SFGNites: April 27, 2016

What if homosexuality was the norm in society and heterosexuality was treated as a sin? That’s the premises behind “Love Is All You Need,” one of the featured films at the MiFo LGBT Film Festival, closing this weekend in Miami Beach. Submitted photo.

Thursday, 4/28 - History

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center hosts the opening night reception for “Saving Grace: A Multimedia Exhibit Confronting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Black Community,” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Five leaders of the local black HIV/AIDS community will also be honored at the reception. $5 donation requested. Info at WorldAIDSMuseum.org.

Friday, 4/29 - Concert

The Master Chorale of South Florida, under the direction of Brett Karlin, performs Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, the “Lord Nelson” Mass, tonight at 8 p.m. at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The performance will also be repeated Saturday in Miami and Sunday in Boca Raton. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door at MasterChoraleofSouthFlorida.org.

Saturday, 4/30 - Film

Head to the Albion Hotel, 1650 James Ave. in Miami Beach, tonight at 9:30 p.m. for the MiFo LGBT Film Festival closing party after the screening of “Love is All You Need” at 7:30 p.m. at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road. Meet the filmmakers and actors and enjoy music and light bites. The festival, one of the largest in the country, closes on Sunday, May 1. For tickets and a full festival schedule, go to MiFoFilm.com.

Sunday, 5/1 - Art

“Familiars,” an exhibition of the evocative contemporary paintings of Jean-Paul Mallozzi, is currently on display at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. in Hollywood. Mallozi, who was born and raised in Queens, New York, explores the broad spectrum of the human condition while revealing the concept that emotions are amorphous, emitting color.  More info at JeanPaulMallozzi.com.

Monday, 5/2 - Theater

The Miller Center, 5202 University Drive on the campus of the University of Miami, and GableStage host a special reading from Andre Schwarz-Bart’s moving novel, “The Last of the Just.” The award-winning book, published in 1959, follows the men of the Levy family over eight centuries, culminating with the death of the last in the holocaust. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. More info at Miami.edu/Miller-Center.

Tuesday, 5/3 - Community

The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors, hosts “Hear their Stories: Learning for LGBT Seniors’ Life Experiences,” tonight at 7 p.m. in the main hall. The event, cosponsored by SAGE and Our Fund, will include eight videos featuring lessons of resilience, strength and hope. The interactive session combines digital storytelling with a compelling panel discussion. More info at PrideCenterFlorida.org.