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Upcoming Hot Tickets
January 19, 2018 through January 20, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College
4200 S, Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL
Tap dancing is the bomb, right? Well, Dorrance Dance thinks so, and when you see then in action you will, too. This amazing troupe honors tap dancing’s unique history by seriously updating it, while upholding its traditional forms. Dorrance Dance pushes taps rhythmic, technical and conceptual boundaries in all kinds of new directions. Passionately committed to expanding the audience for tap dancing, America’s long-standing indigenous jazz vernacular dance form, they incorporate newer forms of dance that have similarly rocked the foundations of American culture: street, club & experimental dance. They throw a bright new light on this time-honored and highly entertaining fancy footwork. Video Preview
Art Palm Beach 21st Edition
January 17, 2018 through January 21, 2018
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
ArtPalmBeach celebrates its 21st Edition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from January 18-21, 2017 with a preview on the evening of January 17th.
ArtPalmBeach is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts. International galleries from around the world will be exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists. The fair also offers a full schedule of lectures, art film screenings, artists discussions, and curatorial tours. Restaurant, champagne bar, and espresso bar available.
Preview Night: Wednesday, January 17 6 pm – 10 pm (admission with purchase of a multi-day ticket)
Regular Fair Hours: January 18, 12 pm – 7 pm January 19, 12 pm – 7 pm January 20, 12 pm – 7 pm January 21, 12 pm – 6 pm
Parking Valet and self-parking available at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. TICKETS
Andrew Collins Trio
January 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
94 N. E. 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL
Catch 7-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner and mando-maestro Andrew Collins–an artist who’s equally at home on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello–when he brings his amazing trio to Art Garage. Expect a night of unforgettable music making from the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. Collins surrounds himself with similar talent: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola; in-the-pocket James McEleney holds it down on the bass, mando-cello and vocals. They’ll be showcasing a popular collision of folk, jazz, celtic, and newgrass, not to mention a dizzying and energetic interplay of instruments on stage. Their dynamic genre-hopping show is further propelled by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies. Video Preview
$30.$40/$45. (561) 450-6357 or TICKETS
Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Gold Medalist Sirena Huang, with Robert Koenig
January 22, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rinker Playhouse, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Even those who don’t think the violin is for them will be mesmerized by the expressive and brilliant musicianship of Sirena Huang, the 23-year-old American violinist who took the first prize in the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. Motivated by a deep wish to inspire peace and harmony with her music, Huang has performed before President Barack Obama, Elie Wiesel and other world leaders. And she’s been at this a while, having done a Ted Talk at age 11, when she explained with incredible poignancy how music speaks to all listeners, then performed brilliantly to drive the point home. Sirena has since appeared as a soloist with major orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, and won other important competitions, including first place in the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Performers. The $30K prize awarded by the panel of judges the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition further proves to the world that she’s a stand out among the best of the best. Don’t miss her south Florida recital debut.
Huang will be joined by esteemed collaborative pianist, Robert Koenig, for an intimate evening of extraordinary music making.
The program includes:
Stravinsky’s Suite italienne from the ballet Pulcinella
Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major
Tchaikovsky’s Valse-Scherzo in C Major, Op. 34
Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis
Li Shangqian’s Entranced by Mountain Scenery and
Sarasate’s popular Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20
It’s a steal at $30. (561) 832-7469 or TICKETS
January 9, 2018 through January 28, 2018
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 E. Indiantown Rd.
Head back to the beat of the 1960s, when Tracy Turnblad, an energetic, big-hearted girl from Baltimore, dances her way onto national television. In an era of popular girls, bouffant hairdos, segregation and rock and roll, the socially awkward Tracy somehow achieves her dream: to dance on the wildly popular Corny Collins shows. And she can dance. Transformed by her success, Tracy gains the courage to defy the status quo in other ways, including integrating the previously all-white teenage television show. Winner of eight Tony Awards®, this Broadway dance sensation features hits like “Welcome to the ‘60s” and “Good Morning Baltimore.” It’s a guaranteed “feel good” experience!
$58-$120. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. on January 9-13, 16-20, 23-27; matinees at 2 p.m. on January 10, 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28.
Washed Ashore Exhibition at Mounts Botanical Garden
December 4, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Mounts Botanical Gardens
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
When you visit Mounts Botanical Garden, the pristine 14-acre sanctuary of 23 separate tropical and sub-tropical gardens, you’ll also encounter a surprising menagerie of giant sea life sculptures, like Priscilla the Parrot Fish, shown above. What’s absolutely mind-boggling, however, is that each of these beauties was constructed entirely from marine debris–a/k/a ocean litter, plastic pollution, junk in the water. This very special exhibition illustrates the need to better police ourselves when it comes to what we throw out into the world–and especially into the ocean.
The primary role of Mounts Botanical Garden is to educate and inspire people about the importance of nature and the environment, showing visitors many ways to improve their own world by living in harmony with nature. This amazing destination illustrates how nature and the environment impact the everyday lives of all of us. And with the addition of this important exhibition, the garden becomes a must-see for young and old alike–as they say, seeing is believing.
For even more details about “Washed Ashore,” here’s a video backgrounder.
$15 adults, $5 children 5-12, free to 4-year-olds and younger. Website. Tickets can be purchased at the main gate. To schedule a group tour call 561-233-1757.
Visit John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
John D. MacArthur Beach Sate Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a fantastic destination for nature lovers. This protected natural estuary and ocean shoreline is home to all types of native and migratory wildlife. An informative welcome center and gift shop provides helpful information, along with basic outdoor supplies and souvenirs. Well-maintained boardwalks and trails provide outstanding access to the unspoiled landscape and waterfronts, including one of the prettiest beaches anywhere. Depending on the season, manatees, dolphins, mullet, snook, rays, and a variety of birds can be sighted at the park.
Kayak rentals allow visitors to paddle through the estuary, traveling underneath Burnt Bridge to explore the Lake Worth Lagoon and Munyon Island. Free land-based kayak lessons are offered on the first Sunday of each month at the welcome center’s amphitheatre (pictured), but reservations are required. Call (561) 624-6950 for details.
Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle (2-8 people), $4 for a single occupant vehicles. The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Kayak rentals are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (561) 624-6950 or macarthurbeach.org
We look forward to hearing from you, and although immediate assistance may not always be possible, the Cultural Concierge will respond to each inquiry in the order it is received.