Events, Theatre, Exhibits and Learning Delray Beach’s Center for the Arts

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COMING THIS MONTH . . .

EVENTS October 10 Oktoberfest Kickoff Outdoor Pavilion Thursday, 6 p.m.; free admission. The American German Club of the Palm Beaches kicks off their 40th Annual Oktoberfest with this free concert, featuring two bands direct from the Munich Oktoberfest! October 19, 2013 – May 10, 2014 Budding Artists at the Delray Green Market Old School Square Park Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the kids to our Budding Artists booth at the Delray Beach Green Market and take home a treasure! We’ll have creative activities designed for fun and learning. Visit delraycra.org for special Green Market events and dates closed. October 25 Volunteer Delray Outdoor Pavilion Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Discover a wide range of volunteer opportunities on this Free Friday Concert night! The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Council members will have booths on site with information on volunteering for their respective organizations. EXHIBIT October 10, 2013 –- February 2, 2014 ELVIS: GRACE & GRIT Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Thursday until 8 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $8 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; free for ages 10 and under. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission every Thursday. A fine art photography exhibition from the CBS photo archive. This collection of 35 large format, candid and on air photographs, shot by various CBS Television photographers, documents Elvis before the Las Vegas years – during his meteoric rise to stardom. EXHIBIT October 10, 2013 – February 2, 2014 FLASHBACK: A Retro Look at the ‘60s and ‘70s Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Thursday until 8 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $8 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; free for ages 10 and under. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission every Thursday. Reminisce and enjoy a fun display of music, movie and sports memorabilia on loan from the community. EXHIBIT Through November 3 School of Creative Arts Showcase Crest Theatre Galleries Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission This impressive, multi-media exhibit showcases drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and fine art photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. LEARNING The School of Creative Arts is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. Fall Term 1 runs through October 26th. Fall Term 2 opens October 28th. The School offers beginner through master level classes, for all ages, during fall, winter and spring/ summer sessions. Classes include drawing, painting, watercolor, collage, mixed media, printmaking, fine art photography, digital imaging, lighting techniques and expanded youth classes. The Writers’ Colony offers classes and workshops centered on self- publishing and getting published. Class brochures are available in the Crest Theatre lobby and may be downloaded from our website; or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 for additional information. GUEST ORGANIZATIONS October 25-27 Orchids on the Square Vintage Gymnasium Friday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; admission, $5. The Delray Beach Orchid Society presents their annual show and sale featuring orchid vendors, potting supplies, dazzling orchid displays and raffle prizes. October 26-27, 2013 January 25-26, 2014 February 15-16 & 22-23, 2014 March 22-23 & 29-30, 2014 Delray Art League Artists in the Park Old School Square grounds Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fine art exhibitions and sales. Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers world-class events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The restored early 20th century school buildings (listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Delray Beach Schools) house the charming Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture (c. 1913), the intimate Crest Theatre (c. 1925) and a Vintage Gymnasium. The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts offers art, photography and writing classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayCenterForTheArts.org. All dates, times and films are subject to change without notice.