Head down to the Nova Southeastern University Art Museum (formerly Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale), 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., for Starry, Starry Nights with free admission between 4:30 and 8 p.m. Beat the heat and enjoy world class exhibitions, lectures and films with 2-4-1 beer and wine specials and a light tapas menu in the museum café. Make it a date night and impress your guy or gal with a little culture in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. For more information, go to NSUArtMuseum.org.
It’s okay if you don’t have any plans for Friday night because Logo will help you get out of the rut and make you popular. Just tune in to “The Secret Guide to Fabulous” and “Food to Get You Laid.” Plenty of self-help there, covering all the bases from food to fashion. Chef Ronnie Woo, the breakout star of “Food” is certainly easy on the eyes, in the kitchen or out. Or you can just binge watch “Game of Thrones” again on HBO. Check local listings for theaters and show times or go to LogoTV.com.
Outré Theatre Company returns to the Broward Center’s Abdo New River Room with “Bed and Sofa,” the emotionally charged “silent movie opera.” Based on an old Soviet film, the musical presents a classic love triangle complicated by the kinds of sticky social issues that continue to confound couples today. The challenging musical score is unlike the usual Broadway fare, also, presenting challenges for the three person cast. For tickets and show times, go to BrowardCenter.org.
It’s not Labor Day weekend yet, but that’s no excuse not to check out the nightlife on Wilton Drive, especially the heated tea dance wars. In the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, Hunter’s has been attracting huge crowds with its Studio 54 retro tea dance while Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar continues its transformation with Barry Browder playing the now retro hits of the ‘80s. Across the street, newbie Gym is packing the boys into its renovated space next door to neighborhood stalwart Village Pub.
The South Florida Theatre League presents “The Dana Plays 2015,” a series of new plays inspired by the life of Dana Castellano, a local theatre supporter who succumbed to cancer last year. Nine local playwrights, including Tony Finstrom and Michael McKeever, contributed new works for the reading tonight at 8 p.m. at The Vanguard, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $15 and donations are also being accepted. For more information, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.org.
Okay, so you’d prefer the opera or theater, but for some real drama, head down to Miami for the WWE Smackdown, tonight at 8 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena. These greased up specimens of unbridled masculinity are only topped by a catfight in the dressing room at a drag show. We’re not even going there with the ladies, either. Anyway, step out of your comfort zone and see how the straights define entertainment. It’s educational. Tickets start at $23 at Ticketmaster.com.