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What’s trending this month in and around Boca? Keep these five suggestions in mind as high season begins to heat up.
A DAy in the Life
It may have taken a long and winding road to land in Miami, but a traveling exhibition curated by the Grammy Museum and Fab Four Exhibits is giving fans of the Beatles ample reason to come together in Miami. “Ladies & Gentlemen … The Beatles!”—which runs through Jan. 18 at HistoryMiami (101 W. Flagler St.)—explores the impact that John, Paul, George and Ringo had on American pop culture from 1964 to 1966 and includes some 400 pieces of memorabilia. Visit historymiami.org for more information.
The Beatles on stage in Kansas City, Sept. 12, 1964
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Our friends at Funky Buddha (which has a popular lounge in Boca) are sailing into uncharted waters—but with plenty of beer in tow. The first-ever Craft Brew Cruise, which departs Fort Lauderdale on March 12 aboard Celebrity Cruises and stops in Nassau and Key West, promises four nights of microbrew-fueled activities—including a pairing dinner and a Duval Street pub crawl. (funkybuddhabrewery.com)
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intO the WOODs Harbourside Place, the 10-acre waterfront development that recently debuted in Jupiter, has landed a legendary Tiger. Golf superstar Tiger Woods is the latest South Floridabased athlete to take a swing at the restaurant business. Look for the Woods Jupiter: sports and Dining Club to open its doors in early 2015.
Inspired by the response to last year’s project, Lynn University professor Robert Watson and his son, Alex, are staging a second shortstory competition for local students. The prize? Winners in three categories (grades one to three, four to six, and seven to nine) will have their work featured in Let’s Write Together, Volume 2, published by TriMark Press. Deadline for entries is Jan. 15. Visit letswritetogether. com for details.
the i’s hAve it
The BMW i8 is proof that you can have it both ways. Bridging the worlds of luxury sports car and cuttingedge hybrid technology, the i8 combines a three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine with an all-electric motor for a 357-horsepower experience that snags 76 miles per gallon. Starting price: $135,700. Check it out at Braman BMW (2901 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) and Vista BMW (4401 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek; 744 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach).