Chicago performs all of the American rock classics tonight at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live in the Seminole Paradise at the Hard Rock Casino and Resort in Hollywood. Sing along to “September,” “Free,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “You’re the Inspiration,” and many more hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. While you’re there, spend some time at the slots or dine at one of the fantastic restaurants on the Seminole Paradise property. Tickets start at $40 at HardRockLiveHollywoodFL.com.
The Broward Center is teaming up with Slow Burn Theatre to take the Abdo New River Room back to the ‘50s for the feel-good musical for all ages, “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Arrive one hour before the 8 p.m. performance and enjoy drinks and a modern menu of tapas-style plates with table service. Make it a girls’ night out or bring your date, coworkers and friends for an evening of food, fun and music as the clock gets rolled back to 1958. Through Nov. 23. Tickets are $45 at BrowardCenter.org.
Ring in fall season at the City of Oakland Park’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest, Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 - 11 p.m. and today from 1 – 11 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. Snack on bratwurst, knockwurst and currywurst from the Ambry and wash them down with authentic Tucher Oktoberfest beer. Alpine Express is the headline band, but you’ll definitely have to be there for the famous dachshund races and beer barrel races. Admission is $5 for adults and free parking is available. For information, go to OaklandParkFL.gov.
It’s definitely worth the drive to head to Coral Gables for Terrence McNally’s “Mothers and Sons,” now playing through Oct. 19 at GableStage, 1400 Anastasia Ave. in the Biltmore Hotel. The moving one act drama portrays the meeting of a mother still mourning the loss of her son to AIDS and his partner, who has reconciled with the past and is now married and raising a family. Angie Radosh and Michael McKeever star in the powerful production directed by Joseph Adler. Tickets start at $40 at GableStage.org.
Classically trained singer Jonathan Hawkins takes the stage at The Manor, 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, tonight to raise funds for the Stonewall National Museum & Archives and the Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation at “Broadway Boys & Briefs.” The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will include the concert by Hawkins, silent auction and a fashion show featuring hot local male models wearing the latest swimwear and underwear. Tickets are $10-50 at PushFitnessFtL.com.
The team at the Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, continues to pull out all the stops for the local nightclub’s second anniversary. Tonight, the infamous Electra offers a salute to Broadway with her unique portrayals of all your favorite stars from stage to screen. If we’re lucky she may even do her famous Lucy “Vitameatavegemin” skit, too. Be sure to arrive early for Show Tunes Tuesday at the video bar, courtesy of DJ Bill Hallquist. For more information and the complete line-up of nightly anniversary events, go to VillagePubWM.com.