Vital Spark North

January 16 at 7:30 pm. Sandy’s MusicGirl Scholarship Benefit Concert with “Vital Spark North.” Gary Schmidt, pianist and composer, and Erika Lawlor Schmidt, cellist and choreographer, present an eclectic multidisciplinary performance for piano, cello, dance and film. $15 Arts Council members, $20 non-members, $5 students.





Always a Bridesmaid

Performance Dates: January 15 – 31, 2016 (special performance Jan. 28) Another fabulous Jones Hope Wooten southern-fried comedy! In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern […]





David Leathers, Jr

On January 14, the Campus Concert Series features David Leathers, Jr. in a free concert from 12:30-1:45 pm in the Polk State Lakeland Student Center. Leathers is an R&B singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, NC, and a two-time American Idol contestant from Season 11 and 12.





David Leathers, Jr.

On January 14, the Campus Concert Series features David Leathers, Jr. in a free concert from 10:00-10:45 am in the Polk State Winter Haven Student Center. Leathers is an R&B singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, NC, and a two-time American Idol contestant from Season 11 and 12.





David Leathers, Jr

On January 13, the Downtown Concert Series features David Leathers, Jr. in a free concert from 12:30-1:45 pm. Leathers is an R&B singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, NC, and a two-time American Idol contestant from Season 11 and 12.





Voices of the People: Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”

Polk State’s Voices of the People continues this month with a performance of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” a hauntingly beautiful piece of music composed during the Holocaust. French-born Olivier Messiaen composed his “Quartet for the End of Time” in 1941, while being held at a German prisoner-of-war camp, according to World ORT’s […]





Apr 18: Polk State’s Voices of the People presents Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”

Polk State’s Voices of the People continues in April with a performance of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” a hauntingly beautiful piece of music composed during the Holocaust. French-born Olivier Messiaen composed his “Quartet for the End of Time” in 1941, while being held at a German prisoner-of-war camp, according to World ORT’s Holocaust […]





Squabbles

Squabbles

March 13-29, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry’s curmudgeon of a father-in-law. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated […]





Founder’s Day Weekend

Bok Tower Door

Visitors are offered a rare opportunity to pass through the historic iron Yellin gates, cross the moat, and take a closer look at the Tower’s Great Brass Door. Carillonneur Geert D’hollander performs special concerts at 1pm and 3pm, during which time the moat will close.





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