South Florida

  • SunServe has new faces it hopes will usher in a new day at the organization.

  • After Florida lawmakers passed a bill that restricts instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, a non-profit that helps gay fathers become parents, is refusing to boycott the Sunshine State.

  • Taste of the Island returns on Monday, Nov. 14. The highly anticipated event sells out every year and features dozens of the top restaurants and food purveyors from Wilton Manors and the surrounding area offering samples of the delicious bites and sumptuous sips.

  • Here’s a round up of the pizza places that have won SFGN’s annual Best Of contest. Take a look, and take a bite. Below are the winners and their stories (reprinted).

  • This isn’t boring country club tennis — it’s way better (and a little gayer, probably).

  • 42nd Street

    Jan. 9 –Feb. 9

    The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton

    Tickets at TheWick.org

  • SunServe is preparing to announce its new executive director, and SFGN can confirm that Tony Lima is taking the position. Lima is a familiar face to the South Florida LGBT non-profit community. 

  • What do you do after a night of drinking and dancing? Head to one of the 24- hour diners. Even if you hooked up, it’s not a bad idea to stop for a bite to eat first. Not only will you get some needed sustenance for the activities when you get home, but you’ll also get a good look at your date in something other than bar light. If after spending a meal with your potential partner, you change your mind, you can always bow out gracefully after your meal.

  • TransCon is a South Florida fixture. Now, the conference by and for trans and non-binary people has new leadership, a new mission, and a new name — TransConnect.   

  • In the late 1990s, Ray and I lived on Baker Street in the Marina area of San Francisco, directly across from the Palace of Fine Arts.

  • Beating the opioid epidemic is the first step in President Joe Biden’s Unity Agenda, but getting all of the moving parts to come together is no small task. 

  • Twenty-four years ago Karen Luknis quit her job in her native Youngstown, Ohio, and dropped everything to become a resident of the tropics.  

  • Vitambi Springs Florida Wilderness Resort & Camp sent out a lengthy email message Dec. 8 announcing that the closure of the gay camping destination.  

  • Planning to travel to any of South Florida’s upcoming LGBT events?

  • When last I joined you, I took a look at Island City's single-family home pricing trends. In this segment, we will see what’s been happening with overall sales and inventory levels over time. 

  • Until recently, I thought it might be considered to be in bad taste to report or even comment on real estate here in South Florida, given the other realities with which people have been faced. However, since we may have to adapt to a “new normal” – at least in the short run – I thought you might be interested in what’s been happening with the numbers here in Our Fair City. The business of buying and selling homes goes on, after all. 

  • Four cities in South Florida received perfect scores in the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index report including Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami Beach.  

  • Win money for your big, artsy idea. The Knight Arts Challenge is seeking applications and will award funds to those with the best art ideas. The deadline to enter is Feb. 24, 2014. 

  • Broward County

    Secrets of the Trade

    Jan. 11 to Feb. 9 at the Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. A kid whose dream is to make it big on Broadway encounters his hero, who may or may not be his ticket to fame. Tickets $30. Call 954-519-2533 or visit IslandCityStage.org.

    Summer of Love Concert

    Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Relive the peace and love of the ‘60s as Glen Burtnick, formerly of Styx, performs favorites by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and more. TIckets $19 to $79. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Barry Manilow

    Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. A night of music with the classic singer. Tickets $17.99 to $195.49. Visit TheBBTCenter.com.

    Step Afrika

    Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. This step group incorporates African dance, gum boot style, and spoken word into an intricate and mesmerizing dance performance. Tickets $16.50 to $36.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    Golda’s Balcony

    Jan. 22 to 26 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tovah Feldshuh plays Golda Meir in this one-woman play about the Russian immigrant who rose in the world of international politics. Tickets $28 to $66.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    Miami City Ballet: See the Music

    Jan. 24 to 26 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The ballet company performs “Concerto Barocco,” “Jardi Tancat,” “Chutes and Ladders,” and “Symphonic Dances.” Tickets $20 to $155. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org

    Jeff Dunham

    Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. at the BB&T Center,One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. The funny man with his puppet pals will have the audience in stitches in a unique show. Tickets $63.50. Visit TheBBTCenter.com.

    Shen Yun

    Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Classical Chinese dance, music and acrobatics are brought to life by this New York City-based company. Tickets $60 to $200. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    The Kinsey Sicks 2014

    Feb. 1 at 6 and 9 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The “dragapella beautyshop quartet” celebrates its 20th anniversary in their theatrical attempt to make it on “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets $37.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    John Prine

    Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. The two-time Grammy Award winner has performed with the likes of Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, John Denver, Carly Simon and more. Tickets $43 to $63. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    Nabucco

    Feb. 6 and 8 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Verdi chronicled the plight of the Jews in Babylonia in this opera, performed by the Florida Grand Opera. Tickets $21 to $200. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual

    Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The actor and singer shows off his multifaceted talent with Broadway and classical performances. Tickets $35 to $105. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Songs for a Desert Island

    Feb. 11 at 8:15 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Sergei Rachmaninov and Ciro Fodere perform together on the piano and cello. Tickets $60 to $80. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Freddy Cole Quartet

    Feb. 12 at 7:45 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The group performs pieces from “Love Songs from the Great American Songbook.” Tickets $40. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Los Vivancos

    Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The flamenco dance company is known to set the stage on fire, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Tickets $35 to $115. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Andrea Bocelli

    Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. The Italian tenor returns for a special Valentine’s Day concert. Tickets $80 to $380. Visit TheBBTCenter.com.

    Darlene Love

    Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. A night of love songs with the singer behind “He’s a Rebel.” Tickets $37.50 to $47.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    The Love Rule

    Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. After a tragedy, Ruthie moves back home only to discover hurtful family secrets. Tickets $20 to $42. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Liza Minnelli

    Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The legendary performer graces the stage in an unforgettable night. Tickets $50 to $150. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Trisha Yearwood

    Feb. 19 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. A night with the country music superstar. Tickets $42 to $200. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Megan Hilty with Seth Rudetsky

    Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. Hilty of “Smash” and “Wicked” and Broadway pianist Rudetsky. Tickets $31.50 to $126.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    Miami City Ballet: Triple Threat

    Feb. 21 to 23 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Performances of Balanchine/Webern, Tchaikovsky, and West Side Story. Tickets $20 to $175. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel

    Feb 21 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Music with his singing partner Paul Simon as well as his own music. Tickets $49.50 to $75. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    The Fab Faux

    Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. Known as the best Beatles tribute band in the world, the group performs the Fab Four’s greatest hits. Tickets $42.93 to $128.79. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    Demi Lovato

    Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. The actress turned singer visits South Florida on her Neon Lights tour. Tickets $42.75 to $81. Visit TheBBTCenter.com.

    Memphis

    Feb. 25 to March 9 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The story of a radio DJ and an aspiring singer in 1950s Tennessee. Tickets $34.50 to $119.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Capitol Steps 2014 -- Fiscal Shades of Gray

    Feb. 27 to March 2 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Politics in Washington, D.C. get a comedic make over with satirical songs and skits. Tickets $25 and $35. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Justin Timberlake

    March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. The talented singer/actor/comedian/superstar takes the stage on his tour for the double platinum 20/20 Experience. Tickets $62.75 to $194.25. Visit TheBBTCenter.com

    Peking Acrobats

    March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Chinese acrobats perform feats of tumbling, contortionists, juggling, cycling and gymnastics. Tickets $15 to $35. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Classical Passion

    March 11 at 8:15 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Dominican violinist Aisha Syed performs classical Latin music. Tickets $50 to $75. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Patti Lupone with Seth Rudetsky

    March 13 at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. The star of “Evita” and “Gypsy” is joined by the Broadway pianist. Tickets $31.50 to $126.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    Menopause the Musical

    March 14 to 16 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. Four menopausal ladies meet at a lingerie sale and bond over hot flashes, night sweats, and sex. Tickets $38.69 to $59.89. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    Paul Simon and Sting

    March 15 at 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. The two iconic artists come together with original music as well as their own songs. Tickets $61.50 to $275.50. Visit TheBBTCenter.com.

    Daniel Hope

    March 18 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. A celebration of violinist Joseph Joachim and the music he inspired. Tickets $29 to $49. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Paul Byrom

    March 20 at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. The Celtic Thunder tenor does a solo show. Tickets $27.50 to $37.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    An Intimate Evening with Marc Cohn

    March 20 at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The Grammy winner seamlessly weaves together singing and storytelling. Tickets $30 to $85. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Laffing Matterz: With a Vengeance...

    Through March 22 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Hailed as the best dinner theatre by local critics, night after night this gang of performers will have you cracking up. Tickets $63 to $69. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    American Idiot

    March 25 to April 6 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Based on the Gren Day album by the same name, three friends have to choose leaving the safety of the suburbs or going for their dreams. Tickets $34.50 to $114.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org.

    Have I Got a Girl For You

    March 27 to April 27 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Ave. The true story of a gay man running a female escort agency in Boca Raton. Tickets $20. Visit IslandCityStage.org.

    Ethan Bortnick in Concert

    March 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The young performing phenom takes the stage in a fundraiser honoring Rose Miniaci. Tickets from $65 to $250. Call 954-462-0222 or visit MiniaciPAC.com.

    Palm Beach County

    The Hummingbird Wars

    Jan. 10 to Feb. 2 at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First St. in Delray Beach. When a soldier returns home from Afghanistan, he finds that his home has become the new battleground in this play examining the attack on the middle class. Tickets $30 to $45. Call 561-450-6357 or visit ArtsGarage.org.

    Indigo Girls

    Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Enjoy favorites from the folk-pop duo, including “Shame On You” and “Closer to Fine.” Tickets $25 to $110. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    My Buddy

    Jan. 16 to 19 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Comedian Buddy Hackett performs in a show told by his son, Sandy. Tickets $32. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Flipside: The Patti Page Story

    Jan. 17 to 19 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Go back in time to 1965 at the KTUL radio station, where Patti Page is all the rage. Tickets $40.50 to $45.50. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

    Rock of Ages

    Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Two aspiring singers in the ‘80s hit Los Angeles to follow their dreams. Tickets $25 to $100. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Fahrenheit 451

    Jan. 23 at 24 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Ray Bradbury’s story of government censorship and defiance by the people comes to the stage. Tickets $38. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Macbeth

    Jan. 24 to 26 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Verdi’s opera brings Shakespeare’s story alive of Macbeth’s greed to become king. Tickets $25 to $195. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Twelfth Night

    Jan. 25 and 26 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Shakespeare’s comedy of identical twins and mistaken identity. Tickets $38. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Johnny Mathis

    Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Mathis is joined by Gary Mule Deer. Tickets $25 to $140. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Brian d’Arcy James

    Jan. 27 to 28 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Best known for his role on SMASH, the Broadway performer plays rock ‘n’ roll favorites. Tickets $40. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

    Jackie Mason

    Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The “equal opportunity offender” comedian that has had people laughing for decades. Tickets $25 to $120. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Capitol Steps

    Jan. 30 at 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. The comedy group takes headlines and turns them into song parodies and skits. Tickets $40. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org

    Susan Egan

    Jan. 30 and 31 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The Belle of Broadway performs Broadway favorites. Tickets $35. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    See the Music

    Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Moving performances by the Miami City Ballet. Tickets $20 to $175. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual

    Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The actor and singer shows off his multifaceted talent with Broadway and classical performances. Tickets $25 to $125. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    The Dinner

    Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Two Dutch couples, siblings, meet for dinner that goes from friendly conversation to a furious outburst. Tickets $25. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Kenny Loggins

    Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The “Danger Zone” singer is also known for his songs in “Caddyshack,” “Footloose” and more. Tickets $25 to $100. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Big Bang XVII

    Feb. 7 and 8 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The hip hop dance troupe explores all forms of hip hop, jazz and contemporary styles. Tickets $15 to $28. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Jay Leno

    Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The late night funnyman presents a night of family friendly laughs. Tickets from $25. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Keigwin + Company

    Feb. 14 and 15 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. An electrifying performance mixing theatre and dance. Tickets $28. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    HAIR

    Feb. 14 to 16 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. A rag tag group of hippies in the ‘60s must make the decision to follow with the draft in Vietnam or fight against it. Tickets $45. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org

    Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Feb. 14 to 23 at FAU Theater, 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Shakespeare’s comedy of love, friendship and infidelity. Tickets $20. Call 1-800-564-9539 or visit FAUevents.com.

    Kristin Lee, Violin

    Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. A member of the Lincoln Center’s music society, as a soloist she is praised for her “mastery of tone and rare mood.” Tickets $30. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    SPANK!

    Feb. 18 to 23 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. A parody of the beloved Fifty Shades of Grey series. Tickets $40. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    The Barber of Seville

    Feb. 21 to 23 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Figaro the barber helps Rosina outsmart Don Bartolo, who is after her for her money and love. Tickets from $25. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    The Spirit of Uganda

    Feb. 22 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. A celebration of the resilience of East Africa, which has been plagued by civil war and AIDS. Tickets $15. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Alvin Ailey

    Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. For decades the dance company has wowed audiences with dance styles ranging from classical to new age. Tickets $25 to $85. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Roslyn Kind

    Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The younger sister of Barbra Streisand, she has held her own as a Broadway singer. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Capitol Steps 2014 -- Fiscal Shades of Gray

    Feb. 25 to March 9 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Politics in Washington, D.C. get a comedic make over with satirical songs and skits. Tickets $40. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Triple Threat

    Feb. 28 to March 2 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The Miami City Ballet performs “Episodes,” “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux,” and “West Side Story Suite.” Tickets $25 to $175. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Fighting Over Beverley

    Feb. 28 to March 23 at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First St. in Delray Beach. A love triangle among three people in their ‘70s: Beverley, who came from England during World War II, her husband Zelly, and Archie, who she left back in England. Call 561-450-6357 or visit ArtsGarage.org.

    Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents Eden Espinosa

    March 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. The Broadway singer is known for her roles in “Wicked,” “Brooklyn the Musical,” and “RENT.” Tickets $45. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org

    Rhythm of the Dance

    March 7 to 9 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Tickets $45. The history of Irish Celts is chronicled by the National Dance Company of Ireland through dance and music. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org

    Will Chase Live

    March 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. A Broadway heavyweight, he has performed in SMASH on television and on stage in “Miss Saigon,” “The Full Monty,” “Aida,” “Lennon,” “Billy Elliott, “RENT” and more. Tickets $45. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org

    Peking Acrobats

    March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Amazing feats of traditional Chinese gymnastics, cycling, juggling, contortionism and more. Tickets $15 to $49. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Steve Miller Band

    March 11 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Known for their blues rock tunes from the ‘70s, the band will have you reminiscing. Tickets from $30. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Michael Bolton

    March 12at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. For years the crooner has blown away audiences with famous tunes like “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Tickets $25 to $110. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Joan Rivers

    March 13 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Joan never holds back in her comedic routine. Tickets $25 to $100. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    The Tales of Hoffman

    March 21 to 23 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Hoffman the poet has the worst luck when it comes to love, as performed by the Palm Beach Opera. Tickets $25 to $195. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    The Elephant Wrestler

    March 28 and 29 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Jacob Rajan takes on multiple characters in this entertaining one-man play. Tickets $28. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Don Quixote

    March 28 to 30 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Miami City Ballet brings the classic Spanish story to life. Tickets $20 to $175. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats: CIRQUE ZIVA

    March 28 to 30 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Twenty-five performers bring together the performing arts of China past and present in this exhilarating show. Tickets $45. Call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org

    Dividing the Estate

    March 28 to April 27 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. The Gordon family has fallen on tough times, and the greedy children are determined to divide their 100-year-old property. Tickets $60. Call 561-514-4042 or visit PalmBeachDramaworks.org.

    Ales for Anglers with JJ Grey & Mofro

    March 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove, 12551 Glades Road in Boca Raton. An afternoon of craft beer, fishing and music benefiting the Snook & Gamefish Foundation. Tickets are $30 to $35. Visit AlesForAnglers.com

    An Intimate Evening with Dudu Fisher

    March 30 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Known for his role as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” Fisher celebrates Israel with a night of music and storytelling. Tickets $28.10 to $108.10. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    The Moody Blues

    March 31 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and more. Tickets from $30. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.

    Miami-Dade County

    Mixtape 2: Ummagumma Forza Zuma!

    Jan. 4 to 19 at the SandBox at Miami Theater Center, 9816 NE Second Ave. in Miami Shores. A collection of plays and films by local artists. Tickets $30. Visit MadCatTheatre.org.

    Built to Amaze!

    Jan. 9 to 20, 2014 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present an even more magical circus presentation. Tickets $16 to $87. Call 786-777-1000 or visit AAArena.com.

    Antony and Cleopatra

    Jan. 10 to Feb. 9, 2014 at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. GableStage collaborates with The Public in NYC and Royal Shakespeare Company in this adaptation of the Shakespearean play, this time set in Haiti at the eve of the revolution against the French. Tickets $65. Call 305-445-1119 or visit GableStage.org.

    Viva Paris

    Jan. 18 and 19 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. This French cabaret will transport audiences back to the days of Moulin Rouge with stunning costumes, Can-Can dancers, comedic bits, variety shows, and burlesque. Tickets $34.50 to $44.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit VivaParisShow.com.

    Flipside: The Patti Page Story

    Jan. 24 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Go back in time to 1965 at the KTUL radio station, where Patti Page is all the rage. Tickets $40.50 to $45.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Sarge

    Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. The comedian mixes piano melodies, vocals, and comedy into a one-of-a-kind show. Tickets $52.50 to $37.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Nabucco

    Jan. 25 to Feb. 1 at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Verdi’s famous opera chronicling the journey of the Jews and their exile. Tickets $25 to $133. Call 305-949-6722 or visit ArshtCenter.org.

    Brian d’Arcy James

    Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Best known for his role on SMASH, the Broadway performer plays rock ‘n’ roll favorites. Tickets $39.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

     

    Arctic Monkeys

    Jan. 30 and Feb. 5 at 8:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. The British indie rock band tour with tunes like “Do I Wanna Know?” “Leave Before the Lights Come On” and more. Tickets $27.50. Call 305-673-7300 or visit FillmoreMB.com.

    Assassins

    Jan. 30 to Feb. 23 at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. A journey through time and the lives of nine assassins. Tickets $45. Call 305-949-6722 or visit ArshtCenter.org.

    Double Speak and Hidden Meanings

    Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. American pianist Christopher Taylor performs pieces by Prokofiev, Liszt and Shostakovich. Tickets $35 to $55. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    The Second City: Happily Ever Laughter

    Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Hilarious improv and sketch comedy by the troupe that launched the careers of Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and other big time comedic actors. Tickets $39. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    The Spirit of Fado

    Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Portuguese actor turned musician has become the biggest name in modern fado, a mix of Portuguese guitar and vocals. Tickets $35 and $45. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Panic! At The Disco

    Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. The band is joined by The Colourist. Tickets $29.75 to $45. Call 305-673-7300 or visit FillmoreMB.com.

    Stephanie J. Block

    Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Known for her role as Elphaba in “Wicked,” the musical theater performer takes the stage. Tickets $39.50 to $75. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Lewis Black

    Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. Screw love this Valentine’s Day, laugh out loud with the raucous comedian. Tickets $29.75 to $45. Call 305-673-7300 or visit FillmoreMB.com

    Amy Schumer

    Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The star and writer of “Inside Amy Schumer” has performed her standup on “Conan,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” and other shows. Tickets $37.50 to $45. Call 305-949-6722 or visit ArshtCenter.org.

    Ham: Slices of a Life

    Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. A night with singer, songwriter, and Broadway actor Sam Harris. Tickets $39.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Julio Iglesias

    Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Iglesias stops in Miami to celebrate his birthday on his world tour. Tickets $64.25 to $148.65. Call 786-777-1000 or visit AAArena.com.

    Lisa Landry

    Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. The Louisiana comedienne jokes about her conversion from Catholicism to Judaism, because “it’s the same guilt trip but with 20 percent off at Macy’s.” Tickets $32.50 to $37.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Whoopi Goldberg

    March 1 at 8 p.m. at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Goldberg returns to the center as a queen of comedy and entertainment. Tickets $50 to $95. Call 305-949-6722 or visit ArshtCenter.org.

    The Broadway Tenors

    March 1 and 2 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. The trio sings Broadway favorites, including “West Side Story,” “Three Penny Opera,” “South Pacific,” “Phantom of the Opera” and more. Tickets $40 and $50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Justin Timberlake

    March 5 at 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The talented singer/actor/comedian/superstar takes the stage on his tour for the double platinum 20/20 Experience. Tickets $68.45 to $200.45. Call 786-777-1000 or visit AAArena.com.

    Chita: A Legendary Celebration

    March 7 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. The legendary Broadway sensation, Chita Rivera, performs to celebrate her 80th birthday. Tickets $45.50 and $49.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Doctor Ouch!

    March 8 to 9 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida brings to life the Russian childhood story of a doctor who travels to Africa to heal his animal friends. Tickets $25. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher: Fire and Embers

    March 12 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. A fiddler and guitarist come together for a unique sound. Tickets $25. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Claddagh: An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Passion

    March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. The masters behind “Rhythm of the Dance” and “Celtic Nights” return for more beautiful Irish music. Tickets $40 and $45. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Will Chase

    March 19 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. A night with the Broadway and “Smash” star. Tickets $39.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Clark Gable Slept Here

    March 20 to April 6 at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Behind the scenes of Hollywood, a woman and staff try to figure out what to do with a dead male prostitute during the Golden Globe Awards. Tickets $45. Call 305-949-6722 or visit ArshtCenter.org.

    Miley Cyrus

    March 22 at 8 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The young, controversial performer makes the rounds on her Bangerz Tour. Tickets $57.10 to $109.80. Call 786-777-1000 or visit AAArena.com.

    An Intimate Evening with Dudu Fisher

    March 25 to 27 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Known for his role as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” Fisher celebrates Israel with a night of music and storytelling. Tickets $39.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

    Streisand: The Greatest Star

    March 29 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Carla DelVillagio pays tribute to Barbra Streisand in a performance that critics say is the next best thing to see the Funny Girl herself. Tickets $39.50. Call 305-466-8002 or visit AventuraCenter.org.

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