SFGN Nites for the Week of March 12 - 18, 2014

Gabriel Zenone, Jim Ballard, Shane Tanner, Wayne LeGette and Gary Marachek star as the nutty Knights of the Round Table in Actors’ Playhouse’s production of Monty Python’s “SPAMALOT.” Credit: George Schiavone

Gabriel Zenone, Jim Ballard, Shane Tanner, Wayne LeGette and Gary Marachek star as the nutty Knights of the Round Table in Actors’ Playhouse’s production of Monty Python’s “SPAMALOT.” Credit: George Schiavone

Thursday, 3/13

Cabaret

Don't miss the legendary Patti Lupone, two-time Tony Award-winning star of “Evita” and “Gypsy,” with Sirius XM Radio's Seth Rudetsky as they engage in a riveting evening of conversation and song, tonight at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. They’ll sing some songs, but the real treat is the conversation as they discuss and dish life on the Great White Way. This event is a must for any serious theater fan as Lupone is showcased in a unique live forum. Tickets are $51.50 – 126.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.

Friday, 3/14

Music

The Gold Coast Jazz Society features the Jim Cullum Big Band tonight at 7:45 p.m. at the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center. Cullum is a jazz cornetist and band leader who has been active for over 50 years. Beginning in a partnership with his late father, a clarinetist, Cullum also has specialized in the pre-World War II traditional jazz stylings. Influenced, though not dominated, by the playing of Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Texas cornetist Garner Clark and the blues singing of Bessie Smith. Tickets $40 at BrowardCenter.org.

Saturday, 3/15

Theater

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” comes to Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables to spread laughter and cheer throughout the Kingdom of South Florida. Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people for this crowd-pleasing show. Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets $47-55 at ActorsPlayhouse.org.

Sunday, 3/16

Nightlife

Technically, Sunday is a school night, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. Head down to Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, for the popular Retro Tea Dance featuring DJ Galaxy. Dance the afternoon away to the disco hits of the ‘70s and then enjoy an evening of illusion, starring Joe Posa and Thirsty Burlington. Get a jump on St. Pat’s Day with drink specials and performances by Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher and Joan Rivers. The show starts at 9:45 p.m. For information, go to VillagePubWM.com.

Monday, 3/17

Film

It’s Lent, that 40-day-long Christian season of penitence and introspection leading up to the Easter holiday. On Fridays, you may choose to eat fish, but Monday is a great day to brush up on the particulars of the passion story. Check out “Son of God,” the feature film culled from the wildly successful cable television miniseries, “The Bible,” which broke records last year. While we know how this story ends, hunky Diogo Morgado (Jesus) is certainly inspiring (and easy on the eyes) as the Messiah. For show times and theaters, check local listings.

Tuesday, 3/18

Film

Experience Elton John on the big screen as Fathom Events brings Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano” to nearly 700 select movie theaters for a spectacular two-night event tonight and Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Recorded live during his residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the larger-than-life concert experience features all of Elton’s greatest hits throughout his legendary career including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Your Song” and more. Tickets are $15 each. For a list of participating local theaters, go to FathomEvents.com.


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