Weekend Best Bets: A Hootenanny in Boca, Folk Rock in Delray and Celebrity Tennis


Craft Whiskey, craft beer and music benefit Tri County Humane Society

Craft Whiskey, craft beer and music benefit Tri County Humane Society

The weekend starts early this week at YourDelrayBoca.Com.We are heading to Vegas, really the only place that can compete with our hometown in terms of things to do.

But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with a slew of suggestions for this weekend.


A Hootenanny in Boca

Fine food, great cocktails, music and a great cause—can you ask for anything more?

Our best bet this weekend is Sonoma House’s Whiskey Bent Hootenanny, Friday, Nov. 15 from 7-11 p.m. at the Sonoma House, 220 NE 11th Street in Boca.

If you haven’t been to the Sonoma House you’re in for a treat. It’s a great event facility available for weddings, parties and fundraisers.

This Friday’s event is a benefit for the Tri County Humane Society. Tickets are $55 online at www.thesonomahouse.com  or bring six friends and pay $45 each. Tickets at the door are $75.

There will be music provided by Uproot Hootenanny, games, a cigar lounge, photo booth, pets for adoption and an art display.

Visitors will enjoy hand crafted whiskey, craft beers, paired with BBQ and other great food provided by The Max Group as in Dennis Max, as in Max’s Harvest, Max’s Grille etc. etc.

Tell Wes and Dennis that we sent you.


Best Bite on the Ave

Start your weekend right at the terrific Crane’s BeachHouse with a cool event called “Best Bite on the Ave.”

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday,  10 great local restaurants will offer a variety of tasty goodies as they compete for the exalted title of “Best Bite on the Ave”, with each eatery partnering with a local nonprofit organization seeking donations and a chance to win a special $500 prize.

  This fun and festive event will be held throughout the hotel. There is no admission charge to attend and live music will be offered throughout the evening.

The participating restaurants and their charity partners this year include:

+ 32 East  /  Atlantic High School Band 

+ Caffe Luna Rosa  /  Sandoway House

+ Casa Di Pepe  /  Delray Beach Public Library

+ City Oyster  /  AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)

+ Jimmy’s Bistro  /  Delray Beach Historical Society

+ Pizza Rustica  /  Caring Kitchen

+ Prime Delray  /  Take Heed Theatre

+ Salt 7  /  Arts Garage

+ Solita Italian  /  Milagro Center

+ Tryst  /  Project Holiday

See you at 82 Gleason Street.


Friday Night Concert Series Features Folk Rock

We love folk rock.

In fact, we are listening to The Byrds while typing this.

And just like the song “Turn, Turn,Turn” says, there is a time for free music. And that time is Friday night Nov. 15 at 7:30 at the Delray Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave.

This week’s band is “The KillBillies” (love that name) and they rock.

Formed in January  2011, The KillBillies are Ben Childs, Luke Pennell and Micah Scott. Based in West Palm Beach, they are all touring veterans who have come together through a shared love of rowdy, rootsy music that speaks to the soul and has something to say. Their combined mission is simple, to stand on the shoulders of musical giants of the past to see the future. Playing banjo, mandolin, guitars, dobro, upright bass, tin whistle, saxophone, and a foot percussion rhythm section, they draw on their knowledge of Celtic music, Bluegrass, Folk, Punk, Rock and Country to create their sound. Sounds good to us.

Food trucks, limited chair rental and friends. You can’t go wrong.

 Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Classic

If you want to do a little stargazing this weekend, check out the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic Nov. 15-17 at the Delray Beach Tennis Stadium.

More than just “hit and giggle” tennis, the event raises big money for charity. Last year, more than $600,000 was raised in three days to fight drug abuse and child neglect in Florida.

Since 1989, close to $21 million has been raised by Chris and friends.

This year, look for Jon Lovitz, Alan Thicke, Pat McEnroe, Boca’s own Vince Spadea, Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver, Mats Wilander, rock star Gavin Rossdale and the sublime Elisabeth Shue among others.

For ticket info, visit https://www.chrisevert.org/

Have a safe weekend and remember Viva Las Vegas and Delray-Boca.