Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is hosting the 23rd Annual FOTOfusion event from Jan. 23-27. FOTOfusion will spotlight legendary photographer Howard Schatz, whose iconic advertising images and celebrity portraits have been exhibited in museums and photography galleries internationally and are included in innumerable private collections. A special exhibition of pictures by Howard Schatz, covering a quarter-century of photographic projects, will open at the Photo Centre on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and run through Sunday, March 10. The public is invited to the free opening night reception on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  2.  Vegans can head to the Palm Beach Veg Fest on Jan. 20 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public. There will be games, vegan treats and vendors. Visit pbvegfest.com for more information.
  3.  The Kravis Center presents “Night of Stars” A Broadway Celebration on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. The event features stars Angela Lansbury (Oscar, Tony, Emmy Award Winner); Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award Winner); Chita Rivera (Two-time Tony Award Winner); Kate Davis (Genre-defying Singer Hailed by MTV); Nova Payton (Helen Hayes Award Recipient); Bria Skonberg (Canadian Singer and Trumpeter); Claybourne Elder (Broadway’s Sunday in the Park with George); Luke Frazier, Conductor; and the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. Tickets start at $50. A cocktail reception followed by the star-studded performance with dinner and dancing costs $1,000 per person.
  4.  The Delray Beach Playhouse is debuting a Cabaret Series. The series begins on Jan 5-6 at 8 p.m. with Avery Sommers “For Sentimental Reasons.” The show features 25 of her favorite songs and sentimental hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Proud Mary,” “Breaking Up is Hard To Do,” “I Will Survive.” On Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. check out Jill & Rich Switzer and “The Supper Club Radio Hour.” Tickets cost between $30-40.
  5.  The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival returns on Jan. 18. The 28th annual festival opens with a  special screening of Body & Soul: An American Bridge, live entertainment by singers Jill & Rich and an after-screening dessert reception at AMC CityPlace 20 in West Palm Beach. The festival presents dozens of memorable movies at six different movie theaters throughout Palm Beach County, including the Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton, Jan. 20-26; CityPlace 20 in West Palm Beach, Jan. 22-26; PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Jan. 27-Feb. 3; Cobb Theatres in Palm Beach Gardens, Jan. 28-Feb. 2; CMX Cinemas (formerly Paragon Theaters) in Wellington, Feb. 4-8; and the Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille in Delray Beach, Feb, 4-10. Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, the festival closes on Feb. 11 with a matinee and awards presentation at the CityPlace 20.
  6.  Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting “A Woman’s Journey” health conference on Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The conference will provide information about critical issues affecting women. The one-day event will offer classes led by Johns Hopkins physicians with breakfast and luncheon keynotes. Tickets cost $165 per person or $2,500 per table. Visit http://hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney for more information.
  7.  Head to Spady Museum to this month to check out a new exhibit that explores the current state of discrimination and disparity from a Floridian Perspective, “Discrimination and Disparity: Relentlessly Persisting.” Through Feb. 28, the exhibit showcases how artists depict today’s conversations, arguments and clashes on race and identification.
  8.  Middle East affairs, national security, medical breakthroughs and progress in brain science will be the topics discussed at the Annual Leadership Education Forum (ALEF), presented by American Friends of the Hebrew University. Experts from the Hebrew University (HU) and other leading individuals will discuss a variety of vital issues Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer will deliver the keynote address, “Fork in the Road: Challenges Facing Israel and the United States in the Middle East.” The conference costs $180 and includes breakfast, lunch and full conference attendance.
  9.  Sunshine Music Festival heads to Mizner Park Amphitheater on Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. Presented by Live Nation, the show features Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mike Gordon, Medeski Martin & Wood, Galactic and Hot Tuna. Tickets are on sale from TicketMaster.
  10.  Create Your Best Life 2018 takes place on Jan. 20-21 at Cendyn Spaces, 980 N. Federal Highway. The two-day event takes places from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features all types of guest speakers like Cary Caster founder of 21 Drops, Carmel Baronoff host of her own national TV show, and Marcela Topf a mental health therapist. Visit createyourbestlife2018.com for more information and to purchase tickets.