Sophie B. Hawkins: This New York-born singer-songwriter had huge hits in the early 1990s with Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover and As I Lay Me Down, but after a dispute with her label over her third record, she lit out for the territory of independent producing. She’s also a painter and activist for environmental and political causes (including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential run), and starred recently in a play about Janis Joplin that got good reviews. Hawkins is in town at Jazziz Nightlife club in Boca Raton for two shows in which she’s likely to revisit her hits and showcase her later, more confessional works. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. both nights; tickets are $40; premium tickets are $75. Call 300-0730.