Be sure to head downtown this weekend to experience “Light the Night,” a public art experience that will showcase colorful art projections on the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Broward Governmental Center and Society Las Olas.
The 3-D mapped images were created by Agustina Woodgate, Jen Clay, Edison Peñafiel and Monica Lopez de Victoria — some 10 stories tall — will be on view nightly through Sunday, March 7. This public art initiative is presented by Broward Cultural Division and curated by Sofia Bastidas Vivar. Free and accessible to the public by vehicle, bicycle or foot; visitors must maintain social distancing measures and wear masks. More information at ArtsCalendar.com/LightTheNight.
New Plays Every 21 Days in 2021
The award-winning Theatre Lab in residence on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton has been presented readings of new plays every 21 days via Zoom. This Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m., the talented virtual cast (some coming from as far away as California and Arizona) presents Makasha Copeland’s “Extreme Home Makeover.” In this new work, the Vega family struggles with the compromises they must make for an opportunity to go from rags-to-riches, courtesy of a TV reality show. South Florida actor Camilla Alayeto makes her professional debut. Dr. Patrice Maria Amon directs and the reading will be followed by a talkback session. Tickets are pay-what-you-can at FAUEvents.UniversityTickets.com.
Palm Beach Symphony Blasts Off
On Saturday, March 13, the Palm Beach Symphony will send audiences on an interstellar musical journey with “One Small Step,” a free virtual concert for music lovers of all ages and especially families. The concert is part of the symphony’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) initiative, launched last year. With a little bit of Milky Way magic, the multimedia event revisits man’s first steps on the moon as audiences hitch a ride on Apollo 11 and explore scientific concepts such as the Earth’s rotation and gravity along the way.
The presentation also integrates music, dance, science and history. The webcast is free and will be available for one week. Reservations and educational resources at PalmBeachSymphony.org/events/One-Small-Step.