Tired of summer blockbusters? Looking for something to do this week that’s a bit different? Below are a few out-of-the-ordinary happenings that will make your calendar happy.
Best Views in the House
Take in Florida’s fantastic sunset from the best spot in the county, atop the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. First lit in 1860, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse stands a commanding 105 feet tall (146 feet above sea level), giving adventurous climbers 25 miles of unobstructed views out to sea. (You can even see my house from there, ha.)
The last sunset tour of the month will embark August 22, starting at 7:15 p.m. Partakers will see two spectacular light shows in one tour: the sun painting the sky oranges, reds and purples, then the lighthouse illuminating the night sky. For the night owl (relatively speaking), hike the steps for a moonrise tour August 31 at 7 p.m., which just so happens to be a blue moon—eerie—and coincides with sunset, too (fancy you). Tours take roughly 75 minutes and cost $20 ($15 for members), and flip-flops are not permitted (sorry Charlie). Call 561-747-8380 ext. 101 to RSVP.
Catch a Ballgame
The Florida State League is quickly coming to a close, and hometown Jupiter Hammerheads have been on a tear of epic proportions lately, scoring a whopping 91 runs in August—48 of them since August 15 (just five games!). This has the Hammerheads leading their division (one and a half games up as of noon on August 21) and just one win away from a franchise milestone 1,000 victories. All of this adds up to a solid chance for a postseason berth. The Hammerheads (Miami Marlins’ Class A farm team) will round out the season with 10 straight home games at Roger Dean Stadium starting August 24. For ticket information and game times, click here.
All Hail the Queens!
The Lake Worth Playhouse is bending some genders August 24 when Lupita Hollywood, Melissa St. John and special guest Ricky Rollick host a good old-fashioned cabaret-style drag show. The queens of Glam Gurlz Revue each have a diverse background in entertainment, with nostalgic Broadway and retro-style drag performances thrown into the mix. The show begins at 10:30 p.m.; tickets cost $15. For more information, see lakeworthplayhouse.org
Make that Guitar Sing
Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, whose riffs would make Django Reinhardt weep, rounds out Arts Garage’s Jazz Project offerings for August. With seven albums under his belt and a steady touring schedule, the Miami native is a true rolling stone. He'll perform August 25 at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $20-$30 in advance (an extra five bones at the door). This dude can make those strings sing, so check him out. And as always, Arts Garage is BYOW (bring your own whatever), so pack some wine and cheese, or beers and brats, it don’t matter (though you might get some raised eyebrows).