Best Things To Do In Broward and Palm Beach January 18 to 24
Sunday, January 20
Downtown Open Market
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Royal Palm Place, 101 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton. Free. February 17, March 24, April 21, May 19.Visit downtownopenmarket.com.
Support local businesses, artists, and craftsman by checking out the Downtown Open Market in Royal Palm Piazza in Boca Raton on Sunday. There will be over 50 local vendors, organized by Michelle Parparian, one of the brains behind the annual mega craft fair in downtown Delray Beach, Stitch Rock.
Wednesday, January 23
BiciHangeo Urban Ride + Elmo's Anti-Party Birthday Confusion
8 to 10 p.m., Begins at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St. Fort Lauderdale. Free.
Your New Year's resolutions involved, meeting new people, getting healthier, and trying new things. Bicycling has always looked fun, but the idea of diving into the sport is a little too intimidating for you. Fort Lauderdale Critical Mass cycling group has just the easy ride to get you started. The BiciHangeo Urban Ride is a slow paced nine-mile loop through the backroads of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The only equipment you need - other than a bike, of course - is a headlight. The group meets at 8 p.m. in the park across from the Museum of Discovery and Science. Afterwards, join your new friends for tex-mex.
Thursday, January 24
Closing Reception of Black and White, ActivistArtistA
6 to 10 p.m., ActivistArtistA Gallery, 422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach. Free. Call (786) 521-1199, or visit ActivistArtistA.com. To RSVP email info@ActivistArtistA.com.
ActivistArtistA is an art gallery/art district in the no man's land of Boynton Beach. We are not insulting Boynton Beah, just saying that it has never really been known as a hot bed of artistic activity - at least until now. ActivistArtistaA is run by artist Rolando Barrero and is the heart of the group of warehouses known as B-BAD (Boynton Beach Art District). They are quietly building a reputation in the local art community, even drawing artists from South Beach up north for classes and art walks. Check out the closing reception of the gallery's latest show, Black and White and learn about what's coming up next.
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