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Thursday, 4/27 - Theater
The House Theatre of Chicago’s 2012 sold out hit, “Death and Harry Houdini,” returns to the Arsht Center in Miami through May 21. Actor and magician Dennis Watkins performs Houdini’s original magic tricks, including the most renowned and dangerous escape, the Water Torture Cell, in this dark and visually stunning roller coast ride through the life of the legendary magician. Tickets are $50 at ArshtCenter.org.
Friday, 4/28 - Fundraiser
Are you feeling lucky? Voices of Pride, the Gay Men’s Chorus of the Palm Beaches, hosts Drag Bingo tonight at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 100 N. Palmway in Lake Worth. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. and special performances will be offered all night long. Admission is $25 and includes one book of games. Additional books are $5 and refreshments will also be available for purchase. For more information, go to VoicesOfPride.org.
Saturday, 4/29 - Theater
The Broadway hit, “Matilda,” comes to the Broward Center this week and runs through Sunday, May 7. Based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl and set to score by Tim Minchin, this musical is the story of a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. Tickets start at $33 at BrowardCenter.org.
Sunday, 4/30 - Opera
Florida Grand Opera closes its 2017 season with Verdi’s comic opera, “A Masked Ball.” Gustavo is a beloved leader surrounded by conspirators. He also harbors a secret shame: he adores Amelia, the wife of his closest friend and loyal minister, Count Anckarström. At a masked ball, the count joins the conspiracy and stabs Gustavo. Playing April 29 through May 13 at the Arsht Center in Miami. Tickets at FGO.org.
Monday, 5/1 - Event
Ahoy, sailor! Fleet Week Port Everglades kicks off tonight at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Sailors from the visiting U.S.S. New York, Coast Guard cutters and Marines will assemble 6 p.m. for the All Hands on Deck welcoming party hosted by FPL. The military will be in South Florida for a week of recreational activities, community service projects and ship tours. Schedule at BrowardNavyDaysInc.org.
Tuesday, 5/2 - Television
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) and Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love”) star in the highly anticipated new series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which debuted on subscription service Hulu on April 26. Based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, a totalitarian, theocratic society in New England has overthrown the U.S. government. The story explores themes of women in subjugation. Tune in at Hulu.com.
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