Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
International Day of Persons With Disabilities | NATL - Public Interest- The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Monday, December 5th, 2016
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Saint Nicholas Day | NATL - Public Interest- One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known. Except for the fact that he was a Bishop of Myra (now Turkey) in the fourth century, and that from early times he was noted for his charity. Santa Claus and the presentation of gifts is said to derive from St. Nicholas.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day | NATL - Historical- On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Feast of The Immaculate Conception | NATL - Religious- Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
John Lennon Shot: Anniversary | NATL - Public Interest- On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Cold Moon | NATL - Moon Phases- The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Bill of Rights Day | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
Friday, December 16th, 2016
Boston Tea Party Anniversary | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Wright Brothers First Powered Flight | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Winter | NATL - Seasonal- Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Christmas Eve | NATL - Seasonal- Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Chanukah | NATL - Religious- Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
Christmas | NATL - Religious- Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
Monday, December 26th, 2016
Boxing Day | NATL - Seasonal- Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
Stock Exchange Holiday (Christmas Day Observed) | NATL - Public Interest- The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
New Moon | NATL - Moon Phases- Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
New Years Eve | NATL - Seasonal- The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl | NATL - Sports and Entertainment- In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Festival of the Ats Boca | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Musical performances, author presentations- Cultural Arts Center, presented bySchmidt Family Centre for the Arts, March 2 – 12, 2017, with a diverse and exciting line-up to celebrate its 11th installation.
“We are so excited to present the 2017 Festival of the Arts BOCA season and we think the audience will be too,” said Charlie Siemon, co-founder and co-producer . “We have stars from all over the world, from Brazil to Indonesia to Mexico and the United States, and famous music from the most beloved films and opera, by the world’s greatest composers. And three of the headliners have a combined age of 45!.”
“Our Authors & Ideas Program is extremely varied, exploring areas of politics, the arts, science and fiction,” added Siemon.
On Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m., the Festival will welcome Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis joining The Symphonia, Boca Raton conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, in a program that will include music by John Williams from Catch Me if You Can, Star Wars and Harry Potter.
On Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., the Festival will feature the most popular opera of all time, La Bohème, in a semi-staged version (in Italian with English supertitles), with The Symphonia and Kitsopoulos and a stellar cast of young singers. Billed as “Opera for the 99 Percent”, La Bohème will be an experience everyone can afford, with tickets starting at $9.99.
On Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m., 13-year old Indonesian jazz piano prodigy, Joey Alexander, who wowed Festival-goers last season, returns to Mizner Park Amphitheater in a double bill with 13-year old Mexican classical pianist Daniela Liebman. Accompanied by The Symphonia and Constantine Kitsopoulos, the two teen prodigies will perform a program including Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and new symphonic arrangements of Joey Alexander’s music.
A big surprise is in store for the concert Friday, March 10 at 7:30pm: the romantic Violin Concerto in G Minor by Bruch will be performed by a world-renowned Mystery Violinist, whose name will be revealed in January. Completing the program with The Symphonia and Maestro Kitsopoulos will be Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with wunderkind Daniel Hsu, who performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra this past summer.
The Festival’s last performance will take place on Sunday, March 12 at 7 p.m. with three-time Grammy Award winning Sergio Mendes & Brasil 2017 in an exclusive South Florida appearance. Widely recognized as one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time, Sergio Mendes will bring his favorite hits including “Mas Que Nada” to Boca Raton, closing the Festival on a dynamic note.
The Author & Ideas Program welcomes Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Good Squad; Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for The New Yorker; Jon Meacham, presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize winner and contributing editor at Time magazine; and Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, theoretical physicist and entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts.
Tickets for the 11th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $9.99 to $125 per person and will be available starting November 1, 2016 at click for details or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787). Multi-event and full Festival packages are also available.
The 11th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca, South Florida’s premiere literary and performing arts Festival, returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater and the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts March 2 – 12, 2017. A world-class, multi-day cultural arts event, the Festival of the Arts BOCA brings the most sought after jazz artists, classical performers, and authors to South Florida while simultaneously cultivating the stars of tomorrow. For program details and ticket information visit: click for details.
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