What to do in Palm Beach: January 28 to February 13, 2022

Palm Beach and South Florida are hopping in the winter season! Explore our top events and activities to plan your entertainment and culture from January 28 to February 13, 2022.

LIVE CONCERTS

The Palm Beach Opera presents Carmen by Georges Bizet
From Friday 28 January to Sunday 30 January

Enjoy the haunting melodies, unforgettable characters, and fiery drama of Carmen as it is performed by a world-class cast at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The lyrics will be sung in French while English subtitles will be projected. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online in advance.
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 651-833-8300, kravis.org

ABBAFAB at Mizner Park Cultural Center
Sunday January 30, 2 p.m.

Enjoy this awesome tribute to the music of ABBA, which produced some of the biggest hits of the 70s and 80s, such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Fernando’ and ‘Dancing Queen’. The musicians have toured the world as soloists and band members and are ready to bring the magic of disco-pop to you.
201 West Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 844-672-2849, miznerparkculturalcenter.com

Carole’s Kings: the music of beauty
Saturday February 5, 7 p.m.

Don’t miss the world’s first male tribute to Carole King at Boca Black Box. They’ll bring you witty banter as well as hits like “I Feel the Earth Move” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”
8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 561-483-9036, bocablackbox.com

Jazz and dessert: let’s fall in love
Friday & Saturday February 11 & 12, 7 p.m.

You and your Valentine can fall in love all over again at The King’s Academy, where you’ll enjoy the Annie Matot Jazz Quintet in a cabaret-style concert. Soak up your favorite jazz standards as desserts and coffee are served throughout the night.
8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. tka.net

Detective dinner
Saturday February 12, 6-9 p.m.

Savor a delicious four-course meal while solving a hilarious mystery with your friends at Marriott Palm Beach Gardens. The culprit is hiding in plain sight! Buy your tickets in advance online.
4000 RCA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. 866-496-0535, thedinnerdetective.com

The horses are all excited for the upcoming winter horse festivalGetty Images

FUN ACTIVITIES

West Palm Beach Seafood Festival
Saturday and Sunday February 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family for this special event that features great food and live music on two stages. During this time, rides, a children’s zone and local artisans will be on hand. Visit the website for discounted tickets.
9067 South Boulevard, West Palm Beach. 954-205-7813, westpalmseafoodfestival.com

South Florida Garlic Festival
Saturday and Sunday February 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you love garlic or dishes you can sauté in it, don’t miss this delicious feast at Wellington Green Park. Stroll through Gourmet Alley, where foodies can enjoy burgers, scampi with prawns, and even garlic ice cream. There will also be exhibits, rides and live music. You can purchase general admission tickets in advance online.
2175 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington. ailfestfl.com

Delray Beach Open
February 11-20

Don’t miss your chance to score individual seats or series packages to see some of the best tennis players in the world. Those looking for a bit of luxury can take advantage of a wine and champagne lounge with VIP tables at the edge of the courtyard and bottle service. Ladies lunches will also be back, with a wide range of food, wine and fashion.
30 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach. 561-330-6000, yellowtennisball.com

Winter Horse Festival
Until April 3

Sports enthusiasts are sure to have fun at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, open Wednesday through Sunday through April 3. Enjoy the rider spotlight and hospitality that includes options like deluxe suites and the Tiki Hut. If you can’t make it in person, enjoy your favorite events online via live streaming.
3400 Equestrian Club Road, Wellington. 561-793-5867, pbiec.coth.com

Palm Beach International Polo Season
Until April 24

Enjoy one of Florida’s most beautiful sights as you watch exciting polo matches. Meanwhile, beginners and advanced players can take lessons and even qualify to play in some low-target tournaments.
3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington. 561-204-5687, ipc.coth.com

ART EXHIBITIONS

We love New York
On view until February 12

Watch this fascinating photographic exploration of the last 10 years of change in New York. Artists capture the beauty of old and new worlds, as well as renowned structures. You’ll also see artwork celebrating the heart and soul of New York’s parks and people.
415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. 561-253-2600, atelier.org

Tarik Currimbhoy: Thoughts
On view until February 20

Don’t miss this fascinating exhibit at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in which master artists juxtapose old and new using ancient craft and casting techniques. Tarik Currimbhoy has taught at both Pratt Institute and Cornell University. His work has been published internationally and can be found in many public spaces and private collections.
253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach. 651-832-5328, ansg.org

WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL!
On view until March 23

Admire the work of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The exhibition features selections from the private collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody and includes rarely seen early works as well as experimental pieces from later in Warhol’s career. It fills the whole Spencer Gallery.
372 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101, lighthousearts.org

Jane Peterson: Impressions of Light and Water
On view until June 12

This impressive collection from the Norton features beautiful renderings of the South Florida sun contrasting with the sights of Europe. The eight oils and watercolors demonstrate Jane Peterson’s success as an impressionist capable of brilliantly capturing a time and a place.
1450 South Dixie Freeway, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5196, norton.org

The Chamber of Laces
Showing now

Lace was highly prized in the Gilded Age and was considered more valuable than gold. The Flagler Museum’s lace collection belonged to Jean Flagler Matthews and is displayed in five cases, each dedicated to a specific type of lace. Photos, paintings and artifacts help the viewer interpret the significance of lace throughout history.
One way Whitehall, Palm Beach. 651-655-2833, flaglermuseum.us

Panoramic view of the city of Macchu Pichu in Peru
Have you ever wondered what happens in the famous Machu Picchu? Now is your chance to learnGetty Images

KIDS EVENTS

South Florida Fair 2022
Until January 30

Coolest Floridians won’t want to miss any of the action at the South Florida Fair, which takes up 100 acres on the old Palm Beach Speedway. The rides include bumper cars, Ferris wheels, swings and slides. You can also experience special entertainment like Rockin’ Robots and the Cowboy Circus. General admission is $10 and free for children 10 and under. You can also purchase Advanced Transport Vouchers.
9067 South Boulevard, West Palm Beach. 561-791-5225, southfloridafair.com

Chinese New Year celebration
Saturday, January 29, 9 a.m.

Enjoy dragon and lion dances, family art activities, music, gallery talks and more as they relate to the remarkable Chinese collection at the Norton Museum of Art, featuring works from the Neolithic period through the 20th century century. It’s entertaining and educational for adults and children of all ages. Programs are included with admission to the museum.
1450 South Dixie Freeway, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5196, norton.org

Meet the music! Leopold jumping
Saturday, February 5, 3 p.m.

Don’t miss this kid-friendly presentation by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at the Society of the Four Arts. Mozart was a child prodigy who had a unique childhood. The hour-long performance includes drama, music, and even a Q&A session.
100 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 561-655-7226, fourarts.org

Mom and Me Valentine’s Day Storytime at Howard Park
Friday, February 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

You and your little Valentine, ages 3 to 5, can listen to stories, sing songs, and create adorable Valentine’s Day-themed crafts at this special event sponsored by Early Childhood Adventures Preschool and Howard Park. Pre-registration is
obligatory.
1302 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach. 561-804-4950, earlychildhoodadventures.net

Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru
Until March 22

Bring your whole family on this immersive museum adventure that transports you to the ancient civilization of Machu Picchu. You will walk among artifacts, royal tombs and beautiful objects that belonged to noble Andean lords. There is even an Amazon rainforest and an impressive collection of gold treasures. Buy your tickets in advance online.
501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-392-2500, bocamuseum.org

Also find exciting Hamptons, North Fork and family events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at DansPapers.com/Events.

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