Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Thursday, Oct. 17
The second and final weekend of the Fort Lauderdale edition of OUTshine LGBT Film Festival begins tonight with the centerpiece film, “Defiant Souls” (“Insumisas”), at 7 p.m. at Savor Cinema, 503 S.E. 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale. This historical drama chronicles the true story of a woman who successfully practiced medicine in 19th-century Cuba while disguised as a man. Tickets and schedule at OUTshineFilm.com
Friday, Oct. 18
Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire, “the Pulitzer Prize-winner that is on virtually every critic’s short list of greatest American plays, runs through Nov. 3 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Tonight’s OutStage performance at 8 p.m. includes both a pre-show and post-show reception for LGBTQ audience members. Tickets are $92 at PalmBeachDramaworks.org.
Celebrate Stonewall with Miss Coco Peru
Saturday, Oct. 19
Miss Coco Peru will help the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots tonight at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. The region’s LGBT and allies concert band will perform two newly commissioned pieces, alongside moving works that tell the story of the gay rights movement. Artistic director Dan Bassett conducts with several featured guest performers. Tickets $35 at BrowardCenter.org.
Credit: South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, David Shankbone.
(DESIGN: Is there a way to incorporate Coco Peru with the image of the band? She’s pretty central to the show, but there should be no mistake there’s a band concert.)
Saturday, Oct. 19
What could possibly go wrong when an openly gay man invents a long lost “grandson” for his overbearing Jewish parents? That’s the not-so-unbelievable premise of David Goldyn’s hilarious Off-Broadway hit comedy, “Daddy Issues,” opening this weekend and running through Nov. 3 at Theater at CSL (Center for Spiritual Living), 4849 N. Dixie Hwy. in Oakland Park. Tickets start at $25 at DaddyIssuesThePlay.com.
Sunday, Oct. 20
The Miami Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marteret, opens its season tonight at 6 p.m. at the Arsht Center in Miami with “Themes and Variations.” The eclectic program includes Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber,” the world premiere of Martinez’s “Contrapunto” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Tickets start at $35 at TheMISO.org.
Monday, Oct. 21
It’s Movie Monday and, if you spent your weekend taking in all the great LGBTQ films at the OUTshine LGBT Film Festival, it’s time for some big Hollywood blockbusters. Just in time for Halloween, we’ll be queueing up for tickets to Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” A24’s “The Lighthouse” and Columbia Pictures’ “Zombieland: Double Tap.” Check local listings for theaters and show times.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Puppeteer and comedian Jerry Halliday brings his hilarious show to Tropics Grille, 2000 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, tonight at 8 p.m. Halliday has performed at big name Las Vegas resorts, including the Rio, Bally’s, Riviera and Harrah’s, and has toured comedy clubs and cabarets nationwide. He now calls Wilton Manors home. The performance is free. For more information, call the restaurant at 954-530-3361.
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