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Passion for Fashion

THU 1/22 As any style icon will tell you, it's not the clothes that make the man (or woman); it's the accessories. Think about it: Pee-wee Herman has his bow tie. Michael Jackson has his glove. Ben Affleck has J-Lo. You gotta give credit to curator Lori Durante for her creativity with the "Hats, Handbags & Gloves"exhibit at the Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History (322 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach). She rounded up some surprising artifacts -- including boxing gloves from Everlast, latex gloves from Kimberly-Clark, and a limited-edition 2005 handbag designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. After viewing this exhibit, you'll be older, wiser, and more stylish, and you'll be able to wow any Tibetan sheep herders you run into, since you'll know how big their flocks are by counting the number of yarn strings in their hats. The exhibit runs through February 22. Call 561-243-2662. -- Deidra FuncheonPop Soup

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SAT 1/24 Campbell's Soup is good food, and apparently it's good art too. Or at least, it was in 1960s New York City. The Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th St., North Miami) takes inspiration from the glammed-out life of Andy Warhol for its Pop Soup Party, held from 8 to 11 p.m. Upon arrival, each ticketholder gets a can of soup that can then be exchanged for door prizes, including designer clothes, spa treatments, and tickets for sporting and cultural events. Proceeds from the charity event benefit MoCA's Permanent Collection Acquisition Fund. Tickets cost $125 in advance, $150 at the door. Call 305-893-6211. -- Dan SweeneyMonkey See, Monkey Doo-Doo

TUE 1/27 The Morikami Museum (4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach) has been on a monkey bender. But that's not a bad thing. You see, 'tis the Japanese Year of the Monkey, and in celebration, Morikami presents "Monkeys Three: The Colker Collection." The motif of the three monkeys that hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil has been used in movies, TV (Three Stooges, anyone?), and other venues of pop culture. But the history of the threesome goes back to the 14th Century, when images of the monkeys began appearing on charms to ensure health. Soon, each monkey was used to illustrate a teaching of Confucius, emphasizing right action rather than no action. Who knew the furry symbols of morality would be co-opted for a modern-day lampoon of political figures? Check out "Monkeys Three" through March 21. Call 561-495-0233. -- Audra Schroeder

 
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