The Week Ahead: Feb. 8 to 14


Furniture and antiques lovers will have a chance to meet two titans in the appraisals field at 2 p.m., when the Keno Brothers will appear at Robb & Stuckyat Mizner Park, 200 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Identical twin furniture experts Leigh and Leslie Keno, of Antiques Roadshow fame, will unveil their new furniture collection the Boca. Admission is free. Call 561/862-5597.

The Oscar-nominated film “The Illusionist” opens Friday, and while it stands a snowball’s chance in Charlie Sheen’s hotel room of upsetting the heavily favored “Toy Story for the Best Animated Film award, it is in many ways a more interesting movie. Following the end-of-career exploits of an endangered species – the traveling magician – as he encounters a wide-eyed daughter figure on his final tour, “The Illusionist” is the meeting of two great minds. It’s based on an unfilmed, mid-’50s screenplay by the French comic master Jacques Tati (“Playtime”), and it’s directed by the modern French animator Sylvain Chomet (“The Triplets of Belleville”). A paucity of dialogue takes a backseat to this image-driven story for patient Francophiles who want to see what it looks like when one era’s generation passes the cinematic baton onto another. The movie opens at a handful of theaters, including Regal Shadowood in Boca Raton and Regal Delray Beach 18.


South Florida’s favorite undead indie rock/crunk act Zombies! Organize!! will

perform at 9:30 p.m. (or later) at Propaganda, 6 South J Street, Lake Worth. A concept band with sociopolitical overtones, Zombies! Organize!! began writing synthesized songs, alternately sung and rapped, and themed entirely around zombies. But, like the “Dead” films by director George Romero, zombies are just a front to discuss right-wing politics, capitalism’s avarice, consumerism and the ever-distracted mass media. Lately, the group has expanded its palette beyond the zombie theme, and the results are just as infectious. The cover charge is $5. Call 561/547-7273.

Looking for a gift, or just something stylish for yourself, that you’ll never find at the mall? Visit the 2011 Retro Indie Market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Woman’s Club, 1010 S. Federal Highway. The event is the arts and crafts brainchild of local hipster designer Amanda Linton, organizer of the beloved Delray Beach event Stitch Rock. More than 70 vendors will be offering vintage couture, DIY fashion, handmade jewelry, vintage indie crafts, home decor items, art and more. Those who ride bikes to the event will score a free “goodie.” and the first 100 customers will receive free baked goods. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Call 561/369-2300.


Ancient Chinese entertainment gets a face-lift courtesy of the Peking Acrobats, who perform at 2 p.m. at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. The Acrobats are an annual staple in South Florida and, as usual, gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists, tumblers, dancers and clowns will present a program designed for all ages. But the group’s latest appearance is an extra-special one: It’s the 25th Anniversary Silver Anniversary Tour, full of all-new acts and new variations on old favorites. For the first time, the Acrobats will be joined onstage by the Women’s Peace Orchestra, playing traditional Chinese instruments. Tickets are $15 to $48. Call 561/832-7469.

Deep-pocketed lovers looking for a classy, pre-Valentine’s Day experience should look no further than the Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For $60 for members or $100 (per couple), the museum is offering a Gilded Age-style “Tea for Two,” which includes tea in the cafe, museum admission, a Valentine’s Day rose, a keepsake photo, a box of Whitehall Gourmet Chocolates and a $15 gift card to the museum store. Call 561/655-2833.