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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Summer Concert Series: Jazz Night

Summer Concert Series: Jazz Night

June 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County presents an evening of jazz standards and works from the Great American Songbook by an impressive group of seasoned musicians. Founder and host of Jazz on J Street, flutist Blanche Williams, joins forces with jazz pianist, Rick Moore, founder and president of the Jupiter Jazz & Performing Arts Society and co-leader of the legendary Sunday Jazz Jams at Double Roads Tavern in Jupiter. Drummer Jeff Abbott will provide impeccable precision and timing, along with international jazz performer/composer, Burt Boice, on bass and Gary Levy, a “musician’s musician” from the Warne Marsh School of Jazz Improvisation, on alto sax. Guests vocalists Yvette Norwood-Tiger and Lynn Simone complete the ensemble.

$20 in advance; $25 at the door. (561) 422-3338 or Box Office


Gallery Talk: Modern and Contemporary Art

Gallery Talk: Modern and Contemporary Art

June 27, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Learn about the artists, media, and meaning of works on view during this tour of the Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Collection, led by a Gallery Specialist. Free parking is available throughout the parking garages in Mizner Park. Metered and valet parking is also available within Mizner Park.

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


The Lost Bird Project: Memorials to Extinct Birds

The Lost Bird Project: Memorials to Extinct Birds

January 12, 2017 through June 28, 2017
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. (561) 832-5328 or ansg.org

 


For the Love of the Game: Baseball in The Palm Beaches

For the Love of the Game: Baseball in The Palm Beaches

May 1, 2017 through July 1, 2017

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

This exhibit highlights the impact of America’s favorite pastime on our area over more than twelve decades. Taking root as entertainment for winter visitors to Henry Flagler’s elegant hotels, the game became a favorite as locals competed with other South Florida communities. Its popularity drew such notable stars as Arthur C. Spalding, George E. Andrews, and Connie Mack, who in turn provided the expertise and facilities for engendering even wider participation.

Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
(561) 832-4164 or hspbc.org


Mediterranea: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection

Mediterranea: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection

May 23, 2017 through July 2, 2017

Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton,

Explore the rich diversity of the Mediterranean region through the work of late-19th and early 20th-century American artists with an exhibition that highlights the diversity and distinctiveness of Mediterranean flora, the legacy of its Greco-Roman past and the influence of Christianity and Islam on Mediterranean history and art.

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday  Sunday: 12-5 p.m. Free parking at nearby Mizner Park Garage.

$12; $10 seniors; 12 and under free. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 22, 2017 through July 2, 2017

PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Entr’acte Theatrix presents Finn and Sheinkin’s Tony-award winning musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the adventures of an eclectic group of sixth graders (played by adult actors) competing in a fictional spelling bee run by some seriously quirky grown-ups. Candidly disclosing family stories, these “children” intently spell their way through a series of potentially made-up words, hoping not to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell. The audience gets involved, too. Run time is 2 hours.

7:30 p.m.: June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1

2:30 p.m.: June 24, July 1; 3 p.m., June 25, July 2

$38, (561) 366-9033 or Box Office


Orchid City Brass: American Expressions

Orchid City Brass: American Expressions

July 1, 2017 through July 2, 2017

Location Details Below
July 1, 1st Presbyterian Church, Palm Beach Gardens
July 2, Grace Community Church, Boca Raton,

Enjoy Orchid City Brass’s annual Independence Day concert, “American Expressions,” at either of two locations in early July. The program showcases patriotic music and other works that celebrate the American spirit. Notably, Orchid City Brass is South Florida’s only professional British-style band. They’ll perform traditional favorites, including Sousa’s marches and a tribute to the armed forces, along with some newer works: a tribute to Count Basie, Leonard Bernstein’s “Slava!” and a truly grand new arrangement of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The band is comprised entirely of brass instruments and percussion, combining the brilliant timbres of tubas, trombones, euphoniums and tenor horns with flugelhorns and a variety of cornets and trumpets. Many of south Florida’s finest musicians, band directors and music teachers will perform on this grand occasion, and students attend for free.

July 1, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 717 Prosperity Farms Rd.,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Box Office 

July 2, 4 p.m., Grace Community Church, 600 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL. Box Office

$15. Students, free. (561) 247-4078 or orchidcitybrass.org

 


Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

June 8, 2017 through July 9, 2017

The Wick Theatre
7901 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Fl

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” brings to the stage a cast of familiar characters that includes Belle, the Beast, Lefou, Gaston and Lumiere. The cast features Loren Christopher, Mallory Newbrough, Courter Simmons, Jacob Thompson and Jonathan Van Dyke. Directed by Dom Ruggiero. Music direction by Eric Alsford.

Shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are at 7 p.m.; June 8, 9, 10 (opening night), 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30; July 1, 6, 7, 8

Matinees are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; June 7, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28 and 30; July 1, 2, 5, 8, 9.

(561) 995-2333 or thewick.org

Special pre-performance VIP experiences (below) are ticketed separately:

Story Time with Belle,” (12 -2 p.m., Wednesdays and Sundays, $40, June 14-July 9); Guests sit with Belle in her library as she shares her favorite story. Afanciful light lunch will be served as guests participate in sing-a-longs, create arts and crafts and take home a “goodie” bag and a specially designed photo memory.

Tea Time with Mrs. Potts” (12 -2 p.m., Wednesdays and Sundays, $40, June 14-July 9); guests enjoy a fantasy tea party hosted by Mrs. Potts, replete with tasty treats, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts projects, theatre etiquette, photo opportunity and a take-home “goodie” bag.

Lumiere’s Candlelight Dinner” (5-7 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays, $75, June 14-July 9); assisted by a fanciful staff, Lumiere hosts a delectable “family-style” French-inspired carte du jour for adults and children alike. Music is performed by the staff and delectable themed desserts and drinks are served. This are also special photo opportunities.


Into The Woods

Into The Woods

June 30, 2017 through July 23, 2017

Studio One Theatre at FAU’s Performing Arts Bldg.
777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL

FAU’s Department of Theatre/Studio One Theatre presents “Into the Woods,” one of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular and enduring musicals at the Studio One Theatre. This fairy tale mash-up brings “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella” into the lives of a baker and his wife, as they try to escape a witch’s curse that has left them childless. The music is sophisticated and the lyrics are utterly brilliant.

$25. (561) 297-6124 or Box Office 

7-9 p.m.: June 30, July 1, 8, 14 and 22

2-4 p.m., July 2, 9, 15 and 23


2017 Guided Turtle Walks–Reservations Recommended

2017 Guided Turtle Walks–Reservations Recommended

June 1, 2017 through July 29, 2017

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL

Wednesday-Saturday evenings during June and July are prime time for nesting sea turtles in Juno Beach. Join a team of experienced biologists at  Loggerhead Marinelife Center to learn about these fascinating animals. Scouts from the Center will patrol a designated section of Juno Beach in search of nesting sea turtles, while visitors experience an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles and an exclusive, behind-the-gate tour of sea turtle facilities. Once a loggerhead is sighted and has begun the egg-laying process, the group will be led down to the beach to witness this unforgettable experience. No flashlights, flash photography allowed.

Children under 8 are not permitted. Up to 30 people are allowed per night and dates fill up quickly. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of witnessing a sea turtle nesting, and there are no refunds on tickets if a sea turtle is not spotted. Participants must arrive between 8:40 and 9 p.m. on the scheduled date. Walk-in fee is $20 per person, subject to availability.

$17 adults, $13 members, if registered in advance (recommended). Register here.

 


Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society

Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society

June 9, 2017 through July 31, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society houses over 550 animals (190 species), many of them endangered, from Florida, North, South and Central America, Australia, and Madagascar. The Zoo is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Trainers showcase the natural behaviors of many furry, feathered and scaly friends in a daily show at 1 p.m. called the “Wild Things Show.” Shows take place at the Wildlife Theatre in the heart of the zoo, directly across from the Butterfly Garden. “Wings over Water” begins at 2:30 p.m. on a floating stage on Baker Lake in the heart of the zoo. This interactive show features more than 20 trained birds from around the world and showcases their majestic and sometimes comical behaviors. See full show schedule here.

$19.95 Adults, $14.95 Children. (561)-547-9453 or palmbeachzoo.org


FOTOcamp 2017

FOTOcamp 2017

June 12, 2017 through August 4, 2017
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


Drawn To The Arts: An Exhibition of Illustrators’ Works

Drawn To The Arts: An Exhibition of Illustrators’ Works

June 8, 2017 through August 12, 2017

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art presents an exhibition of works by some of the finest children’t book authors and illustrators this summer. Focusing on the somewhat magical process of developing images for children’s books, “Drawn to the Arts” will feature 20 artworks by each of 15 national and international award-winning artists.

The opening reception will take place on June 15. Call to RSVP. Otherwise, enjoy a drive north on U.S. one, just beyond the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum to Tequesta Drive, then left to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art.

$5. Children (12 and under), free. After July 1, 1st Saturdays each month, free.

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed July 1-4. Docent-led group tours are available by appointment. (561) 746-3101 or lighthousearts.org

 

 


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