Join artist Joe Horton at the opening night reception for his new, one-man show, “Extremes – Lake Worth to Santa Fe,” tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Bruce Webber Gallery, 705 Lucerne Ave. in Lake Worth. Horton, who now resides in Jupiter, has been a professional artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 1987. His impressionistic oil paintings reflect the diversity of his homes in Florida and New Mexico. A portion of sales will benefit Compass, the GLCC of the Palm Beaches. For more information, go to WebberGallery.com.
You probably remember Nicholle Tom on the endless TVLand marathons of the ‘90s hit and gay fave, “The Nanny,” but the actress is all grown up and joining her sister, soap opera star Heather (“Bold and the Beautiful”) in Vanities, playing through Saturday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale. The comedy follows the coming-of-age of three friends in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Tonight’s performance benefits The Trevor Project. Performances Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $28 – 66.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.
Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca,” featuring some of the most inspired and memorable music of opera, opens tonight at Miami’s Arsht Center. Kara Shay Thomson stars in the title role of the Florida Grand Opera production about an aspiring singer who strikes an unholy bargain with the evil police chief to secure the love of a young artist. Performances in Miami on March 29 and 30, April 1, 4, and 5, and at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on April 10 and 12. For tickets and show times, go to FGO.org.
Rob Russell is best known as the Entertainment Director at the Royal Room in Palm Beach’s swanky Colony Hotel, where he has shared the stage with with many of the great Grammy and Tony Award-winning Cabaret stars including Marilyn Maye, Anne Hampton and Liz Callaway, and Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis. Tonight at 7 p.m., the stage at Arts Garage in Delray Beach is all his as he sings the classics of the Great American Songbook, backed by the acclaimed Switzer Trio, the “Rob-ettes”, and surprise special guests. Tickets $25 – 35 at ArtsGarage.org.
The South Florida Symphony, under the direction of Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, concludes its masterworks season tonight at 7:30 p.m. with “Summons to Life,” a vibrant musical program including symphonies by Mozart and Schumann. Pianist Jeffrey Biegel will be featured in the regional premiere of contemporary composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich’s striking “Shadows for Piano and Orchestra.” Enjoy the music Sunday at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale or tonight at the Delray Center for the Arts in Delray Beach. Tickets $35 – 75 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.
We never thought it would happen, but tonight, Bravo launches an exciting new edition of the “Real Housewives” franchise: “The Real Housewives of Wilton Manors.” Yes, and they’re all men….pretty, pretty men. The network we thought couldn’t get any gayer has gone all the way, secretly filming the lives of the glitterati of Wilton Manors. The show promises to put those other “housewives” to shame with plenty of primetime drama from the queens of the Island City. And, if you believe that, we’ve got a bridge to sell you, too. Happy April Fool’s Day!