FAU Jupiter’s LLS Announces ‘Opening Week’
Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its lecture and performance offerings for the “2016 Opening Week,” which begins Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its lecture and performance offerings for the “2017 Opening Week,” which begins Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. All offerings will take place in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.
Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, “Performing Arts Week” classes include topics such as music, history, film and literature. The Lifelong Learning Society was established to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests.
“Opening Week” events include:
- “Joan Rivers: Behind the Mask of Comedy,” on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m., presented by Carol Clarke, co-founder of “Words…Alive!” a Readers Theatre group, will dramatize the back story of Joan Rivers. “The Book of Joan” by Melissa Rivers, Joan’s autobiography “Enter Talking” and “Still Talking” provide the background for this dramatic reading.
- “The Great American Dance Band: 1920-1950,” on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m., performed by Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Orchestra, and will feature music from the FAU Libraries’ “Dance Combo Collection.”
- “What’s Up Doc? The Lives and Careers of Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz” on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m., presented Myrna Goldberger, will present a lecture focused on the lives and careers of these two doctors.
- “Russian Piano Fireworks: Music by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky,” on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m., presented by Sofia Uryvayeva, D.M.A., a pianist and graduate of the Odessa Stolyarsky Special Music School, will perform two of the most famous and captivating piano suites written: Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker.”
- “The Songs of Elvis Presley” on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m., performed by Rod MacDonald and The Humdingers, a local band in Palm Beach County, which will feature music by Elvis Presley.
- “Major Intelligence Issues for the New Administration” on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m., presented by James B. Bruce, Ph.D., a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he leads research projects for U.S. government clients. This lecture will examine key intelligence issues that the new presidential administration will encounter.
- “Blues, Barrelhouse and Ragtime,” on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m., performed by Robert Milne, a French horn virtuoso and pianist who has played with the Rochester Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony, will feature music from the blues genre.
For ticket information or to receive a free course catalog, call 561-799-8547.