The second Annual Angels for Angels Charity Gala to benefit the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics will take place on Oct. 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Andrews Country Club. This event is once again chaired by Coral Springs resident Eslin Guice, whose daughter was diagnosed with the disease. The purpose of this event is to again raise money to fuel cutting-edge research and takes an active role in drug development to treat and ultimately cure Angelman Syndrome – a rare disease that affects the nervous system. With featured entertainment by Rock With U, guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, silent auction, sit-down dinner and open bar. Tickets are $175 per person.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation is celebrating its 16th Annual Go Pink Luncheon on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club with keynote speaker, Dr. Ken Jeong. Tickets start at $175.
Check out the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens for free on Oct 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As a thank you to the community, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is proud to kick off the season with a free Community Open House. For one day only, the public can step through the garden gates free of charge to experience garden and exhibition tours, refreshments in the courtyard, music and some special surprises. Visitors will also be able to view the exhibition Expanding Horizons: Nontraditional Approaches to Photography. In partnership with JL Modern Photography, the exhibition will include photography featuring works by Kimiki Yoshida, Bernard Faucon and Steven Wilkes.
Bring your pooch to Mounts Botanical Garden on Oct. 19 for Dogs’ Day in the Garden. Bring the family, dogs included, to walk the winding paths, meet other pooch pals and heel for photo opportunities. Mounts will provide complimentary water and treats for all dogs. Admission price includes admission to Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition. Admission is free for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for children ages 5-12.
Ditch the formal cocktail dresses and tuxedos and put on your favorite pair of pajamas and join Sweet Dream Makers for the nonprofit’s 2nd Annual Pajama Game Night on Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Country Club. Teams of Mahjong, bunco, canasta, board game players and more will gather in stylish bedtime attire to play games, enjoy food and drinks, and raise money to purchase beds for local families in need. Tickets are $55 each and available at www.sweetdreammakers.org.
Death or Glory will be scaring up some fun for Halloween with the Death or Gory Halloween Pop Up Bar. The popular Delray restaurant and bar will be stuffed full of ghoulish decorations and will feature a separate menu with 13 Halloween cocktails whose names reference Edgar Allen Poe. Some cocktails will be served in Death or Gory tiki mugs, designed just for the occasion. Others will be in ghostly vessels, including a chemistry beaker. The Death or Gory pumpkin cauldron style mug was specially made for the restaurant and bar and will be available for $9.95, or for a special price with the purchase of a cocktail. A Halloween menu will be available and life-size silver skeletons will grace the Falcon room. Branded witches hats will dangle from the ceiling and be available for purchase.
Want to learn more about poetry? Head to a poetry workshop “The Wonder of Poetry” on Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. at Old School Square. Facilitated by Guillermo Cancio-Bello, the workshop will focus on reading examples of poetry that convey a strong sense of wonder about the world. Through generative writing exercises, participants will use a tool box of poetic devices: images, syntax, tone, rhyming, repetition, form, etc. to find their own wondrous moments in their poems. This workshop aims to explore how we use poetry as a vehicle of meaning and self-discovery. The event costs $10 per person.
Catch Beatles tribute band The Mersey Beatles, Four Lads from Liverpool, at Mizner Park Cultural Center. They will perform on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles iconic Abbey Road, the band will play the entire album, followed by a set of Beatles’ greatest hits. Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister and the Director of the Cavern Club, will be in attendance selling and signing copies of her book Imagine This: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon at the general merchandise table before, during and after the show. Tickets range in price from $39 to $55 (VIP) and are on sale now http://miznerparkculturalcenter.com.
See Hot Shoe Shuffle at the Wick Theatre beginning Oct. 17. A big hit in London and Australia, the fun begins when the seven tap brothers receive a telegram – telling them that they will inherit millions from their late father if they reproduce the famous Hot Shoe Shuffle one month after his death. More surprises follow when a lost twin sister turns up. The tap dancing alone will have you on your feet! “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and many other favorite songs are part of this new musical. The show runs through Nov. 10 on Wednesdays-Sundays. Tickets $75-$95.
JAFCO will hold its annual In My Shoes luncheon on Oct. 17 at Boca West Country Club. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. with a boutique and is followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. The event benefits children and families using services from JAFCO’s Children’s Ability Center. Tickets cost $125 per person.