Miss Richfield 1981 is returning to the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. with her new show, “40 Years on the Throne.”
The timeless performer hardly seems old enough to be celebrating her 40th birthday, let alone four decades as Miss Richfield and she’s celebrating.
Her appearance is the first in the Outlandish performance series hosted by the LGBT-centric congregation and will be followed by Varla Jean Merman, Feb. 12; pianist Joana Gonzalez, Feb. 26; transgender actor and performer Laith Ashley, March 26; and Miss Coco Peru on April 9.
Tickets start at $30 at SunshineCathedral.org.
The Show Must Go On
The world mourned days ago when iconic actress Betty White passed away, just 17 days before her long-anticipated 100th birthday. Fathom Events, the media company that broadcasts special events and performances into movie theaters, had planned “Betty White: A Celebration” for Monday, Jan. 17, featuring clips from White’s long television career and interviews with co-stars and fans.
This week, the company announced plans to go on with the show: “We will go forward with our plans … in hopes our film will provide a way for all who loved her to celebrate her life — and experience what made her such a national treasure.”
She would have wanted it that way.
For tickets, theaters and showtimes, go to FathomEvents.com.
Island City Stage Hosts Community Forum
In advance of the world premiere of Andrew Kramer’s political thriller “Armature” later this month, Island City Stage is hosting the second Behind the Red Curtain free public forum, “Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve?” on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors.
Racism, homophobia and self-hatred seethe through Kramer’s drama and the theater is partnering with the Racial Equality Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce on the forum.
The issues will be addressed by a panel of local civil rights and arts community experts, including Anthony Abbate, Racial Equality Council; Patricia Zeiler, History Fort Lauderdale; Walter Honaman, Legal Aid Service of Broward County; Dwayne Rayner, Partners in Racial Justice; and award-winning actress Karen Stephens.
Guests may attend in person or virtually. Register at IslandCityStage.org.
COVID Casualties Update
Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables announced this week that its production of “On Your Feet,” the hit Broadway musical about the lives and careers of local artists Gloria and Emilio Estefan, will be postponed to Feb. 9 – March 6. Current ticket holders affected by the date change will be issued new tickets for another performance.
Tickets are still available at ActorsPlayhouse.org.