This Week in Arts and Letters


Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.

FAU Distinguished Lecture Series: “Faulkner’s County”

Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton campus

Award-winning William Faulkner scholar Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., presents Faulkner’s fictional “Yoknapatawpha County” and a selection of its major characters along with details about the author’s life in a single narrative. The lecture will address America’s greatest 20th century writer in the words of a scholar and native of Faulkner’s home, punctuated by visual images of that storied place.

Tickets: $25; Groups of 8 or more $15; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124


Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, 1 and 7 p.m.

Dances We Dance, FAU’s Student Dance Concert

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus

The FAU Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present Dances We Dance, FAU’s student dance company. The fall showcase will feature La Esmeralda (ballet point variation), music and dancing from Peru, traditional Chinese dances, ballroom, hip hop, and contemporary/modern dances.  

Tickets: adults, faculty, staff, & alumni $15; students $12; children under 13 $5

www.fauevents.com  or 800-564-9539


Thursday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 18

“This Random World,” by Steven Dietz

Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall Residence Hall, Boca Raton campus

“This Random World” turns the myth of serendipity on its head, using a comic premise of missed opportunities to explore the most serious of things.  From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong –this funny, intimate and heartwarming play presents the life that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

Bill Hirschman’s Review Here: http://tinyurl.com/zzubov3

Tickets: $35; FAU Faculty, Staff, Students: $10 cash at the door

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124


Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m.

Tuba Christmas

Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU's Sean Murray brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation. Outdoor event, bring chairs or blankets.



Sunday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Conducted by Patricia P. Fleitas, FAU's presentation of Handel's Messiah features FAU choral students PAST and PRESENT, in collaboration with the Delray Beach Chorale. This event sells out early, so buy your tickets today!

Tickets $20

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m.

Jeffery Morton’s U.S. Foreign Policy Lecture: Canada

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus

Tickets: $25

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124


Thursday, December 15; 5 - 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Potter’s Guild Show and Sale

Culture and Society Building lobbies, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

Information: 561-297-3870


Saturday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

The Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra presents “An Ellington Nutcracker”

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Celebrate the holidays in the most swinging way possible! Duke Ellington's take on the Nutcracker Suite is music that will have you dancing in the aisles, and dreaming of "Sugar Rum Cherries." Also featuring more holiday favorites in the style of your favorite big bands. Conducted by Kyle Prescott.

Tickets $20

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Saturday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.

FAU Madrigal Dinner

St. Gregory’s Church, Boca Raton

Generously underwritten by Madelyn Savarick. Enjoy our holiday tradition of a savory feast, enhanced with extraordinary music of courtly love and merriment.  Court guests and patrons are invited to dress in period costumes. A great idea for a group holiday party! This  event includes a wine and cheese reception and a succulent dinner, and includes a tax-deductible gift to FAU's Choral and Vocal Studies Program.

Tickets $100

For more information, call 561-297-2337

Register at https://fauf/fau/edu.madrigal


 Last Modified 12/8/16