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    Thursday, 7/21
    Nightlife
    Head down to the Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors for a face-off by The Dynamic Duo, Gerianne and Eric, in the ultimate dueling pianos experience. This talented twosome will perform your favorite Broadway, pop and Disney classics with a few twists thrown in. The show starts at 8 p.m. Later, DJ Marky Mark will be spinning your favorite dance tracks. More information at VillagePubWM.com.

    Friday, 7/22
    Movies
    After nearly 20 years, Eddy and Patsy are back and, this time, they’re on the big screen in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.” The wackiness picks up after London publicist Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) flee to the French Riviera after they accidentally knock supermodel Kate Moss into the Thames River. Check local listings for theaters and show times.

    Saturday, 7/23
    Music
    Experience musical history tonight when Mano a Mano, Cuba’s first openly gay classical music group, joins the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida tonight at 8 p.m. at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The special concert, “Fraternidad,” will explore both the diverse cultures and common musical harmonies of Cuba and the United States. Tickets are $25 – 45 at GMCSF.org.

    Sunday, 7/24
    Theater
    If you missed “The Naked Magic Show” last season, you’ll definitely want to reserve your tickets today. Those cheeky Australian magicians are back and they’re making their clothes disappear again at the Broward Center Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24. This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, leaving only impressive full frontal illusions. Tickets are $45 – 65 at BrowardCenter.org.

    Monday, 7/25
    Theater
    This summer, the South Florida Theater League is presenting staged readings of new plays at theaters across the region. Tonight at 7 p.m., experience “STET,” an absorbing drama by Kim Davies, at Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St. in Delray Beach. Davies was the playwright behind “Smoke,” the critically-acclaimed thriller that was a huge hit at the unique arts space last season. Tickets are $10 at ArtsGarage.org.

    Tuesday, 7/26
    Movies
    Kirk, Spock, Uhura and the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise return to theaters in “Star Trek Beyond,” the latest sequel after the 2009 series reboot. Our heroes are forced to abandon the ship after a devastating battle and struggle to survive on a hostile alien planet. Director Justin Lin dishes up plenty of action as the iconic franchise celebrates 50 years. Check local listings for theaters and show times.

     

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  • SFGNites: Freaky Friday The Musical, Meet Lauren Baer, Ballet and More

    Thursday, 10/18

    Theater

    Slow Burn Theatre Co. opens its season tonight at the Broward Center with Disney’s “Freaky Friday the Musical.” Based on the popular Disney movies, this story of a mom and her teenaged daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours gets a driving rock and pop musical treatment by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Tickets start at $47 at BrowardCenter.org.

    Friday, 10/19

    Theater

    The Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton, opens its 2018-19 season with the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, “The Pirates of Penzance.” Featuring bumbling constables, swashbuckling pirates and beautiful maidens, this comic operetta gets a fun update at the Wick. Clay Cartland, Krista Buccellato, Sean McDermott and Michael Walters star in this new production. Tickets start at $75 at TheWick.com.

    “Swing” into the 2018-19 Season

    Saturday, 10/20

    Dance

    Miami City Ballet opens its season at the Arsht Center in Miami with Paul Taylor’s “Company B,” featuring the catchy harmonies of the famed ‘40s trio, The Andrews Sisters, with their biggest hit, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The program also includes the mesmerizing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with choreography by George Balanchine. Also at the Broward Center, Oct. 27-28, and Kravis Center, Nov. 16-18. Tickets at MiamiCityBallet.org.

     

    Saturday, 10/20

    Meet Lauren Baer at Rooster’s 

    Lauren Baer, a lesbian who is running to unseat Brian Mast in Florida’s 18th congressional district, will be at Rooster’s in West Palm Beach on October 20 for a meet and greet. The event will take place 6:30 to 8:30 and is being hosted by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council and Indivisible. If Baer wins her race she would be the first openly LGBT member elected to Congress

    Saturday, 10/20

    Concert

    Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s Grammy-nominated professional choral ensemble, opens its season this weekend with “Spanish Pilgrimage,” featuring the American Brass Quintet in masterworks by Victoria, Morales and Guerrero. Performances Thursday in Boca Raton, Friday in Coral Gables, tonight in Fort Lauderdale and Sunday afternoon in Cutler Bay. Tickets and more information at SeraphicFire.org.

    Sunday, 10/21

    Theater

    It’s a big weekend for season premieres. Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD), 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach, opens Paula Vogel’s “Indecent,” a drama about a particularly nasty episode in LGBT history set in the late 1920s, when the cast of a play featuring a lesbian kiss were charged with indecency. Vogel’s writing is captivating and PBD productions never disappoint. Tickets at PalmBeachDramaworks.org.

    Monday, 10/22

    Theater

    The plays and musicals that make it to the stage are often the culmination of a very long process—sometimes taking years! Along the way, playwrights and directors conduct workshops and staged readings. Experience a “work in progress,” Tony Finstrom’s “The Diamond Girl,” starring Jan McArt, at the Lynn University New Play Reading Series tonight at 7 p.m. in Boca Raton. Tickets are $10 at Lynn.edu/events/.

    Tuesday, 10/23

    Television

    Matt Groening, creator of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama,” is back with a new animated show, “Disenchantment,” this time on Netflix. A fantasy counterpart to the sci-fi “Futurama,” following a trio of misfits on their adventures throughout a magical realm, “Disenchantment” promises lots of laughs for queer sci-fi and fantasy fans. There are definitely some cosplay opportunities! Watch at Netflix.com.

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  • SFGNites: Parrotheads, Amy Schumer + a Three Day Weekend

    Thursday, 8/30

    Music

    If you like piña coladas, then you’ll love the live performances tonight at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, 1111 N. Ocean Dr. You’ll hear much more than Jimmy Buffett’s biggest hits at the 5 O’Clock Somewhere and LandShark Bars and Grills and nearby Hollywood Beach Bandshell. Can you think of a more relaxing way to kick off the holiday weekend? Info at MargaritavilleHollywoodBeachResort.com.

    Friday, 8/31

    Comedy

    Comedian and actress Amy Schumer and her friends Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett and Mia Jackson are coming to the Hard Rock Event Center at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Hollywood tonight at 8 p.m. Schumer has banned cellphones and recording devices in the arena, so be prepared for some uncensored humor from everyone. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Tickets start at $102 at MyHRL.com.

    Saturday, 9/1

    Theater

    Broward Stage Door Theatre opens its season with the beloved musical “La Cage aux Folles” in its new home, the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 N.W. 11th Place in Lauderhill. Sing along with Jerry Herman’s familiar songs, like “I Am What I Am,” “Look Over There” and “The Best of Times.” Local actor Larry Buzzeo stars as the gender-bending diva Zaza. Through Sept. 23. Tickets are $48 at StageDoorFL.org.

    Sunday, 9/2

    History

    Stop by the Stonewall National Museum and Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr., and check out the powerful exhibit, “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945,” presented in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Learn about the thousands of European gays who suffered at the hands of the Nazis through Oct. 14. Suggested donation $5. More information at Stonewall-Museum.org.

    Box Office Blockbuster

    Sunday, 9/2

    Film

    Beat the summer heat with some cool comedy at your local cineplex. The surprise hit of the summer is “Crazy Rich Asians,” the big screen adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s novel, starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh. Hunky Henry Cavill (“Superman,” “The Tudors”) is hanging on in theaters in the latest “Mission: Impossible” sequel. History buffs will enjoy “Operation Finale” opening this weekend and we’re just not sure who is buying tickets to Melissa McCarthy’s puppet whodunnit, “The Happytime Murders.” Check local listings for thaters and show times.

    Credit: Warner Bros.

    Monday, 9/3

    Holiday

    Isn’t it ironic that on Labor Day, the holiday dedicated the workers who keep our economy chugging along, that so many of our friends will be working today? If you’re one of the lucky ones who get a day off, why not head down to Wilton Manors after that relaxing poolside barbecue? The many gay bars and clubs along the drive will welcome you with happy hour drink specials, special entertainment and much more.

    Tuesday, 9/4

    Comedy

    So, you think you’ve got talent? Find out in front of the live audience at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts, 8221 Glades Rd. in Boca Raton. The theater is hosting an “all-arts” open mic night and the call is out for comedians, spoken word artists, poets, jugglers, magicians, musicians and more. Contact to emcee Gary Goodman, [email protected], to reserve your spot. Tickets are $10 at BocaBlackBox.com.

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