Top 10 Don’t Miss Events In Palm Beach County

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  1. The Kravis Center is hosting a “Night of Stars” gala on Feb. 11 in honor of its 25th Anniversary Season. The black-tie evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and is followed by tons of performances and dinner and dancing. Tickets are $1,000 for Gala Patrons and $500 for Young Gala Patrons (45 and younger.)

2. The Delray Beach Open returns on Feb. 17 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The tournament takes place through Feb. 26 and features current and past legends of professional tennis during the ATP Champions Cup and the ATP World Tour.

3. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner at Boca’s The Addison. Reservations start at 5:30 p.m. The night includes live music, unlimited champagne and wine, and a special sweetheart gift. Dinner is $149 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are available starting at Call 561-372-0568 to book.

4. Pitbull is the key note speaker of the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2017 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon presented by Bank of America. The affair will take place at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion.

5. Catch the Spady Living Heritage Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Spady Museum. The free event features music, food, demonstrations and games. This party is an annual event by the Spady Museum, dedicated to the history of African, Caribbean and Haitian people.

6. Garlic Fest is bringing its smells to John Prince Park from Feb. 10-12. Advance tickets for Friday and Saturday cost $10 or $20 at the door. Sunday admittance is $10.

7. Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse’s 10th Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon will celebrate the strength, courage and determination of women, especially those overcoming abuse.  The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 21st, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. This year’s guest speaker Lily Rose Lee, formerly Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. A silent auction at the luncheon, featuring jewelry, art, events, and luxurious vacation packages, will benefit AVDA. Individual Reservations are $150 and Tables of 10 are $1,500. For more information,visit www.avdaonline.org or call 561-265-3797.

8. Boynton Beach is holding its International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium on Feb. 3-5. The exhibit features work from commissioned kinetic artist Elayna Toby Singer who created “Kinetic Intentions,” a kinetic art project made from upcycled items, such as fishing line and tree seed pods.

9. The 22nd Annual Hanley Foundation Family Picnic will take place on Feb. 12 at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach. The family-friendly “island style” benefit will feature hula dancers and Polynesian warriors with a special child-only silent auction, an adult silent auction, face painting, amusement rides and many other exciting activities. Funds raised are earmarked to support the Foundation’s research-based prevention programs in public and private schools, including many schools in Palm Beach County. Tickets to the Family Picnic are $195 for adults (18 and over), $50 per child (4-17 years of age), and children 3 and under are free. To purchase tickets or reserve a table, please call 561-841-1212 or visit hanleyfoundation.org/familypicnic.

10. The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, in association with Chicken Coop Theatre, proudly present the well-known production, Driving Miss Daisy by American playwright Alfred Uhry, February 2-19, 2017 at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. Featured actors include Ellen Murray, Geoff Short and Tony Rein. Tickets range from $30 for general admission seating to $40 for VIP reserved seating.