They’re back….with a vengeance! Laffing Matterz is back for another season. Laffing Matterz: With A Vengeance, the company’s newest production, plucks topics from today's headlines and lampoons everything from celebrity misfortune and pop culture to the latest political scandals. Enjoy a delicious meal that surpasses any dinner theater fare you've tasted and a performance of original satirical songs and creative skits in the Abdo New River Room, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 22. This is the perfect show to take those houseguests who always appear for a visit every winter. Tickets are $39 this week only at BrowardCenter.org.
The Miami Book Fair International concludes its 30th anniversary celebration. Tonight, actress Anjelica Huston discusses her memoir, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York, at 8 p.m. in the Chapman Conference Center on the Miami Dade College campus. Join Huston for an evening of stories, brilliantly told by this talented and fascinating artist. Today, tomorrow and Sunday, browse hundreds of stalls highlighting thousands of new releases on the streets of the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Admission is free on Friday, and $8 for adults on Saturday and Sunday. Purchase your tickets online at MiamiBookFair.com.
The Wick Theatre, former the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, has already carved out a niche in South Florida’s theater scene as the place to go for big, old fashioned Broadway musicals. Get into the holiday spirit with their second production, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a stage adaptation of the classic movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. You’ll be tapping your toes to Berlin’s most famous tunes, including Sisters, Blue Skies and, of course, White Christmas. Catch the show Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $58 at TheWick.org.
Don’t miss one of the most powerful theatrical productions of the season, The Timekeepers from Island City Stage, recently extended through Nov. 30 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. This play, written by seasonal South Florida resident Dan Clancy and performed around the world, explores the relationship of two concentration camp prisoners, a Jewish watchmaker and a gay hustler, each struggling to survive. They must confront their own prejudices and forge an unexpected friendship in the meantime. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.org.
Calling all sci-fi geeks: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running science fiction television series with Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor, a special being broadcast across the country at 300 select cinemas by Fathom Productions. In addition to the current Doctor, Matt Smith, and his companion, Jenna Coleman, the anniversary special also stars former Time Lord David Tennant with his companions, Billie Piper and John Hurt. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at movie theaters in Aventura, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Miami Beach. For tickets and participating theaters, go to FathomEvents.com.
Daniel Radcliffe has come a long way since the Harry Potter films! His latest project, Kill Your Darlings, a tale of friendship, love, obsession and murder that recounts a pivotal year in beatnik Allen Ginsberg’s life and sparked his creative revolution. There’s been plenty of dishing in the press from Radcliffe and co-star Dane DeHaan about their steamy gay love scene, but you’ll have to see it all for yourself. Playing in Miami-Dade at the South Beach, in Broward County at the Paradise and Gateway, and in Palm Beach at Boynton Beach, Palace, Delray and Shadowood. Check local listings for show times.