Things To Do: Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, jazz classics, Stanley Jordan, "Cats"

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Editor's note: Due to concerns about the coronavirus, some events may have been canceled or rescheduled after The Post's deadline for publication.

1. SERIOUSLY CLASSIC ROCK

Deep Purple with special guest Blue Öyster Cult

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Rock out to Deep Purple classics including "Fireball," "Smoke on the Water," and "Woman from Tokyo" along with Blue Öyster Cult's "The Reaper," "Godzilla," and "Burnin' for You."

The show is 8 a.m. Thursday. One Seminole Way, Hollywood. See website for ticket prices. Information: www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com

2. LISTEN UP

Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches “Wine, Women and Song”

Palm Beach State College, Eissey Campus Theatre

The show will feature the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Stevie Wonder, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Buddy Rich. Jazz soloists will lead the band in favorites such as “A String of Pearls,” “In the Mood,” “Sophisticated Lady,” and more.

The show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. $20. Information: www.SymphonicBand.org

3. SEE

35th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival

Mizner Park

The longest-running, most prestigious juried art festival in Boca Raton, the event will feature more than 140 artists from around the country and will take place in concert with the Boca Raton Museum's premiere of the exhibition "Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru."

The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Free. Information: https://bocamuseum.org/

4. MUST SEE, EXPERIENCE

"Cats"

Kravis Center, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, seen by over 75 million people in more than 30 countries is on tour across North America. This beloved musical tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. With the original score byWebber and original scenic and costume design by John Napier, this production will feature an all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz ("Aladdin"), new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler ("Hamilton") based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne ("Phantom of the Opera") and direction by Trevor Nunn ("Les Misérables').

Showings are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 12 and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 and 13. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. See website for ticket prices. Information: www.kravis.org

"Cats" will run from Tuesday to Feb. 13 at the Kravis Center in downtown West Palm Beach.
"Cats" will run from Tuesday to Feb. 13 at the Kravis Center in downtown West Palm Beach.

5. MAKING THAT SIX STRING SING

Stanley Jordan

Arts Garage

Whether it's bold reinventions of classical masterpieces, soulful explorations through pop-rock hits or blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works, Jordan can always be counted to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected. A four-time Grammy nominee, he has performed in over 60 countries and at numerous festivals, including the Kool Jazz Festival, the Concord Jazz Festival, and the Montreux International Jazz Festival.

The shows are 8 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12. 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets start at $45. Information: https://artsgarage.org/

Stanley Jordan will play Feb. 11-12 at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach.
Stanley Jordan will play Feb. 11-12 at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach.

6. BEAUTIFUL BUDS

Orchid Show & Sale

Don Estridge Middle School, Safe Schools Institute

Presented by the Boca Raton Orchid Society and just in time for Valentine's Day, this show will feature orchids for sale by vendors including Carmela Orchids, EFG Orchids, Quest Orchids and more.

The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13. 1790 Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton. Adults $5, children 12 and under free. Information: www.brosonline.org

Maybe find something as beautiful as this for that special someone at the Orchid Show & Sale, presented by the Boca Raton Orchid Society.
Maybe find something as beautiful as this for that special someone at the Orchid Show & Sale, presented by the Boca Raton Orchid Society.

7. ON THE HORN

Third Annual Jazz & Gospel in the Gardens

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

In honor of Black History Month, the gardens will feature visiting world-class artists among the monumental works of Ann Norton on the main lawn. Sandy James picnic boxed lunch will be available for purchase. The first musician of the month will be Troy Anderson as Louis Armstrong (Quintet).

The performance is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach. Members and participants in the grant-funded family program free, nonmember adults $15, seniors (65 and older) $10, students $7 for students, children under five free. Information: www.ansg.org

Troy Anderson will perform Sunday at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens during their Third Annual Jazz & Gospel in the Gardens. The series runs the entire month of February with a different musician each weekend.
Troy Anderson will perform Sunday at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens during their Third Annual Jazz & Gospel in the Gardens. The series runs the entire month of February with a different musician each weekend.

On the Cover

A Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya schilleriana or Mary Dodson orchid. Meghan McCarthy/Palm Beach Post file

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