Celebrate the Arts- You don't want to miss the much anticipated Celebrate the Arts Festival(Riverside Park, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach) this weekend. The festival will feature over 100 booths with activities for the entire family showcasing local arts and cultural organizations, businesses, artists and performers. There will be live music on stage, strolling entertainers, theatrical performances, artists demonstrations, food vendors, raffles and contests. There will also be food and refreshments from a variety of vendors throughout the day. Free; Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Cuban Film Festival- It’s Hispanic heritage month! Head over to FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (Performing Arts Building, Room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus) for a special groundbreaking film festival, titled “Submerged,” showcasing “alternative” films produced over the last decade in Cuba. The festival will screen 18 short, medium-length, and feature-length films all weekend. The films, reflecting a variety of genres and formal styles, are organized into six thematic blocks so that a viewer can see shorts and features in one sitting, take a break, and come back for another block of movies. Some of the films are “experimental” in that they challenge the limits of the medium, the production process, or the structure of the work. Others are “underground,” in that they function outside of official government-sponsored networks. These films connote something subversive that might make mainstream audiences uncomfortable. A highlight of the festival will be the participation of award-winning filmmaker Miguel Coyula, who will be present to screen and discuss his film, “Memories of Overdevelopment,” on Sunday. Free; Open to the Public; Friday through Sunday (Times vary, click link below for specific times)
Stroll the Village- It’s Friday night, so why not stroll through the village? Come out to the monthly Northwood Village Art and Wine Promenade( 500 Northwood Rd., West Palm Beach) Friday evening for some relaxation. The event will include artists, shopping, free video games, live entertainment, a live mural painting competition, and of course all of the restaurants along Northwood Road will be open. Free parking is available and a free bus travels to and from the downtown library, (411 Clematis St.) throughout the evening. Free; Friday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
National Estuary Day- Do you know what Saturday is? It’s National Estuaries Day! Head on out to the River Center (River Center 805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter) for this family fun event. And what makes this event even better? The River Center will also be celebrating its 5th birthday! The day-long celebration is a fun family day featuring environmental and water safety exhibits, bounce houses and other activities for kids such as touch tanks, live shows, and much more! What better way to celebrate the estuaries and the River Center’s birthday! Free; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pup Crawl- Who let the dogs out? Hundreds of dogs will pack Downtown West Palm Beach for the annual Pup Crawl (200 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach). The all-day event promises to be enjoyable for both you and your dog. Don’t miss out on music, food, a pet parade, costume contest, mascot appearances, kids’ activities, and more than 30 pet-related businesses. In addition, all of the restaurants on the 200 block of Clematis Street will be offering food and drink discounts with the purchase of a special wristband from the participating charities. This year’s charities include Kibblez of Love and Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue. They will be on site conducting pet adoptions, doing vaccinations and looking for volunteers and support. Free; Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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