Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum will celebrate the 7th Annual Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys event on Oct. 5 from 6 to 11 p.m. Enjoy a downtown tour of venues in Boca Raton while sampling dinner by-the-bite and specialty drinks at each location. Trolleys return guests to the Boca Raton Resort & Club where the evening concludes with dessert and dancing. Tickets cost $125.
  2.  Calcutta Tennis returns to Boca Pointe to benefit The Pap Corps from Oct. 18-20. Men’s and women’s doubles will take place on Oct. 20 beginning at 9 a.m. Reservations to participate close Oct. 10. The event features 64 players, 32 men and 32 women. Three tennis professionals will help to handicap each player. On the opening day, the Calcutta auction and silent auction will take place at 6 p.m. in the Boca Pointe main dining room. It costs $55 for the all-inclusive player package and $35 for guests and non-players. The event is open to the public. A rain date will take place on Oct. 21.
  3.  The 1st Annual Boca GumboFest is headed Red Reef Park from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20. The event will feature gumbo recipes by local chefs from restaurants; live music; drinks; games; raffles; food trucks, and more.  Awards will be given to the Grand Gumbo Master, Gumbo Master, and People’s Choice for best gumbo in the area. VIP tickets ($50 pre-sale/$75 on Oct.13) include expedited entry, beer and gumbo lines at the event; a special, limited edition commemorative steel pint pre-filled with a beverage of choice; and five Gumbo Bucks. Adult tickets ($17.50 for Friends Members/$20 for Non-Members pre-sale/$25 on Oct. 13) include parking, admission and one Gumbo Buck. Kids under 12 years of age are $5.
  4.  Florida Atlantic University Galleries presents “New Art: 2018 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Visual and Media Artists Exhibition” through Oct. 27 in the Schmidt and Ritter Art Galleries. The exhibition features 12 artists from four southeastern Florida counties who have won the prestigious annual South Florida Cultural Consortium grant. The award is one of the most lucrative individual artist grants in the United States, indicating that the “Consortium” fellowship is hotly contested each year by the region’s best visual and media artists. For more information call 561-297-2661 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries
  5.  Celebrate the 45th Oktoberfest from Oct. 12-21 at the American German Club in Lake Worth. There will be authentic meals of bratwurst and schnitzel, imported and domestic beers, schnapps, 30 different types of liquor and entertainment by two original Oktoberfest bands direct from Germany. Enjoy family friendly entertainment with arts and crafts, carnival and games, folk-dancing, vendor displays and souvenirs. The festival is open Friday from 5-11 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m. and Sunday noon-8 p.m. for two weekends. Visit http://www.americangermanclub.org/oktoberfest/ for more information.
  6.  Grab your booty and head to the 7th Annual Boynton Beach Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash. The festival returns Oct. 27-28 wth pirate re-enactments, gypsies and mermaids. Dress up in your pirate gear and mermaid tails for the free event that features 12 stages with entertainment, a live mermaid tank, acrobats, pirate ships and a treasure hunt.
  7.  “Tech Effect” is opening at the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square on Oct. 6. The exhibition explores the influence of technology on contemporary art. It features about a dozen artists, six of whom will be attending the opening to speak with guests about their artwork. It is $10 at the door, free for OSS members.
  8.  MusicWorks! is bringing Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd to Old School Square on Oct. 6. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage, note for note, cut for cut. It costs $75 for VIP ticket, which includes three drinks, exclusive lounge area and reserved seating, $40 premium ticket includes a seat and $20 general admission is bring your own chair.
  9.  Comedian, writer and actress Heather McDonald is bringing “The Juicy Scoop Tour” presented by Johnny Quest to Crest Theatre for one night only on Oct. 12. There will be two shows, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
  10.  “Thanks for the Memories!” heads to the Delray Beach Playhouse Oct. 15-24. Leo Robin wrote his first Broadway show in 1926 and he continued writing great songs for Broadway and Hollywood for the next three decades.