28 Feb First stop for Festival of the Arts BOCA VIPs? Their favorite hair salon in Boca Raton
From Star Wars to Stars of the Bolshoi, this year’s Festival of the Arts BOCA presents a “stellar” line-up this year. The 13th installment of the annual event returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton from Feb. 28 through March 10.
The “force” will be with the Festival on Friday, March 1 as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope gets its Florida premiere on the big screen to live music by The Symphonia, led by Constantine Kitsopolous, playing John Williams’ epic Academy Award-winning score.
Noted historian – and part-time Boca Raton resident – Doris Kearns Goodwin kicks off the Authors & Ideas Program on Feb. 28. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author will discuss her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times.
Highlights – of the Festival, not the kind you can get at our Boca Raton salon! – include:
- Rhapsody in Blue, an evening of orchestral blockbusters performed by The Symphonia with renowned jazz pianist and University of Miami Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg
- Pink Martini, the wildly popular group described as “The United Nations house band of 1962 meets Lawrence Welk on acid” in an exclusive South Florida appearance
- An Evening of Classical Russian Ballet featuring Stars from the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet
- Nu Deco Ensemble, an innovative Miami-based virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century
- 10-time Grammy-winner Arturo Sandoval and his band.
The Authors and Ideas program features Constitutional scholar and author Jeffrey Rosen who will speak about the Constitution in the 21st Century; the screening of Bending the Arc, a documentary that tells the story of idealistic young doctors who helped change the way public health issues are addressed in developing nations, followed by a panel discussion, “Global Public Health Today and Tomorrow,” featuring Dr. Agnes Binagawaho and Tom Bollyky; PoemJazz with former Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, who will read his poetry while accompanied by a small jazz ensemble; and Pulitzer Prize winning writer, David Sanger, who will talk about his latest book, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age.
Mizner Park retail stores and restaurants will be offering all ticket holders to this year’s Festival of the Arts BOCA “VIP” discounts and special offers with presentation of a Festival ticket. Retailers participating in Promotions in the Park include:
- Comfort Shoes (15% off purchase, not combined with sale or other promotion)
- Christino Fine Jewelry (25% off purchase, no combined with other offer)
- J McLauglin ($75 gift card raffle each day of the Festival)
- Kendra Scott (15% off purchase)
- Marcello Sport (15% discount)
- Mela Artisans (15% off and entry into a raffle for a Mela Artisans gift basket)
- Oakgem (free verbal valuation of up to three pieces of jewelry)
- Sugarboo & Co (15% off, with exclusions, and gift of Sugarboo can Koozie or magnet with purchase).
Many restaurants will also be offering specials during the Festival.
NEW THIS YEAR
The 11-day celebration of music, film, dance and authors is taking the experience to a new level with the Next Wave Lounge. Located on the second floor of the west colonnade at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, the Next Wave Lounge, presented by Boca Raton Magazine, will provide a private VIP salon for those attending any or all of the six Festival performances.
Reserve your place at the Next Wave Lounge today at www.festivalboca.org. Space is limited.
And, of course, before you head off for your VIP experience, you’ll want to stop by Wild Orchid Hair Salon in Boca. The experienced stylists and colorist at our Boca Raton salon, will make sure you look like a work of art!