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Reptiles and Soothsayers

Question: What do a breakdancing gecko, a football coach, and a band of fortune tellers have in common? Answer: Today, they’ll all gather at Gigi’s Tavern in Mizner Park (346 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) for a “Networking Social.” The South Florida Public Relations Network is throwing the party in honor of Howard Schnellenberger, the renowned FAU football coach. The proceeds go to benefit the school’s athletic department. Many of the attendees will be PR professionals looking to network with industry colleagues.

It all sounds ordinary enough, until you realize that Natasha Lipschtick & the Psychic Yentas will be at hand to read palms, lip prints, handwriting, Tarot cards, shells, sand, auras, tea leaves, crystal balls, and even wallets (they’ll be especially interested in those). Geddy the (Breakdancing) Gecko, a nationally acclaimed mascot-for-hire since 1995, will add flair to the festivities, which include: a DJ, a “Summer Basics” fashion show, a 2-for-1 Happy Hour, food, gaming, prize drawings, and a UFO fly-by. That last part’s made up, but it shouldn’t be ruled out — when the Psychic Yentas are in town, the impossible becomes possible. The shindig runs from 6 — 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25; $20 if you RSVP. For more info call 954-418-8647, or visit
Wed., May 28, 2008