SFGN Nites for the Week of June 20 - 26, 2013

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Thursday, June 20

Dance

Tango takes flight in 8cho, opening tonight and running through June 30 at the Arsht Center in Miami. The Ziff Ballet Opera House will be transformed into a “sexy, exhilarating, gravity-defying world” by more than a dozen aerialists, dancers and musicians who perform entire dance routines in the air. Suspended on ropes high above the stage, performers leap, swivel and fly through the air, creating a sultry kaleidoscope of movement and action, all set to an achingly cool, original hip-hop and tango-infused score performed by a live orchestra. Tickets are $35-75. For show times and tickets, go to ArshtCenter.org.

Art

ArtsUnited is hosting a wedding reception for the new exhibition, We Do, Too, and you’re invited. The exhibit includes wedding portraits and statements from couples who were forced to wed in other states, due to Florida’s constitutional ban. The show is based on Jane Kreinberg’s 2012 show, Here Come the Brides, exhibited at ArtsUnited’s United and Proud show. The reception will be held tonight from 6 -8 p.m. at the Compass Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 201 N. Dixie Hwy. in Lake Worth. The exhibit will be on display through July 13. For more information, go to CompassGLCC.com or ArtsUnitedFlorida.com.

Friday, June 21

Music

The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will celebrate the music and magic of the movies with Lights! Camera! Action! tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Along with medleys of Oscar-winning music from the James Bond films, Mary Poppins and Yentl, the program will include such beloved songs as Windmills of Your Mind, The Pink Panther theme, Putting on the Ritz, An Affair to Remember and Hooray for Hollywood. Tickets for Friday’s concert are $30 at GMCSF.org. The Saturday performance is sold out.

Celebrity

No self-respecting homosexual can resist the weekly television train wreck that is the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Let’s face it, that hot mess is one of the most popular guilty pleasures on the airwaves. Love her or hate her, Teresa Giudice is always at the center of the drama. Giudice is also a successful cookbook author—just ask her ghostwriter. Meet her at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 Las Olas Blvd., tonight at 7 p.m. in the Books & Books shop. She’ll be signing copies of her latest masterpiece, Fabulicious! on the Grill: Theresa’s Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes. For more info, go to MOAFL.org.

Saturday, June 22

Theatre

Entr’Acte Theatrix will present Monty Python's Spamalot from June 20 - 30 at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center for the Arts, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach.  The musical, "lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, features a book by Python Eric Idle and a score by Idle and John Du Prez. Like the film, it’s a totally irreverent and typically Pythonesque parody. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 by calling 561-243-7922 ext. 1.

Sunday, June 23

Theatre

The Broadway hit musical, The Wedding Singer, takes audiences back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It’s 1985 and Clay Cartland stars as rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer, the life of the party. Don’t miss this show from Slow Burn Theatre at West Boca High School, 12811 W. Glades Rd. in Boca Raton. Join the fun Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through June 30. Tickets are $35 at SlowBurnTheatre.org. JW Arnold


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