In Delray, the elasticity of jazz and bikinis
This feels like a Delray Beach weekend, for a confluence of reasons, having nearly nothing to do with bikinis in Worthing Park.
First, there is extraordinary music offered Friday night at the Arts Garage by New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who has drawn effusive praise from all the right outlets for his September release, “Stretch Music” (Ropeadope Records), an exploration of the elasticity of the music known as “jazz.” The Wall Street Journal called the album “a bold leap” ahead in his experimentation with “a sleekly original blend of jazz sophistication, hiphop attitude and the edginess of alternative rock.”
Adjuah performs at the Arts Garage at 8 p.m. Friday, with tickets starting at $25 (ArtsGarage.org). If you can’t make it, catch him on Saturday on the Rhythm
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and on Twitter at @Ben Crandell Foundation’s new series called Seaside Sessions at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach) from 7 to 11 p.m. Adjuah will be joined by Ethiopian keyboardist and accordionist Hailu Mergia, along with the Aaron Lebos Reality. Tickets; $25. Info: RhythmFoundation.com.
Reaching its climax this weekend, Delray Beach Fashion Week has filled downtown with all manner of sartorial finery. Friday’s must-see event is something else: The annual Vince Canning Stiletto Race is highlighted by the 75-meter dash by men unlikely to be dashing in their high heels, all for a good cause (Achievement Centers for Children & Families). Other events taking place 6-9 p.m. Friday on Atlantic Avenue at Southeast Fourth Avenue include a women’s 75-meter dash, a contest of most creative shoes, and a run for runaway brides. Entry DelrayStilettoRace.com.
The DBFW finale is the Surf and Swim Show, a men’s and women’s swimwear display of suits from more than two dozen downtown retailers 7-9 p.m. Saturday at
fee: $25. Info: Worthing Park, with emcee Chris Cruz from Y-100. Admission is free, with an afterparty at Salt 7.
Which all makes me think of meat. One of the last recommendations that esteemed Sun Sentinel restaurant arbiter John Tana-
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah plays Delray Beach on Friday and Miami Beach on Saturday.