Ryan White, author – Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett scuffed around New Orleans, washed out of the Nashville scene, and found refuge among the artists, shrimpers, and genuine characters at the end of the road in Key West. Music critic Ryan White describes how Buffett found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation: […]

Dirty Dancing The Classic Story on Stage

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the […]

Peter Cetera

Lakeland, FL ― An original member of the rock band Chicago before launching a successful solo career, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera is coming to the RP Funding Center on Saturday, January 6th  at 7:30 p.m. From 1967 thru 1985 Peter was the singer, songwriter, and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. […]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said “he’d never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical,” Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky […]

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage

Lakeland, FL – Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang uncover the true meaning of Christmas in A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage at the RP Funding Center on December 21 at 7 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless […]

Woodcarving

Weekly gathering of woodcarvers at MacArthur Wellness Center, Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland. Carving instruction is available and all ages are welcome. Visit one of the weekly meetings or phone Jerry Heinicke at 863-603-9536 to learn more.

Santa’s Workshop & Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

Call 863-687-3869 for information.

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala

Featuring the FSC Music Department Highly anticipated each year, the Department of Music’s Christmas Gala has become an essential music tradition for the community. This year’s edition, Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala, offers a wonder-filled array of musical favorites performed by Department of Music students, faculty, and guests, including members of FSC’s Dance […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494