Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekend arts picks: March 4-6

TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course No.‭ ‬17‭ (‬2007‭)‬,‭ ‬by Dick Durrance II.

Art:‭ ‬If you’ve got a hankering for hitting the links but can’t get to it right now,‭ ‬perhaps an ongoing exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta will help slake your fairway thirst.‭ ‬Gary Wiren’s nonpareil collection of golf memorabilia is on display along with paintings,‭ ‬photographs and sculptures from the Academy of Golf Art.‭ ‬Included are paintings by David Coolidge,‭ ‬Leslie B.‭ ‬DeMille,‭ ‬Linda Hartough and George Lawrence,‭ ‬photographs by Dick Durrance II,‭ ‬Dom Furore and Harry Labrecht,‭ ‬and scuplture by Brad Pearson.‭ ‬The exhibit runs through April‭ ‬6‭ ‬at the center,‭ ‬which is in the Gallery Square North Plaza in Tequesta.‭ ‬Wiren will give a lecture about his collection at‭ ‬6‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬Wednesday,‭ ‬followed by a book signing at‭ ‬7:15‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬Museum hours are‭ ‬10‭ ‬a.m.‭ ‬to‭ ‬4‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬Monday through Friday,‭ ‬10‭ ‬a.m.‭ ‬to‭ ‬2‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬Saturday and Sunday.‭ ‬Tickets:‭ ‬$10‭ ‬for non-members.‭ ‬Call‭ ‬746-3101‭ ‬or visit‭ ‬www.lighthousearts.org.

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau.

Film:‭ ‬As sort of a follow-up to last year’s‭ ‬Inception comes another science-fiction look at the way the world works,‭ ‬the clever and smart‭ ‬The Adjustment Bureau,‭ ‬based on a short story by Philip K.‭ ‬Dick‭ (‬Blade Runner,‭ ‬Minority Report‭)‬.‭ ‬Matt Damon is a U.S.‭ ‬congressman on the rise,‭ ‬with his eyes on a Senate seat and perhaps beyond,‭ ‬if the title bureau operatives have anything to say about it.‭ ‬But Damon meets an alluring modern dancer‭ (‬Emily Blunt‭) ‬and romance gets in the way of his political ambitions,‭ ‬so the bureau‭ ‬--‭ ‬a team of fedora-wearing,‭ ‬button-down‭ ‬Mad Men types‭ ‬--‭ ‬gets involved in keeping them apart.‭ ‬The movie is an action-packed meditation on free will versus destiny,‭ ‬so you are advised not to leave your brains at the movie theater door.‭ ‬At area theaters beginning Friday. ‭ ‬– H.‭ ‬Erstein

J.‭ ‬Fred Shiffman and Kate Eastwood Norris in Ghost-Writer.

Theater:‭ ‬You’re probably thinking:‭ ‬Where can I go for a good supernatural love story,‭ ‬right‭? ‬The answer is Florida Stage at the Kravis,‭ ‬which opens Friday night with the regional premiere of Michael Hollinger’s‭ ‬Ghost-Writer.‭ ‬Hollinger has been produced three times before by the company,‭ ‬with such eclectic works as‭ ‬Incorruptible,‭ ‬Red Herring and‭ ‬Opus.‭ ‬Ghost-Writer has a similar reverence for words and wordplay,‭ ‬and is about the act of writing and literary inspiration.‭ ‬Hollinger takes us back to‭ ‬1919‭ ‬New York City,‭ ‬where fictional novelist Franklin Woolsey spends his days dictating his new book to his efficient,‭ ‬smitten secretary.‭ ‬But when he dies,‭ ‬the dictation continues,‭ ‬as she insists she is still receiving his words from beyond the grave.‭ ‬Producing director Lou Tyrell stages the three-character play,‭ ‬which continues through April‭ ‬3.‭ ‬Call‭ (‬561‭) ‬832-7469‭ ‬for tickets.‭ ‬– H.‭ ‬Erstein

The Canadian Brass.

Music:‭ ‬The Festival of the Arts Boca gets under way for the fifth year tonight at Mizner Park in Boca Raton with a Rotary Club-sponsored night of young performers,‭ ‬then moves on‭ ‬Saturday‭ ‬to the Canadian Brass,‭ ‬and‭ ‬then to‭ ‬Montenegrin classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic on Sunday.‭ ‬The Canadian Brass,‭ ‬founded in‭ ‬1970,‭ ‬may be the best-known such brass ensemble in the‭ ‬world,‭ ‬with more than‭ ‬90‭ ‬recordings to its credit and countless appearances for audiences far from their Toronto base.‭ ‬The group appears at‭ ‬7:30‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬Saturday at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater.‭ On Sunday night,‭ ‬it’s Karadaglic,‭ ‬a‭ ‬27-year-old who is making his first American appearance with his concert at‭ ‬7:30‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬Karadaglic also is in the process of recording his first album.‭ ‬For more information,‭ ‬call‭ ‬368-8445‭ ‬or visit‭ ‬www.festivaloftheartsboca.org.

Fuoco e Cenere.

The Tropical Baroque XII Festival is currently under way down south under the aegis of the Miami Bach Society,‭ ‬but come Sunday,‭ ‬one of the groups appearing in the festival,‭ ‬Fuoco e Cenere,‭ ‬brings a program of‭ ‬18th-century Italian music to the St.‭ ‬Paul’s series in Delray Beach.‭ ‬Fire and Ashes‭ (‬or Ash‭)‬,‭ ‬which is the translation of the Paris-based group’s Italian name,‭ ‬was founded by Jay Bernfeld,‭ ‬a New York-born viol player.‭ ‬Sunday afternoon’s program offers music by Alessandro Scarlatti,‭ ‬Francesco Durante,‭ ‬Francesco Mancini and Antonio Vivaldi.‭ ‬Soloists are soprano Isabelle Poulenard and mezzo Guillemette Laurens,‭ ‬accompanied by a small chamber group of recorder,‭ ‬viola da gamba,‭ ‬theorbo and harpsichord.‭ ‬The concert at St.‭ ‬Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray starts at‭ ‬3‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬Tickets are‭ ‬$15-$18.‭ ‬Call‭ ‬278-6003‭ ‬or visit www.stpaulsdelray.org.‭

‭Alison Bates.

Opera:‭ ‬The Palm Beach Opera closes its fascinating Opera in One Hour series tonight with another first:‭ ‬A‭ ‬zarzuela.‭ ‬Luisa Fernanda,‭ ‬written in‭ ‬1932‭ ‬by Federico Moreno Torroba,‭ ‬is a pleasant piece about a love triangle in the politically turbulent Spain of the‭ ‬1860s.‭ ‬Soprano Alison Bates stars as the title character,‭ ‬with Kenneth Stavert as Vidal Hernando,‭ ‬Greta Ball as Duchess Carolina,‭ ‬and Evanivaldo Correa as Javier.‭ ‬The abridged opera begins at‭ ‬9‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬at the Harriet Himmel Theater,‭ ‬CityPlace.‭ ‬Admission is free.‭ ‬For more information,‭ ‬call‭ ‬833-7888‭ ‬or visit‭ ‬www.pbopera.org.

2 comments:

croton2 said...

Miami City Ballet is at the Kravis this weekend. Paul Taylor's Promethean Fire is spectacularly well danced and a very powerful piece. Not to be missed!

Atlanta Roofing said...

Totally emotional. A great ride, and as you say, all about “was something keeping us apart?”. Thrilled you liked the ending. There are lots of moviegoers in this old world, and different ways to approach story. He certainly worked hard to win, no question about that. He also did a LOT of running.