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Old School Square Announces Jan-March 2016 Events, Shows, Exhibits and Classes

Old School Square has just announced its events, performances, exhibits and classes for January through March, 2016. Scroll down for details!


Ongoing - Art, Photography and Writing Classes for Adults

Creative Arts School at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, ext. 478; OldSchoolSquare.org

Day and evening classes for all levels include Art a la Carte (art class sampler), drawing, fashion sketching workshop, traditional painting, plein air painting workshop, collage, mixed media, fused glass, jewelry, fine art photography, street photography, digital imaging, art workshops, writing, critique groups, open readings, and writing/publishing seminars.

Ongoing - Classes for Kids

Creative Arts School at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, ext. 478; OldSchoolSquare.org

Fun classes for children ages 6 and up, include Messy Hands, Young Photographers, Beginning & Intermediate Drawing & Painting, Mommy and Me, Fun and Foundations (for artistic expression).

January 10, 2016 - Good Vibrations Concert Tour

The Pavilion at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Sunday, 6 pm; gates open at 5 pm. Tickets $40-$125

MICKY DOLENZ (of The Monkees), FELIX CAVALIERE (of The Rascals), MARK FARNER (Grand Funk former lead singer), STEVE AUGERI (Journey former lead singer) and JOHN CAFFERTY (of Eddie and the Cruisers fame) star in this nostalgic night of music. Hear Top 40 hits of the 60's sung by the original rock stars. Presented by gimmeLIVE in partnership with Old School Square.

January 11 & 12, 2016 - Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents NORM LEWIS

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday & Tuesday, 8 p.m. Tickets $49.

This Broadway and television star made history as the first African American 'Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as 'Porgy' in the Broadway production of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY & BESS.

Through January 22, 2016

Free Friday Concerts

The Pavilion at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Schumacher Auto Group of Delray.

January 15 GALO'S TRIBUTE TO SANTANA

January 22 TURNSTILES (Billy Joel Tribute)

January 13 - JAMnasium: QUIET CLUBBING - SILENT DISCO

The Fieldhouse at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 9 p.m.; tickets $20

DJ dance music experienced through high quality, wireless headphones. A high energy performance in a silent atmosphere!

January 14, 2016 - Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series presents Tom Santopietro and Tony DeSare

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday 2 p.m. Tickets $30/$45.

In a "musical lecture," Santopietro and DeSare will present "A Century of Sinatra - The Man, The Music, The Legend." New York Times Editor's Choice author, Tom Santopietro and Carnegie Hall headliner, Tony DeSare celebrate the life, legacy and music of Frank Sinatra, the 20th Century's most celebrated entertainer. Learn the story behind Frank's fascinating and tumultuous life, including surprising romances with Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow, his access to Washington political power, and his hard work and lifelong love of music that took him to unprecedented heights.

January 14-April 17, 2016 - WILD

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am - 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation.

This group show features contemporary artwork by internationally recognized artists who are inspired by nature and use their talents to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artwork featured in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation in support of conservation efforts. "Wild" also features paintings by Plein Air Palm Beach artists, who are inspired by and have captured the beauty of South Florida's lush landscapes.

January 14, 2016 - Peter Yarrow in Concert

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets $77 & $57.

As a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow has entertained, challenged and inspired four generations of music lovers. Presented by MusicWorks.

January 15-17, 2016 - LIVE FROM NASHVILLE

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets $45

A century of hits by some of America's most iconic songwriters are performed by proud alumni of The Grand Ole Opry. It's an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the music that made this country great!

January 21, 2016 - Seasons for a Reason Hair Show

The Fieldhouse at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $25

As part of Delray Beach Fashion Week, a group of Downtown Delray Beach stylists from seven salons will showcase their talents and skills on styles for all seasons. It's a runway show like no other! Dance to music by DJ Moonray and C-Money. Ticket includes the runway show, music, dancing and appetizers. Guests are encouraged to wear all white! Cash bar available. Proceeds support the Rapunzel Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment through Cold Cap Therapy.

January 23, 2016 - POETRY JAM: DOMINIQUE CHRISTINA and MARC KELLY SMITH

The Fieldhouse at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 9 p.m. Tickets $20

The 2016 Palm Beach Poetry Festival culminates at JAMnasium with sizzling spoken word performances. Five-time poetry slam champion, Dominique Christina is an award-winning writer, performer, educator, and activist. Marc Kelly Smith is creator/founder of the international Poetry Slam movement with more than 3,000 performances in nightclubs, concert halls and universities.

January 27, 2016 - LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK, REVISITED

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m. Tickets $45.

JOHNNY RODGERS and LEE LESSACK "revisit" the iconic concert performed by Simon & Garfunkel in New York's Central Park on September 19, 1981. They will perform the actual set list from that concert.

February 3, 2016 - JAMnasium: COMEDY JAM

The Fieldhouse at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 9 p.m. Tickets $20

The "Heiresses of Comedy," Jill Kimmel Bryan, Mindy Rickles and Sheba Mason. It's a night of stand-up comedy at its best, presented in partnership with Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club.

February 4, 2016 - Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series presents Rebekah Gregory

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday 2 p.m. Tickets $30/$45.

The tragic act of terrorism at the Boston Marathon left Rebekah Gregory as one of 17 permanently handicapped amputees. She now encourages and inspires others, world-wide, with her quick wit and optimism. She chronicles her journey in "The Best and Worst Day of My Life."

February 5-7, 2016 - ROMANCE ROMANCE

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets $45

The award-winning Slow Burn Theatre makes its Crest Theatre debut with a show that's two musicals in one! This 8-time, Tony nominated show (including Best Musical), features two acts of love and intrigue.

February 8 & 9, 2016 - Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents APOLLO LINK

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday & Tuesday, 8 p.m. Tickets $49.

Apollo Link is Broadway's premier vocal trio, starring BRANDON RUBENDALL, ADAM ROBERTS and JAKE ODMARK. They are taking the musical world by storm with their powerful vocal blend, which reimagines everything from classic tunes today's Top 40 hits.

February 10, 2016 - Tom Rush in Concert

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets $77 & $57.

Now celebrating 50+ years of touring, Tom Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County. Presented by MusicWorks.

February 13, 2016 - THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets $40

Based on one audience suggestion, this company of players creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes!

February 17, 2016 - LEARN & TURN

The Fieldhouse at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 9 p.m. Tickets $20

Experience the sexy art form of Tango with this interactive event! Sit back with a glass of Sangria or get out on the dance floor! It may take you a dozen roses to get it right, but we assure you this night will be filled with romance. Come dressed in your hottest tango attire!

February 19-21, 2016 - THE STARS OF FOREVER TANGO

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets $45

The "best of the best" from the sold-out Broadway engagement includes some of the world's best Tango dancers and renowned musicians in a thrilling showcase of the art of Tango!

February 26, 2016 - Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents MIKE MARINO

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $45/$65

New Jersey's "Bad Boy of Comedy" serves up side-splitting humor with his cutting-edge observations of everyday life. He has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. Opening for Mike will be VINCENT "Big Pus" PASTORE, who was on The Sopranos, among other TV shows, and has appeared in several films.

March 1, 2016 - RAVE ON! THE BUDDY HOLLY EXPERIENCE

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday, 8 p.m. Tickets $45.

This electrifying, high-energy, rock n' roll extravaganza features America's Premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin' Rave On Band, their incredible musicianship ignites the stage and breathes new life into the music of Buddy Holly.

March 5 & 6, 2016 - SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 & 8 p.m. Tickets $45.

The National Tour of one of the most beloved dance stories of all time is based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta. Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hit songs from the Bee Gees along with new songs written for this show.

March 7 & 8, 2016 - Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents LEE ROY REAMS

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday & Tuesday, 8 p.m. Tickets $49.

Lee Roy Reams is one of the theatre's most sought after actors, having performed in over 10 major Broadway shows. He received a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for originating the role of Billy Lawlor in 42ND STREET. He starred opposite Carol Channing in HELLO, DOLLY! and, more recently, as Lumiere in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Roger DeBris in the most Tony Award-winning show ever, THE PRODUCERS.

March 11, 2016 - Roger McGuinn in Concert

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets $77 & $57.

Roger McGuinn (Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn Turn, Turn) made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60's group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as "folk-rock." Presented by MusicWorks.

March 17, 2016 - Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series presents Kenneth T. Walsh

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday 2 p.m. Tickets $30/$45.

Kenneth Walsh is an award winning political journalist, a Washington insider and an expert on American presidents. He is one of Washington's longest running White House Correspondents, reporting for US News and World Report since 1986. Walsh is the author of six books; his topic will be his latest book, Celebrity in Chief: A

History of Presidents and the Culture of Stardom, which chronicles presidents as iconic figures and celebrities of the first order -- how presidents have morphed into "rock stars" and why.

March 24, 2016 - Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents JUDY GOLD

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $45/$65

Two-time 'Emmy Award' winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy. She is known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. In addition to her stand-up specials, her stage experience extends to include her two critically acclaimed Off-Broadway solo-shows: The Judy Show - My Life As a Sitcom and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. The LA Times said Gold is "an enormously likeable performer" with "flawless comic timing." The Huffington Post said the show is "Comedic Gold. A funny & fantastic ride! It's the ultimate laughter-through-the tears tale."

March 28 & 29, 2016 - Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents BRENDA BRAXTON

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday & Tuesday, 8 p.m. Tickets $49.

Brenda Braxton was nominated for "Best Actress in a Featured Role" for her performance in the Broadway show SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ. She also starred as Velma Kelly opposite Usher in CHICAGO and was featured in DREAMGIRLS, JELLY'S LAST JAM, LEGS DIAMOND and CATS.


Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community's gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

All dates, times, events and exhibits are subject to change without notice.


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