Festival of the Arts BOCA returns for its fifth year with yet another impressive lineup of music, dance and literary talent. The event, which runs from March 4-12 at venues in Mizner Park, promises everything from soprano phenom Jackie Evanchoâ€”the 10-year-old discovered on “America’s Got Talent” – to the U.S. debut of classic guitar sensation Milos Karadaglic to the “The Wizard of Oz,” with a live film score by the Boca Raton Symphonia.
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, an improvisational virtuoso, also takes the stage, as well as the five brass greats that comprise Canadian Brass. Literary highlights include Kevin Bleyer, Emmy-winning writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Tickets go on sale Thursday (Dec. 9); prices range from $35 to $125 with week-long admission packages available. Call 561/368-8445 for more information about the Festival. Visit festivaloftheartsboca.org or call 866/571-ARTS for tickets.
Friday, March 4
Future Stars Competition, presented by the Rotary Club of Boca Raton, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 5
Literature: Kate Walbert, 4 p.m.
Concert: Canadian Brass, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
Literature: Kevin Bleyer
Concert: Milos Karadaglic (guitarist)
Monday, March 7
Tuesday, March 8
Dance: Ballet Hispanico, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9
Concert: Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo and Alfred Rodriguez (piano Latino), 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10
Concert: Gabriela Montero (piano), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 11
Film: “The Wizard of Oz” with the Boca Raton Symphonia, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
Literature: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Concert: A Night at the Opera with Jackie Evancho and Young Stars of the Metropolitan Opera with Boca Raton Symphonia