A Man for All Seasons: The Art of Winston Churchill at The Society of the Four Arts
through January 14th

Winston Churchill, the great wartime leader and prime minister of Britain, was already 40 when he began to paint. Over the next 45 years, Churchill went on to create more than 500 works of art. This intensely personal exhibition includes 28 paintings along with rarely seen photos, film clips, artistic portraits and historic memorabilia. The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 with no charge for Four Arts members and children 14 and younger. The Society of the Four Arts is located at 2 Four Arts Plaza. For more information, visit www.fourarts.org.

Shipwreck! At the Historical Society of Palm Beach County
through June 30th

By examining known wrecks within modern geographical borders of Palm Beach County, this exhibit will provide guests with insight into our county’s development and habitation during various periods of Florida history. The popular subject of shipwrecks will serve as a lens through which we explore the impact on people and places associated with these events. The museum is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tours are available with reservations; please call 561.832.4164 ext. 110. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County & The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is located at 300 N. Dixie Hwy. For more information, visit www.hspbc.org.

 

— Tuesday, January 9 —

West Palm 100 returns

West Palm 100 is officially back & our 1st Happy Hour event is January 9th from 6 – 8 PM at Cafe Sapori.  Please come to learn how we will support our children, families and neighborhoods in West Palm through community service and grants to local non-profits.

  • The charge is $15 unless you join ($100/year) or become a Legacy member ($500 lifetime member)
  • 1st Drink free
  • Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres will be provided
  • Cafe Sapori will also give a gift certificate to raffle off

Looking forward to seeing you all and please share this event with others!

Live Tunes Tuesday at The Blind Monk

Ella Herrera joins The Blind Monk from 8 – 11 p.m. for a night of soulful guitar and vocals.The Blind Monk is located at 410 Evernia St. For more information, visit www.theblindmonk.com.

Art Salon: “Self, Process, Context” with Terre Rybovich at Armory Art Center

Head over to Armory Art Center from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for an art salon with Terre Rybovich. $10 donation is payable at the door. Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place.

Four of Terre Rybovich’s unique large scale charcoal drawings were on view in Montgomery Hall of the Armory Art Center until January 6, when she was one of the artists talking about their work at the closing reception for the 2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition. Two more are on display at 1608 Gallery upstairs from Stephen Johnson’s Framing Co. on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.

Terre’s drawings each began by charcoaling the entire surface and then lying down on it. She says “The idea came to me years ago when I was delirious with the flu. ‘Drawing backwards’ is how it initially presented itself. In other words, removing charcoal to create an image instead of adding charcoal to a white sheet of paper. Because I was focused on figurative work, the body seemed like the most promising means for removing charcoal. And it was. The imprints were subtle but they were also powerful, even edifying.

— Wednesday, January 10  —

Comic Book and Pop Culture Club

Come to the library the second Wednesday of each month for an open, friendly environment where comic book & pop culture fans can gather to discuss all aspects of the industry — including comics, movies, TV shows, toys, games, and more! The club is held in the library’s Iris Room, 3rd floor from 7- 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend! Hosted by Matt Melnyk. For more information, please call 561-868-7701. The Mandel Public Library is located at 411 Clematis St.

Sh*t My President Says!

Jan 10th – Feb 10th

Emko Palm Beach
2119 S Dixie Hwy

An artistic illustration of his tweets. Bring all your friends it’s free, but help us spread our contemporary voice.

More than an opening it’s a party and everyone is invited but your name needs to be on the list for opening night. Info@emkopb.com

Photo Tour of Downtown West Palm Beach

Join local architect Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, Inc., for a photographic tour of beautiful historic places and landmarks in downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 3rd floor – Auditorium.

Hosted by Florida Historical Places and Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Cybersecurity 101 with Robert Bell at The Society of the Four Arts

Enjoy a free lecture with Robert Bell, Director of Operations at IDT (Integrated Data Technologies, Inc.) and learn valuable tips on how to protect yourself from online scams. The lecture starts at 3 p.m. The lecture is free of charge but reservations are required. Call (561) 805-8562 or email campus@fourarts.org.

The Society of the Four Arts is located at 2 Four Arts Plaza. For more information, visit www.fourarts.org.

— Thursday, January 11–

Lather Up feat. Shawn Qaissaunee at Voltaire

Lather Up is a keyboard trio, featuring Jim Wuest, Jamie Newitt and Tony D’Amato of The Heavy Pets. Renowned for their deep groove and soulful delivery, LU serves up a tasty concoction that lies somewhere between 70’s electric jazz and ice-cold boom-bap. Lather Up will be performing at 8 p.m.

Voltaire is located at 526 Clematis St. For more information, visit www.subculture.org.

Lunch Walk at Flagler Shore

Walking is one of the simplest, safest, least expensive and most effective forms of exercise, but it can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to participate in physical activity. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday participate in a lunch walk starting at Run and Roll and walking along Flagler Shore. Meetup at noon and start walking at 12:05 p.m. For more information, contact Run and Roll at 561-650-1200

Harvest of the New Year Market featuring Galley

Weekly Thursday Nights
5:30pm to 9pm

GUEST VENDOR: Samples of tuna poke, Buratta salad and WPB Mule will be provided by Hilton West Palm Beach’s newly renovated restaurant Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach from 6-8pm.

Enjoy the lively buzz at CityPlace every Thursday evening at the outdoor pop-up farmer’s market. Pick up fresh locally sourced produce, artisan cheeses, honey, fresh baked goods, and colorful flowers, orchids, plants and more. Stroll the shops and specialty stores, stop into one of our restaurants for dinner and stay for the entertainment. Check dates for special chef tastings and more!

FREE PARKING: Spend $50+ at farmstand vendors and/or CityPlace Shops & Restaurants.

Art After Dark: Throwback Thursday: 90’s Art Scene at Norton Museum of Art

Join the Norton Museum for another Art After Dark! The night begins with Spotlight Talks: Made in the 90’s followed by Artists’ Talk: My Miniature Art. Michele Zalopany and other artists discuss their artistic practices, perceptions of the 90s international art scene and collaboration on Miss Lucy’s 3 Day Dollhouse Party with collector Douglas B. Andrews and Director of Curatorial Affairs Cheryl Brutvan. During the Art Workshop, make miniature paintings or clay sculptures inspired by works by celebrated artists in Miss Lucy’s 3 Day Dollhouse Party while listening to 90’s hits. Palm Beach Opera’s Apprentice Artists perform traditional favorites by Mozart, Puccini, and Bizet alongside the melodic American masterworks of Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin. The event is from 5-9 p.m. and admission is free. The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. For more information, visit www.norton.org.

Clematis By Night feat. MARIJAH & THE REGGAE ALL-STARS

6pm – 9pm

Marijah is a multi-talented, singer, songwriter and percussionist whose dynamic performance is both energizing, passionate and soul stirring! Singing since the age of five, and drumming since her late teens, she is equally gifted in both arenas, and her versatility enables her to fit in with any group of musicians performing everything from reggae rhythms to R&B beats and everything in between – jazz and African music included. Marijah’s music provides timeless truths – delivering a message through funky beats and beautiful melodies. Guests will be captivated by her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, as she sings about truth, love, life and peace.

Looking for the Hot Spot to Chill? Clematis by Night is it! This highly popular, award-winning weekly concert series is the place to be for great music, mouth-watering foods, and amazing sidewalk shopping. Since 1995 the City of West Palm Beach has staged over 950+ Clematis by Night weekly celebrations on Thursday nights in Downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, call 561.822.1515 or visit us at wpb.org/events.

The Comedy Show at Wine Scene

Thursday at 8 PM – 11 PM

Monthly, hilarious and simply jumpy-pumpy Comedy Show at Wine Scene! #westpalmbeach #supportlocalcomedy #comedy #standupcomedy #standup
January 11th, 8PM

Anthony Terzo & Oleg Kneekitten

$30 Thursday: Fundraiser for Girl Scouts of South East Florida

This fundraiser is to support Girl Scouts of South East Florida. A portion of the proceeds from this event, as well as 100% of the proceeds of the Silent Drawing at the event, will go to this organization. Choose your own colors. This class starts at 6:30 and will last between 2 1/2 and 3 hours. Seating is first come first serve, so please arrive early for check-in. This class will be held at 510 Evernia Street and taught on a 16×20 canvas. Evening classes are designed for ages 14 and up.

All of our classes are BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite drinks and food! For more information, visit http://www.uptownart.com/.

Thursday at 5 PM – 9 PM
825 S Dixie Hwy

EXCLUSIVE VIP PREVIEW
Palm Beach Zoo is honored to be named one of the beneficiaries of The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the The City of West Palm Beach! Artists from across the world, including Jason Newsted, will showcase their work in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401 — Directly behind the new Restoration Hardware) – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! To purchase tickets: https://goo.gl/DNE22g

— Friday, January 12 —

School Choice 101 at Mandel Public Library

Learn about School Choice Programs Available to Your Child. Meet Brittany Bilous from The School District of Palm Beach County who will explain school choice opportunities and the application process. Get the facts before the Choice Application Deadline on January 26th! Mandel Public Library is located at 411 Clematis St. Call the library at 561-868-7703 for more information.

“Night of Stars” A Broadway Celebration! At Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

A dazzling, star-studded event, the Kravis Center continues its long tradition of bringing legendary, award-winning artists to the stage. Enjoy an evening of exhilarating entertainment and surprises! The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $50. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard. For more information, visit www.kravis.org or call 561.832.7469

Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System at Respectable Street

Eccentric producer and Grammy winning reggae & dub artist Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates his 80th year on earth and 40th anniversary of his landmark album “Super Ape.” Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System’s new release “Black Ark Vampires” is currently topping charts. Head over to Respectable Street at 8 p.m. to see performances by both musicians. Respectable Street is located at 518 Clematis St. For more information, visit www.sub-culture.org.

Screen on the Green presents: Turbo

6pm – 10pm

6:00 PM Kids Activities and SUPERCARS on the Great Lawn

Kids – and their parents, too – are invited to rev up their engines in advance of this month’s Screen on the Green – Turbo. In the kid’s area, the starting line of the evening will include a make-and-take keepsake, sponsored by Rhythm & Hues. For the referees in attendance (parents), there will be an elaborate display of exotic and muscle cars, sponsored by SuperCar Week. Guests are encouraged to race over early – and not come in last place – for these special activities in advance of the featured film

7:00 PM Turbo (PG) Movie

Turbo is the story of a snail turning from slow poke to superfast, after a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed. Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.

Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Join us the second Friday every month for FREE family-friendly movies in an open-air theater we’ve set up just for our “Screen on the Green” series. Enjoy some favorite old classics and newer films in our theater under the stars. Sit on the Great Lawn overlooking the spectacular waterfront in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Bring a blanket or a chair and purchase “movie time” popcorn, snacks and beverages from our stocked concession stand. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.

The Helmsmen featuring JM & The Sweets at Subculture Alley

Enjoy a night of music featuring The Helmsmen and JM & The Sweets on Friday, January 12 starting at 8:30 p.m. in the Subculture Alley located at 509 Clematis St. For more information, call (561) 318-5142.

Antique Row Art Walk

Friday at 5 PM – 9 PM

Hosted by: West Palm Beach Antique Row Art & Design District and JF Art Gallery

Our Event: Antique Row Art Walk will be Friday January 12 5-9pm
(during Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Fair)

Come stroll by the shops and have Wine & nibbles at the galleries of Antique Row.

South Florida Fair Opens!

South Florida Fair is my second favorite time of the year! Check out all my articles over the years to get an idea of what’s in store:

2015: Captain’s log from our trip to the 2015 South Florida Fair
2016: Sand, Rides, Agriculture, Food & more at the South Florida Fair
2017: 5 things you don’t want to miss at South Florida Fair 2017

The 2018 edition of the South Florida Fair will feature 17 days of themed parades, including the Fair’s two signature Bike Nite parades. Each day, the Fair will highlight a famous parade from around the world, with authentic music, colorful costumes and beautifully decorated Mardi Gras floats, which will also be on display in the “Magical Parades” exhibition.

Float riders will delight Fair guests as they toss beads into the crowds. Get your beads on at the 2018 South Florida Fair, January 12-28!

Get your tickets today

— Saturday, January 13 —

West Palm Beach Green Market!

For more than 20 years the West Palm Beach GreenMarket has been the premier Saturday spot to shop for fresh food and local goods, and with more than 90 vendors signed up, the 2017 – 2018 season is the most exciting yet.

The 23rd season returns to the Waterfront on Saturday, October 7 with the addition of 15 new vendors, regularly-scheduled historical walking tours, and special events planned throughout the season. In addition, the GreenMarket also features live music and refreshments in a shady seating area “By the Banyan,” free activities for kids, plus plentiful green space for a morning of fun and relaxation.

The GreenMarket is friendly to dogs on short leashes and always FREE. Parking is free, too, in the Evernia and Banyan garages – and even for guests who want to arrive by boat at the City’s free public docks. We look forward to welcoming you to the area’s first GreenMarket. See you there!

Old Habits Album Release at Respectable Street

Head to Respectable Street at 8 p.m. for Old Habits’ release show. See 10 bands across Respectable’s two stages for just $10. Respectable Street is located at 518 Clematis St. For more information, visit www.sub-culture.org

3D Printing & Design 101 Class at The Society of the Four Arts

Join presenter Alex Lorenzo of ALLAXIS 3D Printers to learn how to create your own ideas with 3D software, and then bring them to life with a state-of-the-art 3D printer. Teens will have fun creating 3D prints through the use of 3D CAD software and engaging in hands- on exercises. The class is from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Reservations are required. Call (561) 655-2766 or email kinglibrary@fourarts.org. The Society of the Four Arts is located at 2 Four Arts Plaza. For more information, visit www.fourarts.org.

An Evening with Charles Busch

Hosted by Palm Beach Dramaworks
Saturday at 8 PM – 11 PM

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
An Evening with Charles Busch – Celebrated playwright, actor, director, cabaret artist

Followed by a reception with the artists in the lobby

Ars Musae: The Odyssey Frieze – Marzia Ellero Ransom

January 13, 2017 6-11 PM

6-8 PM-VIP Champagne Preview
8 PM-Reception

Marzia Ellero Ransom is a Renaissance artist. Her work spans from painting and photography, to sculpture and video installations. Marzia also teaches several disciplines at the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL.

Ransom, who was born in Italy, earned her first degree in graphic design and photography then received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art from UWF. After earning a master’s degree in painting and photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she moved back to Pensacola and is now an instructor in the CFPA. Her resume grew even more when she was chosen to be the resident artist this year

Ars Musae, which is “muses of the arts” in Latin.

 

 

— Sunday, January 14 —

Sunday Brunch Tunes at The Blind Monk

Guitarist and vocalist Tracy Renee joins The Blind Monk for brunch and a morning of Alternative jams starting at 10 a.m. The Blind Monk is located at 410 Evernia St. For more information, visit www.theblindmonk.com.

Providencia Family Picnic in the Park

Saturday at 3:30 PM – 6 PM

George Petty Park
3040 Washington Rd

Join us for a family picnic in the park. All are welcome so invite your friends! This will be a great time to connect with others in our community. Please bring your own blanket and “basket”. We hope to see you in the park!

Ray’s Downtown presents Medicine Hat

Ray’s Downtown, Voltaire WPB and Music Jam Productions present the Rays Downtown Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2018 Pre-Show Jam featuring JP Soars. Medicine Hat performs at 8 p.m. There will be raffles for Free Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2018 tickets, shirts, caps and posters each Sunday leading up to and including the January 21 Party. Voltaire is located at 526 Clematis St. For more information, visit www.sub-culture.org.

Supercar Week Grand Finale West Palm Beach Waterfront

Sunday at 11 AM – 5 PM

Supercar Week’s Grand Finale WPB Waterfront Event http://supercarweek.com/ Supercars, Exotics, Race Cars, Muscle cars, Classic Cars, Vintage Cars, Electric Cars, Art Cars, music and entertainment all on the WPB Waterfront FREE Admission courtesy Supercar Week, The City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach International Raceway and The Tideline Resort.