sychuk mentioned before his recent departure for greener grass included Apeiro out at Delray Marketplace (14917 Lyons Road), where the ribs apparently are pure “heaven.” I am a rib guy and, while most familiar and satisfied with what they do in Texas, am intrigued by John’s description of the Apeiro Greek-style preparation and its rosemary-fig-barbecue sauce. This feels like the weekend for ribs. Info: ApeiroRestaurants.com.
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Not running in high heels … Perhaps you prefer a more sedentary way of working for a good cause. How about sleeping? On March 18, the Young Pros for Covenant House will have their signature Sleep Out, a communal outdoor pajama party (PJs optional) that raises money to help get homeless young people off the street. If you are on the fence about sleeping out, let the Young Pros talk you into bed during a free social at Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden (401 NE 5th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale) from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 28). There, you can network, ask past sleepers about their experiences, register for a sleeping bag and join the Sleep Out movement. Attendees get one free drink and light appetizers, sponsored by PF Chang’s. More info: Facebook.com/ YPFCH.
The toughest ticket of the week (sorry, Madonna) is “The Book of Mormon” at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center Jan. 26-Feb. 7. To answer the call, the producers of this giddy bit of heresy (which creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker of “South Park” promise is “God’s favorite musical”) will hold pre-show lotteries at the box office for a limited number of $25 tickets. To get in on the deal, you must submit an entry form at the box office beginning 2 1⁄ hours before
2 each performance, and winners will be drawn randomly two hours before curtain time. You need to be present to win, and tickets (limit two) are cash only. More info: 954-462-0222, BrowardCenter.org.
Oh, yes, Madonna. She was supposed to open her Rebel Heart tour in Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena last summer, and she’s just now getting here. We’re used to waiting for her, and reviews of shows on the tour suggest she’s still worth it: The Los Angeles Times found her as provocative as ever, but also willing to have fun, as in an “appealingly daffy” version of the French standard “La Vie en Rose,” in which she accompanied herself on ukulele. Tickets: $40-$355 at Ticketmaster.com.