Thursday, April 12, 2012

Barry’s Buzz – April 12, 2012

“Bully” opens Friday at the Cinemark Palace in Boca and the Gateway theatre in Broward. Every student, parent, teacher, administrator and board member MUST not should, MUST see this four star documentary. Should never been considered an R rating. Could even be a PG. It was rated PG-13.
The New York Comedy Club will be moving from its Glades Road location to the former Bash of Boca facility in the Shoppes of Village Pointe on s.w. 18th street in May.
Caldwell Theatre, which postponed its upcoming show, has now cancelled it. Artistic director Clive Cholerton said that Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach has agreed to exchange tickets for a ticket to their upcoming shows. Subscribers and ticketholders are being contacted by the Caldwell with details on the ticket exchange.
Jewish community leaders are pressing FAU officials to take swift action in response to "intimidating" and "hostile" fake eviction notices that a pro-Palestine student group posted on dorm room doors on campus.
The south end of Mizner Park will be changing with Lord & Taylor taking over the former Robb & Stucky space next year, The Yard House restaurant will open June 3 a the Cultural Arts Center and a new iPic theatre opening in the summer with a restaurant fronting Federal Highway, reserved seating, free parking and free popcorn.
The $39.5 million Dixie Highway flyover bridge connecting Boca Raton to Deerfield Beach opened Tuesday.
Over the objection of users, personal watercrafts have been banned from the South County Regional Park.
A 50-acre waterfront facelift that would restore Boca Raton's overgrown canal trails and bring tourism to the area moved ahead when Palm Beach County approved $372,868 for the Lake Wyman Restoration Project.
The Florida Supreme Court may overturn term limits in Palm Beach, Broward and other counties, paving the way for County Commissioners Burt Aaronson and Karen Marcus to run again.
Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring movie maven Morrie Zryl on “Bully”, Latinos Restaurante proprietor Jessica Aguilar and Sun Sentinel columnist and former editorial editor Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are Bully, Lockout, The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods. Movie opening at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth theatres is In Darkness.
Sweet Charity opens tonight at Spanish River High School, through the weekend. Tickets at 241.2200.
The All Night Strut is at the Stage Door Theatre on Sample Road in Coral Springs through April 20. Tickets are $38-$42. Little Shop of Horrors opens Friday. Call 954-344-7765 or visit
The Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), which takes place Thursday, April 12, through Thursday, April 19, will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to actress June Lockhart at their Silver Screen Splash, a Sunday brunch event that will take place at The Lake Pavilion on the Waterfront on April 15.
Congressional Candidate Adam Hasner speaks at a Luxury Chamber networking event, 6 p.m. April 17 at Philippe Chow, 200 E. Palmetto Park Road. Register at
American Jewish Committee presents a Conversation with Consuls’ General: Critical Issues: The Impact of a Changing Middle East with Gael de Maisonneuve, France; Eva Alexandra Countess Kendrffy, Germany; Chaim Snacham, Israel; and Kevin McGurgan, United Kingdom, moderated by Palm Beach Post Editorial Page Editor, Randy Schultz, 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Temple Beth El, 333 SW 4th Ave. Boca Raton. This free event is open to the public but reservations are required at or call 561.994.7286.
The 3rd annual Fine Wines & Canines fundraising event is at Royal Palm Place, Wed, April 18th from 5:30 - 8pm. Visit Tickets are $25 in advance.
Parade Productions, Boca Raton’s newest theatre company, will present a premier reading of South Florida playwright Stuart Meltzers comedy, Better Than Damn Good on April 23rd, at 7:30 p.m., at the Studio at Mizner Park. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased on-line at, or by calling 866-811-4111.
The ground breaking for the new Boca Raton downtown Library will now be April 24.
Carbonell nominated actress and acclaimed jazz artist Paulette Dozier will star as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill, playwright Lanie Robertson's portrait of the legendary jazz singer on April 28, 2 p.m. at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $15. Call 561.347.3948.
The Center For Group Counseling at 22455 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton presents a $60 writing workshop, Memories, Milestones and Memoirs on three Friday Mornings, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 10 am to 12:30 pm, with instructor Emily Rosen, Call 561 477 8727. or 561 483 5300.
Office Depot and SCORE presents a free business conference April 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lynn University. Register at
Former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis speaks at a cocktail reception for the Florida Fishing Academy on May 4 at the City Fish Market restaurant, Glades Road and the Turnpike. Tickets are $150 which includes a silent auction. Call 561.747.7227 or email at
If you would like to save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers, call 561.852.0000.
West Boca Leaders Networking group has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for more info.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, the West Boca Leaders networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on Website;; email:, or fax column items to 561.4510000. His blog is on the Jewish Journal website at -

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