â€œThe Art of Caringâ€ exhibition at Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $7 to $10 or free for museum members; 954/525-5000 or www.moafl.org
Inspired in part by the Museum of Modern Artâ€™s legendary â€œFamily of Manâ€ exhibition from 1955, this inspirational photography show, which opened last weekend, is sure to make your emotions swell. The 200 photographs, which cut a broad swath from established masters to emerging artists, are divided into seven moving categories: â€œChildren and Family,â€ â€œLove,â€ â€œWellness,â€ â€œHealing,â€ â€œDisaster,â€ â€œAgingâ€ and â€œRemembering.â€ The show runs through Sept. 25, and look for a full review of it in this blog later this month.
Thursday to Sunday
Hukilau Festival at the Bahia Cabana, Bahia Mar and Mai-Kai restaurants in Fort Lauderdale; $12 to $110; www.thehukilau.com
This one-of-a-kind festival, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, brings Hawaii to Fort Lauderdale for four days and nights of rum-soaked, lei-clothed, delightfully kitschy entertainment. The Hukilau includes a shopping bazaar full of tiki gifts, a master mixologistâ€™s challenge, art exhibits, fascinating symposiums, book signings and live music from such genre masters as the Intoxicators, Grinder Nova and The Exotics. The festivities conclude with a Dick Dale memorabilia signing at 4 p.m. Sunday (for more on Dale, see the â€œMondayâ€ entry in this weekâ€™s column). Visit the Hukilau website for a detailed event schedule.
Opening night of â€œFool For Loveâ€ at Alliance Theatre Lab, 6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes; 8 p.m.; 305/259-0418 or www.thealliancetheatrelab.com
Just as the Mosaic Theatre continues its stellar run of Sam Shepardâ€™s latest play, â€œAges of the Moon,â€ in Plantation, this scrappy Miami Lakes playhouse opens its own Shepard revival. Having been adapted into a 1985 film by Robert Altman, â€œFool for Loveâ€ is one of the legendary playwrightâ€™s most renowned works. This four-character piece follows a pair of bickering lovers in a shabby motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert, traversing the pastoral, tragicomic territory Shepard has honed over nearly 40 works.
Screening of â€œMemories of Overdevelopmentâ€ at the Tower Theatre, 1508 S.W. Eighth St., Miami; 7 p.m.; $10; 305/643-8706
Forty-three years after the landmark film â€œMemories of Underdevelopmentâ€ put Cuba on the art-house cinema map, writer-director Miguel Coyula
gives us this sequel/response, centering on a Cuban intellectual who flees his underdeveloped homeland only to find deeper ambiguities in the â€œdeveloped world.â€ A sort of collage-style docudrama that integrates footage of Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro, this powerful essay film earned buckets of praise from Sundance, where it premiered, calling to mind the polemical and inquisitive movies of Jean-Luc Godard. Coyula will appear for a live Q&A following this one-night-only screening in Miami.
Pocket of Lollipops at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 11 p.m.; free; 305/377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com
I never thought we needed another husband-and-wife duo on drums and guitar until I heard the strange, compelling, dissonant music of Pocket of Lollipops. This Miami duo fell into music after excelling at the other arts: Maite Urrechaga is a visual artist and Tony Kapel is a writer and filmmaker. The music they make together channels the energy, spontaneity and antiestablishment ethos of the New York No Wave movement of the early â€˜80s â€“ many of whose band members also dabbled in other art forms â€“ creating an exciting antidote to the increasing sameness of so much indie rock today. They perform alongside Arsenal 88 and Sirens and Sealions.
Joel McHale at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 8 p.m.; $49 to $79; 800/745-3000 orwww.seminolehardrockhollywood.com
Thirty-nine year-old actor-comedian Joel McHale has appeared in more than 20 film and television projects since 2004, but he remains most famous for mocking the very pop culture establishment in which he occasionally partakes. As host of â€œThe Soupâ€ on the E! network, McHale has become the authority on bad reality TV, delivering wicked, snarky barbs at targets like the Kardashians, â€œAmerican Idolâ€ contestants and other unwitting celebrities.
The first â€œAuthors Academyâ€ workshop at Murder on the Beach, 273 Pineapple Grove Way, Delray Beach; 10 a.m. to noon; $25; 561/279-7790 orwww.murderonthebeach.com
Summer is a great time to finally write that first novel youâ€™ve always had percolating in your brain. Murder on the Beach, South Floridaâ€™s beloved mystery book nook, is here to help, presenting its first of eight summer workshops with published authors. Titled â€œWhere Does Your Novel Start?,â€ the workshop will be taught by Randy Rawls, author of six books in the Ace Edwards PI series. The workshops are $25 each, but if you attend all eight, you get one free. Visit the website for future dates and topics.
Second Saturday Art Walk at Design District at Northeast 40th Street and Northeast Second Avenue, Miami; 7 to 10 p.m. (sometimes later); free; www.artcircuits.com
Check out Miamiâ€™s Design District for this monthâ€™s Second Saturday Art Walk, which offers free wine and appetizers and the first look at new and uncompromising works from some of the areaâ€™s cutting-edge artists in modern art-deco settings. Iâ€™m looking forward to Caroine Coronelâ€™s â€œInferno,â€ an exhibition inspired by Danteâ€™s literary masterpiece, on display at Granite Transformations; as well as Nate Pageâ€™s â€œProtestor 1,â€ a show that marries sports fandom with political protests at the More Funner Projects gallery.
Dick Dale at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 8 p.m.; $20 in advance or $25 at door; 561/832-9999 or www.respectablestreet.com
Standing out like a groovy thumb amid the indie rock, darkwave and electronic acts that usually populate the stage at this West Palm Beach hipster dive, Dick Dale is a surprising throwback to the music of another generation: the nascent grooves of surf rock, albeit from a more underground aesthetic than the more mainstream Beach Boys. Which is probably why Dale, the so-called â€œKing of the surf guitar,â€ plays venues like Respectableâ€™s and not, say, the Hard Rock. But youâ€™ve got to hand it to Dale: The guyâ€™s 74 and still riding sonic waves. I canâ€™t think of a better way to spend your Monday night.