Apr 16-22 in the Heart of the Arts, Central Florida’s Polk County
Apr 17: Lunch and Learn – “Florida at the Movies”
Bring your brown bag lunch for the Polk County Historical Museum’s new Lunch and Learn Series. The free lectures begin at noon on the third Tuesday of each month. The Museum is location in the old County Courthouse at 100 E Main St, Bartow. www.polkcountymuseum.org, or phone (863) 534-4386.
Apr 18: Spring Fashion Show 2012
Polk Museum of Art annual spring fashion show at 6:30 pm. Fashions provided by Neiman Marcus Tampa Bay. Tickets are $50 for PMoA and Junior League members and $65 for non-members. Seating is limited. 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL. www.polkmuseumofart.org or phone (863) 688-7743.
Apr 20-22: “The Hallelujah Girls”
Haines City Community Theatre presents “The Hallelujah Girls” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Friday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday, April 15 at 2:30pm. Clay Cut Center, 801 Ledwith Ave, Haines City. (863) 421-1893 or www.hainescitytheatre.com.
Apr 19-22: Neil Simon’s “Rumors”
Theatre Winter Haven presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors” April 12-29. Box Office 863-294-7469 or learn more at www.theatrewinterhaven.com. April 12 – 29, 2012 Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm with Sunday (4/22) at 7:30 pm & Saturday (4/28) at 2:30pm. Chain O’ Lakes Complex, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven. (863) 294-7469 or www.theatrewinterhaven.com.
Apr 20-29: “The Odd Couple”
Lakeland Community Theatre presents Neil Simon’s classic comedy about theworld’s most mismatched couple. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, April 20-29. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students, $10 children. Lake Mirror Theatre, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland. Information: (863) 603-7529 or www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com.
Apr 20: Jazz Victoria Ensembles
Singer and pianist Victoria de Lissovoy performs with friends bassist Doug Matthews, guitarist Dave Smith, David Mackenzie reeds, drummer Tom Carabasi, and featured musician percussionist Avalon Griffin. Tickets $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, $5 for students/children. Updike Hall, Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 SR 60E, Lake Wales. (863) 676-8426 or www.lakewalesartscouncil.org.
Apr 21: Children’s Festival and Picnic in the Park
Explorations V Children’s Museum in downtown Lakeland, hosts its annual Children’s Festival and Picnic in the Park on Saturday, April 21 from 10am – 3pm. The festival includes art, science, music and the debut of the new Raceways exhibit. 109 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland. (863) 687-3869 or www.explorationsv.com.
Apr 21: Lotela Gold 50′s & 60′s Show Band
Lotela Gold 50’s & 60’s Show Band Performing live at the Ramon Theater 15 E. Wall Street, Frostproof. Listen to favorites such as “Earth Angel” – Hang on Sloopy” – Midnight Hour” and many more from your memories of the past. Ramon Theater, 15 E Wall St, Frostproof. www.ramontheater.com or (863) 494-0577 or (863) 635-7222.
Apr 21: Creative Studies “Inspired by Nature”
5:00 – 7:30pm. Presenter: Reinier Munguia and Andy Quinn. Have you ever felt a sense of renewal and ecstasy through an experience in nature? Polk Museum of Art, 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland 33801. (863) 688-7743 or www.polkmuseumofart.org.
Apr 21: “A Gathering of Angels”
Theatre Winter Haven’s largest fundraiser of the year. Dinner, drinks, dancing and more at Winter Haven’s historic Ritz Theatre as we celebrate TWH. 6:00-11:30pm. Contact Theatre Winter Haven Box Office 863-294-7469 or www.theaterwinterhaven.com. Ritz Theatre, 263 W Central Ave, Winter Haven.
Apr 21: Family Fun Workshop – Paper Sculpture
Family Fun Workshop – Paper Sculpture at the Burton Memorial Library in Plant City. FREE. A program of Polk Museum of Art. April 21, 10:30am-Noon at the Burton Memorial Library, 302 W McLendon Street, Plant City, FL, United States, 33563. www.polkmuseumofart.org or (863) 688-5423.
Apr 21: “Free to Be Me” Student Art Receptions
Student Art Receptions: Free to Be Me: 3rd to 5th Grade Exhibition. FREE. Saturday, April 21, 11am & 1pm. Polk Museum of Art, 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL. Information: (863) 688-5423 or www.polkmuseumofart.org.
Through April 20: Fine Arts Show at Arts on the Park, Lakeland. 863-680-2787 or visit www.artsonthepark.org.
Through April 22: Annual Student Art Show. Lake Wales Arts Center. www.lakewalesartscouncil.org or 863-676-8426.
Through April 27: Dimensions V – “Florida’s Abundance.” Bartow Art Guild Exhibit at the Polk County Historical Museum. www.bartowartguild.com.
Through April 29: Polk County 5th Grade Kids Tag Art Exhibit. Frostproof Art League & Gallery, Frostproof. Visit www.polktaxes.com.
Through April 29: Exhibit: Student Art Competition. M-F, 10am-2pm. Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. Polk State College. Free. 863-297-1050.
Through April 29: Exhibit: Faculty Art Show. M-F, 10am-2pm. LTB 1108, Lakeland. Polk State College. Free. 863-297-1050.
Through April 30: Aviation Exhibition: A Juried Competition at Winter Haven Airport. Ridge Art Association. 863-291-5661.
Through April 30: Student Art Show. Frostproof Art League & Gallery, Frostproof. 863-635-7271.
Through May 2: Art From Found Objects: Assemblages, Collages & Montages. Free. Ridge Art Assoc. & Gallery, Winter Haven. www.ridgeart.org or 863-291-5661.
Through May 26: “Polk in the War Between the States.” Polk County Historical Museum, Bartow. Free. 863-534-4386. or www.polkcountymuseum.org.
Through May 26: From the Flat Files, a look at the previously unframed pieces of the Permanent Collection. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland. 863-688-7743 or PolkMuseumofArt.org.
Through May 31: New Vision – A Fine Art Show. Lake Wales Arts Center. www.lakewalesartscouncil.org or 863-676-8426.
Through June 23: Sketches & Steel, the sculpture of Albert Paley. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland. 863-688-7743 or PolkMuseumofArt.org.
Through June: Native American Exhibit. M-F, 9am-5pm. Sat, 10am-4pm. Historic Lake Wales Society Depot Museum. 863-676-5160.