The day after Christmas is traditionally known in British Commonwealth countries as Boxing Day. Historically, this was the day servants or tradesmen received gifts, called “Christmas boxes” from their employers. We suggest changing the name to Bottle Day this year because it falls on a Thursday, the night when the Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors serves up infamous $3 Long Island iced teas in glass mason jars after 9 p.m. For more information, go to AlibiWiltonManors.com.
Tigertail Productions launches its teen WordSpeak Vol. 8 book and CD tonight at 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 254 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. The book is the latest in a collection of spoken word poems from finalists of the Brave New Voices Poetry Slam and Festival held last August in Chicago. Tigertail Productions, founded in Miami in 1979, is a partner in the National Performance Network, cultural organizers and artists facilitating the practice and public experience of the performing arts. For information, go to Facebook.com/TigertailMiami.
The New York sensation, Forbidden Broadway, is returning to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center with an all-new, fresh view of the highs and lows of recent Broadway seasons including Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Follies, Spiderman, Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Once. The production, Dec. 26 – 31, features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast! Tickets start at $39. For tickets and show times, go to Kravis.org.
Extend the festive Christmas season just a little longer with the hit Broadway musical, Elf, opening tonight and running through Jan. 5 at the Arsht Center in Miami. Based on the 2003 film, this is the heartwarming story of Buddy, an orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole to grow into an oversized elf. His exciting journey to New York to find his birth father reminds audiences of the true meaning of the holiday. For tickets and show times, go to ArshtCenter.org.
If you liked Jersey Boys on Broadway, you’ll love the Midtown Men—Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer— stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical reunited in a dynamic concert tonight only at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This musical event brings to life their favorite ’60s hits from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. This is a great way to ring in the holidays. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.
New Year’s Eve is always a big night in South Florida clubs with complimentary champagne toasts, giveaways and special guest performers. Porn producer Chi Chi LaRue may be best known for her steamy skin flicks, but she’s also a fantastic DJ and will be spinning tonight at the Boardwalk, 1721 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Meanwhile, at the Stable, 205 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Lady Fancy offers up her own impressions of Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin. For more information, go to BoardwalkBar.com and StableFla.com.