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  • SFGN Nites for the Week of July 2 - 8, 2014

    Thursday, 7/3

    Nightlife

    Miami Beach promoter Edison Farrow, founder of the ever popular SoBe Social Club, launches a new Thursday night party tonight, Eye Candy Thursdays. Enjoy craft beers at music by DJ A.J. Reddy at ArtCADE, 235 12th St. in Miami Beach, part art gallery, part bar and most importantly, part arcade. We’ll be playing the vintage video games all night long. Remember Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Frogger, Qbert and Galaga? You’ll find them all at Eye Candy Thursdays. Best part is there’s never a cover. For information, go to SoBeSocialClub.com.

    Friday, 7/4

    Holiday

    It’s Independence Day, so enjoy a traditional fireworks show. In Miami-Dade County, enjoy a concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band on the grounds of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables or “Fire on the Fourth” at Lummus Park in Miami Beach. In Palm Beach County, Lake Worth celebrates the Great American Raft Race before fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway while Zambelli Fireworks will light up the skies over Boca Raton at Sunset Cove Amphitheater. In Broward County, enjoy the fireworks shows on Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Beaches and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

    Saturday, 7/5

    Sports

    Our crystal ball is a bit foggy, but hey, who could have ever predicted the United States would make it out of the Group of Death in the first place? So, assuming out boys in red, white and blue knocked out Belgium on Tuesday, they’ll be playing either Argentina or Switzerland this afternoon. In any case, butch it up a bit and take in the game at one of the local bars: Sidelines Sports Bar, 2031 Wilton Dr.; The Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors; or Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr.

    Sunday, 7/6

    Attraction

    Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Outside of a few scary gay bars, you’ll find furry beasts at Zoo Miami and, July 2 – 6, the zoo is offering $5 adult admission, a sweet summer deal. In addition to the exotic animal exhibits, guests will be treated to giveaways, refreshments and special activities. Don’t be a monkey and miss out on this special opportunity to see the animals. Zoo Miami is conveniently located near Exit 16 on the Florida Turnpike at 12400 SW 152nd St. For tickets and more information, go to ZooMiami.org.

    Monday, 7/7

    Theatre

    Mondays are no longer dark in professional theaters across South Florida. Every Monday through Aug. 25,the South Florida Theatre League presents Summer Theatre Fest, free readings of new plays by local playwrights at member companies. Tonight, experience “Endless Song” by Andie Arthur at Lost Girls Theatre at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. in Miami, at 8 p.m. Arthur’s play is a comedic drama about chosen family, mental illness and Christmas Eve services that are all too “Jesus-y.” Fun! For more information and a complete list of Theatre Fest play readings, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.com.

    Tuesday, 7/8

    Art

    Halloween is still a few months away, but for fans of the macabre, Miami’s Frost Museum of Art, 10975 SW 17th St. on the campus of Florida International University, offers a chilling exhibition, “The School of Night,” from Cuban-American artist Arturo Rodriguez. The exhibit includes drawings and poetry from Rodriguez’s late night wanderings, including ghastly masks and shadows of the artist and his wife traveling through his vaguely discernable dreams. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Sunday. For more information, go to TheFrost.FIU.edu.

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    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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