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Thornton Wilder’s classic American play has been transformed into an opera and tells the story of the ordinary and extraordinary events in the lives of those in Grover’s Corners, a small New Hampshire town in 1901. The story delves into three critical components of the human experience – daily life, love/marriage, and death/loss. The performance will be at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace. Admission is free. $ 25 VIP tickets available. Click here for more information.
All are welcome to attend a short question and answer session with members of the cast and librettist Sandy McClatchy following the performance. Please gather in the front section of the hall for this lively session and a chance to hear directly from the artists involved in the production.
Palm Beach is busting at the seams for this Holiday Season and there is plenty to do. Our Tip: The Norton Museum of Art is featuring “The Five Free Days” celebration beginning this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, and includes all regular Museum hours, even Thursday’s Art After Dark, from 5 to 9 p.m. The evening’s Art After Dark includes performances by singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Jason Cardinal; docent-led tours with the themes of Picasso and Friends and All That Glitters: Beth Lipman and the Art of Still Life; and screenings of short foreign films presented by the Multilingual & Cultural Society.
We here at Grandview Gardens wish all of our guests, past and present, Merry Christmas and good health, happiness and success in the New Year!
The Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest kicks off tomorrow and runs from December 13 – 17. For this year’s event, more than 50 culinary talents and celebrity chefs will be celebrating all things “epicurious” in Palm Beach. The festival brings together an eclectic collection of award-winning chefs, culinary personalities, authors, winemakers and mixologists each December. Together they celebrate the art of preparing and enjoying the world of epicurean pleasures.
With specialty cocktail and hors d’oeuvre receptions, five-course dinners with premium wine pairings and the final grand tasting and cooking competition, the 2013 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is not only the foremost culinary happening in Palm Beach, but it also maintains the largest charity component of any event in the season with net revenues benefiting Chefs Dish Back™.
This year the festival foundation Chefs Dish Back™ will benefit five organizations advocating for five different and equally-important causes: Share Our Strength (child hunger), Alex’s Lemonade Stand (health and medical care), Feeding South Florida (local/poverty), James Beard Foundation (education) and American Red Cross, Palm Beaches – Treasure Coast Region (disaster response).
The Palm Beach Post has written a nice review with suggestions about this year’s “must do” events during the festival. Click here to read that article.
For ticketing and further information, go to www.pbfoodwinefest.com.
Sometimes its nice to let somebody else do the cooking for Thanksgiving. If that’s the case for you this year, make sure you make a reservation as soon as possible. We’ve checked around town and here are some local restaurants offering special “prix fixe” traditional Thanksgiving dinners:
Pistache on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach is offering a 3 course menue for $ 45. Open from 3 – 9 pm on. 561-833-5090.
Taboo on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach is offering a 3 course menu for $ 37. Open from 11:30am. 561-835-3500
Nick & Johnnie’s on Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach is offering a 3 course menu for $35. 561-655-3319.
Mulligan’s Beach House & Grill located at the Lake Worth Casino building at the beach is offering a 3 course menu for $ 17.95. 561-588-4133
We here at Grandview Gardens wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving!