May Calendar


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre

In the Heights

Saturdays at 4 p.m. through May 19

Lin Manuel Miranda, creator of HAMILTON, wrote the music and story of this gripping musical drama spanning 3 days in the life of multiple generations in the New York City Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights.Nominated for 13 Tony Awards and winner of the 2008 Best Musical, Miranda combines Latin and Hip Hop music to create this poignant tale of hope and self discovery.

Tickets $25 adults, $15 children and industry.

Memorial Day in Boca

All Gave Some…Some Gave All

9 a.m.

Boca Raton Cemetery

A commemorative ceremony will take place featuring Veteran groups, City Officials, music by the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders, drills by Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC, and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guard.

Memorial Day Concert

6 p.m.

Mizner Park Amphitheater

A Memorial Day concert will welcome local indie musicians, the Helmsmen, and country artists, the Shane Duncan Band. Attendees may indulge in food trucks, including Tucker Duke’s, and a beer garden featuring Boca Raton breweries. Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00 (free for Veterans). There is limited free parking for Veterans in the lot adjacent to the amphitheater. No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages permitted. The event is rain or shine.

For both events, the City of Boca Raton is once again teaming up with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach to offer an area where attendees can write a letter to a soldier and where goods may be donated to create “We Care” packages to be sent to deployed soldiers.

Spady Museum

The Reel and Share My Reel

Through July 21

Juried photographic exhibition, featuring photographers from throughout Florida and images from the Spady Museum’s archives of life in Delray Beach.

Black Movie Experience (BMX) – “Thunder Soul

May 5

1-4 p.m.

$10 per person suggested donation; free for Members

Location: At the Williams Cottage, Spady Museum

Make your movie-going more cultural at BMX, Black Movie Experience. Every first Saturday from 1-4 p.m. enjoy culturally curated films in the Williams Cottage. Free movies and free snacks for Museum Members. Limited seating; RSVPs are required. Featured movies list are subject to change.

Old School Square

May 5 – Tito Puente Jr.

Crest Theatre

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Tito Puente Jr., son of the late Tito Puente, carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music. Tito, Jr. is on a passionate mission. The younger Puente refuses to let his father become a distant memory and he is determined to nurture his father’s musical legacy.

May 11 Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

The Pavilion at Old School Square (special event/fundraiser)


Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (VIP exclusive access); 7:30-10:30 p.m. (general)

Craft the perfect night out in Delray Beach with the 7th annual DELRAY BEACH CRAFT BEER FEST! Your ticket gets you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 100 craft brews and ciders… wines too! Attendance is limited to give everyone the best beer tasting experience. VIP ticket holders get exclusive tasting of all beers and wines from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes a commemorative tasting mug, and featured tap releases; only 500 VIP tickets are available.  General admission opens at 7:30 pm. WHAT TO EXPECT: DJ music early on, followed by the headlining band; pub bites from local restaurants for purchase; photo booth, game area and LIVE art; cash bar with mixed drinks and water (no beer for sale).

May 12 – Lucas Bohn: Lesson Plans to Late Night

Crest Theatre

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$45; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Office only)

This one-man show, starring Lucas Bohn, combines stand-up comedy and visual images as he tells the story of his transition from elementary school teacher to national touring comedian. “Lesson Plans to Late Night” is one of the highest rated main stage shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines and was called “Truly Innovative” and “A total crowd pleaser” by cruise directors and entertainment coordinators. Anyone who has ever been around children can relate to this hilarious show!

May 20— Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Crest Theatre

Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Swing through the Big Band Era with the famed Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and vocalist Bryan Anthony! With the reputation of being one of the top bands of the Era, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra had the privilege of working with some of the best musicians of the time: Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Sy Oliver, and more! Now under the direction of Terry Myers and featuring the stunning vocals of Bryan Anthony, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra revives and celebrates the magic created in those collaborations.

through September 9, 2018 – Flora

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444


Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition features contemporary art by 30 artists incorporating themes inspired by the goddess of springtime, fertility and flowers. The displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists.

June 2– James Judd

Crest Theatre

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$45; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Office only)

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square presents monologuist and humorist James Judd, headliner of NPR‘s Snap Judgment. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, Judd connects with audiences as he shares stories classified as “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures.”  However humiliating, they affirm that part of being human is telling the stories that have happened to us, emphasizing that even in the face of failure, it’s getting up and moving forward that matters.

Genealogy workshop

May 5

10 a.m.- noon

Delray Beach Public Library

Members from the Henry Morrison Flagler Chapter, NSDAR will host a free genealogy workshop.  The workshop focuses on helping participants interested in tracing their lineage to Patriot ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. Workshop leader Debbie Duay, Ph.D. has twenty years of experience in genealogy and has helped over 500 women join the Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR recognizes Patriots not only as soldiers, but also anyone who contributed to the cause of American freedom

Heads UP Florida workshop

May 19

8:30 a.m.

Old School Square

Suzanne Spencer, a civic Activist and Leadership Consultant, and Dr. Revital Goodman, a leading trauma specialist, have crafted a free workshop for school personnel as an instrument of support, understanding and development.

Vicarious Trauma is a real…yet silent…phenomenon that afflicts teachers and school personnel. In the wake of Stoneman Douglas High School and of school personnel’s daily exposure to chronic stress and trauma, there is an immediate need to address the impact of systemic trauma on people within our schools’ administration, faculty, teachers, and staff. This is the time to assist school leadership in building a workplace community that acknowledges the holistic needs of faculty and staff and elevates and improves the synergy between personal and organizational systems.

Open Mic Nite

May 9

6:30 p.m.

Coffee District

Fun night as members of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA)  read from their latest work on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coffee District, 325 NE 2nd Ave. Members, Free. Nonmembers, $10. Lite bites served. Happy hour prices at bar.

“After Auschwitz” movie premier

May 4-10

Movies of Delray

Jon Kean’s After Auschwitz, is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women after their liberation from Nazi concentration camps, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life.

For more information about the film, including dates, cities and theaters, visit

Arts Garage

Friday, May 4

8-10 p.m.

Leon Foster Thomas with special guest Mino Cinelu

General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Award-winning musician Leon Foster Thomas is a unique force in modern jazz. His virtuosic playing of the Steel Pan has enabled him to connect emotionally with the listener on every level. He is joined by master-of-all-trades Mino Cinélu.

Saturday, May 5

8-10 p.m.


General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25

Experience the fun, imaginative, fearless music of the Huntertones during their debut performance at Arts Garage. Their high energy, horn-driven sound combines inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul. Adding depth and contrast to their live set, the Huntertones shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing.

Sunday, May 6

7- 9 p.m.

Lucas Apostoleris Quintet

General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25  

Lucas Apostoleris is a drummer and composer currently residing in Miami. In addition to writing music for his own jazz ensemble, Lucas has recently written arrangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, FL, and for the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band. He is a recent graduate of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music as a member of their Studio Jazz Writing master’s program.  A Massachusetts native, Lucas completed his bachelor’s degree in jazz drum performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015.

Friday, May 11

8- 10 p.m.

JM & The Sweets

General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25  

Josh Miles is a Dallas, Texas born/Palm Beach, Florida based singer/songwriter whose brand of Soul music encompasses a wide range of influences. Josh’s music can be described as Bluesy at times and relentlessly groovy at others (and many things in between), but, no matter what, the aim is to keep it soulful.

Saturday, May 12

8- 10 p.m.

Chino Nunez & Orchestra ”A Latin Music Journey”

General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Regarded as one of the most renowned percussionist of our time, two-time Grammy Winner Chino Nunez has transcended genre, style and class into a 40+ year musical career, one which revels in rich influences from the 70s to the present. Nunez’s talents as a composer, producer, arranger, band leader and multi-instrumentalist has resonated through a discography consisting of hundreds of productions.

Sunday, May 13

7-9 p.m.

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

General Admission $20 | Reserved $25 | Premium $30

Mac Arnold got his first taste of the blues when he learned to play his brother Leroy’s home-made guitar at age 10. He joined the Muddy Waters Band in 1966 when he was 24 years old.  Now, Mac is going back to his roots and serving up a mess of blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists of Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, guitar, bass and vocals, Quinn McNamara on drums, and Mac Arnold on vocals, bass and Gas Can Guitars.

Thursday, May 17

8- 11 p.m.


Come See Two Local Bands

Tickets: $10

Come see local bands Thoughts and Above the Skyline during our monthly local band showcase. BYOWhatever – Patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol (21+).

Saturday, May 19

8- 10 p.m.

Allan Harris & Trio

General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Harris has a rich, pure baritone/tenor voice, often compared to Nat King Cole’s, but more crystalline. He is celebrating the release of his new CD The Genius of Eddie Jefferson, (April 27 on Resilience Music Alliance), which is an ideal blend of Harris’ rich, beguiling baritone and Jefferson’s bantering cool.