Thursday, June 9
For Gen-Xers, Heathers was one of the defining films of the 1980s—a coffin-black satire about the cruel, libidinous cesspool that we call
Check out the South Florida premiere of Heathers: The Musical, courtesy of Slow Burn Theatre Company, Thursday through June 26 at the Broward Center, located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $45, and show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 954-462-0222, or visit browardcenter.org.
South Florida has become a thriving landscape in which artists of all mediums can ply their trades. But not all artists are able to successfully jump from creative to business with lucrative results, and as such there's a wide gulf in how locals make their livings. For eight years, Doing Business as Artist Entrepreneurs (DBA) has worked with rising locals to showcase the entrepreneurial side of the arts, and this year's all-media exhibition, Catalyst, collaborates with community, business, and civic partners to further explore the connections between these worlds. The DBA artists are challenged with putting forth artistic creations that will relate to the business acumen they've learned through workshops. Monetizing their work is a key to success, and as president and CEO of ArtServe Jaye Abbate says, "We delve into all aspects this month from the nuts and bolts of branding, pricing, and selling to the joy of witnessing how local artists have put best practices to use to thrive and produce vibrant art." Co-curated by Michael Harris and Timothy Leistner, this year's exhibition features the works of Andrew Brown, Pedro A. Figueredo, Sylvie Fournier-Popov, Gianna D, Robert Grauer, Eliane Harvey, Andrea F. Huffman, Deborah LaFogg Docherty, Mai Yap, Adam Collier Noel, Phoenix, and Marilyn Walter.
Catalyst runs through June 24 with a free reception at 6 p.m. this Thursday at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-8190, or visit artserve.org. To learn about DBA, visit artists-doing-business-as.com.
With a cushy seat on the faux anchor desk that has held the much-loved longest-running sketch in Saturday Night Live's history, comedian Colin Jost delivers expertly dry commentary alongside Michael Che in the latest incarnation of "Weekend Update." But the current news cycle (thank you Florida Man, thank you 2016 election) provides so much more fodder for punch lines than the usual quick quips the show allows. If you've ever wanted to see Jost's material in
The Fort Lauderdale Improv is located at 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $22 with a two drink minimum. Call 954-981-5653, or visit ftl.improv.com.
Saturday, June 11
Now that summer is finally here, it's officially barbecue season. That means plenty of pulled pork, brisket, jerk chicken, and ribs. It's also perfect timing to celebrate the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale's annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Fest taking place Saturday at Esplanade Park along the city's New River. South Florida residents and tourists alike can find barbecue specials grilled and smoked up by a number of local restaurants serving a selection of $5 dishes of barbecue bites perfect for sampling and sharing. This year's participating restaurants include Voodoo BBQ & Grill, Smokey C's Catering, M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room,
Three years of brewing is just as good a reason to celebrate as a one- or ten-year anniversary, which is why Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park is not holding back for its Three-Year Anniversary Festival. What started as a simple brewpub and hookah lounge in Boca Raton is now a full-on production brewery that makes some of the highest-rated beers on the internet. Between the accolades and awards, the brewery seems to get bigger every year, hence a reason to celebrate each passing day. As in past years, this year's anniversary party will be flowing with beer, food, and music. Catch some of the all-day tunes, including performances from South Florida's SoleMark, Miami's Problem Kids, and South Carolina's JL Fulks. Grab some grub from South Florida's finest food trucks: Box of Chacos, Fat Boyz BBQ, and Sidecar Kitchen. Now for the beer: nearly 100 limited beers on draft. New this year is the nearly 1,000 square feet of tented space to escape the blistering sun. The party is just bigger in general: more tables, more chairs, and more points of distribution to get
The event will be held rain or shine on Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, located directly adjacent to the brewery at 1098 NE 40th Court in Oakland Park. General admission on the day of the festival is $8, and you must be 21 or older to get in. Call 954-440-0046, or visit funkybuddhabrewery.com.
Sunday, June 12
We throw the phrase "living legend" around a little too often, but Dick Gregory should fit anybody's definition. A track star in college in the early 1950s, the St. Louis native eschewed running shoes for microphones and dimly lit clubs, contributing to a mini-renaissance of pioneering African-American comedy. But while fellow
See him in a rare performance at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, located at 5700 Seminole Way in Hollywood, at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $22 with a two-drink minimum. Call 954-981-5653, or visit improvftl.com.