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Friday, February 19

The Lake Worth Playhouse presents “Deathtrap” from today until March 7. Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit lakeworthplayhouse.org/welcome/deathtrap/

The highly anticipated opening of Salt & Straw in Miami has arrived! The beloved Portland-based ice cream company will be opening its first scoop shop on the east coast in Wynwood Arts District at 246 NW 25th Street. The small-batch, family-owned ice cream brand will bring their curiously delicious flavors as well as some creations inspired by and uniquely made for the Magic City. For more information, brand happenings and updates, visit Saltandstraw.com.

Saved by the 90’s Live at the Backyard (100 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale) at 5pm. This is a national sensation that is bringing back the 90s with a huge interactive party, featuring a live 90s cover band that will blow your socks off! With live bands stationed all over the USA, Saved by the 90s puts on parties regularly at theaters and clubs where anybody can jump in and join the party. The bands also specialize in playing the best music at weddings, corporate parties, and other private events. Saved by the 90s is the highest-quality, longest-running live music 90s party on Earth! Masks are required coming into the property, walking about, and exiting. To purchase tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saved-by-the-90s-live-at-the-backyard-tickets-139686473001.

Saturday, February 20

Eagle Wilton Manors presents the “Hearts Party,” at 8pm, a fundraising event for the AIDS Walk, as well as Cory David, Mr. Eagle WM, birthday event. The MC will be Mistress Skye, with special guests Cody Elkin, Boy John, Sir Mark Silver and Boy Marq Kerr. DJ Bo Bear will be spinning and there is no cover. Costumes/gear encouraged.

The Pub presents the incredible talents of Stephen Neil (Violinist from Synergy Twins) from 1 to 4pm. While there you can also take advantage of their delicious breakfast which they serve till 3pm or any of Chef Howie’s other tasty menu items.

The Manor Complex is all about the beads tonight. In the Ballroom catch the sounds of International DJ Alex Acosta, as they celebrate Mardi Gras 2021. In the Empire Room, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrates Carnaval 2021 with performances by Kalah Mendoza and Oscar Novva, who will also be celebrating his birthday. The night will also feature guest DJ Larry Larr. Doors open at 10pm with no cover until 11pm for 21 and over. As always, the Manor adheres to all CDC rules, and face masks required.

Sunday, February 21

Join the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, for Free Arts and Family Day! Enjoy free admission to the galleries and an interactive STEAM-based art-making activity at the Center’s Free Arts! Family Day from Noon to 4 pm. February’s activity is titled Beloved Community.

Visitors will work together with friends and families as they create a personal collage showcasing their special gifts. Everyone will then have a chance to literally make their mark in their “Beloved Community” Community Gallery, by leaving behind a symbol of themselves in the creatively created communities crafted by all who attend!

Tuesday, February 23

The Center Coral Springs Abba Mania at 7:30pm. Abba Mania formed in 1999 and the show has been selling out theatres and concert halls internationally ever since. This show has toured the world in its quest to bring the music of the Swedish ‘Supergroup’ to their millions of fans, old and new. Abba Mania has previously grossed over $1 million at the box office in Sydney, Australia, and has ventured to France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia and South Korea as well as touring both the UK and USA extensively. The show recreates ABBA’s sound not only perfectly, but respectfully too. Abba Mania is not only for lifelong, die hard ABBA fans but the new generation of fans, who never had the opportunity to see ABBA live. Hits include Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, The Winner Takes it All, Super Trouper, Fernando, Take A Chance On Me, and many more that have filled dance floors worldwide. Tickets start at $24 by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or going online to TheCenterCS.com.

Wednesday, February 24

The Lake Worth Playhouse presents Fundamentals of Acting For Adults with instructor David Simson from 5:30 to 7pm from today through April 27 (no class 3/17). This class will explore the craft of stage acting with an emphasis on developing believable characters through class exercises, individual work with the instructor, as well as scene work with other students. For more information visit their website at: https://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/welcome/adult-classes/.

Thursday, February 25

The Young Professional Network (YPN) presents “5 Ways to Use Social Media to Connect with Your Customers in 2021” is from 5-6pm. This is an educational presentation by Chamber member TrueNorth. This event is geared towards young professional between the ages of 21-39 and will take place in the outdoor space at R House Restaurant in Wynwood following and adhering to all the safety guidelines (i.e. temperature check, six feet separation, mask wearing at all times, hand sanitizing). At the conclusion of the presentation, the R House invites you to stay and socialize enjoying their extended happy hour for beverages. We encourage you to stay and enjoy a meal supporting this great small LGBT owned business. Admission to the presentation is limited to 20 people, and is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for others. Prepaid registration required. No walk-ins. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: Gaybizmiami.com/.

Friday, February 26

The Pub presents Electra’s monthly performance at 9:30pm. Now if you have been to Electra’s show you know that you never know which character she will show up as. This is always a fab time!

Saturday, February 27

Latinos Salud presents “From Social Bubbles to Community,” a blended gala event at 7pm. The Wemcee will be Stephen MacLaughlin, and there will be performances by Eli Zamora (The Voice) and Johnny Manuel (America’s Got Talent and The Voice Australia). To reserve your tickets, Scan the code in the ad in this mag or go to: Latinossalud.org/gala2021.

Amend: The Fight for America, which is now on Netflix

This is a six-part docuseries that explores the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution – which, in 1868, promised liberty and equal protection for all persons – as America’s most enduring hallmark of democracy. Amend deploys a groundbreaking narrative format featuring a number of luminaries (Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Yara Shahidi, and more) breathing life into speeches and writings by the Fourteenth Amendment’s most ardent advocates and foes (including Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Andrew Johnson) with insights from an inclusive array of contemporary thought leaders and experts. Executive produced and hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Will Smith and Emmy-winning writer Larry Wilmore, Amend is a powerful, multimedia journey through American history that encourages viewers to question what a “United States” really means. For more information, go to: Netflix.com/AMEND.

Greenland Now Available on Blu-ray DVD, and Digital

Greenland – A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan (Roger Dale Floyd) make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

This is HOT

Actor Ryan O’Neal, 79, visits his newly installed star on the Walk of Fame on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Hollywood, Calif.  Both O’Neal and LOVE STORY co-star Ali MacGraw were honored in the first-ever virtual double-star ceremony.  Newly restored for its 50th anniversary, LOVE STORY is now available in a limited-edition Blu-ray.  (Photo by Paramount Home Entertainment)

LOVE STORY actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal were honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the first virtual double-star ceremony in history on February 12,  just in time for Valentine’s Day. O’Neal’s star is between MacGraw’s and his real-life love, Farrah Fawcett.

O’Neal and MacGraw both received Oscar nominations for their starring roles in LOVE STORY, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film became a cultural phenomenon, earning over $100 million at the domestic box office and becoming the top-grossing movie of the year. In 2002, the AFI named it as #9 on its list of the 100 greatest love stories of all time.

A timeless classic about the highs and lows of young love, the film remains as impactful as ever, 50 years after its original release. Newly restored for its anniversary, LOVE STORY is available in a limited-edition Blu-ray with collectible packaging, commentary by director Arthur Hiller, a look at the film’s impact, and more.

Main photo by hitesh choudhary from Pexels