Weekend Best Bet: Look No Further Than the Delray Center For The Arts

Music, Elvis and Oktoberfest. What more do you need?

Music, Elvis and Oktoberfest. What more do you need?

Looking for something to do this weekend?
Well look no further than the Delray Center for the Arts in downtown Delray Beach for a weekend full of suds, music, nostalgia and Elvis!

The weekend kicks off early with an Oktoberfest concert tonight, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion.

The American German Club of the Palm Beaches kicks off their 40th Annual Lantana Oktoberfest with a free concert in Delray Beach.

Bring your lawn chairs, settle in with some Hofbrau Bier and German Brats, and get ready for an evening of Bavarian Music and sing-a-long rock played by the 10-piece band, HELDENSTEINER, direct from the Munich Oktoberfest. It just doesn’t get any more authentic than that.

On Friday evening, head back to the Delray Center for the Arts for the season kick off of the popular (and free) Friday night concert series.

Taking it to the Limit

Taking it to the Limit

The Eagles tribute Band “The Long Run” kicks off the concert series at 7:30 p.m.

The Long Run boasts some of South Florida’s finest and most respected musicians.  The band has reproduced the sound that made the Eagles one of the most successful bands in Rock and Roll history.

They capture the energy, melodies and vibe of one of America’s most successful bands. With five voices filling the harmonic vocals, they undoubtedly will please even the most discerning of Eagles fans.

The band claims, “…you won’t hear a Tribute Band this great till Hell Freezes Over.” They’ve performed with acts like Herb Reed and The Platters, The Flamingos, The Shirelles,  The Coasters, The Tokens, Trisha Yearwood , Gary “U.S.” Bonds, The Dixie Cups, Bobby Lewis,  Epcot’s British Invasion, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Mike Pinera from Blues Image, John Stewart’s Legends in Concert, The Romantics, Julio Iglesias Jr., Pattie Loveless and Louise Mandrell.

Bring your appetite, 15 food trucks will be on the grounds of the center. No outside food or beverage is permitted.

Also opening Friday, Oct. 10 at the Delray Center for the Arts is the new exhibit “Elvis:  Grace and Grit” featuring fine art photography from the CBS Photo Archive.

Elvis on the brink

Elvis on the brink

The exhibit, at the center’s Cornell Museum, 51 N. Swinton Ave., captures the 21-year-old Elvis on the brink of stardom. It’s magnificent.

Also at the museum is an exhibit called “Flashback: A Retro Look at the 60s and 70s” featuring artifacts on loan to the museum by the community. From political posters and old albums to photos and fashions, the exhibit captures the era through the eyes and experiences of locals. A must see!