Diana Ross may be known for her famous pipes, but the diva is just as much a talented actress as she is a singer. Aside from becoming one of the best-selling R&B/soul singers of her era, a 12-time Grammy nominee, and 2012 lifetime achievement award recipient, Ross was also nominated for Best Actress for her role as Billie Holiday in the 1972 biopic, Lady Sings the Blues. This week, though, the curly-haired superstar will be showing off her vocal talent at the Hard Rock Live.
Tuesday, February 9, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $71 to $91 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Watch Bill Wharton the Sauce Boss cook up a giant pot of gumbo and sing the blues live on stage at Bamboo Room. After the show, which consists of Wharton both playing slide and churning stew, the Sauce Boss will serve massive amounts of gumbo to all his fans. Described by Wharton to have "the funk of New Orleans and the salsa of the Caribbean, like my music," you'll be left wanting more gumbo. And blues, of course.
Friday, February 12, 9 p.m. Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth; 561-585-2583; bambooroommusic.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via etix.com, or $15 at the door.
Propaganda's Dark Valentine's Day Party
Forget roses and chocolate — Propaganda's celebrating the Hallmark holiday of love with a Dark Valentine's Day party. Enjoy "dumpster swing" from Que Lastima, "psychedelic punk-ass rock and soul" from James Leg, "indie electronic, raw rock" from Bonnie Riot, and "circus music from outer space" from the Zoo Peculiar, along with 2-4-1 cocktails and half-off drafts during happy hour from 8 to 10 p.m. Just be sure to wear all black — those clothed in darkness get in for $5.
With Que Lastima, James Leg, Bonnie Riot, and the Zoo Peculiar. Friday, February 12, 8 p.m. Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth; 561-547-7273; propagandalw.com. Admission costs $5 for those wearing all black, and $7 for everyone else. Ages 18 and up.
Burlesque Roulette: Love Sick Edition
There's no better way to celebrate Galentine's Day than with improvised burlesque performances to your favorite love songs and breakup anthems. Spin the wheel of guilty pleasures and watch the ladies of Cupcake Burlesque dance to everything from Mariah Carey's "Dreamlover" to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." The show is all improv, so expect a night filled with surprises.
With performances by Miss Jenna Beth, Francean Fanny, Isadora Bull, Miss Cherry Mae, Candy Muldune, Franki Markstone, Morgan La Rue, Valentino Royale, Lucky von Lu, and Ruby Tesla. Presented by Cupcake Burlesque. Saturday, February 13, 9 p.m. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com. Admission costs $10.