SFGNites For the Week of August 15, 2018

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Sunday, 7/1 - If you experienced an awakening the first time you saw gender-bending British rocker Boy George singing “Karma Chameleon,” then you won’t want to miss an opportunity to relive some of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s. Boy George and Culture Club, the B-52s and the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will be performing in concert tonight at 6:30 at the Amp, 1806 N.E. 6th St. in Pompano Beach. Tickets at TheAmpPompano.org. Credit: AEG Presents.

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Thursday, 8/16 

Film

Halloween is still a couple of months away, but if you love scary flicks, then head down to Savor Cinema, 503 S.E. 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale, for the final night of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s Popcorn Frights Film Festival. Oh, the horror! Tonight, see Russian feature, “Deadly Still,” Japanese thriller, “One Cut of the Dead,” and the American film, “Piercing.” More information and tickets at FLIFF.com.

Friday, 8/17 

Concert

Latina goddess Shakira brings her “El Dorado” tour to the American Airlines Center in Miami tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The Colombian-born Grammy winner will perform selections from her latest album, as well as favorites from her 2001 English-language breakout, “Laundry Service.” In addition to her signature sounds, don’t miss her high fashion costumes.  Tickets start at $69 at Ticketmaster.com. 

Take it off!

Saturday, 8/18 

Theater

A wily producer has a creative plan to save a struggling theater company in Pompano Beach: Cast hot gay porn actors to perform the roles in the nude. Chaos quickly ensues as shocked patrons revolt. That’s the crazy plot of David Bell’s comedy “The Gay Naked Play,” running through Sept. 2 at the Foundry at the Abyss Theatre, 2308 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 at RonnieLarsen.com. Credit: Ronnie Larsen.

Saturday, 8/18 

Concert

Taylor Swift brings her “Reputation” stadium tour to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens tonight. We’d buy a ticket just to see opening act Camila Cabello (“Havana”) perform, but Swift is still hard to beat. The record-breaking tour has been a hit with critics and fans, but we’re hoping the pop star will also sing her peppy 2014 bubble gum hit, “Shake It Off,” too. Tickets start at $69 at Ticketmaster.com.

Sunday, 8/19 

Theater

What do you get when you combine six effervescent actors, six seasoned directors and seven hilarious short plays about the LGBTQ experience? The answer is “Shorts Gone Wild 6” at Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. This year’s edition explores the QIA part of the LGBTQIA alphabet soup with looks at the humor in the queer, intersex and allied experiences. Tickets $35 at IslandCityStage.org.

Monday, 8/20 

Film

It’s Movie Monday. This week, catch up on some of the big releases of the past couple weeks: “McQueen,” the incredible documentary about the tragic life of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, or studio releases “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “Jurassic World” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” Check local listings for theaters and show times.

Tuesday, 8/21 

Nightlife

When was the last time you checked out South Beach? Believe it or not, you can actually find parking on a weeknight, so head down to Miami Beach for food and fun. Twist, 1057 Washington Ave., is celebrating 25 years. Tonight, enjoy $5 Fireball shots at “Glowboy.” DJ Alex Infiniti will be in the booth and there’s never a cover, but always at groove at the popular club. For more information, go to TwistSoBe.com.