June in Lake Worth

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Downtown Lake Worth becomes so accessible in June. As the crowds of snowbirds flock back to New England, the city relaxes. Parking is still free throughout the town, luring lots of lingering visitors to the quaint streets, art galleries and shops. Fridays and Saturdays are packed with street sales, music, great art and an amazing variety of foods. New restaurants are opening in June. Street performers spring up throughout the town. Shows are busy and buzzing. Time to soak up the atmosphere. J Street in Downtown Lake Worth is rapidly becoming South Florida’s Greenwich Village. The Bamboo Room is one of the regions most prestigious music venues, while Coastars coffee shop has regular “open mics” and emerging artist art shows. Propaganda presents cutting edge bands, and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery can be counted on for some of the areas finest musicians at their art openings every first and third Friday. Top Five Records has a great collection of vinyls, while Callaros, one of Lake Worth’s finest bistros, is located at the corner of J Street and Lake Avenue. Joining the growing scene on South J Street is Excelsior!, Lake Worth’s first comic book and toy emporium. Located at 16 1/2 South J Street, they hold role playing games and collectable card playing tournaments every Friday and all day Saturday. Nerd Trivia and game board nights are being planned. Look for mini comic book and gaming conventions. Across Lake Avenue on North J Street, visit the re-invented Rhum Shak with its lively crowd and great bands. Stroll on down the street to Rudy’s Wine Bar, an intimate setting with wonderful music. Coming soon will be an artist studio and gallery to compliment the selection of fine wines. June 6 | Gallery Showing Stanley Switkes will be the featured artist at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery located at 15 South J Street. “Everybody Must Get Stoned,” features the stone carvings of this “Young at Art,” 90 year old stone carver. Switkes will be on hand to demonstrate the stages of stone carving, and will have an array of new works to present. Music and good food are free. Events run from 6-10 p.m., and are free to the public. June 9-28 | Summer Camp The Lake Worth Playhouse presents Willy Wonka Jr., a summer camp program culminating in a theater production. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performance dates are June 26- 28. For more information call 561-586-6410. June 9 | Lake Worth Food Truck Invasion The Lake Worth Food Truck Invasion will take place Monday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Find dozens of the area’s finest food trucks stationed at the PNC Bank parking lot next to South Shores Tavern. June 21 | TogaFest Third Eye Production brings TogaFest to Lake Worth for a party you’ll never forget. Get your tickets at South Shore Tavern, and tour four bar hopping stops while dressed in your favorite bed sheet. Presale tickets are $8, and $12 at the door.