“Conceptual Narrative: Mixed Media from the Chodorkoff Collection” at FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 8 a.m. to
midnight; free; 561/297-3770 or www.library.fau.edu
Since 2007, Bernard Chodorkoff and his wife Joan, both retired clinicians in the realms of psychology and psychiatry, have been gifting their extensive art collection to Florida Atlantic University. And now through Jan. 31, visitors to the university’s library will be able to feast on the doctors’ cultural tastes. The Chodorkoffs’ 120 mixed-media works include pieces in glass and fiber; and ceramics, paintings, sculptures and prints by titans such as Dale Chihuly, Ed Rossbach, William Morris and Clifford Rainey. The conceptually meaningful selections are connected by what the Chodorkoffs see as their ability to comment on social and personal relationships through the use of symbolic imagery.
“70th Anniversary of the Lake Worth Art League” at the Lake Worth Art League gallery, 604 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free; 561/586-8666 or www.lwartleague.org
This past weekend, the Lake Worth Art League unveiled the grand opening at its new art gallery on Lucerne Avenue, a hip improvement on its old digs at the City Hall Annex Building. While that location will still house the organization’s monthly meetings and demonstrations, the new gallery will feature different monthly exhibitions from now through May. Start things off with this free celebratory retrospective of the institution’s 70 years of promoting art in Lake Worth, West Palm Beach’s most-artistic neighbor.
Cinema Sounds No. 9 at O Cinema, 90 N.W. 29th St., Miami; 9:30 p.m.; $8; 305/571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org
Since 2010, O Cinema, a single-screen art-house movie theater in Miami’s Wynwood arts district, has been home to this unique merger of music and film, which began in 2008 in Sarasota. The program features bands in a variety of genres – rock, ambient, electro and noise among them – scoring whatever film music they feel like, be it from a splashy modern musical, a sci-fi film from the ‘50s, a cult comedy or an animated movie. The results are always unexpected and sure to include something for every film buff. Tonight’s program features music from Holly Hunt, Mothersky, Luma Junger, Devalued and
Black Eyed Peas at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; 6 p.m.; $25 to $250; 305/623-6100 or www.ticketmaster.com
What more is there to say about the Black Eyed Peas, one of the most popular acts in the world, whose ubiquitous top 40 hits “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling” once occupied the No. 1 and No. 2 slots on the Billboard Hot 100, simultaneously? A lot, apparently, because this pre-Thanksgiving concert is a very special Black Eyed Peas show. This is the group’s final show before it embarks on a much-publicized hiatus, and the band will be ending 2011 with a bang. Queen Latifah will emcee the evening, which also includes performances by, and with, Cee Lo Green, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston and T-Pain. I imagine their fans will flock from around the country for this concert; the Miami Dolphins would be lucky to have this kind of excitement fill the stadium.
Kings of Salsa at Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 8 p.m.; starting at $20; 561/832-7469 or www.kravis.org
This sexy, multifaceted dance show has been praised everywhere from the United States to Bangkok. Direct from Havana, Kings of Salsa brings much more than the titular dance style, promising explosive and hip choreography that explores the street salsa and underground hip-hop culture along with more traditional forms like the mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha. Celebrated Cuban choreographer Roclan Gonzalez Chavez leads nine dancers and a live band through the eclectic repertoire.
Federico Britos at the Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach; 8 p.m.; $20 to $30; 561/450-6357 or www.delraybeacharts.org
Returning to the Arts Garage by popular demand, South American-born Federico Britos is one of Miami’s most acclaimed jazz exports. A four-time Grammy winner, Britos’ instrument of choice is the unjazzlike violin, which he’s used to cross over into the realms of pop and classical. He began playing the instrument in Uruguay at age 5 and hasn’t slowed down since, serving as chair, soloist and concert master for symphony orchestras in Venezuela,
Peru and Cuba and sharing stages with Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea and others. Sounds like a great opportunity to hear a living legend at a relatively bargain price.
Tracy Morgan at the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 8 p.m.; $32.50 to $52.50; 305/673-7300 or www.livenation.com
Tracy Morgan’s humor pushes more envelopes than the postal service. Borne of the long-standing comedic tradition of offending half the audience while making the other half howl with laughter, the “30 Rock” star has spent a considerable amount of his time with his foot in his mouth. He’s already been the subject of at least three significant controversies in 2011, from a crude remark about Sarah Palin’s physical appearance on national television to an antigay slur to an un-P.C. usage of the word “cripple.” Which is all to say, come prepared and don’t have a thin skin. Morgan can be terribly funny.