The South Florida Symphony Orchestra continues its season with concerts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts in Delray Beach and Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Maestra Sabrina Maria Alfonso will conduct the program entitled, “Love, Loss, Redemption,” and including works by Mendelssohn and Brahms and featuring virtuoso violinist Chee-Yun performing Jean Sibelius’ violin concerto. Tickets start at $35 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.
South Florida’s most talented female impersonators will compete tonight at 7 p.m. in the Miss Pride South Florida Pageant at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. The pageant, presented by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorite Latrice Royale, will pit performers against each other in creative presentation, swimsuit, evening gown, talent and Q&A categories, with the winner taking home $1500, a crown and lots of goodies. Tickets start at $30.65 at AventuraCenter.org.
The Broward Center hosts the nation’s foremost African-American contemporary dance company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Feb. 19 – 22. Headed by inspired artistic director and Miami native Robert Battle, Ailey continues to forge new horizons in physical expression through dance. Each of the programs includes Ailey’s trademark work, “Revelations,” as well as regional premieres of new works. Tickets are $35 - $95. For tickets and show times, go to BrowardCenter.org.
Tonight is one of the biggest nights in the gay year, the Academy Awards ceremony. From the star-studded walk down the red carpet to the announcement of Best Pictures, watch with your friends at Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Joe Posa will be appearing as Joan Rivers, offering commentary throughout the evening as only the legendary comedienne could. Get your ballots in by 8 p.m. and if you make the right picks, you could win a $100 gift card. Info at VillagePubWM.com.
Called “the world’s ambassador of the keyboard” by “The New Yorker” magazine, Chinese pianist Lang Lang returns for his third appearance tonight at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The 8 p.m. recital will include “The Four Seasons,” a rarity by Tchaikovsky; a famous foursome of scherzos by Chopin, a composer who first inspired the pianist; and the landmark “Italian Concerto” by Bach, a composer Lang Lang added only recently to his huge repertoire. Tickets start at $35 at Kravis.org.
“Motown the Musical,” opening tonight at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and running through March 8, is the true story of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," this show rocks. Tickets start at $34.75 at BrowardCenter.org.