Culture & Cocktails 2017-2018 SeasonCulture & Cocktails 2017-2018 Season

Join the Cultural Council for the 2017-2018 season of Culture & Cocktails


Take a seat and prepare for five evenings of delightful discussion with some of the biggest names in culture. Grab a glass of complimentary wine and specially prepared hors d’oeuvres as you take in a night of cultural commentary at The Colony Palm Beach.

Each event will run from 5 to 7 p.m., with registration and cocktails until 5:45. The special guests’ conversation will begin at 5:45 and run until 7 p.m., including an audience Q&A. Valet parking is complimentary.

To learn more about each event or to RSVP online, click on the appropriate event below, or call (561) 472‑3330. Admission is $65 per person in advance ($85 at the door), or free for Cultural Council members at the $250 level and above. Seating is limited. Topics and speakers are subject to change depending upon the availability of scheduled participants.

Generously sponsored by:

The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder

The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation

Additional support for the series is provided by:

Palm Beach Daily News
First Republic Bank logo

Event Schedule


Behind the Embassy Door

Behind the Embassy Door

February 5, 2018

A Conversation with Edward Elson, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark (1993-1998)
In 2001, an article in the Palm Beach Daily News declared, “Since he served for six years as the U.S. ambassador to Denmark and helped create National Public Radio two decades earlier, it’s hardly a surprise that Edward Elson is a rich source of wild and woolly political tales.” A member of the Council of American Ambassadors, he has served on the boards for numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Photo Credit: Capehart Photography
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Shining Bright: The Eternal Allure of Silver

Shining Bright: The Eternal Allure of Silver

March 5, 2018

A Conversation with Michael James, Owner & Founder of The Silver Fund
The Silver Fund is the largest dealer worldwide in estate Georg Jensen silver, having sold more than $40 million since 1996 to private clients around the world. It has helped to build multiple large collections and exhibits at exclusive art and antique fairs in the US including New York, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as in London, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy.

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Let Me Entertain You

Let Me Entertain You

April 2, 2018

A Conversation with:
• Daniel Biaggi, General Director of Palm Beach Opera
• Beth Clark, CEO of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

Culture & Cocktails will end the season with our traditional musical finale, featuring both conversations with cultural leaders and stirring live performances by some extraordinary musicians.

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