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#SoooBoca is very excited to be attending some of the fabulous events that are happening in Mizner Park this week! If you have driven through you will see the tent over the amphitheater and an exciting vibe swirling around. Ticket info is down towards the bottom of this post. I hope to see you there!

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The 13th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, February 28 – March 10, 2019, with a celebration of music, film, dance, concerts and authors. 

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Opening the Festival of the Arts BOCA on Thursday, February 28 is Doris Kearns Goodwin, beloved five-time Festival presenter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian.  She will discuss her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times. 

The “force” will be with the Festival on Friday, March 1 as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hopegets its Florida premiere on the big screen to live music by The Symphonia, led by Constantine Kitsopoulos, playing John Williams’ epic Academy Award-winning score.

Pink Martini


Other Festival highlights include Rhapsody in Blue, an evening of orchestral blockbusters performed by The Symphonia with renowned jazz pianist and University of Miami Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg; Pink Martini, the wildly popular group described as “The United Nations house band of 1962 meets Lawrence Welk on acid” in an exclusive South Florida appearance; An Evening of Classical Russian Ballet featuring Stars from the  Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet; Nu Deco Ensemble, an innovative Miami-based virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century; and 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and his band.

Arturo Sandoval

The Authors and Ideas program features Constitutional scholar and author Jeffrey Rosen who will speak about the Constitution in the 21st Century; the screening of Bending the Arc, a documentary that tells the story of idealistic young doctors who helped change the way public health issues are addressed in developing nations, followed by a panel discussion, “Global Public Health Today and Tomorrow,” featuring Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and Tom Bollyky; PoemJazz with former Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, who will read his poetry while accompanied by a small jazz ensemble; and Pulitzer Prize winning writer, David Sanger, who will talk about his latest book, The Perfect Weapon:  War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age.

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Tickets for the 13th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $150 per person and are available at www.festivalboca.org or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787). 

This post was created in partnership with Festival of the Arts Boca.
I was given complimentary event tickets for this post.
For more details on sponsorships please see this post here.

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