3 TO SEE: Food and art exhibit, lush gardens and jazz quartet

Schedule your season — with suggestions from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge.


Food and art combine at exhibition in Lake Worth

Creativity among chefs is one thing, but what happens when artists take the delights of the culinary world — concepts like comfort, tradition and culture — as their muse? Knowing that people tend to eat with their eyes first, “Play with Your Food!” is the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s latest exhibition, where 21 artists have fun with their food in all media. Expect painterly realism on canvas along with masterful bronze work when the subject of food is transformed into timeless works of art.

“Play with Your Food!”: On display during gallery hours beginning Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Runs through Nov. 3. Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 561-471-2901 or www.palmbeachculture.com


Visit Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden

The lush, tropical landscapes that comprise the Mounts Botanical Garden are the perfect getaway for a fun afternoon. Take a brief walk through the recently opened “Windows on the Floating World,” a series of walkways and teaching tools that impart lessons about the importance of water conservation, or stop by the Butterfly Garden for a breathtaking view of life up-close. If peace is what you seek, look no further than these beautiful gardens!

Mounts Botanical Garden: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Info: 561-233-1757 or www.mounts.org


Jazz quartet in Delray Beach

Two rhythms from Cameroon in Africa, known as Mangambe and Bikutsi, were the inspiration for drummer Jonathan Joseph’s book, “Exercises In African-American Funk,” but Joseph is more than an author and teacher. He’s also an accomplished jazz musician who loves to share his passion for smooth funk with like-minded creatives. Joining Joseph at Arts Garage Friday night are bassist Armando Gola, pianist Martin Bejerano and saxophonist Filipe Lamaglia to perform pieces from Joseph’s “Music Minus Drums Project,” along with a selection of jazz standards rearranged to accommodate Mangambe and Bikutsi rhythms.

Jonathan Joseph Jazz Quartet: 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $35. Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Info: 561-450-6357 or www.artsgarage.org

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