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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“The Other Mozart”

“The Other Mozart”

Friday, December 9, 2016 - Saturday, December 10, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Written and performed by Sylvia Milo, “The Other Mozart” is based on the true and less often told story of Maria Anna Mozart, nicknamed “Nannerl.” With her brother Amadeus, she was a child prodigy who toured Europe to equal acclaim as a keyboard virtuoso and composer –until she turned 18. This one-woman play puts Nannerl back in the spotlight, revealing a world of extraordinary beauty and overwhelming prejudice hidden in the folds of her skirt.

December 9, 7:30 p.m.
December 10, 7:30 p.m.

$32. (561) 832-7469 or kravis.org





10th Annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2016: “Grand Tasting”

10th Annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 2016: “Grand Tasting”

Sunday, December 11, 2016
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Gardens Mall, Grand Court
3101 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

More than 60 south Florida restaurants will be serving their most celebrated dishes at this festive annual event in The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. Throughout the venue, guests will encounter music from local bands and DJs, celebrity chef book signings, holiday-inspired displays, the Stoli Mule & Beer Garden, a runway fashion show and more. Enjoy a variety of tastings from participating restaurants and wineries. As the grand finale of the 2016 Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival three local chefs will compete in the Grand Chef Throwdown for the $10,000 grand prize.

$75.  5 p.m. pbfoodwinefest.com





Holiday Brass Spectacular: Choral Society of the Palm Beaches

Holiday Brass Spectacular: Choral Society of the Palm Beaches

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Sunday, December 11, 2016

FAU Lifelong Learning Society – Jupiter
5353 Parkside Dr.
Jupiter, FL

Celebrate the season with the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches at this program of holiday music for choir and brass ensemble. The Palm Beach Children’s Chorus and Palm Beach Brass join in as special guests for the evening. There will also be a community carol sing. Artistic director S. Mark Aliapolis conducts.

The mission of the 55-year-old Choral Society of the Palm Beaches is to provide both entertaining and meaningful encounters with the vocal arts, believing that such experiences enrich the community and add to the quality of our lives.

December 10: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
December 11: 4-6 p.m.

$25. (561) 626-9997 or choralsocietypalmbeaches.org/tickets/





Danú, “A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag”

Danú, “A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag”

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Walter S. Gubleman Auditorium, Society of the Four Arts
2 Four Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, FL

The Society of the Four Arts celebrates an Irish Christmas in Palm Beach this season with Danú’s “Féile na Nollag (A Christmas Gathering)”. As one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles, Danú delivers high-energy performances with a glorious mix of ancient music and new arrangements to create a strong communal vibe. The ensemble includes traditional flutes, pipes, tin whistle, fiddles, guitar, button accordion, bouzouki, bodhran, and vocals (in Gaelic and English), along with step dancing.

Tickets are $45 (orchestra) or $40 (balcony). (561) 655-7226 or fourarts.org





“Ride and Remember” Trolley Tour

“Ride and Remember” Trolley Tour

Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
170 N. W. 5th Ave.
Delray Beach, FL

Learn about the people, events, places and history of Delray Beach on The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour. Journey through five historic districts and tour the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, plus two other sites (announced during the tour). The Trolley Tour is offered once each month. Advanced reservations are recommended. Park at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Arrive early for best seats. The open air trolley departs from the museum 10 a.m. and returns at 12 p.m. Free parking available.

$25. (561) 279-8883 or spadymuseum.com/trolley-tours





“Winter Tapestry”: A Holiday Concert by Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

“Winter Tapestry”: A Holiday Concert by Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

Saturday, December 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

One night each year, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches produce the feel good concert of the season, “Winter Tapestry.” The award-winning vocal ensemble of more than 350 local young singers entertains audiences of all ages with its signature brand of choral music, family favorites and entertaining interludes. Experience the magic of song this holiday–along with a snowfall. There will be a 15-minute intermission.

$15-$45. (561) 832-7469 or kravis.org





One-Day Workshop: Intro to the DSLR Camera

One-Day Workshop: Intro to the DSLR Camera

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Palm Beach Photographic Centre offers an introductory hands-on workshop on the basics of digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras on October 15, 25; November 19; and December 1, 17. Please note that a separate course is offered for digital point and shoot cameras. Veteran teacher Sean Shrogi will provide guidance for all brands of DSLR and Micro 4/3 cameras. This one-day class is designed to help participants better understand their equipment, use helpful software and learn a variety of techniques for successful digital photography, including:

  • Digital camera features
  • Proper set-up
  • Pixel resolution for different uses
  • File formats
  • Advantages of RAW files
  • Digital media storage devices
  • Downloading files to the computer

The workshop includes a short field trip to practice some of the techniques and topics discussed in the classroom. Bring along your camera, a charged battery, camera manual (if you have it) and a memory card.

$145, members; $195 non-members. Limited to 12 participants. Advanced registration required. (561) 253-2600 or workshop.org





Question Bridge: Black Males

Question Bridge: Black Males

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016

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

“Question Bridge: Black Males” originated as a platform for authentic exchanges about life for black men in America, revealing the rarely seen diversity of thought, character and identity within the black male population, a diversity too frequently reduced by media language. The installation changes with each venue, providing critical ground for community engagement and dialogue, a major component of the Norton Museum’s presentation.

Artist Chris Johnson’s 1996 video engagement at San Diego with different generations of African-American men was expanded into the version being exhibited as an art installation through the participation of Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair and Bayete Ross Smith. The project includes more than 1,600 video-recorded questions and answers from more than 160 men in nine American cities.

October 20, 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Curator’s Conversations, led by Cheryl Brutvan, director of curatorial affairs.

Free. (561) 832-5196 or norton.org.

 





G. F. Handel’s “Messiah”

G. F. Handel’s “Messiah”

Friday, December 16, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016

This traditional holiday favorite sells out regularly. Handel’s immortal masterpiece is a moving musical experience intended to elevate and enrich the soul. Its familiarity thrills audiences with the joy of rediscovery at each new hearing. This holiday treat features brilliant music, stellar soloists and a superb orchestra. Notably, in 2015, members of the Masterworks Chorus sang portions of Handel’s “Messiah” at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and the Masterworks Festival Chorus. Artistic music director Ken Taylor will conduct two performances of “Messiah,” as follows:

December 16, 7 p.m., at United Methodist Church of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach and December 18, 7 p.m., at Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. (561) 845-9696 or masterworkspb.org.





The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wellington High School Theatre
2101 Greenview Shores Blvd.
Wellington, FL

This traditional story of holiday magic is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s fairytale about a young girl’s dream. Clara’s beloved nutcracker doll turns into a prince, then saves her from the evil Rat King and an army of mice. Together, they journey through distant lands, including the Land of Sweets. Professional guest artists Carlos Ignacio Galindez and Aaron Melendez join the Arts Dance Generation company in this full-length production.

Tickets are $30. Order Online.





Holiday Evening Tours

Holiday Evening Tours

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - Friday, December 23, 2016

The Flagler Museum
One Whtehall Way
Palm Beach, FL

Visit Whitehall after hours and discover the origins of some American Christmas traditions. During these special tours, the museum’s first floor is decorated in gilded-age splendor and lit by its original 1902 light fixtures. Guests receive a traditional Flagler Museum Christmas cracker when the tour concludes, as a choral group sings carols and holiday refreshments are served. The Museum Store will also be open for holiday shopping.

December 18 and 19 with tours at 7:05 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.

December 20 through 23 with tours at 6:50 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.

Adults $25, children $15. Reservations required. (561) 655-2833 or flaglermuseum.us.





Edwards S. Curtis: 100 Masterworks

Edwards S. Curtis: 100 Masterworks

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016

Flagler Museum
One Whtehall Way
Palm Beach, FL

This collection of 100 extraordinary vintage photographs was taken in 1900 by Edward S. Curtis when he first encountered intact Native American culture in Montana. The experience prompted a monumental quest to safeguard and preserve the legacy of the North American Indian for future generations. Divided by geographic area, the exhibit features both iconic and little-known works from a collection of more than 3,000 rare vintage Curtis photographs and related objects. The prints are among the finest examples in existence; some are the only known example of a particular image. This exhibition is free with admission to the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

Open Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adult $18, Youth $10, Child $3. (561) 655-2833 or flaglermuseum.us





Jay Presson Allen’s “Tru,” Palm Beach Dramaworks

Jay Presson Allen’s “Tru,” Palm Beach Dramaworks

Friday, December 2, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017

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

Jay Presson Allen’s one-man play about Truman Capote stars Rob Donahoe. Abandoned by high-society friends who recognize themselves in a published excerpt from an unflattering, unfinished novel, “Tru” dishes humorously, ruminates on his life and self-medicates as a solitary Christmas approaches.

Runs through December 31.
2 p.m., Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays

Tickets are $66.

“Dramalogue,” December 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Dramalogue” is a focused and informative discussion of the current production that includes an audience Q & A. Host Marc Perlman outlines the life and times of Truman Capote, author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood, to provide further insights into his life and works. Rob Donahoe performs selected readings.

Tickets are $23. (561) 514-4042, ext. 2, or palmbeachdramaworks.org





Dead Images: Photos of the Grateful Dead

Dead Images: Photos of the Grateful Dead

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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

From the archives of Robbi Cohn, this exhibit features photos of the Grateful Dead during their final decade together. Cohn’s photos, as a whole, represent the largest single body of work documenting the famous psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band. The exhibit features signed and numbered prints, as well as some special, one-of-a-kind framed images with their corresponding backstage passes or tickets. Also included are examples from Cohn’s latest collection of images printed on aluminum—a proprietary process in which dyes are sublimated onto metal, giving the appearance of slides on a light box, with striking contrast and color saturation.

Museum hours at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Free. (561) 253-2600 or workshop.org

 



 


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