Here you’ll find a compilation of events taking place throughout South Florida July 22-28. Catch a movie at MosArt Theatre, enjoy a stroll through Gumbo Limbo, be Greek for a day at Souvlaki Grill and maybe even try your hand at home brewing then submitting your concoction to be juried at the Craft Beer Festival for a chance to win $500.

  1. Ghosts, Goblins, and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art (May 22 – Sept. 16) The most fundamental tenet of Japan’s native religion Shinto is the belief that spirits or gods called kami inhabit the natural world. Rocks, mountains, trees, rivers, and lakes, are all thought to house kami. Some are regarded as benevolent guardian spirits, while others are considered harmful tricksters that deceive humans and cajole them into foolish and reckless behavior. Ghosts, Goblins, and Gods comprises an array of paintings, prints, sculptural figures, masks, and other objects depicting other-worldly beings. Among the mythical tricksters are tengu, half-man, half-bird forest creatures said to abduct children, and magical foxes and badgers that transform themselves into human form. Admission is $13 for adult and FREE to children 5 & under.
  2. Dralion at the BankAtlantic Center (July 19-29) Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion (pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.   In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved. Tickets start at $35
  3. FILM: A Cat in Paris at MosArt Theatre (July 20-26) From Folimage, the animation studio behind Mia & The Migoo and Raining Cats And Frogs, comes a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris. Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico – a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion – as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat’s two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures – and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue. Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame. A Cat in Paris is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylized wit of the Pink Panther cartoons – and Dino, the literal cat burglar, manages to steal the show with little more than a subtle swish of the tail and quiet mew.
  4. The Donkey Show at Adrienne Arsht Center (July 22 – Aug. 12) In the spirit of Studio 54, that epic shrine to disco, the celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show now takes Miami by storm as the city’s dreamiest pop-up club! It’s the ultimate night fever – a crazy fun house of disco mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, enchanted by an ever-so-light sprinkling of Shakespearean magic.  Tickets start at $45
  5. Art & Wine Promenade (July 27) Stroll through Northwood Village and enjoy free wine, cupcakes, live band, amazing artists and much more! 6-9PM. Free.
  6. Greek Nights at Souvlaki Grill (July 27) Souvlaki Grill of Northwood invites you to our already traditional Greek Nights every Friday from 6PM to 11PM serving exquisite Greek & Mediterranean Food and featuring Belly Dancer Shows and Live Greek Music. Great party atmosphere, family restaurant and fun!
  7. Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival (July 27-29) The Festival’s mission is to provide Palm Beach County audiences with classical concerts of the highest quality and give our fine local musicians the opportunity to play the great chamber music literature during the summer months.  The 4th and final program will feature works by Alessandro RollaCarl Reinecke, and  Johannes Brahms. Tickets are $25
  8. Palm Beach Craft Beer Festival (July 28) The festival will feature a variety of locally crafted beers as well as regional and international craft brews. Each attendee will receive a wristband that allows him or her to travel from booth to booth sampling the large variety of beers. One of the many highlights of the festival will be a home brew contest where the best brewer will be taking home a cash prize of $500. The event will also feature local live music, an inflatable surf simulator and some delicious food choices. Enter the home brew competition for a chance to win $500. Tickets start at $30
  9. Latin Cardio Classes at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Latin cardio provides an effective workout to help you lose body fat, gain muscle, improve posture, alignment and balance and feel more energetic! Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Free.
  10. Hammock Trails Presented by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Explore this rare remnant of coastal hardwood hammock, and get a glimpse of the past. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday 10-11am, Wednesdays 10am-noon.  Free.