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The Week Ahead: Sept. 20 to 26


Opening day of “The World According to Federico Uribe” at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; $4 to $8 or free

for members; 561/392-2500 or

A familiar face at hip Miami galleries and numerous Art Basels, Federico Uribe makes his Boca debut with this exciting site-specific installation, set to sprawl across a 5,000-square-foot gallery. The Colombian-born Uribe is a wildly ambitious mixed-media sculpturist who gathers his material from everyday objects; he’ll create birds out of pliers, humans composed of pencils, an entire garden made out of gardening tools. More than a formal gimmick, Uribe’s work seeks to re-envision the world around us, stunning us every step of the way. The show runs through Dec. 4.

Buckethead at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 7:30 p.m.; $25; 954/564-1074 or

Brian Patrick Carroll likes to call a spade a spade: He wears a bucket on his head while performing; thus, his stage name is Buckethead. But the novelty of seeing this veteran electric guitarist shred his axe doesn’t end with the KFC bucket that serves as his makeshift headgear; he also wields nunchucks, dances like a robot and adopts the persona of a character who was “raised by chickens.” But beneath this absurdist stage demeanor is a ridiculously talented musician, ranked by GuitarOne and Guitar World magazines as among the greatest guitarists of all time. A former member of Guns ‘N’ Roses, he’s shared a stage with everyone from Iggy Pop to Serj Tankian.

Bad Brains at Revolution Live, 100 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 7:30 p.m.; $24; 954/449-1025 or

Bad Brains

One of the most enduring hardcore punk bands on the early ‘80s, Bad Brains were pioneers of the ultra-fast, aggressive and politically conscious movement, alongside Black Flag and Minor Threat. But over a 35-year career, the band has expanded its musical palette beyond its peers, charting Bad Brains on reggae, funk, metal and hip-hop directions and weathering numerous break-ups and reformations in the process. The group’s first three records are indisputable masterpieces; its latest is “Build a Nation,” from 2007. Birdhand will open the show.

85th Birthday Celebration at the Addison, Two E. Camino Real, Boca Raton; 5 to 8 p.m.; $10 donation; 561/372-0568 or

Designed by Addison Mizner in 1926, the Addison remains one of south Palm Beach County’s most enduring Old Florida estates, renowned for its architecture and cuisine. The Boca Raton Historical Society is teaming up with the estate to celebrate its 85th birthday with this posh but certainly affordable midweek celebration. A $10 donation to the historical society provides access to a corporate networking and open house, a ribbon-cutting ceremony from the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and live big band music. Make an RSVP at the

phone number above.


Lecture and screening of “! Women Art Revolution” at the Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables; 7:30 p.m.; $7 to $9; 305/284-4861 or

Experimental filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has made what sounds like her most conventional movie – one that took more than four decades to complete. “! Women Art Revolution” – the pretentious exclamation mark at the front is hers, not mine – aims to expose the “secret history” of feminist art, while sparking debate about feminist movements in all walks of life. Leeson spent hundreds of hours interviewing artists, historians, curators and critics for a film that looks to be as educational as it is entertaining. An esteemed three-person panel of experts will speak about the movie after the screening.


Peter Bjorn & John at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 9 p.m.; $20 to $50; 305/576-5570 or

The last time Peter Bjorn & John came to town, a few years back, the Swedish trio was opening for Depeche Mode at the BankAtlantic Center – a plum gig, to be sure, but one that provided only 30 minutes or so of material. This time, expect to see the band really come alive in a headlining slot. Named after the first names of the group’s members, Peter Bjorn & John make textured, irrepressible pop-rock with an indie sound but adult-contemporary acceptance: Its 2006 hit “Young Folks,” ubiquitous in the U.K., was featured as the theme music of “Gossip Girl,” and years later, “Second Chance” was immortalized in a “Grey’s Anatomy” episode.

Opening night of “Cloud Nine” at Studio One Theatre at FAU, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 7 p.m.; $20; 954/462-0222 or

This controversial play by British playwright Caryl Churchill kicks off Florida Atlantic University’s 2011-2012 theater season with a provocative spark. It’s a two-act play, with the first act set in British colonial Africa in Victorian times and the second in a London park in 1979; the same actors appear in both acts but inhabit different characters. To confuse things more, we have a nine-character ensemble to follow. Linking colonial

oppression with sexual oppression, Churchill’s confrontational work was a hit off-Broadway and displays a variety of sexual infidelities and eccentricities. The play runs through Oct. 2.


Kula and Kula at Caldwell Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 3 and 7 p.m.; $26 to $36; 561/241-7432 or

The Caldwell Theatre will celebrate the American Jewish New Year with this special variety program featuring two multitalented Kulas (or perhaps Kulim, for the Hebrew speakers). Aaron Kula, music director for FAU Libraries’ acclaimed ensemble in residence, the Klezmer Company Orchestra, will bring his band’s multicultural fusion sound to the theater stage. He will be joined by the influential rabbi Irwin Kula, an author, media commentator and curator who will speak on the spirit of the holiday. This was originally slated as a single 3 p.m. performance, but the theater added a 7 o’clock show to meet an overwhelming demand.


Russell Banks at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 8 p.m.; free; 305/442-4408 or

For his latest work, acclaimed Canadian author Russell Banks – famous for “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Rule of the Bone” – has taken inspiration from one of South Florida’s most shameful stories of the past decade: the colony of homeless sex offenders, shunned by society, who were forced to live in tents on the Julia Tuttle Causeway. In his new book “Lost Memory of Skin,” Banks explores the life of a newly incarcerated sex offender, forbade by the government to live within 2,500 feet of a child, who takes up residence under a South Florida causeway and is eventually discovered by a sociology professor eager to study the man for his research into homelessness and recidivism by sex offenders. Hear Banks discuss this latest, bracingly honest and surprisingly humorous novel about humanity’s fringes.


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