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Arts Garage

Comedy Night

July 2

8-10 p.m.

$5 for performers and patrons

Try your hand at stand-up, sing a comedic tune, or tap into your literary side with a funny poem during an hour of open mic. Two regional stand-up comedians take the stage in the second hour to close the night with gut-busting laughs.

THE NARRATIVE Art Exhibit Opening Reception

July 5

6-8 p.m.

Opening Reception

Free event

Enjoy wine and art at the opening of THE NARRATIVE EXHIBITION featuring local emerging artists Aiyah Sibay and Vivian Koppelman. The event is free! RSVP for updates!

An Evening with Saunders Sermons and the Timeless Wanderers

July 5

8-10 p.m.

General Admission $30 | Reserved $35 | Premium $40

Two time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/trombonist Saunders Sermons is a highly sought out artist who has toured the world with the greatest in the music industry. Sermons is a gem who consistently provides the ingenuity and reliability needed in the high demand industry of music.

The William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz Project

July 6

8-10 p.m.

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Known as a cultural icon of Puerto Rico, Grammy-nominated artist and composer William-Cepeda revolutionized the field of Latin music in 1992. He introduced Afro-Rican Jazz, an innovative blend of progressive jazz, world music and traditional Puerto Rican roots.

Arts Garage All Arts Open Mic Night

July 9

8-11 p.m.

$5 for patrons | Free for performers

Are you an inspiring artist, writer, or musician who is itching for a spot in the limelight? Well now is your chance to shine! Arts Garage presents our ALL ARTS OPEN MIC NIGHT. If you’ve been working on a song, a poem, a rap, or a riff that you want to show off, this is the place for you. Take the stage and perform your talent while your friends cheer you on. This is your chance to own the spotlight. Hosted by Kyle Holder of Smooth Bounce Entertainment.

Hip Hop Revolution: Lyrical Rhymefest

July 11

9 p.m.-midnight

General Admission $10

Celebrates Hip Hop Culture by joining rappers with graffiti artists, Hip Hop influenced dance and DJ’s from all over South Florida. Talented performers will hit the main stage to present their various rap styles, filling the night with dope lyrics and beats.

Douye

July 12

8-10 p.m.

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Douyé performs jazz standards in a way that makes the songs new again. Her sound is delicate, pure and sophisticated. Her style in presentation of repertoire is done with elegance and finesse. Douyé has since worked very hard at finding her own place in the jazz world.

Diamond Dixie

July 13

8-10 p.m.

General Admission $25 | Reserved $30 | Premium $35

Diamond Dixie is an Orlando-based country duo made up of sisters Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc. The girls have been performing for more than a decade and have traveled all over the United States playing shows, recording music and making radio and television appearances. They have played in the VIP Lounge at West Palm Beach shows for Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan in addition to shows at the House of Blues in Orlando and Runaway Country Music Festival in Kissimmee.

3rd Thursday: Art Meets Music

July 18

7-11 p.m.

Art Walk and Concert

Free event

The 3rd Thursday of every month Arts Garage hosts a FREE art walk & concert featuring local artists and bands. This month we are featuring live music by Tasty Vibrations and Holy Dances.

Spellbound

July 19

7-10 p.m.

Arts Garage Fundraiser

General Admission $45 | Reserved $55 | Premium $65

Join us for Spellbound, a night of fundraising magic at Arts Garage!

This FUNdraiser will kick-off with a reception including complimentary lite bites. The show will include up close and main stage magicians and an evening of jaw-dropping entertainment including Andy Holland, Gary Goodman and more!

Garage Queens and Kings

July 20

8-10 p.m.

General Admission $25 | Reserved $30 | Premium $35

The third Saturday of the months June through September, Arts Garage hosts a pageant style elimination contest for twelve Drag Queens and Kings. Every month, the audience and judges will send three contestants packing until there is only one GARAGE QUEEN OR KING!

Kiki Sanchez

July 26

8-10 p.m.

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Among the new generation of young Afro-Peruvian Jazz musicians that are emerging on the national Jazz scene is pianist Kiki Sanchez. Although Sanchez is a young player, his musical interpretation is resounding, leaving the listener with admiration and much anticipation for greater things to come from a musician of such high caliber.

The Chris Shutters Band

July 27

8-10 p.m.

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Chris Shutters is a gifted songwriter, guitarist and vocalist whose prodigal talent and relentless passion are immediately recognizable in every performance. He is a 2-time National Blues Champion (2007 & 2017). He was voted best artist/songwriter of Chicago in 2010 and best artist from Toledo 4 times.

Arts Garage Jam Session

July 30

8-10 p.m.

$5 for patrons | Free for performers

Our monthly JAM SESSION brings local musicians together in a collaborative performance environment creating a nurturing community of and for the participants. Kick back and vibe with Delray’s musicians in an ever-changing improvised jam session. No memorized notes or lyrics: just bring your instrument and let the music play.

Mounts Botanical Garden

Orchid Trilogy

Mounts Auditorium

Cost for all three classes: $95 for Mounts members; $105 for non-members Cost for individual classes; $40 for Mounts members; $45 for non-members

Presenter: Sandi Jones, Broward Orchid Supply

Orchid Basics

July 13

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newcomers to orchids will learn how to choose the correct plants for their growing area and what orchids need (i.e., water, light, fertilizer, and temperature) to grow and flower beautifully.

Orchid Repotting & Mounting Orchids

July 20

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn how often an orchid should be repotted, the different potting medias to use, the proper type of pot or basket to use, and how to mount orchids on items such as a tree fern or cork

Training Your Eye—Now What?

July 27

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn about pests and diseases that harm orchids, from bacterial and fungal rots to insects such as thrips, scale, snails and spider mites. Students will learn how to identify the culprits, what products to use to get rid of them, and how to avoid them in the future.

Old School Square

Seven Solos Exhibition

Cornell Art Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Seven Solos departs from the traditional group exhibitions at Cornell Art Museum by featuring only seven artists; each creating a unique, site-specific, immersive experience in six galleries plus the Margaret Blume Atrium space.

Artists featured in this exhibition have shown their work in galleries and museums worldwide. Come see art work by: Miya Ando, Giannina Dwin (in collaboration with Freddy Jouwayed), Jacob Fisher, Frank Hyder, Brookhart Jonquil, Shinduk Kang and Alex Trimino.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans.

Delray Beach Library

Summer Saturday Cinema

July 13

2 p.m.

Akeelah and the Bee

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. (Rated PG ; 1 hr 52 mins)

Small Films that Start Big Conversations  . . . Join us for our free summer film and discussion series.  Nora McDevitt, an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and producer, will lead a discussion on the films after the screening. Come for the film, stay for the conversation. Popcorn and air conditioning included.

Children Summer Shows

Mad Science

July 11

2:30 p.m.

Mission: Moon Reach for the moon and probe the wonders of space as Mad Science takes you on a voyage of discovery. We’ll travel 239,800 miles above the earth as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of landing on the moon. Our interactive high energy show will explore the moon, principles of flight and even include some astronaut training!  We’ll propel our audience to the outer reaches of our solar system and ignite their imagination with interstellar space.

Bits “N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents The Selfish Giant’s Garden

July 18  

2:30 p.m.

The Selfish Giant’s Garden” is an abridgement of Oscar Wilde’s original fairy tale. A live theatrical puppet show with marionettes. “You must learn to share if you want to be happy.” The show ends with a hands on puppet experience!

Taiko Drumming

July 25                  

2:30 p.m.              

A Universe of Stories. A fun-filled, interactive program that covers the history of Taiko, the music of Japan, modern drumming performance, and drum making using discarded barrels that have been recycled into Taiko drums. Learn about Japanese culture and why Japan is called “The Land of the Rising Sun.”