Ultimate List of WPB Events – Jan 17th to Jan 21st

Ultimate List of WPB Events – Jan 17th to Jan 21st

This week’s events listing is sponsored by: South Florida Fair – January 12th – 28th

There is a lot happening any day of the week! Read my article to follow along with our trip this last weekend.

— Wednesday, January 17 —

STEAM: Drone Program – Beginner Level

The Society of the Four Arts –  2 Four Arts Plaza

Participants will learn safe drone operation, the science and engineering behind drones, aerial drone photography, industrial drone applications and the future of drones in society. Every student will be able to apply what they have learned under close supervision of certified drone flight instructors. The drone programs will start at the beginner level and once student completes the course they can sign up for the intermediate level. The class is free and is for children ages second grade and up. Reservations must be made by phone by calling the Children’s Library at (561) 655-2776. For more information, visit www.fourarts.org.

Critique Night with Tim Wride, Curator of Photography at The Norton Museum of Art

Armory Art Center – 811 Park Place

Critique Nights are given by professional and superb curators for serious artists in any medium. $40 to register and $10 to audit, maximum of 6 participants and minimum of 4 students, participants can present 2-D and 3-D work, limit of 4-6 pieces per participant. Armory staff will help with install and take-down of artwork and will provide all installation material. Snacks and beverages are welcome. Call 561.832.1776 to register or register online. Critique Night is from 6 – 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org.

Lunch on the Shore

No lunch plans. No problem! Now thru February 2018, bring your friends and coworkers to Flagler Shore every Wednesday for “Lunch on the Shore”. From 12-2 p.m., bring your own lunch or pre-order food from our downtown restaurants to have it delivered at Flagler Shore through Delivery Dudes, Cravy and UberEats. There will also be 3 to 4 food trucks on the southend, located at 501 S. Flagler, for you to sample from. Come enjoy our beautiful downtown and connect with the shore.

Secrets of a Perfect Risotto at Multilingual Society

The Multilingual Society – 210 S. Olive Ave

A cooking demonstration by Giuseppe Bianchini from Pizzeria That’s Amore, both in Italian and English. Learn how to make this traditional Italian dish, so simple and yet so incredibly versatile and delicious. You can play with various ingredients and ideas once you understand the basics and secrets of a perfect Risotto. A demonstration / tasting of 3 types of risotto, accompanied by a glass of wine. Also a chance to practice your Italian, of course. The class begins at 5:30 p.m. Limited to 20 participants. $25. Registration prior to January 15. For more information, visit www.multilingualsociety.org.

Dick Fox’s Golden Boys Starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

From Venus to Volare to Turn Me Loose and more, the polished Golden Boys — Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell — gave a glistening shine to the ’50s and ’60s with gold records galore. Producer Dick Fox unites this vibrant trio of former teen idols for a finger-snapping stroll down memory lane that also includes hits by Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Haley. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Art Palm Beach
through Sunday, January 21

ArtPalmBeach is South Florida’s longest running mid-winter fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern masterworks of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The internationally renowned premiere contemporary art fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be celebrating its 21st edition. For more information, visit www.nextlevelfairs.com/artpalmbeach/.

Bourbon Sprawl w/ Sherryl Muriente (WPB DDA)

6 PM – 8 PM
Hullabaloo – 517 Clematis St

Sherryl Muriente, Manager of Urban Placemaking @ Downtown West Palm Beach

Sherryl oversees’ the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority engagement in Flagler Shore and the upcoming 12 for 12 project now being named “The Thoroughfare”

Sherryl previously worked at The Street Plans Collaborative, an award-winning urban planning, design, and research/advocacy firm. She also worked as an urban design instructor at Florida Atlantic University. She has also served as the Creative Director of Lejobart, artist duet, in which she has curated and managed large-scale public art projects.

She has worked on an array of community engagement projects in West Palm Beach that use Tactical Urbanism demonstration techniques and processes for community-led interventions, alleyway restorations, and parklet studies, such as C’est la Via, Sistrunk’s Story Share, the Megaphone, and the Street Balcony Pilot Project.

O’Shea’s Stout Re-Launch Party

6 PM – 9 PM
O’Shea’s Pub – 531 Clematis St

The O’Shea’s Stout is back! Join the party! We are hosting a FREE tasting of our famous O’Shea’s Stout beer from 6pm-7pm. Don’t miss out!

During Trivia from 7pm-9pm, you will receive a raffle ticket for every pint bought of O’Shea’s Stout. At the end of trivia we will raffle off a $25 O’Shea’s Pub Gift Card!

 

 — Thursday, January 18 —

Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves with Dr. Peter H. Raven and Dr. John Clark

The Society of the Four Arts – 2 Four Arts Plaza.

Enjoy a thought-provoking discussion on the state of the global environment with two esteemed scientists. Dr. Peter H. Raven is one of the world’s leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity. Dr. John Clark is the President and CEO of the Center for Plant Conservation. Tickets are $10. The discussion starts at 2:30 p.m.  For more information, visit www.fourarts.org.

Third Thursday @ 3 Lecture Series: Dorothy Block, M.A., on “Archaeology and History of a Watery World: The Northern Everglades” at Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Head to the Historical Society of Palm Beach County at 3 p.m. to see Dorothy Block discuss Archaeology and History of a Watery World: The Northern Everglades. The lecture series takes place at the Historic Courtroom, 3rd floor, 1916 County Court House, 300 N. Dixie Highway. For more information, visit www.hspbc.org.

Mdrn Love Respectable Street

Respectable Street – 518 Clematis St.

Head to Respectable Street at 10:30 p.m. for Mdrn Love Thursday. Ladies drink free until 11 p.m. $2 PBR and $7 PB & J.

Art After Dark at Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave.

Join the Norton Museum for another Art After Dark!

The night begins with Spotlight Talks: Recent Acquisitions followed by A Closer Look at Henri Matisse’s Laurette with Long Locks. Neil Bacher Trio presents Jazz compositions in a free, swinging style. Miniaturist Pamela O’Brien also discusses her approach to making miniatures. Stop by before her presentation to see examples of the work and meet other passionate miniaturists. Craig Steele, Senior Project Manager for The New Norton, discusses progress on the Museum’s transformative expansion project. The event is from 5-9 p.m. and admission is free.  For more information, visit www.norton.org.

$30 Thursday: Love Birds by Megan Duncanson

Uptown Art – 510 Evernia Street

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. This painting is licensed by Megan Duncanson however Megan Duncanson will not be teaching this class. 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/.

A Conversation with Tim O’Brien at Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Join us for a special guest lecture by Amercian Novelist Tim O’Brien. Tim O’Brien is best known for his work of fiction, The Things They Carried (1990), a critically acclaimed collection of semi-autobiographical, interrelated short stories inspired by O’Brien’s experiences in the Vietnam War. In addition, he is known for his war novel, Going After Cacciato (1978), also written about wartime Vietnam.Tickets are $5. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Dreyfoos School of the Arts is located at 501 S. Sapodilla Ave. For more information, visit www.soafi.org or call 561-802-6052.

Continuum

700 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112.

Continuum is a pop up multi-media art fair in the City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists.

A pop up multi-media art fair in the City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists. January 18-27, 2018

Thursday, January 18 Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala 7:00pm-10:00pm

For more information, visit www.continuumwpbarts.com.

— Friday, January 19th —

Chicago The Musical

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
through Sunday, January 21st

Chicago is a tale of fame, fortune and All That Jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and spectacular choreography. A legendary satire on corruption and celebrity criminals, the Tony and Grammy winner is the longest running musical in Broadway history. Show times are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 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

10 Hairy Legs

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
through Saturday, January 20st

Despite an amusing name, the five principal dancers perform serious contemporary pieces that illustrate power and elicit emotion. The versatile, all-male company excels in a diverse range of existing and newly commissioned works — some poignant, others provocative and all incredibly original. Show times are at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32. 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.

Pleasures, Timothy Eerie and Glass Body at Voltaire

Voltaire – 526 Clematis St.

Pleasures, Timothy Eerie and Glass Body perform at Voltaire starting at 8 p.m.  For more information, visit www.subculture.org.

MASS A Dark Winter’s Night Dream feat. DJ Maus

Respectable Street – 518 Clematis St.

MASS presents A Dark Winter’s Night Dream at Respectable Street at 10 p.m. DJ Maus will perform along with Danny Bled, DJ Paul Klov, DJ Dino and The Holy Sessions.  For more information, visit www.sub-culture.org.

— Saturday, January 20 —

Come See Your Park Design in the Historic Northwest District

720 8th St
Saturday at 1 PM – 4 PM

The Sunset Park Design Team, led by the internationally renowned artist Lily Yeh, is back to show you how your ideas transformed a vacant space into a public park.

See your park design come to life Saturday, January 20th at 1 PM at the U.B. Kinsey Educational & Community Center.

For Information call 561-822-1550.

Light snacks will be provided. Parking at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Saturday Historic Walking Tour at Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Explore downtown West Palm Beach’s history during an interactive Walking History Tour on the first and third Saturday, October through April! In partnership with the City of West Palm Beach Green Market, the 90-minute guided tour will start at 10 a.m. and be led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. The tours will highlight the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks. Tours begin “by the Banyan tree” on the north end of Clematis Street, 101 N. Clematis St., and end at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, at 300 N. Dixie Hwy. Tickets are $10 per person and there is a minimum 10 reservations for the tour to take place. Visit www.hspbc.org for more information.

ONE YEAR anniversary + Season III launch party

Elizabeth Ave Station – 1500-C Elizabeth Avenue
7 PM – 11 PM

Come on out and celebrate our ONE YEAR anniversary and the launch of Season III!!

FREE DRINKS:
Beer from Twisted Trunk Brewing / Steam Horse Brewing – Cocktails courtesy of Simple Vodka – Wine

LIVE MUSIC:
Dylan Levin 8:00pm – Des 9:30pm

FOOD:
Zipitios – T.C. Melts – Grace’s Sausages & Fine Foods

SHOP FROM:
Sardonyx – Dark Forest Candle Factory – Evan Sahlman – Olwen Jewelry – Living Pattern – Shelton Metal – Mavec Collections – The House of Perna – Makerware – The Claw and The Sea – Simplicity in Mind – Lillian Farag – Christina Cernik Photography – Pashen Collection – The Rootless Wanderer – Avenue Pottery – Vintage Midcentury – Row House – TV Head Company – the wild lily – Palm Beach Native – Urban Vintage – Able Letterpress – Article80 – HeartSwell – Rust and Wax – Norcross Patio – Leatherlicious – Gather & Seek – Tilda Boutique – Chelsea Lane & Co – Sahira Jewelry Design – Manta Swimwear – LoveKala – The Dreamcatchers-Miami – Moonlight Astrology – Flower & Fringe – Something Good Boutique – Restated Vintage w/ Coda Built – Flora Studio – Maria Tritico w/ Chad Steve – Artfulist Design – Litl Supply

$10 admission.

Next Generation Class at Habatat Galleries

Habatat Galleries – 513 Clematis St.

Join Habatat Galleries from 12-3 p.m. for the exhibition opening of Next Generation Class. The exhibition features Kelly O’Dell, Miles Van Rensselaer, Chris Ahalt, Dan Friday, Morgan Peterson, Brandon Martin, Ross Richmond, Chadd Lacy, Adrienne Disalvo and Jack Storms. For more information, visit www.habatatgalleries.com.

Sunrise Wellness at Flagler Shore

Refresh the mind and meet up at the Flagler Shore for free yoga, tai chi, or guided meditations by local instructors at 9 a.m. Flagler Shore is located at 100 Flagler Dr. For more information, visit www.downtownwpb.com.

PotterCrawl 2018

Join us Saturday, January 20 for our very first annual “PotterCrawl” in Downtown West Palm Beach. A “Harry Potter” inspired pub crawl that guarantees to be a magical experience. We will be giving away wands, trips to Universal Studios Orlando, a replica Nimbus valued at $300 and more! All wizards and witches can participate in different games along the way to win cash and prizes and the crawl will culminate with a $2000 costume contest (cash & prizes). Each ticket purchased will get you your souvenir cup, bracelet for free drinks and entry to all venues and admission to the after party at Roxys Rooftop. Each participant receives 5 complimentary drinks. Registration (Will-Call) will be at Roxys Pub 6-9 p.m. Bars participating are Roxys, Pawn Shop WPB, Banko Cantina, Roxys Rooftop and more TBA. Tickets: http://PotterCrawl.electrostub.com/.

Les Nuages (“The Clouds”)—Paris Love Songs & Gypsy Jazz

Wine Scene – at 501 Fern St.

Les Nuages (The Clouds) deliver joie de vivre (joy of living) to you, your audience, and your event, playing a blend of Paris love songs and French gypsy-jazz combined with American songbook swing and Dixieland. The show starts at 8
p.m.  For more information, visit www.winescenepb.com.

German Conversation Group

Multilingual Society  – 210 S. Olive Ave

Interested in learning, speaking or practicing German? Join the Multilingual Society for its monthly German Conversation group at 1 p.m. Students of all levels are welcome as well as native speakers. The group meets every last Saturday of the month and is free. To RSVP, email nk@multilingualsociety.org. For more information, visit www.multilingualsociety.org.

Book+Art: I, Rigoberta Menchu by Rigoberta Menchú + Habla Con Los Labios de Silencio by Luis González Palma

Norton Museum of Art – 1451 S. Olive Ave

Read the featured book in advance, then visit the Museum for a lively tour and discussion. Menchú’s life story, first published in 1983, reflects on the injustices experienced by Indian communities in Guatemala. Discuss her book and its relationship to Guatemalan artist Palma’s photo-based portrait. The tour and discussion begin at 2 p.m. No RSVPs required. For more information, visit www.norton.org.

— Sunday, January 21st —

Cars & Coffee Palm Beach

Palm Beach Outlets – 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd,
8 AM – 12 PM

Florida’s Largest & Most Prestigious Monthly Automotive Event. ALL Makes, Models and Vintages Welcome. THOUSANDS of Unique Vehicles, Vendors, Stores, & More. Proud to have duPont Registry as a 2018 Major Media Sponsor.

Spectators & Spectator Parking FREE
$5 per display vehicle at the entrances
Family & Pet-Friendly

www.carsandcoffeepb.com

Palm Beach Classics will join Cars & Coffee Special Events at Palm Beach Outlets to show some of our classic models. These monthly events gather the Finest Automobiles of South Florida. Enjoy a little tour from 8AM to Noon and come see us!

New Year, New You Brunch at Kapow! Noodle Bar

Kapow! Noodle Bar – 519 Clematis St.

Join Kapow Noodle Bar – WPB for its infamous brunch. There is complimentary Mimosas & Aperol Spritzers for the ladies. That is in addition to $15 bottomless Bloody Mary Bar and Sapporo Draft Beers. DJ Jason Jiggs and DJ H-Bomb will
keep the beats flowing all morning long. For more information, visit www.sub-culture.org.

Sunday Brunch Tunes at The Blind Monk

The Blind Monk – 410 Evernia St.

Ric Pattison joins The Blind Monk for brunch and a morning of acoustic crooning  starting at 10 a.m.  For more information, visit www.theblindmonk.com.

Free Art Week Printmaking Workshop

Lot 23 – 550 Northwood Road

Sunday at 1 PM – 4 PM

Free Printmaking Activity for Adults. All materials included. Choose from various forms of Relief Printmaking using styrofoam and/or recycled cardboard. A very unique form of Japanese Fish Printing “Gyotaku” will be an option as well. Try one or try all 3. Bring a friend, parent or sibling relax and enjoy.

Alon Goldstein and Fine Arts Quartet

The Society of the Four Arts – 2 Four Arts Plaza

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision, and innovative programming. He will perform Mozart’s “String Quartet No. 19 in C Major,” “Concerto No. 24 in C minor,” and “Concerto No. 23 in A Major” with the acclaimed Fine Arts Quartet. The performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.fourarts.org.

Fred Astaire West Palm Beach Presents Dance Fantasy

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – 701 Okeechobee Boulevard.

Head to the Kravis Center at 7 p.m. to see Fred Astaire West Palm Beach Presents Dance Fantasy. Tickets are $35.  For more information, visit www.kravis.org or call 561.832.7469.

Ray’s Downtown FL Jazz & Blues Jam 2018 Pre-Show feat. JP Soars at Voltaire

Voltaire – 526 Clematis St.

Ray’s Downtown, Voltaire WPB and Music Jam Productions present the Ray’s Downtown Florida Jazz & Blues Jam 2018 Pre-Show Jam feat. JP Soars & The Red Hots on Sunday, January 21st at Voltaire in downtown WPB! Voltaire will have
raffles for free Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2018 tickets, shirts, caps and posters each Sunday leading up to and including the January 21st party.  For more information, visit www.sub-culture.org.

South Florida Fair is Back for 2018

South Florida Fair is Back for 2018

Last week Palm Beach Post’s resident historian Eliot Kleinberg wrote an interesting piece that dove into the history of the South Florida Fair.

The “Palm Beach County Fair” started in March 1912. It was a four-day event under a single tent on the grounds of the old Palm Beach County Courthouse. The county, split from Dade only three years earlier, wanted a forum to show off its winter crops, livestock and booming real estate.

The county’s godfather, Henry Flagler, sweetened the pot by offering cash prizes for farmers and others who displayed their wares. The fair moved the following year to a site just to the north, near the railroad depot.

The article continues through the early years and explains that the name was changed to the South Florida Fair in 1980 when they moved to their permanent location at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

This year South Florida Fair is making history with its inclusion of the United States’ largest travelling Ferris Wheel, the “Midway Sky Eye”. It’s massive and impossible to miss, especially when the lights come on. If anyone shows you their pictures of the fair, I’d venture to say that it is the centerpiece of many, if not most, of the pictures taken.

The massive wheel reaches a peak height of 155 feet and is comprised of more than 500 pieces. It reaches so high that it requires FAA clearance, which has already been obtained. The Ferris wheel is equipped with more than 524,000 individual LED red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple lights, making it the brightest spectacle at the fair, and requires more than six miles of electrical wiring. The 36 gondolas hold six riders each, who can see for miles from the top.

We went to the Fair this last Sunday and enjoyed the Ferris Wheel in the evening. While the view of the fair was stunning, at 155ft a day time trip around will give you a great view of miles of the surrounding Palm Beach County. Also pro-tip, wear a sweather / hat / scarf, because it is COLD on the top. A ride on the Midway Sky Eye is not covered by a ride wristband or tickets. The cost is $5/ride.

The Ferris Wheel isn’t the only thing going on. Like always, the event schedule is packed with fascinating events. Here are some other events we got to catch.

Lady Houdini

I enjoyed Lady Houdini’s show a lot. Come early for this one, because you’ll want to have a good seat and every show was packed.

Lady Houdini, the name given to Kristen Johnson by an Inside Edition producer at CBS Studios in New York has definitely stuck. Especially since she broke immortal Harry Houdini’s record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed, which historians and magic aficionados worldwide estimate to be just over one thousand. She broke Houdini’s record in 2012 as she successfully performed her 1,001st public escape during the Georgia State Fair at the Atlanta Speedway. She is currently at over 1,950 attempts and counting.

We missed Lady Houdini last year when she was booked to perform at the Fair but the day before she was going to open, she and her husband were involved in a terrible car accident & had to cancel their show. The accident was devastating to the team and involved multiple surgeries and months in the hospital and physical therapy. The driver that hit them was texting so a very clear message against distracted driving has been woven into the show.

Kevin Ridgeway on stage with the seat from their car from the accident

Kazual

You may have seen Kazual on America’s Got Talent or the Maury Show, but we saw this family group of 3 brothers and a cousin at the fair. They mix the sounds of R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop, some Country & pop together to create an experience they call “the Kazual experience”.

They perform at 12, 2 and 6pm at the Community Stage

The Ice Parades Skating Show

We always end our trip with the ice show. This year the theme was “parades around the world”, so each choreographed ice dance was themed to a different parade. From Carnival to OktoberFest, to the Day of the Dead (which featured “Thriller”) it was all there. Tons of energy and a great way to end the day at the fair.

Thriller on Ice

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