Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Florida Intergenerational Orchestra is holding a “Meet the Music” children’s concert on Feb. 25. The free family friendly concert is geared toward making music more understandable for children. The concert is free thanks to a grant from MGM Family Foundation. The show takes place at 3 p.m. at O’Shea Hall on the campus of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 22094 Lyons Road. There is a pre-concert Meet and Greet the Performers at 2:30 p.m. Call 561- 482-8206 of visit www.flioa.org for more information.
  2.  Catch The Follies, former New York Radio City Rockettes and other dancers, in Boca this month. The Follies will perform on Sundays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Olympic Heights Theater. The dancers are 55-94 and will perform “Age is Just a Number.” Proceeds from the $20 ticket benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center and Family Central.
  3.  Garlic Fest returns to John Prince Park Feb. 9-11. Eat garlic and enjoy music from Hoobastank on Friday, Stick Figure on Saturday and Donna Summer Celebration on Sunday. The annual Garlic Chef Stadium returns where chefs will battle each other with mystery basket ingredients. Daytime tickets cost $10 and after 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday costs $20 per person.
  4.  Spady Cultural Heritage Festival is back on Feb. 17 from 1-5 p.m. at Spady Museum. In celebration of Black History Month, cultural fun will take to the streets of Delray Beach and live performances will fill the afternoon.
  5.  Off-Broadway comedy Men are from Mars-Women are from Venus will be at the Delray Beach Playhouse Feb. 23-25. Visit https://tix5.centerstageticketing.com/sites/delraybeach/showdates.php?domain=MARS&s_id=630 for tickets.
  6.  MindBody Expo is returning to Delray Beach and Boca Raton for the fifth year. The 2018 event will head to Old School Square on Feb. 17 and Sanborn Square on Feb. 25. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in both cities. Over 100 exhibitors are planned to include large corporations, small businesses, as well as local initiates along with health, wellness and holistic professionals. Giving back is an important part of the event’s mission by contributing to youth outreach enrichment programs. The Delray Beach Children’s Garden and The Milagro Center were selected as beneficiaries for 2018 events. Events are free to the public, $10 VIP Tote Bags, as well as raffle items going towards these organizations can be purchased at mindbodyexpo.net.
  7.  The Advisory Council of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies presents Emmy and Golden Globe Winner Sharon Gless with a composite of monologues about the lives of women. The performance, which will be directed by Des Gallant, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road. There also will be a light dinner reception and silent auction prior to the play at 5:30 p.m. in the Culture and Society Building, located down the hill from the University Theatre. Tickets for the play are $35 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. To purchase reception tickets ($75-$125), which include preferred seating, call 561-297-3865. The FAU event will raise funds for scholarships for master students in the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  8.  Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County will host its annual Hearts-n-Bloom Garden Tea Party on Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The second annual tea party features a mimosa garden stroll through new exhibit WASHED ASHORE: Art to Save the Sea, followed by the traditional tea party. Participants are encouraged to wear their best Garden Hat for inclusion in the Designer Hat Fashion Show, and enjoy a fun Garden Auction offering rare and exotic plants. The event costs $75 for members and $125 for non-members. Advance reservations are required.
  9.  The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its Candidates Forum for Delray elections on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Arts Garage.
  10.  Meet author Garth Stein on Feb. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Boca Library. The author penned Boca Raton Library’s One Book title “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” The library staff chose this New York Times bestseller for its captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life—as only a dog could tell it. This is the third year that the BRPL is hosting a community reading experience to encourage connection among community members through the reading of one book. The book has sold more than 4 million copies in 35 languages, and spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has inspired a Young Reader edition and a children’s picture book, as well as a stage adaptation, and is currently in development with Universal Studios for a major motion picture. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Register through the calendar at bocalibrary.org.