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November 23, 2014

Annual Events


November:

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potters wheel. Beginning, intermediate and Advanced. Please call for more information. 561- 862-9222

1-30  - Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-30 – Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org
 
1-30 - Pickleball - $5- Delray Beach Community Center 561-243-7250. Call for times - Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9-1 p.m.  Pompey Park Community Center 561-243-7356- 8:30-11:15 a.m.  Daily. Fri. 6-8:30 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m.  www.mydelraybeach.com
 
3-28 - Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree from Delray Marketplace -  Start the holiday season in fashion!  Each Friday during the month of November, Delray Marketplace will select a $1,000 shopping spree winner to announce on Facebook.  Visit delraymarket.com to register! Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, www.DelrayMarket.com
 
7-30 -Arts Garage Presents The How and the Why - 8pm $30-45. Wed-Fri 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm. Theatre. From the writer/producer of television hits like House of Cards and In Treatment comes this smart and compelling new play about science, family and survival of the fittest. Two women meet for the first time on the eve of a national conference. Both are brilliant evolutionary biologists who share a zeal for science and a bold, contrarian approach to their male-dominated field—As mysteries unfold about their relationship, the two scientists clash over differing views on evolution, feminism and generational divides in modern America. Arts Garage, $25-35.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
12-Dec14 "PIAF" - Pam Gems extraordinary Broadway musical vividly captures the glamour & squalor, the rise & fall of the complex, fragile, and enigmatic performer Edith Piaf, who continues to be remembered and revered for her exceptional voice and extraordinary life. Reduced-Price Previews November 7th - 9th  $32.50. OFFICIAL RUN OF SHOW - November 12th - December 14th   $37.50. Generous Group Discounts offered for 10+ or 20+. All season performances Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Delray Square Arts,4809 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33445. 561-880-0319, delraysquarearts.com
 
13- Delray Marketplace Music Fest - 6-8pm. The Fusion Band -South Florida’s Premiere Show & Dance Band. Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com
 
13- Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club:Tom McTiernan - 8 pm; Vintage Gym; tickets $20 - Tom McTiernan is one the East Coasts' best and cleanest comedians.  He has appeared at clubs in New York City and Los Angeles including Comic Strip Live, The Gotham Comedy Club, and The World Famous Improv.  On television, Tom has appeared on Comedy Central and The Metro Channel. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org
 
13 - Chamber of Commerce Contacts & Cocktails -5:15pm-7:00pm at Colony Hotel Cabana Club, oceanside! $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, you'll enjoy cocktails, conversations and culinary delights.  Non-members are invited to join in as well at $20 per person. 561-278-0424, patty@delraybeach.com
 
13, 14,15 - Rumpelstiltskin - Performed with marionettes at the Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE 2nd Ave.  Weekdays at 10:30am; Saturdays at 2:00pm.  $6.50. 561-243-4330, www.puppetcenter.org

13, 20 Sumi-e Ink Painting: Floral - 4-week session: Thursdays1:30pm – 3:30pm. $60 (members $55; advance registration required). Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo. Required materials: May be purchased at the Museum Store and are listed on www.morikami.org. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

13, 20 - Sumi-e Ink Painting: Landscape - 4-week session: Thursdays10:30am – 12:30pm. $60 (members $55; advance registration required). Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo. Required materials: May be purchased at the Museum Store and are listed on www.morikami.org. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

13 - Ride and Remember Historic Trolley Tour - 10am-Noon. A journey through the City of Delray Beach's five historic districts.  $20 per person. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 561.279.8883, spadymuseum.com 

14 & 21 Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School- 1-3pm. 4-week session$70 (members $60; advance registration required)plus Flower fee: $35 (members $30) payable to instructor (cash or check only). Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. The Ikenobo school is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 - Sunset Cruise - 6-8pm. Tickets are $24 per person. Delray Yacht Cruises,   561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com
 
14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 - Fri & Sat Dinner Cruise  6-8pm Tickets are $42 per person. Delray Yacht Cruises,   561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com

14 - Volunteer Delray - 5-7pm. This year marks the 3rd Annual Volunteer Delray event which will take place Friday, November 14th from 5:00 – 7:00pm, prior to one of the Free Friday night concert Series at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  This event is FREE to the public and provides the perfect opportunity for our own citizens to meet local nonprofits, learn about volunteer opportunities and discover potential Board of Director openings.  The Expo format allows attendees to really match their personality, their time and availability, as well as their passion for a cause and to be a proponent of a nonprofit who is looking for volunteers. For more information call Lynn Van Lenten 561-278-0424, lynn@delraybeach.com

14 - Odyssey Road (Journey Covers)  - 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org

14 - Senior Field Trip - 9am-5pm.Hardrock Casino-get in the game and then have some lunch.  The bus leaves at 9am from Veterans Park and returns by 5pm.  Fee includes transportation and lunch. $10. Ages 50 and up,Contact Veterans Park, 243-7350
 
14- Book Signing - 7pm. Randy Rawls will speak and sign The Runaway $10.99 and Down by the River $12.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com
 
14 - Burgundy Wine Tasting 6 – 8pm. A unique opportunity to taste a variety of white and red wines from Burgundy France. $25/pp, with advance RSVP. 900 E. Atlantic Ave #3. The Wine Wave to RSVP please call 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail.com
 
15- Green Market –9am-2pm- The GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park on NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Started in 1996 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Delray GreenMarket has become one of the most popular and charming aspects of the “season” in Delray Beach. At the GreenMarket you’ll find more than 65 vendors featuring Palm Beach County farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare along with live musical entertainment each week. Relocating today to SE/NE 4th Avenue. - delraycra.org/greenmarket
 
15 - 2nd Annual Delray Surf Festival -10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All Surfers welcome to compete for the Delray trophy! This local surfing contest takes place on the south end of Delray Beach. Contact: James Scala 561-243-7352, www.facebook.com/delraysurffestival
 
15 - Bow Wow & Meow -2-5pm. Enjoy drinks and appetizers from Burt & Max’s, live entertainment, raffles & prizes, on-site pet adoptions plus meet the “ice queen.”  Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  Children under the age of 12 are free. Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, www.DelrayMarket.com
 
15 -Arts Garage Presents Allan Harris Quartet - 8pm $25-45. Jazz. Allan Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan’s smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily crosses genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Arts Garage, $25-35.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
15 - Demonstrations of Sado: The Way of Tea - Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Cost: $5 with paid museum admission. Observe Japanese sado, “the way of tea,” an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. The true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet can bring a calm perspective into a busy life. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org
 
15, 20, 22, 29 -Savor Our City Culinary Tours – Time varies by date. 3 hour historical walking food tours in Delray Beach. Includes signature tastings from 5-7 stops. $65, reservations required.  800-979-3370, savorourcity.com
 
15, 22, & 29 - The Writer’s Studio - 10am. Every Saturday morning Contact Howard Gleichenhaus  561-638-7251. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, 561-266-0798,  www.delraylibrary.org
 
16, 23, 30 Sunday Brunch Cruise -10:30am-12:45pm. Tickets are $46 per person. Delray Yacht Cruises,   561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com
 
16 - Book Club -3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths book club will discuss Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen $9.99.  Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com
 
16Sado Tea Ceremony Class - Individual appointments begin at 10:15am. Cost: $55 (members $50; advance registration required). Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is a prerequisite for this class. To register, please call 561-495-0233 x210. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org
 
16 -Arts Garage Presents Tracy Grammer - 8pm $25-35. Folk. Tracy Grammer rose to acclaim half of the “post-modern, mythic American Folk duo” Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer is also a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Carter's reclusive accompanist. Arts Garage, $25-35.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
17, 24 - Empowerment Zone 1-4:30pm. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, 561-266-0798,  www.delraylibrary.org
 
18, 25 - Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School. 1pm – 3pm. $52.50 (members $45; advance registration required) Flower fee: $45 payable to instructor, Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. The Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org
 
18 - YPAD Saltwater Social -Young Professionals Association of Delray (YPAD) Social – 5:30 – 7:30pm, Social and Tour at SaltWater Brewery, 561-278-0424, delraybeach.com/ypad
 
18- Music and Art in the Park- 6-8pm-Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a night of interactive music and hands-on art. Musicians of all ages are welcome to bring an instrument and join the open "jam session" style music. For the artists among us, easels and art supplies will be set up and open to anyone wanting to explore their inner creativity in an non-instructional play environment.  Join in or just sit and listen, everyone is welcome! Veterans Park Recreation Center. For more information please contact Abby Murrell, 561- 243-7350, murrell@mydelraybeach.com
 
19 - L2: Learn - Lead™ Broadcast - 9-1pm. Featuring Leadership Expert John C. Maxwell-Leaders are always looking for opportunities to learn, but every leader has little time to spare. L2: Learn – Lead is the new simulcast event designed to breathe new life into leadership through world-class speakers – in a convenient, half-day format. Broadcast taking place at Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre 51 N. Swinton Aven.561-880-0320,  www.apexempowerment.com
 
19- Book Signing - 7pm. Joe Clifford will speak and sign Lamentation $25.95 Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com
 
20- Delray Marketplace Music Fest - 6-8pm. Big City Dogs Band - Classic Rock & Blues. Delray Marketplace- 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com
 
20 - Steel Drum Cruise - 6-8pm. Tickets are $25 per person and include our 2-hour sunset cruise with live entertainment. Delray Yacht Cruises,   561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com

20- Artists Alley Open Studios -  6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks.  artistsalleydelray.com

20-22 - Art and Craft Show by the Southern Handcraft Society - Thurs & Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-2pm. Our 22nd annual juried art and craft show will again be held at the Vintage Gymnasium at Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square). Come see our spectacular, hand-made items.  All craft items are one-of-a-kind and all made right here in Florida. Be prepared to be amazed. Free admission. Contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com

21-23 - Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic - Hosted at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and the celebrated Boca Raton Resort & Club, this multi-day event features two days of Pro-Celebrity Tennis, the Classic Cocktail Party, Tennis with Chrissie and Friends at the Pro-Am and the Pro-Celebrity Gala, an elegant, first-class evening of entertainment, dining and dancing. Don’t forget about the exciting live auction at the Gala with exceptional, one-of-kind items that you will have to see to believe! 561-394-2400, chrisevert.org
 
21 - The Arts Arena Gallery presents guest artists Ray Cooper and Teri Tunder. 6-8:30pm. Please join us at The Arts Arena Gallery, 777 East Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL to meet the artists. 561-274-7005, theartsarenagallery.com
 
21 - BEST BITE ON THE AVE- For the third year in a row, 10 local restaurants will compete for the coveted title of Best Bite on the Ave by offering free samples from their menu. Attendees will select the winner by dropping a special token in their favorite restaurant’s fish bowl. Attendees will receive their first token (along with five free raffle tickets) upon paying the $5 admission charge, and will receive another token every time he/she buys a drink (alcoholic or not) at the Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel Tiki Bar. At the end of the evening, the restaurant with the most tokens will be declared Best Bite on the Ave winner for 2014. Previous winners include Tryst Gastropub in 2013 and Prime Delray in 2012. This year’s final THIRD THURSDAY FUN-RAISER will benefit two patriotic nonprofit organizations: the HOW Foundation of South Florida and Project Holiday, which supports local families who have loved ones serving in the armed forces around the world. For more information please contact Crane's BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar at 561.278.1700 or visit the website at www.cranesbeachhouse.com
 
21 - JAY BLUES BAND (Blues) - 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org
 
21- Book Signing - 7pm. Philip Margolin will speak and sign Woman with a Gun $26.99 Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com
 
21-23 - Atlantic City Boys- Four dynamic, lead singers perform 1960’s-style rock & roll harmonies in a fully produced stage show with live band. Popular music from The Drifters, The Beach Boys and, of course, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will make it impossible not to be dancing in your seat! If you liked Jersey Boys, then you will LOVE the incredible Atlantic City Boys!  Crest Theatre at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. 561-243-7922x1, delrayarts.org
 
22 - Delray Beach Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk - Registration 6 am; Race 7:30 am. Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will benefit the “Keith Straghn Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Drive”.Anchor Park, 340 S. Ocean Blvd. Contact Danielle Beardsley at 243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com
 
22 - Help a Neighbor Makeover Project (Paint-a-thon) - Habitat for Humanity of SPBC. Delray Beach. We will help paint at least 25 homes for low income, veterans, and persons with disabilities in Delray Beach (NW/SW from Linton to Atlantic areas 95 to Federal Hwy). Cost is 1,000 per home. Apply online or contact ANA Neira or Courtney Barnes 561-819-6070, www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org
 
22 -Arts Garage Presents Ignacio Berroa Quartet  - 8pm $25-35. Jazz. AIgnacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our time. Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as “the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro-Cuban music as well as jazz…”. Arts Garage, $25-35.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
22 & Dec 6 - Introductory Japanese Language Intensive Workshop I -2-day workshop: 1-5pm. $80 (advance registration required). Introduction to Japanese language covering the basics and lessons 1 and 2 of Japanese for Busy People I. Required materials: Japanese for Busy People I (revised 3rd edition, kana version). Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org
 
24 - FREE Turkey Give-a-way - 6pm until the turkeys run out!. Join us for our annual turkey give-a-way. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE, *ONE turkey per address/household* Driver’s License must be provided upon receiving a turkey. “505” Teen Center, 505 SE 5th Ave. Contact -Danielle Pearson or Tony Chin, 243-7158
 
25 - Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Luncheon -11:30am-1pm -Please join us for the Delray Beach Chamber's Annual Legislative Luncheon. The luncheon includes a panel discussion and Q & A session with members of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation. Find out firsthand the latest legislative updates and news that may affect your business! The cost is $25 per Chamber member or $180 for a table of 8. Future Chamber members are $35. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. This program is always completely full, please get your reservations in right away! Lunch will be held at Bethesda Hospital East at 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd in Boynton Beach, in the Clayton Conference Center. Contact the Chamber for tickets and more information: 561-278-0424, delraybeach.com
 
25, 26, 28, 29 - Gobbling Good Time -"Uncle Willy"s unique blend of puppets, ventriloquism, magic, music, comedy, and audience participation. Weekdays at 10:30am; Saturday at 2:00pm. $6.50. 561-243-4330, www.puppetcenter.org
 
26 - Multi-Cultural Feast - 6pm. Join us for a cuisine from multiple cultures to celebrate the diversity of America. Members free ($2 guest pass fee)“505” Teen Center, 505 SE 5th Ave. Contact Tony Chin, Fred Self, Rohan Sutherland 243-7158
 
28 - GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org
 
28 - Kwanzaa Celebration - 4pm-7pm. Based on the year-end harvest festivals that have taken place throughout Africa for thousands of years, Kwanzaa was created and is celebrated in the black communities of the United States and is designed to honor the values of ancient African cultures and inspire African-Americans who were working for progress. Guests are invited to bring and share their personal harvest so that someone else may benefit from their gifts. Free. Spady Museum 561.279.8883, spadymuseum.com
 

29 -30 -15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival - 10am - 5pm. 4th Ave & Atlantic Ave in Downtown Delray Beach, FL. Presented by Howard Alan Events. FREE to the Public. Location: NE/SE 4th Avenue off of E. Atlantic Ave. contact Vendor info: 561-746-6615. Parking: 561-243-1077 or visit www.downtowndelarybeach.com/parking

29 - Small Business Saturday in Downtown Delray Beach - Join the movement and Shop Small in Downtown Delray Beach supporting the over 400 boutiques, salons, spas, galleries and restaurants. Visit downtowndelraybeach.com/promotions for a full list of participating merchants and additional offers being promoted during the month of November and for Small Business Saturday. Call 561-243-1077 for details.
 
29 -Arts Garage Presents Drew Tucker - 8pm $25-35. Jazz. Drew is a vibraphonist, studio drummer and clinician. Educated at Berklee College of Music and Florida Atlantic University, he has recorded and performed with artists ranging from Grammy Award-winning stars such as Deana Martin, Englebert Humperdink and Diana Krall to renowned classical and contemporary giants from around the globe including Nebojsa Zivkovic, Jonah Kim, Nancy Zeltsman and Mark Ford.. Arts Garage, $25-35.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
29-Dec 14-Over The River And Through The Woods- $30. A Comedy by Joe DiPietro. Call for time. Delray Beach Playhouse 950 NW 9th Street. 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com
 
29- Exquisite Wine Tasting- 6-8pm. A great opportunity to taste 10 new wines and entertain family and friends to continue the holiday celebrations. $15/pp, appetizers included. 900 E. Atlantic Ave #3. The Wine Wave to RSVP please call 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail.com

Exhibits:

1 - November 16, 2014 – Florida Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Exhibition. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. This juried exhibition includes nearly 100 outstanding works in watercolor created by top Florida artists.  The exhibit coincides with the Society’s annual conference.Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

1-Nov 16, 2014 – From the Borough to the Beach: Brooklyn-Based Art. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. The Cornell Museum is dedicating an entire gallery to the works of three exciting Brooklyn-based artists.  Will Kurtz is a figurative artist and sculptor, who creates life size paper sculptures of people and animals.  Jennifer Lilya is a well-known fashion illustrator, who has worked with several fashion designers, magazines, and ad agencies.  Mike Cockrill is a renowned painter, many of whose works balance the sacred and irreverent.  The exhibit is a celebration of contemporary artwork as well as the time honored and long-standing relationship between New York City and South Florida. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

1 – January 18, 2015 - Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function Japanese Design for the Senses comprises three distinct exhibitions highlighting the beauty, form, and function that is inherent to Japanese craft and design. Each component features objects designed and crafted to be both beautiful and functional. Examples include an array of exquisite works, from folding screen paintings and lacquer boxes, to handcrafted lamps, benches, and step chests, all of which are as impressive in their design as they are in their craftsmanship and functionality. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

28-March 8, 2015 – Language Art - Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation.  This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Jack King, Matthew Rose, Alec monopoly and William Halliday. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org
 

December:

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potters wheel. Beginning, intermediate and Advanced. Please call for more information. 561- 862-9222

1-31  - Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-31 – Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-31 - Pickleball - $5- Delray Beach Community Center 561-243-7250. Call for times - Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9-1 p.m.  Pompey Park Community Center 561-243-7356- 8:30-11:15 a.m.  Daily. Fri. 6-8:30 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m.  www.mydelraybeach.com

1-14 -Over The River And Through The Woods- $30. A Comedy by Joe DiPietro. Call for time. Delray Beach Playhouse 950 NW 9th Street. 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

1-31 - Delray Beach Historical Society presents "Christmas at Cason Cottage!" - Wed through Sat. Take a tour of this beloved historical cottage decorated for the holidays. "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Children's Night and a Wine Tasting planned. Dates TBD. 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

1-14 -"PIAF" - Pam Gems extraordinary Broadway musical vividly captures the glamour & squalor, the rise & fall of the complex, fragile, and enigmatic performer Edith Piaf, who continues to be remembered and revered for her exceptional voice and extraordinary life. Reduced-Price Previews November 7th - 9th  $32.50. OFFICIAL RUN OF SHOW - November 12th - December 14th   $37.50. Generous Group Discounts offered for 10+ or 20+. All season performances Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Delray Square Arts,4809 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33445. 561-880-0319, delraysquarearts.com

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Empowerment Zone 1-4:30pm. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, 561-266-0798,  www.delraylibrary.org

1, 8 & 15 - Got Gaming? 5:15 p.m. Presented  by Young Adult  Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, 561-266-0798,  delraylibrary.org

1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 -Holiday Cruise Aboard the Lady Atlantic-5:30pm-7:30pm. Come aboard the festively decorated yacht and cruise the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway to the Sounds of the Season! Full cash bar & dining options available! $24 adults/$21 seniors & children. Great for groups & families! *Reserve your groups cruise now! Dates are filling up quickly!* Delray Yacht Cruises, 561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com

1 - 3 - The Holiday Trunk Show to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs - Featuromg more than thirty specialty vendors offering a variety of gift items including original jewelry, fine accessories,  home décor, holiday ornaments and decorations, toys, men’s and ladies clothing fashions, as well as gifts from all over the world. The event kicks off with a preview cocktail reception on December 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Seagate Hotel & Spa  Tickets for the preview party are $85 per person and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Holiday Trunk Show is open to the public December 2nd and 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. We invite you to join in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience. For more information, contact Kristen Cummins, 561-683-3287, kcummins@bgcpbc.org

2 - Chamber of Commerce  Holiday Party - 5-7pm Delray Beach Center for the Arts Vintage Gymnasium. Chamber members are invited with one guest. Please bring an unwrapped toy/gift to be donated to Spirit of Giving Network. RSVP is required; jena@delraybeach.com.  561 278 0424, delraybeach.com 

2, 6, 13, 18, 20, 27-Savor Our City Culinary Tours – Time varies by date. 3 hour historical walking food tours in Delray Beach. Includes signature tastings from 5-7 stops. $65, reservations required.  800-979-3370, savorourcity.com

3- Stroll for Well-Being: Garden Walks at Morikami -Session 1: Wed. Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 3. 11am – 12:30pm (three meetings only) $100 (advance registration required; includes one year Individual membership; members $40). The Stroll for Well-Being program guides participants through contemplative garden strolls and journal-writing to encourage self-reflection in an environment of peace: Morikami’s gardens. Dr. Ruth McCaffrey, Associate Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, helped establish this innovative program at Morikami and leads the three scheduled group meetings.  Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

2, 9, 16 Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School- 1-3pm. 4-week session$52.50 (members $15; advance registration required) plus Flower fee: $45 (members $30) payable to instructor (cash or check only). Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. The Ikenobo school is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

3 - Havana Nights Charity Poker Tournament  - 5:30pm - 11pm. Havana Nights is an exclusive poker event, offering the unique opportunity for top-level business professionals in South Florida to network and mingle over cocktails while stepping up to the table for a night of poker. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception and dinner, followed by a night of poker and live entertainment set in an authentic Havana atmosphere. No experience is required and novices often do as well as experienced players. Seats are secured through sponsorship. Proceeds to benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Famillies. Boca Raton Resort & Club. havananightspoker.com 

4- 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting - 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 the lighting of the 100ft Christmas Tree on December 4th at 7:15pm.  Old School Square Park -  561-278-0424, 100ftchristmastree.com 

4 - Delray Marketplace Music Fest- 6-8pm. Fabulons Motown and Classic Rock. Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

4 - Women of Wit - 2pm. Each show features a play reading of a script adapted from a best-selling book or other writings. Tickets: $15. Delray Beach Playhouse 950 NW 9th Street. 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

4, 11, 18 Sumi-e Ink Painting: Floral - 3-week session: Thursdays1:30pm – 3:30pm. $45 (members $41; advance registration required). Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo. Required materials: May be purchased at the Museum Store and are listed on www.morikami.org. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

4, 11, 18 - Sumi-e Ink Painting: Landscape - 3 week session: Thursdays10:30am – 12:30pm. $45(members $41; advance registration required). Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo. Required materials: May be purchased at the Museum Store and are listed on www.morikami.org. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

5 - THE OTIS CADILLAC BAND (Roots Rock/R&B) 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org

5 - CONDO MANIA - 2pm. Each show features a series of vignettes which poses a different problem or situation for the characters. The audience is invited to talk to the characters on stage and help them figure out how to solve their problems. Tickets: $15. Delray Beach Playhouse 950 NW 9th Street. 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

5-14 - A Chorus Line - For the first time ever, and in celebration of the Center’s 25th Anniversary, we will co-produce the iconic, Tony Award winning musical, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante).  Centered on 17 Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, our production will be directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, who appeared on Broadway in the original show. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

5 - Art Walk in Downtown Delray - 6pm-9pm. Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. 561-243-1077, downtowndelraybeach.com

5- Book Signing - 7pm. Michael Wiley will speak and sign Blue Avenue $28.95. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com

5, 12, 19 Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School- 1:30-3:30-3pm. 3-week session$52.50 (members $45; advance registration required)plus Flower fee: $30 (members $30) payable to instructor (cash or check only). Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

6, 13, 20, 27- Green Market –9am-2pm- The GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park on NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Started in 1996 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Delray GreenMarket has become one of the most popular and charming aspects of the “season” in Delray Beach. At the GreenMarket you’ll find more than 65 vendors featuring Palm Beach County farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare along with live musical entertainment each week. Relocating today to SE/NE 4th Avenue. - delraycra.org/greenmarket

6 - Fitness in the Park at Delray Marketplace - 9am. Enjoy a free yoga session compliments of LIV Yoga Institute. Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

6 - Holiday Happenings at Delray Marketplace – 9am.  Enjoy children’s activities including face painting, magical snow truck rides, elf games, live dj, arts & crafts and more!  Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

6 - Arts Garage Presents Vitali Immereli- 8pm. JAZZ. $25-35. A child prodigy, violinist Vitali Immereli graduated from the National Musical Academy of Georgia in Tbilisi as a soloist and taught for six years at the prestigious Tbilisi College of Music. Vitali is considered one of the best and most accomplished gypsy jazz violinist of the world. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

6-9 - The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian hosts Survivor Series I Pre-Qualifying Tournament- 128-player "Survivor Series I" field draws national and international amateurs and professionals. Open to any tennis player regardless of their ability. Survivor Series I" winner receives a once-in-a-lifetime wild card into the Delray Beach Open's 32-player ATP World Tour qualifying tennis tournament in February 2015 (final four players in qualifying tournament get into the Delray Beach Open main event. Delray Swim & Tennis Center.

6, 13, 20, 27 - The Writer’s Studio - 10am. Every Saturday morning Contact Howard Gleichenhaus  561-638-7251. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, 561-266-0798,  www.delraylibrary.org

7- Fitness in the Park at Delray Marketplace - 9am. Enjoy a free Crossfit session compliments of Crossfit Boca Raton. Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

7 & 21 Sado Tea Ceremony Class - Individual appointments begin at 10:15am. 2 week session. Cost: $55 (members $50; advance registration required). Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is a prerequisite for this class. To register, please call 561-495-0233 x210. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

8- 11, 15-18 - Top Hat, White Tie And Tails! 2pm & 7pm. Please call for pricing. A Celebration Of The Great Songs France Has Given Us. Starring Liz Brady. Hosted By Randolph Dellago. Delray Beach Playhouse 950 NW 9th Street. 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

9- Music and Art in the Park- 6-8pm-Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a night of interactive music and hands-on art. Musicians of all ages are welcome to bring an instrument and join the open "jam session" style music. For the artists among us, easels and art supplies will be set up and open to anyone wanting to explore their inner creativity in an non-instructional play environment.  Join in or just sit and listen, everyone is welcome! Veterans Park Recreation Center. For more information please contact Abby Murrell, 561- 243-7350, murrell@mydelraybeach.com

9- Book Signing - 7pm. EJ Simon will speak and sign Death Logs In. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com

10 - Delray Beach Environmental Film Series: Movie night and potluck! St. Paul's Parish Hall. Open to all. 188 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 6:30pm. Info 303.570.0433.    

11 - Chamber of Commerce Presents Tech Talk & Pizza - 11:45am-1pm. "Killer Apps to Boost your Business” Presented by Ryan Boylston of Woo Creative. Fresh from his talk about marketing small businesses at The Delray Beach Chamber’s YPAD event, Beer Tasting with Startups, Ryan Boylston of Woo Creative will be sharing some “killer” applications for operating your business efficiently. Bring your tablet or smart phone for immediate adoption of the next generation of office suite apps. Chamber members $10 / Non Members $20. RSVP jena@delraybeach.com 561 278 0424, delraybeach.com

11- Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club:Kojo Prince - 8 pm; Vintage Gym; tickets $20 - Kojo Prince is a comedian with a style best described, by him, as “silly and superficial… yet satisfying… extremely energetic and animated.”  He  has worked with such entertainers as Katt Williams, Mike Marino, Uncle Floyd, Vic DiBetteto, Jeff Norris and Eddie Griffin, to name a few.  He has also performed at premiere comedy venues such as The Laugh Factory, Catch A Rising Star, The Ice House and the Apollo Theater.  Catch a Rising Star is a chain of comedy clubs founded in December 1972 in New York City. IDelray Beach Center for the Arts, Vintage Gym.  561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

11 - Carols and Cocktails In The Garden at the Sandoway House - 6-9pm. Come mix and mingle with friends and neighbors of the Sandoway House while getting in the holiday spirit! Ticket Cost: $25, includes light bites and cocktails. Entertainment: Live instrumental holiday music followed by carols from local school group. www.sandowayhouse.org

11 - Delray Marketplace Music Fest- 6-8pm. Solid Brass. Sounds of R&B with Music from 60’s to 80’s. Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

11, 18, - Holiday Happenings at Delray Marketplace – 6-8pm.  Enjoy children’s activities including face painting, magical snow truck rides, elf games, live dj, arts & crafts and more!  Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

12 – 43rd Annual Holiday Boat Parade – 6:30. The flotilla of brightly-decorated boats 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. 561-600-9097, catchboynton.com

12- Jimmy Stowe & Stowaways(Beach Music)7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org

12 - Women Artists - 2pm. MARY CASSATT - A Lecture Series by Dr. Barbara Falletta Tickets: $25. Delray Beach Playhouse 950 NW 9th Street. 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

13 & 20 - Cookie Cruise with Santa aboard the Lady Atlantic- Tickets $18 per person Children under 2 free. This year Santa is coming to town by Land, Sea & Air! Celebrate the holidays with Santa aboard the Lady Atlantic! This event is first come first serve and is sure to sell out! Call Delray Yacht Cruises for reservations. Sailing time: 10:30am - Noon. Price includes visit with Santa, cookies and milk or hot chocolate, coffee and tea, craft activities .Special photo with Santa also available for $10. Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased prior to the event –  561-243-0686

13 - Kimono Culture Demonstration (Casual) -11am, 1:30pm or 3pm. Not all kimono are created equal!  Explore the traditional kimono with its rich culture, seasonal subtleties, and symbolic nuances. Observe how to properly wear a kimono and learn about the versatility of this iconic garment. $5 with paid museum admission. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

13- Book Signing - 6pm. Mark Spivak will speak and sign Moonshine Nation $16.95.  A Moonshine tasting will follow. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com

13 - Delray Beach Holiday Parade - 6:00pm - East Atlantic Avenue beginning east of the Intracoastal and continuing west to fire dept. THEME: “HOLIDAY MOVIES” PARKING: $5 County Parking Garage – West Atlantic Avenue; next to Courthouse/behind library. Old School Square $5 Parking Garage. Will feature over 70 entries to help celebrate the holidays. Sponsored by the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department and Festival Management Group.  For details and information please contact Danielle Beardsley at Delray Beach Parks and Recreation 561-243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com, mydelraybeach.com
 
13 - Arts Garage Presents Ray Blue- 7:30pm. JAZZ. $25-45. Ray Blue’s music can be described as a fusion of straight ahead jazz and African groove. Ray is a New York bred saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator who performs and conducts workshops and master classes internationally. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
14 - Book Club -3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths book club will discuss Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo $16.00. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com
 
15-16 -Santa’s Calling - 6-8pm. Santa and his helpers (Mrs. Claus and Elves) will be calling directly from the North Pole to surprise your children. Pre-registration required with questionnaire. Ages: 3 - 9 years. 561-243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com
 
16 - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - 8 pm. This new adaptation of Dickens’ popular classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance, and a timeless message.  With beloved traditional carols of the season include. A Christmas Carol is an enchanting way to begin the holidays!  Directed by Carl Rajotte (director/ choreographer), in his 11th season as Artistic Director for the Palace Theatre in New York. Tickets $40. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

16 - Menorah LightingLighting of the Menorah at Delray Beach Center for the Arts front lawn – Sundown. 561-243-7000, mydelraybeach.com

16- Book Club - 6:30pm.  The Sunday Sleuths book club will discuss Gone Girl by Gilliam Flynn $9.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com

17, 18, 19- Arts Garage Presents It's A Wonderful Life- 8pm. Radio Theatre. $15-25. Arts Garage proudly presents the second season of its acclaimed Radio Theatre series.  In this classic holiday tale, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

18 - National League of American Pen Women Luncheon - 12pm. With Rickie Leiter, Founder of the public relations newsletter, The Rickie Report. An interactive program on marketing and promotion for women in the arts. Delray Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. 561/243-7385 for directions. $30.00 for guests. Register at: bocapenwomen.org 

18 - Delray Marketplace Music Fest- 6-8pm. The Fusion Band. South Florida’s Premier Show & Dance Band. Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

18- Artists Alley Open Studios -  6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks.  artistsalleydelray.com

18- Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club: Vic DiBitetto - 8 pm; Vintage Gym; tickets $20 -This powerful performer churns energy, honesty, and humanity into nonstop laughter from his first words, to his famous, word-free mannequin head encore.  DiBitetto has appeared on ABC’s “America’s Funniest People,” where he was a $10,000 Grand Prize winner, as well as VH-1’s “Stand-Up Spotlight” and “Last Laugh At Pip’s,” and a pilot with Woody Allen and Danny Aiello.  Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Vintage Gym. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

19 - Solid Brass (Classic Rock/R&B) -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org

20 – Screen on the Green – 6:30pm. Woo Creative & The Buzz Agency proudly present a free, holiday themed double feature: the animated classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) followed by The Grinch (2000) – both shown on a GIANT screen at Old School Square Park. Please bring blankets, lawnchairs, snacks & drinks – and a toy to donate to the Miami Children’s Hospital. Don’t be a Grinch…it’s for a great cause!

20 - Arts Garage Presents Martha Bartz and Mory Ortman - 8pm. CABARET. $25-45. Martha Bartz, mezzo soprano, and Dr. Mory Ortman, pianist, bring a delightful, holiday-themed cabaret program to Arts Garage!  Martha’s versatility takes her across the United States from oratorios and cabarets in New York City, to the opera stage in the Carolinas.  Dr. Ortman is in demand as a pianist, accompanist, vocal coach and music director in New York City.561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

21 - Hanukah Happenings at Delray Marketplace - 5:30pm-8pm. 5:30pm Menorah Lighting by Chabad of Delray followed by children’s activities including photos with Daniel the Dreidel, face painting, magical snow truck rides, Dreidel and Gelf giveaways, live DJ, arts & crafts and more! Delray Marketplace | 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

23 - Jan 6 -New Year’s Calendar Making - Create a desktop New Year’s calendar featuring the sheep, the zodiac animal of 2015. Free with paid museum admission. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

26- On The Roxx (80's Cover) -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org

26 - Arts Garage Presents Federico Britos - 8pm. Jazz. $25-45. Four-time Grammy Award winner jazz virtuoso violinist Federico has toured extensively throughout the Americas and Europe, and has written and recorded many works for orchestras, chamber ensembles, ballet and dance. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

New Year's Eve "Musical Midnight in Paris" - A Celebration of the great songs France has given us. Staring Liz Brady. Hosted by Randolph DelLago. TICKETS:2pm Show – 1pm Champagne Reception $50, 8pm Show– 7pm Champagne Reception $70.  Delray Beach Playhouse 950 NW 9th Street. 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

31 - First Night 2015- 4pm – midnight- Family friendly New Year’s Eve special event throughout the Downtown including a fireworks finale at the Tennis Center at 9pm and midnight. $10 per button until December 30th; $15 per button on December 31st. Purchase your button at the 100 Ft Christmas Tree and City Hall (credit cards accepted) as well as at the Delray Beach Library, the Crest Theatre, Delray News Stand and the Chamber of Commerce (Cash only). 100ftChristmasTree.com

Exhibits:

1-31 - Delray Beach Historical Society Exhibit: SURFING HISTORY DELRAY BEACH. For days and hours check delraybeachhistory.org or call 561-274-9578

1 – January 18, 2015 - Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function Japanese Design for the Senses comprises three distinct exhibitions highlighting the beauty, form, and function that is inherent to Japanese craft and design. Each component features objects designed and crafted to be both beautiful and functional. Examples include an array of exquisite works, from folding screen paintings and lacquer boxes, to handcrafted lamps, benches, and step chests, all of which are as impressive in their design as they are in their craftsmanship and functionality. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

1-March 8, 2015 – Language Art - Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation.  This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Jack King, Matthew Rose, Alec monopoly and William Halliday. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

16 - April 19, 2015 – En Plein Air- Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors, and this exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. The exhibit will focus not only on the completed paintings, but will cover the background, locations and process involved in creating them. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org 

 


January 2015:

1-31  - Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-31 – Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potters wheel. Beginning, intermediate and Advanced. Please call for more information. 561- 862-9222

2 - Pocket Change (Funk/Blues) -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org
 
2 - Art Walk in Downtown Delray - 6pm-9pm. Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. 561-243-1077, downtowndelraybeach.com

3-4- STEVE SOLOMON: Cannoli,Latkes & Guilt - Saturday, 8 pm & Sunday, 2 pm. This hilarious show features the very best comedy bits from Steve’s earlier shows plus loads of new comedy pieces. Tickets $45. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

9 - Bad Inc/4NR2 (Bad Company/Foreigner Tribute) -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org

13- Music and Art in the Park- 6-8pm-Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a night of interactive music and hands-on art. Musicians of all ages are welcome to bring an instrument and join the open "jam session" style music. For the artists among us, easels and art supplies will be set up and open to anyone wanting to explore their inner creativity in an non-instructional play environment.  Join in or just sit and listen, everyone is welcome! Veterans Park Recreation Center. For more information please contact Abby Murrell, 561- 243-7350, murrell@mydelraybeach.com

15- Artists Alley Open Studios -  6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks.  artistsalleydelray.com

14 - VOCAL TRASH-8pm - Electrifying "Stomp" style drumming, breakdancing and a cappella harmonies. It’s Glee meets Stomp! Tickets $35. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

16 - 18 - BACK ON BROADWAY- Take 10 amazing performers all looking for their “big break” on Broadway; throw in dazzling sets, costumes, scenes and songs from some of Broadways biggest hits, and you’ve got a show that’s sure to please! Enjoy songs from award-winning musicals such as “Mary Poppins,” “Avenue Q,” “Mama Mia” and the revivals of “South Pacific,” “Evita” and “Anything Goes.” All singing! All dancing! All Broadway! Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

16 - Bushwood (Reggae Rock) -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

23- Galo's Tribute to Santana -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

30-B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks and cash bar are available.  Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

Exhibits:

1 – January 18, 2015 - Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function Japanese Design for the Senses comprises three distinct exhibitions highlighting the beauty, form, and function that is inherent to Japanese craft and design. Each component features objects designed and crafted to be both beautiful and functional. Examples include an array of exquisite works, from folding screen paintings and lacquer boxes, to handcrafted lamps, benches, and step chests, all of which are as impressive in their design as they are in their craftsmanship and functionality. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org

1-March 8, 2015 – Language Art - Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation.  This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Jack King, Matthew Rose, Alec monopoly and William Halliday. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

1 - April 19, 2015 – En Plein Air- Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors, and this exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. The exhibit will focus not only on the completed paintings, but will cover the background, locations and process involved in creating them. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org 


 
February 2015:

1-28- Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-28– Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-28– Pottery Classes – Monday-Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potters wheel. Beginning, intermediate and Advanced. Please call for more information. 561- 862-9222

6 - 8 - 6th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest- www.dbgarlicfest.com - The Delray Beach Garlic Fest continues to live up to its reputation for being the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida. The event is dedicated to exploring the numerous health and culinary possibilities of garlic. Countless recipes and unique dishes have been created by professional chefs in the Garlic Chef cooking competition and by our Gourmet Alley concessionaires including Garlic Ice Cream, Argentinean Garlic BBQ and Garlic Fest crab cakes. The Garlic Fest has been featured on the Food Network and in countless national newspapers and magazines. $10 (EARLY BIRD PRICE & at the gate until 6:00 pm) Friday & Saturday. $20 (REGULAR PRICE at the gate after 6:00 pm) Friday & Saturday, $10 Sunday all day, Children 10 and under FREE

6 - Art Walk in Downtown Delray - 6pm-9pm. Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. 561-243-1077, downtowndelraybeach.com

13-22 - Delray Beach Open by the Venetian Las Vegas -The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas, the world’s only 10-day ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR & ATP WORLD TOUR event, which is televised nationally (Tennis Channel) and internationally in over 125 countries, and hosts over 50,000 spectators and more than 10 hospitality and amateur tennis events. visit www.yellowtennisball.com

19- Artists Alley Open Studios -  6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks.  artistsalleydelray.com

19- Music and Art in the Park- 6-8pm-Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a night of interactive music and hands-on art. Musicians of all ages are welcome to bring an instrument and join the open "jam session" style music. For the artists among us, easels and art supplies will be set up and open to anyone wanting to explore their inner creativity in an non-instructional play environment.  Join in or just sit and listen, everyone is welcome! Veterans Park Recreation Center. For more information please contact Abby Murrell, 561- 243-7350, murrell@mydelraybeach.com

28 - Spady Cultural Heritage Day "Spady Day" The old ways of living and thriving in Florida will come to life at the Living Heritage Day (a/k/a “Spady Day”), when the Tradition Bearers of Renaissance Park of Marianna, FL share how pioneers made household products, such as lye soap and straw brooms, and meals straight from the land. Activities for children and family, such as storytelling, a bounce house and face-painting, will be available. The fun will take place on the Spady Museum complex at 170 NW 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. 561-279-8883, www.spadymuseum.com/spady-cultural-heritage-day

Exhibits:

1-March 8, 2015 – Language Art - Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation.  This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Jack King, Matthew Rose, Alec monopoly and William Halliday. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

1 - April 19, 2015 – En Plein Air- Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors, and this exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. The exhibit will focus not only on the completed paintings, but will cover the background, locations and process involved in creating them. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org 


 
March 2015:

1-31- Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-31– Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potters wheel. Beginning, intermediate and Advanced. Please call for more information. 561- 862-9222

13 - 14- 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade-  - This year, the Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates its 47th year, rejoicing in our Irish heritage and honoring the service of the International Firefighters. The 2014 parade draws Marching Pipe & Drum Bands from around the world. In past years, marching firefighter bands from Dublin, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Canada and Australia have joined the festivities and traditionally play at the Irish Siamsa and Party. Join us for one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation and pay tribute to the brave Firefighters across the globe. For information on the Irish Siamsa and party, please contact Nancy Stewart at 561-279-0907 www.festivalmanagementgroup.com

19- Artists Alley Open Studios -  6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks.  artistsalleydelray.com

28 - 29 - 1st Annual Bacon & Bourbon Festival - - From the creators of Delray Beach Garlic Fest, we proudly introduce our newest festival offering, The Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest. Plan to join us as we celebrate the most beloved food in the universe, Bacon and the ultimate American made spirit, Bourbon. At the heart of our festivals is our commitment to create fun-filled food-lover community events featuring unique foods and beverages. 561-279-0907, www.delraybaconandbourbonfest.com 

Exhibits:

1-March 8, 2015 – Language Art - Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation.  This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Jack King, Matthew Rose, Alec monopoly and William Halliday. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

1 - April 19, 2015 – En Plein Air- Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors, and this exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. The exhibit will focus not only on the completed paintings, but will cover the background, locations and process involved in creating them. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org 

 


 
April 2015:

1-30  - Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-30 – Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-30– Pottery Classes – Monday-Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potters wheel. Beginning, intermediate and Advanced. Please call for more information. 561- 862-9222

10 - 12- Chamber of Commerce 53rd Annual Delray Affair - - In 2015, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 53rd year of the Delray Affair. Nicknamed the “Greatest Show under the Sun”, the Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue, grounds of Delray Beach Center for the Arts and Old School Square Park. 561-278-0424, www.delrayaffair.com 

16- Artists Alley Open Studios -  6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks.  artistsalleydelray.com

Exhibits:

1 - April 19, 2015 – En Plein Air- Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors, and this exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. The exhibit will focus not only on the completed paintings, but will cover the background, locations and process involved in creating them. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.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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