This Month in South Florida: June 2015


EWW! WHAT’S EATING YOU? South Florida Science Center & Aquarium opened May 3rd Step right up this summer to a carnival of creatures! The Science Center’s summer traveling exhibition, Eww! What’s Eating You? explores the human parasite relationship – for the good and the bad! Famed comedian Carrot Top serves as a remote tour guide throughout the exhibit, which features a variety of bugs – live and preserved – that swirl and twirl, including body morphing Guinea worms, rash causing Hookworms, kid-loving Pinworms, eye-invading Toxocara worms, malaria-causing mosquitoes, blood-sucking leeches and more. The highly interactive exhibit, presented in a carnival format, will surely entertain science seekers all summer long – and offers a great opportunity to beat the heat! 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 (561) 832-1988 EXPRESS YOURSELF BLUEPRINT Gallery at the Milagro Center 695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-279-2970 now through June 19th “Express Yourself” is the fourth BLUEPRINT Gallery exhibit of amazing art in by local artists since the Gallery’s opening in September 2014. Milago Center provides daily to the 80 children and Teens it serves each day in its afterschool and summer camp programs. SUMMER SERIES OF MUSIC, MOVIES & MORE Downtown Boca’s Mizner Park Amphitheater through August 21 The City of Boca Raton’s Summer Series, presented by Alpine Jaguar, promises a line-up of great FREE concerts at 590 Plaza Real. Blankets and chairs are welcome, but for convenience, chairs are also available to rent $5. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. All shows are rain or shine. Friday, June 5, 7:30pm – The SYMPHONIA Boca Raton Friday, June 19, 7:30pm – U2 by UV (U2 tribute) Sunday, June 21, 7pm – The FAU Concert Band Friday, June 26, 7:30pm – Neil Zirconia (Neil Diamond tribute) Saturday, June 27, 8pm – Into the Woods (movie) For more information visit For recorded information call (561) 544-8600. BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE The Stage Door Theatre – now through June 21st Weds, Sats. & Suns at 2pm / Fri-Sat 8pm By Johy Van Druten, Gillian Holroyd is a witch. She can cast spells and perform feats of magic, but she can’t fall in love. And when she casts a spell over her attractive neighbor – partly to keep him away from an old rival, and partly because she is attracted to him – this slight ‘imperfection’ leads to a number of unintended and somewhat tricky situations. $38 – $42. 954-344-7765 – 8036 W Sample Rd., Margate, Fl 33065 CULTURAL COUNCIL BIENNIAL 2015 through August 29th The goal of this juried show is to broaden the range of artists on display. Nearly 130 artists, whose careers range from emerging to professional, submitted more than 400 paintings, photos, sculpture, videos and site-specific installation art for consideration. Cultural Council Manager of Artist Services, Nichole M. Hickey, says “The works of 62 artists were chosen because they represent what is happening in the art scene right now. The diversity of talent in The Palm Beaches is remarkable and the juried process allows the Council to cast a wider net and exhibit artists who have not yet been shown here.” The Biennial show is free and open to the public. Gallery hours Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 601 Lake Avenue | Lake Worth PARENTS NIGHT OUT-SOMETHING’S FISHY South Florida Science Center & Aquarium June 5th / 6-10pm Ready for a date night? Drop off the kids at the Science Center! Parents Night Out includes science crafts, Make n Take Jelly Fish and Ocean in a Bottle activity, Touch Tank experience, pizza dinner, and a planetarium show! Cost is $30 per child (each additional child is $15). Call (561) 832-2026 to register. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Slow Burn Theatre June 5-28 / Fri-Sat 8pm / Sun 2pm Book by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith. Tickets: $25-40. 954-344-7765, 866-811-4111 /, West Boca Performing Arts Theatre at West Boca High School, 12811 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, 33498 BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St through June 7th / Thurs-Sat 8pm / Sat & Sun 2pm In this affectionately autobiographical play, Simon tells the story of Paul and Corie Bratter, two newlyweds settling into their first Manhattan apartment. $30, $15 for students (18 and younger) Tickets: 561-272-1281 ext. 4 MUSIC AT ST. PAUL’S GALINA DENNISON, VIOLA AND YOKO SATA KOTHARI, PIANO Sunday, June 7th / 3pm Music at St. Paul’s, in historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 188 S. Swinton Ave. in the heart of Delray Beach. The concert will feature the Sonata in D Minor by Mikhail Glinka, the second viola sonata of Johannes Brahms, two movements from Romeo and Juliet by Serge Prokofiev, and the exciting Phantasy by English composer York Bowen. A $15 donation is requested with preferred (front center) seating available at $20. Students are admitted for a $5 contribution. Tickets:, 561-276-4541 or at the door. No one will be turned away for inability to contribute. 2015 SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP South Florida Science Center & Aquarium June 8-August 14th Each exciting week will offer hands-on exploration for young scientist ages 4-12. The days are packed with fun science lessons, experiments, labs and outdoor activities led by expert science educators. Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. with extended hours of structured activities available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. For more information, call (561) 832-2026 or visit THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Sol Theatre June 12-28 / Fri-Sat 7pm / Sat-Sun 2pm Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes. This wildly funny and warm-hearted musical begins when the Music Hall Royale “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of the unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud; Miss Bud is in turn engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood… who disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve. Has Edwin Drood been murdered? Tickets: $15 / $10 juniors (11 and younger) 561-447-8829 / 3333 N. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33431 NEWEST KIDZ ON STAGE 10-WEEK PERFORMANCE CLASS SHOWTIME PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE Begins June 13th From ages preK and up! And you get to see them perform on stage at the end of the 10 week session! If your child is destined for the stage, you have to check this out, it’s always a hit with both parents & children alike! NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS! or call (561) 394-2626 For details and registration visit 503 SE Mizner Blvd. Ste 73 Royal Palm Pl, Boca Raton “MY FATHER-MY FRIEND” Artisans On The Ave, 630 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, Friday, June 19th, 5-9pm – FREE Enjoy a night discovering unique art hand made by our talented artists. Give Dad or your special friend a gift, functional or fun that he will enjoy. Support creative male artist’s featured in our gallery by purchasing one of their man-made pieces. We have unique pottery mugs for his favorite beverage. If he is a whiz in the kitchen a selection of beautiful exotic wooden cutting boards and baguette trays. Choose a fused glass wine holder or a great corkscrew/stopper. Perhaps a vintage car photograph or a custom created ink pen. Our male featured artists are John McCoy, Robert ben Kline, James McClean, Robert Hunter, Dennis Tishkowsky, Barry Friedman, Al Abraskin, Howard Fleischer, Wilmer Gallego, Rick Eggert, E J Morales , Jessie Showalter, Boaz Kimelman, Dr. Herb Brofsky, Ray Gross and Kelly Dean Manganaro. REFRIGERATOR ART BLUEPRINT Gallery at the Milagro Center 695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-279-2970 Opening Reception June 19th The BLUEPRINT Gallery at Milagro Center invites you to the “Refrigerator Art” Opening Reception on June 19th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Come view the homegrown talents of our very own STARS and Teens; reflections of their hearts and souls. The evening will include a diverse talent showcase comprised of local performers. This visual and performing arts event is an opportunity for Milagro Center’s supporters and friends to experience the same joy and creativity the Center provides daily to the 80 children and Teens it serves each day in its afterschool and summer camp programs. The exhibit will run from June 19th through August 14th. Attendees will view the incredible works of art exhibited by our flourishing artists and enjoy snacks and wine. Local jewelry designers and other craftspeople will have their items available for sale during the evening. This is a complimentary event. Please RSVP to Cultural Arts Director, Nicole Escalera at or call (561)279-2970. OCEAN COMMOTION NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM South Florida Science Center & Aquarium June 26th / 6-9pm Under the sea is the place to be! Enjoy fun ocean life activities for kids of all ages, snow cones, popcorn and plenty of science fun including: Crab Lab, 3D octopus printing demo, Echinoderm lab, Lamprey dissection, Touch Tank experience. Each Night at the Museum is a different theme, which includes various interactive science crafts, activities, entertainment, exhibits, planetarium shows and a chance to view the night sky in Palm Beach County’s only public observatory! For more information, please call 561-832-1988. Admission is free for members, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for children 3-12, children under 3 are free. For more information, call (561) 832-1988 or visit GEMS CLUB – GENETIC JOURNEY South Florida Science Center & Aquarium June 30th / 5-7pm While having tons of fun along the way, our GEMS club offers the opportunity for young girls in grades 3-8 to learn and grow as they discover the exciting world of math, science, engineering and technology! GEMS Club takes place on the last Tuesday of every month from 5pm-7pm. $5 registration fee per child per session. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. This month’s GEMS club session will feature a discussion on genetics and students will participate in a Twizzler DNA Models lab and Tape Cell Activity. To register, call (561) 832-2026 or visit