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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Peter Sagal’s “Most Wanted”

Peter Sagal’s “Most Wanted”

December 7, 2017 through December 17, 2017

Theatre Lab at Parlaiment Hall, FAU
777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL

Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, presents the world premiere of “Most Wanted,” by Peter Sagal, playwright and host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” This is the story of Frank and Doris–a desperately bored and comfortable retired couple who snatches their darling baby granddaughter and makes a run for Florida, hoping to spice up their lives. There they meet a variety of characters who live on the fuzzy border between life and la-la-land, all of whom are remarkable similar to people they tried to leave behind. Cornered by an affable detective, the couple makes one last run to U.S. President Truman’s Little White House in Key West, where their daughter, an avenging angel in expensive clothes, confronts them with every mistake they’ve ever made as parents. Enjoy this sensitive comedy about growing up, children, and the fate that awaits us all–it won a MacArthur Fellowship from the O’Neill Theater Center.

$35. (561) 297-6124 or Tickets


38th Annual Messiah Sing Along

38th Annual Messiah Sing Along

December 15, 2017 through December 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Singing along at the annual performance of G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” with the 80-member Masterworks Chorus is a long-standing tradition in The Palm Beaches–and new voices are always welcomed. But these performances sell out quickly. Handel’s familiar settings of sacred scriptures are well-suited to audience participation–and make for a thrilling cultural evening. Conducted by artistic director Ken Taylor.
$25. Please note that there are two performances, each at different venues.
Performance 1: December 15, 7 p.m. at Benjamin Hall on the Benjamin Upper School Campus, 4875 Grandiflora Rd. Palm Beach Gardens–Tickets Online or call (561) 845-9696.
Performance 2: December 17, 7 p.m., Royal Poinciana Chapel, 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach–Tickets Online or call (561) 845-9696.


Annual Winter Performance at the Harid Conservatory of Dance

Annual Winter Performance at the Harid Conservatory of Dance

December 16, 2017 through December 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Countess de Hoernle Theater at Spanish River High School
5100 Jog Rd.
Boca Raton, Fl

As America’s tuition-free professional training school for gifted young dancers, the Harid Conservatory presents only two annual dance performances for the South Florida community. The winter performances will feature excerpts from both classical and neoclassical ballets, along with modern and character dances and cutting-edge contemporary works by leading choreographers. Students from around the world must pass a highly competitive audition to be accepted into the conservatory’s  program, where they spend four years learning all aspects of dance from great artists, teachers and choreographers as they train for professional dance careers and complete their high school educations.

$25/$30. Tickets


Holiday In Paradise

Holiday In Paradise

November 30, 2017 through December 31, 2017

West Palm Beach Waterfront
100 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL

Celebrate the Holiday Season in West Palm Beach during “Holiday in Paradise.” One of the main attractions in West Palm Beach is “Sandi,” the world’s ONLY 600-ton sand tree. This annual South Florida holiday tradition includes additional sand sculptures in Sandi Land and a backstage peek into Sandi’s “dressing room.” Children and adults can play “Glow FORE It mini golf” and “Reindeer Games Trivia Night.” Create Florida-style snowmen at the adjacent SnowieVille. Plus, more than a dozen of West Palm Beach’s favorite – and free – weekly and monthly events will celebrate Sandi, the star of Holiday in Paradise.

Activities begin on November 30, with Sandi’s tree lighting, then continue December 1, 2017 – December 31, Monday – Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, Noon – 10:00 p.m.


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

Visit a meticulously restored 1916 Courthouse building, which serves as headquarters for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, to learn about our past. Admission is free and the museum is staffed by knowledgeable staff and volunteers—it’s typically not crowded and always interesting.

The new featured exhibit, “Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures,” uses the lens of several wrecks between 1660 and 1984 to explore the impact of nautical disasters on local people and places. Broken vessels held gold and jewels, along with other treasures — items prized by early pioneers. Decayed hulls have since evolved into recreational destinations for divers, and sevearl abandoned ships have been re-purposed as artificial reefs that also support the marine ecosystem. Compelling stories, harrowing tales and the traditional riches of shipwrecks will redefine your understanding of “treasure” at the Johnson History Museum.

Free. Donations accepted. Monday -Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays. #WPBHappenings


World Premiere of Terry Teachout’s “Billy and Me”

World Premiere of Terry Teachout’s “Billy and Me”

December 3, 2017 through January 7, 2018

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

“Billy and Me,” a new play by Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout, receives its world premiere on December 8 at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Teachout has described “Billy and Me” as “a work of fiction freely based on fact.” The play speculates on the tempestuous friendship of playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge. Palm Beach Dramawork’s Producing Artistic Director William Hayes, who originally suggested the idea to Teachout, directs the premiere, which runs through January 7, 2018.

Shows are 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

(561) 514-4042, ext. 2 or Box Office

On December 3. 2-3 p.m., Theatre Guild members of Palm Beach Dramaworks will watch a very special live rehearsal of “Billy and Me” with playwright Terry Teachout, director William Hayes, cast members Tom Wahl, Nicholas Richberg and Cliff Burgess, and the complete tech crew. This open rehearsal will be followed by a potluck dinner with the cast and crew–and the cost of admission is your favorite dish that you’ll bring to share. A few remaining seats are available. For details, call (561) 514-4042, ext. 2.

 

 

 


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