Two Boca entertainment destinations have either reopened or will do so this week. On Thursday, the Costume Museum adjoining the Wick Theatre will reopen its tours of “The Roaring Twenties,” its collection of vintage apparel from the Prohibition era and authentic costumes from Broadway shows such as “Chicago” and “Cabaret.” The museum’s exhibitions focus on cultural themes as well as thematically connected wardrobes, so tours will explore the women’s suffrage movement, the sinking of the Titanic and flapper life.
Costume Museum tours span approximately an hour, and are followed by a luncheon at the Wick’s in-house restaurant, Tavern at the Wick, which is itself followed by an optional cabaret. The tour and luncheon runs $53, with an additional $10 for the cabaret. The Wick has taken precautions to ensure that tables are six feet apart, no one will be sat with strangers, and tours will be limited to intimate groups of 20 socially distanced patrons.
This news comes as another Boca institution, the Funky Biscuit, began hosting concerts again on Memorial Day weekend. While the major national touring acts have all postponed their gigs, this decision from longtime owner Al Poliak allows local talent to play for an audience for likely the first time in months.
On Thursday at 8 p.m., Big Brass Bed, the Bob Dylan tribute fronted by Delray-based singer-songwriter Rod MacDonald, will perform from its archive of more than 50 songs by the Nobel-winning folk rocker in celebration of Dylan’s 79th birthday. Tickets run $10-$25. On Friday at 5 p.m., the Biscuit welcomes its traditional Happy Hour keyboard-and-guitar duo, Twocan Blue, for a free concert; blues-rock songwriter and guitarist Frank Bang follows at 9 p.m. for a $25 cover. The Fabulous Fleetwoods, staples of South Florida’s blues-rock scene for more than 35 years, close out the weekend on Saturday night at 8 p.m., for a $25 concert.
It’s not exactly business as usual at the Funky Biscuit; attendees are now required to pool their resources and purchase entire tables, not individual seats, and there will be an increased food and beverage minimum to help the venue stay open at a crippling 25-percent capacity.
Meanwhile, as we previously reported, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will open its doors to the public next week—free of charge.