Published On: Tue, Dec 13th, 2016

Barry’s Buzz – Dec. 14, 2016


Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club presents California political comedian Eric Golub on Dec. 14. RSVP at

     Former University of Alabama Lane Kiffin will be the next head football coach for Florida Atlantic University after the playoff season.

     My son the waiter, A Jewish Tragedy is Dec. 14-Jan. 29 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Show Times are Thurs. and Sat. 2 and 7:30, Fri. 7:30, Sun. 2 p.m. Tickets: 1-844-448-7469 or visit

       Sister Act the Musical is at the Wick Theatre Nov. 25-Dec. 23, becoming one of the top theatre venues of South Florida. Tickets at or 561.995-2233

     The Hip Hop Nutcracker is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Tickets at www.broward call

    West Boca Leaders (One of a kind networking group) is the best networking group in the area.. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is Dec.17, 2016,

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. if you qualify, Fill out form onwebsite and bring $60 for first quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.702.0000.

An American in Paris is at the Kravis Center Dec. 6-11 Tickets at or 561.833-8300 celebrating its 25th year.     

    Tickets are now on sale for the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl game to take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU. Spectators will have a choice of seats, suites and for the first time a VIP section in the football stadium on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Purchase tickets by calling the ticket office, 561-362-3650 or visit or email

    The big 31st Annual South Florida Singles Lifestyle Expo is back at the Pavilion Grille on Sun. Nov 20, 2016 from 3pm -11pm with100 exhibitors, 1,000 attendees, seminars, speed dating, dance party, free parking and admission.    Ceremonies. 

         Congratulations to all 2017 OPAL Awards Honorees. The event, which will take place January 14 at Boca West Country Club, will have the following as Honorees: Jordan Zimmerman, Arthur Adler, Yvonne Boice-Zucaro, and Peter & Carmel Baronoff. The OPAL Awards honor outstanding people and leaders that have contributed through volunteerism to make our community a better place to live, learn, work and play. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s service missions including Youth Scholarship Programs.

    Shows are at Spanish River High School Theatre. Thursday, December 8 at 7:30, Sarge and the Turnstiles, Thurs. Dec. 8.  Thursday, January 26, at 7:30pm Julie Budd and Sal Richards.  Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 Bobby Rydell and David Konig, Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 Yavov Smirnoff.  Series (all 4 shows): $160; individual show: $50. For tickets and information, call 561-883-7760.

     Dr. Robert Watson has a one-hour lecture describing the incredible untold story or the doomed ship in WWII followed by a book signing of his new book the Nazi Titanic, 3 pm Jan. 16 at Temple Shaarei Shalom, 9085 Hagen Ranch Road. Boynton Beach. $44 includes a signed hard cover copy of the book, ($26 Value), refreshments served. Register online at or call 1.877.354.1077.

     Lynn Unversity and producer Jan McArt present MJLive, 7:30 p.m. Jan 7; 4 p.m. Jan. 8  a seriocomedy by Jak Gilhholwy– The Long Reunion, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23; The Company Men: A Night of Hits 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28; Jan. 29, 4 p.m.; Wold Performing Arts Center. Reserve your tickets now. 561.237.9000 or visit for more information.

      Sun-Sentinel, The Forum, South Florida Business Journal, Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

      Sincere condolences to the family of Rick Newman who passed away recently. He brought joy to so many during the Christmas season. No memorial service is planned, but a celebration of his life is planned for his 61st birthday March 11. Make-A-Wish is suggested for memorial donations in his name.

     A most joyous Merry Christmas season to all those who celebrate the holiday.    

    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; His motto is: .Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. Email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’ His blog is also on, and on his website:

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