Thursday, June 20, 2024

Your Week Ahead: May 28 to June 3, 2024

Cool off at an indoor flea market, rock out to a Pink Floyd tribute, and experience a world-premiere theatrical thriller. Plus, the Stonewall Museum undergoes a retro transformation, and more in your week ahead.

THURSDAY

What: Flamboyant Flea Market

Where: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: fleamingle.com

Fun fact: A group of flamingos is known as a flamboyance. Hence the name of this pink-hued, flamingo-mascotted monthly flea market at Old School Square’s Vintage Gymnasium. (That’s right, heat-beaters—the market is entirely indoors.) We don’t know exactly what will be on offer from the market’s variety of vendors, but the organizers look for unique sellers specializing in “flea market finds and one-of-a-kinds,” from new and curated merchandise to vintage items.

FRIDAY

What: Opening night of “Wildcat”

Where: Lake Worth Playhouse’s Stonzek Theatre, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $9-$11

Contact: 561/296-9382, lakeworthplayhouse.org

As a short-story writer and novelist in the southern gothic style, Flannery O’Connor’s voice was as idiosyncratic as any. As a biopic of Flannery’s too-short life, “Wildcat” honors its subject’s distinctive spirit. Ethan Hawke directs his daughter Maya as O’Connor, as the ungainly Georgian attempts to break into a literary scene that initially sees little value in her difficult, brutally honest prose. Later, O’Connor contracts lupus, which presents its own existential challenges. Maya Hawke, in an eccentric and multi-layered performance, plays not just O’Connor but other characters from O’Connor’s imagination. The supporting cast includes Laura Linney, Cooper Hoffman and Steve Zahn.

What: Opening night of “20 Points”

Where: Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $30

Contact: 954/678-1496, empirestage.com

A home-invasion thriller of the rustic kind, the plot of the world-premiere play “20 Points” sounds like a nightmare scenario: A happily married couple escapes to a cabin in the woods for some much-needed rest and relaxation. When a stranger knocks at their door seeking help, they try to be good Samaritans, only to welcome in a night of terror. Because it’s never been produced before, we don’t know much else about “20 Points,” written by Greg Crushire and directed by Chris Ruggere for Aries Productions, but attendees should be prepared for a demanding experience in the intimate Empire Stage environs. The show’s trigger warnings mention sexual violence, partial nudity and offensive language. “20 Points” runs through June 16.

SATURDAY

What: Opening night of Stonewall “INN” Stonewall

Where: Stonewall National Museum, Archives and Library, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 954/763-8565

Fifty-five years ago this June, police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, thus galvanizing the LGBT civil rights movement in the United States; the incident and its ripple effects are the reason June is celebrated as Pride Month. Fort Lauderdale’s Stonewall National Museum honors this history year-round, but starting this Saturday, this venerable institution will become an even more immersive tribute. For the month of June, it will transform, from floor to ceiling, into the OG Stonewall Inn circa 1969—a gritty and inclusive tavern from New York City’s heyday—culminating with the first-ever reenactment of the Stonewall Uprising on June 29. Saturday marks your first opportunity to experience the reimagined museum, and attendees to its opening night are asked to dress in their best 1960s and/or gender-bending attire.

What: Floyd Nation

Where: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $25-$75

Contact: 561/832-7469, kravis.org

Dedicated to absolute fidelity in their reproduction of Pink Floyd’s pioneering progressive-rock sound and theatrical bombast, Florida’s own Floyd Nation endeavors to create the effect of attending a peak Floyd concert from back in the day. A 10-band piece, including three guitarists and three backup vocalists, bring the band’s gargantuan sound alive while performing favorites and deep cuts from albums spanning Meddle to The Division Bell. Lasers and video projection complete the audiovisual, surround-sound extravaganza. There’s even more music for those who attend this Kravis Center engagement early; the local quartet Hot Sauce will play its eclectic music from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Kravis Family Plaza.


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John Thomason
John Thomason
As the A&E editor of bocamag.com, I offer reviews, previews, interviews, news reports and musings on all things arty and entertainment-y in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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