The majority of Carol Prusa's work evokes chin-scratching, as performance art and installation pieces tend to do. Back in April, she created a hairball quilt for an event called Showtel at Hotel Biba in West Palm Beach, while her recent exhibit at ArtCenter in Fort Lauderdale, entitled "Out of Nature," displayed seductive and intricate nature paintings. Prusa's new exhibit is called "From Our Belly." On display through December 12, the exhibit features drawings and paintings which celebrate the landscape of the body. "The exhibition will show much of my work from the past two years," Prusa explains. "The title references aspects of many of the paintings, such as intestines as metaphor for labyrinth, a collective gut response to major critical events like war and the collective ability to regenerate." Sounds heavy, but don't be afraid. It's just art. The exhibit takes place at the Art Gallery of Broward Community College's South Campus (7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines) and Prusa gives a lecture at 7 p.m. Call 954-201-8895. -- Audra Schroeder
Eat and Be Seen
Look Posh While You Nosh is a multi-restaurant event sponsored by local retailer A Nose for Clothes. And while it's essentially a preholiday soiree, it's also an excuse to sample some free food. Visit Michaels' Kitchen (3359 Sheridan St., Hollywood) on Thursday at 11 a.m. to taste eclectic culinary delights with owner Michael Blum. On Friday, get fancy at Pete's (21306 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton) from 5 to 7 p.m. with chef Alex Zingotita. And on Saturday, chef and owner Kevin McCarthy cooks up some American fare at Armadillo Café (835 N. Nob Hill Rd., Plantation) at 1 p.m. The chef or owner of each eatery offers advice for holiday party planning, and visitors can also enter a contest to win gift certificates and a $250 shopping spree from A Nose for Clothes. Call 305-532-3467. -- Audra Schroeder
It's Just a Walk in the Park
Way back in 1959, the Museum of Art put together the Promenade in the Park, and it's been going strong ever since. Promenade happens to be tucked away in the largely local Holiday Park and the adjoining War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale), however, so it doesn't get the immediate recognition of, say, the Las Olas Art Festival, which closes down one of the city's main drags to hawk kitsch. Promenade in the Park features carnival-type rides and a midway, booths that vend everything from snacks to jewelry, and three days of live entertainment, with headliners including the Little River Band, Jimmy Buffett wannabes David Soreff and the Coral Reef Revue, and ubiquitous cover band the Fabulons. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $5 to $7. Call 954-655-0113. -- Dan Sweeney
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