Katherine is a lover of delicious food, good wine and discovering new gems in her local community. In addition to writing for Palm Beach on the Cheap, she is also the editor of Dine Magazine (dinemag.net) and blogs about her travel experiences at The South Florida Traveler (thesouthfloridatraveler.com)

Apr 242015

Are you looking for some things to do this weekend, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Check out our list of the top free and cheap things to do this weekend in Palm Beach County.

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Here are our top picks for free and cheap weekend fun:

Apr 212015


Dining on the cheap is one of favorite things to do and this week, it’s off to Olive Garden we go.  From now until April 24, 2015 guests can enjoy unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks for just $5. You must present a coupon in order to get this deal. This offer is valid for dine-in only until 4:00 pm. Limit one coupon per person. So grab your friends and make it an outing, as you enjoy the tastes of Olive Garden. For the Olive Garden location nearest you, visit olivegarden.com.

Apr 182015

$6 Movie TuesdaysAre you irking to see that new movie, but don’t want to pay full price for your ticket? Well, you are in luck thanks to Frank Theatre at Delray Marketplace. Every Tuesday, it’s Tightwad Tuesday meaning all day long you can enjoy any movie for just $6 — and a medium popcorn for $2.50. For those wanting to upgrade to 3D tickets, there will be a $3.50 add-on.

In addition to Tightwad Tuesdays, Frank Theatre has a rewards card that you might want to sign up for. You can collect points for seeing movies, buying food and drinks at the concessions stand, etc — and earn freebies like free popcorn, free soda and a free movie ticket.

Frank Theatre is located at 14775 Lyons Road at Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach; (561) 454-8002

Apr 172015

In Florida, when the sun comes out, we are ready to play — the beach, the water and restaurants are all booming with activity. But when it rains, our options are limited as to what we can do.  For those days when you feel trapped inside, here are 5 things to do on a rainy day in Palm Beach County.


Whether you have the kids or all by yourself, the Norton Museum of Art is always a great place to visit. From the breathtaking exhibits to the educational lecture series to curator’s conversation to Art After Dark, you’ll find something for everyone. Better yet — the Norton Museum of Art offers some great discounts if you plan accordingly including free admission on the first Saturday of the month for Palm Beach County residents, free admission to residents of West Palm Beach on any Saturday and free admission to teachers any day with a valid ID.

The Norton Museum of Art  is located at 1451 S. Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach.



Escape the rain and head over to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for an afternoon of fun. The museum has over 50 hands-on educational exhibit; a 3,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium; a digital planetarium; an interactive Everglades Exhibit; and a Conservation Research Station (and some outdoor exhibits for those non-rainy days like mini golf, a science trail where you can dig for fossils, a butterfly garden and more).  The museum also hosts a variety of special events.

Entrance cost is normally $16.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 3-12, but there are some opportunities to save more like bringing in your report card (students who get an “A” or “E” in science on their report card can enjoy a free admission with the purchase of an adult admission); checking in on Facebook (check in on Facebook and receive $2 off admission, you must show your phone at the entrance); and veterans and active members of the military will enjoy 20% off year-round.

The South Florida Science Museum is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach; (561) 832-1988



Of course, you go to the library to read, but did you know that the Mandel Public Library also hosts a variety of free classes and events onsite? From yoga to business classes to live music and art, there’s something for everyone nearly everyday of the week, many of which are free to attend (or with a donation of your choosing). You can find the complete list of events on their website. 

Mandel Public Library is located at 411 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach; (561) 868-7700



Explore the city of Palm Beach County through their thrift shops. From traditional to modern, you are sure to find some secret treasures and what better day to do this than on a rainy day. Whether you are looking for clothes, purses, shoes or dishes, there’s something that will fit everyone’s style.  Here are 5 of our favorites from Boca to Jupiter.



Whether you’re looking to learn a new language or refresh your skills, the Multilingual Language and Cultural Society has you covered. While they do offer traditional classes, they also host a variety of free and cheap events like movie nights, book clubs and coffee + conversation in French, Spanish and Italian both at the center and at local restaurants.

The Multilingual Language and Cultural Society is located at 210 S. Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach; (561) 228-1688

Apr 152015

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It pays to be a lady, that is if you are looking for free and cheap deals. Maybe, that’s why we flock to ladies night. If you’re looking for a new venue or just need a change of pace be sure to check out ‘A Red Affair’ Ladies Night at Pinon Grill. Already known for their American fare and festive cocktails, Piñon Grill now offers tasty specials every Thursday for the ladies . Starting at 7:00 p.m., all ladies can enjoy $3 glasses of red or white wine, $3 Grey Goose cocktail, $3 Rosé Champagne and select Piñon Grill specialty appetizers for just $3.

In addition, ladies can enjoy a Tarot Card reader predicting their future of fun nights ahead.

Piñon Grill is located at the Terrace at Town Center Mall, 6000 Glades Rd, Suite 1390 in Boca Raton; (561) 391-7770


Apr 122015

Head out to Delray Marketplace for a taste of the Mediterranean at Apeiro Kitchen & Bar. This recently opened restaurant by Burt Rapoport and chef/owner David Blonsky has become the new hotspot in West Delray for their Mediterranean cuisine, craft cocktails — and now, their new happy hour. Available daily from 4 pm – 6:30 pm and on Friday and Saturday nights from 10 pm – 1 am, guests can enjoy all of their favorites at a fraction of the cost.

Drink specials include:

  • Half-Priced house spirits, bottle beer and red + white wines by the glass
  • Bubbly and specialty cocktails for $6
  • Sangria for $12/glass or $30/carafe

To pair with your favorite libations, chef has created a stellar line-up of food specials for you to enjoy. These include:

  • Apeiro Spread ($9) | hummus eggplant caponata, pistachio yogurt, wood-oven baked pita
  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates ($2 each) | sofrito sauce, manchego, chorizo
  • Margherita Flatbread ($10) | oven-roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, basil
  • Bianca Flatbread ($10)mozzarella, taleggio, fig balsamic
  • Nonna’s Mini Meatballs ($7) | tomato sauce, local ricotta, grilled ciabatta
  • Crispy Eggplant ($3.50 each) | tetilla cheese, grilled sweet peppers | pomegranate agro-dolce
  • Roasted Corn Falafel ($3 each) |  hummus, pickled vegetable relish
  • Grilled Florida Little Neck Clams ($8) | white wine-butter, parsley, grilled bread
  • Lamb Burger Slider ($4 each) |  tzatziki sauce, baby arugula, pickled red onion
  • Marinated Olives ($3 each).

Apeiro’s late night happy hour or Apeiro After Dark offers the same specials as they do during their regular happy hour and some additional drink specials. A Mykonos Martini, anyone? This luscious after dinner drink is made with delicious blend of espresso with spiced rum, Godiva, salted caramel and a chocolate rim.

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, 14917 Lyons Road in Delray Beach; (561) 501-4443; www.apeirorestaurants.com


Apr 062015

palmtreeAre you looking for some free and cheap things to do this week? We have compiled a list to help you out of some of our favorite free events, discounts and deals to keep you busy this week in Palm Beach County. Whether you’re a seasoned local or are just down visiting, this list is sure to liven up your week.

Please note that some events may require advance registration, and some deals may end before the events occur, so remember to plan early. We’ll add more to our list, as we hear about them — and you can always check out our complete list on our Calendar page. If you know of a free or cheap event that you think we should know about, email us the details.

You can get free daily email updates of all the free and cheap events, plus deals and discounts on entertainment and dining, by subscribing to our daily newsletter. For even more cheap fun, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Here’s our list of the top free events, discounts and deals to have fun in Palm Beach County this week.

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia

Photo Credit: Wikimedia

We all love live music — and you can always count on CityPlace for having a great line-up. Every Friday and Saturday in April, visitors can enjoy live music starting at 7 pm. So, get there early and grab a seat or listen in while you’re dining or shopping — you’re sure to enjoy this additional entertainment.


Friday & Saturday Nights at 7 PM

April 3 – Jeff Harding Rock Favorites
April 4 – On the Roxx 80’s Tribute Band
April 10 – String Theory Rock & Roll
April 11 – The Petty Hearts Tom Petty Tribute Band
April 17 – L Tribe R & B
April 18 – Ivan Melendez & The Peurto Rican Salsa Project (Latin)
April 24 – Groove Merchant (Pop Variety)
April 24 – Roll The Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute)

CityPlace is located at 700 S. Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach.

Apr 022015


Attention Panera Bread Rewards members. Have you checked your email lately? If you haven’t, you’ll be happy to find an added reward on your card this month. From now until April 30th, 2015, rewards members will enjoy one free coffee a day. How’s that for adding a caffeine jolt to your day?!  Limit 1 free coffee (freshly brewed hot or iced coffee) per day. Espresso drinks are not included in this deal. This offer is valid for rewards card members only. If you’d like to register for their card, visit Panera Bread online.

Mar 052015

Clematis by NightIf you’re looking for some entertainment to add to your Thursday night itinerary, look no further than Clematis By Night. This weekly event is free to attend and takes place in Centennial Square in downtown West Palm Beach on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

In addition to the lively entertainment, Clematis by Night also offers drink specials, food vendors and fun for the entire family. For more information, visit Clematis by Night online.

Every week, the entertainment is different so you’re going to want to keep this list handy — so you’ll know when your favorite(s) will be performing.


March 5th: Jess Taylor (country with a twist of rock)
March 12th: Jah Creation (reggae)
March 19th: Terry Hank (Soul Rockin’ Blues)
March 26th: Week Off — enjoy the Palm Beach Boat Show
April 2nd: TBD
April 9th: N2Nation’s Motown Magic (Motown)
April 16th: Save the Radio (Adult Alternative Modern Rock)
April 23rd: Mixed Culture (Reggae)
April 20th: Week Off – Enjoy SunFest
May 5th: Los Gitanos del Fuego (Latin)
May 14th: Gator Bressmer (Country)
May 21st: Cover Up (80’s, 90’s & Current Rock)

Mar 032015
Tai Chi classes

Photo from Harbourside Place

Are you feeling a little off-centered and want to reconnect with yourself? Now’s the time to get started with the new (and free) Tai Chi classes taking place at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. Taking place every Saturday from 9-10 am, participants will learn to cultivate their own Qi through simple, mindful movements.

The weekly tai chi classes are free to attend, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 561.290.3641.
Harbourside Place is located at the northwest intersection of U.S. Hwy. 1 and Indiantown Road in Jupiter.

Feb 262015


Are you heading out to Sunfest this year? This annual waterfront music and art festival will return to South Florida from April 29 to May 3, 2015. Taking place on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Blvd to Lakeview Ave, SunFest is expected to attract over 175,000 visitors this year.

Headliners at this year’s event include:

  • Fall Out Boys
  • Lennie Kravitz
  • 311
  • Paramore
  • Pixie
  • Hozier
  • Matisyahu
  • Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • and more.

Before you buy your tickets, check out our list of money-saving promotions.

5 FOR $12

Enjoy 5 tickets for just $60 — that’s just $12 a day. This ticket deal is available online or you can visit a TD Bank in Palm Beach or Martin county (cash only).  Quantities are limited.  For participating TD Bank locations click here.

Most TD Bank locations are open 7 days a week. The Palm Beach, South County Rd & Palm City locations are closed on Sundays.


Discounted Tickets are available to those who buy early (by April 25, 2015) and are available for purchase online, at Publix locations in Martin & Palm Beach counties between Sun., April 12 and Sat., April 25, or at the SunFest Store (525 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. With this advance pricing deal, you will enjoy a 1-day pass for adults for $32 (normally $40) and a 1-day pass for children 6-10 for $10 (normally $12). Kids 5 and under are free. Discounted tickets are also available for multi-day tickets.


Visit your nearest TD Bank in Palm Beach or Martin County, open a new checking account with a minimum deposit of $250 or more and receive a voucher for 2 free tickets to “The Stand,” a reserved area in front of Ford Stage. Choose from 1 or 7 top performances. First come, first served — so come early. Valid for the first 100 vouchers per show and this offer is only valid until 3/31/15. Paid SunFest admission is required for gate entry. Visit your local TD Bank for more details.


Florida Health Palm Beach County is sponsoring a promotion that will save you $10 (based on the gate price) on SunFest admission on Fri., May 1 making a 1-day pass just $30. This deal ends at 5:00 p.m. on Fri., May 2 and is good for admission on Friday.


Active members of the Military, National Guard, Reservists and Veterans can enjoy a 1-day ticket for $30, this is $10 off the gate price. This deal, sponsored by Bank of America, must be purchased through GovX and is available through 4/25. Limit 1 ticket per person — and this ticket cannot be transferred or combined with any other office. Valid at the ticket booths between April 29 and May 3.

**Please note that we will keep you posted, as we hear about more ticket deals.