Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Page Two: Barry's Buzz Feb. 13, 2013

 First Watch plans to open a 3,700 sq. ft. restaurant at 20401 State Road 7 in the Mission Bay Shopping Center in West Boca, their second in Boca Raton.       Jimmy Johns has opened in the former Arby's location in the WestWind shopping Center in West Boca at Glades Road and 441.        Boca Raton restauranteur Burt Rappoport's Restaurant Group, including Bogart's Bar & Grille in the Premiere level of Cinemark Boca, Deck 84 and Henry's, has been named a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and will be honored in Washington, D.C.       The George Snow Scholarship Fund is moving into the second floor of the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center at the south end of Mizner Park in March, taking a 20 year lease on 3,400 sq. ft. vs. the 1,200 they have now next to the Chamber of Commerce on Dixie Highway.
       Phase II design phase at the new Spanish River Athletic Complex at De Hoernle Park and been approved to provide four more ball fields and another building which may be multi-functional to include a meeting room.        Palm Beach County's application for an additional $1,568,000 in economic development loan guarantee assistance has been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.        Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille opens today at the Delray Marketplace, Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Road, including an IMAX theatre.        Gloucester Blue is at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First Street, through Feb. 17. Visit or call 561.450.6357 for more info and tickets.        Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on        Among Movies opening Thursday and Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are Safe Haven, A Good Day to Die Hard, Beautiful Creatures and Escape From the Planet Earth. Beasts of the Southern Wild opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth theatres.     
       Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Biology Teacher Eric Greene, Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Academy Instructor Earl Murray Jr., the First Lady of Florida Theatre Jan McArt, noted bestselling author Michael Solomon, Palm Beach Pops Box Office Manager Josh Pichurski and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on Friday morning, or any time after that on,, or to win free Cinemark theatre tickets.           
     Popular Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson will be promoting his new book "Affairs of State" at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13 at the Glades Road Library just east of 441. Preregistration is required at       Cinemark Theatres presents 2013 Oscar Marathon, showing the films nominated for Best Picture before the Academy Awards on Feb. 16 with Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amour, Life of Pi and Lincoln and Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained on Feb. 23. Get tickets, $30 per day, on or at the theatre box office. Call 561.395.4695 for further information.       Jan McArt presents Cirque d'Amour Live at Lynn University Feb. 16 & 17. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets and more information.        The Boca Raton Green Market, in its 16th year has farm-to-table, fresh-picked produce from local growers and lots more 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every  Saturday   at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy, and SE Mizner downtown Boca Raton.
      Broadway performer Tim Shew will do a fundraiser for the Glee-style show choir Soundsation and teach a master class at Olympic Heights High School. "The Broadway Project with Tim Shew" is 7 p.m. Saturday at Olympic Heights High School Performing Arts Theater. Tickets are $26, $30, $36 and $42 at Call 561-852-6680 for tickets or visit to purchase online by 3 p.m. Friday. The box office will open at 6 p.m. Saturday at the school, 20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. Students, including college students, are $10.       The Original Florida Follies present Viva Las Vegas at 1:45, Feb. 17 at Olympic Heights High School and other dates at other venues. Tickets are $28. Go to or call 954.956.2626 for more information.
      A free Presidents Day Town Hall Meeting is 2:00 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, 4200 W. Congress Ave. Lake Worth, featuring U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, Palm Beach County Mayor Steve Abrams, Palm Beach Post Editorial Editor Randy Schultz, Palm Beach State College Applied Ethics Center Director Kim Artilla-Morgan and FAU Community Engagement Vice President and FAU Foundation Executive Director Dr. Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson.       A free family friendly concert is 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Mizner Park with a combined orchestra of 40 musicians from FAU and the Boca Raton Symphonia.        The Luxury Chamber 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 networking event will feature political consultant Roger Stone at Tabica Grill, 901 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Go to to register.       Cabaret Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber is Feb. 18 at the Manalapan Plaza Theatre. Visit or call 561.588.1820 for tickets.      U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel sponsor a Free Veterans Benefits & Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 20 at the West Palm Beach Armory, 3193 Gun Club Road. Employers may contact, or call, 561.470.5440 or 561.998.9045.      Morgan Fairchild is the guest speaker at the Women in Distress luncheon, sponsored by PNC Bank, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Woodfield Country Club. 3650 Club Place. Visit or call 954.760.9800 ext. 1244 for tickets and more information.      Waist Watchers The Musical! is at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan Feb. 21-May 12. Visit or call 561.588.1820 for tickets.      Bob Newhart will headline the 7th annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance three day event benefiting the Broward Boys and Girls Club at the Boca Resort and Club starting Feb. 22.      An 80's Festival is 3-10 p.m. Feb. 23 at Sunset cove Amphitheatre, 12551 Glades Road in West Boca with Eddie Money, Debbie Gibson, Expose's Gioia Brunu, Stacey Q, Pretty Poison and more. Visit for tickets and more information.      The Retired Educators Club will meet noon, Feb. 25 with Linda Weil, Environmentalist & Community Activist speaking on "Think Globally, Act Globally" at Stratford Court,6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. The public and new members are invited free. Call 954-255-6360 or 561-483-5445 for more info.       The Andre Fladell Scholarship Program free fundraiser for CJ Foundation is 5:30 pm Feb. 27 at Prime, 110 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray. RSVP to 561-699-8720.       Jewish National Fund features Hal Linden, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 free at Boca West Country Club. or call 1.800.211.1502.   
      South Florida's top talent of Avi Hoffman, Patti Gardner, Ken Clement, Sally Bondi, and Krisha Marcano (Broadway's The Color Purple) star in The Boca Raton Theatre Guild's production of Chicago March 1st - 17th. Go to or call 561.347.3948 for tickets at $35. each. Group sales available too.
       Generations Concert featuring Natalie Cole is 7 p.m. March 1 in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets. Further information at or call 561.213.8209.      Abbacadabra: the ultimate ABBA tribute, is in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University March 2 & 3. or call 561.237.9000.
      The Boca Raton Symphonia presents Music and Dance Under the Stars 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. March 3. Visit      The 2013 Boca Festival of the Arts is March 7-16 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Arts Center. Washington Post columnist will speak at  4 p.m. March 9 in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Thomas Keneally, author of the book based on Shindler's list speaks 7 p.m. March 11 and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Retired Gen. George W. Casey Jr. speaks 7:30 p.m. March 12. To purchase tickets, visit or call 866.571.2787.       Davis and Dow, award winning jazz duo, present a free concert at the Spanish River Library 1501 N.W. Spanish River Blvd.  3 to 4 p.m. March 10.       Jan McArt presents The Three Swingers: April in Paris, Tea for Two and on the Sunny Side of the Street in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University 4 p.m. March 10. Go to or call 561.237.9000 for tickets.        JARC's 27th annual gala dinner dance and auction, honoring Rabbi Dan Levin and Judy Levis Markhoff is 6 p.m. March 10, 2012 at Boca West Country Club. Tickets are $250. Call 561.558.2550 for more information or email
       Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen will be honored at the 23rd Annual Book of Hope Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. March 11 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Tickets are $125. Call 561.218.2929 or visit        Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in American History, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual YMCA of South Palm Beach County Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 12 at the Boca Resort and Club, honoring Henrietta Countess DeHoernle and chaired by Linda Spielman. For details, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call Georgia Rose at, 561.237.0944.        The 5th annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Spanish River Park, Boca Raton. Last year, 5,000 people participated, making it the largest free fun day in the U.S. for children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Call 561.715.2622 or go to  for more information. Email
      Carlyn & Lothar Mayer hosts U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at a Pro-Israel lunch 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 17, at the Aragon, 2491 S. Ocean Blvd. M-1, Boca Raton. Costs: $500 and up. RSVP to or call 561.388.9415 for further information.
     Jan McArt presents Champagne and Bosom Buddies: A Tribute to Jerry Herman at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University 7:30 p.m. March 18. Call 561.237.9000 or visit for tickets.      Subway guru Larry Feldman speaks in Zinman Hall at the Business and Professional Division breakfast of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County 8 a.m. March 20. Tickets are $36 including breakfast. Visit, email or call 561.852.3128.      Chaired by Janice Williams, the 12th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon is March 20 at Broken Sound Club. Visit or call 561.299.1429.        Lynn University's 14th Annual Blue & White Auction including silent and live auctions, raffles, beer and wine reception with food provided by the Capital Grille, to benefit Lynn University athletics program is 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn. Register online at or call 561.237.9000 to order tickets.        The Florida East Coast Chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters honors Palm Beach Opera�s General Director Daniel Biaggi at the annual Red Rose dinner, 6 p.m. April 4th at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, 2425 Maya Palm Drive West, Boca Raton, FL. Visit or or call 561-391-6380 for $225 tickets. For more information, contact Carol Kassie, or call 561-445-9244.       Jan McArt presents Miami All Stars "America's Got Talent" Finalists in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University April 6 & 7. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets and more information.        Jan McArt presents Finding Mona Lisa, Six Short Plays about the World's Most Famous Painting by and directed by Michael McKeever, in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, 7:30 p.m. April 22. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for more information and tickets.        Florence Fuller Child Development Centers presents the Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. on April 26th at Boca West Country Club.
       FORECLOSURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Contact Keyes Company/Ragbir Team Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Realtor JOANNE EPSTEIN at 561.945.0000 and visit  to find out how she can save you from foreclosure, with no cost for attorneys, fees or commissions.        If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, or call 561.809.4550.         Birch Communications is a multi-million dollar company with an exclusive wholesale agreement with AT and T. If you would like to save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers or your service, call 561.852.0000. has outgrown its previous meeting location and now meets at the West Boca Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. featuring a newly redesigned website and openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.         If you would like to promote your business or profession on Barry Epstein Live internet television show, on,, and on the (click on columnists) websites, call 561.852.0000.
       Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the,  the networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on (click on columnists) and His motto is Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:,  or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is in the Boca Raton Tribune and on the (and click on columnists) website, on as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at - as well as on his website:   READ THE COLUMN ON LINE AT WWW.BOCATRIBUNE.COM.


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