Here’s a list of our favorite “what’s happenings” to dress up for and crash this week.
What: Thomas Hartmann exhibit
Where: Rosenbaum Contemporary, 150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton
When: Now through Saturday, August 19, 2017; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
411: Temps are crispy and the beach sand burns. Chill out inside Rosenbaum’s air-cooled interiors and get lost amongst the juxtaposing rows and stacks of periodicals in Thomas Hartmann’s book-marked “Summer Reading” exhibit. The German painter’s vibrant works harken back memories of library cards and kid-lit favorites like “The Narnia Chronicles” by C.S. Lewis and Bantam’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” series. The exhibition’s free to check out and the best part? No late fees.
Pictured: Thomas Hartmann’s “Without Title (Library)”
All Roads Lead to Rum
What: National Rum Day Dinner
Where: Death or Glory, 116 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach
When: Wednesday, August 16; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$$$: $65 per person
411: Rum is mother’s milk at Death or Glory, a Prohibition-style watering hole that’s gained a thirsty following since opening in April. In honor of National Rum Day, the bar-lounge’s hosting a spirited, rum-paired meal prepared by executive chef Jessie Steele. Head bartender Keith Popejoy will team each course with a bespoke tipple made with Afrohead rum and provocative ingredients like jerk banana reduction, spiced pecan milk, and citrus popcorn. Hurry, though. Seating is limited.
What: Leslie Jones
Where: Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
When: Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20
$$$: $45 per person; click HERE for tickets
411: Like “Saturday Night Live” funny girls Tina Fey and Sarah Schneider, Leslie Jones segued from writing sketch comedy to playing laugh-riot characters like ninja Shanice Goodwin. For two nights, the New York comedian will share her self-deprecating humor and stories that explore subjects like dealing with internet trolls and owning your own craziness. Sounds like comic therapy.
Sending Out An S.O.S.
What: Marinelife Day
Where: The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens
When: Saturday, August 19; 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
411: It’s no fun having fins these days. In June, the United Nations’ Secretary-General Antonio Guterres forecasted plastic waste would outnumber sea life if we didn’t stop polluting the oceans. Presented by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, this year’s annual Marinelife Day will focus on pollution prevention, conservation solutions, and sea turtle rehabilitation. The afternoon will also feature an art contest and a science fair featuring projects by kids aged 6-18; interactive, educational activities; a raffle with sustainable prizes; photo opportunities with Loggerhead’s testudinal mascot Fletch; and more. Need an excuse to stay and shop? The Gardens Mall will donate 5% of the day’s sales (some retailers will contribute up to 20%) to Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.
What: Craft Beer Bash
Where: PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens
When: Saturday, August 19; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$$$: $39-$49 per person; click HERE for tickets
411: Hardcore kegger or brewski newbie, everyone’s welcome at this “all-you-can-drink” hops extravaganza. Taste drive up to 150 craft beer varieties and hard ciders and cast a vote for “Best Craft Brewery” and “Best Hard Cider.” The Sweet Justice reggae band and dj/violinist Timothee Lovelock will get the crowd moving with island vibes and funky beats. Beginning at 1:45 p.m., the Saltwater Brewery and national brewing companies like Goose Island and Southern Tier will host timed release tastings. A portion of the bash’s proceeds will be donated to the Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust, a Jupiter-based non-profit that helps women fighting breast and ovarian cancer.