Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Charles Busch’s gender-bending dark comedy, “Die, Mommie, Die!,” opens tonight at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale, and runs through Sept. 30. Ed Sparan stars as the former songstress trapped in a bad marriage who takes matters into her own hands in this tribute to the campy 1950s and ‘60s films starring aging icons Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Ethel Merman. Tickets $30 at Eventbrite.com.
Thinking Cap Theatre presents Catherine Trieschmann’s “Crooked” through Sept. 30 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. “Crooked” takes a look at the jagged intersections of faith, family and desire. In the end, everyone has a cross to bear in this critically-acclaimed drama that debuted in London in 2006. Nicole Stodard directs. Tickets are $40 at VanguardArts.org.
British rocker Sting teamed up with reggae artist Shaggy on a new album and the unlikely duo are bringing their show to the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach, tonight at 8 p.m. They’ll perform island-flavored versions of their biggest hits, including “Every Breath You Take,” “Message In A Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “Mr. Boombastic,” “Angel” and more. Tickets start at $104 at FillmoreMB.com.
“Now & Then,” a new musical by composer Dennis Manning and playwright Ronnie Larsen gets its world premiere at the Abyss Theater, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. This touching love story traces the relationship of two men over more than four decades and features a tuneful country music-inspired score performed by a talented cast of six portraying the same couple over the course of their affair. Through Sept. 30. Tickets are $35 – 50 at NowAndThenMusical.com.
Credit: Howard Solomon.
Disco is back, tonight at the “Classic 54” tea dance at Hunters Nightclub, 2232 Wilton Dr. in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. D.J. Richie Rich will be spinning all your favorite dance classics from the heyday of the iconic Studio 54 in Manhattan. “Low T” begins at 7 p.m. but the action really gets started with “High T” at 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Enjoy drink specials all night long. More information at HuntersFortLauderdale.
“House of Cards” creater Beau Willimon is back with “The First,” a new drama about a crew of astronauts who battle peril and personal sacrifice as they race to become the first humans to set foot on the planet Mars. Sean Penn stars in the series debuting this weekend on the subscription service Hulu. Binge alert: New episodes are released on Fridays, so you’ll have to take your time. To watch, go to Hulu.com.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly mixer tonight from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Rosie’s Bar & Grill, 2449 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. Mingle with local business and community leaders while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary cocktail from Reyka vodka. Valet parking is also complimentary. Free for members, $10 for future members. Register at GFLGCC.org.
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