Playwright Michael McKeever, winner of this year’s Carbonell Award for Moscow, has another new work underway. Finding Mona Lisa, six short plays about people whose lives intersect with the famous painting, gets a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Monday as part of Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Michael Leeds directs Alex Alvarez, Lindsey Forgey, Maribeth Graham, Peter Haig, Matthew Korinko and Scott Douglas Wilson. Tickets are $10; 561-237-9000, lynn.edu/tickets.
• Practicum by junior Mona Pirnot, winner of the first University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts Playwriting Competition, gets a workshop presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. The performance is part of a benefit for the Ring’s Friends of the Theatre. Tickets are $50 including a buffet meal, open bar and auction; 305-895-2669, miami.edu/ring.
• In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Broward College’s Mariah Reed and several students have written Glory, a play in which departed artists and celebrities from Vincent Van Gogh to Jimi Hendrix are forced to face the reasons for their self-destruction. Performance s are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and April 28 at the Fine Arts Theatre, Bldg. 6, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie. Tickets are $10 ($5 BC students and staff); 954-201-6884.
Opera in HD
The Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of Handel’s Giuilio Cesare, a staging by David McVicar that incorporates Bollywood elements, will be receive a live, HD transmission at noon Saturday at movie theaters around the country including the South Beach Stadium 18, AMC Sunset Place 24, Dolphin 19 Cinemas, Dolphin Cinebistro, Miami Lake 17 Cinemas, AMC Aventura Mall 24, Movies @ The Falls 12, Cinemark Paradise 24, Sawgrass Stadium 23, Cypress Creek Station 16, and Magnolia Place 16 in South Florida. Tickets for the 4 1/2-hour performance are $24, $22 seniors.
Hordes of zombies will chase runners through a series of obstacles at Hialeah’s Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th St., on Saturday at the Run for Your Lives 5K race. Participants can sign up as runners, zombies — or both. Spectators are welcome too. An “Apocalypse Party” follows the race, which drew 100,000 participants in 12 U.S. cities last year. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday at runforyourlives.com.
• Locust Projects celebrates its 15th anniversary with its annual Spring Fling silent art auction 7-10 p.m. Saturday at 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami, Beach. Tickets are $150, $125 for members; locustprojects.org, 305-576-8570.
• Cuban-born pianist Juana Zayas will present Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and other works at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Martha Catholic Church, 9221 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. Tickets are $10-$20; 305-761-0005.
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