As you may have noticed, Boca Raton, and South Florida, and Florida, and the United States, and the world, have pretty much boarded up shop. Coronavirus-related closings have applied especially to arts and entertainment venues that regularly draw crowds of 50 of more, where a lack social distancing can become a health risk.
As we watched, slack-jawed, the steady drumbeat of closures, postponements and cancelations that began last Wednesday and intensified to encompass just about every cultural institution by Saturday, we knew that the next couple of months would not be business as usual at bocamag.com. With no venues and events to spotlight—and with non-essential commuting and socializing frankly being discouraged by authority figures—we have no choice but to suspend the Week Ahead column indefinitely.
We eagerly await, as you do, a return to normalcy. But with that horizon uncertain, we’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest “Coronal” developments and how they are impacting life in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas. On the A&E front, we will continue to provide sporadic but relevant content—including a report on how South Florida regional theaters are navigating the economic challenges of coronavirus—so keep watching this space.