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


We don’t do a lot of sports in this space, but we do understand the cultural-icon status of Shohei Ohtani, who, no matter the mellifluous suggestiveness of his name, is not, we have been assured, a performer with RuPaul’s Drag Race 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 admission, $5 contest entry at

Turn all that pandemic-inspired binge watching of “The Office” into something productive during a trivia competition, surrounded by your fellow Dunder Mifflin people-person paper people. The first-place prize is a $100 gift card to The Field and a George Foreman grill (with bubble wrap). Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and best team name (Aesop’s Foibles is taken). It’s $5 to enter; limit six per team.

6:40 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, July 5-6, loanDepot park, Miami; $11+ at

Though it’s just a two-day pit stop for the red-hot Marlins on their way to New York to face the Mets, these games are scheduled to feature some of the most entertaining pitchers in baseball: Marlins’ star Sandy Alcantara vs. fireballing Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday and reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani on Wednesday, facing the Marlins’ Trevor Rogers. South Florida baseball fans may never get another opportunity to witness in-person Ohtani at the peak of his skills. 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 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Lagniappe House, Miami; free;

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

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

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

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

Internationally touring, Fort Lauderdale-based blues vocalist Kat Riggins will perform a release party for “Progeny” (Gulf Coast Records), a hotly anticipated follow-up to her powerful, social justice-minded 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+ at

In this all-new production, “an experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time,” with past favorites such as Kameron Michaels and Rosé, joined by finalists from Season 14 on a journey through iconic periods of history. Paging Marie Antoinette!

8 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 the most popular tribute bands in South Florida, Eagles’ homage the Long Run. Other bands coming to the weekly series include the ‘80s tribute Back in Time (July 15), Chicago Rewired (July 22) and Absolute Queen (July 29).

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