SFGN Nites For The Week Of May 16-21, 2013
Thursday, May 16
The ladies of Lips, Fort Lauderdale’s drag dining destination at 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., pay tribute to the one and only, Cher, tonight with a special fundraiser to kick off Poverello’s 23rd annual Bowling to Fight Hunger. This exclusive dinner and show, beginning at 7 p.m., will take fans back in time with performances of Cher’s biggest hits from the 1960s to the present. You’ll be singing along to Bang Bang, Walking in Memphis, Gypsy, Tramps and Thieves, Take Me Home, Half Breed, Dark Lady and more. There is a $10 cover and $15 food minimum. For reservations, call 954-567-0987.
Friday, May 17
The third annual Seminole Okalee Indian Village Pow-Wow will take place this weekend at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. This thrilling three-day event, May 16-18, will showcase the rich history of the Seminole tribe and other Native American tribes from all over the United States through exhibition dancing and competitions, wildlife and snake shows, a Native American crafts marketplace, traditional food and more. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Thursday and 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors and $8 children 5-12. For more information, go to SemTribe.com.
Saturday, May 18
You’ve never heard anything quite like this: ArtCenter/South Florida joins forces with Next@19th and The Betsy-South Beach to present a parade of accordionists marching from The Betsy-South Beach up Lincoln Road, culminating with a concert at ArtCenter’s Project 924 gallery. The concert will feature klezmer music plus a variety of styles and genres, including polka, Gypsy-Balkan, Latin and European music. Performers will include local klezmer favorite Shlomo Geva and renowned “Latin Diva of the Accordion,” Maricarmen Vazquez. The parade will leave the hotel at 7 p.m. For more information, go to ArtCenterSF.org.
R&B and disco legend Thelma Houston performs at The Disco Ball: 14th Annual Salute to Leadership to benefit Broward Partnership for the Homeless tonight at GPG Studios, 2780 NW 55th Court, Warehouse #4 in Fort Lauderdale. GPG Studios will be transformed into a Studio 54-style disco, complete with glimmering lights and disco music for the event and will raise funds to help homeless families achieve independence with dignity. Houston will be singing her Grammy-winning hit, Don’t Leave Me This Way and more. Tickets are still available for the gala and concert by calling 954-832-7037.
Sunday, May 19
This weekend, Joseph Adler’s GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables, offers the Southeastern premiere of Mike Barlett’s 2010 Olivier Award-winning play, Cock: When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally discovers the woman of his dreams. The play with an “unprintable name” offers a playful, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when he realizes he has choice. Yeah, it’s an unlikely scenario, but Adler’s company always offers first rate productions. Today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Also, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through June 16. Tickets are $37.50 – 50 at GableStage.org.
Monday, May 20
Teenage entrepreneur, philanthropist and award-winning author R.J. Tolson will visit the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave. in Delray Beach, for a special signing of his novel, Chaos Chronicles Book 1: Zephyr The West Wind. Tolson, 19, will sign his book and answer questions about his multi-faceted enterprises as part of the museum’s cultural and educational outreach programming. In addition to being named a Beverly Hills Book Awards Finalist for his novel, he also oversees several business enterprises and is president of Sages of Essence and Living Writers. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit SpadyMuseum.org.