Tonight at 7 p.m. the picturesque Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 Birch Road on Fort Lauderdale Beach, hosts another Concert Under the Stars performance. Sip on a glass of wine, sample scrumptious desserts and stroll the carefully landscaped grounds of the historic property as young artists from the University of Miami Frost School of Music opera theatre serenade guests with the most beloved arias of the repertoire. Sweet music, balmy starlit nights and the setting combine for a unique experience. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members at BonnetHouse.org.
How would you describe comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer in one word? Candid. She’s refreshingly candid, disturbingly candid and oh-my-god-she-just-said-that candid. For 20 years, the brazen lesbian comic has been traveling the world and tonight at 8 p.m. she arrives at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. See why she became the first lesbian to appear on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and get her own comedy special on HBO. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For tickets and information, go to SunshineCathedral.org.
Florida Grand Opera offers a fresh take on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera, “Cosi fan Tutte,” opening tonight at the Arsht Center in Miami. The story of two young soldiers who conceal their identities to test their lovers’ fidelity gets updated in a new production set in Monte Carlo. See this production at the Arsht Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-25; Tuesday, Jan. 27; and Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31. The opera transfers to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center, Thursday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 14. Tickets start at $12 at FGO.org.
This weekend, GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. (The Biltmore Hotel) in Coral Gables, opens “Choirboy” by openly gay playwright and Miami native Tarell Alvin McCraney. When a young man is named leader of the celebrated gospel choir at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for African-American Boys, the sweet harmonies of classical spirituals contrast with the bristling tensions that arise. “Choirboy” is a music-filled story of masculinity, tradition, coming of age and speaking your truth. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $50-55 at GableStage.org.
Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience,” playing at the Broward Center through Feb. 1, promises an evening of entertaining theater. Written and performed by former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Fuller, “Potted Potter” condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of madcap madness. Tickets are $39, $59 and $75. For tickets and showtimes, go to BrowardCenter.org.