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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Lynn Philharmonia Concert with Guillermo Figueroa, Elmar Oliveira

Lynn Philharmonia Concert with Guillermo Figueroa, Elmar Oliveira

September 23, 2017 through September 24, 2017

Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL

The Lynn University Philharmonia, conducted by Guillermo Figueroa (Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado; former Music Director of both the New Mexico Symphony and the Puerto Rico Symphony), kicks off its 2017-18 season with an ambitious program of old and new works spanning three centuries:

Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Sortomme: Violin Concerto, Elmar Oliveira, soloist
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from “Swan Lake”

Of particular note is the Florida premiere of Richard Sortomme’s new Violin Concerto, which world-renowned soloist Elmar Oliveira both commissioned and premiered with the Savannah Symphony in 2016. Oliveira will again present this important new work, which received a standing ovation at its world premiere and is described “as daring and beautiful as it [is] lonely and desolate, coursing a wide swath of emotion and tonal embodiment.” Contrasting works by Haydn and Tchaikovsky will round out the program.

$35 (mezzanine), $40 (orchestra), $50 (box).

September 23, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Evening Tickets  

September 24, 4 p.m. Sunday Afternoon Tickets

(561) 237-9000 or lynn.edu/events  


Classical Guitarist, Giorgio Mirto

Classical Guitarist, Giorgio Mirto

September 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

University Theatre, FAU’s Boca Raton Campus
777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL

“Giorgio Mirto is a leading light in the world of contemporary guitar music,” according to Presto Classical. The Italian classical guitarist and composer has performed extensively in Italy, Russia, Bosnia, Japan, China, Germany, France, Portugal and Argentina. He is also the artistic director of “Six Ways,” a prestigious international guitarists exhibition that takes place in his native town of Turin.

His performance at FAU’s University Theater will include some of his original works for classical guitar.

$20. (561) 1-800-745-3000 or Box Office.


Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

September 23, 2017 through September 24, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival
330 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL

The 23rd Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival, an outdoor craft festival, kicks off this weekend at a central, downtown location surrounded by shops and restaurants in an artistic community. More than 75 vendors will be showing and selling handmade works in glass, paper, collage, photography, fabric, paint, pottery, beading, mixed media, wood and ceramics. There will also be handmade jewelry, wearable art, hair accessories, hats and more to peruse–something for everyone.

Admission is free. The show is located at the intersection of 4th Ave & Atlantic Ave. in downtown Delray Beach. Paid parking is available in public lots and city garages. (561) 746-6615 or Website.

 


Brazilian Vocalist Kenia at Arts Garage

Brazilian Vocalist Kenia at Arts Garage

September 29, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Arts Garage
94 N. E. 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL

Brazilian by birth, singer by trade, Kenia’s musical universe is rooted in Samba, Bossa Nova and Choro, heavily influenced by American Jazz. She’ll make a high energy debut at Arts Garage on September 29. The BYOW (bring your own whatever) venue is well suited to her sultry voice and international musical vibe. Kenia has recorded seven solo CDs and collaborated with such music great and Grammy-winning artists as Ivan Lins, Paquito D’Rivera, Jay Ashby, Cesar Camargo Marianoand James Taylor, as well as renowned producers Creed Taylor and Jeff Webber.

According to David Zych of Jazz Times: “Kenia, a consummate vocal talent who can deliver a song as well as anyone I’ve heard. Her voice is strong, her phrasing excellent, her delivery totally polished. And she makes you move…”

$30, $40 and $45. (561) 450-6357 or Box Office.

 


Exotic Plant and Orchid Sale–Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County

Exotic Plant and Orchid Sale–Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County

October 7, 2017 through October 8, 2017

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

The new schedule for October has been announced and visitors are invited to stroll through Palm Beach County’s extraordinary botanical garden during this annual event on the first full weekend of the month. More than 50 vendors offer an amazing selection of rare and unusual orchids and exotic plants. The visit will be educational and truly memorable–filled with color and variety.

There’s also a food court and and an indoor, air-conditioned arts & crafts fair.

Admission is $10 at the gate; children 12 & under, free; members, free. (561) 233-1757 or mounts.org.


Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

August 8, 2017 through October 22, 2017

Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton,

The 2006 bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman is the largest gift of American and European art ever presented to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a collection that both frames and defines the legacy of a long-time Museum Trustee and collector, who also served as Board President from 2004 to 2006.The collection was first exhibited in 2007.

The bequest included iconic photographs by such important artists as Eugène Atget, Bruno Braquehais, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassaï, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Edward Steichen (pictured), and Josef Sudek, as well as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Frank, Andre Kertesz, Helmut Newton, and Irving Penn.

Witness exceptionally fine works of photographic art as the museum observes this 10th Anniversary of the Isadore and Kelly Friedman Bequest.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free admission through October 2017.

(561) 392-3500, ext. 103, or bocamuseum.org


21st Annual Members Juried Exhibition

21st Annual Members Juried Exhibition

August 26, 2017 through October 28, 2017

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

This widely diverse exhibition includes images by photographers from around the world, both amateur and professional, in all media and styles. Experimental and mixed techniques are show alongside more traditional approaches to photography.

In addition to the Members’ Juried Exhibition, catch the FOTOcamp 2017 Exhibit, showcasing impressive works by the talented young photographers who participated in the 2017 summer FOTOcamp program.

Free. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (561) 253-2600 or workshop.org.

 


Ann Weaver Norton: Gateways to Modernism

Ann Weaver Norton: Gateways to Modernism

September 20, 2017 through November 26, 2017

_Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
2051 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL

When Ann Weaver (1905-1982) arrived in New York City to study art, she was not yet twenty years old.  Immersed in a male-dominated modern art movement that was still very partial to Social Realism, she was strongly influenced by both the subjects and stylistic strategies. But with extensive travel and the passage of time, she came into contact with a much broader range of artists and styles. By 1943, when she moved to West Palm Beach to teach sculpture at the Norton Gallery and School of Art, she had embraced abstractionist movement in American art.

This exhibition showcases an array of drawings and pastels, maquettes and finished sculptures in various media to depict Ann Weaver Norton’s artistic evolution over several decades. It also traces the technical evolution of her works, from small-scale figural groups to monumental and symbolic abstractions in wood, granite, and brick.

Through this exhibition, visitors will gain insights into the works displayed throughout the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, one of the area’s best-love (but almost) secret treasures.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults, $15. Seniors (62+), $10. Children and students with ID, $7. 5 years and under, free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (561) 832-5328 or ansg.org.

 


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