Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Thursday, Feb. 20
Take a trip back to the Mesozoic era at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. 2nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. The museum’s quarterly Discovery After Dark adult social celebrates “Dinosaurs,” the new interactive exhibit featuring life-size replicas of Jurassic giants. Enjoy networking, hors d’oeuvres and surprising “dino discoveries.” Guests must be 21 and over. Tickets are $20-25 at MODS.org/AfterDark.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Don’t miss your last chance to see Island City Stage’s new production of the Off Broadway hit “Altar Boyz” at Wilton Theater Factory, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham are the Christian boy band that’s finally hitting the charts. But the boys are worried that their pious pop act — filled with songs like “Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait” and “Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone” — might not go over with sophisticated city folk. Closes Feb. 23. Tickets are $48 at IslandCityStage.org. Credit: 84design.
Friday, Feb. 21
Your favorite “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Ross Mathews is coming to the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale tonight at 8 p.m. and he’s getting ready to drop a few names. The former “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” intern is all grown up and he’s ready to dish on the celebrities he’s encountered over the past 20 years. There’s even a fun game show! Tickets are $35 at BrowardCenter.org.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Picture it: Your city! Sophia Petrillo has gone missing! Your favorite pals and confidants Dorothy, Blanche and Rose must travel down the road and back again to find her. Could she be at the Rusty Anchor? The Golden Gays N.Y.C. present “Hot Flashbacks, a Golden Girls Musical Adventure,” tonight at 8 p.m. at Savor Theater, 503 S.E. 6thSt. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $30 at TheGoldenGaysNYC.com
Sunday, Feb. 23
The Youth Pride Band, more than 90 talented LGBT and allies high school musicians from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, will perform tonight at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center. Brian Worsdale, music director of the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras in Pittsburgh, will conduct pieces by the young composer Michael Markowski, who will provide commentary. Tickets are $35 at BrowardCenter.org.
Monday, Feb. 24
“Wet Paint Miami,” a traveling group exhibition by California-based artist David “Persue” Ross and more than 70 other graffiti artists, is on display at the Museum of Graffiti, 299 N.W. 25th St. in Miami, through April 1. The museum, located in the heart of Wynwood, is open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesdays – Mondays. Admission is $16 for adults. For tickets and more information, go to MuseumOfGraffiti.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
You don’t have to sing in the shower! Get out tonight and experience the limelight on the stage at Hunters, 2232 Wilton Dr. in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. Don Casteel is your host for karaoke from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. and you can enjoy drink specials all night long. Just don’t decide to belt out “And I will Always Love You” until you’ve had a few shots. Seriously. More information at HuntersFtLauderdale.com.
This season, the Symphony of the Americas has not only celebrated the three-decade legacy of founder and music director James Brooks-Bruzzese, the orchestra has also introduced audiences to the finalists to become his successor. Italian conductor Lorenzo Turchi-Floris is guest conductor with Brooks-Bruzzese for “Symphonic Favorites,” tonight at 7:45 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $50 at BrowardCenter.org.