Friday, June 14
It’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game. Join SFGN and the Miami Marlins tonight at the shiny new stadium in Little Havana for a baseball game promoting equality in sports. The Marlins will take on the St. Louis Cardinals and proceeds benefit South Florida LGBT and allied youth sports programs. The first pitch is at 7:10 p.m., but all the local movers and shakers will be arriving at 5 p.m. for an exclusive pre-game reception. Whether you’re a Marlins fan or not, everybody will be a winner. Tickets start $20 at Marlins.com/YCP.
Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs presents a critically-acclaimed production of Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first of playwright Neil Simon’s unofficial autobiographical trilogy. The protagonist is young Eugene, who lives in 1937 Brooklyn with his parents, older brother Stanley, aunt and female cousins. Simon makes much of Eugene's burgeoning sexual self-awareness and his father's efforts to support his huge extended family on his meager salary in this classic comedy. Catch the show on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. or Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38 at StageDoorTheatre.org.
Saturday, June 15
Classical piano meets the digital age when organist David Dunlap and pianist Wesley Pennington take the stage. The duo will be performing tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Tr. in Boca Raton, as part of Lynn University’s Live and Lynn Summer Series. Experience the magic of their flying fingers and dancing feet projected larger-than-life as they perform Brahms and Broadway to Gershwin and Gaga, and bring the classics into the 21st century. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Lynn University box office or Give.Lynn.edu/TheatreArts.
South Florida’s LGBT and allies concert band, the critically-acclaimed Pride Wind Ensemble, presents its summer concert, Sea to Shining Sea, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. The concert features the musical works of some of America’s best known composers, including Copland, Gershwin and Sousa, along with brilliant multimedia and guest performances that make the group’s concerts an experience for both the eyes and ears. Artistic Director Dan Bassett conducts classics, jazz, rock, western and Broadway favorites. If you’ve never attended a concert, this is a great introduction. Tickets are $25 at BrowardCenter.org.
Sunday, June 16
The South Florida Symphony’s Blue Door String Quartet — Whitney LaGrange and Benjamin Breen, violin; Amy Kimball, viola; and Arthur Cook, cello — celebrate Pride month tonight at 7 p.m. at the Jacqueline S. Leiser Opera Center, 221 SW 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The program includes Copland’s Movement for String Quartet, Reynaldo Hahn’s String Quartet and Ravel’s String Quartet. All three composers maintained close relationships with other men and are believed by some scholars to have been gay. Tickets are $30 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org. The program will be repeated on Wednesday, June 19 at the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West.
Monday, June 17
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival has teamed up with Compass Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Palm Beach PFLAG, Palm Beach County Human Rights Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County for a special Pride Month screening of the Israeli film, Melting Away, tonight at 7 p.m. The audience favorite from last season’s film festival, Melting Away is the first major movie from Israel to deal with transgender and LGBT issues. You can catch the screening at the Ross Jewish Community Center, 8500 Jog Rd. in Boynton Beach. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, go to JCCOnline.com.