All that beautiful weather this week was wasted on work days. As the clouds amass overhead, plan for Miami nights and days spent indoors.
The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opens Friday with extensive programming in movie theaters all over South Florida.
Chicago thespians get freaky with death-defying tricks in the Arsht Center's studio theater, and Michael Tilson Thomas gets royal at the New World Center.
Miami Gay Lesbian Film Festival
Friday through May 6
Tickets: $9 to $40
The 14th annual Miami and Gay Lesbian Film Festival opens Friday night with Kawa, a Kiwi movie based on the novel "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" by Witi Ihimaera. See it at the Colony at 8:30 p.m. See the full festival program here.
Death and Harry Houdini
Through May 20
Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Center
Chicagoan Nathan Allen’s "Death and Harry Houdini" is the story of the famous magician and his life-long war against Death. It features the deadly escape The Water Torture Cell, performed by award-winning magician Dennis Watkins.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center
Tickets: $70 to $110
Famed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is in town to conduct "Bluebeard's Castle" with mezzo soprano Michelle DeYoung. Images of the castle will be projected onto the New World Center's impressive curved acoustical "sails," which line the performance hall.
Miami Beach Polo World Cup
South Beach between 20th and 22nd Streets
VIP Admission: $130
Catch horses and polo players on the sandy beach this weekend for the Miami Beach Polo World Cup. It's free to watch the matches, but there's a hefty price tag to watch from inside the VIP tent. Find the schedule here.
Saturday, 11 p.m.
Cuci Amador and Tony Smurphio AKA Afrobeta in honor of their 10-track 'mixtape' called "Wig Party" play a free show at Grand Central. Download "Wig Party" here.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Afrobeta's new album. It is called "Wig Party."