10 Best Cultural Things to do in Palm Beach this 2022 / 23 Season
COVID has had an impact on all industries, but none so more than the arts. It was far more than the inability to gather that was the issue. For some of us, the arts is the essence of life; the colorful side of living. It’s an integral part of life as breathing, don’t you agree? Now that the arts are gearing up for a new season, we’ve decided to compile a list of things to do that is a true mix of genres and activities. So if you only experienced one of each type of cultural thing to do in Palm Beach and surrounding counties, this is what we would recommend:
Ain't Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations
Who does not love a good musical?
‘Ain't Too Proud- The Life and Times of The Temptations’ is an energetic experience that shows the journey of The Temptations through the streets of Detroit, leading up to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The musical puts their signature dance moves on display paired with the harmonies that resulted in great success and influence in the development of the Motown sound. The musical is nominated for 12 Tony awards and touches upon family, loyalty, brotherhood, and betrayal themes.
The show runs April 26-29 at Kravis Center for the Performing
Ferocious Love is a must-have experience; fortunately, one can now experience it in Delray Beach. This spoken word drama focuses on an urban male coming of age in the late 1980s. The storyline follows the tension between the black single mother stereotypically deified by the black community and an uncle who is both demonized and glorified for the wrong reasons.
The drama touches on class disparity, broken or dysfunctional families, and political civil rights. Considering all the movements happening today, Ferocious Love is very time sensitive and a great power watch to understand struggles that we often shut a blind eye to.
Playing October 8, 2022, at the Arts Garage.
Cosi Fan Tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous opera 'Cosi Fan Tutte' is performed in two acts. It is a story based on two romances - a romantic comedy that is not only a playful take on romance, but thought-provoking as well. It is an outlet for humor that provides insight into human nature. The short title, Così fan tutte, literally means "so do they all” and figuratively means "women are like that". The opera was first performed in 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria and will be at the Kravis Center in February 2023.
Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair
Presented by Art Miami, the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair is winter's most important art fair. The exclusive invitation-only VIP preview benefits the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.
At this fair, you will find world-class investment-quality art presented by internationally acclaimed galleries. The Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair will coincide with the Palm Beach International Boat Show for a classic Palm Beach style weekend of yachting and art.
The show will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center March 23 - 26.
Dance is considered to be the language of the soul. If you enjoy both art and dance, then this performance is for you.
Open Spaces presented by Natural Movers Foundation is a site-specific annual performance. This year, the original choreography is inspired by artwork presented at the Norton Museum of Art. Space is limited, so book early!
Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature
The Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature collection is an exhibition that will leave you mind-boggled. Joseph Stella is an American Modernist who is most famous for the nature of his paintings. His paintings are futuristic, and using the depiction of flowers, birds, and plants, he adds a spiritual connection to the natural world.
Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature is the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on his nature subjects and will feature over 90 paintings and works on paper drawn from other museums as well as private collections. The exhibition is to be organized in groups so the audience can understand the art displays in the best ways possible.
Showing at Norton Museum of Art from October 2022 through January 2023.
Svetlana & The New York Collective
Does swing make you sing? Well, this live performance is for you. Svetlana is a Russian-born vocalist based in New York. She is a chart-topping vocalist, composer, band leader, or educator, and she also has a graduate degree in music. You can spend an evening immersing in the marvelous music she puts out in the world.
You can enjoy Svetlana in full swing at the Arts Garage on November 5th.
The Symphonia's First Concert Of The Season: Inspired Naturally: Fire
If you are a big fan of classical music, Symphonia's First Concerts of the Season is a wonderful option. This season, The Symphonia brings classical music laced with fiery works led by Andres Cardenes, Conductor and Violin Soloist. PECK Signs of Life II, HAYDN Symphony No.59 “Fire”, and MOZART Violin Concerto No.5 are the works to be performed – the concert will include a pre-concert conversation with the conductor. You can have a meaningful conversation before the start of each concert at 2:00 pm. The actual show will start at 3 pm at Robert's Theater, St. Andrews School.
Art Classes at the Boca Museum
If you have ample time on your hands or you simply wish to expand your horizons, you can take a class to enhance your skills and expand your creativity from basic to advanced levels.
These adult classes combine interactive discussion with demonstration and practice. The guided projects will help students explore their artistic process and dive into a variety of media.
Some of the most popular sessions include painting, drawing, digital art, textiles, and more. You can learn more about the classes and enroll in the ones that appeal to you the most and fit your schedule.
Loxahatchee River Guided Tour
The Loxahatchee River is a sight for sore eyes. Enjoy the view of the scenic river, by joining the Loxahatchee River guided tour, which takes you along the river beginning at Riverbend Park and meanders downstream toward the Atlantic Ocean. You will encounter different animals and plants alongside the river and surrounding swamps. The complete tour lasts 2 hours but the duration is subject to weather conditions and the stability of the water. It is best to review the conditions before you set out for the tour.
Palm Beach and surrounding counties have a multitude of cultural programming scheduled this season. You simply need to venture out and take it all in. There is something for everyone as they say, but we encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and experience something new. For more programming and performances, peruse the CultureOwl Calendar.