This Month in South Florida : October 2014

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Oct. 1 | Wine Wednesday Wine Down Wednesday at PISTACHE French Bistro. Wine Down every Wednesday at PISTACHE French Bistro where virtually every wine on its impressive and sophisticated wine list at half price when ordered with an entrée. The purchase of a dinner menu entrée is required in order for guests to enjoy the Wine Down Wednesday promotional price. The promotional price is available for all wines featured on the PISTACHE wine menu, with the exception of reserve wines and Champagne, which are offered at a 20% discount. For more information, please call (561) 833-5090 or visit www.pistachewpb.com. Oct. 2 | Wine Night Merryvale Vineyards and Starmont Winery at VPWSA. Join Reneé Schlatter, Proprietor and Phil Corrente Southeast Regional Manager for Merryvale Vineyards in St Helena and Starmont Winery in Carneros at Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy. This iconic California Winery is a specialist in the production of world class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon to include the legendary “Profile” blend. This event is a must for all California wine lovers to taste and learn directly from the source. Tickets are $40 and include 6 of their top wines will be showcased. For more information, please call 561-721-6000 or visit www.virginiaphilipwineshopacademy.com. Oct. 2 | Firefighter Chili Cook Off Come out for some fire alarm fun at our first annual Firefighter Chili Cook Off. There will be fun for the entire family including games, bounce houses and a real fire truck that kids can play on. For $10 the public receives unlimited chili tasting (while supplies last) and can vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice award contest. And don’t miss the Country Dance World Champion Chili Chicks performing live during the event. For more information, please visit www.wpb.org/clematis-by-night/concerts/firefighter-chili-cook-off. Oct. 4,11,18 & 25 | Savor Our City Culinary Tours This 3-hour historical walking food tours takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing participants through Delray Beach to enjoy signature tastings at several restaurants. The cost is $65 per person. For more information visit SavorOurCity.com, or call 800-979-3370. Oct. 10-11, 16-18, 23-25 | Fright Nights Halloween Fright Nights offers three frightening haunted houses. Runs 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Admission is $25. For more information call 561-793-0333 or visit the website, www.myfrightnights.com. October 10 | Live Music The diverse Jon Greco Band at Tim Finnegans Pub, 2885 S. Federal Hwy. in Delray Beach. No cover, rock and popular favorites, even a little Jimmy B. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 11 | Documentary & Discussion “ReGeneration City,” a documentary film about “urban acupuncture,” will screen at The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County at 3 p.m. A panel discussion will follow. Urban acupuncture is the practice of creating small urban projects that act as a catalyst to revive the city neighborhoods. The film highlights community engagement and the transformation of a small Italian town. One of the highlights of the film features half of the art duo LeJobart (Beju and Muriente), who specialize in cross-disciplinary projects that include performances, installations and happenings. Sherryl Muriente, who demonstrates one of nine “interventions” in the film, is also an instructor at Florida Atlantic University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. The panel discussion will consist Sherryl Muriente of LeJobart and Architect Angelo Gentili, moderated by Beju of LeJobart. Following the panel discussion the audience can engage in a Q&A session. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Oct. 11 | The Charlie Daniels Band The Charlie Daniels Band is known for their contributions to country and southern rock music and is best known for the No. 1 country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which became a platinum single, topping both country and pop charts, earning a Grammy, three CMA trophies, and becoming a cornerstone of the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack. Known for southern rock hits “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” and “Long Haired Country Boy,” the CDB will perform 100 concert dates this year including performances on the Grand Ole Opry. The band’s latest release, Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan, features 10 Bob Dylan songs, the first CDB studio release since 2007. Ticket buyers are invited to Round Up on the Green for the Charlie Daniels Pre-Show Party in the outdoor Gosman Amphitheatre. Visit kravis.org/roundup for more information. Oct. 12 | Double Treble At 5 p.m., in the Unity of Delray Beach Church, enjoy a free recital featuring works from a piano and organ duo, piano four-hand duet, piano solo, and organ solo. Numbers include “Rhapsody in Blue,” “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,” and “Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2” by Liszt. Oct. 16 | Sea Rhino Coffee Stout Launch Raise your coffee and beer mugs: Rhino Doughnuts & Coffee, South Florida’s cutting-edge doughnut and coffee chain is charging into the craft beer market with the launch of Sea Rhino coffee stout, available at Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach. The limited release brew is made with Saltwater’s Sea Cow Milk Stout and Rhino’s vanilla coffee beans. The party takes place at Saltwater Brewery at 7 p.m., introducing Sea Rhino to locals, with samplings of Rhino’s signature doughnuts and live reggae music. Oct. 18 & 25 | Taste History Culinary Tour The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu for the Fall/Winter 2014 seasons with cultural epicurean tours in October, November and December on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month. The tour program delivers an engaging taste of the cuisine, culture, art and history of the main streets and historic districts in Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. For information call 561-243-2662, or email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org. October 24 | Live Music Classic Rock Night at Tim Finnegans Pub, with the outstanding band Prowler. 2885 S. Federal Hwy. in Delray Beach. No cover, $10 Restaurant is known for their huge fish ‘n chips plate. 8-11 p.m. October 25 | Dallas Children’s Theater The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Stanley Lambchop is a normal boy in all aspects who wants to do something amazing. One night, the bulletin board above his bed falls right on top of him – and he wakes up flat! He survives and decides to make the best of his new shape by folding himself into a big envelope and traveling around the world. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. He’s stamped and posted from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond, until he finally finds his way back home and becomes a three-dimensional boy once more. Tickets start at $10. Visit kravis.org for more information.