The monthly third Friday ArtWalk on Wilton Drive kicks off tonight for the 2013-14 season. Galleries and boutiques along the drive will be showcasing a wide variety of works from local artists all night long. Stop by Tracy Carroll Salon on the corner of NE 8th Ave. from 7 to 11 p.m. and meet artists Rob Saunders and Diane Delorey, who are exhibiting a series of provocative male nudes this month. Then head over to Art Frenzie, 2151 Wilton Dr., where Marc Lipp will be painting his unique airbrushed works live. While you’re there, check out the Music Memorabilia Mania show, too.
Move over Celine Dion because you’ll be stepping up to the rail and proclaiming, “I’m the king of the world!” at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opening today at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr. in West Palm Beach. Hundreds of artifacts recovered from the tragic 1912 wreck of the RMS Titanic are on display, including china and personal effects such as cigar holders, toothpaste jars and perfume bottles. Visitors also pass through a Memorial Gallery commemorating the hundreds of victims. Tickets are $13 for adults at SFScienceCenter.org.
Wilton Manors composer Michael Ross will have one of his operas, Yours Truly, Anne, based on the life of Anne Frank, performed in concert this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Gleason St. Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager who hid in the attic of an Amsterdam house during the Nazi occupation, was immortalized after her diary was discovered. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy an opera by a local, living composer (another being Florida Grand Opera’s production of Mourning Becomes Electra by Marvin David Levy). The performance is free. For more information, call (917) 359-9416.
Maestro Sebrina Maria Alfonso’s South Florida Symphony opens its 2013-14 season tonight at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center with A Soul Unfettered, including Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great.” According to Maestro Alfonso, each of these composers broke the musical conventions of their times to express their innermost emotional desires. You can also catch this groundbreaking program on Nov. 16 at the Delray Center for the Arts and Nov. 19 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets are $35-75 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.
The Florida Grand Opera opens its 2013-14 season tonight at Miami’s Arsht Center with Mourning Becomes Electra by Fort Lauderdale composer Marvin David Levy. Based on the play cycle by Eugene O’Neill, this mythic tale is set in Massachusetts shortly after the Civil War and fueled with the seething passions of bitterness, infidelity, incest, and even murder. In fact, there are two murders and a suicide before the curtain falls on Act 1! Catch the last performances of this American classic, tonight and Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets at FGO.org. JW Arnold