Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam" at BB&T Center

Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam" begins a five-day run tonight at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. (Matt Beard/Courtesy / July 31, 2013)

Theater

"Quidam": When Cirque du Soleil's newest feat of high-wire extravagance bows at the BB&T Center on Wednesday night, expect to see an international cast of 52 well-costumed acrobats, singers and actors, all zipping around bored little Zoe, a girl who enters the fantasy dreamland of the title. "Quidam," which will conclude Sunday after nine performances, began as a big-top show in Montreal in 1996. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Panther Parkway in Sunrise. $40-$95 for adults, $32-$76 for children. 800-745-3000 or CirqueDuSoleil.com/Quidam. — Phillip Valys

Movies

"American Graffiti": Wednesday is your shot, Daddy-o, at viewing George Lucas' cultural touchstone, an ode to early '60s teenage abandon, drive-ins, James Dean, muscle cars and Wolfman Jack ("Rock and roll yourself to death!"). The coming-of-age comedy, set to a soundtrack of Booker T and the M.G.'s, Fats Domino and Harrison Ford (he belts "Some Enchanted Evening"), is based on Lucas' real-life upbringing in Northern California. The one-day-only screenings are 2 and 7 p.m. at various Cinemark locations in South Florida. $7-$8. Visit Cinemark.com for a list of theaters. — Phillip Valys


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Restaurants

Endless drumsticks: Every Wednesday this summer, chef Michelle Bernstein turns her attention from foie gras and short-rib pot-au-feu to much more humble fried chicken. Make that all-you-can-eat fried chicken. Guests pay $39 for the endless poultry that's served with such side dishes as Southern-style biscuits, mashed potatoes with gravy and coleslaw. Just to keep things cheffy, Bernstein throws in her signature watermelon Greek salad. But the meal usually ends with a red velvet cupcake. Reservations are recommended at Michy's, 6927 Biscayne Blvd., in Miami, 305-759-2001 or MichysMiami.com. — John Tanasychuk