Monday, April 15, 2024

The Week Ahead: Jan. 27 to Feb. 1


What: “Warhol on Vinyl”

Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10-$12, free for students with ID

Contact: 561/392-2500,

Andy Warhol’s most famous album cover—the vivid yellow banana on a white backdrop, adorning the Velvet Underground & Nico’s essential debut—barely scratches the surface of the Pop artist’s nearly four-decade relationship with record art. “Warhol on Vinyl” unpeels more than 100 signature selections spanning 1949 to 1987, from classical and jazz to soul and avant-rock, including designs for John Lennon, the Rolling Stones and Diana Ross—and a handful that have never been exhibited. The exhibition is just one of three shows constituting a virtually museum-wide celebration of all things Warholia: Jan. 26 also marks the opening of “Bob Colacello: In and Out with Andy,” featuring the work of the primary photographer of Warhol’s nihilistic Factory scene; and “Warhol Prints From the Collection of Marc Bell,” showcasing complete silkscreen suites of Warhol’s most iconic series, including the Campbell’s Soup cans, “Flowers,” Marilyn Monroe and Mao. All of the exhibitions run through May 1.


What: Opening day of “RAW: Njideka Akunyili Crosby”

Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $12 adults, $5 children

Contact: 561/832-5196,

The subject of Nigerian-American artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s mixed-media artwork is usually Crosby herself, completing domestic functions alongside her immediate family: sleeping, dancing, eating dinner, conversing in a café. It’s the context and choice of materials that lend the pieces thematic heft. She repurposes images from family albums and Nigerian lifestyle magazines, combining them with charcoal, pastel, pencil and acrylic to symbolize the duality between her native country and her adopted home. The Norton exhibition, part of the museum’s “Recognition of Art by Women (RAW)” series, is her first solo museum showcase, and it runs through April 25.


What: Colin Hay

Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $27.50-$47.50

Contact: 954/462-0222,

Australia’s Men at Work emerged at the right place and the right time, capturing the ‘80s pop zeitgeist through decade-defining megahits like “Who Can it Be Now?” and “Land Down Under.” But it wasn’t until the group disbanded, in 1986, that Hay would begin to compose his most personal songs, as a solo artist nudged into a career reinvention. The bright, hooky pop simplicity of Men at Work merges well with the acoustic neo-folk of his vibrant solo career, which has spanned more than 25 under-the-radar years. Hay performs a smattering of Men at Work hits at his live shows, but it’s no nostalgia act: Expect to hear mostly cuts from his own records, particularly 2015’s “Next Year People.” There are tunes on the album about topics ranging from farmers in the Great Depression to a dark portrait of a fictional protagonist he invented to his memories of growing up in a music shop in Scotland.


What: Delray Beach Garlic Festival

Where: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $10-$30

Contact: 561/279-0907,

It’s not just for rolls anymore, if it ever was. Now entering its 17th year, this celebration of all things garlic will make downtown Delray Beach’s central square a little more aromatic than usual for three nights of innovative garlic-infused dishes, more than 180 unique vendors, a wine garden, full liquor bars and music from local and national acts. The lineup includes Friday night’s headliner Iration, the California sextet that performs a pleasing blend of sunshine reggae combining rock instrumentation and dub grooves; and Saturday’s headliner, the alt-rockers Taking Back Sunday (pictured). The Garlic Fest has also become a culinary throw-down for local chefs, who pit their garlic entrees against their fellow toques’ creations at the Garlic Chef Competition, a four-round grudge match judged by expert foodies and witnessed by festival attendees. This year’s entrants will try to unseat Dada’s Bruce Feingold, who vies for his fourth consecutive Garlic Chef title. It’s all in good fun as well as funds; last year, the fest topped $560,000 in charity contributions for 16 nonprofits.

What: Miami City Ballet: Program II

Where: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $20–$99

Contact: 561/832-7469,

For 25 years, Danish danseur/choreographer Peter Martins has helmed the standard-bearing programming at New York City Ballet, but none of his own works have been produced by Miami City Ballet—until now. His “Barber Violin Concerto,” set to the weeping, sweeping composition by Samuel Barber, will juxtapose classical ballet against the angular movements of modern dance. This program also features the triumphant return of “In the Upper Room,” celebrating Twyla Tharp’s 50th anniversary as a choreographer. In one of her most demanding and iconic works, set to an equally iconic and hypnotic Philip Glass score, shifting costumes, fog and lighting changes usher in a dance vocabulary that includes ballet, tap dance, boxing, yoga and sprinting. Finally, the program will continue to explore the endless George Balanchine oeuvre with “La Source,” a classical work inspired by 19th-century French ballet elegance.


What: “Reborning”

Where: Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: $30-$45

Contact: 561/450-6357,

If you’re of the belief that the more lifelike a doll looks, the creepier it is, then you’re probably unfamiliar with the concept of reborning. To “reborn” is to commission a doll, at great expense, to resemble a real infant. People—usually parents in mourning—actually do this, as discovered by playwright Zayd Dohrn, who scripted his darkly comic thriller “Reborning” on this disturbing fad. His main character, Kelly, is a 20-something sculptor specializing in these hyper-realistic boutique dolls. Her latest client Emily, a successful woman in her 40s, orders a precise replica of her dead baby, which it turns out is no ordinary request. It contains details all too personal for Kelly, sending her teetering toward madness as a twisty mystery unfurls. Described as a comedy that “takes an unsettling look at work, latex and the power of creation,” “Reborning” is the second show in director Keith Garsson’s re-launched Theatre at Arts Garage, and it certainly fulfills his intention to produce “oddities along the lines of the old Ripley’s Believe it or Not.”


What: Screening of “Savage Grace”

Where: Cosford Cinema at University of Miami, 5030 Brunson Drive, Miami

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $5

Contact: 305/284-4627,

Eddie Redmayne’s acclaimed performances in “The Danish Girl” and “The Theory of Everything” have brought international attention to the English thespian, but even at 24, he had an astonishing screen presence, as this retro screening of the 2007 fact-based feature “Savage Grace” indicates. He plays Tony, the schizophrenic son of polar-opposite parents in a dysfunctional marriage: Stephen Dillane’s cold father Brooke Baekeland, heir to the Bakelist plastics fortune, and Julianne Moore’s (overly) warm mother, Barbara Daly. Director Tom Kalin explores this trio’s twisted dynamic, complete with implications of incest, across the globe and through three tumultuous decades. The one-time only screening, on the film’s original 35mm format, is part of an extensive, every-weekend festival of the work of producer Christine Vachon, which continues into February.

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As the A&E editor of, I offer reviews, previews, interviews, news reports and musings on all things arty and entertainment-y in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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