The Wick Theatre’s latest production, 42nd Street, is a must see! Executive Producer Marilynn Wick has brought in 16 professional tap dancers from New York City for the song-and-dance classic and choreographer Ron Hutchins definitely puts these pros through the paces in We’re in the Money and Lullaby of Broadway. You’ll be tapping your toes along to the beat at the Wick, 7901 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton. Performances 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, through Feb. 9. Tickets $58 at TheWick.org.
He writes the songs that make the whole world sing—yes, the legendary Barry Manilow is back in South Florida for one concert only tonight at 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Since his early days backing up Bette “Bathhouse Betty” Midler at the Continental Baths in New York City, Manilow has been popular with the gays. Whether you prefer his disco hits or poignant ballads, he’ll be singing everything from Copacabana and Could It Be Magic to Even Now and Mandy. Tickets start at $82 at TheBBTCenter.com.
Tens of thousands of locals and tourists alike will be flocking to South Beach this weekend. Sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League, Art Deco weekend is a celebration of the distinctive architecture that makes Miami Beach’s skyline iconic. Enjoy exhibits, tours, vendors, classic cars and colorful street performers along Ocean Drive all weekend long while admiring the heritage of a neighborhood that almost got razed in the 1980s due to neglect. If nothing else, enjoy the weather and people-watching. For a full schedule of events, go to ArtDecoWeekend.com.
Few people know that former Beatle John Lennon did not pick up a guitar for five of the last seven years of his life. During those years, he channeled his philosophy through his drawings. The Art of John Lennon, nearly 100 limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings, will be on display, Jan. 17 – 19 at Sirona Fine Art Gallery, 600 Silks Run #1240 at The Village of Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach. A suggested $3 donation at the door benefits Feeding South Florida. For more information, go to JohnLennonArtwork.com.
The 10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held January 20-25 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The festival once again features more than a dozen top poets at ticketed public events, including readings, talks and a lively panel discussion. In addition, participants in the festival’s poetry workshops will read at several open mic night events, free to the public. Tickets are now available at PalmBeachPoetryFestival.org and at the Crest Theatre Box Office at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave.
If you missed Out in the Dark during recent runs in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival is offering special screenings of the touching love story between a Palestinian student and a Jewish lawyer. The award-winning feature film challenges societal and religious mores and confronts the convoluted legal hurdles many couples in the Middle East face. See Out in the Dark tonight at Cobb Theatre in the Gardens and Wednesday at Frank Theatre in Delray Marketplace. For tickets and show times, go to PalmBeachJewishFilm.org.