Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
What could happen when a middle-aged gay man is suddenly thrust back into the complicated world of dating? Find out in the world premiere of Michael McKeever’s comedy, “Mr. Parker” at Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors, tonight through July 15. McKeever also stars as the widower who finds himself unexpectedly involved with a much younger man. Tickets are $35 at IslandCityStage.org.
Laura Turnbull stars in Primal Forces Theatre’s production of “The Pink Unicorn,” opening tonight and running through July 8 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. In Elise Forier Edie’s comedy, Turnball plays Trisha, a mom who enters the culture wars after her non-binary teen daughter starts a gay-straight alliance at her high school in a small-minded Texas town. Tickets are $30 at PrimalForces.com.
The Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride parade may be tomorrow, but tonight you can take to Wilton Drive for a different kind of march, the monthly Wilton Manors Art Walk. Between 6 and 9 p.m., businesses along the drive will celebrate the arts with special exhibitions, performances and receptions. Support the artists who create amazing works and, most importantly, support the local businesses. More information at WMAE.org.
The “It Gets Better” project concludes a one-week residency for local LGBT and allied youth at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach tonight at 7:30 p.m. The program, inspired by Dan Savage and featuring a team of guest artists from across the country, combats bullying and promotes tolerance and understanding through creative music, hilarious skits and powerful spoken word performances. Tickets are $32 at Kravis.org.
Everybody loves a parade, especially a Pride parade! Head down to Wilton Drive this afternoon for the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride festival and parade. The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. and the parade steps off at 5 p.m. More than 40,000 people will line the route to cheer on the band, floats and many organizations that will participate in this summer tradition in the gayborhood. More information at WiltonManorsStonewall.org.
Producer Ronnie Larsen presents the world premiere of Michael Mizerany’s comic drama “The Big D,” tonight through July 15 at the Foundry at the Abyss Theater, 2308 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. After meeting in a bar, two men begin a whirlwind romance full of passion, laughter and lust, until a devastating secret challenges the very foundation of their relationship. Tickets start at $35 at RonnieLarsen.com.
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