Capitol Steps — America’s most hilarious political satirists inject a much-needed dose of humor and musical madness into the serious business of politics. Get ready for some good-spirited, uproarious, equal opportunity bashing of Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike. Opens February 23 at the Kravis Center. Tickets start at $40. Kravis.org.
— Tony Award-winning Broadway star Patti LuPone, fresh off her triumphant run as Mama Rose in Gypsy, takes us on a high-spirited tour of songs from her colorful life both on and off the stage, including selections from Gypsy, Anything Goes, and other Broadway classics. Since establishing herself with a Tony winning performance as the original lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, she has wowed audiences in Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeny Todd and Gypsy, for which she won another Tony Award in 2008. The Washington Post says, “Few have the knockout punch of LuPone.” Now, South Florida gets to enjoy Patti LuPone performing her signature songs and personal pop favorites in her acclaimed new one-woman concert, “The Gypsy in My Soul.” February 23 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $35. BrowardCenter.org
South Beach Wine and Food Festival — The ninth annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes place Feb. 24-28. Popular returning events: Rachael Ray’s ``Burger Bash’’ at Ritz-Carlton South Beach; Wine Spectator’s ``Best of the Best’’ at Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Perrier-Jou¡t Bubble Q with Emeril Lagasse & Friends at Delano Beachside. New this year: Happy Hour SoBe Style with BLT chef Laurent Tourondel at Betsy Hotel rooftop; Dim Sum & Disco with Chef Ming Tsai at the Setai and Guy Fieri’s Margarita Madness closing party at Gansevoort South Beach Club. The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is hosted by the Food Network and presented by Food & Wine. For complete schedule, tickets and availability, visit SobeWineAndFoodfest.com.
The Indigo Girls — The Indigo Girls have been recording together for over two decades, producing eight studio albums, and building a fan base that is both strong and faithful. Deeply rooted activists, they often write songs that reference social issues like environmentalism and feminism. They released a new album entitled Rarities in 2005 and their performance will include songs off of this album as well as classic songs such as “Become You” and “Closer to Fine.” Opening for the Indigo Girls will be special guest, A Fragile Tomorrow. February 25 at Knight Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29.50. ArshtCenter.org.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band — Parrot Heads, get ready…Jimmy Buffett and his fabulous band return to South Florida for a one-night only performance at the Bank Atlantic Center. Fans are invited to sing and dance to timeless Buffet classics such as “Margaritaville”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Come Monday”. After Jimmy started writing for Buffet Hotel he decided to introduce three of the new songs into his set list. The three were “Summerzcool,” the quintessential beach song, which also became the tour name, “A Lot To Drink About,” a commentary on current events, and “Surfin’ In A Hurricane,” the first surf song Jimmy has ever written. Feb. 27 at the Bank Atlantic Center. Tickets start at $36. BankAtlanticCenter.com.