Are you a dog lover? “Decoding Your Dog,” the next topic in the “Science on Tap” happy hour series sponsored by South Florida Science Center in West Palm Beach is sure to speak (or bark) to those who consider themselves a fur-baby mommy or daddy. Tonight at 8 p.m. at O’Shea’s Irish Pub, veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta will deconstruct the assumptions, myths and mysteries surrounding our canine companions and highlight the science behind a variety of dog traits, such as body language, emotions and general intelligence. For information, go to SFScienceCenter.org.
Pigs Do Fly Productions, the new theater company that highlights actors over 50 presents its next production, “Fifty Plus – A New Attitude,” a collection of short plays at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale, through Sept. 21. Co-directors Beverly Blanchette and Marj O’Neil-Butler prove that “anyone, any age, can do anything,” in this celebrations of plays selected from more than 75 submissions across the country. Catch the performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 at PigsDoFlyProductions.org.
The very best restaurants of Palm Beach County are featured today at Feast of the Sea, a free seafood festival, today on the waterfront between Flagler Dr. and Clematis St. to the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Taste the best dishes from dozens of top chefs for a minimal charge and enjoy delicious drinks, live entertainment, art vendors and children’s activities. From stone crabs to clam chowder, there’s a little bit of salty satisfaction for everyone, with most tastings less than $10. For more information, go to FeastOfTheSea.com.
Evening Star Productions follows up their sold out August production of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” with Frank Gilroy’s multi-award winning play, “The Subject Was Roses,” Sept. 12 – 28 at Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton. A timeless American classic, Gilroy’s play explores one family’s struggle to reconcile the disappointments of the past with hopes for the future in post-war America: son Timmy, who has just returned from World War II, and his parents, Nettie and John. Tickets are $15. For tickets and show times, go EveningStarProductions.org.
The Perez Art Museum Miami, on the shores of Biscayne Bay in Museum Park, examines over 50 years of American printmaking, tracing its historic importance to public debate in the 1930s and 1940s through its role in today’s creative production. “Beyond the Limited Life of Painting” focuses in particular on the generation of artists in the post-war period, who rejected Abstract Expressionism and actively returned to representation, including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist. Open daily. For exhibition hours and more information, go to PAMM.org.
“Love is Strange,” the critically-acclaimed film from Ira Sachs and starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as longtime gay partners who are suddenly confronted with the opportunity to get married, is a charming movie that sheds light on the lives of a different generation of gay men. Plan a date night to enjoy these much buzzed about, award-worthy performances from two of the consummate performers. For theaters and show times, check local listings.