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Happy Thanksgiving from yourdelrayboca.com

Happy Thanksgiving from yourdelrayboca.com

Boca Tree lighting tonight; Menorah lighting in Delray

If you’re wondering what to do before Thanksgiving, head on over to Boca Raton and help Mayor Whelchel light the holiday tree tonight.

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater.

The event is being billed as the start of a new tradition and includes snow (really), rides, fireworks, carolers and a few surprises.

Of course, you can then hit the stores and restaurants at Mizner Park.

Festivities run through 8:30 p.m.


If you’re in Delray, head on over to the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square for a menorah lighting ceremony at about 5:15 p.m.

Happy Hanukkah everyone!

Next best thing to T.P.

Next best thing to T.P.


A tribute to Tom Petty

We love Tom Petty.

We’ve seen him and the Heartbreakers a bunch of times and he’s amazing.

Tom Petty will not be in Delray this weekend, but “The Petty Hearts” will be.

As Tom might say, “the waiting is the hardest part”.

The Delray Center for the Arts’ Free Friday night concert series continues Nov. 29 with a Tom Petty Tribute.

The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Be there, The Petty Hearts are awesome.

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

It has become a Thanksgiving tradition.

The 14th annual Downtown Delray Art Festival runs November 30th & December 1st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The festival takes place on Atlantic and 4th Avenue.

If you’re an art lover or looking for holiday gifts, you’ll enjoy the festival which is produced by Howard Alan Events and features hundreds of artists.

The festival is a juried show and features hand-crafted artwork including glass, photography, painting, mixed media, jewelry and more.

An art giveaway will give festival patrons an opportunity to win original artwork by participating artist John Galbo. “Reflections” is a 30″x34″ gallery wrapped photography piece valued at $395. The piece will be on display at John’s booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4:00 pm on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. John’s work can be found on his website: www.johngalbo.com.  No purchase is necessary to participate in the giveaway.


Life is a cabaret

Life is a cabaret

Arts Garage Cabaret Series: Billy Stritch

The London Times says this about Billy Stritch:  “Stritch is not afraid to dazzle!”

Well, if it’s good enough for The London Times it’s good enough for us.

Stritch headlines The Arts Garage’s Cabaret Series, Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.

Stritch is a Grammy winning composer who specializes in the American songbook. He’s also a colorful performer and accomplished jazz pianist.

Billy’s early inspiration came from great jazz pianists like Oscar Peterson and George Shearing, pop stars Elton John and Billy Joel, and singers Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Mark Murphy and Carmen McRae.  Billy’s celebrated trio Montgomery, Plant & Stritch performed with Mel Torme at Carnegie Hall, and regularly at the Newport Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival.  For more than 20 years, Billy has been a musical supervisor, producer, pianist, and arranger for Liza Minnelli.  He has performed at cabaret venues across the nation, as well as at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, at Feinstein’s in New York, The Cinegrill in Hollywood, Birdland, the London Palladium, NHK Hall in Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro’s Municipale Auditorium.

Now he’dere in downtown Delray. Visit www.artsgarage.org for tickets.


Count on a few surprises when Drew Tucker hits the stage

Count on a few surprises when Drew Tucker hits the stage

Drew Tucker and Special Guests

Most locals know Drew Tucker as a debonair musician about town. But if you haven’t seen him perform live, you’re really in for a treat.

Drew, a multi-instrumentalist, promises a blow out performance 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at The Arts Garage.

Vibraphone, marimba, percussion—Drew plays them all.

For this special performance he has surrounded himself with some of the top musicians in the country.

Also expect special guests including Delray’s own “Double Trouble (as seen on TV’s X Factor), Zoe Fromer and we heard one member of the renowned Black Violin.

A can’t miss show.

Visit www.artsgarage.org for tickets.