SFGNites For the Week of Oct. 11, 2017

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Saturday, 10/14- Film: The fantastic OUTshine Film Festival concludes its 2017 series in Fort Lauderdale this weekend. If you catch only one film, be sure to get your tickets to “Beats per Minute” (“BPM”), screening tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale. The Grand Jury award winner at Cannes, this film offers a fresh and powerful perspective on the AIDS epidemic in France. Tickets are $13 at OutShineFilm.com. Credit: Submitted photo.

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Thursday, 10/12


If you just happen to be one of the four daughters of Sappho in the world who have never seen “The Vagina Monologues,” here’s your chance: Eve Ensler’s timeless and unabashedly political celebration of womanhood returns to South Florida this weekend at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura, tonight and tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 at AventuraCenter.org.


Friday, 10/13


Netflix has once again served up some riveting original television. This weekend, “Mindhunter” is available on the streaming and DVD-rental service. The psychological drama chronicles the investigations of a young agent (Jonathan Groff, HBO’s “Looking”) in the FBI’s elite serial crime unit that tracks killers and rapists. The series is powerful and goes way beyond anything on “Criminal Minds.” See it at Netflix.com.


Saturday, 10/14


MNM Productions presents “La Cage aux Folles,” the beloved musical about a gay nightclub owner and his drag performer husband, through Oct. 22 in the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Jerry Herman’s memorable score includes the iconic songs, “I Am What I Am” and “The Best of Times.” Watch for outstanding performances by Michael Ursua and Clay Cartland. Tickets start at $45 at Kravis.org.


Sunday, 10/15


“America’s Got Talent” may be over for another season, but if you want to see some of the region’s most talented male entertainers, head down to Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., for the Mr. Florida M.E. (male entertainer) Pageant. Jose Manuel Vega, Mr. Florida M.E. 2016 will crown the winner in formal and beach wear, talent and interview categories. Tickets start at $25 at MissFloridaFIPageant.com.


Monday, 10/16


Who will win the crown tonight at the 45th anniversary Miss Florida F.I. (female impersonator) pageant tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 801 Seabreeze Blvd.? In addition to the talented female impersonators who are vying for the title, the show will include performances by the reigning Miss Florida F.I., Shantell D’Marco, and the Honorary Miss Florida F.I., Kitty Meow. Tickets start at $25 at MissFloridaFIPageant.com.


Tuesday, 10/17


Feeling horny tonight? There’s an app for that. “Hook Ups Vol. 1” is a collection of short plays about—you guessed it—gay men hooking up on Grindr, Scruff, Growler and Mark’s List. The plays are sexy, funny and just a little kinky, too, with male frontal nudity and explicit situations. This hit production closes Oct. 22 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35-50 at RonnieLarsen.com.

Pageantry and Precision Thursday, 8/10 Concert If you were a band geek in school, then don’t miss “Big, Loud & Live 14,” the semifinals of the annual Drum Corps International world championships. Fifteen of the top marching units will compete in Indianapolis, but you can enjoy the music from a local Cineplex, courtesy of Fathom Events, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.44 at FathomEvents.com. Credit: Drum Corps International Thursday, 8/10 Theater “Fifty Shades of Felt,” a hilarious puppet parody of a certain popular “mommy porn” novel, runs through Aug. 20 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. This show is definitely not for kids! “Fifty Shades” features simulated puppet sex, lots of profanity and even more puppet nudity, if you can even imagine. Tickets are $35 at RonnieLarsen.com. Friday, 8/11 Comedy Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the 100 greatest standups of all time, actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. He’ll be bringing his signature humor to South Florida tonight at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale, for one show only. Tickets start at $29 at ParkerPlayhouse.com. Saturday, 8/12 Television Meet your favorite stars from “The Young and the Restless” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St. Amelia Heinle (“Victoria Newman”), Christian Le Blanc (“Michael Baldwin”), Kristoff St. John (“Neil Winters”) and Tracey E. Bregman (“Lauren Fenmore Baldwin”) will answer your questions. Tickets start at $30 at CasinoCoco.com. Sunday, 8/13 Film If you love classic film, celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the infamous young lovers who waged a cross-country crime spree, today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Fathom Events is screening the critically-acclaimed film at theaters across the country tonight and Aug. 16. Tickets are $14.84 at FathomEvents.com. Monday, 8/14 Theater Every Monday through Aug. 28, the South Florida Theatre League presents Summer Theatre Fest, free staged readings of new works at local theaters. Tonight, check out Maura Campbell’s “Seagull Invasion” by Fugitive Sister Stage and Screen at the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Ave. For more information, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.org. Tuesday, 8/15 Art Take a break from the heat and discover “Human Animals: The Art of Cobra,” on exhibit through Oct. 8 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. The avant garde interdisciplinary Cobra movement was founded in the cities of Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam and most active between 1948 – 1951. Tickets are $12 at NSUArtMuseum.org.