For a night at the theater, check out Thinking Cap Theatre’s production of Dave Hanson’s comedy, “Waiting for Waiting for Godot,” a play about two understudies waiting to “go on” in a production of “Waiting for Godot,” Samuel Beckett’s classic about two men waiting for a third who never shows. Catch the play Thursday - Saturday at The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, through Sept. 13. Tickets are $35 at ThinkingCapTheatre.com.
You may not be a sports fan, but celebrate your inner geek in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood tonight as Darth Vader and his storm troopers take over Marlins Park. Yes, it’s Star Wars Night and Billy, the Marlins’ mascot, is going to channel the Force to victory while raising funds for Stand Up to Cancer. Everyone receives a t-shirt and there’s a special pre-party with DJs starting at 5:30 p.m. A spectacular fireworks display follows the game. Tickets start at $25 at Miami.Marlins.MLB.com.
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables, offers a special screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s rollicking rock musical, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” tonight at 11:30 p.m. A recent Broadway revival with Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs and Darren Criss each donning that freaky wig was a huge hit, but nothing compares to the original performance of Mitchell in the role of the transgender singer with a botched sex change. Tickets are $5 with free popcorn. Tickets at GablesCinema.com.
Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street in Delray Beach, is one of the region’s coolest visual and performing arts spaces, tucked away in the first floor of a parking garage. Stop by this weekend and check out “Shifting Gears,” by acclaimed artist and car enthusiast Rene von Richthofen. Using toy cars and found objects, he creates amazing works of automotive ingenuity while bringing out the inner child in all of us. Admission is free. For more information, go to ArtsGarage.org.
South Florida dodged a bullet when Hurricane Erica lost steam last weekend. Hopefully the rains will go away for the long Labor Day weekend so we can fire up the barbecues around the pool or join the tourists on Sebastian Beach. Regardless, the best place to celebrate your labors—and the end of the summer tourist season—is down on Wilton Drive. Grab brunch at one of the many trendy restaurants or a drink at a popular bar. You’ve earned a long holiday weekend.
The cast of “Below Deck” was in town last week for the third season premiere party to benefit the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. See for yourselves what makes silver fox Captain Lee the “stud of the sea” on Bravo’s yacht-based reality show tonight as the crew pursues love and lust in the Bahamas. Stewards Kate and Amy promise the sauciest season yet and the boys are definitely some of the hottest on television. Don’t miss it. Check local listings for channels and show times.