The first monthly installment of this brand-spanking-new-to-South-Florida event will take place Thursday night from 7 to 9 at the Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show (3599 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale). Torchy promises that it isn't just an excuse to drink. There will be live burlesque performances, as well as gals in fixed poses so that all you little Picassos can get your sketch on. (Or, shall we say, get your Toulouse Lautrec at the Moulin Rouge on.) Seriously, bring a sketchpad and pencil. Or charcoal. Or pen. Or whatever other materials your little artist desires. Your paper renditions of these models might finally knock the socks off that stuffy old art teacher who said you ain't got no skills.
Entry is $12 the day of the event or $10 in advance. For more info, contact Torchy directly at www.myspace.com/drsketchysoflo.
Thu., Oct. 2, 7 p.m., 2008