Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Catch Cyndi Lauper at Mizner Park Amphitheater this summer. Pre-sale tickets for her June 11 show in Boca Raton are on sale now. Advance tickets cost between $39.50 and $69.50 per ticket. Visit aeglive.com for more information on ticket sales.
  2. Patti LaBelle is taking her talents to the Boca West Country Club. The Boca West Foundation is featuring LaBelle with the Symphony of the Americas and the Atlantic City Boys on April 5. There will be a tribute to Natalie Cole during the event, which begins at 6 p.m. on the Great Lawn. Franklin will take center stage at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $175 and will benefit kids attending summer arts camps at Florida Atlantic University.
  3. The Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off April 6 and lasts through April 14.
  4. The 54th Annual Delray Affair will hit downtown Atlantic Avenue on April 8 through April 10. The festival is free and open to the public.
  5. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will host its 37th annual Hatsume Festival on April 16 and 17. The event celebrates the first bud of spring and transforms Morikami Park into a Japanese spring festival. There will be taiko drumming performances, samurai sword-fighting and martial arts demonstrations. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 4-10. Children under three and museum members enter for free.
  6. The Delray Beach Playhouse will present Little Shop of Horrors on April 26.The off-broadway musical costs $30 per person and $15 for students 18 years old and younger. Tickets can be purchased by calling 561-272-1281 ext. 4.
  7. Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department will host the 27th Annual Senior Games on April 14 through April 22. The events are open to people at least 50 years old who want to compete in basketball, billiards, bowling, bag toss, croquet, golf, swimming, racewalk, pickle ball and track and field. Entry fees begin at $10 per person per game and $20 if you are not a Delray resident. For more information, visit mydelrabeach.com
  8. The mens’ baking challenge is back. The Woman’s Club of Delray Beach is hosting the annual Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 15. The event will feature more than 30 bakers making homemade treats at the Old School Square Fieldhouse. The event will also feature a sock hop in the former Delray High School gymnasium. In addition to tasting desserts, there will be an auction with items including lunch with the mayor and a morning with the police chief. One baker definitely set to return to the competition is Commissioner Mitch Katz. Last year he served mini cupcakes made with locally brewed milk stout. Tickets for the event cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
  9. Downtown gastropub Tryst is throwing a birthday party. The restaurant is celebrating its seventh anniversary and will host a party in honor of the celebration on April 22. The party features a free open bar from from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  10. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is exhibiting new works produced by local artists during “Something Out of Nothing.”Artwork will be displayed in the Cultural Council’s main gallery in Lake Worth through May 21.