Sat, 5/7, 8PM | HENRY BUTLER | JAZZ/BLUES | $25/$40/$50
The New Orleans piano legend with a classically trained voice is considered the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition. Butler is a ten-time Pinetop Perkins Best Blues Instrumentalist Award nominee, and renowned for the rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B he creates. Blinded by glaucoma at birth, Butler has been playing the piano since he was six years old, and arranging, composing, and performing professionally since he was twelve. To date, Butler has played almost every major club and festival in the United States, as well as venues in Brazil, France, Norway, Italy, Japan, Australia, and more. “Butler is percussive in his attack, ostentatious with his technique…the picture of stubborn mischief — and, not coincidentally, of New Orleans pianism.”–The New York Times
Tue, 5/10, 8PM | ALCHEMY – OPEN MIC/TALENT SHOWCASE | SPECIAL EVENT |$10
Calling local artists, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, comedians, dancers, and madmen!! Come show off your skills, and shine! Alchemy provides local artists with a platform to jam with the live band and share original works, including but not limited to music, poetry, improve, drama, comedy,
dance, live art demonstration, local artist showcase and gallery openings. This event occurs every other Tuesday, hosted by Ian Caven, a local musician and master of ceremonies.
Fri, 5/13, 8PM | JEFFERY BROUSSARD AND THE CREOLE COWBOYS | ZYDECO | $25/$35/$45
One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music, Louisiana native Broussard continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers. He began his career with traditional Creole Zydeco music, and went on to develop the nouveau Zydeco sound in Zydeco Force. He now returns to the more traditional Zydeco sound with his own band, Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys. He has a musical range seldom seen in Zydeco – from traditional songs from the old masters to originals, single-note and triple-note accordion to fiddle. Broussard is dedicated to preserving and promoting the Creole culture and traditional Zydeco music. “Jeffery Broussard has long been respected as one of the greatest accordion players to ever grace our beautiful Creole culture, and for that matter, the world.”–Don Cravins, Sr. (Mayor of Opelousas, LA – “Zydeco Capital of the World”)
Sat, 5/14, 8PM | CAROLE BUFFORD | JAZZ/CABARET | $25/$35/$45
The formidable vocalist regularly dazzles audiences at her shows, including Speak Easy (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks) and Body & Soul, which have both earned her rave reviews from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Bufford has also received multiple awards for Outstanding Vocalist from Nightlife, Bistro and Broadway World for her phenomenal performances. Bufford was recently featured in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook series at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and she has been spotlighted in numerous Broadway By The Year concerts. She has performed throughout the U.S, and recently made her debut performance in London to critical acclaim.
“Carole J. Bufford, a sizzling cabaret performer…”–The New York Times
Tue, 5/24, 8PM | ALCHEMY – OPEN MIC/TALENT SHOWCASE | SPECIAL EVENT |$10
Calling local artists, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, comedians, dancers, and madmen!! Come show off your skills, and shine! Alchemy provides local artists with a platform to jam with the live band and share original works, including but not limited to
music, poetry, improve, drama, comedy, dance, live art demonstration, local artist showcase and gallery openings. This event occurs every other Tuesday, hosted by Ian Caven, a local musician and master of ceremonies.
Fri, 5/27, 8PM | SEAN CHAMBERS BAND | BLUES-ROCK | $25/$35/$45
Britain’s Guitarist Magazine named Chambers as one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century. The Florida native toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as guitarist and bandleader from 1998-2003. After his tenure with Sumlin, Chambers continued performing as a solo act. In 2013, he released his latest album, The Rock House Sessions on Blue Heat Records, which was well reviewed and was nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award in 2014 for “Best Rock Blues Album of the Year.”
Rounding out the band are Todd Cook (bass), Kris Schnebelen (drums) and Mike Hensley (Hammond B3). Cook has worked with artists Kettle of Fish, Bud Snyder, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers and Jeff Buckley, and Schnebelen is formerly of Trampled Under Foot. Any true blues-rock fan will not to miss this show! ”Guitarist Sean Chambers achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/country/rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago.”–USA TODAY
Old School Square
May 6 – First Friday Art Walk: LUCENT2
Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
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 some amazing works in a variety of media by FAU Grad Students. The FAU Grad Student group show features paintings, drawings and sculptural pieces by 11 student artists and will be on display through May 27th. Entitled “Lucent,” meaning glowing with or giving off light, this FAU show will complement the Museum’s current exhibit, LIT where internationally recognized artists have used light to bring their creative vision to life.
The Cornell Art Museum- Lit
“Lit” is a group show of contemporary artwork by 16 internationally recognized artists who have used light to bring their creative vision to life. Artwork featured in this exhibit has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide.
Participating artists include Troy Abbot, Chris Bracey, Dominic Harris, Frank Hyder, Patrick Jacobs, Mark Khaisman, Claudia Meyer, Jason Myers, Meryl Pataky, Valentin Popov, Carol Prusa, Rubem Robierb, Erica Rosenfeld, Olivia Steele, Alex Trimino and Sam Tufnell.
The exhibit runs through August 28.
Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. The museum is located on the campus of Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Follow the Cornell Art Museum on Twitter: @CornellMuseum and Instagram: @CornellArtMuseum.
May 13, 2016 – Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest
The Pavilion at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (VIP exclusive access); 7:30-10:30 p.m. (general)
Celebrating the art of a well-crafted beer! Unlimited brew sampling plus a special selection of wines and ciders for non-beer drinkers; live music, pub bites (for purchase), game area and live music with one of South Florida’s hottest bands (TBA). Proceeds support community programs and outdoor concerts at Old School Square.
May 19, 2016 – Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents DOM IRRERA
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $45/$65
When Dom Irrera takes the stage, he does not simply get on it, he owns it! Dom projects a blend of regular-guy presence and relaxed, effortless delivery. What he’s delivering is top-notch material, laced with an array of colorful characters and voices. Beyond beautifully-crafted jokes and routines, Dom is also giving the audience one-man sketches and bursts of improv.
Legends of the Old School 2 concert will hit Mizner Amphitheater at 7 p.m. on May 20. The show will feature Bel Biv Devoe, Lisa Lisa, Tone Loc, Rob Base, TKA, JJ Fad, 69 Boyz, DJ Laz and Kid n Play. Tickets are for sale online at TicketMaster or phone at 800-745-3000.
Memorial Day concert
Celebrate Memorial Day in Boca Raton with a free concert at the Mizner Amphitheater. The Indian River Pops Orchestra featuring Robert Sharon Chorale will perform patriotic music under the direction of Dwight Robert Roadman. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on May 30. For more information, call 561-393-7995.
Boca Museum of Art
Arnold Newman: Masterclass
The exhibit runs through July 3 at the museum, 501 Plaza Real. Over the course of nearly seven decades, Arnold Newman (1918–2006) created iconographic portraits of some of the most influential innovators, celebrities, and cultural figures of the twentieth century. The first major exhibition of the photographer’s work since his death, Arnold Newman: Masterclass, examines the evolution of his singular vision, from the informal portraits, cityscapes, documentary images, and design studies of his early career to the “environmental portraiture” style for which he would become famous. Through more than 200 of his well-known photographs of famous sitters, including JFK, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, and Marilyn Monroe, along with manuscripts, correspondence, business records, and magazine tear sheets, Masterclass invites the viewers to explore the life, career, and art of this important and prolific master of the photographic image.
Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
Short Cuts 6
The Playgroup’s wildly popular shorts program is back for its 6th season May 6-15, featuring the very best in South Florida playwriting talent: comedies, dramas and a few surprises. Eight amazing ten-minute plays by South Florida playwrights. Rated PG-13. Directed by Brian Reeves and Charlene Smith. 8 PM Friday and Saturday, 2 PM Sunday, 300 S Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486. All seats $25. Call (561) 347-3948 or visit http://www.willowtheatre.org/
Boca Black Box
Wed, 05/18, 8PM | DENNIS NODAY AND THE LEE HARRIS SUPERBAND| JAZZ |$20
So you think the Big-Band Era is dead and gone? The Dennis Noday – Lee Harris 18-Piece Jazz Orchestra SuperBand is premiering here at The Boca Black Box with some exciting new Big Band sounds! Combined, the two have a long history playing with big-bands. The musicians are the cream-of-the-crop musical talent in the area and they are delighted to have an entire new library of exciting arrangements to play. We can’t wait to have them back with us. The Boca Black Box Center of the Arts 8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton, FL. 33434 in the International Jewelers Exchange Plaza one block west of the turnpike Box Office Phone: 561-483-9036 and website for tickets is www.bocablackbox.com
Fri, 05/20, 8PM | STEVE MARSHALL | COMEDY | $15/$20
Steve Marshall is a gifted writer, accomplished director, talented actor and a brilliant stand-up comedian. Come spend an evening with Comedian Steve Marshall here at The Boca Black Box Theater as he shares his heartfelt (but extremely humorous) stories about sex, ethnicity and being the only Jew in his family. Get your tickets before they sell out! The Boca Black Box Center of the Arts 8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton, FL. 33434 in the International Jewelers Exchange Plaza one block west of the turnpike Box Office Phone: 561-483-9036 and website for tickets is www.bocablackbox.com
Sat, 05/21, 8PM | LIVERPOOL LIVE – BEATLES TRIBUTE | ROCK | $30/$45
Liverpool Live is the #1 working Beatles tribute in Florida. This group is ultimate fun! The band members are made up of true entertainers that completely involve the audience with there note for note copy of the Beatles music. The band has authentic equipment, costumes and amplifiers that were used by the Fab Four. If you want to have a great time and be entertained, don’t miss these guys. The Boca Black Box Center of the Arts 8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton, FL. 33434 in the International Jewelers Exchange Plaza one block west of the turnpike Box Office Phone: 561-483-9036 and website for tickets is www.bocablackbox.com
Fri, 05/27, 8PM | CHAIN REACTION – THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND | ROCK | $30/$45
Chain Reaction is an Ultimate Journey Tribute Band with both the look and sound of the iconic band. They deliver the true sight, sound and experience of being at a real Journey concert, but in our comfortable theater. This South Florida based band of veteran musicians has been wowing audiences with arena rock at its finest!! Lead singer John D’Agostino is simply one of the best in the business at recreating Steve Perry’s vocal brilliance. His passion and love for Journey comes through in every performance. Grab your tickets for this awesome night reliving a real Journey concert. The Boca Black Box Center of the Arts 8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton, FL. 33434 in the International Jewelers Exchange Plaza one block west of the turnpike Box Office Phone: 561-483-9036 and website for tickets is www.bocablackbox.com
The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative is hosting a neighborhood block party on May 20.
The event takes place in front of the Spady Museum, 170 NW Fifth Ave., from 5 to 9 p.m.
There will be live music, a graffiti artist, kids corner and food trucks.
Boca Ballet Theatre
On May 7, the Boca Ballet Theatre will present “A Spring Mix” concert featuring excerpts from Napoli and Flower Festival at Genzano, a tribute to the Danish ballet master and choreographer, August Bournonville. This concert will also include Jennifer Vanucchi Dolan’s neo-romantic ballet, Moonlight Concerto, and Ella Sang, Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin’s tribute to the late, great Ella Fitzgerald. All of the works on the program will delight audiences both young and old!
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @7:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 @2:00pm
Countess de Hoernle Theatre, Spanish River High School
5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496
Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children and seniors.
Sunset Fun Run
Eat Market is partnering with The Delray Beach Running company and hosting a 5k Sunset Fun Run benefiting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society on Saturday, May 7th.
Runners start at The Delray Beach Running Company and end at Eat Market for complimentary wine and snacks. There will be a 50/50 raffle benefitting the LLS and a portion of all proceeds from sales at Eat Market for the night will be donated!
Sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leukemia-lymphoma-society-5k-fun-run-tickets-24750138330
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Spring Education Day: Fleeing the Hijab
Date: May 10
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Zinman Hall on Federation Campus, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton
Please join Women’s Philanthropy for a morning of education and enlightenment with guest speaker Dr. Sima Goel, author of “A Jewish Woman’s Escape from Iran.” Dr. Goel will discuss her brave journey across the Iranian desert as a young girl in a desperate attempt to find freedom in the West. This event will include breakfast (dietary laws observed). The event cost $45 per person. Event co-chairs: Karen Dern and Janice Obuchowski
Register at Jewishboca.org/springeducation
For more information, please contact Frannie Watt at 561.852.6058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The downtown Delray Beach Public Library, located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue, is pleased to present a new exhibit titled: “JOURNEYS IN WATERCOLOR” by artist Marilyn Liedman. It features plein air paintings, cityscapes, figurative & portraits and abstracts. The exhibit will be on display at the Delray Beach Public Library’s 2nd floor Gallery from Saturday, May 14 through Wednesday, July 13, 2016.