Let’s Be Arty!

The Arts & Culture scene is in full swing and has many offerings these days.

 The season is halfway through and there are still a few more months to catch a great show, see a new exhibit or see a concert. Need some ideas where to find something “arty”, then let’s explore these opportunities.

Palm Beach Dramaworks (West Palm Beach)

Running from March 29th until April 21st is the critically acclaimed play Fences. This play examines many themes such as race relations and the African American experience. Set in 1957, the play follows a Pennsylvania man named Troy Maxson who is struggling to provide for his wife and son during a time when the Civil Rights Movement has yet to be realized. An ex-baseball player who could not make the major leagues due to his color he has to settle into a life as a trash collector and barely getting by. The play examines his life, his marriage, his family and his dreams. Another play coming to the theater is The House Of Blue Leaves. This play is the story of family from Queens, New York that gets its life upset when Pope Paul VI comes for a visit to New York City. The play is a hilarious heartbreaking romp through one New York apartment where the characters interact directly with the audience.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (Jupiter)

Jupiter Lighthouse has a few interesting events coming up in the next few months. On April 12th the Lighthouse will present the 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The festival is one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals. These international short films are sure to get your adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, eyes popping and jaws dropping! Soul-stirring stories and grand sweeping vistas give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth. They illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. Another event held at the Lighthouse is the Autism Family Night At The Light. Families and caretakers with children on the autism spectrum are invited to participate in this autism-friendly event. Activities will include Mini Lighthouse Climbs, The Keepers Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Visit A Native Garden, Fun Building Blocks, Art Mural Painting and Meet “Mrs. Lighthouse”. And don’t forget to stop by monthly for their Lighthouse Sunset Tours and Lighthouse Moonrise Tours.

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach)

Morikami has a few fun events happening in the next couple of months. On April 6th and 7th Morikami will present Hatsume Fair: A One-Of-A-Kind Celebration Of Spring. Celebrating the first bud of spring, Morikami’s largest annual event, Hatsume Fair, transforms the normally tranquil Morikami Park into a unique Japanese spring festival featuring two stages (with taiko drumming, martial arts demos, and our annual costume and fashion show contest), avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, Japanese street fair food vendors and children’s activities. And starting in May (once a month during the Spring and Summer) they have Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks; a rare opportunity to stroll the gardens, hear the drums and play games in the evening while enjoy some sushi, sake and food trucks.

 So, please take notice of these fun and exciting events happening in the Arts in the county. Enjoy!