(Note: Events are listed through Feb. 1, 2019, and were current as of Dec. 18, 2018. Please check with the presenting agency for any changes. Ticket prices are single sales. Most of the presenting organizations offer subscription plans.)
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: Through Feb. 3: Murano Mosaic: Persistence and Evolution, contemporary glass art sculptures drawing on the Venetian Murano tradition, with works by Clare Belfrage, Giles Bettison and others. Main gardens are open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Admission: $15, $10 for seniors, $7 for students. Call 561-832-5328 or visit www.ansg.org.
Armory Art Center: Opens Jan. 12: Art of the BraveheARTS, works by military veterans working in partnership with the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach. Through Feb. 1. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. $5, non-members. Call 561-832-1776 or visit www.armoryart.org.
Boca Raton Museum of Art: Through March 24: Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State, a big exhibition of more than 200 works examining how artists over the past three centuries have seen the state; Daniel Faust: Florida Photos from the 1980s, more than 650 images of the New York photographer’s visits to the state in the 1980s; Excuse Me!?! I’m Looking for the Fountain of Youth, videos, photos and installations featuring Mike, an Everyman trying to keep up with contemporary America, by artist Michael Smith. Admission: $12, seniors $10, children 12 and under, free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Call 561-392-2500, or visit www.bocamuseum.org.
Cornell Art Museum: Through March 30: Tech Effect, works by numerous artists documenting how technology has influenced contemporary art. Includes augmented reality and interactive works. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Admission: $8; $5 seniors and students with ID; free for veterans, children under 12, and Old School Square members. Call 561-243-7922 or visit www.oldschoolsquare.org for more information.
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: Through Feb. 2: X Marks the Spot, works by 16 emerging and established graffiti artists. Through Jan. 12: Solo exhibition by abstract expressionist Ben Georgia. Galleries at the council offices in Lake Worth are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; free admission. Call 471-2901 or visit palmbeachculture.com.
Flagler Museum: Opens Jan. 29: Maker and Muse: Women and Early 2oth-Century Art Jewelry, a collection of more than 200 pieces of handcrafted jewelry, including by Tiffany and Lalique, that demonstrates the effect women had on their creation, including as designers. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 Sundays. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission: $18. Call 655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us.
Lighthouse ArtCenter: Through Jan. 5: Art of the Figure, works by three native Floridians — Sam Perry, Terry Rybovich and Purvis Young. Opens Jan. 17: Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, videos, sketches and photos related to the construction of the now-iconic New York City art space. Through March 2. Admission: $10 for adults, free for members and children 12 and under. 10 am to 4 pm. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 561-746-3101 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Through March 31: Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture, works by reinterpreters of Japan’s ancient lacquer tradition, who make large-scale sculptures. Museum tickets: $15, $13 for seniors, $9 for children and college students. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Call 495-0233 or visit www.morikami.org.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale: Through May 19: William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions, 25 works each by the American and French masters, showing how Renoir’s work influenced Glackens. Admission: $12; hours: 11 am-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a-8 pm every first Thursday, noon-5 pm Sunday. Call 954-525-5500 or visit nsuartmuseum.org.
Society of the Four Arts: Through Jan. 20: The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, an overview of 43 American chairs that speak volumes about American history and American craftsmanship. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville. Tickets: $10, free for Four Arts members. 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday. Call 655-7226 or visit fourarts.org.
Sunday, Jan. 6
National Symphony Orchestra of Romania: Conductor Cristian Măcelaru and cellist Andrei Ioniţă team for the Dvořák Cello Concerto; also on the program is the Der Rosenkavalier Suite of Richard Strauss, and a work by Romania’s most eminent composer: George Ensecu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. 2 pm, Kravis Center. Tickets start at $25. Call 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: The great conductorless band is joined by Spanish pianist Javier Perianes for the last (No. 27) piano concerto of Mozart on a program that features a premiere: American composer James Matheson’s Still Life. Other works include a Dennis Russell Davies arrangement of Dvořák’s Bagatelles and the Mozart Symphony No. 33 (in B-flat, K. 319). 3 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $30. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Sunday, Jan. 6; Tuesday, Jan. 8
Symphonia of Boca Raton: Kensho Watanabe, assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, is joined by concertmaster David Kim for the Bach Violin Concerto in E major on a program that also includes Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Schubert’s Third Symphony. Two days later, Kim hosts an informal concert featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 of Bach at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. 3 pm Sunday, St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $50. 7:30 pm Tuesday, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach. Tickets: $59. Call 376-3848 or visit www.thesymphonia.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Delphi Trio: The San Francisco-based piano trio opens the Flagler Museum’s Tuesday night series of concerts in the music room at Whitehall with music by Haydn, Schubert (the Trio in E-flat) and the Piano Trio No. 1 of Bedrich Smetana. 7:30 pm, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. Tickets: $70 (includes post-concert champagne and sweets, plus conversation with the musicians). Call 655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us for tickets.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Cantus: The Minnesota men’s octet finally makes a return appearance to South Florida with a widely varied program of songs by Libby Larsen, Steven Sametz, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns, as well as pop writers Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Ingrid Michaelson and Laura Mvula. 7:30 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $40. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Thursday, Jan. 10; Saturday, Jan. 12
Emerson String Quartet: The eminent American ensemble does a mini-residency in South Florida, with an appearance Jan. 10 at the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach joined by violinist Paul Huang and pianist Gilles Vonsattel for the rarely heard Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet of Ernest Chausson; the group then does two days of master classes at Lynn University before performing Jan. 12 at the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, joined by Lynn’s own Guillermo Figueroa. 7 pm Thursday, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 379-6773 or visit cmspb.org; 7:30 pm Saturday, tickets: $35. Call 237-9000 or visit www.lynn.edu/events.
Palm Beach Symphony: South Korean violin prodigy SooBeen Lee joins Ramón Tebar and the orchestra for two concerts featuring the Brahms Violin Concerto and the Second Symphony of Schumann. 8 pm Thursday, Benjamin School, Palm Beach Gardens; 7:30 pm Saturday, Roberts Theater, St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton. Tickets: $35 for each concert; call 281-0145 or visit palmbeachsymphony.org.
Sunday, Jan. 13
Anastasiya Naplekova: The Ukrainian-born pianist presents music by Franck, Brahms and Rachmaninov on the Piano Lovers series. 1 pm, Boca Steinway Gallery, Boca Raton. Tickets: $30 at the door, $25 online before Jan. 13. Visit pianolovers.org for more information.
Sharon Isbin/Pacifica Quartet: The great classical guitarist and the splendid Chicago-based foursome team up for quintets by Vivaldi, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Boccherini, along with works by Tarrega and Turina. 3 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $30. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Atlantic Classical Orchestra: The Fort Pierce-based group opens its new season with pianist Philippe Bianconi in the Piano Concerto of Edvard Grieg; conductor David Amado also plans the Beethoven Third Symphony (Eroica) and the tone poem Dark Mountains, by the contemporary American composer Robert Paterson. 7:30 pm, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets start at $30. Visit atlanticclassicalorchestra.com.
Anderson and Roe: The brilliant piano duo of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe return to Palm Beach for music of Brahms, including the Sonata for Two Pianos that became a piano quintet, as well as the pair’s arrangements of songs by Coldplay, Leonard Cohen, Lennon and McCartney and Weiss and Thiele’s “What a Wonderful World.” 7:30 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $40. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Seraphic Fire: Anthony Trecek-King guest-conducts a program devoted to the African-American spiritual, billed as America’s first true concert music. 7:30 pm, St. Gregory’s Episcopal, Boca Raton. Tickets: $60. Call 305-285-9060 or visit www.seraphicfire.org.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Yevgeniy Sharlat: The Russian-American composer who teaches at the University of Texas is featured in a chamber music concert dedicated to his work as part of Lynn’s New Music Festival. Includes the world premiere of a Lynn-commissioned piano trio. 4 pm, Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, Lynn University. Free admission.
La Mer Trio and Peña-Akromova Duo: The winners of the Lynn University chamber music competition appear on the St. Paul’s series; the trio performs the Dumky Trio of Dvořák, while the piano duo plays pieces by Debussy and Schubert (the Lebensstürme duet). 4 pm, St. Paul’s. Tickets: $20 suggested donation at the door. For more information, visit www.maspconcerts.org.
Amit Peled/Peabody Cello Gang: The terrific Israeli-born cellist brings six of his student cellists from Baltimore’s Peabody Institute for a program of music by Villa-Lobos (the Bachianias Brasileiras No. 5, featuring soprano Danielle Pastin), Popper, Haydn, Werner, Bruch, Piazzolla and Boccherini. 3 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $30. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Mesa-Yakushev Duo: Thomas Mesa, a Cuban-American cellist, and Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev perform works by Beethoven, Schumann and the great Cello Sonata of Sergei Rachmaninov. 7:30 pm, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. Tickets: $70 (includes post-concert champagne and sweets, plus conversation with the musicians). Call 655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us for tickets.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Maxwell Quartet: The Glasgow-based foursome, favorites at the 2017 Trondheim Festival, makes its first American tour, stopping at the Classical Café series as part of it. 2 pm, Stage West, Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth. Tickets: $35. Call 868-3309 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu.
Alcee Chriss III: The young Texas-born organist performs on the Kravis Center’s digital organ in the center’s Young Artists Series. 7:30 pm, Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center. Tickets: $30. Call 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.
Danielle Pastin: The rising young American soprano who appeared a few years back with Palm Beach Opera brings a solo recital to Palm Beach featuring a song cycle by Libby Larsen about the six wives of England’s King Henry VIII. 7:30 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $40. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Saturday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 27
Lynn Philharmonia: Hornist Greg Miller steps to center stage for the Phoenix Horn Concerto by the contemporary American composer Anthony DiLorenzo; Lynn dean Jon Robertson also leads the orchestra in the Beethoven Fifth Symphony and Barber’s Adagio for Strings. 7:30 pm Saturday, 4 pm Sunday, Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn. Call 237-9000 or visit www.lynn.edu/events.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Ray Chen: The excellent young Australian violinist, accompanied by pianist Riko Higuma, offers a program of familiar fare including the Franck Violin Sonata, Ravel’s Tzigane and chaconnes by Vitali and J.S. Bach. 3 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $30. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Monday, Jan. 28
Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra: Pianist Song Siheng plays the Tchaikovsky First Concerto with the orchestra led by Zhang Chengjie, who also has chosen the Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 and the La Forza del Destino overture of Verdi. 8 pm, Kravis Center. Tickets start at $35. Call 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Palm Beach Symphony Chamber Series: In the opening concert of its chamber concerts, the orchestra presents a string quartet in music by Haydn and Beethoven. 7 pm, Harriet Himmel Theatre, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $35. Visit palmbeachsymphony.org.
Dover Quartet/Peter Serkin: The widely praised American quartet presents Schubert’s Quartet No. 15 (in G, D. 887) and then is joined by the eminent American pianist for the Piano Quintet in F minor (Op. 34) of Brahms. 7:30 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $40. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Friday, Jan. 11-Saturday, Jan. 12
Jessica Lang Dance: The New York-based company founded in 2011 by a member of Twyla Tharp’s company makes its debut in the popular Duncan Theatre dance series. 8 pm both nights, Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth. Tickets: $45. Call 868-3309 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu.
Friday, Jan. 18-Sunday, Jan. 20
Miami City Ballet: The second program of the company’s season features Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering (Chopin) and the Robbins-Twyla Tharp collaboration Brahms/Handel (Brahms). With the Opus One Orchestra. 8 pm Friday, 2 pm and 8 pm Saturday, 1 pm Sunday. Tickets start at $29. Call 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.
Friday, Jan. 4
The Charmer: A 2017 film by Iranian director Milad Alami about Esmail, a young Iranian man in Denmark trying to stay in the country after falling in love, but whose past catches up with him. In Farsi, Danish and English. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. Call 561-549-2600 or visit fau.livingroomtheaters.com.
Friday, Jan. 11
Sing Street: John Carney’s 2016 film, set in 1980s Dublin, tells the story of a 14-year-0ld boy who falls in love with a beautiful girl and asks her to be in his band’s video, though he doesn’t yet have a band. With Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Lucy Boynton. With a soundtrack replete with 1980s standouts. 2:30 and 6 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $5. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourartsorg.
The World Before Your Feet: Jeremy Workman’s 2018 documentary about Matt Green, who for the last six years has made it his mission to walk every street in New York City’s five boroughs — all 8,000 miles of them. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. Call 561-549-2600 or visit fau.livingroomtheaters.com.
Friday, Jan. 18
Into the Wild: The true story of adventurer Chris McCandless, whose two-year journey away from civilization ended tragically in Alaska in 1992. The 2007 film directed by Sean Penn features Emile Hirsch, William Hurt, Hal Holbrook, Catherine Keener and Kristin Stewart. 2:30 and 6 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $5. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourartsorg.
Stan & Ollie: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, the legendary comedy duo who travel to Britain in 1953 for a desperation comeback tour. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. Call 561-549-2600 or visit fau.livingroomtheaters.com.
Friday, Jan. 25
Mustang: Deniz Ergüven’s 2015 drama of five sisters in northern Turkey whose innocent games with local boys at a beach cause their parents to take away their cellphones and computers and keep them locked up to be married off safely. In Turkish with English subtitles. 2:30 and 6 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $5. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourartsorg.
Cold War: Poland’s entry for this year’s Academy Awards, Pawel Pawlikowski’s drama, shot in black and white, tells the story of an impossible love affair in postwar Poland between a young chanteuse and an older pianist. With Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot. In Polish with English subtitles. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. Call 561-549-2600 or visit fau.livingroomtheaters.com.
Sunday, Jan. 6
Marcus Roberts Trio: The splendid blind jazz pianist, composer and FSU pedagogue, with bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis. 7 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $35-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org.
Friday, Jan. 11
Karina Iglesias: The Miami jazz singer and The Voice contestant appears with her Nu-Thang band. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $35-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org.
Saturday, Jan. 12
Uri Gurvich Quartet: The Israeli-born saxophonist and composer has been hailed by the jazz press as a major new voice in the art form. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $30-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org.
Friday, Jan. 18
Bria Skonberg: The Canadian trumpeter and singer, winner of a Juno Award in 2017, is one of today’s most sought-after jazz stars. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $30-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 16; Wednesday, Jan. 23
Porgy and Bess: George Gershwin’s 1935 story of the crippled Catfish Row denizen who falls hard for Crown’s girlfriend remains the greatest of all American operas. The South Florida Symphony presents a version of the opera staged by Richard Jay-Alexander and designed by Paul Tate dePoo; Neil Nelson is Porgy, Brandie Sutton is Bess, and Jermaine Smith is Sportin’ Life. 7:30 pm Jan. 16, Knight Concert Hall, Arsht Center, Miami; 7:30 pm Jan. 23, Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Call 954-522-8445 or visit www.southfloridasymphony.org for tickets.
Friday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Jan. 27
La Traviata: Palm Beach Opera opens its mainstage season with Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved 1851 tale of the consumptive courtesan Violetta who finds true love with Alfredo before his family intervenes to break up their happiness. With Kristina Mkhitaryan (Friday, Sunday) and Jacqueline Echols (Saturday) as Violetta and Alexey Tatarintsev (Friday, Sunday) and Derrek Stark (Sunday) as Alfredo. Fabio Ceresa directs, Antonello Allemandi conducts. 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, Kravis Center. Call 800-833-7888 (PB Opera), 832-7469 (Kravis Center), or visit www.pbopera.org or www.kravis.org.
Opens Saturday, Jan. 26
The Marriage of Figaro: Mozart’s great 1786 comedy of domestic insurrection on the estate of the Count Almaviva is Florida Grand Opera’s second production of the season. With Jonathan Michie as the count and Lyubov Petrova as the countess, Calvin Griffin as Figaro and Elena Galvan as Susanna. Andrew Bisantz conducts a production directed by Elise Sandell. Through Feb. 9. Four performances at the Ziff Ballet Opera House in Miami, with two after that at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Call 800-741-1010 or visit fgo.org for ticket information.
Sunday, Jan. 6
Diana Ross: The Motown legend, who turns 75 in March, is still performing and selling out houses. 7 pm. Tickets range from $51 to $111, but few were left in mid-December. Visit ticketmaster.com or www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Lake Street Dive: The popular indie band led by a great singer, Rachael Price. 7:30 pm, Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale. With special guest Mikaela Davis. This concert has been sold out for months, but you can try ticketmaster.com for tickets.
Friday, Jan. 25
Pete Yorn: The indie songwriter collaborated in 2018 on a second album with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson. He’s doing a series of solo acoustic dates in the Southeast. 8 pm, Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets: $32.50 at ticketmaster.com or through cultureroom.net.
Smokey Robinson: The legendary Motown composer and singer wrote much of the soundtrack of that American musical era. 87 pm. Tickets range from $35 to $130. Visit ticketmaster.com or www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Crash Test Dummies: The Canadian indie band celebrates its 25th anniversary with concerts featuring the complete God Shuffled His Feet, the 1993 album that launched the group’s career. Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale. 7 p.m. Tickets: $26.50-$28. Call 954-449-1025 or visit www.jointherevolution.net.
Friday, Jan. 4-Sunday, Jan. 6
FAU Theatre Lab: The theater project offers its fourth New Play Festival, featuring new works by Emily Feldman, Johnny Lloyd, Dan Clancy, Stephen Brown and Desmond Gallant, along with an afternoon of short plays on Saturday afternoon. For details and tickets, visit www.fauevents.com or call 297-6124.
Opens Saturday, Jan. 11
Having Our Say: Emily Mann’s 1996 two-hander about the sisters Delany, Sadie and Bessie, African-American centenarians and daughters of an ex-slave, whose life story is a lesson in American history. With Avery Sommers and Karen Stephens. Through Feb. 3 at Primal Forces, Sol Theatre, Boca Raton. Call 866-811-4111 or visit primalforces.com.
Opens Tuesday, Jan. 15
Mamma Mia!: One of the most popular of all jukebox musicals, with a charming story about a woman trying to find out the identity of her father, all to the music of Swedish pop titans ABBA. Through Feb. 10. At Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter. Call 575-2233 or visit jupitertheatre.org.
Opens Thursday, Jan. 17
Camelot: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1960 musical based on Arthurian legend. Through Feb. 3. Lake Worth Playhouse. Call 561-586-6410 or visit lakeworthplayhouse.org for tickets.
Funny Girl: The beloved Jule Styne musical from 1964 about comedian Fanny Brice and her relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. Through Feb. 24. Wick Theatre, Boca Raton. Call 561-995-2333 or visit thewick.org.