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Thursday, 6/23 - Art
Unity Coalition’s TransArt festival comes to Wilton Manors this week. Tonight, head over to the Stonewall National Museum and Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr., from 7 – 9 p.m. for a free reception and opportunity to meet the artists featured in the exhibit. The exhibit will be on view at the gallery through Sunday, June 26. For a complete schedule of TransArt festival events, go to UnityCoalition.org.
Friday, 6/24 - Theater
One of the best-kept secrets in Fort Lauderdale is the new Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts. Located at 1501 S. Andrews Ave. across from Broward Health, the repurposed church is a fantastic venue, especially for intimate shows like “Parallel Lives,” the Off Broadway hit playing through July 3. The hilarious show by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy has earned a cult following. Tickets at VanguardArts.org.
Saturday, 6/25 - Television
Tune in to Logo and VH1 tonight at 8 p.m. for the “Trailblazer Honors.” The simulcast awards will honor playwright, screenwriter and actor Harvey Fierstein and The Advocate magazine. The program, the largest televised LGBT Pride event, will include tributes from Judith Light, Matthew Broderick, Bernadette Peters, Edie Falco, Cheyenne Jackson, Matthew Morrison and more. For info, go to LogoTV.com.
Sunday, 6/26 - Music
Maestro Aaron Kula conducts the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “South Pacific,” in concert today at 3 p.m. at the Kaye Auditorium at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The performance, part of the university’s Spirit of America series, will include a 40-piece professional orchestra, a cast of 10 principal actors and singers from the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. Tickets start at $20 at FAUEvents.com.
Monday, 6/27 - Film
Director Morgan Neville’s “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” opens this weekend at the AMC Sunset Place 24 and Regal South Beach in Miami and the Classic Gateway in Fort Lauderdale. This documentary follows a diverse group of artists as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope. Check local listings for show times.
Tuesday, 6/28 - Television
Okay, we’re not afraid to admit a serious man crush on actor Paul Rudd. The “bro” comedy star is back on television in Netflix’s new original film, “The Fundamentals of Caring.” He’s again playing the buddy, as a young shut-in and his caregiver go on a road trip in search of landmarks, only to find hope and friendship. Also starring Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez. Available beginning June 24 at Netflix.com.