Watercolors — Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will present the film Watercolors as part of ArtExplosion 10. Featuring Tye Olson and Kyle Clare as the romantic leads with Karen Black and Greg Louganis in supporting roles, Watercolors is the story of a gifted, young artist, Danny (Olson) as he arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition. His erotic paintings trigger memories of his first love, Carter (Clare) a troubled athlete whose depression and self-denial led to suicide. Through a series of flashbacks we see Danny and Carter struggle with their mutual attraction. February 18 at 7:00PM, Cinema Paradiso. Tickets start at $9. www.FLIFF.com
Gladys Knight — She has been described in many ways during her luminous 50-year career: Grammy-winning recording star, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nightclub and concert hall headliner, film and television star—but to her millions of fans Gladys Knight will always be the Empress of Soul. Her numerous hits include “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye” and “Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me.” February 16 at 8PM, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. Tickets start at $20. www.kravis.org.
Joan Rivers — “Can we talk?” From network television to the silver screen, from Chicago’s Second City to the lights of Broadway, from Caesars Palace to the Kravis Center, there is no one quite like Joan Rivers, an Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, actress, playwright, talk show host, fashion commentator and winner of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. The opening act is by Broadway singer James Naughton. February 17 at 8PM, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall.?Tickets start at $20. www.kravis.org.
Kate Clinton — ArtsUnited is proud to present legendary comedian Kate Clinton, in her new show “The Lady HaHa Tour,” as the final performance of ArtExplosion LGBT Arts Festival. See Kate perform her world-famous burlesque Bubble Wrap Dance. All material fully digitalized and gorgeously styled by the Haus of Ha. One of the first out gay comedians in the US, Kate Clinton has performed nationally since 1981. She has received numerous awards and honors including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Pioneer Award from GLAAD Media Awards. February 20 at 8:00PM, Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start $25. www.browardcenter.org.
Flamenco Festival — Rocio Molina mesmerized festival audiences two years ago with her blazing performance in “Mujeres”. Winner of the Best Dancer Award at the Flamenco Bienal of Seville, Molina returns with her company for the Miami premiere of her new show Oro Viejo (Ancient Gold), an intense evening of Flamenco that wowed audiences throughout Spain. February 17 at 8PM, Knight Concert Hall. Tickets start at $35. www.arshtcenter.org.