Weekend Best Bets: Holiday on Ice, Boca Art Guild & More

Cringle Mingle hits the hot spots

Cringle Mingle hits the hot spots

Swing & Jazz Preservation Society

Are you in the mood for a little holiday swing?

The Delray Center for the Arts Friday Night Concert Series has just the cure.

Check out the Swing and Jazz Preservation Society at 7:30 p.m. at the pavilion.

Food trucks and seats for rent will be available.

Swing, jazz and big band with a holiday twist.

Free admission too!

The Polar Express

Put on your pajamas and head over to Mizner Park to catch a screening of the classic “Polar Express” Friday, Dec. 20.

The activities—which include a free train ride and “snow”-begin at 5:30 p.m.

The movies starts at 6:30.

Both are free.

Home for the Holidays on Ice

Come see world class professional skaters at The Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Friday through Sunday.

This has become a holiday tradition, complete with exquisite costumes and projection lighting.

Show times Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $45. For more information please call 243-7922, ext. 1.

Cringle Mingle

If your tastes run more toward the bar scene, you won’t want to miss

Cringle Mingle Santa Crawl December 21st at 8 p.m.

The 2013 Cringle Mingle Santa Crawl is going to paint Downtown Delray RED. You can expect Santas,  Elves, and maybe even a few Reindeer.

Your ticket grants you 5 drinks at 5 bars throwing 5 parties. And maybe even a chance to sit on the real Santa’s lap. The night’s schedule is as follows…

8pm-9pm – Hyatt

 9pm-10pm – DADA

10pm-11pm – Bull Bar

11pm-12am – TBD

12am-2am – Union

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100, one ticket free with purchase of five.

Visit http://100ftchristmastree.com/ for tickets and more information.

Forgiveness offered

Have you heard about the food for fines holiday project at the Delray Beach Public Library?

If you donate food (canned or packaged) to the Library from now until Dec. 20, 2013, you will be forgiven any fines you may owe.

Sounds like a deal, but hurry.

 

Check out the Boca Art Guild on Atlantic Ave.

Check out the Boca Art Guild on Atlantic Ave.

Boca Raton Artists Guild Winter Show

By Dave Reeves

 

So…..we’re strolling down Atlantic Avenue the other night and my wife guides me toward the Boca Raton Artists Guild Gallery.

She along with fellow members have their work displayed at the recently opened show that extends through January. The hook? Wine and cheese. Never one to turn down a quick snack.

An outstanding selection of all kinds of work – oil paintings, photography, water color. And while I’m not an art aficionado, I was and have been quite impressed with the quality of work. Certainly worth a visit.  You never know. You might find that special piece of art that can decorate a room in the house.

The Guild has 11 shows every year.

Coming up is the organization’s Silent Art Auction, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11 at the gallery at 512 East Atlantic Avenue. For more information, call 561-278-7877 or visit www.bocaguild.com. Free and open to the public.

Speaking of art, the Boca Raton Museum Art School on Palmetto Park Road (801 W. Palmetto Park Rd) is currently enrolling students for its January term. A wide range of courses avaluable – jewelry making, oil, water color, etc. Call 561-392-2503 or visit http://www.bocamuseum.org.

St. Paul’s Choir Presents All American Christmas

One of the great treasures of Delray is the magnificent music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave.

On Sunday, Dec. 22 the St. Paul’s Choir will perform their annual “Festival of Lessons” featuring carols that showcase the diversity of American music.

The performance is free and will start at 3 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Visit www.stpaulsdelray.org for more information.