Were you a band geek in high school or college? Well, you won’t want to miss the Super Bowl of marching music, the World Series of pageantry and precision, the Drum Corps International World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Tonight, 16 of the top drum corps in the world compete for the gold medal and the show is being broadcast live via satellite to your local cineplex, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For participating theaters and tickets, go to FathomEvents.com.
Island City Stage and City Theatre of Miami present “Short Gone Wild 3,” a collection of short plays, all with a certain adult sensibility. These 10 minute plays, all of which explore sexuality, relationships and LGBT themes, are the result of an unique collaboration between eight playwrights (four local), six actors and four directors. Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. through Sept. 6 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.org.
Couldn’t get enough of the hot strippers of “Magic Mike XXL” in theaters this summer? Tonight at Village Pub, “Magic Mayhem XXL,” a fundraiser for the Mayhem softball team’s trip to the Gay World Series, will feature a male revue and underwear auction beginning at 7 p.m. Channing Tatum won’t be there, but Carol Channing Tatum will be your hostess with the mostest. Let’s see who scores a home run with one of the sexy ballplayers. For information, go to VillagePubWM.com.
Escape to Neverland with “Peter Pan” at The Wick, 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, through Aug. 23. The Tony Award-winning musical based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale features a rousing score, including “I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’m Flying.” Wonderful thoughts, a little pixie dust and spectacular effects send Peter and Wendy flying across the stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $55 at TheWick.org.
Mondays are definitely slow nights during August. Don’t waste the day during these dog days of summer. The Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors, offers a range of classes, social opportunities and support groups that meet throughout the week. Take a computer class for seniors, hone your speaking skills with the Toastmasters or discuss lesbian issues at the weekly women’s group. For a schedule and more information, go to PrideCenterFlorida.org.
This has been a big summer for comic book-inspired major motion pictures. The latest Marvel reboot, “Fantastic Four,” finally arrives at the cineplex this weekend, but smart moviegoers wait a couple of days for the hubbub to die down. Jason Bateman stars in the suspense thriller, “The Gift.” Or, for some lighthearted fun, check out “Shaun the Sheep,” a new claymation feature from the British creators of “Wallace & Gromit.” There’s something for everyone. Check local listings for theaters and show times.