Things to do this week in South Florida July 5-July 8


We don’t do much sport in this space, but we understand the cultural icon status of Shohei Ohtani, who, however melodiously suggestive his name, is not, we are assured, a performs with RuPaul’s Drag Course Werq the World Tour. Here are some of the other fun things to do this week in South Florida.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, The Field Irish Pub & Eatery, Fort Lauderdale; free entry, $5 contest entry at

Turn all that pandemic-inspired “The Office” viewing frenzy into something productive in a quiz contest, surrounded by your Dunder Mifflin colleagues. First prize is a $100 gift card to The Field and a George Foreman grill (with bubble wrap). Prizes will be awarded for best attire and best team name (Aesop’s Foibles is taken). It’s $5 to get in; limit of six per team.

6:40 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, July 5-6, LoanDepot Park, Miami; $11+ to

Although it’s just a two-day pit stop for the Marlins en route to New York to take on the Mets, these games are timed to feature some of baseball’s most entertaining pitchers: star Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara against fireball Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday and reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani on Wednesday against Marlins’ Trevor Rogers. South Florida baseball fans may never again have the opportunity to witness Ohtani at the peak of his skills in person. Plus, on Wednesdays, the Marlins offer their “4 for $44” deal (four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas or waters, and two small popcorns for $44).

9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Lagniappe House, Miami; free;

A graduate of Christopher Dorsey’s prestigious jazz program at the Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, currently studying at the Manhattan School of Music, Lennox has performed with Kurt Elling, Jon Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Nat Adderley and Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Lennox recently released their debut album, “Something to Say.”

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday July 7-10 and 2 p.m. Sunday July 10, Victory Black Box Theater at the YMCA, Fort Lauderdale; $25 to,

Taking place on a new stage at the LA Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center on Sistrunk Boulevard, William Shakespeare’s 16th-century work is reimagined as a tale of economic and racial struggle in Jim Crow times in South Florida , written and directed by poet, playwright and educator Darius Daughtry. Presented by local non-profit theater company Grace Arts Florida, this stylish production features a South Florida cast and costume designs by the Fashion Institute of Miami.

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7 p.m. Friday, July 8, Gingers Bar & Restaurant, Oakland Park; $20 to

Touring internationally, Fort Lauderdale-based blues singer Kat Riggins will perform a launch party for “Progeny” (Gulf Coast Records), a highly anticipated sequel to her powerful social justice-focused 2020 album “Cry Out.” . Riggins was recently nominated for the Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year award at the influential Blues Music Awards in Memphis.

8 p.m. Friday, July 8, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale; $39.50 + to

In this all-new production, “an experiment gone wrong took audiences back in time”, with old favorites such as Kameron Michaels and Rosé, joined by season 14 finalists on a journey through time periods. emblematic of history. Call Marie Antoinette!

8:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton; free;

Boca Raton’s free Summer in the City music series continues with one of South Florida’s most popular tribute bands, the Eagles’ tribute to Long Run. Other bands coming to the weekly series include 80s homage Back in Time (July 15), Chicago Rewired (July 22) and Absolute Queen (July 29).

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