The Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is still a couple of weeks away, but audiences can get a taste for the LGBT-themed features at a special screening tonight of “Cupcakes” at 8 p.m. at the Classic Gateway 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The ensemble comedy, co-written and directed by Israel’s Eytan Fox (”Walk on Water”, “Yossi & Jagger”), is a hilarious parody of a Eurovision musical competition TV show. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members at FLGLFF.com.
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 celebration 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 Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus presents its Fourth Annual Fall Follies concert tonight, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale auditorium, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. This one-night-only, cabaret style production showcases the individual talents of chorus members and special guest performers in an evening of light-hearted entertainment. The entire chorus will also perform special numbers under the direction of Dr. Gary Keating. This concert is always a highlight of the season. General admission tickets are $25 at TheFtLGMC.org or call 954-832-0060.
Head to downtown Miami for Downtown Art Days, one of the biggest arts festivals of the season with more than 170 free events packed into three days, Friday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21. Dozens of venues from the Arsht Center and Miami Dade College to smaller galleries and boutiques will offer art exhibitions, live performances, readings and receptions. This year, the entire schedule for the festival can be accessed on a new app at DwntwnArtDays.com, too. The app also includes parking and shuttle information and links to participating venues, artists and performers.
Jason Bateman and Tina Fey star in “This is Where I Leave You,” opening in local theaters on Sept. 19. Grab a cocktail (or 10) before heading to the theater for this flick: After their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Check local listings for theaters and show times.
The Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St. on the campus of Florida International University in Miami, opens its fall season with three exhibits: “Marisa Tellería: Still;” “Kept at Bay: Art on Guantánamo;” and “Stadtluft Macht Frei (Urban Air Makes You Free),” offering “sensorial experiences” and new perspectives on current and medieval historical developments in Germany. The Frost Museum is open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays, 12 noon – 5 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, go to TheFrost.FIU.edu.