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January 4th, 2013

What’s Going On? Delray Beach, Florida, Entertainment, Music Venues, Village by The Sea, South Florida, Palm Beach County…TGIF


In some way music enhances the soul.  “It can be a way of relaxing and allowing your body and mind to take a break from the monotony of life.”

In 2012, Delray Beach, Florida was voted “Most Fun Small Town in America”.  That title carries a lot of weight….so many towns offer its visitors unique ways to vacation.  Delray Beach has the whole package.  It is a very walkable town.  Gorgeous beaches, shopping, dining…a true vacation destination.


So let’s see What’s Going On?  It is TGIF!!  Time to let our hair down and kick some heels!!


There are plenty of venues to pick and choose.  I’ll be honest, some of the venues offer food.  Okay, but not the greatest.  We all have different expectations so I will focus only on the music venues, you can decide how the food is.


Arts Garage, located at 180 NE 1st St.  Tel. 561-450-6357  Website?  This is one of the newest music, arts and entertainment venues.  You can bring food in, buy a whole table, or just a seat.  I wrote a post on Arts Garage on December 21st.  You can just click on the month of December and scroll down to the date.  Pretty interesting concept.


Atlantic Grill at Seagate, located at 1000 E. Atlantic Avenue.  Live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday.  Tel. 561-665-4900.  Website?  Located in the Seagate Hotel.  I have friends that go all the time and love the nightly music.

Blue Anchor is located at 804 E. Atlantic Avenue.  Tonight, Friday, is Mad Cow at 10 p.m., Saturday, is British Invasion, also at 10 p.m. and on Sunday is Merv Johnston’s Remedy, at 9 p.m.  Website?

Boston’s on The Beach is located at 40 S. Ocean Blvd. (A1A).  There is music Monday through Sunday.  Best to check the website  Tel. 561-278-3364

Marriott Hotel, located on the Corner of A1A and Atlantic Avenue, (10 North Ocean Blvd.).  The Marriott is so pretty…they have a lounge with entertainment.  Best check, or you can call 561-274-3200.


The Colony Hotel is located at 525 East Atlantic Avenue.  It is a historic hotel.  I did write a post on the Colony on 4/2/11.  Just click on April, 2011 and scroll down to the 2nd.  Besides daily yoga, you can also enjoy live entertainment during the week-end on the Porch, overlooking Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-276-4123.  Website?


Old Calypso is located at 900 E. Atlantic Avenue.  Tel. 561-279-2300.  Website?  Friday, at 7 p.m. Tom Willis will be entertaining.  On Saturday at 7 p.m., Neil Franklin and on Sunday from Noon until 4 p.m. “Rhythm N’ Brunch” with Neil Franklin.

Paddy McGee’s is located at 307 E. Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-865-7341.  Website?  Live music throughout the week.  Friday Charlie Sullivan & The RAK.  Saturday, music by SLEJJ!!

Prime, 110 E. Atlantic Avenue, will offer DJ.  Tel. 561-865-5845.  Website?

Tryst is located at 4 E. Atlantic Avenue.  Tel. 561-921-0201.  Website?  Live music on Saturdays from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.


Cranes Beach House is located at 82 Gleason St.  Tel. 561-278-1700  Please check the events’ schedule at

Gol!  The Taste of Brazil is located at 411 E. Atlantic Ave.  Live music Thursday through Sunday.  Please visit

Deck 84 at 840 E. Atlantic Ave. has music Saturday through Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.  Please visit

Buddha Sky Bar located at 217 E. Atlantic Avenue has a DJ on Friday and Saturday.  Please visit

Hurricane Bar & Lounge located at 640 E. Atlantic Avenue has local and regional live music throughout the week.  Friday (tonight) Zero to Sixty, and Saturday (tomorrow) Adam Jason Band, both at 9:30 p.m.  Tel. 561-278-0282.  Website?  Guess what?  They also have a Sunday NFL Playoffs Free Cookout for ages 21 and up.

Johnnie Brown’s located at 301 Atlantic Avenue will have Friday and Saturday Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Ribs.  Tonight, Friday 5th Gear will be entertaining and on Saturday, 1/5 The Rob Arenth Experience.  Entertainment starts at 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Solita is located at 25 NE 2nd Avenue.  Every Friday at 5:30 p.m. is Friday Blues & Jazz.  Please visit  Tel. 561-899-0888.

If I have missed a venue….you know what you can do.  Let me know!!

Have a great time!!

February 25th, 2011

What’s Going on Delray?, Activities, Events, Entertainment, South Florida, Palm Beach County, Friday, Saturday, Sunday



I cannot believe that February is almost over.  It was so funny; today I was at Rehoboth Auto Repair located in Rehoboth Beach when a local builder from Lewes came in and stated “everybody in this darn town is on vacation”, “my electrician is in Florida”, “my plumber is in South Florida”, but “”not me”.  His next statement was “I like here like this, no tourists, no bugs, no heat”.

That made me think about Delray Beach.  It was crowded when I was there last month and I wonder if the locals are ready to take their town back.  I think we do feel that way around here, at the end of the summer, but tourism is what makes our beaches.  I don’t know, I think I am ready for Spring and Summer; for those visitors to arrive and see how lucky we are to live here.

As usual, Delray Beach is full of activities this week-end.  So here is a taste of what you can experience if you find yourselves in the warmer climate of that Village by the Sea.


Until Sunday, 2/27/11 – The International Tennis Championships will still be going strong.  Location?  The Delray Beach Tennis Center, located at 201 West Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-330-6000.  But for the most complete information please log on to the website,   I wrote a post on the Delray Tennis Center on 2/16, so scroll down to that date if you would like to see it.



Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 – Sandoway House Nature Center – Shark Feeding. Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  I wrote a post on this Nature Center on 2/15/11.  Scroll down to the date. 


The Sandoway House Nature Center is located at 142 South Ocean Blvd., Tel. is 561-274-7263, website is  There is a $4.00 admission fee.


Besides the shark feeding, you will meet Bob.  He is a Spotfin Burfish.  Very aware when shark feeding is imminent. 


An exhibit called Ice Age Florida is in display until 3/29/2011.


Friday, 2/25/11 – Cars As Art on the Avenue from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m.  Together America’s Finest Classic Cars and Veteran Soldiers.  The mission is to give the public an opportunity to meet and embrace our Wounded Hero’s, through the medium of Cars as Art.  Location?  Old School Square lawn on 51 N. Swinton.  For more info, please visit



Friday, 2/25/11 – Gallery Walk – from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Delray is known for its art galleries.  On Friday nights a lot of the participating galleries keep longer hours so you can get to know them.  They serve some refreshments and appetizers, as well.  One of those galleries is also a place where you can get framing done.  It is Wizard Arts lcoated on 301 NE 1st Street., Tel. 561-276-4343.  Website is


I met Carol through Tiffany Cant who is a Delray artist and who uses Wizard Arts for her framing.   I have used her framing services several times and have been most pleased.


Carol was professional, affordable and fast.


Friday, 2/25/11 – Cycles – A Musical Journey at the Crest Theatre – Old School Square located at 51 N. Swinton.  It will start at 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Price $30.

Cycles is an innovative blend of visual excitement and musical virtuosity, led by Delray’s percussionist, Drew Tucker.  Check for tickets and more info. 


Saturday, 2/26/11 – Delray GreenMarket – SE 4th Avenue, south of Atlantic Avenue.  8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  This Market is very popular and it is held every Saturday.  Music, flowers, baked goods and great food are among the many things that you will find early in the morning. 




Saturday, Sunday, 2/26, 2/27 – Artists in The Park – It is an open air art fair right at Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Ave., by the intracoastal.  10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Free.



Saturday, Sunday, 2/26, 2/27 – 14th Downtown Craft Festival-Pineapple Grove Arts District at NE 4th Ave. from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

A Howard Alan Show with handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics and so much more.  It is also free.  Some of the Nation’s top crafters will offer something for every taste and budget.  There will be an expansive Green Market with plants, orchids, exotic flora and homemade soaps.  For more information, please visit


Saturday, 2/26/11 – Grand Opening of Mootz’s Homemade Italian Ice at  2:00 p.m.,  located at 504 E. Atlantic Ave., inside the Antique Mall.  Tel. 561-330-8280.  Website?  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.


Music Anyone?  At Johnnie Brown’s, 301 East Atlantic Ave., tel. 561-243-9911 you will find:


Friday, 2/25 – Ryan and The Rockers – 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. – This is a 5 man band based in South Florida playing the music of the 50’s and 60’s.  Their website is

Saturday, 2/26 – Riptide – 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. This is a Boca based Rock and Blues Band.  Their website is


Note:  Delray Beach has been known to grow pineapples so many years ago.  I am so glad that the pineapple is shown, mentioned and placed at strategic places in downtown Delray; such a symbol of hospitality and this Village by the Sea, certainly is.


Have a great week-end… to you later….

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January 7th, 2011

Delray Beach, Florida, What’s Going On?, Activities, Events, South Florida, Palm Beach County, Village by the Sea, 1/7/11 – 1/10/11



I am thinking about you, Delray.  Another dusting of snow is about to reach us here, at the Delaware beaches.  Well, it’s winter.  What can we expect? 

That Village by the Sea that I enjoy visiting so much is now at the height of its season.  That town knows how to show its visitors a good time.  Therefore, here is what’s in store for you if you are there, swimming, dining al fresco, walking, shopping, biking, not wearing coats or boots; just listening to the ruffle of the palm trees. 


January is the Art & Soul Month.  For information on what Delray is offering please visit  And for further info. visit


Friday, 1/7 until February 27th – Exhibit – The Cat’s Meow…A Purrfect Celebration of Cats… at the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, at the Old School Square, located at 51 N. Swinton Ave.  Paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs by local and national artists.  For more information visit


Friday, 1/7 – Every Friday the Gallery Walk takes place from 7 – 10 p.m.  This is when the participating downtown art galleries stay open for extended hours, even offering its visitors appetizers, answer questions; show you around.  Delray Beach has a well known vibrant art community and they want you to get to know them better.  Over 15 galleries usually participate. 



Friday, 1/7 – Booksigning by Tami Hoag at Murder on the Beach Bookstore.  She will be signing her newest book, Secrets to the Grave at 7:00 p.m.  I wrote a post on 12/17/10 on this most unique bookstore.  If you would like to see it just click on the month of December, 2010 and scroll down to the date.  Murter on the Beach Bookstore is located at 273 Pineapple Grove Way, in the Pineapple Grove Arts District.  Tel. 561-279-7790 and the website is


Saturday, 1/8 – The Green Market is always on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  I wrote a post on this very popular market on 12/19/10 and if you would like to see it just click on the month of December 2010 and scroll down to the date.  It is located at SE 4th Ave., just south of Atlantic Ave.  It is an open air market with fresh local produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, plants, flowers and entertainment. 



Saturday, 1/8 and Sunday, 1/9 – Artists in the Park at Veterans Park, located at Atlantic Ave., at the Intracoastal.  It is a free outdoor festival in Veterans Park.  Perfect to just browse or relax and take in the scenery.



If you have your young children with you, the children’s playground with swings and slides looks like a lot of fun.


Saturday, 1/8 – Happy Birthday Elvis Tribute Show at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square.  8:00 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Scott Ringersen and the Whitestone Band will be performing the Elvis’ Tribute.  If you happen to visit Johnnie Browns on Thursdays then you know that Scott Ringersen is there performing as Elvis.  He has a huge following.  The Crest Theatre is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave.  For more info. please call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.  Website is


Johnnie Brown’s Schedule for 1/7 – 1/10:

Johnnie Brown’s is located at 301 E. Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-243-9911.  Website is  You cannot miss it; bright lights, by the railroad tracks in Delray, and right on the Avenue. 

It is a restaurant with burgers, salads, ribs, wings, you name it.  But, it is also a music venue.

Friday The Evil Monkeys will be performing from 9 until 1 a.m.  This group is from Ocala, Florida and plays heavy blues, classic rock and funky jazz.  You can find them on Facebook, as well.

Saturday the performers will then be The Feeder Band and also performing from 9 until 1 a.m.  This is a South Florida band.  Rock and roll hits from the Beatles and Motown up to 2000 and beyond.

Sunday its reggae and classic rock with Usher, West & Battle from 8 until midnight.

Monday will have on their stage the Hot Rod Band – Impersonator.  All Rod, All Night – A Tribute to Rod Stewart.


That’s it for now….hope this first week of 2011 has been a good one….have a great week-end…talk to you later….

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November 25th, 2010

Delray Beach, Florida, Village By The Sea, Activities, Events, South Florida, Palm Beach County



Just like a lot of you, I am in the cooking mode for Thanksgiving.  My Turducken is all thawed and as soon as I finish this post I will start making my side dishes.  Simple is the way I like my dishes; not too sweet but with a lot of flavor.

I have gotten my wish; it is a gray day and cool; leaves are on the ground.  Actually, they are all over my deck and yard.

I was thinking about all the people that have been traveling since yesterday on planes and cars and I give thanks that on this Holiday, I have stayed home; football games and enjoying the season.

The town of Delray Beach, Florida, is one of those I write about a lot.  I do because I have a place there and a lot of people from the eastern shore (Delaware and Maryland) visit this Village by The Sea.  It must be that it reminds us of home.  The coastal atmosphere and the relaxing way in which we live here at the beach.


It still amazes me as I write this, how someone about a month ago wrote to my blog; took the effort to tell me how horrible Delray Beach was and the added comment was that she hated my life.  Oh, well, what can I answer to that?  To each its own, that’s what I say. 

I do like Delray Beach; the way the town is set up, the beach is great, fantastic restaurants, little boutiques, lots of activities and events, music to entertain the visitors and residents every day of the week.  Gorgeous palm trees and accessibility to walking, biking and running.

So, speaking of that, this is what I found out and I am passing it on to you in case you are in the area:


Old School Square – Cultural Arts Center – 51 N. Swinton Ave., tel. 561-243-7922.  website

This is a National Historic Site that houses the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Crest Theatre and Vintage Gymnasium, restored in early 20th century school buildings.

It is considered the catalyst for the 1990’s renaissance of downtown Delray Beach when historic preservation and the arts became one.

If you visit the website you will find all kinds of info. regarding classes, exhibits, specials events and performances.  Here are a few coming up:

Friday, 11/26 – The Holiday Carousel opens for the Holidays.  It is a 50 seat carousel for kids and adults.  Hours are 5 – 9 p.m. weekdays and 1 – 9 p.m. on week-ends and during the December break.  $2.

Also on Friday, 11/26 is the very popular Gallery Walk.  Delray Beach is known for its vibrant art scene; about 20 galleries are found in downtown Delray.  On Fridays from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. the galleries open their doors for a walk.  Wine and cheese served at participating galleries. 

Saturday, 11/27 – Trash & Treasure Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Entertainment Pavilion where the Old School Square is located.  Join them for a bargain hunter’s dream.  More info?  Call 561-243-7922, e xt. 319.

Saturday, 12/4 is Cycles, A Musical Journey, at the Old School Square at 8:00 p.m. $30.  Drew Tucker, Delray’s percussionist has arranged this musical “feast for the senses”.  It combines classical piano with high energy percussion (Blue Man Group-Style).

Drew Tucker has performed with Diana Krall, Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval and Ricky Martin, among others.  He is also a teacher and a mentor.


Holiday Festivities – The lighting ceremony of the 100-foot Christmas Tree at Old School Square  will be on Thursday, 12/2.  So many events will start at 5:00 p.m.

For a complete schedule please visit


Thursday, 12/2 – Art & Jazz – On Atlantic Ave. featuring live musical entertainment, open house specials and gallery exhibitions from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Until February 27, 2011 – The Cat’s Meow – A Purrfect Celebration of Cats….Wild to Mild an exhibit at the Old School Square.

Saturday, 12/4  and Sunday, 12/5 – Cat Adoptions in the Cornell Museum with Cats Exclusive, Inc.  Saturday from Noon until 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12/5 – Art Class Open House. at the Old School Square, from Noon until 4 p.m. – Meet the instructors and take advantage of the incentives for new students.


This little Village by The Sea is also very musical; during the week you will hear music emanating from different venues and restaurants.  One place that does have music every day of the week, is Johnny Browns.  It is located on 301 East Atlantic Ave., right by the railroad tracks.  It is also a restaurant with burgers, wings, ribs, and, Classic Rock.  Its website is


The performers are very good and for all tastes.

Sundays – Reggae and classic rock with Usher, West & Battle from 8 until midnight.

Mondays – Big Brass Bed – One of South Florida’s best, playing tribute to Bob Dylan and more.  That starts at 8 p.m.

Tuesdays – A live tribute to Rod Stewart with The Hot Rod Band.  Impersonator, look-alike.  All Rod, all Night.  Starts at 8 p.m.

Wednesdays – The Flyers – Classic Rock’s Finest – Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Harrison, Jimmy Hendrix, and more.  8:00 p.m.  I have heard them and they are great!!

Thursdays is a popular night with a Tribute to Elvis by Scott Ringersen.  Two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Have seen this show, as well and he is good with a big following.


Friday, 11/26 – Aces’n Kings from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Saturday, 11/27 – The Johnsons from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.  Very talented and have seen them as well.


Well, I think for now this is enough……I hope you are having a great day!!  Talk to you later…

October 14th, 2010

Delray Beach, Florida, What’s Going On?, Activities, Events, Village By the Sea, South Florida, Palm Beach County



I found myself thinking about Delray Beach.  I guess the weather today in the Delmarva Peninsula has not been the best.  But, why am I complaining?  It has been so beautiful for the past couple of weeks.  I guess I do not want it to change.  I don’t like when it gets dark so early and takes forever to get light in the morning.

I look forward to visiting this Village by the Sea in Palm Beach County.  It is really a fun town; enhanced by its residents.


I have a lot of expectations for the upcoming season in Delray.  This town has fabulous restaurants and I want to see if they are still as good as the last time I was there.  Most of the restaurants have “al fresco” dining and on warm evenings it is the best feeling to let your meal settle and your conversation flow while relaxing in a comfortable atmosphere.


Following is a list of the restaurants that I have reviewed this past year in Delray and all you have to do is click on the month under Archives and scroll down to the date, if you would like to read the review.

Vic & Angelo’s Enoteca, 290 East Atlantic Ave. – 9/29/09

Cut 432, 432 E. Atlantic Ave. – 11/4/09

Cabana El Rey, 105 East Atlantic Ave. – 11/25/09

Jimmy’s Bistro, 9 South Swinton – 11/27/09

Lemon Grass, 420 E. Atlantic – 12/1/09

The Office, 201 East Atlantic – 1/16/10

La Cigale, 253 S.E. 5th Ave. – 2/24/10

Tramonti, 119 E. Atlantic Ave. – 2/26/10

Like I said, I will go back to them but there are so many other ones to try.


If you are in Delray this week-end you might want to check the following events.

Friday, 10/15 – Pumpkin Patch at the Cason United Methodist Church, 342 North Swinton.  Tel. 561-302-276-5302, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and Sundays Noon until 7 p.m.


Friday, 10/15 and Saturday, 10/16 – Shark feeding at the Sandoway House located at 142 S. Ocean Blvd.  For more info., please visit


Friday, 10/15 until 2/27/11 – “The Cat’s Meow” – A Purrfect Celebration of Cats…from Mild to Wild. Location?  The Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture located at the Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton.  Tel. 561-243-7922.  Website  Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Friday, 10/15 is the Gallery Walk from 7 – 10 p.m. at Atlantic Ave. & NE 2nd Ave.  Participating  galleries open for extended ours so that you can visit and learn more about them.  Delray has amazing artists.


Entertainment at Johnny Brown’s, 301 E. Atlantic Avenue.  Besides music there is also food; burgers, ribs, sandwiches, salads and full bar.

Friday, 10/15 – The Jonsons from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Saturday, 10/16 – The Flyers from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.  I saw this group personally and it is fantastic.  If you want to know more about them visit


Have a great week-end….talk to you later….

September 15th, 2010

Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, After-Party, Florida, South Florida, Entertainment, Palm Beach County



One of the highlights of visiting Delray Beach, besides sitting on its gorgeous beach is to experience Atlantic Avenue.  Restaurants, shops, outdoor dining is what they are offering.  And, entertainment.  It seems that there is so much music in the air.

I was just there for a few days and got to enjoy some good music. 

One of the venues for entertainment is Jonnie Brown’s located on 301 E. Atlantic Ave., tel. 561-243-9911.  Burgers, Ribs, and classic Rock n’ Roll.

We had pretty good hamburgers.  Nice size with an order of fries.

On Thursdays, you will find the Elvis impersonator.  He has been at this location for many years.  Has a huge following.  One of those is a lady we met.  She was 72 years old.  Always there and always dancing.  That’s what is keeping her so young. She was unbelievable.


I was there on Friday, as well, and there she was, dancing and enjoying Ryan & The Rockers.  Her husband, a spoon player was introduced and did a number for the audience.


She is the one in the blue shirt.


Ryan & The Rockers were so much fun and completely different from the performance on Thursday.

Then, Saturday comes along and brings Rosarito, an igualita from Puerto Rico, and her husband, Kiki, to Delray.  They had never been and off we went to listen to The Flyers. They could not believe the atmosphere in Delray and is still off season.

The Flyers usually play at Johnnie Brown’s on Wednesdays but had an extra performance that week.  If you get an opportunity, do go and listen to them, because they are very talented and versatile.

Another venue for dinner, music and dancing is Il Bacio.  I did not experience the food, so I can’t tell you how it is.  The patio is where the music is happening.  The location is 29 S.E. 2nd Ave., Tel. 561-865-7785.  website is  There is a cover and it is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


The first night Shelley and I went, we thought we would not be able to get in.  But, why?  Well, let’s say we were at least 20 years older than every person there.  Not only were we older, but it seemed we were shorter.  Yes, I guess our platforms/heels were not high enough.  We were also not that endowed, if you get my drift.

We got a few looks that said, what are they doing here?  Or, aren’t they my mother’s age?  We got a kick out of the whole experience.  So, we decided to take Rosarito and Kiki and again the 4 of us were the oldest people there.  We did not care; it was fun to check the scene.

Loud music, and crowded.  Dancing at a frenzy.  Kiki mentioned that it was like Ibiza, Spain.

For such a small Village by the Sea, the entertainment is pretty good.  And, we only went to a couple of places.


Have a great week…talk to you later…relax

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