It’s a summer of sizzling arts in The Palm Beaches! Here to help you with three ideas for the coming week is the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, the official support agency for arts and culture here in Florida’s Cultural Capital.
For more to enjoy and experience, explore the Council’s online events calendar at palmbeachculture.com/events. Visit each organization’s website for COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines.
New work on display at Armory Art Center
Art can be used for entertainment or educational purposes; but it can be especially valuable when used to help people. Through July 23, the Armory Art Center is featuring work from its Art of the Phoenix outreach program, designed to help youths in trauma recovery with art classes and counseling techniques. You won’t find artists’ names or titles on these works, but it’s a special show that brings to mind the healing power of art!
Art of the Phoenix: On display through July 23. Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-832-1776 or www.armoryart.org.
Visit your local botanical garden
For fans of local flora, it doesn’t get any better than a leisurely walk around Mounts Botanical Garden with friends and family. Visiting the garden during the early morning (when the temperature is a bit more tolerable) this weekend means a break from a busy week all while getting a bit of exercise and learning more about local plants along the way.
Mounts Botanical Garden: Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission for adults is $10, $5 for children 5-12. 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Info: 561-233-1757 or www.mounts.org.
The music of Nat King Cole rings at The Wick
Who’s ready for a night of exciting cabaret? Two of the best performers in the business, Clint Holmes and Billy Stritch, will showcase the music of Nat King Cole this weekend at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, sweeping the audience off their collective feet during an “Unforgettable” evening. The two stars will be accompanied by Christian Tamburr and his trio all weekend long, so don’t miss it!
“Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Music of Nat King Cole”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $85. The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Info: 561-995-2333 or www.thewick.org.