(PRESS RELEASE)_Sept. 22, 2022 (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) – The Armory Art Center is pleased to announce their latest exhibition, “Regional Printmaking Now!”, which will highlight artworks by South Florida’s established and emerging printmakers.
The juried exhibition opens to the public on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 and runs through Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. It will showcase current techniques and issues being addressed within South Florida’s printmaking community. Styles in “Regional Printmaking Now!” will include mixed media, silkscreen, lithography and much more.
“We look forward to featuring our region’s talented printmakers,” said Dr. Tom Pearson, CEO. “The intention behind this exhibition is to show the beauty of printmaking—while educating visitors that this intricate, classic art form is still thriving through today’s artists.”
the Armory will host a reception on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 (5 to 7 p.m.) to celebrate the exhibition’s opening. The reception is open to the public
By Georgina Cruz
Special to North Palm Beach Life
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” the late French philosopher and Nobel Prize laureate Albert Camus once observed. In Florida our leaves don’t turn and fall in autumn, but other things do tend to come down a bit: temperatures and prices at resorts. To my husband Humberto and me autumn is therefore a great time to take a few days to get away from our daily routines and recharge ahead of the busy holiday season. For our fall staycation this year we chose a place where vacationing is a state of mind.
The minute the traveler arrives at the AAA Four-Star Margaritaville Orlando Resort, it is crystal clear that total relaxation and escape are the order of the day here. The words, “Welcome To Paradise” on a sign above the entrance to the lobby greet guests. A giant, 13-foot-high, red flip-flop adorns the resort’s tropically inspired lobby along with a chandelier made from more than 300 margarita glasses. I knew right then and there that I would be enjoying “nibblin’ on sponge cake, watchin’ the sun bake all those tourists covered with oil…” as Jimmy Buffett’s hit song of 1977, “Margaritaville,” proclaims. Not to mention also enjoying a “frozen concoction” or two.
Inaugurated in 2019, Margaritaville Orlando has 186 rooms and suites equipped with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the resort’s panoramas of lagoon-like pools and balconies for sunbathing and relaxing. There is a spa, restaurants and next to the resort a water park and a shopping and dining district.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – September 19, 2022 – Spatober: The Palm Beaches Wellness Month in partnership with Baptist Health South Florida will run throughout the destination October 1-31 with transformative spa and wellness offerings, pop-up events, and healthy dining deals available at venues located throughout the 39 towns and cities that comprise Palm Beach County. Just a short drive or train ride away from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, The Palm Beaches is inviting residents and visitors to put down their phones and put on their robes or workout gear to experience a bounty of special deals at area spas, along with fitness-focused activities and events for all. No matter a person’s definition of wellness, there is something for everyone during Spatober in The Palm Beaches.
Kicking off the month of rejuvenation is a Spatober sound bath meditation event at the Forbes Five-Star Eau Palm Beach spa on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8:45 a.m. Guests can enjoy a soothing meditative sound bath led by the Metaphysical Healing Institute of Palm Beach followed by a healthy brunch. A special Spatober Yoga In The Park class will be held at Sanborn Square in Boca Raton on Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m. with popular yoga instructor Leslie Glickman and is suitable for all levels. And on Friday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m., a Spatober Family Fitness event will take place at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in Boynton Beach with fun fitness activities for kids. All events are free and will feature prize giveaways from participating partners; advance registration is required at Spatober.com
Sept. 14, 2022 (Jupiter, Fla.) — Paris Ballet and Dance is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 calendar of performances. The thrilling season will feature a variety of dazzling dance shows, including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and so much more.
“Paris Ballet and Dance’s annual productions give our talented dancers the opportunity to perform timeless classics and new works,” said Jean-Hugues Feray, the school’s Founder and Director. “This season offers something exciting for everyone—from ballet lovers to those new to the world of dance. I am proud of the hard work that our dedicated students put into their craft, and I can’t wait for our audience to see how talented they are.”
Here are details about upcoming performances:
Paris Ballet presents The Nutcracker: Nov. 19 and 20, 2022
Just in time for the holidays, Paris Ballet and Dance will bring the spellbinding magic of The Nutcracker to the 750-seat Eissey Campus Theatre! Join Clara on a magical journey from her dark, quiet living room to the bright and fantastic Land of the Sweets. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, the full-length production will feature thrilling choreography by the school’s founder and director Jean-Hugues Feray (a former principal dancer with many international companies, including Ballet Florida and National Ballet de Marseille). The performance will showcase dozens of talented young dancers ages 3 to 18, plus international guest artists.
The Nutcracker takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 (2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on both dates) at the Eissey Campus Theatre (11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens).
All tickets are $35 and go on sale Sept. 27, 2022. For tickets, call (561) 207-5900 or visit the Eissey Campus Theatre box office.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Delray Beach, FL – September 19, 2022) Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today announced the nonprofit organization’s 2022-2023 theater season—four thought-provoking productions, three of them by South Florida playwrights
"Arts Garage is thrilled to have a theatre season packed full of powerful thematic performances,” says Waldo. “Every one of these works will foster important discussions as we experience each piece."
October 8 (Saturday) at 8 pm
A Black Man’s Journey to Manhood
By Mo Beasley
Ferocious Love is a spoken word-theatre experience that puts a whole new spin on the urban male coming of age story circa the late 1980s. Ferocious Love demystifies the strong black single mother who is often deified in the black community and the scary street hustlin’ uncle who is so often demonized and glorified for all the wrong reasons. These two characters are in a tug of war for the life of the central character, Junie, who is “gasping for guidance” in search of his manhood beyond Ma’s well-intentioned “Emotional Incest” and his Uncle Rueben’s “Ideologies’. The issues of class, dysfunctional families, and the ferocity of a mother’s love figure greatly into this journey for manhood in a post-Civil Rights/Black Power America.
(Note: Contains Explicit Language)
December 9 (Friday) at 8 pm
December 11 (Sunday) at 7pm
A Christmas Comedy
By Danielle Trzcinski
Full theater piece Family Tree is a full-length Christmas Comedy about a slightly dysfunctional family all under the same roof for the holidays. Pull up a chair and join “The Pacola Family” for this funny, fresh, and modern take on what it’s really like when family is together and home for the holidays.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – September 19, 2022) The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) today announced a series of upcoming special events—a glitzy 50th anniversary celebration, the annual Walk of Recognition, four Town Hall Talks, this season’s first Town Hall Teatime—plus the opening of a new major exhibition. For more information, please visit www.BocaHistory.org, or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100.
Wednesday, October 12, at 6 pm
Town Hall Talk
Boca Raton in the 1970s
Participants in the panel discussion include Jim Hackett, Buzz McCall, Kerry Koen and Rimmie MacLaren. The event starts at 6 pm with check-in and refreshments, and the lecture begins at 6:30 pm. FREE for BRHS members, $10 for guests.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI (SEPTEMBER 15, 2022) -- Rail Events Productions and Brightline are celebrating the return of one of the most talked about family experiences of the year, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at MiamiCentral presented by Experience Kissimmee! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride will return for its fourth year beginning Saturday, December 3 through Thursday, December 29, 2022, departing from Brightline’s MiamiCentral Station. Groups of 20 or more are available to book their tickets starting September 15 and individual tickets are available to book starting September 20. Tickets will be available for purchase online at miamithepolarexpressride.com. Guests are encouraged to book early as this beloved holiday tradition is expected to sell out.
The adventure of this holiday classic comes to life when the festive Brightline train departs on a journey led by a cast of talented actors. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of this story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a one-hour trip to meet and interact with Santa.
(PRESS RELEASE)_BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Ladies and gentlemen, fire up your appetites.
Rustic, Italian hotspot, Josie's Ristorante is dishing out two wallet-friendly dining specials that will satisfy lingering summer hunger pains, deliciously.
Tuck into executive chef Sebastian Setticasi's beloved appetizers, like the prime short rib meatball, crispy shrimp bada bing, or nonna-approved pasta fagioli, and enjoy 20% off your check when using the special code: LOYALTY. Good for online and dine-in orders. Not valid with any other offer. Available now through October 31, 2022.
Pollo aficionados have plenty to cluck about with Josie's $12 Chicken Parmigiana meal (reg. $26) layered with mozzarella cheese and San Marzano sauce over spaghetti. Entrée's are accompanied by a bountiful garden salad and pillowy soft garlic rolls. Available for lunch and dinner. Dine-in only.
Josie's Ristorante is located at 650 E. Woolbright Rd., Boynton Beach. For more information, call (561) 364-9601 or visit josiesristorante.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FLORIDA — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, will host the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards® Gala, chaired by internationally renowned philanthropist, Lois Pope, at the Eau Palm Beach Resort in Manalapan, Florida on November 11, 2022.
The star-studded event, featuring international music legend Michael Bolton and celebrity host and emcee Carson Kressley, will honor the seven category winners of this year’s Hero Dog Awards.
“Whether they protect us on the frontlines, help us with medical challenges, or just lighten our spirits with an enthusiastic kiss after a long day, dogs save and improve our lives in infinite ways,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “We are thrilled to kick off the Palm Beach season with the American Humane Hero Dog Awards Gala honoring the best of our best friends.”
(PRESS RELEASE)_The Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association (FPNA) is excited to announce the return of its highly popular Holiday Historic Home Tour, taking place on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, from 5-8 p.m.
Since the inaugural tour in 1991, generous hosts have opened their homes, beautifully decorated for the holidays, to eager visitors from all around South Florida. Two pandemic years have intervened since the 26th home tour in 2019.
Tatiana Lewicki, a longtime resident of Flamingo Park, is chairperson of the 2022 tour.
In addition to insights into several private homes in one of West Palm Beach’s premier historic districts, guests will enjoy savory bites and festive spirits at each stop, provided by top local restaurants.
“We couldn’t wait to host this spectacular home tour again,” said Lewicki. “Flamingo Park prides itself on preserving the natural beauty and historic significance of our neighborhood, and this holiday event really showcases the extraordinary effort our homeowners put into doing that.”
The Holiday Historic Home Tour is the largest fundraising event for the historic West Palm Beach neighborhood nonprofit.
Tickets are $60 per person in advance, and $65 per person at the door. To purchase, contact Linda Cullen, FPNA president, at 561-758-5227, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online ticket access will be announced soon, so bookmark FlamingoPark.org!
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