SFGNites: Ghostbusters, War of Worlds & More!

Girl Power: The hit ’80s film “Ghostbusters” gets a reboot with an A-List twist, including, left to right, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. Credit: Columbia Pictures.

Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?

 

Thursday, 7/14 - Theater

“Buyer & Cellar,” the hilarious comedy by Jonathan Tolins, opens this weekend at Actor’s Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Chris Crawford stars as a young, out-of-work actor who takes a job as the “shopkeeper” in the mall actress Barbra Streisand built under her Malibu compound. One day, the diva decides to go shopping, but will she buy? Tickets are $45 – 53 at ActorsPlayhouse.org.

 

Friday, 7/15 - Theater

Aliens are invading Delray Beach this summer! WLRN Radio Theater presents “War of Worlds” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theater at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Blvd. Relive the terror that swept the nation 78 years ago, as this local company reimagines H.G. Welles’ original script. The performance will be recorded and broadcast on WLRN on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

Saturday, 7/16 - Comedy

If you’re familiar with the famed Second City in Chicago, then you’ll love the Sick Puppies Improv Comedy Show on Saturdays at Center Stage Performing Arts, 7200 W. Camino Real in Boca Raton. The cast of 30 professional and amateur actors comes up with sidesplitting skits, all right there on the spot. You can also take an improv class. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door at SickPuppiesComedy.com.

 

Sunday, 7/17 - Concert

The Symphony of the Americas, under the direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the orchestra’s Summerfest with a special concert at the Broward Center at 6 p.m. The program will feature works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Bloch, Fuchs and Piazzolla, performed by the most popular soloists from the festival’s previous seasons. Tickets at SymphonyOfTheAmericas.org.

 

Monday, 7/18 - Film

“Who ‘ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!” The iconic ‘80s flick about a bumbling team of paranormal apparition exterminators gets a reboot and more than a dose of girl power, too. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star. Hunky Chris Hemsworth gets possessed by a particularly evil spirit—and we’re hoping takes his shirt off, too! Check local listings for theaters and show times.

 

Tuesday, 7/19 - Television

Famed OCD house flipper Jeff Lewis is back on the airwaves tonight in Season 9 of “Flipping Out” on Bravo. Lewis, along with his spunky housekeeper Zoila and assistant Jenni, are hard pressed for success after a lucrative deal with a furniture company hits the snags and a project for famous actors takes an unexpected turn. Check local listings for channels and show times. More information at BravoTV.com.