Slow Burn Theatre presents “Violet,” the Off Broadway hit musical about a young woman accidentally scarred by her father. She undertakes a bus journey from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma in the hopes a TV evangelist can cure her. The show-stopping score soars with American-roots, folk and gospel anthems. Through Feb. 7 at the Broward Center. Tickets are $45 at Broward Center.org.
The Cleveland Orchestra continues its Miami residency at the Arsht Center tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. The program includes Brahms’ Double Concerto, featuring violinist William Preucil and cellist Mark Kosower. Maestro Franz Welser-Möst also leads the orchestra in Prokofiev’s Divertissement and Symphony No. 3, drawn from the composer’s opera, “The Fiery Angel.” Tickets at ClevelandOrchestraMiami.com.
The award-winning Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter celebrates its seventh annual Pride Night with a special performance of “The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue,” tonight at 8 p.m. Enjoy a pre-concert reception with hors d’oeuvres and meet the cast after over dessert. Tickets are $39. To reserve tickets, call 561-575-2223 and mention the password COWBOY. For more information, go to JupiterTheatre.org.
There’s been just enough chill in the air this January to make us yearn for a bowl of hot chili and you can find plenty at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The best cooks in South Florida—amateurs and professionals—will face off in the Riverwalk Chili Cook-Off today from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and you can be a judge. Tickets are $10 for a taste of all or $20 with three craft beers at GoRiverwalk.com.
You never know who might show up on the Alibi stage in Wilton Manors each Monday at 10 p.m. for Jennifer McClain’s Cast Party. Tonight, we have a heads up, her special guests are members of the “Book of Mormon” cast, currently playing at the Broward Center. These Broadway stars will wow you on their night off with their favorite show tunes, stories and more. More info at AlibiWiltonManors.com.
Admit it, you had a childhood crush on the dashing Captain Kirk. Actor William Shatner will be coming to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach tonight at 8 p.m. with his one-man show, “Shatner’s World.” Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and some poignant moments, you’ll experience William Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean thespian to cultural icon. Tickets at Kravis.org.