“Sister Act,” the zany Broadway musical based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film, comes to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center through Sunday, March 9. Enjoy the adventures of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a crumbling convent! It’s a rollicking good time with plenty of spirited music as Delores saves the day for the nuns. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” comes to Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables to spread laughter and cheer throughout the Kingdom of South Florida. Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people for this crowd-pleasing show. Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets $47-55 at ActorsPlayhouse.org.
Despite their whimsical name, the Yale Whiffenpoofs are serious musicians and they’re coming to the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, tonight at 8 p.m. to sing some serious music. Each year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the world famous a cappella group. Made famous by their signature “Whiffenpoof Song” (which has since been covered by artists including Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Rudy Vallee), the “Whiffs” carry forward their century-old tradition each year with over 200 performances. Tickets are $25 at SunshineCathedral.org.
Let’s hope the late winter weather lets up and flights resume to South Florida because there are thousands of hot guys who are dying to get to South Beach this weekend for the legendary Winter Party Festival, a week-long fundraiser for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and many local LGBT organizations. This afternoon is the signature event, the Beach Party from 1 – 8 p.m. at Lummus Park, 12th St. and Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach. DJ Grind will be making his first Winter Party appearance. Tickets are $90 at WinterParty.com.
Caption: It may still be snowing up north, but the sun will be out on South Beach this Sunday as thousands converge on Lummus Park for the 2014 Winter Party Beach Party featuring DJ Grind. Credit: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Nobody watched “The Real Housewives of Miami Beach,” but you’ll definitely want to check out “The Real Houses of Miami Beach,” a photography exhibit from Arthur Marcus that chronicles the golden age of the city between 1920 and 1940. Many of the homes were the first to be built on islands dredged from Biscayne Bay and represent Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco styles. See the exhibit through March 30 at the Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach. For info, go to MDPL.org.
The Symphony of the Americas presents “Classical Passion,” a program featuring Dominican-born violinist Aisha Syed performing Beethoven’s stunning Violin Concerto in d minor on a 1690 Stradivarius, tonight at 8:15 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Syed was the first Latina to be admitted to the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School. The symphony, under the baton of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, will also offer audiences the romantic composer’s Symphony No. 8 and Coriolanus Overture, a rare treat for South Florida audiences. Tickets are $50-75 at BrowardCenter.org.