Film screenings are perfect for date night
You have erred, misspoken, forgotten, mistook, insulted, refused, hurt, upset, offended, slighted, snubbed and blundered. Again. Or you are about to. Remember who we’re talking about.
So you are in need of a date night to make up for your trespasses. Or as down payment for the future. After all, the NCAAs are getting really good and MLB’s Opening Day is just around the corner.
The folks at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale have you covered with this weekend’s premiere of the Courtyard Cinema series, with a different film screening at sunset in the John Mager Courtyard each night through Sunday, complete with full bar and a rotating lineup of food trucks. Guy’s gotta eat.
The series’ opening weekend includes films that you would never in your right mind watch, which is the whole point, you sensitive guy, you. Included are Richard Lester’s “Robin and Marian” tonight, the Meryl Streep Abba-fest “Mamma Mia!” on Saturday and the weepy Whitney HoustonKevin Costner affair “The Bodyguard” on Sunday. Talk about taking one for the team.
Not that she needs to know this, but tickets to these 7:30 p.m. screenings are a mere $5. We mentioned the bar and food truck, right? Info: FLIFF.com.
Now, if you’ve really screwed up, we direct you to the Earth, Wind & FireChicago double bill at 7:30 tonight at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Make it all spur-of-the-moment, like: “Hey, honey, let’s groove tonight. I’m taking you to see Earth Wind & Fire!” The spontaneity will earn you enough points to watch the NCAAs right through finals. Tickets are $18.95-$118 (plus fees) at Ticketmaster.com.
The new Friday Night Sound Waves Series on Fort Lauderdale beach (Las Olas and A1A, which your hosts are calling “the Hub”) this weekend offers Rus Anderson’s Rocket Man tribute to ’70s Elton John music and all the wacky fashion that entails. It’s not “Madman,” but it’ll do. The rest of the free concerts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 18, include a nice range of top South Florida musicians, including Ed Calle, Electric Piquete, Joel DaSilva, Suenalo, Eugene Gray, Spred the Dub, JL Fulks, Uproot Hootenanny, Sosos and Palo!
Circle the Square
Old School Square in downtown Delray
Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep and Julie Walters in "Mamma Mia!"