One of Florida’s most renowned Shakespeare Companies, The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, is traveling south to Pinecrest to perform The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).
The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, known for the annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival that draws more than 10,000 visitors to outdoor productions in upstate Jupiter, is taking the show on the road. Hailed by the New York Times as “Pithier than Python” this hilarious comedy featuring memorable moments from 37 of Shakespeare’s works (in a very interactive fashion) will perform on the Banyan Bowl Stage Jan. 23 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. As the Today Show notes, “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show; if you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show.” Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. For information call 305-669-6990.
Cult Film Friday presents GoodFellas on Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.; “Brutal, stylish, hypnotic and addictive, GoodFellas remains Scorsese’s best film.” — Glenn Abel, Hollywood Reporter. Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi’s best-selling Wiseguy, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the “wise guys” in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood. Goodfellas was rewarded with six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture; Pesci would walk away with Best Supporting Actor for his work.
General admission is $5. This movie is intended for an adult audience and is rated “R.”
Special Benefit Jazz Concert presented by the Pinecrest Community Foundation at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. This year the Foundation’s annual winter fundraiser will benefit the Palmetto Elementary School Performing Arts Program. Join us in the Banyan Bowl when children from the Palmetto Elementary School Chorus and Jazz Combo perform with professional musicians. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the Hibiscus Room and the performance will take place thereafter. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, call 305-669- 6990.
Krafts 4 Kids — takes place on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2-3:30 p.m. Our wonderfully creative and educational arts and crafts class is all about learning and fun. Children 6-11 years old will journey into “Music & Nature” making joyful noise to celebrate the New Year using calabash and bamboo to create musical instruments. Each child will make a set of wind chimes to take home. Classes are limited to 20 children and the cost is $5, with all materials included. Call 305-669-6990 in advance to make reservations.
Farmers’ Market — “Best Market in South Florida” — Miami New Times; open every week on Sunday from 9 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. You’ll find the season’s best bounty of fruits, vegetables, honey, flowers, meats, cheese and specialty products throughout the year. The market represents a convergence of top local sustainable and organic farmers and food purveyors from the Miami area, Redlands, Homestead, Clewiston and Ft. Pierce. We are committed to the artisan food community and to fostering the values of that community at the Gardens’ Farmers’ Market. We envision the marketplace as a vibrant gathering of local farmers, artisan producers and independently owned and operated small local food businesses and customers they serve.