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Old School Square
January 5 – Sound Off™ Silent Disco
Fieldhouse, Thursday, 9 pm-midnight
Sound Off™ Silent Disco is the first Thursday of each month! At check-in, you’ll receive a pair of Sound Off™ Headphones, with three channels allowing you to switch between three live DJs, as well as the ability to control your own volume. Dance your heart out on the dance floor, then lower the volume or remove your headphones to order drinks or chat with friends. There’s no amplified music to shout over — it’s the ultimate dance party experience! Tickets $15
January 6 – Art Walk Gallery Opening
Cornell Art Museum, Friday, 6-9 p.m.
The Cornell Art Museum Art Walk Gallery will feature woodturnings by Delray Beach artist, Tim Carter along with works by Lynn University instructors. The current exhibits Who is Joan Quinn? A Life in Portraits and Fifteen Minutes will be open. Both run through January 15th. Suggested $5 donation.
Jan. 9 – Too Marvelous for Words
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Monday, 8 p.m.; tickets $39/$29
This celebration of the Nat King Cole Trio is a fun and swingin’ journey into the early days of Nat King Cole. Before “The Christmas Song” and “Mona Lisa,” which he performed standing in front of the orchestra, Cole was recording and playing (from the piano bench) some of the tastiest and most influential music of the day, leaving an impact not only on an array of singers, but also on such pianists as Oscar Peterson and Ahmad Jamal. Drawing on his experience as both an actor and singer/pianist, Peter Smith (the show’s creator) effortlessly weaves in stories from this period in Nat King Cole’s life as they relate to the song selections, creating an evening that leaves the audience tapping their feet and pondering the fascinating tidbits from Cole’s life.
Jan. 12 – Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series: Shirley Jones
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $32 (balcony); $67/$47 (main floor; includes post-lecture reception & valet parking)
Film and television actress and singer, Shirley Jones has enjoyed a career in show business spanning six decades. She has starred in a number of well-known musical films, such as Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956), and The Music Man (1962). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry (1960). She played the lead role of Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the musical situation-comedy television series, The Partridge Family (1970–74), which co-starred her real-life stepson David Cassidy, son of Jack Cassidy.

January 13 – The Pavilion presents Occidental Gypsy
Outdoor concert, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Occidental Gypsy is pioneering the sound of World Gypsy music. Their mélange of uptempo, high-energy rhythms of gypsy swing, melded with catchy melodic hooks of jazz delivers a thrilling experience. The group features award-winning violin prodigy Eli Bishop, who has performed with Wynton Marsalis and Bill Evans of the Miles Davis Group, as well as performing regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This is an outdoor concert; general admission seating is provided. No outside chairs, coolers or pets are permitted; cash bar, popcorn and ice cream is available. Tickets $10 at OldSchoolSquare.org or by calling the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

January 14 – Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents Mike Marino
Crest Theatre, Saturday at 8 p.m.
New Jersey’s Bad Boy is back! With a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold, Marino is one of the most popular comedians of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino and event center from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. His Italian family roots and observations of everyday life enrich his cutting edge, stand-up material. Tickets $47/$67
Jan. 19- Ballets with a Twist – Cocktail Hour: The Show
Fieldhouse at Old School Square – 8pm. $38.
From Lincoln Center to Delray Beach, New York City’s Ballets with a Twist is reinventing the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment.  With its original mix of charismatic choreography by Marilyn Klaus, intoxicating music by Stephen Gaboury and exquisite costume design by Catherine Zehr, the company stirs new life into every venue it visits.  Their acclaimed, signature show, Cocktail Hour, harkens back to a time when entertainment was an engaging, vibrant social experience.  Inspired by the likes of Busby Berkeley and Lucille Ball and infused with the exotic flavor of legendary Hollywood haunts Trader Vic’s and Coconut Grove, this pop-infused production brings timeless American spirits to life, launching the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more off the menu and onto the stage.

Jan. 23 & 24– Sierra Boggess
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57
Sierra Boggess made her Broadway debut originating the role of Ariel in the 2007 production of The Little Mermaid. While she was doing The Little Mermaid, she starred opposite Kristin Chenoweth in the Encores! production of Music in the Air. From February 2010 to March 2011, Boggess starred as Christine Daaй in the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies. She once again played the role of Christine Daaй in the 25th anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She starred in the 2012 Off-Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore and as Fantine is Les Misйrables. In 2013, Boggess returned to the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera for the Broadway production›s 25th anniversary, and in March 2014, it was announced that Boggess would once again rejoin the Broadway company of The Phantom of the Opera as Christine and reunited with her former Little Mermaid co-star, Norm Lewis as the Phantom.
Jan. 25 – Adam Trent – The Futurist
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $52/$42
Broadway and TV star Adam Trent exemplifies a new generation of magician. As one of the stars of the hit Broadway show The Illusionists, which shattered box office records during its 2014/2015 run, as well as his appearances on Good Morning America, America’s Got Talent, Disney Channel, ABC, VH1, Rachel Ray, Travel Channel, SyFy and others, he is one of the most in-demand illusionists working today. Described as Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield, his interactive, fast-paced performances are part magic, part concert, and part stand-up comedy. Magic lovers AND skeptics will be amazed by this show!
January 26 – Creative Arts School presents Canvas & Cocktails
Last Thursday each month, 7-9 p.m. – Create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere — all while enjoying a nice glass of wine or a signature cocktail. No experience necessary! Each month offers something different with one of our Canvas & Cocktails instructors. It’s a perfect girls’ night out, group night or date night. Pre-registration is required; $35 per person, includes all materials and drink ticket. Register at OldSchoolSquare.org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 478.
Jan. 27-29 – Beehive, The 60’s Musical
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $62/$52
Audiences around the world are cheering this exciting and colorful salute to the women who made the music of the 1960s so special – Lesley Gore, Janis Joplin, the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and so many more! With 40 beloved hits, the show takes you on a journey through songs documenting the dramatic changes that America underwent during the ‘60s. Take 6 singers, fabulous video and one VERY hot band, and you have an unforgettable musical experience!
Wick Theatre
West Side Story
Jan. 12- Feb. 26
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between wearing street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Connoisseur Concert 2, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m.
Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road.
Brett Karlin, Guest Conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano Soloist
Program – “Baroque Brilliance”
HANDEL Selected Arias
HANDEL Water Music Suite No. 1
VIVALDI Aria from La Fida Ninfa
RAMEAU Orchestral Suite
BACH Contata No. 51
Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real, in Mizner Park
Art-e-ology – Wendy Wischer: Dazzling Art Forms Sat. Jan. 7, 1 p.m., $5
This monthly children’s program for grades 3 to 5 investigates an artist on exhibit at the Museum. Students have an opportunity to create a masterpiece in the style of American abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker Adolph Gottlieb. Online reservations are required.
ARTful Adventure Sunday – Gilded Painting, Sun. Jan. 8, 2 p.m., $5 per family
Join this monthly family program to create artwork, led by experienced art educators. The program focuses on artistic family fun for all ages to learn, create and enjoy the visual arts.
Free Museum Admission Presented by PNC Bank, Sun. Jan. 8, 12 p.m.
The Museum is open to the public free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, courtesy of PNC Bank. This is the last day to see works on view by Hungarian artists in four suites comprising The Art of Hungary, plus works by Pablo Picasso, Bhakti Baxter, Mary Ellen Mark, and more.
Jazz in the Gallery: Marshall Turkin’s Classic Jazz Ensemble, Thurs. Jan. 12, 7 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
A recognized South Florida musical treasure, Marshall Turkin’s Classic Jazz Ensemble performs instrumental favorites in the Wolgin Gallery. The sounds and syncopations of Jazz in the Gallery are generously sponsored by Edith & Martin Stein.
Friends of the Uffizi Lecture – The Myth of Florence, Sun. Jan. 15, 3 p.m. $10
The builders of Renaissance Florence saw as their duty not only to modernize the city and create lasting monuments in the spirit of humanism, but also to honor the republic which fashioned herself as the “new Rome.” This lecture with Ena Heller, Ph.D. looks at Florentine buildings as indicators of civic pride, vehicles for new knowledge, and symbols of the beliefs of the Republic. This lecture will be held at the downtown Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave,

“Class Distinctions: Dutch Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer” Book Signing & High Tea, Tues., Jan. 17, 3:00 p.m. $65
Enjoy High Tea and a lecture on the Old Masters with Ronni Baer, Ph.D., Senior Curator of European Painting at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Artist at Work: Sommer Wood Cyanotype Photographs, Sat., Jan. 21, 3 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Artist Sommer Wood gives a demonstration and discussion about her Cyanotype photographs.

Carnevale di Venezia – The Ultimo Wine Event, Wed., Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. $1,250
Enjoy a gourmet tasting dinner paired with topflight champagne and wines by three leading guest vintners at this exclusive evening benefitting the Museum and its educational programs, featuring a sneak peek of the Ultimo Live Auction and buy now opportunities for one-of-a-kind wine and travel experiences.
Carnevale di Venezia, Sat. Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. $250
The Museum’s signature annual fundraiser transforms the galleries into a Venetian wonderland with a moveable feast, costumed entertainment, dancing, and music through the night. Don’t miss the Ultimo Auction and Limited Edition glass sculpture by local artist Carol Prusa, made in residency at the Berengo Foundation foundry in Murano.
NEW EXHIBITION: Glasstress Boca Raton opens Tues., Jan. 31
This cutting-edge exhibition of contemporary glass art presents 42 works by 33 artists living or working in 23 countries – the largest presentation of the international Glasstress exhibition ever produced in the United States. Daring, awe-inspiring, and wholly innovative works on glass are on view through July 2.
Using the basic slab method of creating with clay, construct one or two containers/vases for ikebana flower arranging. Containers will be fired, glazed and ready for use in 10 days.
Arts Garage

Sultans of String – Sun. Jan. 8, 7 p.m.  (World Fusion)
The award-winning Canadian band creates an energetic and exciting medley of styles, fusing elements of Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Cuban rhythms, Celtic reels, and even Arabic and South Asian styles.
tickets: $30/$40/$45

Phoebe Legere – Sat. Jan. 14, 8 p.m. (Americana)
Legere is a legendary artist and true musician.  She is internationally celebrated for her songwriting, her supernatural vocal range, and her mastery of blues piano, Cajun accordion and folk guitar.
tickets: $30/$40/$45

Trio Da Paz with Special Guest, Vocalist Maucha Adnet – Sun. Jan. 15, 7 p.m. (Brazilian Jazz)
The #1 Brazilian Jazz band recently received a 2017 Grammy-nomination for Best Latin Jazz album! In addition to three of Brazils most in-demand musicians, the show will feature special guest, Maucha Adnet, the renowned Brazilian singer
tickets: $30/$40/$45