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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Clematis By Night presents Greye

Clematis By Night presents Greye

April 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition proves why this neighborhood has been the “hot spot to chill” for more than 20 years. At Clematis by Night, guests enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene in a waterfront happy hour picnic-perfect setting.

This week’s featured band is Greye, because the world is more than just black and white! Greye’s ever-growing discography has something for everyone. Since 2012, they’ve rocked crowds locally and nationally with a fusion of different genres, which they classify as “Progressive Indie.” Greye admits to drawing influence and inspiration from lot of styles, including the John Butler Trio, Yes, Kansas, Ambrosia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, even video games.

Free. Wpb.org/events .


Environmental Film Series: The Making of Washed Ashore

Environmental Film Series: The Making of Washed Ashore

April 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mounts Botanical Gardens
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL

Mounts Environmental Film Series is a great opportunity to view environmental films and documentaries that can raise awareness of our relationship to the natural environment, using film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change.

If you’ve experienced the Washed Ashore sculptures on exhibit in the Mounts Botanical Gardens, interacted with them and learned about the plastic pollution in our waterways and the ocean–and even if you haven’t yet, here’s a chance to learn directly from the artist, founder and director of “Washed Ashore: Art To Save The Sea.”

Artist Angela Hazeltine Pozzi and her brilliant staff are featured in this documentary about their collective inspiration and process for creating “Flash,” “Sebastian James,” “Lidia” and all of the whimsical sea creatures for the Washed Ashore exhibit. The film also explains why the Washed Ashore Project is an important tool for educating mankind about the perils of plastic in our world’s oceans.

The viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear expert perspectives.

Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. $10 non-members, $5 children 5-12, free to members and children ages 4 and under–tickets include admission to the gardens, so arrive early. Film begins at 6:30 p.m. (561)  233-1757 or Website.


Photographer Rachel Louise Brown’s SIMULATIONS

Photographer Rachel Louise Brown’s SIMULATIONS

April 11, 2018 through April 28, 2018

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

Rachel Louise Brown’s approach to photography is original and astonishing. She’ll share her way of viewing the world as a stage on Wednesday afternoon, and share a new show  through April 28.

An artist-in-residence at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, England-born Brown decided to focus on the oft-advertised image of Florida as the land of escapism, entertainment and thrills, a symbol of the American Dream. Exploring local attractions alone and after hours, including the Palm Beach Zoo, Mar-a-Lago, Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairground and The Breakers, and juxtaposing portraits of young ballerinas, gymnasts and marching bands who are trained to entertain, she has produced a personal and intentionally objective view of these familiar landmarks in her solo exhibition, SIMULATIONS.

Free Artist’s lecture, 4-6 p.m., April 11th.

SIMULATIONS shows through April 28 at the Museum of the Palm Beach Photographic Center. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed on some holidays, call for schedule. (561) 253-2600.


Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl

Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl

January 23, 2018 through April 29, 2018

Flagler Museum
1 Whitehall Way
Palm Beach, FL

75 works by Boston painter and etcher, Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl (1853-1952), including portraits, landscapes and amusing historical scenes, are on exhibition at the Flagler Museum through April 29. Associated with Boston’s elite during his lifetime, Gaugengigl was–and still is–acknowledged for his expert figure modeling and ability to capture the essence of a sitter’s personality.The works are on loan from major private and public collections across the United States.

The gallery is located on the second floor of Whitehall. Masterfully Human can be complemented by guided exhibition tours on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

$18 adults; $10 youth; $3 child; three and under, free. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays.


Spring Ball, A Mixed Repertory Program by Boca Ballet Theatre

Spring Ball, A Mixed Repertory Program by Boca Ballet Theatre

April 28, 2018 through April 29, 2018

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

Serious athlete’s and dancers know there’s no crying in baseball or ballet, at least not this ballet! Boca Ballet Theatre’s “Spring Ball” concert features an exciting mixed program that features Christopher Fleming’s lively ballet, Play Ball! It’s a fun-loving ballet that pays homage to “the grand ole game” and celebrates the men and women of the professional baseball leagues in the 1940s. To “prep” for this performance, members of Lynn University’s baseball team gave the dancers a quick lesson in baseball-specific moves, like throwing, catching, sliding and pitching. The results are magical.

In this mixed repertory program, baseball isn’t the only story to be told, however. Also on the program is Dan Guin’s Voyage Classique and Michael Fokine’s Les Sylphides.

Established in December of 1990, Boca Ballet Theatre is the 5th largest dance company in Florida and one of the top civic companies in the United States. During the last 27 years, the affiliated School of Boca Ballet Theatre has educated more than 9,000 young people and performed for more than 200,000 audience members from throughout south Florida. Come cheer them on!

 

$40 adults, $30 children.

April 28, 7 p.m., and April 29, 2 p.m. (561) 995-0709 or Tickets.


April at the South Florida Science Center

April at the South Florida Science Center

April 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North, West
West Palm Beach, FL

Where else can the entire family make great memories together while learning about the world of science and exploration? April is a wonderful time to visit the South Florida Science Center, a beautiful facility in West Palm Beach.

Planetarium Shows: Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. (except on April 14), 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., and daily at 1 , 2, 3, and 4 p.m. $5 Adult

Conservation Course: Players of all ages can enjoy the Science Center’s beautiful 18-hole miniature course designed by Jim Fazio and Gary Nicklaus, with its babbling brooks, butterfly gardens and lush green landscaping, while learning about natural Florida habitats, specifically the Everglades, since each hole is named for animals or plants indigenous to South Florida. Conservation course details

April 13: (2nd Friday each month) Head to the Planetarium for the monthly Laser Light Show, set to music by Pink Floyd, the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, among others. Laser Light Show Tickets 

Through April 22: Ever wanted to know what it takes to become an astronaut or how they manage everyday things, like sleeping in space? Find out at the Science Center’s exhibition, ASTRONAUT! Through hands-on and full-body displays, this revealing science exhibition investigates the reality of what it takes to become a space explorer.

April 28: the Palm Beach Mini-Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. About mini-maker faire.

Science Center admission is $16.95, adults; $12.95, ages 3-12; free, 3 and under. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Planetarium shows, Laser Light Show and Conservation Course are ticketed separately.


Washed Ashore Exhibition at Mounts Botanical Garden

Washed Ashore Exhibition at Mounts Botanical Garden

December 4, 2017 through June 2, 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.

 

 


First Friday Art Walks in Delray Beach

First Friday Art Walks in Delray Beach

May 4, 2018 through July 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stroll and enjoy a self-guided tour of local art galleries, exhibitions and studios on the First Friday of each month in downtown Delray Beach. This year-long event allows visitors to explore the heart to and soul of this local arts district from 6-9 p.m. Discover fine art galleries and working artist studios, while meeting many of the talented artists who contribute so much to this award-winning arts-centric town.
First Friday Art Walks are free. A helpful brochure and map of downtown Delray Beach is located here.

 


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