SFGNites: What’s a weekend?

The dowager countess Grantham (Maggie Smith) may not have a clue, but THIS weekend, we’ll be flocking to the local cineplex for the long-awaited debut of the “Downton Abbey” movie. All of your favorite characters are back—Lord Grantham, Lady Mary, Mr. Bates and Mrs. Patmore—and word has it the king and queen are coming to Downton for a royal visit. If you’ve been missing the upstairs/ downstairs intrigue of Edwardian England, reserve your tickets today. Check local listings for theaters and show times.

Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?

Thursday, Sept. 19

Theater

 

What could go wrong when a Mormon housewife gets curious about her gay son’s love life and sets up a fake Grndr account? That’s the premise of Ronnie Larsen’s new comedy, “Grndr Mom,” opening tonight and running through Oct. 13 at the Foundry at Wilton Theater Factory, 2306 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. Carbonell-winner Jeni Hacker stars and Stuart Meltzer directs. Tickets start at $25 at RonnieLarsen.com.

 

Friday, Sept. 20

Comedy

 

The hilarious, high-flying Aussie air hostess Pam Ann returns to South Florida with a new show tonight at 7 p.m. at the Flamingo Theater at the Four Ambassadors Hotel, 905 Brickell Blvd. in Miami. Join Pam Ann’s mile-high club in this fast-paced show featuring song, dance, crazy costumes and plenty of parodies. Don’t book the economy seats, however, for the best “flight.” Tickets start at $49 at FlamingoTheaterBar.com.

 

What’s a weekend?

Friday, Sept. 20

Film

 

The dowager countess Grantham (Maggie Smith) may not have a clue, but THIS weekend, we’ll be flocking to the local cineplex for the long-awaited debut of the “Downton Abbey” movie. All of your favorite characters are back—Lord Grantham, Lady Mary, Mr. Bates and Mrs. Patmore—and word has it the king and queen are coming to Downton for a royal visit. If you’ve been missing the upstairs/downstairs intrigue of Edwardian England, reserve your tickets today. Check local listings for theaters and show times.

Credit: Focus Features.

 

Friday, Sept. 20

Theater

 

MNM Theatre Co. opens its 2019-20 season at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach with the hit musical, “Man of La Mancha,” running through Sept. 29. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece “Don Quixote,” this long-running Broadway hit includes “The Impossible Dream,” “Dulcinea,” “I, Don Quixote,” “I Really Like Him” and more memorable songs. Tickets at $65 at Kravis.org.

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

Concert

 

Flamenco, Latin rhythms and Western pop come together in the irresistible music of the Gipsy Kings, the GRAMMY-winning, world music superstars performing tonight in concert at 8 p.m. at the Arsht Center in Miami. For more than 30 years now, the Gipsy Kings have captured the world’s imagination, ever since the release of their first self-titled, platinum-selling album in 1987. Tickets start at $62 at ArshtCenter.org.

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

Television

 

Hollywood will salute the best in television tonight at the 71stPrimetime Emmy Awards. All your favorite stars will be in the audience and we know you’ll be glued to the red carpet to see what Billy Porter (“Pose”) will be wearing. “Game of Thrones” is expected to be big winner for the epic final season, along with “The Incredible Mrs. Maisel” and “Pose.” Check local listings for channels and show times.

 

Monday, Sept. 23

Television

 

Tune in to Amazon Prime video tonight for “Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon,” a new documentary about Broadway’s greatest dancer. The muse of both Jack Cole and Bob Fosse, Verdon transformed the world of Broadway choreography over a 40-year career. Filled with rare footage and celebrity interviews by Chita Rivera, Tab Hunter, John Kander and Charlotte d’Amboise. Watch at Amazon.com.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Theater

 

If you like theater, but find your weekend schedule just too hectic to make time for  a show, local producer Ronnie Larsen has the perfect solution. For the next several weeks, he’s presenting performances of his sexy stage romp, “Happy Ending,” on Monday and Tuesday nights at the Foundry at Wilton Theater Factory, 2306 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. Through Oct. 14. Tickets start at $35 at RonnieLarsen.com.


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