PRIDE FORT LAUDERDALE
The 42nd edition of this beloved event has expanded to a 5 day extravaganza with a Fashion Show, a Parade, a Latin T Dance, a Lesbian T Dance, a couple drag brunches, a block party, and of course the festival.
Wed, February 20 through Sunday, February 24; PrideFortLauderdale.org
BROADWAY – Waitress
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
Tues, February 26 – Sun, March 3; Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami); Tix: start at $34; ArshtCenter.org
COMEDIAN – Paula Poundstone
She is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year. She was the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic.
Sat, February 23; 8pm; Coral Springs Center for the Arts (2855 Coral Springs Dr.); Tix: Start at $38; TheCenterCS.com
PSYCHIC – Theresa Caputo Live!
She is an American television personality best known for portraying a medium on the TLC reality TV series, Long Island Medium since 2011. She is also the author of two books and tours around the country with her live experience.
Sat, February 23; 8pm; Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); Tix: $60, $75, $90 and $105; seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
BANDS – South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble
Renowned composer and clinician, Robert Sheldon, will conduct the 8th Season of the Youth Pride Band of South Florida. The Youth Band is comprised of over 90 high school students from the tri-county area. They will be joined by another 50 members of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble for the second half of the performance. Before the night is over, at least 15 students will be awarded with $1,000 college scholarships
Sun, February 24; 7pm; The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $30; BrowardCenter.org
AGT’s – Puddles Pity Party
The “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” is back with a suitcase full of all-new emotional anthems and plenty of Kleenex. As with any Pity Party performance, it’s not all sadness and longing. Puddles’s set is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.
Wed, February 27; 8pm; Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $33-$48; ParkerPlayhouse.com
TV – World Of Dance
Season 3 of the Jennifer Lopez-produced dance competition will move to Sundays at 8pm after the premiere episode. Lopez is back as a judge, along with Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and host Scott Evans takes over for Jenna Dewan. This show gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million.
Tues, February 26; 9pm; NBC;
In the 3rd and final installment of this much loved animated movie, Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. This Animation/Action/Adventure/Comedy/Family/Fantasy movie features the voices of: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, and Cate Blanchett.
Premiere’s Friday, February 22; Rated PG; 104 minutes.
OUTSHINE’S – Big Night Out
They invite you to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night – the 91st Academy Awards watch party event. The night will feature a red carpet, complimentary valet, passed appetizers, full sit down dinner, 3 hour open bar, and will honor Scott Greenberg, De Palazzo, Jacqueline Lorber, Emery Grant and Julian Cavazos. Performers will be Joe Posa, Tony Tripoli, Angeliki Tasic and Cindy Curtis. Benefits the Outshine Film Festivals Education Initiative.
Sun, February 24; 7pm; The Venue (2345 Wilton Dr. Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $150; Outshinefilm.com
BAND – The Beach Boys
These American icons celebrate more than half a century of making music, and are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Scott Totten and Christian Love continue the legacy of America’s iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
Wed, February 27; 8pm; Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); Tix: $45, $65 and $85; seminolehardrockhollywood.com