Belly Up

There are two legitimate reasons to watch an entertainment show like American Idol: (1) so you can laugh at terrible singers and wonder why their family let them go through with it. And (2) because you wish you were as talented as they are but know that will never happen. While giving up on your nonexistent gift might cause some heartbreak, it’s a scenario we are all too familiar with. So what are your feelings on belly dancing? Chances are pretty good that the last time you saw some belly dancers out at an event, you thought “that can’t be too difficult” and went home to give your full-length mirror a show, only to find out that, yeah, it is hard. The good news is you still have a chance to give up forever and leave it to the pros. One pro in particular. Alla Kushnir is world-renowned for her belly-dancing ways and is bringing her flavor from Ukraine directly to South Florida with an upgraded version of “dinner and a show.” It’s a chance to spice up your boring nightlife with a look at the belly-dancing tricks you will never accomplish, and you don’t even have to cook dinner. American Idol, eat it. The Bellydance Dinner Show Extravaganza With Alla Kushnir is Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at Karu Nightclub, located at 1000 W. State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $59 for general admission or $75 for VIP seating. Price includes full dinner and a two-hour open bar. Call 954-929-2369, or visit
Sat., Feb. 1, 7-11 p.m., 2014