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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Upcoming Hot Tickets



Chamber Music by Elmar Oliviera and Friends

Chamber Music by Elmar Oliviera and Friends

Saturday, March 25
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, Lynn University
3601 Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL

Lynn Conservatory’s Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, the internationally acclaimed violinist Elmar Oliveira, joins a group of colleagues for an evening of extraordinary chamber music.

$20. (561) 237-9000 or Box Office




Met Opera: Mozart’s “Idomeneo” Live in HD

Met Opera: Mozart’s “Idomeneo” Live in HD

Saturday, March 25
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a superb ensemble, including Matthew Polenzani as Idomeneo; mezzo-soprano, Alice Coote, in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano, Nadine Sierra, as Ilia; and soprano, Elza van den Heever, as Elettra.

The story is rife with drama and emotion. It begins at sea. Idomeneo is sailing home from victory in the Trojan wars. Encountering a terrific storm, he asks Poseiden to spare him, vowing to sacrifice the first person he sees upon reaching shore in exchange for his own life. When his son Idamantes rushes to greet him, a tragic series of dilemmas begins to unfold.

The score features powerful arias, ensemble numbers and choruses, Mozart’s brilliant instrumentation, plus vivid staging and tableaus. The estimated run time for this live performance broadcast in HD from Lincoln Center is 4 hours and 20 minutes, including two intermissions. Idomeneo is sung in Italian, with Met subtitles in English, German and Spanish.

$27, $15 for students with ID. (561) 655-7226 or Box Office




Turtlefest 2017

Turtlefest 2017

Saturday, March 25
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL

This ocean-inspired festival at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the surrounding Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach attracts up to 10,000 people. Celebrate and learn more about ocean conservation, including simple steps everyone can take to keep the oceans clean and beautiful. This is a family-friendly, all ages event. TurtleFest offers interactive conservation experiences designed to engage and inspire young minds with fun sea turtle and ocean conservation themes, including games, rock climbing walls,  the “Grow Up Great Lagoon,” and main stage entertainment. Off site parking and free air-conditioned shuttle service available. Details at marinelife.org .

Free.




Pridefest 2017

Pridefest 2017

Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, March 26
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bryant Park
Lake Ave. and Golfview on the Intracoastal Waterway
Lake Worth, FL

Enjoy a celebratory parade, non-stop live performances and entertainment for all ages during Pridefest 2017. PrideFest emphasizes the importance of diversity in our community, making it stronger and more accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society. Since 1992, PrideFest has served as Palm Beach County’s largest gay & lesbian visibility event. Originally held at the Armory Arts Center in West Palm Beach, it grew from a small gathering to one of the largest festivals in South Florida. Events are held in Bryant Park from noon to 6 pm both days. The public parade is on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. along Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. This year’s parade theme is “We the People #IamWe.”

(561) 533-9699 or Event Information




Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings

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




Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

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




The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, April 1

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

Catch Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” with scenic designs by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costumes by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler and new staging by director Laurence Connor.

March 23, 8 p.m.; 24, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; 25, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; 26, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; 28, 8 p.m.; 29, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; 30, 8 p.m.; 31, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; April 1, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

From $37. (561) 832-7469 or kravis.org




Maltz Jupiter Theatre: “Gypsy”

Maltz Jupiter Theatre: “Gypsy”

Tuesday, March 21 through Sunday, April 9

Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 E. Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter, FL

One of America’s most beloved musicals returns to the stage in this new production by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Inspired by the memoirs of legendary burlesque performer, Gypsy Rose Lee, “Gypsy” depicts a powerhouse stage mother’s dream of getting her two daughters into show business. The outstanding score features hit songs by the powerhouse team of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, including “Together, Wherever We Go,” “All I Need Is The Girl,” “Rose’s Turn” and “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.”

March 21,7:30 p.m.; March 22, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; March 23, 7:30 p.m.; March 24, 7:30 p.m.; March 25, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; March 26, 2 p.m.; March 28, 7:30 p.m.; March 29, 2 p.m.; March 30, 7:30 p.m.; March 31, 7:30 p.m.; April 1, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; April 2, 2 p.m.; April 4, 7:30 p.m.; April 5, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; April 6, 7:30 p.m.; April 7, 7:30 p.m.; April 8, 8 p.m.; April 9, 2 p.m.

From $56. (561) 575-2223 or jupitertheatre.org




55th Delray Affair

55th Delray Affair

Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9

Downtown Delray Beach
East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL

The 55th annual Delray Affair, nicknamed the “Greatest Show under the Sun,” takes place along 12 city blocks of palm tree-lined downtown streets in Delray Beach. One of the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeastern United States, the event has received numerous awards for its eclectic mixture of art, crafts and funky products from around the world.

April 7-8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free. $5 fee for public parking. Handicap parking is available at the Delray Beach City Hall parking lot, located on NW 1st Avenue, and at both City parking garages for a $5 parking fee.

A free Downtown Roundabout runs continuously between the Delray Beach Tri-Rail station on Congress Avenue and A1A. (561) 279-0907 or delrayaffair.com.

 




Harem: Unveiling the Mystery of Orientalist Art

Harem: Unveiling the Mystery of Orientalist Art

Tuesday, January 24 through Sunday, April 16

The Flagler Museum
One Whtehall Way
Palm Beach, FL

Through April 11, visitors to Whitehall, Henry M. Flagler’s winter home in Palm Beach, can view a collection of late 18th- and early 19th-century art depicting Muslim harems. Organized by the Flagler Museum, Harem: Unveiling the Mystery of Orientalist Art features paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, rare books, and ephemera on loan from numerous museums, universities, and private collections. The works explore the myths and realities of the harem, as well as the fascination that Gilded Age artists, collectors, and tourists from the West had with this exotic subject.

In addition to touring Whitehall and viewing this temporary exhibit, see permanent exhibits throughout the museum on the history of Henry Flagler’s life and career. The Flagler Kenan Pavilion, designed in the style of a 19th-century Beaux Arts railway palace, houses Henry Flagler’s private railcar, No. 91, and is open to visitors year round. A traditional tea service is offered in the waterfront pavillion for an additional charge.

Docent-led tours are included with admission and start on the front porch at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday). On Sundays tours begin at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

$18 adults, $10 youth (13-17 years), $3 child (6-12), under 3 free. Open Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays. Purchase tickets online or at the gate. Groups with reservation, $14 per person, minimum 20.




Third Thursdays @ 3

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.

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.




Hunt Slonem’s “The Birds and the B’s”

Hunt Slonem’s “The Birds and the B’s”

Tuesday, March 7 through Saturday, April 29

Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery
150 Yamato Rd.
Boca Raton, FL

Hunt Slonem’s “The Birds and the B’s” exhibition is on view through April 29 at the Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery in Boca Raton. A noted painter, sculptor and decorator (with a keen eye for pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art), Slonem is widely recognized for his neo-expressionist, color-rich depictions of butterflies, bunnies and tropical birds. He has had over 300 one-man shows in galleries and museums internationally. His work can also be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums, including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney and the Moreau Foundation and in private collections around the world.

Free. (561) 994-9180, ext. 203. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo credit: “Rainbow Lories” Copyright Hunt Slonem. Used by permission.




Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia”

Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia”

Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 30

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

“Arcadia” is a profoundly funny, Olivier Award-winning play that waltzes through two centuries, illuminating the human desire to make connections. Playwright Tom Stoppard, winner of four Tony Awards and an Academy Award (for Shakespeare in Love), displays his piercing intellect while juxtaposing romanticism and rationalism, chaos and order. His stunning wordplay is sly, dexterous, fun, and funny. Produced by Sally Nathanson, “Arcadia” is directed by J. Barry Lewis and features Arielle Fishman, Britt Michael Gordon, Caitlin Cohn, Casey Butler, Cliff Burgess, Dan Leonard, Gary Cadwallader, James Andreassi, Margery Lowe, Peter Simon Hilton, Ryan Zachary Ward and Vanella Morosco.
$66. (561) 514-4042 or palmbeachdramaworks.org



The Lost Bird Project: Memorials to Extinct Birds

The Lost Bird Project: Memorials to Extinct Birds

Thursday, January 12 through Wednesday, June 28
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.

 


 


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