|Miss CoCo Deville of Brass Knuckle Bombshells (Photo courtesy of Starry Night Photography)|
9118 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-474-5040, Stage84fl.com
Dr. Sketchy is an evening of drinking, eating and drawing a model that poses for periods ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. This month's model is Miss CoCo Deville, a burlesque performer of Brass Knuckle Bombshells. Bring a sketch book, a hard drawing surface (if you have one) and your pencils, pens or crayons. No easels. Artistic skills are not a pre-requisite. If you can doodle an image on a cocktail napkin, you will be welcome here. The session runs 7-10 p.m. March 15. Tickets are $12 in advance (Drsketchysofla.com) or $10 at the door.
Mystic Water Kava Bar
2037 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-391-7056, Thekavabar.com
Kava Kraft Night is where host Ragamufyn will offer guests a chance to "learn how to turn a regular T-shirt into something fabulous," 5 to 8 p.m. March 15. Bring your own T-shirt or choose from the $2 shirts available and/or bring a project to work on and bond with other crafters.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 305-667-1651, Fairchildgarden.org
Thursday night art lectures include Cathy Leff of the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum on "The Persuasive Power of Ordinary Objects" at 7 p.m. March 15. Cost $25 for adult non-members, $18 for seniors and $12 for kids 6 through 17. There's a $5 discount ($2 for kids) who walk, ride their bike or take public transportation to Fairchild.
Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, 305-893-6211, Mocanomi.org
Rita Ackermann’s survey exhibition is billed as an examination of “the artist’s paintings throughout her career and the changes in her work that occurred through her immersion into Western culture.” The show, curated by the museum’s executive director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater, will include several previously unexhibited paintings, drawings and collages from 1993 onward. The exhibition opens 7 p.m. March 15 with a special performance by Gang Gang Dance and runs through May 6. Opening night admission is $10 for non-members.
Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-832-5196, Norton.org. Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for visitors ages 13-21, and free for members and children under 13
Art After Dark, featuring local musicians and performers, wine and beer tastings, exhibition tours, films, lectures and food, runs 5 to 9 p.m. each Thursday. The March 15 event doubles as a St. Patrick's Day celebration and features a home-brew competition, Corning Hot Glass Road Shows and a program co-hosted by WRMF 97.9 that will feature Uproot Hootenanny (Celtic roots) and the Doohickeys. Admission is $12 for non-members, $5 for students and an additional $3 for those attending a Corning Hot Glass Road Show.
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