2017-08-10 / Arts & Entertainment News


Jill and Rich offer evening of songbook sounds

Jill and Rich Switzer will perform a Music For The Mind concert Aug. 15 at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace. 
COURTESY PHOTO Jill and Rich Switzer will perform a Music For The Mind concert Aug. 15 at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace. COURTESY PHOTO Fans of Legends 100.3 FM and the local music scene will rejoice in the opportunity to spend “An Intimate Evening with Jill & Rich,” the married co-hosts of “The Morning Lounge,” Jill and Rich Switzer, at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace on Aug. 15.

The Switzers have devoted their lives to music and entertaining, and have a deep desire to preserve the Great American Songbook and the music of the last century. Jill is a gifted vocalist; Rich is a top-shelf pianist and composer with four CDs to his credit. Their repertoire is unrivaled.

This show is part of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s popular Music For The Mind concert series, which raises money to bring music to as many kids as possible. The foundation awards scholarships for music lessons and tuition and has donated more than 30 pianos to disadvantaged children and local children’s charities.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and VIP tickets which include a pre-show meet-and-greet with Jill and Rich are $50. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door. Call 866-449- 2489.

Science for ladies

Science surrounds us. Everything we touch, smell, hear, see and taste, everything we do, think and feel, every interaction with our world, our very lives, are a series of chemical reactions. In a word: science.

Science and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium aren’t just for kids.

In fact, women age 21 and older looking for a new way to spend Girls Night Out should consider Ladies Night Out at the center from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18, where you and the girls will have a blast and learn something about science.

Start off with wine and hors d’oeuvres, of course, then enjoy the interactive science demonstrations including cocktail concoctions, making your own sugar scrub, finding your best heel height and sampling flash-frozen liquid nitrogen merlot ice cream. A DJ and karaoke also are planned, plus there’s a silent auction and giveaways too.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is at 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. For information, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org

Solar Eclipse Party

Start planning now for the big celestial event taking place a little later this month.

On Aug. 21, Palm Beach County (and the rest of the country) will experience the first total solar eclipse viewable from the continental United States in 99 years. And you must see this one! The next one won’t be here until 2045!

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will host a Solar Eclipse Party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, and Florida residents will be able to view the solar eclipse at 85 percent totality, which means the moon will almost completely cover the sun.

Viewing a solar eclipse requires special care and special equipment, so you should get ready now. The staff at the Science Center has a safe, family-friendly viewing party planned with live feeds from astronomers, a solar eclipse corona art contest, and a special eclipse program at 2 p.m. at the Science on a Sphere exhibit followed by eclipse viewing outside at 2:45 p.m.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is at 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. For information, call 561-832- 1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org

Live music at the Box

The Box Gallery presents the Delray Beach-based hip-hop/indie rock/R&B band Hello Elevator as the featured performer at its MusicBox Fridays series, from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 11.

The band’s thought-provoking lyrics and hypnotic melodies have made it a staple on local stages in South Florida, and even earned the band an opening slot for Cee Lo Green at the Arsht Center in Miami.

The band names artists including Outkast, The Roots, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu as influences and members Eric Perna (bass), Adelin Jabrayan (vocals/violin), Cory Ricardy (drummer) and The Vulture (vocals) are currently in the studio working on their second album.

The Box Gallery is at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. Info: 786-521-1199; www.theboxgallery.info.

Looking for some side hustle?

Whether you’re in search of a new job, a second job (what millennials call “side hustle”) or a better job, the Mandel Public Library has three courses on its agenda that can help you do just that. Registration required at www.wpbcitylibrary.org or by calling 561-868-7760 for these classes. And the good news? They’re free.

Using iPhones, iPads & the iOS: 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Bring your own device (BYOD) to this class that introduces you to the world of Apple iPhones and iPads, device settings and preferences, along with a general Q&A session.

“Get That Job” Workshop: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Aug. 22. Get free lunch and a flash drive at this workshop that covers resumes, job markets, and interviewing skills with career consultant Angela Wing-Allen.

Microsoft Excel 2016 (Part 1 & 2): 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 19 and 26. Learn the basics of creating spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2016. Intermediate computer skills required.

Be LinkedIn or Left Behind!: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24. A hands-on class with Debbie Wemyss of DW Consulting Solutions. Must have an established LinkedIn profile and intermediate computer skills. ¦

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