July 2 / Thurs. 10am-1pm / $5 / FIRST THURSDAY SITE TOURS No reservations necessary! This is an opportunity to discover the story behind the creation of Delray Beach Center for the Arts, and to tour the beautifully restored, historic school buildings, which include the Cornell Museum of Art, Crest Theatre and Vintage Gym. Tours begin in the Cornell Museum, are led by site docents and include a slide show presentation with fun facts on Delray Beach history. July 3-31 / Every Friday 8pm / HOT SUMMER NIGHTS / Outdoor concerts Summer in South Florida may be HOT, but Friday nights in July will be even hotter with a dance party under the stars! Hot Summer Nights is a new concert series, where some of South Florida’s best party bands will electrify the Outdoor Pavilion stage with a mix of today’s hot hits and favorites from the 80’s and 90’s . Gates open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. All concerts are weather permitting; suggested donation at the gates; cash bar and food trucks are available. Please! No pets or outside food and beverage. Sponsored by Aspen Air Conditioning. Be sure to check out our event page on Facebook. com/DBCenterForArts. Here’s the hot lineup… July 3 – HIGHER GROUND (New/Current Pop) July 10 – MIKE MINEO (Acoustic/”feel good” Pop) July 17 – FLAVOR (Top 40 Dance Music) July 24 – LIBIDO (Dance Party) July 31 – THE CLIQUE (Multi-Genre Hits) July 3 / Fri. 6-9pm / FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Cornell Museum of Art invites you to start your evening right here! This is your last chance to see “BLING: Art that Shines” and “Adornment: A Faculty Showcase.” Both exhibits end on July 5th. Enjoy a little wine and cheese, visit with the featured artist, and check out all the new items in the Museum Store! Then make your way to other participating galleries on Atlantic Avenue, in Pineapple Grove and at Artists Alley. July 5, 12, 19 & 26 / Sundays / PALM BEACH CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL / Crest Theatre The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival’s 24th season includes an eclectic mix of chamber music masterworks by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and many others. July 11 / 2-11pm / HAITIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL Kreole Kamp presents their second annual festival of Haitian culture, music and food. Tickets $30 at the gate. Check them out on Facebook! July 14th / Tues. 6-8pm / REIMAGINED OPENING / Cornell Museum of Art This group show, curated by Melanie Johanson, features 12 internationally recognized artists who use unconventional and innovative materials to create avant-garde artwork. Materials once used for a commonly known purpose have been “reimagined” into art that will surprise, inspire and amaze! Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation. July 25th / Sat, 6-11pm / DELRAY BEACH BUS LOOP Delray East Meets West” was so popular last year, it’s happening again! This event connects downtown Delray Beach to Delray Marketplace (at Lyons Rd.). Ticket includes unlimited, free trolley service to at least eight participating restaurants/bars and a drink card for a free drink at each venue. Ticket prices are $25 through July 17; $30 after July 17 and $35 at check-in. Get more information and purchase tickets at http://busloop.org/the_ delray_beach_bus_loop. Proceeds benefit Delray Beach Center for the Arts. July 30-Aug 9th / SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM / Crest Theatre MNM Productions will present 10 performances of Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award- winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for die-hard fans. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, offers a total arts experience™ through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. For tickets and information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.