3 TO SEE: Save the Panther 5K, chamber music, Art After Dark

Join the Palm Beach Zoo’s annual Save the Panther 5K race Saturday morning. Contributed

It’s almost the weekend—time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas - one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council.

FREE

An evening of environmental awareness and art

No one person can save the world, but we can all do something for the greater good! Start 2018 on the right track by learning a bit more about going “green” by attending tonight’s Art After Dark event at the Norton Museum of Art. West Palm Beach’s Office of Sustainability program coordinators will be speaking on “How To Live Greener,” artist Justin Brice Guariglia will talk about his “Earth Works” exhibition on display, in addition to a performance from local band Public Sounds Collective. Don’t miss what’s bound to be an exciting evening of conversation and art!

Art After Dark: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-832-5196 or www.norton.org

DEAL

Run for the panther

Ready to lose those extra holiday pounds? Make good on that new year’s resolution to get in shape and support a worthwhile cause all at once this Saturday in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Zoo will be hosting its annual Save the Panther 5K race this Saturday morning with all proceeds benefitting the zoo’s relationship with Florida Wildlife Corridor, which helps protect Florida panthers. Sign up early to save some extra cash and make it a race to remember!

Save the Panther 5K: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday. Adults $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Children 17 and under $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-547-9453 or www.palmbeachzoo.org

SPLURGE

Chamber music at Whitehall

As a classical music fan, what could be better than hearing the sound of strings amid the Gilded Age surroundings of Henry Flagler’s Whitehall? This Tuesday, the award-winning and Julliard School trained Tesla Quartet opens the 2018 Flagler Museum Music Series with pieces by Beethoven and Bartók. Guests can enjoy a champagne and dessert reception with the musicians following the performance, so it’s a perfect choice for the first date night of the new year!

Tesla Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $70. Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Info: 561-655-2833 or www.flaglermuseum.us

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