Kravis Cen­ter hits jack­pot with Young Friends sea­son opener

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Com­ing off the suc­cess of the an­nual “Reach for the Stars” ben­e­fit this past spring, the Young Friends are ex­cited to move their event to the fall this sea­son, tak­ing place Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m., to kick off the so­cial sea­son in ‘Royale’ style.

“Kravis Royale: Cha Cha Ching Party!” will be an evening filled with en­ter­tain­ment, gourmet food and cock­tails on all four floors of the Kravis Cen­ter’s Drey­foos Hall lobby. Ta­ble games, live Latin mu­sic and danc­ing will set the fes­tive back­drop for the event, which ben­e­fits the Kravis Cen­ter’s S*T*A*R (Stu­dents and Teach­ers Arts Re­source) Se­ries and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams.

Celebrity black­jack deal­ers man­ning ta­bles are Tim Byrd “The Byrd­man,” Josh Co­hen, Jamie Gold, Erin Guy, Deena Lang, Bill Adams and Jay Zea­ger.

Lo­cal restau­rants will host sta­tions through­out the lobby area fea­tur­ing eats and drinks, in­clud­ing Aioli, An­thony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Brio Tus­can Grille, Cabo Flats Cantina and Tequila Bar, Café Chardonnay, Del Frisco’s Grille, Echo, Fla­gler Steak­house, Ha­vana Restau­rant, PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Pane­terie, Pis­tache French Bistro, Seren­ity Gar­den Tea House & Restau­rant and more.

Plat­inum spon­sor is Mar­cie Gor­man-Althof and gold spon­sor is Jane M. Mitchell.

“The Young Friends of the Kravis Cen­ter is a giv­ing group of young pro­fes­sion­als, 25ish to 49ish, com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing arts and cul­ture in Palm Beach County,” said co-chair Zachary Berg. “Our group or­ga­nizes events through­out the year to support ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams, which en­able the chil­dren of our com­mu­nity to be ex­posed to the arts.”

Cen­trally lo­cated in West Palm Beach, the Ray­mond F. Kravis Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts is one of the premier per­form­ing arts cen­ters in the South­east. Es­tab­lished as a lead­ing force in the so­cial fab­ric of the com­mu­nity, its many out­reach pro­grams are as broad and var­ied as the com­mu­nity it­self. To date, the cen­ter has opened the door to the per­form­ing arts for ap­prox­i­mately 2 mil­lion school chil­dren.

Tick­ets for the ben­e­fit are $60 per per­son and $50 for Young Friends mem­bers. For tick­ets, visit­forthes­tars or con­tact the Kravis Cen­ter Box Of­fice at 561-832-7469.

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