Weekend Best Bets: St. Vincent Festival & The Next Big Thing

The annual St. Vincent Festival offers a weekend of day and night fun.

The annual St. Vincent Festival offers a weekend of day and night fun.

St.  Vincent Ferrer Festival

It may just be the feel good event of the year. The annual St. Vincent Ferrer Festival runs from Feb 28 – Mar 2 on the grounds of the church at 840 George Bush Blvd.

Rides, carnival games, beer, music, food, a Friday fish fry and a rummage sale—you won’t believe it.

You are also likely to see half the town at the festival over the weekend so be sure to say hello to your friends.

Entertainment highlights this year includes: Scott Ringersen’s “Elvis”, Jason Colannino, The Long Run, Gray Lily, the great Rod MacDonald, Randy Bernsen, Billy Sansone, Echoes of Erin and more.

For tickets and more information visit http://www.festivaldelray.com/

Sotheby’s Appraisal Day

Do you have a keepsake that you think may be worth something?
Maybe, an antique piece of furniture or jewelry that might just be the key to a life in the Turks and Caicos?

Well, you might want to attend Sotheby’s Appraisal Day March 1 at FAU’s student union.

The event runs from 9am-2:30pm.

There is a $45 per item fee for a professional, verbal appraisal.

  Renowned Experts from Sotheby’s will be on hand to offer appraisals of art, antiques, jewelry and more.

International art experts Tom Denzler, Cynthia Volk, and Jan Willem van Haaren of Sotheby’s New York will be on hand to provide verbal appraisals of estimated value for American and European paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, Asian items, decorative arts and European furniture. Noted Florida art, antique, and jewelry experts Russ Kodner, Craig Patrick, and Kevin Taylor of Kodner Galleries in Dania Beach; Albert Levy of A.B. Levy’s in Palm Beach; and Rico Baca of Palm Beach Modern Auctions in West Palm Beach will be available for verbal appraisals of estimated value for art, American folk art, antiques, decorative arts, jewelry, and vintage items.

“This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in finding out the value of a piece of art, jewelry or furniture they may have inherited or purchased,” said David Miller, a member of FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Advisory Board, and appraisal expert. “It is rare for such an occasion to meet with an esteemed Sotheby’s authority. They and our renowned Florida-based specialists have generously offered their time and expertise for a great cause— supporting student scholarships at FAU. They are also offering their services at a considerable discount.”

All appraisals are verbal only, and are $45 per item. Photographs of larger pieces of furniture are acceptable in place of having the item on site at FAU. All proceeds from the event will benefit the FAU student scholarship fund.

For information, call 561-297-2337 or email Gail Vorsas at gvorsas@fau.edu.

Fighting Over Beverley

Off-Broadway South Florida, Theatre at Arts Garage brings you “Fighting Over Beverley.”

A love triangle that began in the heat of battle during WWII explodes 52 years later in this romantic comedy as two fighter pilots renew their fighting over Beverley.

The Israel Horovitz play runs February 28 – March 23. Wednesday – Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.

Mr. Horovitz has written over 70 plays, several of which have been translated into as many as 30 languages and performed worldwide. His play “Line” is now in its 39th year of continuous performance off-Broadway. If you want to meet the playwright there is an wine reception opening night.

For ticket information visit www.artsgarage.org

Heart and Soul of Delray Beach

If you want to see the next big thing,  mark your calendar for Saturday, March 1 at 9 p.m. and head to Delray’s Arts Garage.

Referred to as the next Jennifer Hudson, Micailah Lockhart is the “Salt & Soul of Delray Beach”.

 Her vocals ignite the stage and blow audiences away. Winner of the Project Ship regional talent competition, her reviews were unanimous… Micailah is the next big thing!

Micailah has participated in many acting showcases, and was cast as Ruth in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in The Sun” Directed by Garry Q. Lewis. She also received straight superiors on her performance at Thespian District’s Individual Events, Won $10,000 aboard Celebration Cruise Line, and a $1,000 scholarship from Hurst Chapel’s “Sing Your Way Into College”. She dreams of becoming a signed recording artist, but lives by the quote “God’s will is the way” meaning when God is ready for her dreams to come true, it will happen.

Catch her live and local.

Visit www.artsgarage.org for tickets.