Friday, July 18, 2014

Barrys Buzz – July 16, 2014

     Charlie Crist has selected Miamian Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, the head of Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party to become his running mate for governor, adding a needed South Florida Hispanic face to the former Republican’s ticket.
        The Boca Black Film Festival will take place at the Boca Raton Marriott from July 17-19. It is a new festival for black content makers based in the U.S. For more info,     
Legalizing Medical Marijuana is the program at the lunch 11:30 a.m. August 12, featuring Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager at United for Care, the main organization advocating for the approval of Amendment 2 in November. RSVP on the site.
    A homeowners group is calling for the Palm Beach County Commission to reconsider its June 26 decision to approve building 252 homes on the 130-acre golf course in the Boca Del Mar neighborhood near Boca Raton, according to their attorney Peter Sachs, Managing Partner of Sachs, Sax and Caplan.
     Ed Smith has been named a principal of the Boca office of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors.   
    The BOCA Museum of Art’s board has made interim director Irvin Lippman permanent, and Late Night Thursday was such a big success in June, the museum is doing it again July 24 and Aug. 28.
   With 1,000 young athletes expected in Boca Raton for the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games from Aug. 10 to 15, organizers are short beds and hoping to interest more volunteers.Prospective volunteers are asked to contact volunteer coordinator Debbie Block at Volunteer information is on the JCC Maccabi Games web site at
     On the Radio: Sounds of the 70s runs to July 27 at the Broward Stage Door theatre, 8036 W Sample Rd. Coral Springs. Call 954.344.7765 or visit for more information and to purchase tickets. 
     The Life is at the Delray Square Performing Arts Center, 4809 W. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach through July 27. Call (561) 880-0319 or visit for more information and to purchase tickets.
     Cafe Cinematheque Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs is every Thursday at 10:30 Movies of Delray 561-638-0020 and Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Movies of Lake Worth 561-968-4545. Visit for more information.
     Watch Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 6 a.m.
    Watch Barry Epstein live to win free tickets to the Cinemark Theatres. You can be on too to promote your business and we send a link of your segment to put on your website and send out in emails to prospects and clients for only $100. It also goes out on Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube. call 561.852.0000 for details.  This week’s guests are,  an all women show featuring, Cirque productions Director of Marketing Jennifer Sierra Grobbelaar, Palm Beach County School Board candidate Erica Whitfield, Vistas Autism Consulting Autism Consultant Cindy Bevier, Friendly Bands president Madeline Nedry and Complete Content Package president Barbara Hales. Just click on the blue link: BARRY EPSTEIN LIVE, JULY 17, 2014.
   Wish I Was Here, Sex Tape, The Purge: Anarchy and Plane: Fire & Rescue opens Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. Venus in Fur opens at the Movies of Delray, the Movies of Lake Worth and the FAU Living Room Theatres, which also opens Gabrielle. Begin Again also opens at the Movies of Lake Worth. Sex Tape opens at the Classic Gateway theatre in Fort Lauderdale. The Fault in Our Stars, 22 Jump St. and Think Like a Man Too opens at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac. 
   Movies of Delray features Royal Shakespeare company London three hour production of Henry IV Part 2, 10 a.m. July 19.
   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.     
   Every Sunday at AMF bowling, 1190 Boynton Beach Blvd. and Congress Ave. Brain Bowlers sponsors a bowling league for families and children with disabilities to raise funds and awareness for agencies and children who are void of social interaction.  Cost is only $1.38 per game and families can bowl one or two games. There is also entertainment and prizes. For further information, call Robert Gottesman at 561-676-2075.
       Young Adults Wandering Happy Hour (Sponsored by the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County) is July 24, at 5:45-8:00 p.m. at Saltwater Brewery, 1701 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Cost is $8 per person for pre-registration (includes a drink), $10 at the door (includes a drink). Spend an evening with young Jewish locals in their 20s to early 40s who enjoy the best in happy hour venues and company, and connecting with the community. RSVP more information, call 561.852.3165 or
    Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale July 22-27. Call 954.462.0222 or for tickets or more information.
     Free Contractor network is 4:30 p.m. July 24 at Maggiano’s in Boca Raton. Register at or call 561.503.7265.
    The free Friday Night Summer Tribute Series is 7:30 pm Fridays at the Mizner Park amphitheater including: U2 by UV, U2 tribute band, July 25, Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways, Jimmy Buffet tribute band Aug 1 and Turnstiles, Billy Joel tribute band Aug. 8. Visit
    Learn about the traditional Bon dance, Bon Odori, at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens on Saturday, July 26, 10:30 am – noon. This is a dance performed during Obon, a period in the summer that commemorates the spirits of one’s ancestors. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes to the workshop. $15/person (museum admission not included.) Advance registration required; purchase tickets at
   The fourth annual White Coats-4-Care awareness and fund raising reception to benefit Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 31 at the all-new Waterstone Resort & Marina’s Penthouse Atlantic Ballroom, 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Admission starts at $100 and other sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 561.392.5166 or for more information.
    Butterflies are Free, a romantic Comedy is at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, August 1-September 14. Call 954.344.7765 or for more information or tickets.
    Jan McArt presents a PBS taping of Dunlap and Pennington, 1:30 p.m, Aug. 2 at the Lynn University Wold Theatre of the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10, Guild members are free. Call 561.237.9000 or visit for more information.
     The George Snow Scholarship Fund presents Boca’s Ballroom Battle, 6 p.m. August 16 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real. Tickets start at $150. Tables and sponsorships available. Call 561. 347.6799. Visit for tickets and more information.
     Contractor Marketing Tools presents the Ultimate South Florida Contractor’s Marketing Conference, August 21 in Boca Raton. Call 561.503.7265 or to register at for further details. Cost is $69.97.
  What’s New Pussycat, the songs of Burt Bacharach, is at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, August 22-September 28. Visit or call 954.344.7765.
   The National Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be in Boca Raton for the first time on Oct. 11 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Registration for the walk is free at Volunteers are also needed. Contact Pamela Polani at or call 561-496-4222.
      The 16th Annual Lynn University Blue & White Auction will take place on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., in the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center. Call 561-237-9000 or register online at
     JARC sponsors a bowling fundraiser 12:30 to 3 Oct. 26 at Strikes Boca to benefit Adult Day Training Program. Sponsorships are needed. Call 561.558.2572 or Register at
     The Junior League of Boca Raton’s 27th annual Volunteer of the Year fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue and luncheon is Nov. 7 at Boca West Country Club. Nominations are still being accepted by calling 561.620.2553.
     The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk for mental health is 8 am. Nov. 8, at Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. Register For more information, call 954.316.9907 or
    The 2014-15 Broadway series season at the Kravis Center includes Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Nov. 11-16; The Book of Mormon, Dec. 16-21; Flashdance – the Musical, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2015; Anything Goes, March 10-15, 2015; Memphis, April 7-12, 2015 and Pippin, April 28-May 3, 2015. Subscribers will get renewals in April. General public tickets will go on sale midsummer. To order go to call 561.832.7469.
     The Palm Beach Pops kicks off an abbreviated new season Dec. 14 with a one-night-only show at the Kravis Center featuring the Manhattan Transfer, Frank Sinatra Jr. will sing on Jan. 10 at the Boca Raton Community Church and Jan. 11 at the Kravis Center, and a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on March 7 at the Boca Raton Community Church and March 8 at the Kravis Center. Tickets go on sale Sept. 2. Call 561.832.7677 or visit, or for more information.  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.
     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the,, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show 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 –  and on his website:

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