“QUEST: PIERRE AND CATHY DUTERTRE”
For the past decade, Pierre and Cathy Dutertre have created compelling artwork as a photographic duo, integrating their individual and collective experiences into a thought-provoking and moving body of work that forms the centerpiece of this exhibition. On view through March 28 at the Polk Museum of Art. Schedule visit online at PolkMuseumofArt.org/Quest
LIVE MUSIC & BEER
Most weekends throughout the month at Swan Brewing in downtown Lakeland. Watch their FB page for show updates. Food trucks will be serving up delicious food that goes perfectly with your favorite brew from Swan. Sit outside in the covered patio area with a beautiful view of the lake.
March 3, 7am at Sun ‘n Fun. Hear from local leaders about the impact COVID has had on tourism in Central Florida and what’s next for our county. The event will be in the Skylight Hangar to allow for social distancing, masks are required, breakfast by Frescos. Must register in advance at secure.qgiv.com/for/maybre
FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
March 4 - 14 at the Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds in Plant City. Enjoy 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food, exhibits, displays, contests, competitions, and fun for the whole family. 10am-10pm, more info at flstrawberryfestival.com
DANIELA SOLEDADE & NATE NAJAR FROM BRAZIL WITH LOVE
March 12, 7pm at Bok Tower Gardens. Experience a bossa nova experience for all ages. Enjoy the lush vocals of Daniela Soledade and the masterful guitar stylings of Nate Najar. The CenterState Bank Concerts Under the Stars series is a co-production of Lake Wales Arts Council and Bok Tower Gardens. $36 members/$40 non-members, and $48 day of the concert more info online. boktowergardens.org
March 13, 8am-3pm at Lake Crago Park in Lakeland. The Lakeland Rotary Club’s 18th Annual “Spring Obsession” with plants galore, music, BBQ, children’s tent, outdoor decor, prize drawings! This is the 18th year for this family-friendly event. www.springobsesson.org
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
March 17. “May the winds of fortune sail you, May you sail a gentle sea. May it always be the other guy who says, ‘this drink’s on me.’” Don’t drink and drive, be safe my friends, celebrate wisely.
March 18, 10am-noon hear “Green Eggs and Ham” at the Medulla Resource Center. This is a new program from Polk County Parks & Recreation designed to promote family literacy, among families with kids up to 6-years old. Hands-on activities will follow the readings and snacks will be provided to celebrate the theme of each children’s book. For more information, please call 863-647-4035.
CENTRAL PARK ART FESTIVAL
March 20 from 10am-5pm and March 21 from 10am-4pm in Central Park in downtown Winter Haven. Presented by Ridge Art Association and Victor Smith Law Group. Visit Winter Haven for a large collection of fine art and fine crafts, music, food, and even children’s hands-on art by Polk State College. Ridgeart.org
SPRING BREAK ART CAMP
March 22-26 at the Polk Museum of Art for kids ages 7-13. Camp classes provide the freedom of exploration through creativity, process, medium, and technique. Max capacity for classes is 15 students. All classes are taught by certified art teachers and/or art professionals. Must register in advance. 863-688-7743 polkmuseumofart.org/springcamp