Still in Olympics withdrawal? Googling “Sochi, Russia” to think idly about your coverage-watching plans for the winter of 2014? The folks at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre understand. Friday night, the center opened an exhibit of hot-off-the-presses pictures from the just-concluded games by Adam Stoltman, a center instructor and professional photographer who’s covered no less than 11 Olympics, beginning with Lake Placid in 1980. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and other publications, and his photos from the London Games will be on display at the Centre in downtown West Palm Beach until Nov. 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 561-253-2600 for more information.
Film: A small, offbeat romantic comedy called Celeste and Jesse Forever neatly turns the genre on its head, for the two title principals are already married when the film begins. But Celeste (Rashida Jones, a star-in-the-making and the movie’s co-screenwriter) has grown impatient with Jesse’s (Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg, much better here than in the recent embarrassment That’s My Boy) lack of maturity. So they are in the early stages of divorce, but still spend all their time together, much to the consternation of their friends, who are eager to fix them up with others. They do start dating, but because of the smart, contemporary script and the lead performances, it is painfully obvious that the two of them belong together. Opened Friday at area theaters.
Music: Even as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the island of Haiti, here in South Florida, where so many Haitians now make their home, there are efforts to raise money for the people back home. Tonight at Gusman Hall at the University of Miami, violinist Victoria Joseph, a UM graduate, presents a concert of three major violin works: the sonatas by Richard Strauss and Cesar Franck, and the Sonata No. 2 (in G, Op. 13) by Edvard Grieg. Money raised at the $10 event, sponsored by the Friends of Music for Haiti, will be used to build the country’s first performing arts center for children. Joseph’s father, violinist Romel Joseph, was injured in the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake and founded the organization. The pianist tonight is the Macedonian-born Natasha Stojanovska, familiar to area audiences for her performances at Lynn University, where she earned her bachelor’s; she’s now a master’s student at Indiana University-South Bend. Call 786-258-5289 for more information.