CITY THEATER 15th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
City Theatre celebrates the 15th Anniversary Season of the company’s acclaimed annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL featuring two series of 5-20-minute one-act plays: SIGSNATURE SHORT, the original series that put “shorts” on the map; and UNDERSHORTS, a late-night series of shorts for adults that is edgy, irreverent, and completely hilarious. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. www.arshtcenter.org or (305) 949-6722.
1ST ANNUAL ITALIA FESTA
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will present their first Annual Italia Festa, a 5-day mini-festival celebrating nearly 60 years of Italian Cinema. The event, which takes place June 3 – 7 at Cinema Paradiso, will feature food, wine, espresso and award winning films including Oscar winners for Best Foreign Film – IL POSTINO (1994) and MEDITTERANEO (1991) and the popular classic starring the late Audrey Hepburn, ROMAN HOLIDAY. Cinema Paradiso:
503 SE 6 Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale, one block east of Broward County Courthouse on south bank of New River. Details and Advance Ticket Sales: www.FLIFF.com or 954-525-3456.
Boardwalk hosts Manhunt 2010. This is a ten week Playgirl Semi-Finalist contest where the Grand Prize is $1,000 and a sponsorship in the Playgirl Finals. Sexy guys. Hot dancers. 1721 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. 954.463.6969
COFFEE WITH THE PRESIDENT Coffee With The President at ULTA Beauty Salon & Cosmetics Join fellow Chamber members for Coffee, Networking & Connections with President/CEO, Commissioner Jerry Libbin and COO Ceci Velasco. 9 – 10 a.m. www.miamibeachchamber.com. 337 Lincoln Road. Wendy Unger (305) 695-6829
LET’S GO PLAY 2010
Let’s Go Play 2010 is the celebrated Typhoon Lagoon party held each year during Gay Days at Disney. Thousands in swimsuits will dance and play the night away 8:00 pm – 2:00 am. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit two HIV/AIDS agencies in Florida: Hope and Help & Broward House. 1494 E Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista. (407) WDW-MAGIC.
The Actors’ Playhouse presents a new play Unreasonable Doubt, a dramatic play full of insight and compassion that takes an in-depth look at American justice and how it sometimes fails the society it’s meant to protect. South Florida playwright Michael McKeever’s Unreasonable Doubt was the winning play of Actors’ Playhouse Pen to Stage Contest in June 2008. 8 p.m. $50. Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 305-444-9293.
“Escorts” returns to the Rising Action Theatre. Last performed a year ago, this new, streamlined, pre-off Broadway version comes back to Fort Lauderdale before heading to New York. David Leddick has written a book about male escorts. Out of this book, if you can believe it, comes a new musical: “Escorts.” The show reveals the stories of sixteen male escorts in words, song, and dance and in the flesh. With libretto and lyrics by David Leddick, music by Andrew Sargent, direction by David Kingery and produced by V. J. Colonna, musical theater doesn’t get any sexier. The Rising Action Theatre. 840 East Oakland Park Blvd. 1-800-838-3006. 3 & 8 p.m. General Admission Tickets: $25-$30. VIP Tickets $66-75.
WOMEN’S NON-COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL
There is women’s non-competitive basketball every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the GLCC (South parking lot). All levels of ability are welcome, and the group usually goes out to dinner and/or a social activity after the game. Spectators are always welcome.
For more information call Helena at 305-401-8156.
GAY TEA CRUISE
The monthly Gay Tea Cruise will board at 2:30 PM and set sail along the Intercoastal waterway at 3PM and return at 6 PM. Come party with the men of the Ft Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus as they join us for this special cruise! Free Parking: 540 SE 3rd Ave.
Laffing Matterz, a live, original, musical comedy revue spoofing current events, is currently playing in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The evening combines the best of dinner theater with the hilarity of topical satire in a one of a kind evening that everyone will enjoy. After you’ve enjoyed a meal that surpasses any dinner theater fare you’ve experienced before, the Laffing Matterz comedy troupe takes on timely topics such as bad cell phone reception, the swine flu, Obama’s Health Plan, Sarah Palin and everything in between. The show is at 4:30 p.m. Call 954-462-0222 for Group reservations.
FLAMINGO GARDEN TOURS
The Flamingo Garden Tour is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Collections & Wildlife Sanctuary located in Davie. Tours are presented in non-technical format by knowledgeable volunteers and bring you a close-up view of the Gardens, wildlife sanctuary exhibits and bird exhibits, including a free flight aviary. Visit the historic 1930s Wray Home. $15 for adults. 954-473-2955
SUDS is a bubbly 60′s musical about romance in a Wash-O-Rama. From Chapel of Love to Don’t Make Me Over, SUDS is the show critics have raved about. “Joyous songs that will take you back to the first kiss, the last dance and making out under the boardwalk”. The story of three girls trying to find love in a laundromat, SUDS bubbles over with fluffy. Sun-2pm & 7pm. $42. Broward Stage Door. 8036 W Sample Rd, Coral. 954-344-7765.
Goombay Street Festival
A celebration of culture expression embracing the legacy of a Bahamian-rooted community known as Coconut Grove, the street festival transforms Grand Avenue into a journey across the rich Caribbean culture of the Bahamas and the strong African-American vibes of Miami. Features kids’ corner, a colorful parade of brightly costumed people dancing to the rhythms of cowbells, drums and whistles and various vendors. Goombay Street Festival: noon-8 p.m. Grand Avenue and Douglas Road, from Southwest 37th Avenue to 32nd Avenue. 305-448-9501.
MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN TOURS
This is a fantastic way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend with your partner. Take a free guide tour of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon. Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. (305) 673-7256.
WORLD OF GIANT INSECTS
Keeping in line with its commitment to entertain as well as educate, Miami Metrozoo presents The World of Giant Insects from at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This traveling exhibit, which will be located at the zoo’s Dr. Wilde’s World, will provide eye-opening insight into the anatomy and behavior of insects we encounter regularly. These animated robotic insects, enlarged 40 to 600 times their actual size, will afford visitors a new up-close perspective on these important creatures.
THE CHAT NOIR CLUB
There is finally a reason to go out on Monday night.
Be a part of the interactive and surreal playground of performers that include contortionists, models, burlesque, drag, fetish, spoken word, live music and a few more surprises. 10 p.m. Entrance is $20. Dream Nightclub, 1532 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 305-674-8018.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 NIGHTS
Around The World In 80 Nights, made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, is designed to enrich the community and provide incite into a variety of ethnic cultures through a combination of film, art, fashion, music and/or cuisine. 80 countries will be represented throughout the year. 5:30 p.m. Reception | 7:00 p.m. Film & discussion. Admission: General Admission is free. Location: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 St., Fort Lauderdale. Details and advance tickets: www.fliff.com. 954-525-3456. Parking: Free after 6:00 p.m. at meters and in the Courthouse Garage.
Join the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leadership Council as they present: “Quickie” Networker on Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m. located at Bar 721, 721 Lincoln Lane North, Miami Beach. After a quick introduction you will be put into pairs and each person will be given one minute to talk about their business and then rotate. You will have the opportunity to meet thirty professionals in just one hour. The cost to attend this event is $5 and you must pay in advance to reserve your seat. 305.695.6834. email@example.com
Celebrate the beauty of Salsa through connection with the music and body movement. Students learn to express themselves through the rhythm of the music. Salsa is a great way to interact with others and have fun. Classes are from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Casa Salsa Dance Studio in Oakland Park. (954) 588-8085.
The Mack Mixer in Boca is from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Capital Grille located at 6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Entry is $10 and includes one complimentary Grey Goose Vodka Cocktail. Don’t miss this opportunity for a fantastic networking opportunity.
Combining the best of the original stories by P. L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, the Tony® Award-winning MARY POPPINS is everything you’d hope for in a Broadway musical—and more. Produced by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, the show includes such wonderful songs as “Chim Chim Cher-ee, A Spoonful of Sugar, Let’s Go Fly a Kite” and, of course, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”Don’t miss all the magic of Broadway’s super hit musical, and let your imagination take flight. 8 p.m. $133.75 – $23.75. Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Call 954-462-0222 for Group reservations.
MERCEDES-BENZ INTERMEZZO LOUNGE
Relax in a private lounge setting for one hour prior to the performance, in the lovely VIP Intermezzo Lounge. Featuring an open bar and appetizers, it’s the perfect setting to unwind before seeing the show. $20. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.