The Week Ahead: April 3 to 9



Meet Me at the Museum at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 5:30 to 8 p.m.; $8 to $22; 561/392-2500 or

Fresh off the recent world premiere of his latest piece at Festival of the Arts Boca, composer Marshall Turkin will return to the Boca Museum with his Classic Jazz Band for an evening of art, music, food, drinks and conversation at this popular monthly event. In a program titled “All That Jazz and Glass,” Turkin will perform numbers from the Golden Age of jazz alongside the museum’s newly opened exhibitions, “Glass Act” and “Will Barnet at 100.” The ticket price includes light appetizers and two glasses of wine.

Cirque Dreams: “Pop Goes the Rock” at Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 7:30 p.m.; $24 to $69; 800/745-3000 or

If you missed Cirque Dreams’ “Pop Goes the Rock” when it opened last weekend, you still have tonight through Sunday to experience one of the year’s most breathtaking entertainment spectacles. Created by Neil Goldberg – whose “Jungle Fantasy” was a Cirque hit a couple of years back – “Pop Goes the Rock” is full of signature Cirque stunts, from impressive aerialists to gravity-defying balancers to colossal strongmen. Only this time, the concept is music, with a live band performing 20 chart-topping hits after the lead character, Jack, jumps out of his box and won’t stop dancing to songs like “She Bangs,” “King of the Road,” “I Want Candy,” “Rapper’s Delight” and others. More than 100 costumed performers and dazzling special effects highlight this rock ‘n’ roll party.


Stephen Bogart at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 2 p.m.; $25 to $40; 561/243-7922 or

The Crest finishes its impressive 2012 lecture series with the multitalented son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Though he was only 8 when his father passed away, Stephen has been piecing together Bogie’s legacy for decades. In addition to a couple of hard-boiled pulp novels inspired by Hollywood excess, Stephen penned “Bogart: In Search of My Father,” his nonfiction account of growing up as the celebrity offspring of a larger-than-life dad. “We’re all fascinated with actors and their personas outside of the public,” says Joe Gillie, executive director at Old School Square. “Stephen will tell you stories you won’t hear anywhere else.” Partly escaping his father’s shadow, Bogart has forged his own career as a TV news writer and producer for programs such as “NBC Nightly News” and the “CBS Early Show.”


Bill O’Reilly at Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 8 p.m.; starting at $25; 561/832-7469 or

With Keith Olbermann’s recent firing from Current TV, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly can say that he’s outlasted yet another rival. Regardless of your politics, there’s good reason O’Reilly has decimated whatever competition he has had on every cable news network – his show is absorbing and entertaining, and it’s as enlightening as it is infuriating. O’Reilly, the interruptive, volcanic, pugnacious man in the chair, will step up to the podium for this rare tour appearance (at 8 o’clock, he’ll be competing against his own show, which is virtually unwatchable without him), where he’ll surely take pleasure in roasting his fellow media personalities, Democrats and (possibly) Republicans, while supporting his historical nonfiction book, “Killing Lincoln.”

Opening night of “Master Harold … and the Boys” at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 8 p.m.; $55; 561/514-4042 or

Unfortunately, racism never really goes away. It just lies dormant for a while until a major news event – the election of Barack Obama, the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, the slaying of Trayvon Martin – reignites the color war. The tragic Trayvon story sets a grim but timely emotional backdrop for “Master Harold … and the Boys,” a 1982 play about institutional racism that runs from tonight through April 29 at Dramaworks. It’s set in South Africa during apartheid and centers on the relationship between two middle-aged African-American servants and Hally, the 17-year-old boy they must refer to as “Master Harold.” It shows the insidious nature of racism – how, when it is enforced by the state, it becomes a part of someone’s cultural fabric. W. Paul Bodie, Jared McGuire and Summer Hill Seven star.

Raekwon at Revolution Live, 100 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $21; 954/449-1025 or

Only on my Week Ahead column does Bill O’Reilly appear on the same list as Raekwon. The audience couldn’t be more different, of course, with Raekwon representing the sort of gangsta rap that O’Reilly decries on a regular basis on his program. A member of the endlessly talented Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon has borrowed a number of that influential collective’s melodies and members on his acclaimed solo albums. His legacy has been defined, mostly, by his epochal 1995 concept album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” and its 2007 sequel, the latter charting to No. 4 on the Billboard charts. Expect to hear material from both of these releases as well as his latest album, last year’s “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang.”


Breakfast with the Bunny at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 9 or 11 a.m.; $14.95 to $29.95; 561/533-0887 or

The Palm Beach Zoo is putting all its eggs in one basket the day before Easter with its final “Breakfast With the Bunny” – a family-friendly event that has been running every weekend since March 24. It provides a great opportunity to spend the day at Palm Beach’s only zoo, beginning with a hot breakfast buffet followed by an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny and his animal friends. The ticket price seems high, but it includes full admission to the zoo: Stick around for the daily “Wings Over Water” and “Wild Things” shows, and visit the zoo’s new batch of tiger cubs.


Screening of “Inspecteur Lavardin” at Cinema Paradiso, 503 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 3 p.m.; $5; 954/525-3456 or

This week marks the opening of an ongoing series of French thrillers, programmed by Alliance Franciase of South Florida and running on the second Sunday of each month at Cinema Paradiso. The series begins with “Inspecteur Lavardin,” a 1986 police procedural by Claude Chabrol that reintroduces the titular detective from a previous Chabrol pic, 1984’s “Cop au vin.” The sleepy drama concerns the bizarre death of a wealthy Roman Catholic writer, but Chabrol is too cerebral a director to be burdened by traditional whodunit mechanics; his leisurely film, like most in his oeuvre, is about character interactions, the subtle gestures that give people away and the skeletons we hide in our closets.