Delray Weekender: Discover - Explore - Relax

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Opening Of "Central American Modernism" Exhibition

This Friday, March 8th, from 6pm-8pm, dive into the rich cultural tapestry of Central America at the Cornell Art Museum, Old School Square. The museum proudly unveils a unique exhibition of 100 artworks by renowned Central American Modernist artists, offering a rare glimpse into the regions of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panamá. These pieces, ranging from paintings and sculptures to works-on-paper, meld modernist influences with indigenous traditions, curated from the private collection of Mark Ford. This event not only showcases sublime art but also highlights the vibrant heritage and narratives of Central American countries.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Cornell Art Museum, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

For those fascinated by art, culture, and the stories that shape our world, this exhibition opening is a must-attend. It's a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the artistry and narratives of Central America, presented in a setting that honors the depth and diversity of its heritage. This is an evening of discovery and admiration!

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Delray Green Market

Nestled in the heart of Delray Beach, the Delray GreenMarket offers a vibrant Saturday morning escape at the Cornell Art Museum, Old School Square. Since its inception in 1996 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, this open-air farmer's market has grown into a cherished seasonal highlight, bustling with activity and community spirit every weekend.

With over 50 vendors, the GreenMarket is a treasure trove of Palm Beach County's finest farm-to-fork produce, freshly picked citrus, farm-fresh eggs, raw milk, and butter. For meat lovers, there's 100% grass-fed Florida beef, poultry, pork, and lamb — all antibiotic and hormone-free. Artisan bakers bring an array of fragrant goods, including gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free options. And for those who love a bit of color, fresh cut flowers and plants add to the market's charm. Each visit is accompanied by live musical entertainment, making shopping a delightful experience.

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Winter Season: Now through May 18th, open from 9am - 2pm every Saturday.
  • Location: Old School Square, 96 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Whether you're a local or just visiting, the Delray GreenMarket promises a unique opportunity to connect with the community, enjoy live music, and purchase some of the freshest, most delicious goods around.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore one of Delray Beach's most popular and charming attractions.

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Retro Rhythms: The Holy Rocka Rollaz Live at Arts Garage

Gear up for a blast from the past with The Holy Rocka Rollaz, the dynamic trio that’s all about reviving the heart-pounding excitement of 1950s American Rock ‘n’ Roll. On March 9th, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, step into Arts Garage for an electrifying performance that pays homage to the era's music legends like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline, among others. This band doesn’t just play music; they transport you back in time with authentic sounds, vintage equipment, and a fervent passion for the classics.

Event Details You Need to Know:

  • When: March 9
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cost: $45 – $50
  • Location: Arts Garage, a hub of artistic vibrancy

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Mark and Lisa Flora, along with their band, promise an evening of nostalgic tunes and lively performances that celebrate the spirit of the '50s. From heartwarming ballads to upbeat rockers, experience the music that defined a generation, performed with an authenticity and energy that’s rare to find.

Don’t miss your chance to catch The Holy Rocka Rollaz in action, ensuring an unforgettable night of music, memories, and merriment. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the era or curious to catch a glimpse of the musical past, this event at Arts Garage is where you’ll want to be. Book your tickets now and prepare for a journey back to the fabulous '50s.

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100 Years of Rhapsody in Blue

Step into the rhythm of the Roaring Twenties with the Festival Boca Jazz Orchestra, led by Kyle Prescott and featuring the prodigious talents of pianist Dominic Cheli, at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Dive deep into the jazz age with Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" in its electrifying 1924 jazz band version, capturing the era's spirit and vibrancy. The concert promises an unforgettable evening where the melodies are as compelling as the history they represent.

Music critic Orrin Howard praises "Rhapsody in Blue" for its "syncopated rhythmic vibrancy" and "genuine melodic beauty," a testament to the piece's enduring appeal and its power to evoke the essence of the 1920s. This iconic American classic, with its unforgettable clarinet solo, embodies the excitement and flair of an unforgettable era in music history.

But that's not all – the second half of the concert invites you to hit the dance floor, celebrating great American swing jazz classics. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or simply love the idea of a night filled with lively music and dance, this event is for you.

Event Details:

  • Doors Open: 6:00 PM
  • Featuring: Dominic Cheli, Kyle Prescott, and the Festival Boca Jazz Orchestra
  • Venue: Mizner Park Amphitheater

Prepare for an evening of toe-tapping tunes and timeless melodies. Don't miss this blend of concert and dance hall, where the magic of Gershwin and the allure of swing jazz come alive.

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