Brush up on your music and literature knowledge Jeopardy-style and blow your significant others mind at the Festival of Arts Boca this week. Along with free film showings, world-renowned talents will lecture and perform, including headliner Renée Fleming, the Grammy-winning soprano who will sing opening night with the Russian National Orchestra. Highlights include foodie writers Albert Sonnenfeld and Nöel Riley Fitch, historians Richard and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and political pundit David Brooks, along with musical performers like jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov and ballet dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky. Heck, just pronouncing some of those names correctly should earn you a few points.
Events for the Festival of Arts Boca will take place at the Amphitheater and Cultural Arts Center in Mizner Park, 590 and 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Tickets cost $25 to $250. Call 866-571-ARTS, or visit festivaloftheartsboca.org.
March 5-13, 4 p.m., 2010