Arts, entertainment, and happenings around South Florida.

Thursday, 12/17


Looking for that special gift? Why not consider the gift of a one-of-a-kind piece of original art? ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, holds its annual art and gift show, “Unwrapped,” through Dec. 30. Tonight from 6 -8 p.m., stop by a free reception and check out the unique gifts. The showcase includes wearable art, paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and more. Information at

Friday, 12/18


Better watch out because the Grinch is coming to town! Broadway Across America presents the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” at the Broward Center through Dec. 27. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos of Whoville. Tickets at

Saturday, 12/19


Stranded in an airport terminal with no holiday dinner and a drunken Santa impersonator, all hope for a merry Christmas for Kara and Kody rests upon their Jewish aunt and uncle. Featuring your favorite Christmas classics and a few new holiday hits, “A Very Kosher Christmas,” playing at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, puts a new spin on the holiday. Tickets at

Sunday, 12/20


The Dueling Drag Divas, Joanna and Chi Chi Rones, are back at the Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive for five unique and hilarious shows starting tonight, Dec. 22, Dec. 24, Dec. 28 and Jan. 1. They’ll transform into the “Wicked” witches, Cher vs. Liza, Amy vs. Adele and more in these clever performances that feature live singing and lots and lots of laughs. There’s no cover. For more info, go to

Monday, 12/21


We all know you tried to snag tickets to that midnight showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Friday. But it was sold out months ago, so chances are tonight will be the first opportunity to get into the Cineplex to catch director J.J. Abrams’ new film. Speculation is running high that there’s a big surprise. We haven’t seen Luke Skywalker in any of the trailers. Could he have been wooed to the dark side?

Tuesday, 12/22


We have absolutely no idea how they do it, but for two nights, the stage of the Kravis Center is going to be transformed into an ice rink for the “Broadway on Ice Holiday Celebration.” See Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White and more skate to all your favorite show tunes tonight and Wednesday, Dec. 23 in a musical salute to the Great White Way. Tickets start at $30 at