What’s happening…


City of Boca’s Summer in the City
Minions Movie
Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. movie at 8 p.m.
From the Despicable Me series, come watch the latest movie Minions on July 8 at Mizner Park.
Before the movie at 8 p.m., join us at 6:30pm for interactive, family fun with Mad Science experiments designed to amaze and entertain young audiences. Blankets and chairs permitted, for your convenience chairs will be available to rent for $5.
Shawn Mendes
Friday, July 15th at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm
People’s Choice Award Winner for Favorite Breakout Artist kicks off his tour of North America in Downtown Boca Raton. With his #1 debut album, #1 single “Stitches”, & now second Pop Radio hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” extending his momentum at into the new year, Island Records recording artist Shawn Mendes has announced his Shawn Mendes World Tour, opening across Europe with 11 dates in April-May, and then arriving in North America with 26 dates starting on July 15th at The Mizner Park Amphitheater presented by The Messina Touring Group and AEG Live. Tickets available online.
Flights of the Conchords
Saturday, July 16th at 8:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) will return to the U.S. this summer. The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”, is their first since co-headlining 2014’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour”. Jemaine and Bret have new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will make it’s stop in Downtown Boca on July 16th with special guest comedian Arj Barker.
David Bowie Tribute: Stardust Memories
Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Mizner Park will be hosting a free show on July 22 in appreciation of the late David Bowie “David Bowie Tribute: Stardust memories.” Starting at 7:30 pm, food, drink, and chairs and blankets will be available to guests. Visit http://myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi/ for more information and other summer events.
Ruffhouse – Bob Marley tribute
Friday, July 29th at 7:30pm
We hope you like Jammin, too, to the sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley. The tribute concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Blankets and chairs permitted, for your convenience chairs will be available to rent for $5. Food and beverages available for purchase. Please leave at home outside food and beverages and pets.
Old School Square
July 1, 2016 – First Friday Art Walk: 6×6
Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org
Friday, 6-9 p.m.  Admission is a suggested $5 donation
Art Walk is an open house for the art galleries in downtown Delray Beach.  Start your evening at the Cornell Art Museum, where you will see a unique display of extraordinary 6×6 works in a variety of media that have been created and donated by local and national artists.  See the Museum’s current exhibit, “Lit” where 16 internationally recognized artists have used light to bring their creative vision to life.
Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission is a suggested $5 donation
A pop-up exhibition of extraordinary 6×6 works in a variety of media that have been created and donated by local and national artists.
July 2, 2016 – Silent Disco
The Fieldhouse at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org
Saturday, 9 p.m.; tickets $15
A high energy performance in a silent atmosphere!  At this DJ dance party, the music is experienced through high quality, wireless headphones.
July 15, 2016 – Sci-Fi Summer: War of the Worlds
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org
Friday, 7:30 pm; tickets $15/$25
Seventy-eight years ago, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air presented their version of H.G. Wells’ classic story.  It became the most infamous radio broadcast of all time.  WRLN Radio Theater brings the original script back to life, reimagined in Palm Beach County!
July 21, 2016 – Bachaco
The Fieldhouse at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org
Thursday, 9 p.m.; tickets $10
The Fieldhouse presents the reggae rock and Latin roots sounds of Bachaco.  It’s music inspired by classic Bob Marley, Latin beats and California reggae.
July 28, 2016 – Canvas & Cocktails
Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
561-243-7922, OldSchoolSquare.org
Last Thursday each month, 7-9 p.m., registration required
The Creative Arts School has a fun, new art experience, where you can create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere… all while enjoying a nice glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail.  Each month will offer something different with one of our creative Canvas & Cocktails instructors.  It’s a perfect girls’ night out, club night or a date night!
Arts Garage
Fri. 7/1 8pm  LeNard Rutledge
Tickets: advance ticket price: $30/$40/$45
LeNard Rutledge sings The Great American Songbook.
Voted the Best Jazz Artist of the Year by the Miami New Times,LeNard Rutledge’s robust vocals have made him one of the most sought-after talents in contemporary jazz. His music has been described as “captivating, soul-stirring, earthy, and funky”, and he has often been compared to the great Lou Rawls. LeNard has shared the stage with a number of highly respectable jazz artists including Nnenna Freelon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Drew Jr.,Harry Allen and Wycliffe Gordon.
Sat, 7/2  Lauren Mitchell Band
Tickets: advance ticket price: $30/$40/$45
Soul Singer Lauren Mitchell follows her musical heart. While her first solo singing performance started in church as a child, she has since crafted a singular, unmistakable voice in the world of blues, citing both Etta James and Janis Joplin as profoundly influencing her sound.
Fri. 7/8 8pm Cupcake Burlesque
Tickets: $30/$40/$45
A Little Sweet, A Lot of Sass… The Naughtiest Burlesque in South Florida!
Join us for an evening of swinging jazz, exciting burlesque, juggling and comedy as Arts Garage is transported back to the days of vaudeville. The event features South Florida’s premiere troupe, Cupcake Burlesque, and stars the lovely Miss Jenna Beth, Francean Fanny and Cherry Mae. The show will be hosted by the irreverent Patrick Smash with a special Sideshow performance by the mesmerizing Ian Michael, and live music by Tchaa. Performing a classic burlesque style with a modern twist, each dancer offers a unique specialty and flair of their own, making for a very sexy spectacle!
Sat. 7/9 8pm Spam All Stars
Tickets: advance ticket price: $30/$40/$45
The Miami based band blends improvisational electronic elements and turntables with Latin, funk, hip hop and dub to create what they call an electronic descarga (an improvised jam session consisting of variations on Cuban music themes).
Fri. 7/22  8pm Chloe Dolandis
Tickets: advance ticket price: $30/$40/$45
Pop, jazz and soul singer Chloe Dolandis moves audiences with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence. The dynamic entertainer has a young voice with an old soul, and has earned a series of awards thanks to her vocal prowess.
Sat. 7/23  8pm   Hendrick Meurkens Quartet
Tickets: advance ticket price: $30/$40/$45
Hendrik is a widely acclaimed, award-winning harmonica/vibraphone player from Germany, now based in New York. He is renowned as a Brazilian jazz artist, although this special show will double as a CD Release party for his new jazz CD, “Harmonicus Rex”, which has earned great reviews and radio airplay.
Fri. July 29, 8pm  Khris Royal & Dark Matter – Jazz/Funk/electronic fusion
Tickets $30/40/45
The young New Orleans native began playing the saxophone at the age of 7, and was granted a full scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music by the time he was 16. His unique style is comprised of jazz, hip hop, soul, electronic, funk, R&B, blues and reggae.
Royal has played with hip-hop giants and jazz and funk legends alike, including Bobby Brown Alvin Batiste, and Jason Marsalis. He has also recorded with chart-topping artists like Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Nelly and The Game, and Erykah Badu, in addition to working with prominent New Orleans artists.
Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
Snoop and Wiz
The dynamic duo are bringing their energetic set right through the heart of Palm Beach County. With funky beats, fresh vibes, and new tracks coming from Snoop Dogg’s new album coming out July 1st, the pair look to have you leave the show with your head in the clouds. Tickets can be found on Livenation.com and are going quick, with lawn tickets as low as $22 and seats going as high as $118. Show starts at 7 p.m. on July 20.
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani looks to bring you back all the way to the early 2000s with her new tour. Her first solo album in a decade, “This is what the Truth Feels Like,” looks to wow and enrapture old and new fans alike. Ticket prices range from $23 through $143 and can be found on TicketMaster.com The show starts at 7 p.m. on July 27.
Dave Matthews Band
The Blue grass band looks to take South Florida by storm by the end of the month. With their world renowned summer tours, the group looks to impress with their intricate lighting and video shows, as well as their music set that is unique to every show. Visit Ticketmaster for tickets with prices ranging from $32-$76. The show is at 7 p.m. on July 29 and July 30.
BB&T Center
Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas
The current leaders of the iTunes charts, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas will be taking the BB&T center by storm with their “FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR.” The show starts at 7 p.m. on July 1. Visit Ticketmaster for ticket information.
Mr. 305 is heading to the 954 on July 31. Visit Ticketmaster for ticket information.
Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series
Date: Friday, July 8, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $8/adults (ages 11+); $6/child (ages 4-10); FREE for museum members and children ages 3 and under
$2 for taiko performance (optional). Reservations are not required.
Sushi & Stroll is back for the summer and offers a tranquil, twilight stroll through the 16-acre gardens and spectacular sunset views. Excite your palate with something delicious from the Cornell Café, indulge in some shopping at the Museum Store, or tantalize your senses with a drumming performance by Fushu Daiko. Please note the museum galleries are closed for these special nights. Food and drink are sold separately and are not included in admission price.
Guest Artist Workshop: Paper Cut Art with Hiromi Moneyhun
Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $50 (Advance registration required)
Join guest artist Hiromi Moneyhun as she guides you through the intricate steps for creating three-dimensional paper cut artwork. Learn the different styles of cutting to create your own pieces that are both whimsical and bold. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Hiromi Moneyhun began drawing at a young age, and by her teen years had developed a style of her own. With no formal art training, Hiromi has evolved a unique homegrown artistic voice that combines traditional Japanese visual art forms with the super-modernity that is now found in all of Japan’s biggest cities. Hiromi’s cut paper pieces are the result of a multistep process that produces an art that is at once amusingly lighthearted and startlingly alive. Hiromi’s paper cuts are inviting, compelling many to want to reach out and touch the artwork. Like the works of all the great masters, Hiromi’s pieces are best appreciated when viewed in person. An exhibition of her artwork will be on display at the Morikami Museum in the summer of 2016. All tools and materials will be provided for this workshop.
Bon Odori Dance Workshop
Date: Saturday, July 9 and Saturday July 30
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Cost: $15 with paid museum admission (advance registration required)
Learn the simple steps to Bon Odori, the traditional Japanese folk dance showcased at Obon, an iconic summer festival. During this three-day holiday, ancestral spirits are said to return for a brief visit to the living. The joyful Bon Odori welcomes these visiting loved ones in lively celebrations throughout Japan.
Recommended dress: Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Sumi-e Ink Painting Workshop
Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Cost: $35 (advance registration required)
Material fee: $3 (cash payable to the instructor)
Learn about the history and philosophy of Sumi-e and how it relates to the subject painted. Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China to Japan in the 12th century. Composition and how to paint with brush and ink, two traditional implements, will be introduces. Students will have time to do a simple sumi-painting using the principals of composition.
Materials to bring: a water container, small dish for ink, idea brush, Yatsumoto practice paper
Downtown West Palm Beach food tour

Every Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm, food tours bring guests through 13 food and drink tastings encompassing six different restaurants. The tour lasts for three hours and take patrons for a mile walk through downtown West Palm- with plenty of breaks at air-conditioned stops along the way. The tour starts near the Evernia Street Parking Garage and tickets are $65 for adults and $45 for children aged 12 & under. Tickets can be found at https://westpalmbeachfoodtour.com/ and can be booked for all summer long.
21drops debuts first retail location

The modern 21st century apothecary is opening in Delray Beach this July 4th. With ice cream, door prizes, and gifts for kids, the store looks to celebrate its arrival in town. 21drops focuses on all natural and healthy, pure lifestyles. More info can be found at http://www.21drops.com/our-oils/
Spady Museum
The Spady Museum’s Summer Youth Cultural Empowerment Camp will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 5 through August 11, at the museum. It will feature activities such as field trips, history workshops and seminars in photography, poetry and live performance for children ages 8-13. It will culminate in an exhibit installation and opening of the youth’s work and a performance that will be open to the community. To register for the Camp, call 561-279-8883. Registration fee is $50.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

GEMS Club — Girls have a bright future in Science and GEMS (Girls excelling in Math and Science) Club will continue to help them shine! GEMS Club offers the perfect opportunity for young girls to learn and grow as they discover the exciting world of math, science, engineering and technology! Dinner and refreshments will be provided. This program is open to girls in grades 3-8 and a $5 registration fee is required per session.  July’s theme is “Mysteries of the Night” and will be all about Bat biology and Conservation. The girls will learn all about these misunderstood creatures and have the opportunity to meet one in person!
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Where: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium; 4801 Dreher Trail North; West Palm Beach, 33405
How Much: $5
Public contact: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium at SFScienceCenter.org or 561-832-1988.
Nights at the Museum – “Superhero Science!” On the last Friday of each month, from 6-9pm, guests of all ages can enjoy extended hours of exploration at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium! 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! Food and beverage from Wholesome Tummies Cafe will be available for purchase throughout the evening. This month’s theme is “Superhero Science” and will include activities such as a Bird Dissection Lab, Invisible Ink Demo, Exciting Electrons Demo, DNA Structures & Superhero Magnet activities and a themed Planetarium show.
When: Friday July 29th, 2016 6pm-9pm
Where: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium; 4801 Dreher Trail North; West Palm Beach, 33405
How Much: $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, $8.00 for children (3-12), FREE for children under 3, $6 for adult members and free for child members.
Summer cooking classes at Aurora’s Mexican Kitchen
Learn how to make enchiladas with professional chef Aurora Garcia Ramos. The class will take place on Saturday, July 2, at 10am. The class will feature 2 recipes and a salsa making that can be used for other dishes, as well as the two. The hands on class is $30 per person and happens at 521 Southridge Road, Delray Beach, FL. Rsvp at  Aurora@AurorasMexicanKitchen.com or561.542.7928 or https://www.facebook.com/AurorasMexican