Events, Theatre, Exhibits and Learning Delray Beach’s Center for the Arts: April 2014

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COMING THIS MONTH . . .

EVENTS

Each Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm through May 10, bring the kids to the Budding Artists booth at the Delray Beach Green Market and take home a treasure! Our craft activities are designed for fun and learning. Visit delraycra.org for Green Market information. National Juried Exhibit and Budding Artists 52nd Annual Delray Affair Hours will be Friday & Saturday 10-4:30 pm, and Sunday, 1-4:30 pm. Stop by our Budding Artists booth on the front lawn and come into the Cornell Museum (free that weekend) to vote on your favorite piece in our National Juried Exhibit. Enjoy 700 art, craft, business, food and beverage booths along Atlantic Avenue.

THEATRE

All performances are in the Crest Theatre. Tickets are available at DelrayArts.org, or by calling (561) 243-7922, ext. 1. Little River Band “Cool Change” Benefit Concert Tuesday, April 1 | 7:30-9 pm This charity concert benefits the Florida Fishing Academy, a non-profit, after-school fishing education program for at-risk kids. For more information and tickets, call 561-740-7227, or visit the website at FloridaFishingAcademy.com. General admission $50, and $125 for VIP entrance. BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour April 6 | 6 pm ($11) The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. The Festival’s World Tour comes to Delray for its ONLY Florida stop and features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Hosted by Florida Atlantic University. Learn more at banffcentre.ca. Crest Broadway Cabaret Series Presents Aaron Lazar Monday, April 7-8 | 8 pm ($45) This film, TV and Broadway star is currently starring on Broadway as Sam Carmichael in the global musical phenomenon Mamma Mia! He recently played opposite NBC Smash’s Megan Hilty in Gentlemen Prefer Blonds (NY City Center’s Encore Series). Other Broadway credits include A Little Night Music, Les Miserables, Impressionism, The Phantom of the Opera, and Oklahoma! among others. Trampled Under Foot Friday, April 11 | 8 pm ($30-55) Trampled Under Foot has quickly become one of the hottest up-and-coming blues bands on the circuit today. Siblings Danielle (lead vocals and bass), Nick (guitars and vocals) and Kris Schnebelen, (drums) have a lifelong connection with the blues. Growing up in Kansas City, MO, the hard-charging trio soaked up the music of their parents, who were active in the thriving blues scene.

EXHIBITS

Enjoy and support our local artists and visit an nearby exhibition or gallery event this month. The Delray Art League April 1-27 The Crest Theater Galleries will be exhibiting mulit-media pieces showcasing oils, watercolors and acrylics. Gallery entry open to the public Monday- Friday, 9:30-4:30 pm; Saturday, 10-3 pm. National Juried Exhibition April 1-11 Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture will be presenting this premiere exhibition featuring juried works by artists from around the United States, including 13 current/former students and instructors from the Center’s School of Creative Arts. Media includes acrylics, collage, glass, mixed media, oils, photography, sculpture and watercolors. The final 99 works were selected for the exhibit from nearly 350 submissions reviewed by independent juror, Michael Monroe, who currently serves as Director of Curatorial Affairs at Bellevue Arts Museum and has also served as an independent curator, writer and advisor. Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4:30 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. School of Creative Arts Showcase May 1-September 28 Crest Theatre Galleries presents a multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed-media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 4:30 pm, and Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission.

LEARNING

Try something new at the School of the Creative Arts, where art, photography and writing classes are enriching hundreds of local residents every week. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, we have many opportunities for you and your children! Registration for Spring/Summer terms (May-August) opens April 21st for new students. Visit DelrayArts. org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 478 for all the details. Free Open Readings Thursday, April 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm The Writers’ Colony invites aspiring writers and poets to share their original works in a literary gathering. All levels are welcome! Come to listen or sign up to participate. It’s the perfect opportunity to get started writing or continue that memoir. Participants can read fiction, nonfiction or poetry for 10-15 minutes; a brief, open discussion follows. This is not a critique session! The purpose is to offer feedback and encouragement. Open readings are organized by Barbara Cronie, Bobbie Kotler and Rosemarie Stinnett. To sign up, call 561-364-4157. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, 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 DelrayArts.org. All dates, times, events and exhibits are subject to change without notice.