Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Barrys Buzz - March 19, 2014

     Sincere condolences to Donna Askew and the family of former governor Reuben Askew, one of the best Florida governors. Services are 2 pm today in Tallahassee and he will be buried in his home town of Pensacola Friday.
     The Creative City Collaborative is proud to announce their summer camp programs for both Arts Garage and BaCA campuses. Arts Garage in Delray Beach will continue it's successful program of a weeklong Summer Jazz Camp, and an 8- week long summer camp. The new program in Pompano Beach at the Baily Contemporary Arts Center, will be named ‘BaSE Camp,’ for Bailey Summer Enrichment and will run for 8 weeks. Both camps include classes in visual arts, music, drama, spoken word, dance and more.  Camps begin June 9th.  Scholarship programs are available. For more information on the Pompano offerings visit for classes in Delray Beach visit
   The Full Monty is at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy. to March 23. Call 561.995.2333 or visit for tickets. The 2014/2015 season includes: Swing, Oct. 23-Nov. 16; Mame, Dec. 4-Dec. 28; La Cage aux Folles, Jan. 8-Feb. 15; Man of La Mancha, Feb. 26- March 22; Oklahoma, April 2-April 26 and Dames at Sea, May 7-24. Order tickets at or call 561.995.2333.
  The G-D of Isaac is at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs through April 20. Visit or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
   The annual Jewish Guild Healthcare (formerly The Jewish Guild for The Blind) Runway Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place Wednesday March 19, 2014 at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The Runway Fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach will showcase 50 top looks from various designers. The event will begin at 11:00 am with a cocktail reception, shopping boutique and silent auction followed by a lunch and runway show at 12:30. For more information, contact Lauren Malis at 917-609-8017 or visit
  Theatre at Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St, Delray Beach, presents: Fighting Over Beverley, A Romantic Comedy by Playwright Israel Horovitz, to March 23. Call 561.450.6357 or visit for tickets.
   Laughing Matters continues through March 22, 2014 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue. Fort Lauderdale. Tickets at or call 954.462.0222.    
   Watch Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 6 a.m.
   The KOP Mentoring Network Salute to Excellence dinner honoring entrepreneur Burt Rappoport is 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Bogarts on the premiere level of the Boca Cinemark Theatres, 3200 Airport Road. Call 561.306.6000 or visit
     Watch Barry Epstein live featuring Florida First Insurance president Jonathan Rausch, The Olschansky Group president Curtis Olschansky, Vistage Florida chair Chuck Anderson and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy on at 10 pm Thursday and 10 am Friday to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres. You can be on too to promote your business or profession. Call 561.852.0000 for details. You can also watch the TV shows ON Demand on wrpbitv. Just click on this link:
    The Grand Budapest Hotel, Divergent, Bad Words and Muppets Most Wanted opens Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. Deneuve On My Way opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres, the Movies of Delray and the Classic Gateway in Ft. Lauderdale. Face of Love also opens at the FAU Living Room theatres. Nymphomania opens exclusively in Florida at the Classic Gateway, along with Enemy.
     Cafe Cinematheque Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs is every Thursday at 10:30am at Movies of Delray 561-638-0020 and Friday at 1:00pm at Movies of Lake Worth 561-968-4545. Visit for more information.
    Slow Burn Theatre company presents Chess, March 21-April 5 in the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre at West Boca High School, 12811 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 1.866.811.411 or visit for tickets and further information.
  Boca Raton Green Market, in its 17th year, has farm-to-table, freshly-picked produce (organics, too) from local growers, plants and flowers, bakery items and lots more,  8am to 1pm every Saturday and featuring “It Takes Two” (Zella and Phil) March 8 performing a wide variety of musical selections at the sw parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy, and SE Mizner Blvd. Call (561) 299-8684.
   Florida’s Annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, sponsored by the Unicorn Children’s Foundation is March 22, 2014, from 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM at Spanish River Park and A1A in Boca Raton. The Bash is the nation’s largest, free, fun-day for people with special needs, their care givers and family members.  The 6th Annual Bash is expected to draw 6,000 attendees from South Florida and beyond. Tax deductible contributions should be directed to The Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, PO Box 99, Boca Raton, FL  33429.  For further information, call: 561-715-2622.  
     Larry Ferber has a movie club 10 a.m. every Sunday at the FAU Living Room theatres, followed by discussion. Call 757.617.1936 for more information.      
    The Tri-County Humane Society gala is 5:30 p.m. March 23 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. Tickets are $250. Call 561.482.8110 or visit for tickets or more information.
     Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson will discuss Jewish Contributions to the American Revolution, 7 p.m. March 24 as part of the 2014 ADL Lecture Series at Boca West, 20583 Boca West Drive. Call 561.988.2935 or email for tickets. Further information is at
   The Boca Raton Jewish Experience presents a free night of Inspiration, 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Olympic Heights High School to help Jews connect to a local synagogue, featuring  Rabbis Efrem Goldberg, Dan Levin, Yaakov Gibber, David Baum, Robert Silvers and David Steinhardt. Registration is required by calling 561.702.3864 or visit for more information.
     Chairman of the Braman automobile dealership, Norman Braman speaks at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Business & Professional Division (B&P), 6 to 8 pm. March 26 in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus. Register for $36 at or, or call 561.852.3128.     
     The Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan presents Dirty Blonde, March 27-April 13. See or call 561.588.1820.   
     The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards is the Nat King Cole Generation Hope concert, 6:30 p.m., March 28 at the Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University. For more info and sponsorship opportunities, email; or call 561.213.8209.
      Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, March 28-April 27 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Visit or call 561.514.4042 for tickets and further information.
   The 12th annual "Boca Bacchanal," benefiting the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum will feature a weekend of wine, food and luxury March 28-30. Visit or call 5611.395.6766 ext. 101 or email
   FAU’s Making Waves Gala is 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the football stadium tower. Tickets are $150. Call 561.297.6144 or visit
  Another great Pop, Rock & Doo Wop show is 8 p.m. March 29 at the FAU Barry & Carole Kaye Performing Arts Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561.693.3632 or visit for tickets and more information.
   Upcoming shows at the Delray Beach Playhouse at 950 NW 9th St. in Lake Ida Park, off Swinton Ave. Delray Beach include: The Pajama Game, March 29-April 20; Doubt, May 24-June 8, and musical memories shows include; Come Fly With Me, Harlem On My Mind, Call Me Madam, Good News and Make Someone Happy. Visit or call 561.272.1281 x 4 for more information. Tickets are $30. Call 561.272.1281 x 4 for reservations.
    The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County “Everyone Counts” Super Sunday is March 30. For information on Super Sunday opportunities or to RSVP, visit or contact Marcy Lippman at 561-852-3271 or email
   Boca West $100,000 purse Charity Golf Challenge is March 31. Tickets are $475 per person. Call 561.488.6980 or email
   Diana Ross headlines the Boca West Foundation Charities Concert for Children on the lawn starting at 6 pm. April 1 with charities selling tickets keeping 100% of the tickets they sell. Visit
 for further information.
    Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton presents the 16th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. April 3, at Broken Sound Club to benefit the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund, Call 561.212.8866, email or visit for tickets or more info.
    The Palm Beach International Film Festival is April 3-10. Call 561.362.0003 or visit for tickets theatres and more information.
   Former Miami Dolphin and now owner of Offerdahl’s Café Grill John Offerdahl will be the keynote speaker for the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s 12th annual Inspiration breakfast fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 8 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
   Gossip columnist Jose Lambiet is the featured speaker at the lunch, 11:30 a.m. at City Fish Market, 7940 Glades Road opposite the Turnpike. RSVP on the site or call 561.852.0000 for more information and reservations.
   The Boca Raton Republican club features a dinner and book signing with former Congressman Allen West, 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at Deer Creek Golf Club, 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd. Deerfield Beach. Costs are $40 members, $50 guests, $200 seating with Allen West, $400 Table sponsor (10) RSVP by March 23 to www. or email for more information.
     The West Boca High School Drama Dept. presents Death by Dessert, April 25 & 26. Tickets are $15. Call 561.672.2066.
    Florida will offer a 15-day sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supplies from June 1-14. During that time period, Floridians can purchase flashlights, batteries, weather radios and other basic hurricane supply items, all tax-free. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30.  is the best networking group in the area and meets at Hurricane Grill & Wings in the Mission Bay Shopping Center, next to Office Max, 10125 Glades Road, 33498 on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Cost is $60 per quarter. Check out the website for openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
     You can win a pair of tickets to an upcoming movie at any Regal Entertainment Cinema Theatre. Send an email to and two winners will be chosen each week.
     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on and His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is on, as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at www.floridajewishjournal.comwww.  as on his website:


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