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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Turtleween

Turtleween

October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL

Turtleween is an annual Halloween event at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center for the entire family. Bring little ghouls and goblins to visit sea turtle patients and then decorate a free, reusable, turtle-approved trick-or-treat bag for Halloween trick-or-treating at the end of the month! Peek into a special Haunted Hospital, experiment in a Mad Science Lab, get creative and learn to up-cycle in a post-consumer craft area. Families can also explore the Scary Seas to find spooky Creatures of the Deep in an Abyssopelagic Zone, where there’s an additional opportunity to create a bioluminescent creature from the deep of your very own invention! Dr. Logger will also make a spooky presentation about the frightening idea of having an ocean without sea turtles. Visit the face painting station and participate in a fun halloween costume parade led by Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s very own mascot, Fletch!

Free.


Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

August 8, 2017 through October 22, 2017

Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton,

The 2006 bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman is the largest gift of American and European art ever presented to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a collection that both frames and defines the legacy of a long-time Museum Trustee and collector, who also served as Board President from 2004 to 2006.The collection was first exhibited in 2007.

The bequest included iconic photographs by such important artists as Eugène Atget, Bruno Braquehais, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassaï, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Edward Steichen (pictured), and Josef Sudek, as well as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Frank, Andre Kertesz, Helmut Newton, and Irving Penn.

Witness exceptionally fine works of photographic art as the museum observes this 10th Anniversary of the Isadore and Kelly Friedman Bequest.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free admission through October 2017.

(561) 392-3500, ext. 103, or bocamuseum.org


Art After Dark and Opening Night for BRILLIANT: Recent Acquisitions

Art After Dark and Opening Night for BRILLIANT: Recent Acquisitions

October 26, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL

The Norton Museum of Art welcomes visitors to Art After Dark on October 26. The evening features an hour of individual Spotlight Talks called “Bright Colors,” beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Sylvie Fleury’s Skin Crime 6; at 5:45 p.m., Alfred Maurer’s Still Life with Breton Pottery; at 6 p.m., Thomas Nozkowski’s Untitled (8-135); and at 6:15 p.m., Hans Hofmann’s Variation of a Theme No. 2.

From 6-8 p.m., visitors can try their hands at a fun Screen Printing Workshop.

At 6:30 p.m., catch this week’s Curator’s Conversation, entitled “BRILLIANT: Recent Acquisitions,” and presented by Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearts curator of Education. Tomlinson will discuss vivid works on paper and the contemporary artists who made them.

Florida Atlantic University’s CME (Commercial Music Ensemble) performs alt rock and pop covers at 7:30 p.m.

Spotlight Talks on the exhibit, Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene, will complete the programming from 7:30-8 p.m.

And as always, there will also be an enjoyable happy hour from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the courtyard. Schedule is subject to change. This event is free, with a cash bar.

Free, Website

 


Ballet Palm Beach: Up Close

Ballet Palm Beach: Up Close

October 26, 2017 through October 27, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

 Ballet Palm Beach, the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, presents a special performance of “The List” by Christopher Huggins. A poignant tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, Mr. Huggins’ work provides a haunting look into the lives of a Jewish family, from their kitchen table to their demise. The company will also perform George Balanchine’s charming “Who Cares?”

Most tickets include one complementary drink. A limited number can be upgraded to two drinks, plus light bites and cabaret-style seats. Otherwise, additional beverages will be available for purchase. Following the performance, guests can “meet and greet” Mr. Huggins, Ballet Palm Beach’s artistic staff, and the company dancers. Proceeds from the evening will support Ballet Palm Beach’s upcoming  production of “The Nutcracker” and outreach programs.


21st Annual Members Juried Exhibition

21st Annual Members Juried Exhibition

August 26, 2017 through October 28, 2017

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

This widely diverse exhibition includes images by photographers from around the world, both amateur and professional, in all media and styles. Experimental and mixed techniques are show alongside more traditional approaches to photography.

In addition to the Members’ Juried Exhibition, catch the FOTOcamp 2017 Exhibit, showcasing impressive works by the talented young photographers who participated in the 2017 summer FOTOcamp program.

Free. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (561) 253-2600 or workshop.org.

 


Spookyville at Yesteryear Village

Spookyville at Yesteryear Village

October 20, 2017 through October 31, 2017

Yesteryear Village
9067 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL

Spookyville at Yesteryear Village provides safe family environment that includes trick-or-treating, kiddie rides, contests, games, and arts and crafts activities, based on traditional Halloween themes, in a secure environment. Now in its 17th year, Spookyville transforms Yesteryear Village’s 25 local historic buildings into a village filled with decorations and costumed volunteers. Attendees enjoy activities that yield  plenty of treats and smiles. Enjoy food, drink and maybe even some witches’ potion, walk through a Spooky House and make lots of Halloween memories together.
The fun lasts for seven exciting days: October 20, 21 & 22; October 27, 28 & 29 and October 31.
Costume competitions will be held each Sunday (October 22 and 29).
Hours are Fridays from 5-8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.
Admission is $10. The entrance gate closes at 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night.


John Cleese, Live On Stage–Plus Monty Python and the Holy Grail

John Cleese, Live On Stage–Plus Monty Python and the Holy Grail

November 1, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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

Living comedy legend, John Cleese delivers a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please. John will tell stories of his life and career that may or may not reveal the air-speed of an unladen swallow. But before he silly walks his way on to the stage, the audience gets to enjoy a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail –on a very big screen.

$40-$250. (Coconuts NOT included with ticket price.) Box Office


Reflejos: A Weekend Exhibition of Guatemalan Art

Reflejos: A Weekend Exhibition of Guatemalan Art

November 3, 2017 through November 4, 2017

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL

20 Guatemalan artists will show their original paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media works and more for two days in an exhibit called “Reflejos” and hosted by The Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund at The Box Gallery on November 3 and 4. The weekend celebrates 25 years of ongoing rural education efforts in Guatemala by The Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund and is being sponsored by the Law Firm of Searcy, Denny, Scarola, Barnhard & Shipley, Dr. Rafael E. Cordero, and Dr. Elio Raul Novoa.

“Reflejos” will be open to the public on Friday, November 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, November 4, from 3-6 p.m.

There is a ticketed opening reception from 6-8 p.m., which will be attended by the artists and members of The Guatemala Tomorrow Fund, which is flying in the artists and their works to facilitate better understanding of Guatemalan culture and people. To purchase reception tickets ($20), which include a free beverage, please call (561) 747-9790 or email info@thegtfund.org. For information on Saturday’s luncheon to celbrate 25 years of Ak’ Tenamit (literally, the New City), a rural educational effort in Guatemala, visit aktenamit.org


Ann Weaver Norton: Gateways to Modernism

Ann Weaver Norton: Gateways to Modernism

September 20, 2017 through November 26, 2017

_Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
2051 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL

When Ann Weaver (1905-1982) arrived in New York City to study art, she was not yet twenty years old.  Immersed in a male-dominated modern art movement that was still very partial to Social Realism, she was strongly influenced by both the subjects and stylistic strategies. But with extensive travel and the passage of time, she came into contact with a much broader range of artists and styles. By 1943, when she moved to West Palm Beach to teach sculpture at the Norton Gallery and School of Art, she had embraced abstractionist movement in American art.

This exhibition showcases an array of drawings and pastels, maquettes and finished sculptures in various media to depict Ann Weaver Norton’s artistic evolution over several decades. It also traces the technical evolution of her works, from small-scale figural groups to monumental and symbolic abstractions in wood, granite, and brick.

Through this exhibition, visitors will gain insights into the works displayed throughout the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, one of the area’s best-love (but almost) secret treasures.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults, $15. Seniors (62+), $10. Children and students with ID, $7. 5 years and under, free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (561) 832-5328 or ansg.org.


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

October 16, 2017 through November 27, 2017

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery
15 S. J St.
Lake Worth, FL

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists. The cooperative’s J St. gallery showcases an array of works by local artists, including art pieces, jewelry, wearable art and gifts. As the name suggests, works are often made from clay, glass, metal and stone, but other media are also shown, including photography and painting, with something for every type of collector or enthusiast. Convenient parking is available along J St. or in spaces adjacent to the building. Gallery hours are Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (561) 588-8344.

Classes and workshops in clay and fused glass for children, senior citizens and adults are offered by appointment at the nearby Flamingo Clay Studio, 216 S. F. St. in Lake Worth. Children’s classes are $20 each ($80 for the month); workshops for adults are $20 per hour/$40 for two hours or longer. All project materials and firings are included. Contact Joyce Brown at (215) 205 9441 or email Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org for details, times and availability.


Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures

Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures

October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

Historical Society of Palm Beach County
300 N. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL

A meticulously restored 1916 Courthouse building serves as headquarters for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Admission is free and the museum is staffed by knowledgeable staff and volunteers—it’s typically not crowded and always interesting.

Don’t miss the featured exhibit, “Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures.” Through the lens of several wrecks between 1660 and 1984, this exhibit explores the impact of these nautical disasters on people and places during various historical periods. Broken vessels held not only gold and jewels, but other treasures — items prized by early pioneers. Decaying hulls later evolved into recreational destinations. Today, abandoned ships re-purposed as artificial reefs have become treasure not only for residents and visitors, but also for the marine ecosystem. Dive into compelling stories and traditional riches of shipwrecks, while redefining your meaning of “treasure” at the Johnson History Museum. Monday -Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

 


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