ICONS – Steve Martin & Martin Short
They bring their “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment” to South Florida for one performance. Martin and Short’s humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous self-deprecating romp from two comedy masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience. The jokes come at you at a rapid-fire pace with little set-up and big punch lines as they mock Hollywood and the fickle nature of celebrity, but the comedy truly soars when they lovingly (and relentlessly) roast each other.
Sat, January 25; 8pm; Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood (1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $45 to $135; seminolehardrockhollywood.com/events
THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW – A Puppet Parody
One of Off Broadway’s biggest smash hits, parodies classic Golden Girls moments from the brilliant TV series with puppets. Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, it is filled with cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex and the elegant art of the quick witted put down. Devoted fans will fondly remember and first-timers will find a joyful introduction to Sophia’s get rich-quick schemes, Rose’s tales from St. Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life and manage her roommates all the while fending off a certain pesky ex-husband once and for all.
Sun, January 19; 2pm and 7 pm; Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Tix: $45-$65; BrowardCenter.org.
MUSICALS – Kinky Boots
Based on a true story, this heartwarming tale tells of Charlie,a factory owner struggling to save his busines, and Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some stilettos. The two have nothing in common, but witha a litlle compassion and lots of understanding, ythis unlikely duo learns to embrace their differences and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Thurs, January 23, through Sun, February 9; Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (3800 NW 11th Place Lauderhill) Tix: $35-$55; Lpacfl.com.
COMEDIAN – Lavell Crawford
Lavell is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. He was a regular panelist on E! Entertainment’s “Chelsea Lately” and a regular on “Lopez Tonight,” performing in various comedy sketches on the show. Lavell gained huge national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series “Last Comic Standing.”
Fri, January 24 through Sun the 26; Palm Beach Improv (550 S Rosemary Ave #250, West Palm Beach); Tix: $30; PalmBeachImprov.com.
PLAY – The Cubans
Cuban-American playwright Michael Leon’s presents this raw, funny and moving story of Cuban-American family struggling to understand each other and where they fit in. When Christy returns home to Miami for a family celebration, she clashes with her overbearing mother Martica over her life choices and family expectations – until a life-shattering event threatens to destroy the family’s very foundation. The Cubans is directed by Victoria Collado, director of the immersive Cuban drama The Amparo Experience.
Sat, January 25, through Sun, February 16; The Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach); Tix: $39 to $65; colonymb.org.
Jurassic World – Live Tour
Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex!
Thurs, January 23 through Sun the 26; BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise); Tix: start at $15; Thebbtcenter.com/events.
COMEDIC ACTOR – Tom Green
Tom exploded on MTV with the groundbreaking comedy show “The Tom Green Show.” Before reality TV, YouTube and social media existed, his man-on-the-street pranks changed television forever. He’s has hosted Saturday Night Live, guest hosted Letterman, and appeared on Oprah, Jay Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Conan, The Daily Show along with being in mainstream Hollywood movies like Road Trip, Freddy Got Fingered, Stealing Harvard, Charlies Angels and more! Now Tom Green’s sold out Stand Up Comedy Tour is getting 5 star reviews worldwide.
Fri, and Sat January 24 and 25; Miami Improv (3450 NW 83 Avenue, SUITE 224, Doral); Tix: $25; Miamiimprov.com
COMEDIAN – Gary Valentine
Gary is best known for his nine seasons on the hit CBS sitcom, “The King of Queens,”and as Kevin James’ brother. He was also in “Mall Cops,” Adam Sandler’s blockbuster hit “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” the Farrelly Brothers’ “Stuck On You,” “Jack and Jill,” and as Jerry Seinfeld’s comedian.
Sat, January 25; 7-9pm; Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton); Tix: $35 & $45; BocaBlackbox.com
MOVIE – The Gentlemen
A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. This action/drama stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, and Jeremy Strong
Premieres Friday, January 24; Rated R; 113 minutes
Concerts – Under the Stars
The sounds of sweet music will soon be flowing under balmy starlit skies presented by The Haller Foundation. The magical evenings’ activities happen in and around the house, with the concert performance on the tent-covered veranda beneath the moon and stars, rain or shine (seating is provided.) Guests will enjoy delicious complimentary wine and cheese from 6:30–7 pm. The parking lot opens at 6 pm.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts take place from 7–8 pm.
Thursdays: January 23; February 13; March 12; and March 26; Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ (900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: —$40 for members and $45 for non-members; bonnethouse.org/events/category/concerts/list/.