Weekend Best Bets: Garlic Fest, Golf and Good Causes

Mr. Garlic, the one, the only Tom Johnston.

Mr. Garlic, the one, the only Tom Johnston.

Well, you have a few significant choices for fun and entertainment this weekend.


So, rather than make a choice you might as well attend both and then plan to crash on the couch Sunday night.


Here goes…..

Garlic Fest


Delray Beach is hosting the 15th Annual “Best Stinkin’ Party in Town” at the Garlic Festival. No question, this is one of the best festivals in South Florida….as long as you go with other people who’ll be experiencing halitosis.  It features all that is good about garlic with cooking classes, a Garlic Chef cooking competition, and such culinary delights as Garlic Ice Cream, Argentinean Garlic BBQ, and Garlic Fest Crab Cakes.


Just don’t breathe on anyone. You’ll see why it’s the “Best Stinkin’ Party in Town.”


What’s even better is that the event is a fund raising source for local non-profits that serve education and arts for youths.


The event runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all along Atlantic Avenue. For more info, visit https://dbgarlicfest.com/

We plan to be there to hear the B Street Band, a tribute to our favorite artist Bruce Springsteen and to hear a great U2 cover band,

“Cover your eyes and you’ll swear it’s Bono,” says Garlic Fest co-organizer Bern Ryan. We trust Bern. We really do.


Allianz in Boca

 For your golf enthusiasts (moi!), The Allianz Championship, sponsored by Insperity, tees off Friday morning at the Broken Sound Old Course. It features some senior and PGA legends, including Nick Price, Rocco Mediate, Tom Lehman, Bernhard Langer, Fuzzy Zoeller, and many more.


Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the primary charity of the tournament. A total  of 18 other organizations will also receive support.

For more information visit: www.allianzchampionship.com.


So…..what’s your choice? A “stinkin’” party or a golf tournament. We’re saying go to both. But if you attend the Garlic Festival first, stay with your friends and don’t breathe on anyone on the golf course.

Here’s a few more best bets.


Gift of Life’s 4th Annual 5K Walk for Life

Sunday, February 9, 2014, Palm Beach Plaza, Florida Atlantic University. Be there for a wonderful cause.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Gift of Life is an internationally recognized bone marrow and blood stem cell registry. Through its life-saving work, Gift of Life is a world leader helping children and adults find the matches they need when they need them.

Gift of Life will hold its 4th Annual Walk for Life on Sunday, February 9, 2014. The Certified 5k walk/run is the only event in South Florida that is solely dedicated to raising awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants. Gift of Life uses funds raised at the Walk for Life to add new donors to the worldwide bone marrow registry. Registering one volunteer donor costs $60. It is the generosity of others that allows us to continue our lifesaving work.

Every donation brings us one step closer to our vision — a match, anytime, anywhere, for anyone.

To register visit: https://support.giftoflife.org/

Arts Garage show benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

You don’t want to miss this benefit show Sunday night at 7 p.m.

This  All star event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society features 2013 winner for Best Tropical Latin Album Marlow Rosado, Vibraphone Virtuoso Drew Tucker and Saxophone All Star Jesse Jones Jr. Filling in the band is members of Marlows Band La Riquena and Nat Stolkes on Drums fresh off of his tour with Jon Secada.

Trust us, these musicians are top notch and so is the cause.

For tickets visit www.artsgarage.org