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After Thanksgiving, take in a show

It may be that Thanksgiving stuffing (yours, not the turkey's), an early Hannukah, college football overload and Black Friday shopping will have you looking for something else to do this coming weekend.  You can catch one of the many holiday shows that are already open, but a few other options -- two of them one-night-only events -- are on the horizon too.

DSC_0451Carbonell Award-winning actor and teacher Elena Maria Garcia performs her funny, insightful solo show Do You Speak Mexican? in tandem with Chris Perez's one-man show Flying Lessons.  Her show is about growing up as a Cuban-American in South Florida.  His is about a father who leaves Cuba to find a better life for his son in the United States.

The solo shows happen at 8 p.m. Saturday at Backstage at the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.  Ticket prices are a most affordable $15 for adults, $10 for students.  For information, call 954-292-4095.  Get tickets at the box office or online via Ticketmaster.

Also on Saturday, Melissa Almaguer and Ivan Lopez, the founders of White Rose Miami, will present Stories: An Evening of Theatre as a one-night-only benefit for the Boy Scouts of America's South Florida Council.  There's a reception at 6 p.m., with the show following at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main St., Miami Lakes.  Benefit tickets are $50, and you can purchase them via the Main Street Players web site.

IMG_0305Dan Goggin's forever-popular Nunsense is the latest offering from the Boca Raton-based Showtime Performing Arts Theatre's adult series.  Using Goggin's updated script -- which features new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a new song -- the company will perform through Dec. 15 at 503 SE Mizner Blvd.  Beverly Blanchette directs Gail Byer, Julie Cotton, Sara Perry Greenberg, Helen Buttery and Lisa Boskovic in the show that proves nuns can be funny.

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets are $22 ($18 for seniors and students).  For info, call 561-394-2626 or visit the Showtime web site.