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7 Things Happening In South Florida Throughout May And June


Help support Old School Square at the seventh annual Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest. Taking place May 11 at Old School Square Pavilion, the 21-and-older event offers an unlimited sampling of more than 100 craft brews and ciders, in addition to wine. (Tickets from $40; oldschoolsquare.org)


Beginning May 19, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will present its new exhibit, “Unexpected Smiles: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings.” The exhibit will focus on seven categories of humor, such as parody and satire. Visitors can view 48 works from private and public collections, including those by artists Hakuin, Shōhaku and Jakuchū. (Tickets from $9; morikami.org)


Fort Lauderdale resident and transformational coach Pam Butler releases her debut book, Return to Life: Finding Your Way Back to Balance and Bliss in a Stressed-Out World, on May 1. The memoir tells the story of Butler’s journey and includes practical strategies for overcoming challenges in order to lead a purposeful life. (Prices vary; Available at amazon.com and hayhouse.com)


“Queen of Country Pop” Shania Twain is hitting the road this summer for her highly anticipated NOW Tour. Catch her on June 1 when she makes a stop in Fort Lauderdale at the BB&T Center. (Tickets from $37; thebbtcenter.com)


Wander the 21st annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival featuring paintings and jewelry on May 26 and 27 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Meet some of the nation’s finest crafters, shop their handmade wares and check out the green market with gourmet sauces and handmade soaps. (free; artfestival.com)


Rum enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Head to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on June 9 and 10 for the 10th annual Rum Renaissance Festival. The event features more than 200 rums to sample, live entertainment and rum seminars. (Tickets from $50; rumrenaissance.com)


Spend the day at the beach drinking craft beers during the second annual Ocean Brews & Blues festival on May 19 at the Deerfield Beach main beach parking lot. Enjoy a variety of blues music entertainers, an assortment of local foods and more than 125 beers from some of the best craft breweries. (Tickets from $40; deerfield-beach.com/oceanbrew)