Thursday, March 30
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents its 11th Season Gala Concert – “A Celebration of Women in the Arts” at 8:30 p.m. Presenters include Gloria Estefan, Judith Jamison, Tig Notaro, Michelle Ortiz, Chita Rivera with Vanessa Williams, Rita Moreno, and more performing. To purchase tickets for the gala or just for the concert go to ArshtCenter.org
The debut Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend will bring together fashion influencers and consumer enthusiasts from all over the country for a fashion program that starts today and goes through Sunday, April 2. For more info or to purchase tickets: UndergroundLauderdaleFashionWeekend.com
Saturday, April 1
Club Fort Lauderdale presents Res-Erection, their monthly Naked Blackout Event starting at 10pm. This is always a sold out event so get their early!
Ramrod presents Pig Dance #104 (first Saturday of every month), with this month’s special guest DJ, Bary Huffine.
Seth Rudetsky returns to the Parker Playhouse with his Broadway Series, this time with special guest, two time Tony Award winner, Andrea Martin. The curtain goes up at 8pm and tickets start at $37 at BrowardCenter.org.
The South Miami Food Wine & Spirits Festival takes place at 5845 Sunset Drive today and tomorrow from 4-10 p.m. Prices are $69-$99 for this culinary event offering unlimited sampling of amazing food, craft beer, fine wine and spirits.
Sunday, April 2
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance, the only T dance in Fort Lauderdale on the Intracoastal. The T Dance, which is from 4-7pm, is hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle and this month’s special guests Missy Meyakie Lepaige, Shardee Ross and Selena Jimenez.
Vagabundos Pool Party presents their Kick-Off to the 2017 Season today at the Vagabond Motel (7301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami) from 1-7pm starring DJs AJ Reddy and Ramon Pedro. This will also be an official Pre-Party for Hydro Festival Puerto Rico and is hosted by Ramon Mia.
World class Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso brings the 19th season of the Symphony to its conclusion with Masterworks Concert III Untamed Spirit. Promising a memorable experience, she welcomes back internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Biegel to mesmerize his admiring South Florida audience with the Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra. The South Florida Symphony had joined an international consortium of a dozen orchestras, including Finland’s Jyvaskyla Sinfonia and the Austin Symphony, to co-commission the work premiered by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The concert starts at 5:30 pm, at Boca Raton FAU/Kaye Auditorium. Preconcert Chat 5 pm, with Ian Fraser. Tickets, which are $30-$60 can be purchased at: FAUEvents.com; TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-564-9539. For more information, visit: SouthFloridaSymphony.org.
If you are a theater lover, like I am, then you must go see (if you haven’t seen it before) Forbidden Broadway, which is playing at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Centre West Palm Beach for two shows only at 3 & 7:30 p.m. This scathingly funny love letter to the Great White Way is back with its 35th anniversary edition, skewering celebrities and throwing slings and arrows at some of your favorite shows. I promise you will be laughing the entire time! To Purchase tickets go to: MiznerParkCulturalCenter.com
Monday, April 3
The annual Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride takes place tonight at Score with doors opening at 8pm and pageant starting promptly at 9pm. The night will honor, Kalah Mendoza, Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2016, and also star formers: Tiffany T Fantasia, TP Lords, and Athena Dion along with Peter J Morales hosting, DJ Sushiman on the turntables, and the vivacious Kitty Meow at the door. The ticket sales, all bar purchases, and all silent auction purchases goes directly to Miami Beach Gay Pride. For more information call 305-215-7270, to purchase bottle service (VIP) call 786-368-8374, and to purchase early bird tickets go to: MissMBGP2017.BrownPaperTickets.com
Broadway has the Tony Awards and South Florida’s has the Carbonell Awards. Tonight will celebrate the 41st Annual Carbonell Awards, which pays tribute to the very best theatrical productions and raises money for South Florida arts students and takes place at the Amaturo Theater at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25-$30.
Tuesday, April 4
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents Jersey Boys starting tonight and going through Sunday, April 9. This is the Tony Award winner for “Best Musical,” and is the true story of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers “The Four Seasons.” To purchase tickets go to ArshtCenter.org
Wednesday, April 5
The band Duran Duran brings me back to my teenage days, so you can imagine how nostalgic I was when I found out they would be in concert at the Hard Rock Live at 8 p.m. Tickets are from $55-$235. The ‘80s glamour boys scored big with “Girls on Film,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Rio,” “Union of the Snake” and “Notorious.” To purchase tickets, which start at $55, go to Hardrockseminolehollywood.com.
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The much talked about live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, it has killed the box office with 350 million dollars in opening weekend numbers, and continues to do well. Now relive the story over and over again with the 2 CD/Deluxe Edition soundtrack.
Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.
Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle s father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Featuring over 40 tracks the 2 CD/Deluxe Edition soundtrack is available nationwide with an average price of $13.