Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Delray will hold its annual free July 4 celebration at the beach. Beginning with sand sculpting from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be all sorts of family friendly activities. If building castles isn’t your thing, there will also be a volleyball tournament at 8:30 a.m. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks will launch at 9 p.m.
  2.  Catch the Queen of Forró Elba Ramalho on July 13 when she performs at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The Brazilian songbird will perform in The Pavilion at 8 p.m. Ramalho, who is also a poet and actress, has won two “Latin Grammys” and 16 Awards of Brazilian Music. With 38 albums released and a career spanning 40 years, she is considered among the greatest artists of Brazil. Her shows bring together an eclectic audience of all ages as she is constantly playing at jazz, rock and forró festivals as well as business meetings and major events. Tickets priced at $25/$30/$35 per person.
  3.  Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series returns to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens on July 12. Walk through the gardens, hear taiko drums and grab some sushi from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $7 online in advance or $8 at the door for adults, $5 or $6 for children. Additional $3 fee for taiko drumming performances (6:30 p.m.; 7:15 p.m.; 8 p.m.) Available for purchase at the door only.
  4.  Austin-based funk and soul band ROXY ROCA will be performing at The Funky Biscuit on July 11. The six-piece horn-driven funk and soul band delivers feel good music and catchy lyrics about life and Love. Before long the crowd is moving and sharing a vibe with the dynamic frontman/lead singer Taye Cannon. The Funky Biscuit is one of the band’s favorite rooms to play in all the country, partaking in the spirit and energy of the great bands and musicians that have graced the nightclub before them. ROXY ROCA is touring their latest album “A Better Way”. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated Chris “Frenchie” Smith, and recorded at his studio, The Bubble, in Austin. The band has released 4 music videos from the album, including an inside look at their second (latest) tour of Japan.
  5.  Roar and Pour at the Palm Beach Zoo is back. On July 27, head to the zoo after hours and explore. Copperpoint Brewing Company will be taking over the taps.
  6.  See Rob Thomas at Mizner Park Amphitheater on July 2. He will bring his Chip Tooth Tour to Boca and the show will feature special guest Abby Anderson.
  7.  Soft rockers Air Supply will hit the stage at 8 p.m. on July 19 at The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock first started producing big hits in the late 1970s. Songs like “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” soared up the charts and have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. Tickets priced at $35-55 per person.
  8.  Visit the oldest and largest botanical garden in Palm Beach County for free on Thursdays. Mounts Botanical Gardens is offering free admission to all Palm Beach County residents every Thursday now until Sept. 26. On display now is CUTTING CORNERS:A Stickwork Exhibition. Located in the Great Lawn area, this interactive, environmental exhibit features an original, massive, stickwork sculpture designed by internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty and created on site through a “community build” by 106 volunteers utilizing 30,000 pounds of willow.
  9.  Boca will hold its annual Fabulous Fourth on the Fourth of July. Head to Countess de Hoernle Park at 6:30 p.m. for live music and performances, carnival rides, games and crafts, food and drinks, and of course fireworks to end the night. Free parking will be available at several nearby public parking lots including Boca Corporate Center with complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5:30 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs permitted. Personal fireworks, sparklers, alcohol and family pets are prohibited.
  10.  Bar Brawls continue this month on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. at Death or Glory Bar in Delray Beach. The bartender showcase pits local bartenders from Miami to Stuart against each other to bring home the title of champion and $750 prize. The finals will take place on Aug. 28. The 2019 Bar Brawls is presented by 1-800-Call Lee. Tickets to attend each weekly event start at $10 for general admission. A limited number of Ringside seats at the bar are $25.