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May 9: Top 5 things to do this weekend

May 9, 2014

By Carol Rose, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

May 09--Here are our top 5 things to do this weekend:

1. At the Morikami- Sushi & Stroll; World Bonsai Day

The very successful Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens returns 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Walk through the Delray Beach gardens and pause for a bite at Cornell Cafe or sample craft sake Stacole Fine Wines -- all at your own pace. Taiko drummers will provide the background music. On Saturday it will be a celebration of World Bonsai Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be Bonsai demonstrations and a clinic that will offer advice on how to grow bonsai. Trees will be on sale. Admission prices vary. 561-495-0233.

2. At Roger Dean -- Boot, Scoot & Baseball

Get ready for baseball country-style at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter on Saturday. Rodeo Flag Girls will be flashing around the warning track before the National Anthem and rodeo clowns will be doing promotions and games. Country music will be played throughout the game, and visitors will get the chance to feed and pet animals one might find on a farm, learn to line dance and maybe even ride a mechanical bull. Have a seat on a hay bale and take a family picture. Admission prices vary. 561-775-1818;

3. Old School Beerfest

Delray Beach Center for the Arts' Old School Beerfest is on tap for 6 to 10:30 p.m. today. The center's signature fundraiser features unlimited sampling of 99 craft brews, international beers and ciders from big name and local "home" brewers; area bands Pocket Change and Jay Blues Band; wine tasting; food stations; photo booth; and a raffle. VIP ticket holders will have early access from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; gates then open at 7:30 p.m. for general admissions. Tickets are $40 (general), $60 (VIP). 561-243-7922, ext. 1.;

4. Art Rock -Not the usual show

Billed as "not your typical art fair" the fifth annual Art Rock is set for noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. This art show and indie marketplace features "pop-surrealist, outsider, lowbrow, and street art alongside D.I.Y fashion, funky jewelry, and home deco items," according to organizers. There will be more than 60 booths to peruse. Also on tap are activities for children and food trucks. Admission is $5; free for children 12 and younger.

5. Dance: 'Tales My Mother Told'

Ballet Palm Beach's final performance of the season, "Tales My Mother Told" will be onstage at Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens at 4 p.m. Sunday. The performance is a mixed repertory of short works in honor of Mother's Day. Each dance is meant to celebrate mothers and the images they conjure. Organizers want you to bring your mom to the ballet, and expect an after-performance surprise. Tickets start at $15. 561-207-5900;


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