PARTY CRASHER: March 21-23, 2014

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In celebration of WPTV chief meteorologist Steve Weagle’s prediction of a warming trend all week long, pick out your favorite bare-shouldered party dress and hit some of South Florida’s lively, en plein air fêtes. Here is a collection of our favorite celebrations happening this week.

March 21, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 2.38.39 PMWhat: A Celebration of Inspirational Women

Where: Neiman Marcus, 151 Worth Ave., Palm Beach

When: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$$$: Free and valet parking is complimentary; call 561-805-6126 to RSVP.

411: You’re a collector. First it was Barbies, then vintage rock ‘n’ roll tees. Now you’re drowning in fashion mags. Dig yourself out and come meet a cool collection of area insiders – from media and fashion folks to the uber-chic, cyber set. Hosted by three of Palm Beach’s top tastemakers – NM’s VP/GM Beth Pine, Muses & Visionaries’s Editor-in-Chief Amy Lagae and VeryAllegra‘s Allegra Fanjul – the event will feature creative sips and nibbles and a CUSP fashion show. Make sure to bring your smart phone and best duck pout – we’re predicting an afternoon of spontaneous selfies.

March 21, 2014 (cont.)

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 2.50.05 PMWhat: Food Truck Safari

Where: Palm Beach Zoo, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

When: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

$$$: $9 adult members, $10 adult non-members, $6 child members, $7 child non-members, and free for children under the age of 3. Cost of food and beverage is not included with admission price. *Must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages. Click HERE for more information.

411: Ever since you heard those five funny words: “Big Gay Ice Cream Truck” you’ve been salivating to experience this “food truck” craze thing first hand. Well, here’s your chance! Hungry meal seekers will indulge in South Florida’s tastiest, street side gourmet dining like BC Tacos, Poor Boy’s Kitchen, and Crazydilla food trucks, enjoy live music, beer & wine bars, and meet some of the zoo’s lovable, four-legged stars.

March 21 – 23, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 2.54.19 PMWhat: Palm Beach Opera’s The Tales of Hoffman

Where: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

When: 7:30 p.m. (3 hours and 15 minutes, including 2 intermissions) on Friday and Saturday; and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday

$$$: $25-$135.  For more information, click HERE; or HERE to purchase tickets.

411: Think your love life needs some Rx? In Jacques Offenbach’s lively, heart-warming opera, we meet “Hoffman”, a terribly-unlucky-in-love poet who’s so smitten with an opera singer named “Stella”, we know it can only lead to trouble. The juicy tale, set in three acts, includes all the usual delights: love triangles, mistaken identities, a mad scientist, an evil nemesis, and a dwarf named “Pitichinaccio”. Who steals Hoffman’s heart as the curtain drops? We can’t tell but it’s well worth the wait.

March 22, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 9.42.53 AMWhat: Kid Sanctuary’s “Haute Hoedown”

Where: National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach

When: 7:00 p.m. – when the cows come home.

$$$: $150 (tax-deductible) in advance; for tickets click HERE.

411: You don’t own any cowboy boots and cattle prints scare you (hey, this may be the South, but it ain’t Texas!). Relax, no one will care. Wear some denim and say, “Yeehaw!” a lot. (Or check out the chic recommendations from our friends at The Deux Luxe.) This cool, cowboy-inspired affair has loads of highlights, including: mechanical bulls, food and whiskey and tequila bars, a silent auction, and the “Country Boy Anthem’s” Tom Jackson Band. Plus, interior design demigod and Queer Eye For The Straight Guy star, Thom Filicia, will be on hand. Ask him about that Academy Award toilet-paper holder he gave to a client – then text us what he tells you. #yeehaw

Photo Credits
“Tales of Hoffman” image from Metropolitan Opera of New York’s 2004 performance.

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