Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Head to Delray Marketplace on Aug. 16 for Hot Florida Nights Car Cruise from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy classic cars and music in the back corner lot, far to the left of Frank Theatres.
  2.  Straight No Chaser and Postmodern Jukebox will perform at Boca’s Mizner Amphitheater on Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The co-headlining tour brings together pop’s Postmodern Jukebox and a cappella stars Straight No Chaser. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 866-448-7849.
  3.  Catch Gary Goodman’s Family Comedy Magic Show on Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Sugar Sand Park. The event cost $8 per adult and $6 per child and features illusions such as ‘The Chair Suspension’, ‘Snow Illusion’, and ‘The Talking Picture’. Children’s tickets include juice & cookies after each performance and a carousel token.
  4.  Boca Raton’s Summer in the City concert series comes to an end this month. On Aug. 4, Fleetwood Mac tribute group Dreams: Crystal Visions will perform at Mizner Amphitheater. The opening act, School of Rock Boca will go on stage at 7:30 p.m. with the main act taking the stage at 8 p.m. On. Aug. 11 Bob Marley tribute Ruff House will perform at 8 p.m. with School of Rock Boca opening for them at 7:30 p.m. The series ends on Aug. 12 with Boca Symphonia performing “A Space Odyssey” at 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
  5.  The Boca Raton Museum of Art is celebrating the opening of four exhibitions with a preview reception open to the public. The Midsummer Party at the Museum takes place on Aug. 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets are available online at bocamuseum.org/midsummer. The event is free to museum members and $25 for non-members. New exhibits include: Patricia Nix: American Baroque; Deep Line Drawings by Carlos Luna; Shirin Neshat: Fervor and Turbulent; and Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman.
  6.  Ever want to see what the Boca Raton Resort and Club looks like? The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum will conduct guided tours of the historic hotel as a part of Boca Chamber Festival Days on Aug. 12. The tour begins at 2 p.m. and is an hour and a half walk through the hotel’s story, which includes its owners, architecture, World War II years, and its role in Boca Raton’s history since the 1920s. The tour costs $15 per person and valet costs $11. A confirmed RSVP is required by noon the day prior to the tour. Wearing a good pair of walking shoes is recommended.
  7.  Head to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for Sushi and Stroll on Aug. 11. Grab a popular Japanese snack and stroll through the 16-acre gardens. Entry cost $8 per adult (ages 11+); $6 per child (ages 4-10); free for museum members and children ages 3 and under . Tickets can be purchased online in advance at morikami.org, or at the door. There is an additional $3 fee for taiko drumming performances (6:30pm, 7:15pm, & 8:00pm), sold first-come first-served during the event. Sushi & Stroll is a rain or shine event and tickets are non-refundable.
  8.  Celebrate the end of summer at Sugar Sand Park’s Back to School Splash on Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event for kids ages 3-12. There will be three large water slides, ranging from 20 to 30 feet high, and up to 60 feet long. Make and takes include spray bottle painting and a marble tile craft. In addition, there will be an area for kids ages 5 and under with a separate water slide and additional activities such as tabletop water toys and a toddler fishing game. Concessions will be available for purchase from Bobby G’s Drivin’ Diner, Joji’s Frozen Yogurt and Tiki’s Shaved Ice food trucks. The event is weather permitting.
  9.  Boca Ballet Theatre presents Brilliant Summer, a mixed repertory dance concert with a blend of classical and contemporary pieces. Included are the following: David Parsons’ The Envelope, a world premier by Sanjay Saverimuttu and George Balanchine’s La Source featuring principal dancers from Miami City Ballet and Boca Ballet Theatres Summer Intensive dancers. The shows take place on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at The Countess de Hoernle Theatre, Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $25 for children and seniors. For more information, call 561-995-0709 or visit www.bocaballet.org
  10.  Palm Beach County is hosting its annual “Celebration of the Arts” on Friday, Aug. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex in John Prince Park, Lake Worth. The Celebration of the Arts will feature a variety of artwork created throughout the year in VSAFL visual art classes and performances by the “Very Special Actors” Community Theatre Group and the VSAFL Jazz Dancers. Highlights of the evening will include an opportunity to meet the artists and actors as well as enjoy some light refreshments. The mission of VSA is to create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Admission is free.