Monday, April 15, 2024

The Week Ahead: July 5 to 11


Motley Crue with Poison and The New York Dolls at Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 7 p.m.; $104; 800/745-3000

Yep, you read that price right. It’ll run you over a hundred bucks to see the reunited Motley Crue, the hard-living hair-metal band with a reputation as long as its rap sheet. Considering the band is a relic from another era and is playing a venue as relatively small as the Hard Rock, it takes some chutzpah to charge arena-level admission. If you do make it to this tonight, make sure and come early to see the best band on the bill, the New York Dolls, whose glam-rock bravado hasn’t aged a day.



Sushi & Stroll at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 children; 561/495-0233

Before heading out to the numerous night events on Friday, swing by the Morikami and watch the sun set over sushi, cold drinks and a tranquil garden. One of South Palm Beach County’s cherished summer traditions, the museum’s Sushi & Stroll is great way to kick back at the end of a hectic week. As always, the event includes a taiko drumming concert by Fushu Daiko for an additional $2 – and it’s well worth it.

Opening night of “Marriage Italian Style” at Tower Theatre, 1508 S.W. Eighth St., Miami; show times pending; $7 to $8; 305/643-8706

Each year for as long as I’ve been a cinephile, the number of repertory movies that screen in South Florida in their original 35mm format hovers around zero. So I’m naturally ecstatic that Miami’s Tower Theatre — as out-of-the-way as it is — has picked up the retro-cinema gauntlet with a monthly series showcasing foreign films from decades past. The second film in the series is this 1964 drama from the great Italian neorealist Vittorio de Sica. Its title is a takeoff on the popular farce “Divorce Italian Style,”released a few years before, but this vehicle for Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren is an original film all its own, about a wealthy businessman’s complex relationship to a prostitute he “saves” off the street.

Opening night of “Stuff”at the Caldwell Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 8 p.m.; $38 to $50 or $10 students; 561/241-7432

In the age of “Hoarders,” the tabloid story of the Collyer Brothers seems as prescient as ever. Born into opulence, Homer and Langley Collyer lived in a posh mansion in Harlem, which, by the 1940s, they had managed to destroy with their endless junk-collecting, a precursor to the hoarders of today. Local playwright Michael McKeever is the latest in a series of writers and dramatists to find inspiration in the Collyers’story; his take on the brothers opens the Caldwell’s summer season tonight and runs through July 31.

Opening night of “Chicago” at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth; 8 p.m.; $28 to $32; 561/586-6410 or

You all know the story and you’ve probably seen the film adaptation of this Kander and Ebb Broadway classic, with its intricate Bob Fosse footwork. For the non-equity Lake Worth Playhouse,”Chicago” is an ambitious choice. But with successful productions such as “Rent”and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” under its belt – neither of which are a walk in the park – I predict the playhouse will be up to the task.

Phillip A. Hubbart at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 8 p.m.; free; 305/442-4408 or

Civil War buffs will no doubt find this author’s appearance revealing. Hubbart, an appellate court judge in Miami with 30 years of experience, also happens to be the great-great grandson of Daniel J. Parvin, a Union foot soldier in the war. Hubbart edited down some 117 letters from Parvin, which reveal, in dramatic detail, key battlefield events, including the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Vicksburg and the Atlanta Campaign. The resulting book, “An Iowa Soldier Writes Home,”will be available, and signed, by Hubbart.


Opening night of “Masked” at GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 8 p.m.; $37.50 to $47.50; 305/445-1119 or

Never a theater to shy away from controversial subject matter, GableStage christens its summer season with a play sure to ruffle many a feather, provoke many a thought and begins old debates anew. The debut play by Israeli writer Ilan Hatsor, it’s called “Masked,” and it’s set in the West Bank in 1990, when the piece was written. The story is told from the Palestinian perspective, focusing on three brothers locked in a heated life-and-death struggle. When the play first premiered, both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict embraced the show, but times have changed, prompting this recent addendum to the program: “Masked” is not a pro-Palestinian play. It is not a pro-Israeli play. Please put aside preconceptions and political doctrines. Allow yourself to experience “Masked.” It runs through Aug. 7.

Opening reception for “The Lab” at Locust Art Projects, 155 N.E. 38th St., Suite 100, Miami; 7 to 10 p.m.; free; 305/576-8570 or

Most of Miami’s participating Second Saturday Art Walk galleries are holding over their exhibitions from June, so there isn’t much new to report. But “The Lab,”which stands for “Locust Arts Builders,”is worth checking out, because it provides the opportunity to see tomorrow’s artists today. This collaborative summer project features the work of 14 South Florida students from high schools such as Academy of Arts and Minds, New World School of the Arts and Gulliver Academy, selected by a committee of arts professionals. This is the second year Locust has initiated this project, which provides talented high

schoolers an unforgettable creative platform.


“Cruz-In Boca Style” at Monument Plaza at Royal Palm Place, 101 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free; 561/392-8920

On the second Sunday of each month, Royal Palm Place welcomes vintage car enthusiasts onto its outdoor plaza to show off their classic and noteworthy vehicles, from Corvettes, Cobras, Ford GTs, Ferraris and muscle cars to the numerous variety of Mustangs. Last month, the organizers even welcomed a racing boat (pictured). “Cruz-In Style” showcases South Florida’s diverse community of car collectors, drawing drivers from Fort Lauderdale to Jupiter.

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