Summer season begins with ‘Divas Doggies & Dining’ at Royal Palm Place, Nicole Henry at Colony
By Skip Sheffield
Enjoy an evening of “Divas, Doggies & Dining” Wednesday, June 9 at Plaza Real South of Royal Palm Place in Boca Raton.
For the canines there are “Bark Mitzvahs” by Rabbi Frank and Blessings by Father Frank and lessons in pet CPR.
Also promised is a fashion show, blueberry facials, photos, treats and contests.
Learn what your pet has to say through a “Pet Communicator” and enjoy live jazz, food and shopping.
Admission is free. A portion of merchandise and raffle ticket sales goes to benefit the Animal Pet Shelter in Boca Raton. Call 561-392-8920 for more information.
Summer Season at Royal Room Cabaret
The summer season begins this weekend at the Royal Room Cabaret of the Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach.
Making her Palm Beach debut is lovely songbird Nicole Henry, whose latest album, “The Very Thought of You” is on Billboard’s Top Ten Jazz Chart.
Nicole Henry is now a Miami resident. She has three international Top Ten selling jazz albums, including No. 1 and 2 in Japan, which awarded her Best New Jazz Vocalist and Boca Vocal Jazz Album in its HMV Awards. Ms. Henry has performed with the Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Orchestras; on the French Riviera, the Air Jamaica Jazz Festival, the Nango and Tendo Jazz Festivals in Japan and New York’s Lincoln Center.
Shows are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and tickets are $90 for dinner and show or $45 for show only.
Coming attractions are Wayne Hosford June 4-5 and 11-12; Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano June 18-19 and 25-26. Colony’s summer cabaret continues in the months of July, August and September with a number of Royal Room debuts.
James Gurney’s “Dinotopia” at Norton Museum
Author and illustrator James Gurney’s magical world of Dinotopia comes alive with a new exhibit opening June 5 and running through Sept. 5 at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach.
More than 50 fanciful paintings are on display, drawn from Gurney’s three books on Dinotopia, an imaginary place where humans and dinosaurs coexist.
“The thing I love about dinosaurs is that they are on the balance point between fantasy and reality,” states Gurney. “It might be hard to believe that mermaids and dragons really existed, but we know that dinosaurs did- we can see their footprints and skeletons.”
But dinosaurs died out millions of years before man evolved, and therefore it is up to artists with imagination to recreate what they might have looked like in the flesh.
General admission is $12 adults and $5 visitors 13-21 (free under 13). Call 561-832-5195 or visit www.norton.org.
Water Works at Museum of Science & Discovery
Opening this weekend is “WaterWorks: Soak Up the Science,” running through Sept 6 at the Museum of Discovery & Science, 410 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale.
WaterWorks examines thoroughly the world’s most precious resource, without which life as we know it could not exist.
A number of water-themed educational events will take place throughout the summer, including ‘Bubble Bash Weekends,” which playfully examines the physics behind making bubbles.
Admission is $11 adults, $10 seniors and $9 ages 2-12. Call 954-467-6637 or visit www.mods.org.
Boca Raton a Blue Star Museum
The Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park has become one of more than 600 Blue Star Museums nationwide. This means military personnel and their families enjoy free admission Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Current exhibits are “Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer” and “Remembering Stanley Boxer 1946-2000.”
Call 561-392-2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org.