Now heres an odd mix: The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium, the educational host of events such as Lizard Day; the Just the Funny Improv Comedy Theatre Company, known for being, well, an improv group; and the Childrens Home Society of South Florida, which provides leadership programming for children. They are joining forces to make you laugh in the name of charity. The fifth annual South Florida Improv Jam will feature a veritable whos who of local comedy groups that will willingly make stuff up as they go along, all at the risk of being laughed off the stage (good) or stared at in wide-eyed horror (bad). Why is this fun for you? Because it harks back to the olden days of market-square scoundrel beheadings or, come to think of it, the modern spectacle of reality television. Point being, you can chuckle and judge without having to be judged yourself, and besides, the $12 will help the Childrens Home Society, a great organization. Buy your tickets at the museum theater box office (cash, please!) today only. The fun begins at 9:00 p.m. at the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 305-951-1875, or visit www.improvsouthflorida.com.
Sat., Aug. 19, 9 p.m.