December Calendar

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Old School Square

Dec. 1 – Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $60/$50

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango.

Through Feb. 25 – Looking Glass

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition marks the first show in the Museum’s renovated galleries and features artwork that incorporates reflection, be it the reflection of the viewer or the space around the art piece. The exhibition welcomes viewers to experience a sense of belonging and see themselves in the museum. Art selfies are encouraged!

Dec. 2, 2017 – Carols by Candlelight

Old School Square Pavilion

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 7 p.m.; tickets $15 (general); $5 (student); $100 (VIP – includes reserved seating area, complimentary snacks and exclusive cash bar).

Get into the holiday spirit with this new community tradition! Young, local performers will open the festivities, followed by headliners ANDY CHILDS, JOHN FORD COLEY and our host band, LITTLE RIVER BAND performing songs of the season mixed with some of their hits. The event culminates with the lighting of candles throughout the audience. It’s a magical evening for the entire family!  Proceeds will benefit Old School Square educational programming.

Dec. 6, 2017 – Will & Anthony – Broadway Holiday

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $40/$30

Carnegie Hall Headliners and acclaimed singer-songwriters, Will & Anthony Nunziata showcase their soaring tenor voices and exquisite harmonies in Broadway Holiday. This joyous, high-energy concert event includes a host of holiday favorites as well as the original song and soon-to-be classic, “The Gift Is You,” which the brothers premiered at Carnegie Hall, backed by the 90-piece New York Pops Orchestra.

Dec. 7-10, 2017– Peter and the Starcatcher

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 & 7 p.m.; tickets $75/$65

Winner of five Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher is the wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels. It upends the century-old story of how a sad orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). Produced by Slow Burn Theatre Co.

Spady Museum

Special Book Signing by Maria Nhambu, America’s Daughter””

6-8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 

Location: Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

Maria Nhambu will sign her book, “America’s Daughter,” at the museum, as part of a special engagement. Speaker, educator, dancer and Aerobics With Soul® creator Maria Nhambu released America’s Daughter on August 19, 2017. America’s Daughter is the second volume of her Dancing Soul Trilogy, following “Africa’s Child,” published in 2016.

“America’s Daughter’s” continues Nhambu’s story as she confronts a new culture, learns about race in America and begins her teaching career. She finds innovative ways of sharing the riches of African culture through dance and education and discovers part of her identity.

Kwanzaa Celebration

2:30-6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 30

FREE

Location: Spady Museum

Celebrate the year end at the annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Kwanzaa honors the values of ancient African cultures and is inspiring to people who are working for progress. Be part of the reaffirmation of the individual, community, culture, family and environment. This event is held in partnership with the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Sankofa Study Group.

Exhibition: Discrimination and Disparity: Relentlessly Persisting

Dates: Nov. 30- Feb. 28

Location: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

This exhibition explores the processes of internalizing and resisting the “minority” status that is assigned on the basis of skin color and race. The works in this exhibition include contemporary Floridian artists’ creative responses to racial inequality, paired with historic materials. Both of which address the reality that the struggle for justice is an ongoing conversation. The parallels drawn between these contemporary and historic contexts reflect the pervasiveness of racial disparity and attempts to answer the question of what it means to “function” under such intense societal pressure.

Wick Theatre

She Loves Me

Now-Dec. 25

Broadway star Patrick Cassidy is making his Wick Theatre debut as Stephen Kodaly in She Loves Me, playing the role that won his father, Jack Cassidy, a Tony Award. He will be joined by Julie Kleiner, Matthew Kacergis and Lauren Weinberg in this this romantic musical comedy, which debuted on Broadway in 1963 and was revived in 2016.

Matinees: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun 2 p.m.

Evenings: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:30pm

Tickets: $80  www.thewick.org, box office 561-995-2333

Boca Raton Historical Society

Boca Raton Town Hall’s 90th Birthday

Thursday Dec. 7,  5-9 p.m.

Boca Raton History Museum, 71 North Federal Hwy, 33432

Presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

$5.00; free to BRHS&M members

Join us for a lecture and reception to honor historic Boca Raton Town Hall, home of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Our guest speaker will be Kathy Dickenson, sharing with us a look back at the restoration of the building by the BRHS&M in the 1980s. The Fire Bay Gift Shop will be open and featuring our annual holiday sale.

R.S.V.P. required- 561-395-6766 X 301.

Town Hall Talks are generously sponsored by Madelyn Savarick

FAU Theatre Lab

“Most Wanted,” a Play by Peter Sagal

Dec. 1-17

Heckscher Stage theater space in Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road.

Tickets: $35

“Most Wanted” tells the story of Frank and Doris who are retired, comfortable and desperate. One day, they snatch their darling baby granddaughter and make a run for Florida, land of eternal sunshine and eternal rest, where they meet a variety of characters living on the fuzzy border between life and la-la-land, all of whom look just like the people they left behind. Cornered by an affable detective, they make one last run to U.S. President Truman’s Little White House in Key West, at the very end of the road. There, their daughter, Isabel, an avenging angel in expensive clothes, corners and confronts them with every mistake they’ve ever made.

To purchase tickets, visit www.fauevents.com or call 561-297-6124.

FAU Department of Music

Handel’s “Messiah”

Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 800-564-9539. Conducted by Patricia P. Fleitas, FAU’s presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” features past and current FAU choral students and faculty.

Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra presentsAn Ellington Nutcracker”

Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., the in the University Theatre.

A holiday concert tradition, the orchestra will perform the complete “Nutcracker Suite” as arranged for jazz ensemble by the incomparable Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, along with other holiday favorites.  The Florida Wind Symphony is conducted by Kyle Prescott.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 800-564-9539.

Arts Garage

Friday Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Steve Leeds “Rags to Riches” Tribute to Tony Bennett with the Gary Lawrence Quartet

Big Band – American Songbook

General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 |Premium $45

Singer STEVE LEEDS sings the standards: A regular at New York venues including the Rainbow Room, the Waldorf and the Plaza, Steve sings the hits and has performed with the greats.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

Shareef Clayton

Jazz infused with Funk and Soul

General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 |Premium $45

Jazz trumpeter gives his first performance at Arts Garage. The cultural influence of growing up in Miami can be heard in Shareef’s music and composition. He has performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, The Roots, Macy Gray, Michael McDonald, Ruben Blades, and many more.

Sunday Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

THE WOLFEPAK BAND

A Virtual Powerhouse of Musical Talent

General Admission $20 | Reserved $25 | Premium $30

The WolfePak Band returns.  An All Star Tribute Show, this action-packed performance is filled

with powerhouse vocals, tasty harmonies,and world-class instrumentals.

Thursday Dec. 7, 8 p.m.- 11 p.m.

FeedBack

Delray’s New Poetry Open Mic

$10 In Advance | $12 day of event

Calling all poets, writers, and lyricists! Join us for a night of linguistic word play at Delray’s New Poetry Open Mic Hosted  by Chunky. 1st Thursday of every month. Let the power of the spoken word transform your Thursday.

Friday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Carole J. Bufford Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond!

Cabaret

General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond!  Sensational New York cabaret star Carole J Bufford travels back to a time where flappers, vamps, and sheiks were shimmying in gin joints as a whirl of great social and political change happened all around them.

Friday  Dec.  8, 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

INTROSPECT  ART EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION

ART GALLERY EVENT

FREE

Enjoy wine, cheese, and our newest exhibit “Introspective” featuring artists James Goffman & Josh List.

Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

Spencer and Sequoia: Love At First Sound

Acoustic / Pop

General Admission $20 | Reserverd $25 | Premium $30

Spencer and Sequoia are a husband and wife duo touring the east coast, wowing audiences with their unique blend of Pop, Folk, Jazz and R&B.

Sunday Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

JM AND THE SWEETS

SOUL, R&B and ROCK

$10 In Advance | $12 day of event

Josh Miles is a Dallas Texas born, Palm Beach Florida based singer & songwriter whose brand of Soul music encompasses a wide range of influences. Josh’s music can be described as Bluesy at times and relentlessly groovy at others (and many things in between), but, no matter what, the aim is to keep it soulful.

Tuesday Dec. 12, 8 p.m.

Shine

South Florida’s Premier Open Mic Showcase

$10 In Advance | $12 day of event

Step up on the stage and SHINE at this All Arts Open Mic Monthly Showcase.Bring a song, a poem, a rap, or a riff, and jam with our new emcee Chunky and our live house band while your friends cheer you on.

Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.

Jean Caze Quintet

Jazz

General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Award Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Jean Caze has received abundant praise from critics, peers and jazz enthusiasts alike who have taken to Jean’s lyrical tone and tasteful ideas.