’Tis the Fest Season

Florida seasons might not be too different from one another, but where our seasons lack change, our festivals make up for it: Some standouts include garlic and mangoes. Well, breaking into rotation from noon to 6 p.m. this Sunday at Old School Square Cultural Arts Center (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) will be the first Black N Bleu Art & Music Festival. In addition to the musical stylings of such bands as Uproot Hootenanny and Last Phonebooth, there will be more than 75 booths of local artists, cooks, and craftsters displaying and selling their creations. All proceeds go to the local artists and charities through organizations such as the Tri-County Humane Society and Artists of Palm Beach County. Admission is $7 for adults, and children under 14 get in free. Visit blacknbleu.com.
Sun., March 14, 12-6 p.m., 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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