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AVDA’s 13th Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon returns on Feb. 26. The luncheon begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club and will feature keynote speaker, Audrey-May Prosper, a Florida native survivor of domestic and sexual violence who was doused in gasoline and set on fire by her abusive ex-husband in 2009. AVDA’s Heart of a Woman Luncheon honors the strength, courage and determination of women. For more information or reservations, call 561-265-3797 or visit www.avdaonline.org.


The South Florida Garlic Fest is turning 21. Celebrate the festival’s birthday on Feb. 8-9 at John Prince Park. The “Best ‘Stinkin’ Party in South Florida” returns with garlic, music and family friendly activities.  For more information, visit GarlicFestFL.com.


The Junior League of Boca Raton will hold its signature event, Flavors 2020 on Feb. 6 at The Addison. Thirty South Florida restaurants including The Addison, Harvest Seasonal Grill, Kapow Noodle Bar, Loch Bar, M.E.A.T Eatery & Taproom, Ramen Lab Eatery and Sammy J’s, will provide savory tastings. Attendees will enjoy an open bar, along with live music and entertainment performances, raffles and a live auction, as well as pop up vendors. This year, guests will vote on their favorite dish from the participating restaurants and the winner will be crowned the “JLBR Flavor.” VIP admission tickets are $150 and include early admission at 6 p.m., a swag bag, and a designated VIP Lounge area with a private open bar and private restrooms. Chef Patrick Duffy from The Addison will serve as honorary executive chef. To purchase tickets, 561-620-2553 or visit www.JLBR.org.


The Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com returns to the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center from Feb. 14-Feb. 23. The event will showcase tennis legends such as David Ferrer, James Blake, Tommy Haas, Marcos Baghdatis, Juan Martin del Potro, Kei Nishikori, the Bryan Brothers, Nick Kyrgios, Milos Raonic and international sensation Coco Gauff. Off-court entertainment includes VIP fêtes, a new Craft Beer & Bubbly Bar, Sports Bar, VIP Lounge and Game Room, live music and local art. To view session times and to purchase tickets, visit https://yellowtennisball.com/


 

Ribbit the Exhibit is open at the Mounts Botanical Garden. See the enchanting cast of 23 whimsical, larger-than-life frog characters. Follow the exhibit guide to discover them in 17 locations throughout the garden. Each frog has a name and a story. The Ribbit sculptures are each 5 to 7 feet tall and handcrafted from copper, colored with natural patina with some secured to a solid stone tread, others sitting in chairs or on trees—all designed by artist J.A. Cobb. Tickets $15 for non-members.


The Wick Theatre will present the fan favorite pick of the year, Evita. The production runs through Feb. 23 and features Broadway star Sean McDermott and American’s Got Talent sensation Daniella Mass in the iconic musical. The astonishing Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice mega-hit won multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical 1980 and Best Revival 2012. There is a 2 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. evening performances. Tickets, $75-$95, are available at www.thewick.org or by calling 561-995-2333.


Before the 18th annual Boca Bacchanal returns next month, enjoy lead-in event Bubbles & Burgers from 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Boca Beach Club. Hosted by ALINA Residences, guests will sample gourmet burgers, along with a selection of Champagnes and wines. There will also be a photo booth and musical entertainment by New York Sounds DJ & Entertainment. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Tickets cost $100 per person and benefit the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.


The Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater from Feb. 7-9. Enjoy foods cooked fresh on site including seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Seafood dishes are prepared using indigenous and sustainable seafood from Florida’s coastal waters. There will be live music featuring soul, rock, R&B and jazz to reggae, Caribbean and more. Admission is $5. Hours of the festival are 4-10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.


The streets of Mizner Park will be filled with art on Feb. 2 when the 34th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival hits Mizner Park. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., folks will be able to purchase all types of one-of-a-kind art including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics, art glass and more from 165 artists. Admission is free and proceeds help support the museum’s educational programs for children.


Boca’s Food Truck Fridays continues on Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sanborn Square. Enjoy lunch outdoors with sweet and savory food options and live musical performances. The location of the food trucks changes monthly to different parks in Boca.