What do a nun, hyena, bartender alien, and Ted Danson have in common? Whoopi Goldberg. Caryn Elaine Johnson the woman whose stage name is composed of a fart noise and fake surname her mother thought sounded Jewish-enough to make her a star has had quite a career. Her acting and comedy have earned her numerous awards including a Tony (for Thoroughly Modern Millie), a Golden Globe (for The Color Purple), a handful of Emmys, and an Oscar (for Ghost). Shes also an LBGT activist, host of The View, and author. And if youd like to own one of her recently published works, shell be signing Is It Just Me? and Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Terrible Terrel at Books & Books Saturday at 3 p.m. Hate to read but love to laugh? The dreadlocked diva will also perform at the Arsht Centers Ziff Ballet Opera House the same night at 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 15, 8 p.m., 2011