Get on your knees and pray! Yes, it’s Christmas Eve and if there was one night to head to church, this is it. The Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, holds a traditional service of Lessons & Carols today at 4 p.m. followed by worship services at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Catch one of the early services and there’s still time to head down to Wilton Drive for a drink before you get your stocking stuffed tonight (by Santa)! For more information, go to SunshineCathedral.org.
After the Christmas ham—or pork fried rice—head down to the local theater for the big Christmas releases. There’s plenty to choose from: “Snowden,” the biopic about the world’s most famous hacker; action thriller, “Point Break;” David O. Russell’s chick flick, “Joy,” with Jennifer Lawrence; and, of course, Eddie Redmayne’s latest star turn, this time as transgender artist Einar Wegener, “The Danish Girl.” (See our review in this week’s issue.) Check local listings for theaters and show times.
If you still have any energy after all those post-Christmas sales at the mall, then get your boogie on and dance the night away. It’s a holiday weekend, after all. The Manor Complex, 2345 Wilton Drive, hosts Grammy-nominated DJ Tony Moran tonight for “Kingdom.” There’s no cover before midnight and after, it’s $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Get yourself gussied up early and take advantage of $3 well drinks between 11 p.m. and midnight. More info at TheManorComplex.com.
The holidays bring out the child in each of us and so do Disney movies. Just in time for Christmas, the Arsht Center presents “Disney in Concert,” a concert experience featuring film clips and songs from the famous scores of “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Frozen,” “Snow White,” “Cinderella” and more. Mousketeers of all ages will be singing “It’s a Small World” for days after this fun concert. Tickets start at $45 at ArshtCenter.org.
If you were wowed by the three tenors, just image what The Ten Tenors can do! This vocal wonder from Down Under is Australia’s premier classical-crossover group and they’re appearing tonight at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale, on their “Home for the Holidays” tour. With pitch-perfect unisons and incredible harmonies, The TEN Tenors seamlessly transition from classical arias to pop hits and rock anthems. Tickets start at $33.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
The hills are alive with “The Sound of Music” at the Arsht Center in Miami, tonight through Sunday, Jan. 3. Broadway Across Miami brings the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic back to South Florida along with all your favorite songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.” Kerstin Anderson stars as the nun turned governess Maria in this touring production. Tickets start at $29 at ArshtCenter.org.