Delray Beach Special Events


November 2016:

1-30- Animal Feedings - Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun 1:30pm- $5. Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1pm-  $5Stingray Feeding –Tues-Sat 2:45pm, Sun 12:30  -  $5. 561-274-7263, sandowayhouse.org

1-30- Pickleball - $3-4. Call for times. Pompey Park Community Center. 561-243-7356. Delray Beach Community Center.  561-243-7250, mydelraybeach.com

1-30- Sandoway Discovery Center Jr. Shark Biologist- Wed & Sun 3:15pm. Free. Designed as a mock shark study, students will be given the task of collecting, examining their “sharks”, recording data and tagging. Ages: 5-12+. 561-274-7263, sandowayhouse.org

1-30 – Free Classes at Greenlands – Enjoy Tai Chi, Vinyasa Flow, Kids Yoga, Mat Pilates, Meditations & Hatha Yoga.  561-921-4238, greenlandsstores.com

1-30 - Daily Computer Classes, Discussions, Book Clubs & Events at the Delray Beach Public Library - Delray Beach Public Library, 561-266-0194, delraylibrary.org

1 - Movie Night at Veteran's Park - Sunset. Mega screen outdoor movie classic movies and popcorn.  Showings will include classic time favorites in the park.  Bring your chairs, snacks and drinks for family moments.  561-243-7350

2-23– Volunteer at the 100ft. Christmas Tree Build – Mon-Fri 9am-2pm. Volunteer to help build the 100ft. Tree!  Old School Square grounds. 561-278-0424, tmazer@delraybeach.com

2- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Booksigning - 7pm. Hank Phillippi Ryan will speak and sign TSay No More- $25.99. 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

3– First Thursday Site Tours- 11am-1pm. $5. Discover the fascinating story behind the creation of Old School Square!  Tour the beautifully restored, historic school buildings which include the Cornell Museum of Art, Crest Theatre and Fieldhouse.  Tours begin in the Cornell Museum and are led by site docents.  No reservations necessary. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

3 - Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels - $60.10:30am-2pm.  Gather your girlfriends, put on your pearls, hats and heels and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of shopping for the latest fashions, with complimentary bubbly, a chance at winning something fabulous, and lunch by the bite at the Seagate Country Club! 561-266-0799, delraylibrary.org/gphh2016

3 - Silent Disco at The Fieldhouse at Old School Square - This date night or friends’ night offers a high energy performance in a silent atmosphere!  At this DJ dance party, the music is experienced through high quality, wireless headphones. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

4 - First Friday Art Walk - First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided tour held every month, from 6 - 9 p.m.  Stroll through art galleries and working studios, and meet talented, local artists. Navigate your way through the myriad styles of art in the Downtown Delray Beach Arts District: Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley. 561-243-1077, DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Events

4 - Volunteer Delray - Volunteer Delray is free event that provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to meet representatives of local nonprofit organizations, learn about volunteer opportunities and discover potential board openings. It is presented by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Council. DelrayBeach.com/VolunteerDelray

4- Old School Square Free Friday Night Concerts: Big City Dogs - 7:30pm. Classic Rock. Free Friday Concerts. Old School Square Pavilion.  561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

4– Arts Garage Presents Rusty Young of Poco  - $30-45. 8pm. Country Rock. The Grammy-nominated steel guitarist and singer is best known as one of the frontmen in the seminal country rock and Americana band, Poco. Come experience the magic when Young and Poco’s keyboardist Michael Webb, entertain audiences as an acoustic duo. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

5- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Booksigning - 5pm. DJ Niko will speak and sign The Judgment- $14.99 & Nina Romano will speak and sign In America- $17.95. 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

5 - Family Fun Day at Pompey Park“Ribs & Blues”. Community event featuring games, vendors, food and fun. 561-243-7356

5, 12, 19, 26 -Delray Beach GreenMarket –9am-2pm. The GreenMarket is an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park. delraycra.org/greenmarket

5, 12, 19, 26 - Spady Youth Cultural Empowerment Program - $50. Gary Moore will lead youth through the development of an original art piece. Each youth will complete an art project that will be included in Moore’s Art Basel Miami display in December. 561-279-8883, spadymuseum.com 

5– Arts Garage Presents Dirty Bourbob River Show with opening act Jon Stickley Trio  - $30-45. 8pm. Gypsy / Circus Jazz. With songs that range from blues to piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass, the band has earned a reputation for their multi-faceted sound and high-energy performances. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

6 - Delray Marketplace Fitness in the Park- 10am. Free fitness class. Delray Marketplace, 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

6 & 27 – Fitness in the Park at Delray Marketplace - 10am. Free fitness class.  561-865-4613,  DelrayMarket.com/events

7 - Art Talk: A Conversation with Joan Quinn -  6pm. $15. Celebrity art patron and collector, Joan Quinn will share personal stories of experiences with some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists - she has danced with Andy Warhol at a party, she has traveled with Jean-Michel Basquiat, she remains close with David Hockney.  Snapshots from Joan's photo albums will be presented as a slide show during an intimate conversation that provides a glimpse into the life of this amazing woman's career as a journalist and art advocate.  Joan and her husband Jack are still close friends with artists, both world famous and emerging.  The collection of unique portraits created in a wide-range of mediums on display in the exhibition is only part of the experience.  The back-stories told by Joan brings the art to life in a way museum signage never could.  Guests will experience the contemporary art world through Joan’s eyes, and be connected to a vibrant circle of characters. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

8- Spady Museum Presents: SHED Sessions - 8-11pm. $10. The Spady Museum launches a new live concert series in the historic home of Solomon D. Spady, putting a South Florida spin on shed sessions that are growing in popularity in Atlanta, Baltimore, New York and other major cities. The Spady House band, featuring Tovah Lovely, Ian Caven, Jimmy Copeland and Beto Rubinell, will begin a jam session and will welcome other local musicians to sit in with their instruments. Vocalists and lyricists are also encouraged to come. Musicians are free. Created in partnership with Musical Director Lovely and MC Caven, SHED SESSIONS at The Spady promises to bring an original, modern sound to The Set of Delray Beach.  561-279-8883, spadymuseum.com

9- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Womens National Book Association Monthly Meeting- 6:30pm. PI Steven K Brown will discuss his book 5 Things Women Need to Know About the Men They Date. 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

10 -The Crest Theatre at Old School Square Presents  Humpty Dumpty and the Big Book of Nursery Rhymes - 7pm. $15-25. Rose is lost in Rhyme Town.  Fortunately, Humpty knows how to get her home, but to do this, he needs the help of all your favorite nursery rhyme characters.  The audience must help Humpty and Rose collect magic to get home by meeting all the good folk of Rhyme Town including, Old King Cole, Little Bo Peep, The Grand Old Duke of York and Little Miss Muffet while singing their songs.  With colorful costumes, educational values, a full cast of professional actors and audience participation, this show travels at a thousand smiles an hour! 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

10- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Booksigning - 7pm. James Girppando will speak and sign The Penny Jumper- $19.99. 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

11- Old School Square Free Friday Night Concerts: Extasy - 7:30pm. Latin Top 40 / Pop. Free Friday Concerts. Old School Square Pavilion.  561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

11 - Veteran's Day Ceremony - Vereran's Park. Contact Delores Rangel for more information 561-243-7010 

11 - Ladies FIRST Self Defense Class - 5:30pm -8pm. Free. Spodak Dental Group, 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. This Self Defense Class is designed to prepare women of various ages, athleticism, strength, flexibility and body types to convince an attacker they have chosen the wrong victim. It is designed to save women's lives. Limited space, please RSVP to darien@spodakdental.com

11 - WLRN Radio Theater presents Notorious - 7pm. $15-25. The Arts Radio Network Theatre Project has adapted the original radio script for the stage.  Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia Huberman takes to drink and men. She is approached by a government agent (T.R. Devlin) who asks her to spy on a group of her father’s Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. A romance develops between Alicia and Devlin, but she starts to get too involved in her work. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

12- Delray Beach Surf Festival -9am -5pm. All Surfers welcome. This local surfing contest takes place on the south end of Delray Beach. 561-243-7352, facebook.com/delraybeachsurffestival

12 - Delray Beach 5th Annual Police Department vs Fire Department Softball Challenge - 10am. Free. Come out and support your local police & fire departments! Miller Park, Field #3. 

12- Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- $25. Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! spadymuseum.com 

12– Arts Garage Presents Jeff Lorber  - $30-45. 8pm. Jazz Fusion. The Grammy-nominated keyboard player has become a prominent figure in the jazz fu-sion movement, gaining an international audience for his complex harmonies and compelling rhythms.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

13– Arts Garage Presents Kat Riggins & The Blues Revival– $30-45. 7pm. Blues. The blues and soul singer has a unique style that blends blues with hip hop, pop, rock and even country music. Joined by her band, Blues Revival, Kat puts on a livley and entertaining show. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

14– Senior Expo – 9:30am-1:30pm. Free. Make your retirement years the best of your life. South County Civic Center.  754-246-2874, retirement-times.com

15 - Health Care Council Happy Hour -  5:30 – 7:30pm. Join the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Health Care Council, at Hyatt Place, 104 NE 2nd Ave., www.delraybeach.com/healtcare-council

16- YPAD Speaker Social - 5:30. Join the Young Professionals Association of Delray Beach for a social at Spodak Dental, 3911 W. Atlantic Ave., delraybeach.com/ypad

17 - WOW Me Tonight -6:30pm. $28-42. WOW ME TONIGHT (Work Out with Me Tonight) is an adult-only, interactive event that will host featured quality exhibitors that all share the mission of supporting and encouraging a fit body, healthy lifestyle, youth preservation, sexy good feeling and age reversal. The event has been created by Erin Heit, 3 Rings Marketing and will take place outside at the Old School Square Pavilion. http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/wow-me-tonight/ 

17–Artists Alley Open Studios - 6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. All of the Studios & Galleries in Artists Alley are open with all the artists present. artistsalleydelray.com
 
17 & 18 – Arts Garage Presents Paquito d’ Rivera – $30-45. 6:30 & 9:30pm. Cuban Jazz. The 14-time Grammy Winner and world-renowned jazz artist from Cuba is celebrated for his artistry in Latin jazz as well as his achievements as a classical composer. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
17 - 19 - An Olde Fashioned Holiday Art & Craft Show- Sourthern Handcraft Society's 24th Annual Juried Art & Craft Show - Thurs & Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-2pm. Free. All items are hand made right here in Florida and are one-of-a-kind works of art. We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas...along with items that are appropriate for any occasion. We also feature food and candy items along with spectacular raffle baskets. Come see us and prepare to be amazed at our local talent. Admission is free. Contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com with any questions.
 
18- Old School Square Free Friday Night Concerts: Solid Brass - 7:30pm. Classic Rock / R&B. Free Friday Concerts. Old School Square Pavilion.  561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org
 
18- The Crest Theatre at Old School Square Presents VoicePlay- 8pm. $15-25. As Seen on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and based in Orlando, Florida, VoicePlay performs their incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world.  What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation.  Fun for all ages, VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice.  The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on its head.  Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

18-20 - Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic -  Delray Beach Tennis Center. Two days of Pro-Celebrity Tennis! Join Chrissie at the Delray Beach Tennis Center for two fun-filled days of great tennis action. Each year, well-known personalities join Chrissie for fun, fast-paced, competitive matches to raise money to help at-risk families throughout Florida. 561-394-2400, chrisevert.org

18-Dec 11– Theatre at Arts Garage Presents "Cuddles" – $30-45. A teenage girl has a dark secret in this modern-day gothic thriller. The New York Times called it “…a sensational little shocker…one of the 10 best plays of the year.” 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

19- Delray Beach Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk - $10-25.   Registration 6am; Race 7:30 am. Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will benefit the “Keith Straghn Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Drive”.  Anchor Park, 561-243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com

19 - 22 - Delray Beach Open (ATPWorld Tour) Wildcard Survivor Event - Winner receives a Wildcard into the Qualifying tournament for the 2017 Delray Beach Open (ATP World Tour Event), including prize money and hospitality. Must register by Nov 16. Register: USTA.com, 561-330-6003

20- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Book Club - 3pm. The Sunday Sleuths will discuss The Fixer by Joseph Finder. murderonthebeach.com

22- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Book Club - 6:30pm. The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss The Tenth Saint by DJ Niko. murderonthebeach.com

24 - Happy Thanksgiving!

24 - Thanksgiving Day Cruises - 12pm-2pm, or 4pm-6pm. $50-60. Cruises begin boarding 30 minutes prior to departure. Spend Thanksgiving with your loved ones cruising aboard the Lady Atlantic. Reservations Required: Delray Yacht Cruises 561-243-0686

25-Old School Square Free Friday Night Concerts: Pocket Change- 7:30pm. Dance / Top 40 / Motown. Free Friday Concerts. Old School Square Pavilion.  561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

25 & 26 – Arts Garage Presents Bill Charlap Trio  – $30-45. 6:30 & 9:30pm. Jazz. The Grammy-award winning jazz pianist specializes in the music of music of Gershwin, Arlen, and Bernstein. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

26 & 27 - 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival – Free. 10am-5pm. Presented by Howard Alan Events.  NE 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue. artfestival.com

28 – Dec 3 – 58th Annual NAIA Men’s Collegiate Soccer National Championship –  $10-25. Join us at the Seacrest Soccer Complex 16-Team Single Elimination Tournament daily.  Times vary. NAIA.org

 

Exhibits:

1-December - Spady Museum Presents: African Americans in Delray -$10.  Tues-Sat 11am-4pm. Through the 1880s - 1920s, Delray Beach welcomed the people that would influence its character, design, development and future. Residents came from all walks of life and from areas around the country. Today, descendants of some of these pioneers continue to call Delray Beach home. This exhibit depicts early pioneers and their descendants and how their professions helped shape the city’s personality. This is a permanent exhibit.  561-279-8883, spadymuseum.com

1- December - Delray Beach Historical Society Presents: Fish Tales - $5. Thus - Sat, 11am - 3pm. An exploration of area fishing! The close proximity of the ocean has always been a strong part of the identity of Delray Beach. For over 100 years, fishing has been both a popular pastime, and in the early days an essential activity for food and income. For decades, our Village by the Sea has lured people from all over the world in large part because of our beautiful ocean and coastline. Swimming, shelling collecting, sun bathing and fishing have helped Delray Beach maintain its quaint charm! 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

1 - Jan 2017 – The Cornell Museum at Old School Square presents Fifteen Minutes Andy Warhol once stated that “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The Fifteen Minutes exhibition focuses on the idea of fame and different ways it can be interpreted through artwork.  This group show will feature work that expresses the idea of fame and works by artists who have become celebrities themselves. Exhibition includes contemporary works shown in galleries and museums worldwide. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  $5 suggested donation. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

1 - Jan 2017 – The Cornell Museum at Old School Square presents A Life in Portraits A Life in Portraits brings together world-renowned, contemporary, American artists, spanning five decades, who have created portraits of art patron and collector, Joan Quinn.  The exhibition includes over 50 portraits, from a collection of approximately 300, realized in all mediums by artists that Quinn has believed in and supported.  The exhibition explores the relationship between artist and subject and is a rare but fascinating look into the creative process of some of the world’s greatest American artists. Included are works by such renowned artists as Don Bachardy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Billy Al Bengston, Laddie John Dill, Robert Graham, Milton Greene, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Moses, Helmut Newton, Mel Ramos, Zandra Rhodes, Matthew Rolston, Ed Ruscha, and Alice Springs.  Also included is the famous Polaroid of Quinn by Andy Warhol transformed into a painting by Warhol’s assistant Rupert Smith. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  $5 suggested donation. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

 

December 2016:

1-31- Animal Feedings - Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun 1:30pm- $5. Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1pm- $5Stingray Feeding –Tues-Sat 2:45pm, Sun 12:30  -  $5. 561-274-7263, sandowayhouse.org

1-31- Pickleball - $3-4. Call for times. Pompey Park Community Center. 561-243-7356. Delray Beach Community Center.  561-243-7250, mydelraybeach.com

1-31- Sandoway Discovery Center Jr. Shark Biologist- Wed & Sun 3:15pm. Free. Designed as a mock shark study, students will be given the task of collecting, examining their “sharks”, recording data and tagging. Ages: 5-12+. 561-274-7263, sandowayhouse.org

1-31 - Delray Beach Historical Society presents "Christmas at Cason Cottage!" - Wed - Sat. Go back in time and experience the holidays 1920's style in our enchanting and beautifully decorated historic house museum. Thurs-Sat 11am-3pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm. $5; Kids free.  561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

1– First Thursday Site Tours- 11am-1pm. $5. Discover the fascinating story behind the creation of Old School Square!  Tour the beautifully restored, historic school buildings which include the Cornell Museum of Art, Crest Theatre and Fieldhouse.  Tours begin in the Cornell Museum and are led by site docents.  No reservations necessary. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

1-  100ft. Christmas Tree Lighting – 5-9pm. The Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. Festivities begin at 5pm. A month long celebration kicks off with Santa lighting the famous 100ft Christmas Tree at 7:15pm. Directly following the Tree Lighting Santa will be available for photos! Enjoy ice-skating, kids train ride, Putt’n Around Mini Golf, & Carousel. Event is free, activities for a nominal fee! Old School Square Park. 100ftChristmasTree.com

1, 2, 8, 15 - Murder on the Beach Bookstore Booksigning - 7pm. 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

1- 11– Theatre at Arts Garage Presents "Cuddles" – $30-45. A teenage girl has a dark secret in this modern-day gothic thriller. The New York Times called it “…a sensational little shocker…one of the 10 best plays of the year.” 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

2 - January 1st - Visit the famous Delray Beach 100ft. Christmas Tree - Walk through our magical tree daily. Activities include “ice-skating”, kids train, mini-golf & Carousel!  Details & Hours: 100ftChristmasTree.com

2-23 - Visit with Santa- Join Santa in his Key West Style house next to the 100ft. Christmas Tree. Thursday-Sunday evenings from 5-9pm & December 19-21st 5-9pm. Details: 100ftChristmasTree.com

2 - First Friday Art Walk - First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided tour held every month, from 6 - 9 p.m.  Stroll through art galleries and working studios, and meet talented, local artists. Navigate your way through the myriad styles of art in the Downtown Delray Beach Arts District: Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley. 561-243-1077, DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Events

2- Old School Square Free Friday Night Concerts: The Long Run - 7:30pm. Eagles Tribute. The last Free Friday Concert of the Fall Series. Old School Square Pavilion.  561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

2 – Arts Garage Presents Slam Allen – $30-45. 8pm. Blues, Soul & Rock. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is known as "The Soulworking" Man for his authentic high-energy soul, funk and blues performances. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

3-Carols by Candlelight- 7-8:30pm. $15. The Pavilion at Old School Square invites you to get into the holiday spirit with a new concert experience that will become a community tradition, supporting local children’s programs. Carols by Candlelight, which began in San Diego, is now making its debut in Delray Beach! Headlined by LITTLE RIVER BAND, STEPHEN BISHOP and KIM CARNES with songwriter/guitarist partner, GREG BARNHILL, Carols by Candlelight will light up the Pavilion stage with songs of the season and select hits.  The evening culminates with the lighting of 1,000 candles throughout the audience. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

3 - AVDA's 17th Annual Race for Hope -  $10-30.  7:30am.  Join AVDA at Anchor Park for the 5k & 10k. All proceeds will support AVDA's programs and services to survivors of domestic abuse and their children. runsignup.com

3-18- Delray Beach Playhouse Presents “I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change” – 2pm & 8pm. $30. This enormously successful musical comedy ran for 12 years and over 5000 performances Off-Broadway! Told in a series of fast-paced musical vignettes, I LOVE YOU! explores the difficulties of contemporary courtship by musically dramatizing "everything we have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws...but were afraid to admit!" 561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

4 - Shanghai Acrobats: Shanghai Nights at the Pavilion at Old School Square - 7pm. $15-25. The company of Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China 2016 was founded in 1959 and belongs to the artistic entities of governmental finance allocation (state-owned enterprise).  After more than 50 years’ efforts, it has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has won many awards at the acrobatic and circus competitions at home and abroad. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

4 - Empy Bowls at Old School Square Fieldhouse - Empty Bowls Delray Beach, presented by Old School Square and Old School Bakery, will benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank.  This unique event invites the public to “eat simply, so others can simply eat.”  Potters create bowls, bakers provide rustic breads, and chefs donate hearty soups. Guests will share in a simple meal of bread and soup.  Guests will receive a hand-crafted bowl as a powerful reminder of all of the empty bowls in the county! All proceeds go to the Palm Beach County Food Bank to fight hunger in our community. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Delray Beach GreenMarket –9am-2pm. The GreenMarket is an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park. delraycra.org/greenmarket

3, 10, 17, 24 - Spady Youth Cultural Empowerment Program - $50. Gary Moore will lead youth through the development of an original art piece. Each youth will complete an art project that will be included in Moore’s Art Basel Miami display in December. 561-279-8883, spadymuseum.com 

4- Old School Square Presents Shanghai Acrobats - 7pm. $25. The company of Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China 2016 was founded in 1959 and belongs to the artistic entities of governmental finance allocation (state-owned enterprise).  After more than 50 years’ efforts, it has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has won many awards at the acrobatic and circus competitions at home and abroad. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

4 - Delray Marketplace Fitness in the Park- 10am. Free fitness class. Delray Marketplace, 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

5 - Old School Square Presents Beyond Art Basel - 7pm. $5. The Cornell Art Museum will host an Art Basel celebration on the Monday night after the fairs close so that artists participating can come after the festivities in Miami are over, and the public can mingle with artists and gallerists who are in town for Basel season. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

6 - Delray Beach: Season’s Greetings From The White House - 2pm. $25. The winter Holiday Season has been celebrated by each president in his own unique way. Calvin Coolidge said it well. The holidays are "not a time or a season...but a state of mind". During the Great Depression, Hoover shopped at the "five and ten" for gifts for his family, FDR shared his holidays with Churchill planning a strategy for war, and Truman presented friends with an embellished scroll of his D-Day Proclamation. This lecture presentation will reveal some of the fascinating stories behind these holiday traditions, many of which are both heart-warming and surprising. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

6 - Movie Night at Veteran's Park - Sunset. Mega screen outdoor movie featuring Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and popcorn. Bring your chairs, snacks and drinks for family moments.  561-243-7350

7- The Crest Theatre at Old School Square Presents American Big Band - Home for the Holidays- 2pm & 7pm. $32-42. The highly acclaimed touring show, American Big Band is back with an all new Christmas production, Home for the Holidays!  Experience this amazing 11-piece Big Band along with six outstanding singers and dancers, who will fill the stage with majestic and lush arrangements of Christmas favorites. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

7- Delray Beach Playhouse Presents “Imagine:THE LIFE AND SONG OF JOHN LENNON, NISON’S PARIAH, THE LEFT’S MESSIAH – 2pm. John Lennon, a troubled musical prodigy from working class Liverpool, England, rode the dizzying ascension of the Beatles to international stardom, and became one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of the 20th-century. Along the way, Lennon experienced a transformation from a bullying boyfriend and intractable “teddy boy,” (qualities related to insecurities stemming from a tenuous childhood), to a more emotionally mature adult – changes often visible in his song lyrics. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

9 – Holiday Boat Parade – Hosted by the Boynton Beach CRA. Boats will line up at the Lantana Bridge near Old Key Lime House and motor south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the C-15 canal in Delray http://catchboynton.com/whats-happening/holiday-boat-parade

9- Delray Beach Playhouse Presents “Meet Me At The Boys – 2pm. Making your way through The Boys with a shopping cart has all the excitement of riding the bumper cars in Coney Island!  The aisles are stacked with temptation, and if you're looking for a specific herb you’re sure to find it there. Betty, though, is not parked in produce: she’s looking for a really specific Herb- the man she backed into by mistake in the bakery! One word of advice: Be prepared to wait in line, be patient...and more importantly, park in the back! 561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

10- Pet Photos with Santa – 10am-12pm - Visit with Santa in his Key West style house at the 100ft. Christmas Tree with your pet!  100ftChristmasTree.com

10- Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- $25. Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! spadymuseum.com

10 - Morikami Family Fun: Origami - 12-3pm. Free with paid admission. Make a fun daruma origami to celebrate the coming New Year. In Japan, daruma are seen as a symbol of good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement. 561-495-0233, morikami.org

10 - Delray Beach Holiday Parade - 6:00pm –  A Rock 'n' Roll Holiday! Beginning east of the Intracoastal and continuing west to the Fire Dept! Through a special connection to the North Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their Fire Truck. 561-243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com

10 – Arts Garage Presents Cheryl Fisher Sextet  – $30-45. 9pm. Jazz. The award winning Jazz vocalist and her talented sextet features renowned saxophonist and woodwind artist, Eric Allison. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

11- The Crest Theatre at Old School Square Presents Will & Anthony: Showstoppers - 7pm. $42-52. Recording artists, actors and concert performers Will & Anthony Nunziata have packed houses and won acclaim for their performances throughout the country and around the world.  Will & Anthony are the classically-trained, twin brother tenors who have trained extensively in improvisational comedy with the famed Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City.  Combining their magnificent tenor voices, brotherly banter and comedic flair, while offering fresh interpretations of timeless Broadway classics and American pop standards, they make Showstoppers  a memorable experience.  The show will feature some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage including “The Impossible Dream,” “Just in Time,” “Being Alive,” “Somewhere,” “Lily’s Eyes” and their signature mash-ups of songs including “Who Can I Turn To/What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Some Enchanted Evening/This Nearly Was Mine.” 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

12-15, 19-22- Delray Beach Playhouse Presents “There's No Business Like Show Business” – 2pm & 8pm. $30. It is generally agreed that Irving Berlin is America’s greatest songwriter. George Gershwin called him “the greatest song writer that has ever lived!” And when asked about Berlin’s “place” in American music, Jerome Kern famously replied, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He IS American music!” Because he wrote both for Broadway and Hollywood for over fifty years, it’s impossible to honor his contribution to American music in a single program. So our first program on Irving Berlin will focus on his Broadway career which began in 1908. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

12-13- Santa's Calling - Santa and his helpers (Mrs. Claus and Elves) will be calling directly from the North Pole to surprise your children ages3-9. Pre-registration required with questionnaire. 561-243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com

14- The Crest Theatre at Old School Square Presents Doktor Kaboom! – Look Out! Science is Coming! 7pm. $15-25. The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences.  Appropriate for children in grades 4-8.  Topics include safety, pressure and force, simple machines, velocity, application of science to everyday life, the scientific method (hypothesis and experimentation), multiple-experimentation, constant discovery of new information and data and more! 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

15- Blue Suede Christmas at the Pavilion at Old School Square 8pm. $5 donation. Scot Bruce stars in this riveting and ROCKIN’ holiday “Elvis” tribute concert, which features the wonderful Christmas songs recorded by Elvis Presley such as, ‘Santa Bring My Baby Back,’ ‘Blue Christmas’, ...and more!  This show is guaranteed to have you ALL SHOOK UP! 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

15- Carols and Cocktails in the Garden at the Sandoway House - 6-9pm. $40. Come mix & mingle with friends at the Sandoway House while spreading holiday cheer! Enjoy cocktails and lite bites at the Sandoway House covered in lights with live musical entertainment.  sandowayhouse.org

16 –Artists Alley Open Studios - 6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. All of the Studios & Galleries in Artists Alley are open with all the artists present. artistsalleydelray.com

16-18- The Crest Theatre at Old School Square Presents AVENUE Q $42-52. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.  AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.  He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood.  Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

16 – Arts Garage Presents Tito Puente Jr. – $30-45. 8pm. Latin Jazz. The son of the Mambo King returns for a high-voltage performance, nurturing the legacy of his renowned father561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

17- Delray Beach Jingle Bell Jog - 7:30am. $35. The event is open to both runners and walkers; adults and children.  No matter how fast or slow you finish, you are guaranteed a Santa Suit and a medal when you cross the Finish Line! Anchor Park.  jinglebelljog.net

17– Screen on the Green – 6:30pm.  Woo Creative presents an outdoor double feature movie at Old School Square Park!  Bring a toy donation! 100ftChristmasTree.com

17 & 18– Arts Garage Presents Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio – $30-45. Jazz. Named the “Organ Keyboardist of the Year” five times by the Jazz Journalist Association, the jazz legend is an organ virtuoso and a true musical genius.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

18- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Book Club - 3pm. The Sunday Sleuths. murderonthebeach.com

20- Murder on the Beach Bookstore Book Club - 6:30pm. The Tuesday Murder Clubmurderonthebeach.com

20 - Cookie Cruise with Santa -  5:30pm$20. Ahoy! Join Santa for a once in a lifetime opportunity to cruise with him on the Intracoastal.  Families will enjoy this unique opportunity to spend time with the Jolly Old Elf on board the Lady Atlantic. $20, children under 2 free. Please arrive by 5pm. Price includes visit with Santa, cookies and milk or hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and a craft activity.  Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Delray Yacht Cruises - 561-243-0686

22 & 23 - The Crest Theatre at Old School Square Presents Steve Solomon’s Home for the Holidays - $36-46. From the star and creator of one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in history: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy, we bring you:  My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays… the Therapy Continues!  Steve’s back with more wild and hilarious stories and characterizations about his family, friends and the other folks we meet whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy in the first place.  We all get to attend holiday dinner at Grandma’s where, if you’re under 55, you’re allowed to sit at the children’s table; 35 over-fed people and one toilet!  It’s another laugh filled evening of family chaos from the award-winning writer and comedian, Steve Solomon. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

20-31 - Morikami Family Fun: Origami - 10am-5pm. Free with paid admission. The New Year is a special holiday in Japan and one of the most celebrated. Sending a nengajo (New Year’s card) is a very popular custom. Join us throughout the holiday season to create your own nengajo to share with your loved ones. 561-495-0233, morikami.org

24 - Menorah Lighting-  Lighting of the Menorah at Old School Square front lawn. Sundown. 561-243-7000, mydelraybeach.com

26- Old School Square Presents The State Ballet Theatre of Russia – The Tchaikovsky Christmas Spectacular - 7:30pm. $30. Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents selections from two of the greatest classical ballets of all time.  This production is set to the music of Tchaikovsky and features 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars.  The Palm Beach Daily News called it “Effortless precision.” The Pavilion at Old School Square. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

31- Delray Beach Playhouse New Year's Eve Celebration: "Happy Days Are Here Again!”– 2pm & 8pm. $50-75. How Hollywood Kept America Singing During the Great Depression! A Special Musical Memory Hosted by Randolph DelLago.  561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

31 - Delray Beach New Year's Eve Celebration- 5-9pm. Free. DJ At The Old School Square Pavilion, Food Trucks, Celebration Crowns, Craft Activities, Resolution Wall, Gaming Tent, Vintage Game Room, Photo Booth, Face Painters,  Mobile PD Unit, Outdoor Games: Cornhole, Jenga, Connect Four. Ice-Skating, Carousel, Kid's Train & Mini-Golf for a nominal fee. Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic at 4pm.  100ftChristmasTree.com

 

Exhibits:

1-December 31 - Spady Museum Presents: African Americans in Delray -$10.  Tues-Sat 11am-4pm. Through the 1880s - 1920s, Delray Beach welcomed the people that would influence its character, design, development and future. Residents came from all walks of life and from areas around the country. Today, descendants of some of these pioneers continue to call Delray Beach home. This exhibit depicts early pioneers and their descendants and how their professions helped shape the city’s personality. This is a permanent exhibit.  561-279-8883, spadymuseum.com

1- December 31 - Delray Beach Historical Society Presents: Fish Tales - $5. Thus - Sat, 11am - 3pm. An exploration of area fishing! The close proximity of the ocean has always been a strong part of the identity of Delray Beach. For over 100 years, fishing has been both a popular pastime, and in the early days an essential activity for food and income. For decades, our Village by the Sea has lured people from all over the world in large part because of our beautiful ocean and coastline. Swimming, shelling collecting, sun bathing and fishing have helped Delray Beach maintain its quaint charm! 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

1 - Jan 2017 – The Cornell Museum at Old School Square presents Fifteen Minutes Andy Warhol once stated that “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The Fifteen Minutes exhibition focuses on the idea of fame and different ways it can be interpreted through artwork.  This group show will feature work that expresses the idea of fame and works by artists who have become celebrities themselves. Exhibition includes contemporary works shown in galleries and museums worldwide. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  $5 suggested donation. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

1 - Jan 2017 – The Cornell Museum at Old School Square presents A Life in Portraits A Life in Portraits brings together world-renowned, contemporary, American artists, spanning five decades, who have created portraits of art patron and collector, Joan Quinn.  The exhibition includes over 50 portraits, from a collection of approximately 300, realized in all mediums by artists that Quinn has believed in and supported.  The exhibition explores the relationship between artist and subject and is a rare but fascinating look into the creative process of some of the world’s greatest American artists. Included are works by such renowned artists as Don Bachardy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Billy Al Bengston, Laddie John Dill, Robert Graham, Milton Greene, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Moses, Helmut Newton, Mel Ramos, Zandra Rhodes, Matthew Rolston, Ed Ruscha, and Alice Springs.  Also included is the famous Polaroid of Quinn by Andy Warhol transformed into a painting by Warhol’s assistant Rupert Smith. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  $5 suggested donation. 561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org

 

January 2017:

5- Silent Disco at The Fieldhouse at Old School Square - This date night or friends’ night offers a high energy performance in a silent atmosphere!  At this DJ dance party, the music is experienced through high quality, wireless headphones. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

19- Ballets with a Twist - Cocktail Hour: The Show at the Fieldhouse at Old School Square 8pm. $38. From Lincoln Center to Delray Beach, New York City’s Ballets with a Twist is reinventing the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment.  With its original mix of charismatic choreography by Marilyn Klaus, intoxicating music by Stephen Gaboury and exquisite costume design by Catherine Zehr, the company stirs new life into every venue it visits.  Their acclaimed, signature show, Cocktail Hour, harkens back to a time when entertainment was an engaging, vibrant social experience.  Inspired by the likes of Busby Berkeley and Lucille Ball and infused with the exotic flavor of legendary Hollywood haunts Trader Vic's and Coconut Grove, this pop-infused production brings timeless American spirits to life, launching the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more off the menu and onto the stage561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

All dates, times and events are subject to change without notice.

If you would like your event listed on this calendar, please e-mail Tiffany Mazer at tmazer@delraybeach.com!

This Document is produced by The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, Inc., a partnership between the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Delray Beach.  For more information about the Cooperative, call (561) 279-1380 ext. 108 or visit www.visitdelraybeach.org

 

 

 

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