VOTE – Tuesday, March 17
It’s voting day in Florida, and I urge everyone to do their civil duty and get out and vote, it’s the only way change will happen.
ICON – Paul Anka Sings Sinatra
A note from Paul: “Back by popular demand! The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra. It will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 60th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!”
Mon, March 16; 8pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts; (201 southwest 5th avenue, Fort Lauderdale); tix: $40-$150; browardcenter.org.
BROADWAY – An American in Paris
In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret – and realizes he is not her only suitor. Winner of four Tony Awards, this exquisite production features favorite Gershwin songs including I Got Rhythm, Liza, ’S Wonderful, But Not For Me, and Stairway to Paradise.
Sun, March 15; 8pm; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach); Tix: start at $32; Kravis.org
CROONER – Harry Connick, Jr
While Harry is the virtual definition of a multi-talented star, with notable triumphs as a television personality and an actor, the foundation of his art remains his music. After 30 million albums sold worldwide and a music, film, television and Broadway career spanning three decades, he returns with a sensational new record, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. Join Harry for an intimate performance of songs from True Love as well as classics from his remarkable career.
Tues, March 17 at the Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami) and Wed, March 18 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: ArshtCenter.org or BrowardCenter.org
MUSICAL – Ragtime
Presented by the Slow Burn Theatre Co, this Broadway phenomenon was written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America!
Fri March 20 through April 5; Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue , Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $49-$65; BrowardCenter.org.
COMEDIAN – Jay Mohr
Actor, comedian, and bestselling author, Jay has been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old. With a career that has spanned over three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be more than just a comic.
Thurs, March 19 through Sun, March 22; The Comedy Club at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino Hollywood (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); Tix: Start at $36; Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
DISNEY ON ICE – Dream Big
Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes as Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s history. Moana and Maui bravely restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Anna and Elsa save their kingdom while the Disney Princesses inspire with stories of strength, determination and kindness. Share every magical moment filled with breathtaking ice skating and beloved songs and stories that give you a reason to believe!
Thurs, March 19 through Sun, March 22; The BB&T Center (1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise); Tix: start at $15; thebbtcenter.com.
ST PATTYS DAY – Tuesday March 17
Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks, and drinking. There will be celebrations everywhere, but please be safe and don’t drink and drive!
GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
This 2nd Annual Festival is presented by Visit Lauderdale and features culinary creations and libations from more than 100 local restaurants, leading spirit brands, wineries and breweries. Led by the Festival Host Committee, GFLFW will once again showcase Broward County’s renowned and emerging chefs, restaurateurs, and local food and drink establishments.
Wed, March 18 through Sun, March 22; ArtsPark (1 North Hollywood Circle, Hollywood); Tix: $49 to $225; GFLfoodwine.com
FLORIDA AIDS WALK AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
This is a great way to give back to your community, and come together for a 5K walk, food trucks, bars (with alcohol and non-alcoholic options), and an epic concert with Lil’ Kim, Casper Magico and more! Proceeds raised from the walk and festival go to local AIDS service organizations who fight to end the epidemic in their communities every day.
Saturday, March 21; FloridaAIDSwalk.org