The Dinosaur Exhibition at the Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History may be housed in the cool confines of a display hall, but it details how hot things got for the poor dinos before they started dropping like flies. The skulls and bones on display include those of a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Velociraptor, and an Edmontosaur, the leg bones of which reach the ceiling. The show retraces history from the era of the early dinosaurs to the rise of mammals. The dinosaur portion concludes, appropriately enough, with a collection of meteorite fragments. Chunks of the space debris supposedly plunged to Earth and lit the place up, frying the dinos in their skins. The museum, located at 481 S. Federal Hwy., Dania, is open every day except Monday. Admission prices range from $4 to $6. Call 954-925-7770.
Whether they like heavy metal or not, anyone with an ear for rock guitar has to admit that George Lynch can flick the frets with the best of 'em. The lead guitarist laid down the licks for Dokken's Breaking the Chains in 1982 and really ripped it up on the group's breakthrough 1984 album, Tooth and Nail, which had critics putting him in a league with Eddie Van Halen. When Dokken split up in 1989, Lynch formed the Lynch Mob and released a couple of marginal albums before going solo in 1993. He hooked up with Dokken again for a reunion record in 1995 and continues to inspire heavy-duty guitar wannabes. He'll demonstrate why today when he conducts a free guitar clinic at 7 p.m. at MARS, 5300 N. Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-938-7962.