Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Thursday, 10/13 - Books
Hunky, 24-year-old gay YouTube personality and “The Amazing Race” competitor Joey Graceffa will be signing his new memoir, “In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World” (Atria, $16), tonight at 6 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. He’ll be discussing his family hardships, bullying, first loves and losses and the decision to come out. For more information, go to BooksAndBooks.com.
Friday, 10/14 - Theater
Broadway star Andrea McArdle takes the stage in Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch’s hit 1978 musical, “They’re Playing Our Song,” at The Wick, 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. An established composer falls in love with an aspiring young lyricist. Their relationship works professionally, but ultimately leads to conflict at home. But, don’t worry, there’s always a happy ending. Tickets start at $75 at TheWick.org.
Saturday, 10/15 - Cabaret
Avery Sommers performs today at 2 p.m. at Cabaret du Jour, the monthly showcase at the Tennis Club, 600 Tennis Club Drive in Fort Lauderdale’s Middle River Terrace neighborhood. She’ll sing her favorites, including “I Love Being Here with You,” “Feeling Good” and “Without a Song” with musical director Phil Hinton at the piano. Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum. Reserve tickets at 954-547-2819.
Sunday, 10/16 - Film
This is a big weekend for film: In Fort Lauderdale, the MiFo LGBT Film Festival closes this weekend with the best in gay, lesbian and transgender-themed features and documentaries. At Miami-Dade College, the Miami International Film Festival presents its four-day fall GEMS series, with a lineup of movies from around the world. For more information, go to MiFoFilm.com and MiamiFilmFestival.com.
Monday, 10/17 - Television
It’s Monday night and the theaters are dark. Usually, we turn to the boob tube and fortunately, the CW network has a surprise for viewers tonight. “Jane the Virgin,” starring Golden Globe-winner Gina Rodriguez, is back for a third season. While the premise of a thirty-something year old virgin in Miami is a bit far-fetched (sarcasm intended), the show is fun. Check local listings for channels and show times.
Tuesday, 10/18 - Music
When was the last time you headed out to a club for concert? Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the rock band Rooney, led by singer/songwriter Robert Schwartzman, performs at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Named after Ed Rooney, the principal in the ‘90s cult film, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the band features a sound reminiscent of the British invasion. Tickets are $15 at Ticketmaster.com.