Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend arts picks: Sept. 18-20

A painting by Anthony Burks.

Art: The EG2 Northwood Gallery is hosting a brief solo show for painter Anthony Burks that begins tonight and lasts through Sept. 30. Tonight at 6 p.m., Burks' wife, Trina Slade-Burks, will also be debuting and signing her book of poems, affirmations and art titled What Is My Priority? The book deals with the emotions of a multi-disciplinary artist. The Anthony Burks Collections exhibition is free of charge; the gallery is located at 408 Northwood Ave. in West Palm Beach. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call Trina Slade-Burks at (561) 714-6674.
She Brushed Past Me, by Gregory Hubbard.

Also on Friday night, an opening at the Clay, Glass, Metal, Stone Cooperative Gallery will feature ceramic artists: colorful sculptures by Wellington resident Gregory Hubbard; carved pots and orbs by Palm Beach artist Sara Lerner; functional, hand-thrown pieces by Boynton Beach artist and FAU ceramics professor John McCoy; and clay sculptures by Edith Perla-Smith, a Peruvian native residing in North Palm Beach. The opening is from 6 to 10 p.m., and the gallery is located at 605 Lake Ave. in downtown Lake Worth. For more information, call (561) 588-8344. -- K. Deits

Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body.

Film: Yes, I know, this is where you generally come to find an obscure art house pick, but Megan Fox is from Port St. Lucie, she does have the power to steam up glasses and she is really quite funny as a man-eating high school hottie-turned-vampire in Jennifer’s Body. The script, by Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno), is very knowing about the clichés and traditions of the teen horror genre, so it cleverly nods to them and also subverts them. All right, call it a guilty pleasure, but give it a try. -- H. Erstein

The Jove Comedy Experience.

Theater: This is as slow as the local theater scene gets, the post-summer but still uncomfortably hot period just before the professional troupes begin their fall seasons. Virtually every company in Palm Beach County is dark this weekend, but if you are itching for some live entertainment, try the Atlantic Theatre’s Jove Comedy Experience, which is performing its latest bill of improv, sketch and musical comedy called Quarter Back to the Future: A Football Comedy. It plays this Saturday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. General admission tickets at $15, available by calling the box office at (561) 575-4942. -- H. Erstein

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983).

Music: As mentioned last week, the Bergonzi String Quartet, based at the University of Miami, will start off the classical music season at St. Paul's season this weekend with music by Ginastera (Quartet No. 1, Op. 20) and Schubert (Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden), along with two arrangements of songs by Puccini (Morire?, written as a benefit for the Italian Red Cross during World War I) and Leonard Bernstein (Glitter and Be Gay, from Candide). The concert begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal on Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach. Tickets: $15-$18; call 278-6003 or visit -- G. Stepanich

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