2017-04-20 / Arts & Entertainment News

HAPPENINGS

‘Kinky Boots’ kicks up heels at Kravis Center
BY JANIS FONTAINE


“Kinky Boots” continues through April 23. 
PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY “Kinky Boots” continues through April 23. PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY See what all the love is about when “Kinky Boots,” the award-winning hit musical that blended the talents of four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy-winner Cyndi Lauper, struts onto the Kravis Center stage through Sunday.

“Kinky Boots” has won every major award a musical can win — both here and abroad —including best musical, best score (Cyndi Lauper), best choreography (Jerry Mitchell), best orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and best sound design (John Shivers).

The story, which is based in fact, confirms that two heads really are better than one. Charlie Price is desperately trying to keep the family shoe-making business alive when Lola enters his store and his life. Together they achieve more than anyone could have predicted.

If you go: Kinky Boots at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20; Friday, April 21; and Saturday, April 22, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Tickets: $27 and up. 832-7469; www.kravis.org.

City Sweat

Join your neighbors April 23 for a free group workout at the Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach. Each month a new style of exercise is introduced. The family-friendly workout begins at 4 p.m. The adults-only workout is at 5 p.m. Need more information? Email citysweat561@gmail.com.

Art After Dark at Norton

Art After Dark will be co-hosted by the Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County and will feature performances by the Lauren Carter Band and the Burn Beautiful Slam Team on April 27.

Lauren Carter’s band includes Doug Carter on keys, Josh Esther on bass, and Omar Clark on drums, and their repertoire of neo-soul tunes includes songs by Jill Scott, Corinne Bailey Rae, Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu, as well as jazz, R&B, rock, soul, and gospel music. The band performs at 7:30 p.m.

The Burn Beautiful Slam Team includes poets and spoken word artists Sherrika Mitchell, Mike McCain, and Jon David Kelly. The South Florida-based team was founded by Asia Samson of the Peabody Award-winning HBO show Def Poetry Jam. They’ll perform some of their most powerful pieces at 7 p.m.

Spotlight Talks focus on the new “Pen to Paper” exhibition. At 5:30 p.m. artist Robert Motherwell is the topic, followed by Arthur Dove (5:45 p.m.), Georgia O’Keeffe (6 p.m.) and Alexander Calder (6:15 p.m.).

The DIY Art Activity from 6-8 p.m. explores the art of handwriting and artistic calligraphy. Practice and experiment with pencils, felt-tip pens, markers, ink, pens and brushes. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.

The ULYP is a nonprofit organization for people age 21 to 40 from a wide variety of professional backgrounds who are dedicated to community service in education, health, quality of life, civic engagement and leadership.

If you go: Art After Dark — 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free. 832-5196, www.norton.org.

The Magna Carta

The Johnson History Museum, on the second floor of the restored 1916 courthouse at 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, is hosting the traveling exhibit, “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215–2015.”

The exhibit is designed to raise awareness about Magna Carta’s 800-year history using images of objects from Library of Congress collections that illustrate Magna Carta’s importance and explain its legacy. The exhibit is on display through May.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 832-4164; www.hspbc.org.

Cast your vote for local star

Discover the Palm Beaches would like the public’s help selecting the 26th Annual Providencia Award winner. The award is given annually to a local business, organization or individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary contribution to the vitality and prosperity of The Palm Beaches as a desirable tourist destination.

This year’s three finalists are the following: Boca Raton Resort & Club, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Lion Country Safari. The winner will be announced during Travel Rally Day + Providencia Award at the Lake Worth Casino & Beach Complex on May 12.

Cast your vote by midnight May 1 at www.pbpost.secondstreetapp.com/26th- Annual-Providencia-Awards/gallery/.

For more information about Discover the Palm Beaches, visit:
www.ThePalm-Beaches.com. ¦

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