Things to do in Palm Beach County in August

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1) Pirates & Pokemon Go will be invading the Palm Beach Zoo on August 13 from 4:15 p.m. until 9 p.m. The zoo promises to “drop some lures” and bring in the biggest and best Pokemon from around Palm Beach County to allow players to catch them. The event also includes arts and crafts for the kids, dinner specials, and live music. Tickets start at $10.50 for kids and $14.50 for adults with zoo members and toddlers getting in for free. For more information, click here.

 

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2) Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical is making a stop at the Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater in Boca Raton on August 11 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The musical tells the story of the Banks family and their eccentric nanny much like the Disney classic film. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.

3) The Long Run, the Eagles tribute band, will be hosting a free concert at Mizner Park in Boca Raton on August 12 at 7:30 p.m. Games are available as well as a Beer Garden, which opens at 6:30 p.m., with experts from Hollywood Brewery answering questions. Food and beverages are available for purchase as well as chairs to sit in for $5. For more information, click here.

4) The 2016 PGA National Craft Beer Bash is being hosted at the PGA National Conference Center in Palm Beach Gardens on August 13 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event will be featuring more than 150 craft beers and ciders for sampling as well as a food court and live music from the Helmsman. Participants are allowed to vote for their favorite brewery and cider mill with the opportunity to get their picture taken in the Celebrity Cruise Craft Beer Lounge. Tickets are $39 in advance and $49 at the door with a limit of only 200 for those trying to buy them on the day of the event. For more information, visit the event’s website.

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5) Brad Paisley is taking to the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre stage on August 13 at 7:30 p.m. along with Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae as part of his Life Amplified World Tour. Paisley has sold over 12 million albums with three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Award wins. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry and had his songs featured in the Pixar movie, “Cars.” Tickets start at $11 with more information here.

6) The Dixie Chicks are joining Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith on the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre stage on August 20 at 7 p.m. as part of the DCX World Tour MMXVI. The American country music band has won 13 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year in 2007 for “Taking the Long Way.” The band has sold more than 30.5 million albums with 27.5 million albums sold in the United States alone. Tickets start at $24 and can be purchased here.

7) Canvas & Cocktails is bringing the high life to the Old School Square in Delray Beach on August 25 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event, which is available to anyone over 21 years old, offers the best in wine, craft beer, and signature cocktails with participants working on artwork while they sip on these delicacies. The event costs $35 with more information being found here.

8) Chase Bryant and Canaan Smith are making noise at CityPlace on August 30 at 6 p.m. in a free concert hosted by 103.1 WIRK. Bryant is known for his debut single from 2015, “Take It On Back,” which became a top 10 hit. Smith made waves with his debut single, “We Got Us,” which came out in 2012 and was a contestant on the reality TV show, “The Amazing Race” in its 15th season. An after-party will be hosted at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ with more information being found here.

Best 14 things to do in Palm Beach County in June

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1) Tito Puente, Jr. will be rocking the Arts Garage in Delray Beach June 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. Puente and his Latin Jazz Ensemble have been called “a dazzling show filled with charisma, flair, and all the right dance moves.” Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.

2) Roar & Pour will take over the Palm Beach Zoo June 4 starting at 4:30 p.m. with food, drinks, and live music. The June event will feature San Francisco-infused food including grilled chicken on sour dough, chicken teriyaki, and burgers or hot dogs. The event will also feature a drink menu fueled by Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach with the band starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, and tickets, visit the zoo’s website.

3) The Everglades Experience is coming to West Palm Beach at the Grassy Waters Preserve June 4 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The event will feature a guided tour along the land and is intended for children 10 and older. Tickets start at $15 for adults and $7 for children with more information here.

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4) Darius Rucker, Dan and Shay, and Michael Ray are jamming on the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater stage June 4 at 7 p.m. The Grammy-winning artist, Rucker, started with Hootie & the Blowfish in 1986, but has since gone solo with four albums, most recently “Southern Style” and “Home for the Holidays.” Tickets start at $33 and can be purchased here.

Related: Concerts you must see this summer in Palm Beach County 

5) “Weird Al” Yankovic is bringing his brand of music and comedy to West Palm Beach and the Kravis Center on June 4 at 8 p.m. The artists is currently in the middle of his “The Mandatory World Tour” and is known for hit parody songs such as “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon.” He is also one of three people to have had top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, joining Michael Jackson and Madonna. Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased here.

6) Founder’s Day is back at the Flagler Museum with free admission at the gate on June 5 starting at noon and going until 5 p.m. Visitors are offered a self-guided tour of Whitehall through a museum that has been called “an absolute must-see.” For more information on what the museum will be offering, visit their website here.

7) Music in the Museum will be overtaking the Boca Raton Museum of Art on June 5 from 3 until 4 p.m. Performances include Antonio Rincón and David Block on piano and violin. Rincón was trained at the Peabody Conservatory of Music while Block studied at Florida Atlantic University. The concert is free with the cost of the museum’s admission. For more information, click here.

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8) Cyndi Lauper just wants to have fun with guests of her concert June 11 at 8 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-winning artists is celebrating more than 30 years in the business and global record sales of more than 50 million. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased here.

9) Journey and the Doobie Brothers will be rocking out with the small town girls living in a lonely world on June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in Wellington. Journey rose to popularity in the 1970s with hit songs such as “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Faithfully” with the former hitting number one on iTunes in 2009, becoming the top-selling track on the site not from the 21st century. The Doobie Brothers started in the 1970s with a brief split in the later portion of that decade. Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased here.

10) Beach Walk around Delray Beach on June 11 from 9 a.m. from 10 a.m. The event will feature a guided walk of the beach where participants will investigate plants, animals, and learn more about the ocean. The hour-long program costs $8 per-person with more information here.

11) The Lake Worth Mango Festival will be taking place on June 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. around the city. The event will feature programs along Lake Ave. with food from Eat Da Bone BBQ & Jerk and Sherri’s Breads from the Heart, which will feature mango-infused additions to the timeless favorites. Artists such as TombiFlow and Charles Pan Vibes will be performing d the festival with other street performers showing up. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

12) The Don Quixote Spring Concert will be taking over the Wellington High School Theatre on June 11 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on June 12 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The concert promises to take audiences into the world of 19th century Spain “brought to life by beautiful costumes, exceptional acting, and vibrant dancing.” It will be performed by the Arts Dance Generation of Palm Beach County with guest artists Carlos Ignacio Galindez and Aaron Melendez, formerly with the National Ballet of Cuba, joining the group. Tickets start at $30, with a discounted price of $20 for students, and can be purchased here.

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13) Food Truck Safari will be at the Palm Beach Zoo on June 18, starting at 4:30 p.m. With the truck windows opening at 5 p.m., the ones set to appear include Caribbean Cowboy, The Minivan Food Truck, Woody’s Burgers,  World Fusion Cuisine, and Melted Madness. Barrel of Monks Brewing will be providing drinks with admission starting at $10 for nnon-adultmembers, $8 for adult members, $7 for child non-members, and $6 for children members. Those under three get in for free with more information here.

Related: Food truck guide of Palm Beach County

14) Maks and Val Live On Tour: Our Way will be at the Kravis Center on June 19 at 8 p.m. The dance tour includes Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, two of the stars of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and will have the brothers bringing to life some of their childhood moments and life stories. Val and I have pushed each other to be better dancers every day since we were kids, and this show will fulfill a lifetime dream to perform on the same stage together across the country,” said Maksim on the event. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.

3-day art event this weekend in West Palm Beach’s new ‘cultural corridor’

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Rolando Chang Barrero has opened The Box Gallery on Belvedere Road, marketing the thoroughfare as “West Palm Beach’s Cultural Corridor.” (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Rolando Chang Barrero  has opened The Box Gallery as proof of his commitment to what could be Palm Beach County’s newest arts district.

The gallery is Barrero’s third, joining one at the Boynton Beach Arts District and his RCB Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.

Large and gleaming white, the new gallery will house the kind of cutting edge exhibitions that usually go to Miami, says Barrero, while providing space for video and performance art.

The Box Gallery has a three-day grand opening planned this weekend, which features about 30 artists from all over the world who now live in Florida.

Schedule of events:

Friday: 7- 11 p.m.:  The opening of an All Florida exhibition, featuring artists who live in the Sunshine State. The exhibit runs through June 26.

Saturday:  6 – 11 p.m.:  Projections and Performances, with video, performance art and live music.

Sunday: 3 – 5 p.m.  State of the Arts:  a casual conversation among curators, artists and arts administrators.

If you go: The Box Gallery, 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach

Read our full story: ‘Is Belvedere Road the new “cultural corridor” of West Palm Beach?

Which Palm Beach County festival is among state’s best for food lovers?

Garlic heads rejoice every February when Garlic Fest returns to Delray Beach (Bill Ingram/Post photo)
Garlic heads rejoice every February when Garlic Fest returns to Delray Beach (Bill Ingram/Post photo)

Garlic Fest, the February weekend devoted to the stinking rose, is the 9th best food festival in Florida, declares the website onlyinyourstate.com.

The list includes 14 festivals devoted to an only-in-the Sunshine-State mix of fare that includes Fellesmere’s Frog Leg Festival, Niceville’s Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, the Kumquat Fest in Dade City and Labelle’s Swamp Cabbage Festival.

Most are held in the winter, but there’s still time to take in two this spring and summer:  The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will be held April 29-May 1 in Fernandina Beach near Jacksonville and Key West’s Lobsterfest is August 11 – 14.

 

5 ways to get cheap, discount tickets to the Honda Classic

Praying for cheap tickets to this week’s Honda Classic?

Here’s how to get in for (a little) less:

Rory McIllroy misses a put during the 2014 Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens. (Post photo/Bill Ingram)
Rory McIlroy reacts to a missed putt during the 2014 Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens. (Post photo/Bill Ingram)

1. Buy online and use your MasterCard:  Grounds tickets for Thursday through Sunday are $50.  Buy online here to save the $10 add-on at the gate. Charging it to your MasterCard saves another 10 percent.

2.  Get a small-group package here.

A Party Pack for two includes two passes for any day plus a parking pass and two drink coupons for $89. Saves $22.

Pick up a Family Fore-pack that includes two adult tickets and two kids one-day passes, plus parking pass and four lunch coupons for $109.  Saves $28.

Buy a Party Fore-pack that includes four one-day tickets, and four drink coupons for $139.  Saves $105.

Daily tickets to various grandstand viewing areas and hospitality tents, including the Gosling’s Dark ‘N Stormy Bear Trap, Cobra Puma Golf Village, Waterford Club @17 and Champions Club range from $325-$400.

Parking passes are $10 to $20 a daygeneral parking is free if you’re driving a Honda or Acura.

Other ways to save?

A World War II vet watches the action from the Patriots Outpost during last year's Honda Classic.
A World War II vet watches the action from the Patriots’ Outpost during last year’s Honda Classic.

3. Be active duty military or a veteran. 

With ID, active duty military are admitted free with their dependents to the Patriots’ Outpost hospitality tent where complimentary lunch and snacks are provided each day.

Veterans get one complimentary ticket per day.

All current and former military can also purchase up to two daily tickets for $20 each.

Register here for complimentary military tickets. Military ID required for entrance.

 

Kids and adults vie for Tiger Woods' autograph during last year's Honda Classic. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. (Post photo/Rich Graulich)
Kids 15 and under are admitted free to the Honda Classic, with a paid adult.
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4.  Be a child 15 or under, who get in free with a paid adult.

 

The Honda Classic at PGA National runs February 22 through Sunday, February 28.

Check out our PGA dining guide on where to eat during the Honda Classic.

And since golf is thirsty business, here are tips on where to drink.

And don’t forget to check out our Honda Classic photo gallery. We’ll be adding to it each day of the tournament.