Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Milagro Center’s BLUEPRINT Gallery is hosting a “Rumble in the Jungle” opening reception on June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Milagro Center, 695 Auburn Ave. The showcase features student artwork, live student music and refreshments. Safari attire is encouraged. The event is free. For more details, contact Jamie Leigh at jgriffiths@milagrocenter.org or 561-279-2970.
  2.  Town Center Mall will host the All Abilities Showcase on June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nordstrom Court. The goal of the All Abilities Showcase is to raise awareness and celebrate the talents and abilities of individuals with physical disabilities. The free event includes prizes for participants, light refreshments and a local celebrity judge panel. The event is sponsored by the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute.
  3.  Catch violinist Gareth Johnson with pianist Tao Lin at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on June 10. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. with a pre-concert conversation with violinist Gareth Johnson at 2:30 p.m. There is a $20 suggested donation. The program will feature Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata, Eugène Ysaÿe’s “Ballade” Sonata, and Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy.” Johnson will also play his electric violin arrangement of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” For more information, visit http://www.music.stpaulsdelray.org
  4.  The Second Annual “Taste of Recovery” culinary festival will return to Old School Square on June 2. Hosted by executive chef Louie Bossi, the event will benefit The Crossroads Club, a non-profit organization in Delray Beach that, at no charge, provides meeting space for 12-Step recovery groups. The inaugural Taste of Recovery attracted more than 1,000 guests, 20 restaurants and featured live music and chef prizes for best bites. The event raised nearly $100,000 to benefit The Crossroads Club. This year the event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $40 per ticket. To purchase tickets, visit tasteofrecovery.com.
  5.  Learn about growing vegetables in your own backyard on June 9. The Mounts of Botanical Garden is hosting “Farm Your Backyard: Vegetable Growing from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening in South Florida. The focus of this workshop is to implement successful agricultural techniques to manage small vegetable projects. Tips and techniques on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance and harvesting will be covered. $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
  6.  Negative Fest, a new International Horror & Genre film festival, is heading to The Movies of Lake Worth from June 15-16. Negative Fest’s feature length U.S. & Florida Film Premieres include Dead By Midnight (U.S.), Luciferina (Argentina), Snowflake (Germany) & Blood Fest (U.S.). Opening night is a special 35th Anniversary screening of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome. Negative Fest is programmed by festival director Michael Favata, creator and curator of one of Florida’s longest running horror film series, Palm Beach County Grindhouse. Tickets cost $13 per session or $30 for an all access pass.  Tickets are available online at negativefest.com/tickets and at the Movies of Lake Worth on the weekend of the festival.
  7.  Catch Bob Saget at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at The Pavilion on June 23. The Grammy-nominated standup comedian, will take the stage at 8 p.m. The show is intended for mature audiences only.Tickets priced at $30/$50/$200 per person are on sale now via Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-653-8000.
  8.  The Kravis Center Dream Awards: Celebrating High School Musical Theater Excellence showcase performance will take place at 7 p.m. on June 3, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Dreyfoos Hall and will feature student performers from 10 local high schools. Ticket prices start at $15 and featured musicals will include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Fiddler on the Roof, Ghost, Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, Legally Blonde, Oliver! The Musical, Sweet Charity and White Christmas. This new performing arts education initiative for high school students was launched for the 2017-2018 school year and sponsored by PNC’s Arts Alive grant program for the visual and performing arts. Public and private high schools in Palm Beach County were invited to participate in the yearlong program. During the performance, two local student actors – one male and one female – will be selected  to travel to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, known as the Jimmy® Awards, and represent Palm Beach County while taking part in a weeklong musical theater intensive. All expenses for this student experience will be covered by the Kravis Center. To purchase tickets 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org/events/dreamawards.
  9.  The 10th Annual David Clowney Foundation Celebrity Charity Weekend takes places June 1-2. On June 2, the event heads to Pompey Park for a Charity Kickball Tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go towards scholarship funding for underprivileged youth.
  10.  Interfaith Cafe is meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 21 at the South County Civic Center to discuss “God or No God.” The discussion will be led by Geoff Kashdan, a life-long learner and teacher.