Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Tri-County Animal Rescue will host its 17th Annual Doggie & Kittie Ball to benefit canines & felines on April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Boca West Country Club. The old world “Casino Saloon” themed event will include entertainment by Steve Chase Band, Dawn Marie and Alexandra Lewis. Firefighters will walk the red carpet with rescue dogs and cats. Gaming tables will open at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, entertainment and a live auction with auctioneer and MC Neil Saffer. Proceeds enable Tri-County to continue its life-saving work and provide safe haven, nutritious food and veterinary treatment until animals are adopted. For more information on the Doggie & Kittie Ball, call 561-482-8110, ext 3 or visit tricountyanimalrescue.com. VIP Diamond with Butler Service Tickets are $350 and Heart Tickets are $325.
  2.  The International Beatles On The Beach Festival is taking over Delray Beach with bands and artists April 25-28. The festivities start Thursday afternoon as the city shuts transforms Pineapple Grove into Abbey Road, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album. Venues up and down Atlantic Ave will showcase international bands performing Beatles tunes, as well as classic rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The legendary Edgar Winter, a veteran of Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band, will storm the stage at Old School Square Friday night, performing his classic hits “Free Ride” and “Frankenstein.” McCartney Mania wows the crowd Saturday night performing selections from Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, and the White Album, accompanied by the Academy Orchestra conducted by Maestro Sir Thomas Servinsky! Sunday relax and check out The Beatles Brunches at several venues. Tickets on sale at BeatlesOnTheBeach.com
  3. Boca Bacchanal is back April 4-6. This year, the wine and food event will take place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The 17th annual event benefits the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. The event begins April 4 with Bubbles & Burgers at the Boca Resort’s Beach Club. On April 5, guests can enjoy a signature five-course Vintner Dinner held in elegant homes and at historic locations. Another new event, the VIP Party–showcasing the featured vintners–will take place dockside, at the Boca Resort, on  April 6. Guests who opt to attend this event, can tour a luxurious 90-foot Cheoy Lee yacht before they head over to the Grand Tasting. The festive finale, to the upcoming Boca Bacchanal–the Grand Tasting–will also be held on April 6 in the Boca Resort’s Great Hall. Guests will have the opportunity to feast on small plates–which will comprise a unique dinner-by-the-bite–from over 20 restaurants, and to sample over 130 wines. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bocabacchanal.com
  4.  The Southeast Florida Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be at the Ballpark of The Palm Beaches to host A Sip in the Park on April 5 at 7 p.m. This is the inaugural year for the spring wine event, which raises money for suicide prevention. Tickets cost $125.
  5.  Enjoy Easter Brunch at The Addison on April 21. Their signature brunch buffet includes unlimited mimosas and bellinis, live music and kids activities returns. To reserve a seat, call 561-372-0568.
  6. Musical production “Freedom Song,” an original created and performed by recovering addicts, is headed to Olympic Heights from 7-9 p.m. on April 9. The production is performed by current or past residents of Beit T’Shuvah, an interdenominational Jewish treatment program in Los Angeles. It showcases a family celebrating Passover while also confronting the impact of substance use disorder. Scenes from a 12-Step meeting are interspersed throughout the performance. Tickets are free and open to the public. Registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-song-a-musical-production-about-addiction-and-recovery-in-the-jewish-community-tickets-56044608934?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  7.  The 4th Annual Round Robin Tennis Tournament, hosted by The Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation, returns to the Delray Beach Tennis Center on April 7 from 1-6 p.m. The event will help raise awareness and funding for the at-risk children in their program. Players 17 and older can register. Contact Kathy Reinmund at 561-332-1000 or kathy@delraytennisfoundation.org
  8.  The SYMPHONIA will host a relaxed, 90 minute concert with no intermission on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. Bring your own cocktails to the show, which features Alastair Willis as conductor and Lidia Kaminska as Bandoneon soloist. Pieces include Shostakovich, Glijov, Piazzolla and Weill. VIP Tickets are $69 for preferred seating and a post-concert reception. Regular Tickets are $59.
  9.  Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will host its biggest annual fundraising event – the Mounts Spring Benefit – at a private home in Palm Beach on April 7 5:30 to 8 pm. Funds raised at the Benefit will be used to reimagine and enhance the Garden’s Welcome Center & Gift Shop. There will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music by the Neil Bacher Trio, and a silent auction featuring rare and exotic plants, orchids and eye-catching arrangements. Tickets are $175 each and will be available for purchase by calling Linda Ruark at 561.233-1796.
  10.  Celebrate spring during the 40th annual Hatsume Fair at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens April 6-7. The museum’s largest annual festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. There will be Japanese entertainment, crafts and street food. The weekend’s activities include martial arts demonstrations, taiko performances, live art painting, cosplay costume contests, and a high-octane, Japanese streetwear fashion show. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit morikami.org/event/hatsume-fair/.