Pat Benatar is going to hit South Florida audiences with her best shot tonight at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Paradise in Hollywood. Gays and lesbians of a certain generation won’t want to miss this ‘80s rocker as she sings all her biggest hits in one performance at 8 p.m. She’ll be joined by Neil “Spyder” Giraldo for this local stop on their 35th anniversary tour, a celebration of their signature sound and classic songs. Tickets are $29, $39 and $49 at SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com.
Miami’s Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center presents Harold Pinter’s powerful play, “Betrayal,” tonight in the Carnival Studio Theater through May 31. A dramatic tale of obsession and deception, the inventive storyline about a steamy adulterous affair is told backwards in reverse chronological order in this new production directed by Stuart Meltzer. Catch this show Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $45 at ArshtCenter.org.
Head down to Fort Lauderdale Beach today for the Great American Beach Party. Our primary tourist season may run from Thanksgiving to Easter, but this Memorial Day weekend tradition marks the official start of summer. Take in the classic car show, sand castle contest, food vendors, live bands and DJs, too. And, of course, for the best sights of the day, stop by Sebastian Beach to see some greased up bods. The free festivities run from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For info, go to FortLauderdale.gov/GABP.
Better get out that bleach and get to work on your coolest duds because The Manor Complex, 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, hosts the 17th annual White Fort Lauderdale all weekend. The party tonight begins at 10 p.m. Kitty Meow is your hostess with the most-est and celebrity DJ Tony Moran will be in the booth for one of the biggest nights of the season. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Pearl will be featured on stage. Tickets start at $20 and are available at TheManorComplex.com.
It’s Memorial Day and you know what that means — it’s the official start of summer here in South Florida. You could salute our veterans at one of the many ceremonies around the region, but we prefer to raise a glass to our wounded warriors and fallen heroes, both past and present. Celebrate with a festive cookout and drinks with friends beside the pool or visit your favorite watering holes on Wilton Drive and in Miami-Dade for happy hour specials and promotions through the holiday weekend.
We all know “reality TV” can sometimes be anything but “real.” Since his big network interview, Bruce Jenner’s transition from male to female has encouraged public conversation about the emotions and issues felt by transgender people. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, the Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors, hosts a transgender education forum beginning at 7 p.m. Learn more at this month’s meeting. For info, go to PrideCenterFlorida.org.