and music. Whether you are a member of the WPF Committee or considering joining the team, this will be a great setting to share your ideas about everything from DJs to décor for the upcoming festival. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail Victor Diaz-Herman at email@example.com.