"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at Kravis Center

"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" opens Tuesday night at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. (Joan Marcus/Courtesy / April 23, 2013)

Books

Ryan Blair: Blair's rags-to-riches story is quite original. As a teenager, he belonged to a gang and sold drugs. Later, with the help of a mentor, he cleaned up his act and founded his own Internet company, 24/7 Tech. The business took off, and Blair became a millionaire. At noon Tuesday, he'll read from his book "Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain" and share inspirational stories about his rise to the top. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Booksandbooks.com. — Micaela Hood

Theater

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert": Remember the time you were channel-surfing and saw "Superman II" villain General Zod (Terrence Stamp), the guy from "Memento" (Guy Pierce) and Agent Smith from "The Matrix" (Hugo Weaving) dressed as drag queens in the desert? Sure you do. Broadway made a touring musical based on this well-sequined film, again following three friends who hop a battered bus and drive through the Australian outback. The musical, which played earlier this month at the Arsht, opens 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, where it will continue through April 28. Tickets start at $25. The show will be preceded by a musical presentation by Voices of Pride at 7:15 p.m. 561-832-7469 or Kravis.org. — Phillip Valys


Photos: Models on the catwalk of Miami Swim Week

Music

Brian Howe: The vocalist who had the unenviable task of stepping in for Paul Rodgers in a reunited Bad Company in 1986 will perform a free show that should include hits from his four-year stint with the band (including "Holy Water," "If You Needed Somebody" and "How About That") at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach). The concert sponsored by Big 105.9-FM takes place in the Grandstand at 8 p.m. 954-924-3200 or MardiGrasCasinoFL.com. — Ben Crandell