Thursday, 1/29

Cinema

Actress Lainie Kazan will be in South Florida tonight for a special screening of her 2010 film, “Oy Vey, My Son is Gay” at 7:30 p.m. in the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. The film presented by the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, running through Feb. 8. The comedy is more than a “gay” film; it’s a heartwarming look at a modern Jewish family. Tickets are $25 or $75 for the film and a dessert reception following with Kazan. For tickets and more information, go to PBJFF.org.

Friday, 1/30

Music

Singer Roslyn Kind may be Barbra Streisand’s kid sister, but she is a dynamic, multi-talented entertainer in her own right, who has forged a successful career from critically-acclaimed recordings to sold-out performances on Broadway and in top concert venues and nightclubs the world over. This weekend, she’s bringing her own stirring renditions of ballads and jazz standards from the Great American Songbook to the celebrated Royal Room at the Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach. For show times and reservations, go to TheColonyPalmBeach.com or call 561-659-8100.

Saturday, 1/31

Music

The ultimate “All-American Boy,” singer Steve Grand returns to South Florida for one show tonight at 8 p.m. on the stage of the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Grand became an overnight sensation with the YouTube launch of his first, self-financed music video and he continues to thrill audiences with his unique blend of pop, rock and country. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 and include a reception before the concert. For tickets and more information, go to SunshineCathedral.org.

Sunday, 2/1

Theater

Island City Stage continues its thought-provoking season this weekend with the regional premiere of Steve Yockey’s “Octopus.” This dramedy explores the consequences when a young couple plans their first “four way” encounter with an older, more experienced couple. They are left trying to salvage their relationship after a pummeling mix of jealousy, betrayal, telegrams from a soaking wet delivery boy and a ravenous sea monster. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.org.

Monday, 2/2

Culture

Sip cocktails and discuss the aesthetics and business of contemporary design with acclaimed potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler and his partner Simon Doonan, creative ambassador-at-large of the famed Barneys department store, tonight at 5 p.m. at the Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach. The event is part of Palm Beach Cultural Council’s Culture and Cocktails series. The power couple lives in Manhattan and they are also part time residents of Palm Beach. Admission includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and is free for members and $60 for non-members at PalmBeachCulture.com.

Tuesday, 2/3

Theater

They delivered the papers…until they made headlines! The smash Broadway hit, “Newsies,” based on the film, tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right and staying true to who you are. The 2012 Tony Award-winner for choreography opens tonight at the Arsht Center in Miami and playing through Sunday, Feb. 8. Tickets start at $26. For tickets and show times, go to ArshtCenter.org.


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