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Upcoming Hot Tickets
Sunday, February 12 through Sunday, February 26
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 E. Indiantown Rd.
“Disgraced” (2012) explores the stories friends share, the secrets people tell their lovers and the lies they tell themselves. The first stage play of novelist and screenwriter, Ayad Akhtar, it has earned the 2012 Joseph Jefferson Award for a New Work (Play or Musical), the 2013 Obie Award for Play Writing and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
“Disgraced” addresses major sociopolitical themes, including Islamophobia and the self-identity of Muslim-American citizens. It portrays a dinner party between four people with very different backgrounds. When their friendly discussion turns to politics and religion, the mood around the table heats up, revealing racial and ethnic prejudices that can secretly persist in even the most progressive cultural circles, as well as some of the challenges faced by upwardly-mobile Muslim Americans in the post-9/11 America.
Audiences are invited to participate in post-performance discussions (20 minutes), moderated by Maltz Jupiter Theatre staff and a prominent community leader, to share thoughts and feelings about the play’s themes and characters.
Tickets prices range from $56 to $90. Call (561) 575-2223 or click here for show dates and times.
23rd Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
Saturday, February 25 through Sunday, February 26
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
501 Lake Ave.
Lake Worth, FL
Join more than 100,000 art lovers in downtown Lake Worth for the 23rd annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. More than 600 artists will transform the pavement into a giant outdoor public art gallery. Touted as the world’s largest free festival of its kind, the award-winning two-day event covers Lake Worth’s streets. Artists converge to display their talents on the asphalt, using only chalk (plus knee pads, wide-brimmed hats and ample sunscreen). Street performers and mainstage entertainment add to the festive community vibe.
Free shuttles loop between the Lake Worth Tri-Rail station and Lake Worth’s City Hall. Drivers can leave their cars at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus (Congress Avenue between Lake Worth Road and 6th Ave. So.) and ride the shuttle to City Hall and back. Shuttles loop continually from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Illuminating the Deep: Bioluminesence Exhibition
Thursday, December 22 through Saturday, March 4
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive
Vibrant images of amazing deep-water creatures photographed by Dr. Edie Widder, international authority on bioluminescence, illuminate the Lighthouse ArtCenter galleries. Colorful panels by Dr. Steven Bernstein explain the language of light (and giant squids), blending art with science. Original paintings by Else Bostlemann, expedition artist for William Beebe during the 1930s bathysphere dives, give an early perspective on bioluminescence. Use virtual reality to develop your own language of light using the newly released Tilt Brush by Google. Draw in 3D and walk through your artwork.
$10, adults; $5, children 12 and up; under 12, free. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
(561) 746-3101 or lighthousearts.org
Donald Margulies: “Collected Stories”
Friday, February 3 through Sunday, March 5
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL
Inspiration vs. appropriation, loyalty vs. creative freedom, along with friendship, betrayal, morality and the artistic impulse: these are among the many provocative issues raised by playwright Donald Margulies in “Collected Stories.” The new production opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on February 3 and continues through March 5. This two-character play follows the relationship between a mentor and her young protégée over a six-year period. Following its world premiere in 1996 at South Coast Repertory, “Collected Stories” became a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Credits: Paul Stancato, director; Anne-Marie Cusson as Ruth, Keira Keeley as Lisa; scenic design by K. April Soroko, costume design by Brian O’Keefe, lighting design by Ron Burns and sound design by Matt Corey.
Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m.
(561) 514-4042 or palmbeachdramaworks.org.
Palm Beach County Natural Areas Festival
Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11
Palm Beach County Natural Areas Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of the beauty and wildness found throughout the 31,000-acre Natural Areas System. Held at Winding Waters Natural Area, located at 6161 Haverhill Road in West Palm Beach, the festival features a 5-K Trail Run, guided hikes and kayak tours, wildlife presentations, kid zone, food trucks, and much more.
Additional events, including a guided photography walk, an evening astronomy hike and campfire, sunset paddles, a swamp tromp and a full moon bike hike will be held throughout the weekend.
March 9-11. Pre-registration is recommended. For details, click here.
Saturday, February 25 through Saturday, March 11
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
Family Saturdays, held each month at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, encourage families to discover the arts together, connecting and creating memories while acquiring new skills through visual art, dance and theater. This inter-generational series of public workshops takes place at the Cultural Council in downtown Lake Worth and is open to all ages.
February 25: Painting Workshop with Manon Sanders. One of Florida’s premier artists of plein air and studio painting, Manon will focus on the basics of painting, including color theory and perspective. Participants of all ages will create paintings they are proud to exhibit. Co-presenter: Lighthouse Artcenter Gallery and School of Art.
March 11: Abstraction in Action. Experience a lively family-friendly conversation that explores the colorful abstract works of Norton Museum of Art’s RAW artist, Svenja Deininger. Put abstraction into action by making abstract works of art with Norton Museum of Art education staff. Co-presented with the Norton Museum of Art.
$5 per family per event. Pre-registration: (561) 471-2901, ext. 317 or email@example.com.
First come, first served. Space is limited.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Friday, January 27 through Friday, March 31
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL
The Morikami’s Roji-en garden has abundant viewpoints where visitors may stop and absorb their surroundings. Feel free to sit on a bench and simply relax while taking in the wide panorama of water, earth and sky. Or enjoy a more intimate view of individual rocks and plants nearby. Visit the Historical Gardens page to learn more about the Roji-en’s six distinct gardens or download a map of the gardens in advance of your visit.
In the words of Master Garden Designer, Hoichi Kurisu:
“I will have accomplished my goal if visitors to the gardens come away refreshed and feeling better about themselves and their world while looking forward to sharing their experiences here with others.”
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$15, adults; $11, college students w/ID; $9, 17 and under. (561) 495-0233 or morikami.org
Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings
Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, March 31
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 N. Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL
Observe the fascinating behaviors of fish, sting rays and other marine life at daily feeding presentations at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? These informative talks allow time for questions and close observations of the center’s large marine aquariums and are appropriate for all ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Donations welcomed. Open daily, Sunday through Saturday, closed on holidays.
Free. (561) 544-8605 or gumbolimbo.org
Third Thursdays @ 3
Thursday, February 16 through Thursday, April 20
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum
300 N. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County hosts afternoon lectures on the third Thursdays of each month during February, March and April. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. The lectures are held in the 1916 historic courtroom of the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum.
February 15, 2017: Author George Poncy’s fictional but true memoir, “Snow on the Palms” (written as George Williams, the infamous “Snowman”) is an historically accurate recounting of the “cocaine highway” that ran through Palm Beach County during the 1980s. Poncy will present stories from the memoir.
March 16, 2017: Joshua Liller, the museum’s historian and collections manager, discusses his book, “The History of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.” He will share insights and stories about the lighthouse, from its creation and maritime use to to the present-day, including its military role during wartime.
April 20, 2017: Author and artist Sandra Thompson presents “Palm Beach From the Other Side of the Lake,” a memoir of office supply executive David Robinson Thompson, who was her husband of 43 years.
Special exhibit information, hspbc.org.
Admission is $10. (561) 832-4164, ext. 100.
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.