Things To Do

Four Best Things to Do at Boca Arts Fest


1. Journalist & Author Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post Columnist and CNN Host
7 p.m. Monday, March 7

The first must-see is Fareed Zakaria’s talk on the topic of Global Trends and Hot Spots: The Next Security Crisis. Viewers will get a taste of economic and political trends from one of the most prominent foreign policy advisers of this generation. Zakaria is author of the international bestseller The Post-American World, as well as host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and contributing editor of the Atlantic. Zakaria is funny, intellectual, and matchless in his approach to international relations. Locals will not want to miss this unique experience.

2. Cirque de la Symphonie- The Symphonia with Constantine Kitsopoulos 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12

Watch in awe as the world’s only cirque company that performs dazzling feats with a symphony orchestra presents its jaw-dropping talent and thrilling acts to Boca Raton. Cirque de la Symphonie transcends traditional circus by combining world-famous pieces performed by aerialists, acrobats, and more with the stunning sounds of a live orchestra led by conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos. Join in for family fun under the Big Top at 6 p.m. the day of the show. Visit cirquedelasymphonie.com.

3. Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - Joshua Bell - Violin Superstar and Conductor with the Lynn Philharmonia
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16

One of the most celebrated violinists of our time, Joshua Bell, graces the Festival of the Arts to truly redefine what it means to be an artist. Since the age of 18, he has amassed more than 40 recorded albums; won renowned awards such as the Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, Echo Klassik, and an Oscar; and continues to inspire children and adults with his fervor for the musical arts. Be sure not to miss his performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, narrated by Jan McArt. Visit joshuabell.com.


4. Jazz Trumpet Legend Herb Alpert and Grammy Award-Winning Singer Lani Hall
7 p.m. Sunday, March 6 

Two great living legends, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, treat Boca Raton with their unmatched talents and unforgettable music. Herb and Lani will perform songs off their third album, Steppin’ Out, along with their band, Michael Shapiro on drums and percussion, Hussain Jiffry on bass, and Bill Cantos on keyboard and vocals. The program for the evening will be inspired by the sights and sounds of Brazil and will include such memorable songs as “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Moondance,” “Let’s Face the Music & Dance,” “Fever,” “La Vie en Rose,” and many other favorites. Visit herbalpertpresents.com and lanihallalpert.com.

The Festival of the Arts Boca runs through March 16 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center (201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) and the Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.) Visit festivaloftheartsboca.org.
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