Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. The Bacon & Bourbon Festival heads to Wellington for the first time from March 23-25. General admission to the event at the Village of Wellington Community Center and Amphitheater is free. The festival begins Friday at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., will continue Saturday at 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and end on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be VIP experience with food and bourbon pairing seminars as well. The title sponsor is Buffalo Trace.
  2. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will recognize the 2018 Muse Award Recipients on March 22 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The biennial awards ceremony coincides with the council’s 40th anniversary. In addition to presentations to award winners, there will be performances by local artists. Delray’s Milagro Center will be recognized for “Outstanding School Committed to Arts Integration,” Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens won “The Legacy Award” for an organization and Boca’s Museum of Art won the “Liman Excellence in Arts Education.” Tickets are on sale at palmbeachculture.com/muse.
  3. Grammy award winning artist Jason Mraz will perform at the Kravis Center on March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets for “An Evening with Jason Mraz, Solo Acoustic” start at $45. The show will take place at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. His stop in West Palm Beach is part of a 17-city live tour, following his extended Broadway debut performance in the hit musical Waitress and release of his new original song, “Can’t Hold Out On Love,” which is featured in the upcoming film, Father Figures.
  4. Boca’s Child Rescue Coalition will hold its 2018 gala on March 9 at the Delray Beach Marriott. This year the keynote speaker is Ashley Judd, a Golden Globe nominated actress, political activist, humanitarian and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. She was recently named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for her work addressing sexual assault. The event takes place at 6 p.m. and proceeds go toward the nonprofit’s mission to protect children from sexual exploitation through technology. For tickets and information, visit https://501auctions.com/crcgala
  5. Willow Theatre at Boca’s Sugar Sand Park will put on Upcycled Cinderella on March 30.  Presented by Bright Star Theatre, the imaginative production brings to life the story of Cinderella through household and recycled items, in a way that will surprise and delight audiences. Shows take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box Office at Sugar Sand Park Community Center at 561-347-3948, or online www.willowtheatre.org. Adult tickets are $8 and kids $6.
  6. Savor the Avenue returns on March 26 at 5:30 p.m. The outdoor dining event will celebrates a decade of serving up local eats and decorative tablescapes. This year’s participating restaurants are: 32 East, 50 Ocean, Avant, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, Che!!!, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Cut 432, Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen, Lemongrass, Max’s Harvest, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, Rocco’s Tacos, Salt 7, The Office, and Vic & Angelo’s. Each 4-course dinner is paired with select libations. Make your reservation with your preferred restaurant. Menus can be viewed at www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SavortheAvenue
  7. The YMCA of South Palm Beach County will host its 16th annual Inspiration Breakfast fundraiser on March 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Office Depot Global Headquarters. This year, the event will feature head coach of the Miami Hurricane’s Mark Richt as the keynote speaker. The event will raise funds for the Y’s Drowning Prevention Initiatives and financial assistance program which provides everyone, regardless of income, the ability to participate in valuable, life-changing YMCA programs. For more information, visit www.ymcaspbc.org/inspirationbreakfast or contact Kimberley Trombly-Burmeister at 561-300-3238 or ktburmeitser@ymcaspbc.org.
  8. The 33rd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will head to downtown West Palm Beach on March 22-25. General admission tickets cost $24 for adults and $14 for children six through 15 years old. Children under six are free. The show runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
  9. Celtic Woman is heading to Boca Raton during its North American tour “Homecoming” this spring. It will make a stop at FAU’s Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Visit https://www.celticwoman.com/tour-dates/ for more information.
  10. The 3rd Annual Mixology Craft Sprit event returns to Mizner Park on March 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Patrons will taste food from several local restaurants and caterers, including: M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Tanzy Restaurant, The Little Chalet, Potions in Motions Catering, Café MED Ristorante and Villagio Restaurant & Bar. Mixologists will offer signature drinks, and representatives will be available to educate event-goers on the burgeoning number of local and national distilleries making some of today’s most notable spirits. Visit http://www.mixologyboca.com/tickets/ for tickets.