Pickin' and paintin' at the Hard Rock
THU 7/21 Not all rock 'n' roll memorabilia is destined for "do not touch" status on the walls of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); some of it's there for you to pick up and -- if you have the dough -- take home to put on your own walls. And if you head over to the Hard Rock now through July 24 for the "Rock Art Show," you might be able to lay off eBay for a while.
Equal parts art exhibit, collectibles sale, and music history lesson, the "Rock Art Show" has stuff you won't see on your normal trip to the slot machines -- items like Grace Slick's handwritten lyrics to "White Rabbit"; Jerry Garcia's landscape painting of New York City (Dawn at the Ritz); a cross-generational portrait of the Who by bassist John Entwistle (Generations); and a Christlike photograph of Sting in a loin cloth (Francesco Scavullo's Sting). Other artifacts include a photo montage by Baron Wolman, Rolling Stonemagazine's first photographer. And what rock exhibit would be complete without the obligatory Beatles art? This one's got everything from Ron Campbell's Saturday Morning Beatles cartoon stills to Ringo Starr's latest computer-generated paintings (hey, at least he's not still making Schwab commercials).
Movies from memory lane
FRI 7/22 The '90s? That's, like, ancient history, man! Just watching a movie from that decade is enough to induce a flashback to those bygone days of grunge rock and Monicagate. And that's precisely the idea behind Late Night Flashback, the bi-weekly film screenings at Fountains 8 Cinemas (801 S. University Dr., Plantation). Each week brings a different flick from the premillennial days -- some even stretching back to the '80s. This week's feature is 1994's Pulp Fiction, the film that brought Quentin Tarantino and his sexy, ass-kicking muse, Uma Thurman, into the national spotlight. It certainly didn't hurt John Travolta's reputation either. Who says Scientologists can't be cool (Tom Cruise notwithstanding)? The screenings take place Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5.25. Call 954-472-6246. -- Jason Budjinski