September Calendar


Old School Square

Cornell Art Museum Hosts First Friday Art Walk

Crest Theatre Galleries, Friday, Sept. 1, 6-9 p.m.  Admission is free.

This month’s Art Walk will feature 100 watercolors, drawings and mixed media pieces by students, ages 7-13, who are participating in the Summer Youth Art Program at Palm Beach State College. Due to the Museum’s closure for interior renovations, the summer Art Walk events are located in the Crest Theatre Galleries. Follow the Museum on social media for updates!  Facebook: @OldSchoolSquareCornellArtMuseum; Instagram: @CornellArtMuseum; Twitter: @CornellMuseum.

Crest Theatre Summer Cult Classic Film Series

Old School Square and Delivery Dudes have partnered up for a cult classic film series. General admission tickets, $5; VIP tickets $15 (includes balcony seating, one drink, one food item and text for bar service option). Doors open at 7 p.m. Costumes encouraged!  All films are on Friday night.

Sept. 1 – The Blues Brothers (1980) – film at 8 p.m.

Sept.8 – Frat Night with Animal House (1978) / Old School (2003) – double-feature, 8 p.m.

Sept.15 – Airplane! (1980) – film at 8 p.m.

Creative Arts School Open House and Canvas & Cocktails

Open House – Saturday, Sept. 9, 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Meet the instructors and learn about art, photography, digital imaging and writing classes and workshops being offered during fall and winter terms. Enjoy refreshments and a showcase of art and photography by current adult and youth students.

Canvas & Cocktails – Sept. 28, 7- 9 p.m.

Pre-registration is required; fee $35 (includes materials and one drink ticket).  This is a fun art experience where you can create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere… all while enjoying a glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail. Each month offers something different with one of our professional art instructors. No experience necessary! It’s a perfect girls’ night out, group night or date night.

Ticket Sales open for Shows, Concerts & Lectures

For questions, call the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

The 2017-18 Season starts in October, but now is the time to purchase individual tickets to get the best seats available. View the 2017-18 season brochure at or stop by our Box Office in the Crest Theatre to pick one up!

Spady Museum

Youth Cultural Empowerment Program

Every Saturday

$50 annual enrollment fee

The Youth Cultural Empowerment Program (YCEP) is a year-round educational program that focuses on building self-esteem, cultural identity and social and civic responsibility in youth. The YCEP, the next generation of the Spady’s Kids Cultural Club, was created to address the need to provide youth with an arts and cultural heritage immersion program to enhance the Palm Beach County School District’s black history curriculum in an historical environment.

On display until Sept. 30, the Youth Cultural Empowerment Camp exhibit features tableaus of Fort Mose, quilted wall hangings, Picasso-inspired paintings and hand-made dolls. Campers learned how to create through different methods of artistic expression, including spoken word and basket weaving over the summer.

Kemetic Yoga

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9:30 a.m.

$10 per person

Location: Williams Cottage, Spady Museum

Enjoy a 90-minute session of calming, therapeutic yoga using ancient Kemetic postures and teachings. Bring a yoga mat and water; wear comfortable clothing.

Black Movie Experience (BMX)

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1-4 p.m.

$10 per person suggested donation

Location: Spady Museum

Make your movie-going more cultural at BMX, Black Movie Experience. Every first Saturday from 1-4 p.m. enjoy culturally curated films in the Williams Cottage. Free movies and free snacks for Museum Members. Limited seating; RSVPs are required. Featured movies list are subject to change. Check out what’s showing next at or follow us on Facebook. We will save you a seat!

Ride and Remember Trolley Tour

Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to noon

$25 per person

Location: Spady Museum

When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. Climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development.

Starting Your Family Genealogy

2 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Location: At the Spady Museum

Interested in researching your ancestry and finding your roots? Learn how to trace your family’s history, use genealogy databases and use DNA in unlocking family mysteries to start your family heritage research with Dr. Delores M. Walters, Cultural Anthropologist, Family Historian and Empowerment Program and Consultant.

Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Meet and Greet

6:30 p.m., Wed., September 13

Readers and writers mingle at this annual reading celebration. Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Esplanade Plaza, 273 NE 2nd Ave. Free. Lite bites & wine.

Summer Sidewalk Sale

The inaugural Downtown Delray Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale debuts Sept. 8-10, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. throughout Downtown Delray Beach. Join the Downtown Fashion Boutiques, Art Galleries, Specialty Shops & more to explore during these three days for savings and enter to win a Summer Fun Delray Beach prize package.

Arts Garage

Sept. 1-Caroline Waters Ensemble

8 p.m. $30-45.

Caroline Waters and her ensemble of world class musicians’ performance will feature songs from Caroline’s new album, “Finding Venus” as well as Jazz standards ala Nat King Cole, Gershwin, Jobim and Ann Hampton Callaway. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 3 – A Tribute to Aretha Franklin Featuring CeCe Teneal

7 p.m. $30-45.

Acclaimed as “a musical force to be reckoned with” by critics, CeCe Teneal will be giving tribute the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Teneal has been blessed with a powerful voice that is filled with soul and resonance that makes her performances unforgettable. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 7 – Feedback

8 p.m. $10 (In Advance) $12 (Day of).

Calling all poets, writers, and lyricists! Join us for a night of linguistic word play: Feedback is Arts Garage’s new poetry night, your opportunity to step up to the mic and share your gift for words in front of a welcoming audience. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 9 – Kiki Sanchez Latin Jazz Ensemble

8 p.m. $30-45.

Among the new generation of young Afro-Peruvian Jazz musicians that are emerging on the national Jazz scene is pianist Kiki Sanchez. Although Sanchez is a young player, his musical interpretation is resounding, leaving the listener with admiration and much anticipation for greater things to come from a musician of such high caliber. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 10 -Joel DaSilva

7 p.m. $10-15.

Blues guitarist Joel DaSilva will SHAKE up Arts Garage with The Midnight Howl – Keith Crupi and Jonny Doe working on the keyboard. Joel DaSilva is the real deal. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 12 – Shine

8 p.m. $10 (In Advance) $12 (Day of).

Are you an inspiring artist, writer, or musician who is itching for a spot in the limelight? Well now is your chance to SHINE! Arts Garage presents SHINE, a monthly open mic showcase for local talent, hosted by our new emcee Chunky. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 15 – Sean Chambers

8 p.m. $30-45.

Sean Chambers is one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Chambers’ brand of blues is a no-frills blend of Chicago, Texas, and Delta styles, played with an understated sense of ferocity.


Sept. 16 – Lauren Mitchell

8 p.m. $30-45.

Tampa Bay Soul Singer Lauren Mitchell and her high-energy backing band will burn the house down with live renditions of songs from her critically acclaimed album “Desire.” Lauren has been compared to the late Etta James by Etta’s former guitarist, Grammy Winning Producer & music director, Josh Sklair. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 21 – ONYX

8 p.m. $10 (In Advance) $12 (Day of).

Showcasing South Florida’s hottest bands. Immerse Yourself in the Music of the Steve Pomeranz Band and the Leo Lee Rock Band. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 21 -ONYX Art Stroll

7 p.m.  Free Entry. $15 for Artist Table.

Onyx Art Stroll is a great way to enjoy the rapidly growing art scene in Delray Beach. It is free for guests to enter and it is only $15 for a table. All artists will be displaying original artwork and handmade crafts. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 22 – Amy Arlo and Almost Blue

8 p.m.  $30-45.

Amy Arlo is one of South Florida’s Favorite Blues Divas. She’s been called a modern-day Janis Joplin with her powerful voice, but you’ll hear a jazz influence due to her love for such artists as Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Her reverence for all the influential female Blues women of the past is always a major part her performance. 561-450-6357,

Sept. 23 -Alex Brown Quartet

8 p.m.  $30-45.

Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Alex Brown is quickly emerging at the forefront of a new generation of artists. The New York Times says he plays “with a crystalline touch and a worldly approach.” Brown frequently performs with his own group, and Downbeat Magazine described his 2010 album Pianist as “a really fine record that leaves you wanting more.”


Sept. 26 – VIBE

8 p.m. $10 (In Advance) $12 (Day of).

Vibe brings local musicians together in a collaborative performance environment creating a nurturing community of and for the participants. Kick back and vibe with Delray’s musicians in an ever-changing improvised jam session. No memorized notes or lyrics: just bring your instrument and let the music play. 561-450-6357,