The Delray Affair finally returns, a surround-sound Pink Floyd experience immerses Mizner Park, and glass art glimmers at the Norton Museum. Plus, Henry Rollins, Lucie Arnaz and more in your week ahead.
What: “Lux et Veritas”
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: NSU Art Museum, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $8-$12, $5 for students
Contact: 954/525-5500, nsuartmuseum.org
The title of this exhibition, which opened this past Saturday, translates to “Light and Truth,” which are exactly what its 21 featured artists have brought to the discourse and appreciation of contemporary art. All are artists of color, and all attended the Yale School of Art for graduate studies between 2000 and 2010. Traditionally something of a lily-white institution, this esteemed art school has diversified in large part thanks to the efforts of artists like these, who formed affiliations, communities and friendships within its hallowed halls, while expanding its guest-artists slate and curricula to include everyone. And, of course, they made exceptional art, which will line the first-floor walls of the museum. “Lux et Veritas” runs through Oct. 23.
What: Henry Rollins
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Parker, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale
Contact: 954/462-0222, browardcenter.org
From his time fronting the seminal West Coast punk band Black Flag to his present day as a subcultural renaissance man, Henry Rollins has always been a road warrior. He even portrayed a road warrior—a virulent white supremacist, in fact, who died a glorious death in the second season of “Sons of Anarchy.” But most of the time, he measures his miles in words spoken. He unloads hundreds of thousands of them a night in his solo monologues, a craft, like that of Spalding Gray or Hal Holbrook, that enjoys few peers in today’s entertainment landscape. Part stand-up comedy, part personal history, part social activism, his performances are unpredictable, evocative and often as wild as one guy with a microphone can be.
What: “The Wall and Beyond”
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Contact: 561/393-7890, mizneramp.com
“The Wall,” one of several paradigm-shifting concept albums released by Pink Floyd in the band’s enormously influential 30-year tenure, dropped in 1979 as an instant classic of rebellion, anxiety and paranoia—a riposte to the plastic, consumerist decade to come. But despite its name, this one-of-a-kind tribute concert actually harkens back to 1967, arguably the most pivotal year in Floyd’s history, when the group replaced unstable genius Syd Barrett with David Gilmour, altering its sonic trajectory for decades. That same year also marked the band’s first experiment with a fully surround-sound concert, at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and this appearance in Boca will follow in that immersive tradition. Guided by expert musicians tackling Floyd’s storied catalog, “The Wall and Beyond” will feature the requisite laser lights and a similar surround-sound approach, so that the Mizner Park Amphitheater will feel like a giant set of headphones cocooning each listener.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
What: Delray Affair
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Downtown Delray Beach
Absence, it is said, makes the heart grow fonder. For fans of the Delray Affair, which has been on pause since 2019, their ventricles and atria must be pumping with extra exhilaration for the 60th annual iteration of the so-called “greatest show under the Delray sun.” Up to 500 artists and crafters from around the corner and around the world attend, offering everything from fine art to funky tchotchkes, from human-scaled sculptures to paintings the size of postage stamps. It’s a place to buy wildlife photography, abstract prints, colorful beachwear and local honey all in the same place, with 12 blocks of tents filling Atlantic Avenue from Northwest Second Avenue east to the Intracoastal Waterway. The Delray Affair is a social occasion as much as an art sale; stick around Old School Square for live music, and enjoy food and drinks from numerous on-site vendors.
What: Opening day of “Years of Glass: The Norton Collection 1982-2022”
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
Cost: $15-$18 museum admission
Contact: 561/832-5196, norton.org
Last year, the United Nations declared that 2022 would be the International Year of Glass, in celebration of “the essential role glass has in society.” Indeed, if anything can keep our nations united, it’s that we all appreciate being able to see the world through spectacles, protect our windows from inclement weather and enjoy our wine in proper goblets. Glass has also had a fundamental role in art making dating back to Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt. For decades, it’s been a key material in contemporary art, and it’s this genre that takes center stage in “Years of Glass.” Organized by the Norton Museum, the exhibition showcases four decades of work from the museum’s collection, from large-scale sculptures to functional objects, modernist cubes and even a starry-eyed view of the cosmos. Exploring how glass art fits into the broader spectrum of contemporary art, the exhibit includes work by Dale Chihuly, Olafur Eliasson, Beth Lipman and many more. “Years of Glass” runs through Sept. 4.
What: Lucie Arnaz: “I Got the Job”
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 N.E. 188th St., Aventura
Contact: 954/462-0222, browardcenter.org
Lucie Arnaz admittedly had an “in” to the entertainment business: As the daughter of Lucille Ball, she made her screen debut at age 12 on “The Lucy Show,” and then became a series regular on “Here’s Lucy.” But she has spent most of her thriving career escaping the shadow of her show business family. Her diverse archive on professional stages on Broadway and beyond has included bearing her teeth as the Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland;” hanging upside-down on a trapeze in “Pippin;” and creating the role of sharpshooter Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun.” In this brand-new tour, conceived with direction from award-winning composer Ron Abel, Arnaz offers audiences a musical tour through her more than four decades of credits, while sharing anecdotes from a life behind the curtain.