Season is in full swing and the month of February here in Boca Raton and South Florida and there are sooo many events and things to do we don’t know where to start but logically lets jump in with Super Bowl in Miami! There are ton of things happening for the big game from Miami to the Palm Beaches and if you love to tailgate or are planning to entertain for the big game check out our guide to throwing a fun party!
Don’t forget to check the local calendar page for more fabulous things to do all month long in Boca and South Florida!
Thanks Boca Newspaper for your fabulous suggestions (PS…we are also contributors so check out our latest Valentines Day article on where to pick up some fabulous sweet treets for that special someone!
The MUSEUM ART FESTIVAL is the longest running and most prestigious of any in our city, drawing 40,000 art collectors and enthusiasts to the Museum’s doorstep every year. Approximately 165 artists and artisans from across the country are selected to showcase their fine artworks in a diversity of medium & in a beautiful setting.
Art Festival proceeds help support the Museum’s educational programs for children and youth. Admission is complimentary and free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park.
This juried art festival is presented by the Museum in partnership with the City of Boca Raton, FL Government. Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches Florida Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida
Food Festivals and Events
Boca Raton Seafood Festival is February 7th -9th at Mizner Park! Seafood from Florida coastal waters, music and a small marketplace of arts and crafts. Musical entertainment features rock, jazz, steel pan, Caribbean, R&B and more. Admission $5. 10 am-6 pm both days. Friday, 4 pm-10 pm; Saturday 11am – 10pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/841599529570052/
Food Truck Fridays are back in Mizner Park! The second Friday of every month through June, enjoy live music, lawn games, and of course, delicious menu items from local food trucks at various parks throughout the City!
Join us on Friday, February 14th downtown at Sanborn Square for a lunch hour to remember! In celebration of this special day for lovers, we will have a pop-up flower shop ($5 bouquets) and free DIY Valentine’s Day cards. Allow local acoustic duo Izzy and Jon of The Hilows serenade you while you enjoy yummy eats from various food trucks, including Reggae Beets Gourmet Food Truck, Inspir-Asian, 681 Seafood & Southern Bites, Paninis_Ballinis, The Mac Bowl Food Truck, and Cecilie’s Gourmet Italian Ices!
Please note: January-March will be lunchtime events, and April-June will be dinnertime events.
Boca Raton – It’s time once again to grab your shopping bags and head on over to the Boca Raton GreenMarket held every Saturday, 9am to 1pm, beginning November 2, 2019, through May 9, 2020. Now in its 23rd year of operation, the Market takes place at Boca Raton City Hall north parking area located at the intersection 201 West Palmetto Park Rd and NW 2nd Ave. Plenty of parking is available adjacent to the GreenMarket vendor site.
The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret at Lincoln Center that is Live at Lynn University continues on Feb. 12 with Shana Farr in Whistling Away the Dark Through Songs of Julie Andrews. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. Farr intertwines melodies synonymous with Julie Andrews into an evening of standards by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, and the Gershwins, along with stories of how a young English girl became America’s sweetheart. Tickets: $40.
Florida Atlantic University’s 2020 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency presents Doris Kearns Goodwin with “Presidential Leadership in Turbulent Times.” The lecture will take place on Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kaye Auditorium. Tickets are $35. Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times No. 1 best-selling author. Her seventh book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” is a culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of studying the American presidents, focusing on Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Photo courtesy of Annie Leibovitz.
Catch FAU student Abigail Howard’s play on human sex trafficking “Only One” on Feb. 9 at FAU’s University Theatre. Written and directed by Howard and produced by FAU, the production is a 45-minute play that will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each show will be followed by an expert panel discussion and Q + A.
The Boca Raton Chamber’s 2020 DIAMOND Award luncheon, which honors a woman who has achieved success in her professional career and continually makes a difference in the Boca Raton Community, will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 at the Boca Resort. The DIAMOND Award recipient is the executive director of the Boca Raton Airport Authority Clara Bennett. This year’s PEARL Award winner is Rhea Jain, founder and owner of Renoosh and 2019 Chamber YEA! graduate.
Florida Atlantic University and the Palm Beach Book Festival present BBC Radio Correspondent Kim Ghattas with a lecture and book signing on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $25, FAU student tickets are free. Ghattas is a BBC radio and TV correspondent. Author of “The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power,” she was previously a Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times and part of an Emmy Award-winning BBC team covering the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006. Her forthcoming book, “Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East,” will be available at the lecture.
Music and Festivals
Listen to piano soloist Jamie Lober as she performs romantic classics from The Great American Songbook and modern love songs at 4 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N. Federal Highway in Boca. She has been in the spotlight since she was 5 years old. She has her own music brand, Music From The Heart 305. Seating is limited for the performance. Tickets cost $25 and are for sale on Eventbrite.
Festival of the Arts BOCA kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28th at Mizner Park Amphitheater with “Cirque du Cinema.” With roots in Cirque du Soleil, the fabled Pickle Family Circus, and acrobatic and dance troupes from all over the world, Troupe Vertigo will present a program featuring Cirque’s awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics. Thrill to the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers, and aerial flyers soaring high above the heads of The Symphonia orchestra as they perform on stage. Photo by George Simeon.
Celebrate Bonn, Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday during Festival of the Arts BOCA with Beethoven Birthday Bash at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Celebrate the life and work of this bold composer with a concert of Beethoven’s works, including his Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” and the “Triple” Concerto, featuring The Symphonia, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulous, and guest artists The Eroica Trio.
Cultural Arts Center
Nationally renowned program The Moth, a storytelling competition, heads to Boca’s Cultural Arts Center at 3 p.m. on Feb. 29 as part of Festival of the Arts BOCA. Participants tell their stories live without notes. Anyone with a five-minute story to share on the day’s theme can step on the stage and tell a story. The theme for Festival Boca’s StorySLAM is “Achilles Heel.” Prepare a five-minute story about weaknesses and soft spots and vulnerable situations.
Boca West Children’s Foundation
Boca West Children’s Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary and $8 million raised for projects that serve at-risk youth with a gala on March 1 at Boca West Country Club. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature dinner and entertainment by acclaimed late night talk show host and stand up comedian Jay Leno. Tickets $500.
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