Weekend Best Bets: Parades, Tuba’s and The Fab Four

A holiday classic.

A holiday classic.

Arts Garage Radio Theatre– It’s a Wonderful Life

 From Orson Welles and the thrilling Mercury Theatre broadcasts of the 1930’s to Guy Noir and the hilarity of Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, the radio play has been one of America’s most beloved art forms.

The Arts Garage is proud to present a new initiative called the Arts Garage Radio Theatre.

Scripts adapted from classic movies during the heyday of radio will be performed live, with performers utilizing specially designed sound effect devices, providing a nostalgic trip to the past with a modern twist.

Come check out the classic story and get in the holiday spirit.

When: December 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15-$25 in advance or $20-$30 at the door.


Timeless tunes

Timeless tunes

A Tribute to The Beatles

We are big Beatles fans.

Sure, Jeff was six when the band broke up and Dave was more into Lawrence Welk in the 60s, but we recognize greatness when we see it.

Since John, Paul, George and Ringo will never play again in our lifetimes, we have to content ourselves with tribute bands.

And as far as Beatles tribute bands go, there’s none better than “Across the Universe”.

The foursome will play Friday night at 7:30 part of the free concert series at Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square.

See you there.

Boat Parade

The holidays in Florida take some getting used to.

Palm trees, Santa’s dressed in Hawaiian shirts, warm breezes you get the picture.

Another staple is the boat parade on the Intracoastal Waterway.

This year’s floats through Delray at 6:30 p.m.

Stake out your position along the water and catch the beautiful array of boats.

Don’t Miss the WRMF  No Snow Ball

The Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, Five for Fighting, Parachute and ZZ Ward will rock Mizner Park Amphitheater on Saturday for the No Snow Ball, presented by WRMF 97.9 and Sunny 107.9.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.; general admission, standing room only, so get there early.

Tickets are $40 in can be purchased in advance at www.frontgatetickets.com or for $50 at the gate on the day of the show.

Limited VIP seating is available on the upper colonnades for $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Park and walk for free from City Hall or the Boca Raton Library.

There is limited, paid parking in Mizner Park.

On site box office opens at 1 p.m. on the day of the show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Eat your heart out Macy's

Eat your heart out Macy’s

Delray Holiday Parade, Saturday at 6

The parade route will start on Atlantic Avenue at the Intracoastal Bridge in Downtown Delray Beach, and will continue west to NW 5th Ave., with over 70 entries in the parade to help you celebrate the holidays. Through a special connection to the North Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their fire truck.

Before there was Glee...

Before there was Glee…

Fame-The Musical at The Arts Garage

Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME – THE MUSICAL is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.

 With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

When: Friday 12/13, 7:30PM  |  Sat 12/14, 2PM  |  Sunday 12/15, 2PM & 7PM.

Tickets in advance $20-30, $5 more at the door.

Visit www.artsgarage.org for more information.


Feel the romance of flamenco

Feel the romance of flamenco

Flamenco at The Arts Garage

Corazon y Alma (Heart and Soul) is an exciting and authentic flamenco show dedicated to preserving the art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance.

 Award winning Paco Fonta is internationally recognized as a foremost flamenco guitarist, singer, and composer. He has been praised as an accomplished singer of Cante Jondo, the most authentic, profound, and difficult of the flamenco styles. Hailing from Andalusia, Spain, he began his professional career performing throughout Europe and the Americas. He was the winner of prestigious ”Cante Jondo” at the flamenco festival in Jaen, Spain and was the twice the recipient of the Florida Folk Life Apprenticeship Program as a Master Artist. Mr. Fonta’s guitar can be heard on numerous recordings by prominent Latin artists such as “Cuts Both Ways” by Gloria Estefan.

Flamenco dancer Celia Fonta studied Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Folkloric dance in Madrid with world famous teachers Ciro, La Tati, Paco Romero and Azorin as well as with the great masters such as Merche Esmeralda, el Guito, Antonio Canales and Carmela Greco. She has toured the USA and internationally with notable groups such as the Boston Flamenco Ballet and the Ballet Flamenco La Rosa based in Miami as principal dancer and soloist.

 Created by Paco and Celia Fonta, “Siempre Flamenco is dedicated to preserving the tradition and pure art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance where the trilogy of guitar song and dance come together in dialogue and are moved in unison by the flamenco “duende.”

When: Saturday 12/14 | 8PM

For ticket information visit www.artsgarage.org

FAU Tuba Concert Sunday

Looking for something unique to cap your weekend? Well, look no further.

Friends and families are invited to join Florida Atlantic University’s tuba and euphonium players in a Tuba Christmas celebration at 5 p.m. on December 15 in Mizner Park.

 This special tradition originally began with Indiana University’s professor Harvey G. Phillips, and will be the third annual presentation for FAU students. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to this free outdoor event. For more information, please call (561) 297-3853.

All music concerts at FAU are sponsored in part by Wells Fargo and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.