Cultural Concierge - Palm Beach County

Discover what’s hot this week throughout The Palm Beaches and explore a variety of events and experiences. Take advantage of cultural recommendations, ticket discounts, special access passes, last minute deals, exclusive promotions and more, all provided directly from our extensive network of local partners. No matter what your taste or style is, you’ll always find a diverse collection of cultural experiences here every week.

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Sammy Figueroa: Latin Jazz Legend

Sammy Figueroa: Latin Jazz Legend

Friday, April 28
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Arts Garage
94 N. E. 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL

Grammy-nominated percussionist, Sammy Figueroa, has worked with a distinguished list of artists: Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, the Brecker Brothers, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, James Taylor, Celine Dion, Joe Cocker, Anita Baker, and many more. His styles include R&B, rock, pop, bebop, Latin, Brazilian and New Age. As one of New York’s most sought after session players, he can be heard on countless albums and film scores and has appeared often with The David Letterman Band and the Saturday Night Live Band. Hear Sammy and his band perform in this intimate, BYOB (bring your own whatever) environment with table seating.

From $30. (561) 450-6357 or Box Office




Hunt Slonem’s “The Birds and the B’s”

Hunt Slonem’s “The Birds and the B’s”

Tuesday, March 7 through Saturday, April 29

Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery
150 Yamato Rd.
Boca Raton, FL

Hunt Slonem’s “The Birds and the B’s” exhibition is on view through April 29 at the Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery in Boca Raton. A noted painter, sculptor and decorator (with a keen eye for pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art), Slonem is widely recognized for his neo-expressionist, color-rich depictions of butterflies, bunnies and tropical birds. He has had over 300 one-man shows in galleries and museums internationally. His work can also be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums, including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney and the Moreau Foundation and in private collections around the world.

Free. (561) 994-9180, ext. 203. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo credit: “Rainbow Lories” Copyright Hunt Slonem. Used by permission.




From Japan with Love: The Magical, Musical Storytelling of Kuniko Yamamoto

From Japan with Love: The Magical, Musical Storytelling of Kuniko Yamamoto

Saturday, April 29
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Boca Raton Public Library
400 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Boca Raton, FL

Professional storyteller, Kuniko Yamamoto, combines her personal experiences and charming Japanese folktales with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami and mime to create storytelling that will have audiences spellbound in their seats in this Story Central presentation.

Advanced registration is required. (561) 393-7852. Register Here




Pokeman Symphonic Evolutions

Pokeman Symphonic Evolutions

Saturday, April 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dreyfoos Hall, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a unique video game concert for dedicated fans as well as newcomers of all ages. In addition to a thrilling orchestral experience, the evolution of Pokémon will be celebrated in a fascinating way. New orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic versions of the game to create a boldly colored, larger-than-life experience. Come in costume (optional) and meet with friends to catch, battle and trade Pokémon favorites.

(561) 832-7469 or Box Office 




Soul Crooners: Classic Soul, Motown and More

Soul Crooners: Classic Soul, Motown and More

Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30

Rinker Playhouse, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL

Experience a finger-snapping celebration of the 1970s, with such signature hits as Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” The Temptations’ “Papa Was a Rolling Stone, and James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” Nate Jacobs, founding artistic director of Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, joins vocalists Christopher Eisenberg, Michael Mendez, Leon S. Pitts II and Sheldon Rhoden in this upbeat revue of more than Motown 40 favorites.

April 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM; April 29 and 30 at 1:30 p.m.
$30 and up. (561) 832-7469 or Box Office



Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia”

Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia”

Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 30

Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL

“Arcadia” is a profoundly funny, Olivier Award-winning play that waltzes through two centuries, illuminating the human desire to make connections. Playwright Tom Stoppard, winner of four Tony Awards and an Academy Award (for Shakespeare in Love), displays his piercing intellect while juxtaposing romanticism and rationalism, chaos and order, along with stunning wordplay.
$66. (561) 514-4042 or Box Office



Masterworks Chorus: Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass”

Masterworks Chorus: Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass”

Sunday, April 30
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DeSantis Family Chapel, Palm Beach Atlantic University
300 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL

The 90-voice Masterworks Chorus performs two powerful works on this Sunday afternoon concert: Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.” The ensemble, founded in 1979 by Dr. Jack Jones, is led by artistic director Ken Taylor, and a full orchestra will accompany the chorus and guest soloists.

$20 in advance, $25 at the door. (561) 845-9696 or Box Office




Neil Simon’s “They’re Playing Our Song”

Neil Simon’s “They’re Playing Our Song”

Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30

Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave.
Lake Worth, FL

Catch Neil Simon’s romantic musical comedy about an established composer and an aspiring young female lyricist at the historic Lake Worth Playhouse. “They’re Playing Our Song” features music by Tony-winning composer, Marvin Hamlish, and Oscar-winning actress/singer/songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, and expresses the feelings of a love-struck creative couple when they hear their song on the radio for the very first time.

April 27-29, 8 p.m. and April 29-30, 2 p.m.
From $23. (561) 586-6410 or Box Office




Poet Flose Boursiquot

Poet Flose Boursiquot

Thursday, May 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Arts Garage
94 N. E. 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL

South Florida feminist Haitian-American poet Flose Boursiquot will share pieces from her first published body of work, “Close Your Eyes, Now Breathe.” Boursiquot, recently named one of BET’s “8 Millennial Feminist Poets That Deserve Recognition,” is politically engaged in Delray Beach and passionate about being aware, active and honestly vulnerable at any age.

From $5. (561) 450-6357 or Box Office




American Tapestry: Young Singers of the Palm Beaches in Concert

American Tapestry: Young Singers of the Palm Beaches in Concert

Saturday, May 6
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dreyfoos Hall, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL

The 350 skilled voices of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches present a program of patriotic favorites, folk songs, American spirituals, Broadway, and pop selections, old and new, for their annual Spring concert. As Palm Beach County’s premiere community-based children’s choir, the ensemble consists of talented students in grades 2 through 12 from all parts of Palm Beach County. Expect to hear fun selections from “Hairspray” to “Hamilton,” along with works by Stephen Foster, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hammerstein, Bernie Taupin and Bruno Mars. There’s also an old-fashioned sing-along to get the audience involved.

$15. (561) 832-7469 or Box Office




The Playgroup presents: “7 Short Cuts”

The Playgroup presents: “7 Short Cuts”

Friday, April 28 through Sunday, May 7

Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL

The Playgroup’s mission, to support original work by local playwrights, is clearly evident in “7 Short Cuts.” The production features works by South Florida’s talented playwrights and includes features from short comedies, dramas, and a few surprises. Several plays are ten minutes or less in their entirety, resulting in a fast-paced and highly varied theatrical experience. The Playgroup is in residence at the 155-seat Willow Theatre, nestled inside Sugar Sand Park in the heart of Boca Raton.

April 28-29 and May 5-6, 8 p.m.; April 30 and May 7, 2 p.m.

$25; group purchases of 4 or more, $15. (561) 347-3948 or Box Office




Contrasts Duo: Yasa Poletaeva and Darren Matias

Contrasts Duo: Yasa Poletaeva and Darren Matias

Sunday, May 14
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Fl

The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s “Music in the Musuem” series presents the duo of Yasa Poletaeva (violin) and Darren Matias (piano), the Contrasts Duo. They will perform selections by Mozart, Bizet and Sarasate, along with original improvisations. The young duo’s repertoire mixes performance art with traditional music making. In addition to winning first prizes at the John Oliveira Inaugural String Competition and the Lyric Chamber Music Competition, they have placed in the Arriaga, Coleman and Fischoff Competitions, been finalists at the Carnegie Hall Fellowship and earned residencies from Carey Institute, Lynn University and High Peak Music Festival.

Poletaeva is a graduate of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory and has concertized in the United States, Russia, and several cities in Europe. Matias holds Master’s and Performance Certificate degrees from Lynn Conservatory of Music, where he is also pursuing a collaborative piano degree.

Free with museum admission. (561) 392-2500 or Website




Ballet Palm Beach: “Sleeping Beauty”

Ballet Palm Beach: “Sleeping Beauty”

Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, May 14

Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College
11051 Campus Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Ballet Palm Beach presents a newly staged version of the timeless classic, “Sleeping Beauty,” choreographed by artistic director Colleen Smith and set to the traditional music of Tchaikovsky. The company is dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation through the discipline and power of dance and enriching the community in the timeless aesthetics of a universal art form.

May 6, 7:30 p.m., May 7, 4 p.m. and May 14, 4 p.m.

$19-$45. (561) 814-5598 or Box Office




The Lost Bird Project: Memorials to Extinct Birds

The Lost Bird Project: Memorials to Extinct Birds

Thursday, January 12 through Wednesday, June 28
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
253 Barcelona Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL

Artist Todd McGrain’s memorial installation honors five extinct species of North American birds. Each bronze sculpture is thoughtfully curated by the artist through framed drawings, artifacts, photos and an educational narrative. This topic aligns with Ann Norton’s interest in preserving green spaces for native and migrating birds and spotlights the loss of bird species from environmental changes. Video preview

Gallery and garden exhibition talks are held throughout the exhibition on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

$15 adults; $10 65 and up; $7 children 5 and up; under 5 free.

 




FOTOcamp 2017

FOTOcamp 2017

Monday, June 12 through Friday, August 4
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Palm Beach Photographic Centre
415 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL

Youths ages 10-17 can participate in FOTOcamp 2017 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre this summer. Attendees will receive instruction in all areas of photography, beginning with the basics of picture-taking using SLR digital cameras and progressing to state-of-the-art digital imaging techniques. FOTOcamp students are grouped by level of experience, from beginner to advanced, for each of three 2-week summer sessions. Classes are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Each student is issued a digital SLR Camera and by exploring lens choices, lighting, and composition of photographs will learn about photography and digital imaging in a fun, fact-filled environment. Sessions in the computer lab teach students how to download images to the computer, save and rename files, burn CDs and create impactful slide shows. Adobe Photoshop and Elements software is used for image adjustment techniques, such as color correction, composite images, adjusting layers and layer masks and other digital imaging methods. The computer lab is set up so that each student can access a computer, ensuring the ultimate hands-on experience. Location shooting and photographic assignments provide other opportunities to practice skills while acquiring new images. Each student receives individualized and group critiques of their work. Groups are limited to 14 participants to maximize the learning experience and ensure personal attention. Registration fills quickly.

Session 1: June 12-23, 2017

Session 2: July 10-21, 2017

Session 3: July 24-August 4, 2017

Fees vary depending on the workshop. (561) 253-2600 or workshop.org


 


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