published 02/16/2018

Happy Friday,

I'm not going to lie, it's been a rough week. Each school shooting is tough, but when it's one county away and you know kids who go to that school, and friends who went there the reality of it hits home.

Last night Sean Scott, owner of Subculture, called a town hall meeting to discuss "school shootings and the issues that surround it". About 80 people showed up and the discussion in the alley continued for 2 hours. West Palm PD Officers, teachers, parents, people who worked in Mental Health, people who have struggled with mental health issues, all got together to discuss this issue. The ground rules were simple: only talk about what we can do as individuals, no discussion on government or partisan politics.

The discussion was emotional at times, but it was inspiring to see the community come together to try to find real solutions. 

One of my neighbors, Ben put it this way:

"A big part of the solution is you and me. Who is your neighbor? We all live in a city and we all have neighbors. Whether you’re 27 or 34 it’s your job to look after your neighbor. Talk to our neighbor's kid, pay them to mow your lawn. Talk to them about the car they are building, or whatever you’re into. If everyone looks after our neighbors, then everyone has each other’s backs."

I will be writing more in the upcoming weeks about this.



Big grand openings this week!

We have been waiting for these things a loooong time, but REJOICE they are finally here.

Petanque Opens today

Petanque is the most recent concept from the team that brought us Le Rendez-vous. It is in Northwood Village at 517 Northwood Road

Carefully crafted cocktails, cheeses & charcuterie, small plates and burgers, and some specials by the one and only “Fredo”

Inspired by our grandma’s backyard where we used to play pétanque under the pines, grill fresh products from the market and drink pastis, ...

Oh yeah, and of course we’ve added a few things... the best live music, (other) outdoor games, covered outdoor bar, and the parking is free (it’s Northwood)!!!


Get more information here.

Set your alarms Grandview Public Market opens at 7am on the 20th

Grandview Market has been teasing us on their Facebook page posting a new picture of one of the vendors before their big opening. We can't wait.

We’ll be highlighting all of our amazing vendors this coming week along with some of the wonderful dishes coming out of the kitchens. @zipitios Is busy making their incredible tacos. We will open 2/20 at 7am for regular hours. Come and get breakfast, grab a workout, or just hang and enjoy the space..by mid am everyday all vendors are open for biz. We cannot wait to meet you all!!

You all know and love the Celis program. Here at 
Grandview you’ll have all the bowls, juices, smoothies and goods you could ever need. And remember we’re a market so come in for your daily grocery’s along with all the wonderful options we have in the lineup #waitforit #notforlong 

Quinn is getting their goods all set up and it’s looking beautiful. Smack in the middle of @grandviewpublic they’ve got all of the gifts and hard goods ( and some delicious options as well ) flowers, candles, books and other amazing things you need to have for the home. Lucky to have such great company here!!

You’ve heard of Thai rolled ice cream? Ours is next level. @cremarolls does it with all natural ingredients. Nothing artificial. It’s tasted incredible and as of
2/20 you can have it EVERY.DAY.OF.THE.WEEK 🎉🎉 we are ready for you guys. Countdown is on.

Calm before the crazy. Cocktail time. @drinkslowandlow enjoying the mini pop tops on the dock. See you guys on 2/20.

The poke bowl in burrito form. Aka
pokerrito aka the “poke fire” rolled in flamin hot cheetos. @pokelabeatery is bringing the heat with this one! Get one for lunch on TUESDAY!!

Scott Fine Art Grand Opening Party

Saturday: 7 PM – 9 PM

Come celebrate the opening of our newest gallery in downtown West Palm Beach right next to Habatat Galleries. The gallery will feature paintings and mixed-media artwork.



The I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition opens TODAY

A juried exhibition by Raphael Clemente, Aaron Wormus, Katerina Wagner, and Rolando Chang Barrero

Opening Reception February 16, 2018 7-9 p.m.
Exhibition dates February 17-March 19 2018

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
www.TheBoxGallery.Info

The I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition, this showcase has brought together three high profile art and culture advocates to assist in choosing the work for the first “I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition”. When Rolando Chang Barrero shared the idea for the exhibition with Aaron Wormus, the one-man founder, content creator and marketing savant behind aGuyonClematis, the most popular West Palm Beach-based Twitter and blog, they both knew they were on to something exciting. Soon Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority was contacted. Raphael was thrilled to be a part of the project and served as the juror. Katerina Wagner, the publisher of Miami Art Scene and full-time arts promoter, took wind of the project and enthusiastically joined the trio making it a well-rounded powerhouse project to promote the love of The City of West Palm Beach.

I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition

The first I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition will feature the work of ten Palm Beach Country artists: Andrew Hollimon, Caitlin Brown, Carla Trivino, Deborah Neuhaus, Jeffrey Wiener, Jessica Alvarez, Juan Carlos Badia Cabero, Kathleen R. O’Neill Schuler, Manon Sander, Jessica Cummings, and Petrina Easton will come together to share their art and love for West Palm Beach at The Box Gallery. The opening wine reception will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 7-10 p.m. and continues through March 3rd when preparations begin at The Box Gallery for another first: the initiation of the National West Palm Beach Alternative Book Fair.

Get your tickets to Evening on Antique Row NOW!

Evening on Antique Row is the signature fundraising event benefiting the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, to be held Saturday, March 3, 2018, in partnership with the Antique Row Association. 

The event closes Dixie Highway between Southern Boulevard and Monroe Drive, allowing visitors to explore the area’s unique shops, which stay open late to tempt attendees with collections of 17th-to-20th-century antiques, decorative arts, fine art, and design services. 

The street festival brings “the Row” to life with live entertainment, cocktails, gourmet food, luxe shopping, and much more. At the heart of the event is a desire to elevate and increase awareness of this historic commercial area, which is a key to Palm Beach County’s reputation as a cultural, dining, and shopping destination. 

New this year! Join us for gourmet samples from the area's top restaurants. 

Tickets now on sale!

EOAR General Admission

  • $40 in advance (Purchase by 2/16), $65 at the door 
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Includes food and drink on the "Row"

VIP Lounge and After-Party

  • $100 in advance (Purchase by 2/16), $125 at the door
  • Includes invitation to EOAR kick-off party in February
  • Includes food and drink on the "Row"
  • Includes access to the VIP Lounge (6:00pm - 8:00pm) and After-party (8:00pm – 11:00pm) featuring open bar, separate food service, photo booth and more!



Willie's 70th birthday

February 18th

O'shea's Pub 531 Clematis St

Please come out and help celebrate Willie's 70th birthday in the courtyard of O'Shea's Pub. We will obviously be playing the Bee Gees so bring your dancing shoes.

*Gift ideas : publix gift cards, clothes, toiletries. Atlanta braves or Falcons anything. He has an account at PNC also.


 

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

The largest and grandest of all the art, antique and jewelry shows in the country will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from February 14 – 20, 2018.

— Friday, 16th of February —

Art Day! at Mandel Public Library
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

3rd Floor – Kidspace

For ages 5-12 years. Join Artist and Children’s Librarian Jeanne Taylor to celebrate Black History Month. Listen to the story, “Jake Makes a World; Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem” explore various materials, paint, resist and collage techniques to create your own work of art. Dress to get messy!

Sign-up upon arrival.



43rd Annual Greek Food and Wine Fest

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The St. Catherine’s Greek Festival is in its 43rd year in West Palm Beach!

The theme for this year’s festival is “Greek Food & Wine Fest” as we focus on authentic Greek Cuisine with all your favorite Greek dishes: Mousaka, Pastichio, Leg of lamb, Lemon Chicken, Spanakopita, Greek Salad, Dolmades, Gyro, Tsaganaki, Souvlaki, and much more!

The Greek Taverna will be fully stocked with Greek Wine, Greek Beer, Ouzo, and Metaxa!

The Greek Pastry Kitchen will be filled with homemade Greek pastries including Baklava, Diples, Galaktombouriko, Koulourakia, Melomakarouna, Kourambiedes, and much more as well as Greek coffee, Frape, rice pudding, and Greek yogurt!

Shop in our Greek Grocery and take home imported greek olives, olive oil, honey, filo, greek coffee, and many other Greek cooking supplies.

Join us at the Greek Food & Wine Fest for a little taste and drink of Greece…Opa!


Chinese New Year Celebration at Kapow!

8 PM – 11:59 PM

Join us on Friday, February 16th at Kapow! Noodle Bar as we celebrate the Chinese New Year! We will have $3 draft beer and $5 Jade Chinese New Year Cocktail specials all day long, along with performances by Chinese Dragon and Acrobats. DJ Mike Wise gets things going in the lounge at 8pm.

— Saturday, 17th of February —

West Palm Beach Green Market

For more than 20 years the West Palm Beach GreenMarket has been the premier Saturday spot to shop for fresh food and local goods, and with more than 90 vendors signed up, the 2017 – 2018 season is the most exciting yet.

The GreenMarket is friendly to dogs on short leashes and always FREE. Parking is free, too, in the Evernia and Banyan garages – and even for guests who want to arrive by boat at the City’s free public docks. We look forward to welcoming you to the area’s first GreenMarket. See you there!



Bruce Helander presenting: Chihuly “An Artist Collects”

Center for Creative Education – 425 24th St, West Palm Beach
2 PM – 3 PM

Special Programming Bruce Helander presenting: Chihuly “An Artist Collects”
Lecture with Q&A Saturday, February 17
2:00pm to 3:00pm
A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE Free to the Public!

RSVP to JonathonO@cceflorida.org


2nd Annual TOGA 5k Run

February 17th
Dreher Park

Come celebrate Greek culture with us at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach, FL on February 17, 2018 for the Second Annualy Toga Run USA 5k Run/Walk Event. Fun for the whole family there will be Greek music, food, and refreshments, along with many surprise gifts from our sponsors and much more. 5k participants will recieve our Greeek Olympic FINISHER Medal! FREE Toga for the first 100 People Register for the 5k! Hope to see you there!



President’s Day Sidewalk Sale

Enjoy extra savings from your favorite brands this President’s day Weekend!

Participating stores: DKNY, Wilsons Leather, Bass Factory Outlet, Le Creuset, Parfum Europa, Tilly’s, White House Black Market, Loft Outlet, Reebok, GUESS Factory Store, Clarks Outlet, Maidenform, Hanesbrand, Greg Norman, Jockey, Francesca’s, Beef Jerky Outlet, Van Heusen | IZOD Golf, Vera Bradley, Perfumania, New York & Company Outlet and More!

Hometown Party + Pop-Up Market

Elizabeth Ave Station
Saturday at 7 PM – 11 PM

This one’s wide open for your own interpretation! Rep where you’re from by rocking a hometown tee or your favorite teams ball cap! Whatever you decide…you do you…as long as it’s Hometown you!

Shopping | Food | Free Beer/Wine | Live Music

Unlimited adult beverages w/ $10 entry fee.



What’s it Worth? at the Armory Art Center

Notable appraisers with areas of expertise in fine art, furniture, Asian art, and jewelry can appraise your treasures at this exciting, first-time event.

The Armory Art Center will be hosting an appraisal day with renowned appraisers on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Anyone who is interested in having artwork they own appraised can come by the Armory Art Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The price of having one piece of art appraised is $25 and for two pieces of art the cost is $40. Participants are allowed to bring up to two pieces of art per person.

Appraisers include Kelly Luchini, Rico Baca, Virginia Utley, Susan Hunter, David J. Barnett, and Stuart Whitehurst. These appraisers hail from various prominent institutions such as Palm Beach Modern Auctions, Marvin & Whitehurst Appraisal Group, Inc., Palm Beach Jewelry Appraisals, and Butenhoff Fine Art Appraisals.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
$25 per item | $40 for two items
Montgomery Hallhttps://www.facebook.com/events/120683538705948/
 

 

— Sunday, 18th of February —

Sunday at the Waterfront

NUTHIN’ FANCY/Tribute to Lynryd Skynyrd

Nuthin’ Fancy, named after the band’s platinum album that debuted in 1975, is coming to town prepared to sing sweet southern songs in West Palm Beach, Florida, “where the skies are [also] so blue.” Fans can come together and enjoy the music that made southern and classic rock what it ids today while enjoying the throwback tunes of the classic 70s. The look, sound, lineup and feel of the overall show – led by magnetic front man Tommy Roxx, who is said to be a Ronnie Van Zant clone – is sure to impress.

This FREE family-friendly concert series is held year round on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and features a variety of national and regional recording artists. Located along the picturesque Flagler Drive waterfront on the Waterfront Commons, Sunday on The Waterfront provides an ideal setting for good times and great entertainment. Sunday on The Waterfront is produced by the City of West Palm Beach, Division of Community Events. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.

Meatball Eating Contest at Lynoras

$25 entry

One bucket 12 meatballs in ten minutes

Number of entries 20

Total cash from entries as prize $$$


That's all from me! Looking forward to seeing you on Clematis!

Aaron "aGuyonClematis" Wormus!


 

To find out more about the city’s Flagler Shore project, please call (561) 822-2222 or visit www.wpb.org/flaglershore.  The city encourages public feedback on the new design and new activities via email at  flaglershore@wpb.org.
 

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