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Thursday, 10/27 - Theater
Zoetic Stage opens its 2016-17 Theatre Up Close season at the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater with the world premiere of “After” by gay, multiple Carbonell Award-winner Michael McKeever. The play follows the heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting year-long journey of two families left to pick up the pieces of lives interrupted by a horrible tragedy. Opens tonight and plays through Nov. 14. Tickets are $50 at ArshtCenter.org.
Friday, 10/28 - Theater
Thinking Cap Theatre at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, is currently presenting “Mud,” by Cuban-born, lesbian playwright Maria Irene Fornes. The 1983 Obie Award-winning play offers a powerful statement about a young woman’s doomed attempt to make a better life for herself, to forge something out of nothing. Adults only, no one under 21 admitted. Tickets are $35 at ThinkingCapTheatre.com.
Saturday, 10/29 - Comedy
Sampson McCormick performs tonight at the Florida Comedy Club inside Spanx the Hog BBQ, 147 S. Cypress Creek Road in Pompano Beach. The black, gay comedian and advocate uses humor to juxtapose the silly with the serious while taking on divisive social issues from religion and race to homophobia and HIV/AIDS. He will perform two shows at 8 and 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $40 at FloridaComedyClub.com.
Sunday, 10/30 - Comedy
An original comedic variety show, “The Secret Comedy of Women: Girls Only,” opens on Wednesday, Oct. 26 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The two-woman act, inspired by the actual childhood diaries of the performers, blends sketch comedy, improv, audience participation, musical numbers, video and, of course, “girl talk” into a heartwarming experience. Tickets are $35 at Kravis.org.
Monday, 10/31 - Theater
Playwright Tony Finstrom’s newest work, “A King! A Plot! A Gun! A Shot! And All That Followed (Quite a Lot!),” will receive its premiere tonight at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Jan McArt New Play Reading Series at Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton. The play, based on actual events, includes a notorious 19th century lesbian actress, Charlotte Cushman, among the suspects in this thriller. Tickets are $10 at Events.Lynn.edu.
Tuesday, 11/1 - Concert
Famous for her heartfelt and bluesy mega-hits, including “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Something to Talk About,” 10-time Grammy Award-winner Bonnie Raitt performs both old favorites and songs from her new album in concert at the Broward Center. And, after nearly five decades of combining blues, country and folk into a signature mix, the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member shows no sign of slowing down. Tickets at BrowardCenter.org.